Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs
The headline is misleading. "programs vs. Weapons" big difference.
Now, before anyone says something, I support Bush on this and believe what we did was 100% correct. But according to the above quote, Clinton did not say they had such weapons, but instead was taking action to prevent them from developing such weapons. This would be a "preemptive" attack.
I would suggest an alternative headline:
Clinton Launches Preemptive Strike in Iraq
Cites possibility of Iraq's development of WMD as threat to Security of America
posted on 02/07/2004 12:02:51 PM PST
(We found Saddam faster then Hillary found the Rose Law firms billing records.)
Ok, Clinton used the term "program" in this speech. If I recall correctly, he was just a co-president and rather busy with other affairs. Here's his other half's take on the subject:
"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 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
posted on 02/07/2004 12:38:54 PM PST
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