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Personally Thank President Trump Today

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While implying that his vote for the authorization of the use of military force against Iraq was a mistake, former Vice President Joe Biden offered a perplexing explanation for his decision.

Biden told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell he gave then-President Bush the green light to use the United States Armed Forces against Sadaam Hussein’s regime in Iraq even though he didn’t believe Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

Biden’s revelation is particularly surprising given the crux of the argument for going into Iraq was predicated on the assumption Sadaam Hussein had WMDs.  

What’s worse is that Biden, Delaware’s then-senior senator, passionately argued in favor of preemptive military action against Iraq for that very reason.

Biden’s confidence, and that of other Democrats, Republicans, and the intelligence community helped rally the American public to unite behind the march to war.

Before the insurgency emerged after the overthrow of Saddam’s dictatorship, it was fashionable to criticize the first Bush administration for not pushing coalition forces into Baghdad in 1991.

In a 1998 Senate hearing, Biden explicitly stated that the only way to disarm Iraq was “taking Sadaam down.”

Hussein was justifiably in America’s crosshairs for years over continued human rights abuses and flagrantly violating United Nations Security Council Resolutions after the first Gulf War. Yet it slowly became clear after the 2003 invasion, the policymakers didn’t take into account the threat of guerilla warfare or the challenges of democratization, to say nothing of the intelligence failure.  

Though the invasion of Iraq was swift and decisive, U.S. casualties mounted in the ensuing occupation and insurgency. Four thousand four hundred and ninety-six American service members ultimately perished.

As did hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.

And Joe Biden now claims he knew all along Saddam Hussein never had WMDs.

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Personally Thank President Trump Today

Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Don
Don
10 months ago

Well, he’s a pathological liar who can’t remember what he said yesterday so it’s just more propaganda….and stupid. Hussein used it on the Kurds before and we know he shipped them to Syria and Assad who used them also.

John Vieira
10 months ago
Reply to  Don

I wonder sometimes??? By the way maybe they thought that he still had some of the stuff left over from what Reagan gave him to use on the Iranians???

Dr. Rene' Monroe
10 months ago
Reply to  Don

Oh Boy!!! Biden is running for President with his main nap time in congress. Gentleman there are congress taps on him continually napping in the sessions of congress!! If you can find these taps, OUR party the Republicans for Trump should be a land slides!!! I really think this election is going to be a great landslide. Thank you demarcates for electing a loser to run against our great President Trump and family. Dr. Rene’ Monroe

scot_belle
scot_belle
10 months ago

Apparently, Biden chose to “go along, to get along”….regarding his vote?
No surprise there.
However, there were WMD’s …USED…in Iraq, also shipped out to Syria
and…my 2nd son was “boots on the ground” during Desert Storm.
Returning Military…made the claim that they saw WMD’s there in Iraq
…and these were secured by our Forces there. MSM…was silent!!

N/A
N/A
10 months ago

SLEEPING ??? JOE BIDEN is nothing but a DELUSIONAL HABITUAL LIAR, FRAUD and RADICAL RACIST BIGOT . That needs to be ADMITTED INTO THE NEAREST MENTAL INSTITUTION FOR THE DERANGED AND DEPLORABLE LOWLIFES. He has never ever told the TRUTH in his WHOLE LIFE. He has LIED to his FIRST WIFE and his WHOLE FAMILY.
That why his TWO brothers his Daughter and his only son HUNTER are in the state they are in .

AMFER
10 months ago
Reply to  N/A

Couldn’t agree with you more! Biden is nothing more than pond scum – along with his previous boss.

Gary
Gary
10 months ago
Reply to  N/A

Wait. You just described Trump, except that Trump lies so much more and has other worse terrible characteristics.

JackPowersIII
JackPowersIII
10 months ago
Reply to  Gary

And you Gary must have been paid, or somehow you’re being paid by people like George Soros to write here what you have. So listen punk, ignorant idiots who just repeat what they’re are told without doing their own exhaustive research, will perish. Not a damned one of ya’s knows how to fight or plan for a battle. You are the one with “terrible characteristics.” You are the one who will not last long in this era.

Cheryl
Cheryl
10 months ago
Reply to  Gary

Sounds like a real idiot that was a Bernie supporter guess what he is going to lose and so is Biden they are both good for nothing if they were in office they would have done nothing and we would all be dying or dead! So grow up and know what your talking about before you shoot your big mouth off