Monday, January 24, 2005

Did she really say THAT?!?

I went back and read what ol possum hair, Babs Boxer, said about Iraq and WMD's before HJR 114, the resolution authorizing use of force to oust Saddam and enforce UN resolutions.

I find what she said during Dr. Rice's confirmation hearing and what she's said in the past just don't mingle.

Buy hey, that's the democrats' status quo, they never own up to what they've said in the past.

I would have loved to see Dr. Rice bring some of these quotes from Boxer up last week and ask her what she was talking about.

Notice she never ask if Iraq had WMD's just asked if they'd be used.
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October 10, 2002

"To me, the issue of Iraq should be approached in the following way. Iraq must be held to its word that it will submit to thorough inspections and dismantlement of weapons of mass destruction. Let me repeat that: Iraq must be held to its word that it will submit to thorough inspections and dismantlement of weapons of mass destruction."

"The weapons they have are a threat to the world. The world must respond."
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October 03, 2002

"Will Iraq use chemical or biological weapons against our troops?"

"Will Iraq launch chemical or biological weapons against Israel?"

"How will we secure Iraqi chemical and biological weapons once the fighting starts?"

"How do we make sure such weapons do not get into the hands of terrorists or terrorist nations?"

"I do not doubt that Iraq is up to no good. I know they are. That is why I voted for the Iraq Liberation Act. We know that Iraq has biological and chemical weapons and that they used them against Iran and against its own Kurdish minority. We know that following the Persian Gulf war, Iraq promised to abide by the demands of the U.N. but failed to live up to its commitment. They have not allowed unfettered inspections. They have lied about chemical and biological weapons programs. And they continue to seek the capability to produce nuclear weapons."

"I do not doubt that there are some members of al-Qaida in Iraq."

"Iraq must be held to its word, as expressed in U.N. resolutions, that it will submit to thorough inspections and dismantlement of weapons of mass destruction, period."

"Let's repeat that. Iraq must be held to its word that it will submit to thorough inspections, unfettered inspections, and dismantlement of weapons of mass destruction, period. That is what they agreed to. They signed on the dotted line to do it. And that is what must happen. Those were United Nations resolutions, and we must work for an updated resolution ensuring that such unfettered inspections do take place or there will be consequences. These weapons are a threat to the world, and the world must respond. I believe if we handle this right, the world will respond."

"But there is no doubt in my mind that we should lay out that path and try for complete, unfettered inspections, with nothing off limits, to be followed by dismantlement of those weapons."