Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Making of a Legacy

The American Spectator In Their Own Words

In the effort to alleviate the Democrats short-term memory loss there are two quotes from the article I would like to note. They are from the President of the United States outlining the threat:

"In the next century, the community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now -- a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists, drug traffickers, or organized criminals who travel the world among us unnoticed. If we fail to respond today, Saddam, and all those who would follow in his footsteps, will be emboldened tomorrow by the knowledge that they can act with impunity, even in the face of a clear message from the United Nations Security Council, and clear evidence of a weapons of mass destruction program." (Bill Clinton, Remarks At The Pentagon, 2/17/98)

"Let's imagine the future. What if he fails to comply and we fail to act, or we take some ambiguous third route, which gives him yet more opportunities to develop this program of weapons of mass destruction and continue to press for the release of the sanctions and continue to ignore the solemn commitments that he made? Well, he will conclude that the international community has lost its will. He will then conclude that he can go right on and do more to rebuild an arsenal of devastating destruction. And some day, some way, I guarantee you he'll use the arsenal. And I think every one of you who has really worked on this for any length of time, believes that, too."
(Bill Clinton, Remarks At The Pentagon, 2/17/98)

Those two quotes clearly identify a grave and imminent threat to the national interests of the United States. So why did they choose to not act to eliminate the threat? Was 'containment', which is the international community losing its will to eliminate the threat, not allowing Saddam to fall into the reasoning pattern described by Clinton in the second quote?

Why, Mr. Clinton, after clearly identifying the threat, did you not eliminate it when you had the chance?

And now you run around saying things like THIS.

Building a better legacy, one lie at a time.

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