Skip to comments.Senator Dick Durbin's D-IL Press Release December 17, 1998 Supporting Military Action Against Iraq
Posted on 06/03/2003 8:57:19 PM PDT by TheEaglehasLanded
UNITED STATES SENATOR ILLINOIS DICK DURBIN P R E S S R E L E A S E
For Immediate Release Contact: Melissa Merz (202) 224-7028 December 17, 1998
DURBIN STATEMENT ON MILITARY ACTION AGAINST IRAQ
I fully support President Clinton and our national security team's decision to take swift action against Saddam Hussein.
The attack against this dictator should come as no surprise.
The record clearly shows that he has harassed American and United Nations inspectors, ordered the destruction of important documents in anticipation of inspections and hampered the ability of inspectors to carry out their mission. His defiant protection of his weapons of mass destruction cannot go unanswered.
The mission has bipartisan support, including U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee; U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN); and U.S. Sen. John Warner (R-VA), incoming Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
I call on those who question the motives of the president and his national security advisors to join with the rest of America in presenting a united front to our enemies abroad.
The men and women who are risking their lives in defense of our national and global security deserve nothing less.
Here is the link if you doubt the authenticity http://www.senate.gov/~durbin/PressReleases/981217b.htm and all his other press releases are at http://www.senate.gov/~durbin/PressReleases/index-topic2.htm
If the state republican party wasn't run by a bunch of chicago rinos it would be so easy to beat him
Perhaps someone can aid my memory on this, but I believe Durbin did a similar flip-flop re: pro-life. If I recall correctly at one time he was pro-life, but later had to switch to be a statewide democratic candidate.
If you can make that transition so easily, doing an about face on the war on terror should be a breeze.