Joe Biden In 2002 At The Senate Floor Explains Why He Supports Giving Bush Authorization To Attack Iraq
Here's Joe BIden in 2002, on the floor of the Senate, explaining why he supports giving Bush authorization to attack Iraq. Add to this his support for regime change in Libya and decide for yourself if you trust Joe Biden to determine who should rule Venezuela: pic.twitter.com/0xt9XdAosl
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Mr. President, the resolution now before the Congress, similarly, is clear and more focused than previous drafts. It is not perfect, but it acknowledges the core concerns that Senator Lugar, I, and others raised and that have been raised by such Senators as HAGEL and SPECTER and many others.
Considered in the context of the President’s speech this week, and his address last month to the United Nations General Assembly, this resolution, though still imperfect, deserves our support. Let me explain why.
First, the objective is more clearly and carefully stated. The objective is to compel Iraq to destroy its illegal weapons of mass destruction and its programs to develop and produce missiles and more of those weapons.
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Mr. President, President Bush did not lash out precipitously after 9/11. He did not snub the U.N. or our allies. He did not dismiss a new inspection regimes. He did not ignore the Congress. At each pivotal moment, he has chosen a course of moderation and deliberation.
And I believe he will continue to do so – at least that is my fervent hope.
I wish he would turn down the rhetorical excess in some cases because I think it undercuts the decision he ends up making. But in each case, in my view, he has made the right rational and calm, deliberate decision.
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