Election eve warmup (Part 1)

Tomorrow is election day.

What a simple sentence, right? A lot of blood and suffering and treasure has been spent over 230 years to make that sentence possible. It’s a wonderful thing to contemplate, this system of ours. That is why it’s so important that you go to vote tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s elections, once again, are critical to the future of our country. President George W. Bush has made decisions I have vehemently disagreed with. I think the Republican Congress has overstepped its bounds on spending. I am not happy. However, the prospects of having a Congress controlled by the Democrats is so scary, so terrifying, that I have only one choice in the matter. Do we want the likes of Rangel, Pelosi, Conyers, and Kennedy to take over the Congress and start passing laws that are anathema to the American spirit? Do we want our tax cuts taken away? Do we want a Congress that is so cowardly that they will bow and scrape before our enemies and do whatever they can to weaken this nation. I don’t.

We are a divided, contentious country in these days. I am not sorry for this as much as sad. Since 2000, the loons on the left have co-opted debate in such a fashion that we have been reduced to fighting back with the same tactics. If any of you are seriously considering voting against Republicans because of the war in Iraq, let me direct you to the following quotes from the very people who now say Bush lied.

“One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line.” –President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

“If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program.” –President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

“Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face” –Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

“He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.” –Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

“We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.” –Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens Carl Levin (D-MI), Tom Daschle (D-SD), John Kerry (D-MA), and others Oct. 9, 1998

“Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.” –Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Dec 16, 1998

“Hussein has … chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.” –Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov 10, 1999

“There is no doubt that … Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies.” –Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL) and others, December 5, 2001

“We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them.” –Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sept 19, 2002

“We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.” –Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

“Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.” –Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

“We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.” –Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Sept. 27, 2002

“The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons…” –Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV), Oct. 3, 2002

“I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force — if necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.” –Sen. John F. Kerry (D-MA), Oct. 9, 2002

“There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.” –Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Oct 10, 2002

“[Saddam] has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do.” –Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), Oct 10, 2002

“In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapon stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.” –Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Oct 10, 2002

“We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.” –Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL), Dec. 8, 2002

“Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation… And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real.” –Sen. John F. Kerry (D-MA), Jan. 23. 2003

[For sourcing check out Snopes.com. They have a laundry list of references.]

I know who I’m voting for. More to come later today.

4 thoughts on “Election eve warmup (Part 1)”

  1. There’s only one reason that all those Dems have changed their tune: political opportunism. Those cynical sons of bitches abandoned the ship when the going got tough. Is there a better definition of the word “coward”? I can’t think of one.

  2. Manny, I didn’t make these up. If you feel so inclined, you can look them up yourself. There are plenty of sources out there for you to choose from: The Congressional Record, magazines, newspapers. This is all real, despite what you may think. Here is the link to MythBuster Snopes:


    During the Clinton administration, the Dems were falling all over each other to be tougher than the toughest when it came to Saddam. Billy boy talked liked he had a pair, when it came to Iraq, but he didn’t; his Congressional sycophants just followed his lead.

  3. -“President George W. Bush has made decisions I have vehemently disagreed with. I think the Republican Congress has overstepped its bounds on spending.”


    BUT……. the alternatives would be a DISASTER!!

    Tomorrow vote for DEFENSE, SECURITY, and FREEDOM from socialist-wealth-stealing-power-hungry-terrorist-appeasing maniacs!

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