I wonder sometimes whether the bloggers across the 'Net who have joined in the chant about Dems rewriting history have simply forgotten the leadup to the war, or are being actively dishonest in their eagerness to support the Reeps.
Really: Is it possible that all these people have really forgotten that the stated purpose of the Iraq resolution was to give the administration leverage to compel Saddam to cooperate with UN inspectors -- that war was to be used as a last resort?
Can it be that they don't understand that, for all the evidence Congress allegedly had access to about the "threat" posed by Iraq, they made the authorization to use force contingent on the production of more evidence -- proof even?
Do these people really not see the relevance of all the mounting evidence that Gee-Dub and company never intended to give the diplomatic process a chance?
Is it possible that they're just so f@cking dense that they don't understand that by ignoring the resolution's insistence that force be used only as a last resort, the administration took us to war illegally?
Or are they just so eager to feel justified that, like the Reeps Currently in Charge, they just don't give a $#!+ about the truth, and will grab onto any idiotic chant that sounds remotely plausible?
Do they realize they're the ones rewriting history?
"This is not a blank check for the use of force against Iraq for any reason. It is an authorization for the use of force, if necessary, to compel Iraq to disarm, as it promised after the Gulf War."
--Senator Joe Biden; October 10, 2002
"We have an obligation to lead the efforts to disarm Saddam Hussein. In the process, we may tragically end up at war with Iraq. But my prayer, my prayer is that by passing this resolution, we will not have to go to war against Iraq."
--Senator Mike DeWine; October 10, 2002
"So it is with conviction that I support this resolution as being in the best interests of our Nation. A vote for it is not a vote to rush to war; it is a vote that puts awesome responsibility in the hands of our President. And we say to him: Use these powers wisely and as a last resort."
--Senator Hillary Clinton; October 10, 2002
"Given the President’s recent statements of support for action through the U.N.; if he were to invade Iraq now after passage of the resolution, he would have completely misled Congress and the American people."
--Senator Chuck Schumer; October 10, 2002