Letter: Democrats agreed Hussein a threat

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Regarding the May 20 letter “More probing reveals nothing new,” Metre Ogdee should get the facts straight before speaking about the “lies of a Republican administration” and weapons of mass destruction. It wasn’t President Bush who decided to go to war, it was the United States Congress who voted to go to war in Iraq.

If Ogdee and other liberal folks would check www.snopes.com/politics/war/wmdquotes.asp, they would learn of quotes from Democrats who knew there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq: President Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Sandy Berger, Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, Robert Byrd, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton’s quote from Oct. 10, 2002, states: “In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his weapons delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al-Qaida 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.”

John Kerry’s quote ends with “so the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real.”

Regarding Benghazi, it was Hillary Clinton’s failure and President Obama’s. Where were they?

Ruthie Westlund

Vancouver