A Rainbow of Thought- The Democrats on Iraq

A plethora of thought…

…a rainbow of ideas.

Saddam (Hussein) must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons.

Former President Bill Clinton
December 16, 1998

Generals were telling me, “We don’t have enough troops in Iraq,” and “There aren’t enough people on the ground,” adding, The way you honor the troops and the way you provide a policy to America is to do everything possible to win.

John F. Kerry
June, 2005


Saddam is gone. It’s a good thing, but I don’t agree with what was done.

Former President Bill Clinton
November 16, 2005

Our military has done everything that has been asked of them, the U.S. can not accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily. IT IS TIME TO BRING THEM HOME.

Rep. John Murtha
November 17, 2005

The House vote on Resolution 571 “Immediate Troop Withdrawal From Iraq”
Yea = 3
present = 6
Nay = 157

House Democrats
November 19, 2005

The country is now in reach of going from Saddam Hussein to self-government and, I’d add, self-protection. That would be a remarkable transformation … I saw real progress there.

Sen. Joe Leiberman
November 28, 2005

The presence of U.S. troops, presents food for the insurgency. And you need to reduce that presence.

John F. Kerry
November 30, 2005

Most U.S. troops will leave Iraq within a year because the Army is “broken, worn out” and “living hand to mouth.”

Rep. John Murtha
November 30, 2005

I will be supporting the Murtha resolution.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi,
November 30. 2005

I believe that a precipitous withdrawal of American forces in Iraq could lead to disaster, spawning a civil war, fostering a haven for terrorists and damaging our nation’s security and credibility.

House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer
November 30, 2005

Suicide bombings in Iraq fell to a seventh month low in November.

Update: How timely is this? The WAPO has an article out on “Democratic Lawmakers Splinter on Iraq” today. I’d say so!

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