Democrats well aware of Saddam’s threats |

Democrats well aware of Saddam’s threats

Dear Editor,

Here are a few more irrelevant quotes from politicians for your readers to chew on.

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

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

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

“I will be voting to give the president the authority to use force – if necessary – to disarm Saddam 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 Kerry, Oct. 9, 2002.

“In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile 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 will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.” – Sen. Hillary Clinton, Oct. 10, 2002.

Bob Anderson

Glenwood Springs

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