"Nobody died when Clinton lied...."
Ok. Having been in the country, having seen the Iraqi people up close and personal, and having heard all the liberal clap-trap, knee jerk "Bush sucks" rhetoric, I must respectfully disagree with the whole assertion that Bush lied to get us into Iraq.
Were there WMD's? Certainly there were. Where they are now is still in question. What isn't in question is the fact that there was a vibrant and dedicated effort on the part of Saddam to develop, expand, and maintain a WMD arsenal including that of a nuclear nature. This is FACT. That was no lie. There are mountains of confirmed documentation from numerous credible sources that spell this out in great detail. It was the inaction of the Clinton administration that allowed Saddam to defy the world community without fear of reprisal and disguise his programs and even perhaps move his entire arsenal to where we haven't found it as of yet.
Now, on a personal level, I have seen first hand some of the lingering genetic damage that Saddam's use of WMDs in Iraq has perpetuated ON HIS OWN PEOPLE! Granted, if you asked Saddam if the Kurds were his 'own people' he would disagree, but none the less, these weapons were used. Used once makes it easier to use again. He also was the first Arab leader to successfully attack Isreal with SCUD missiles -- keep that in mind. He had both means and opportunity to deliver chemical or dirty bomb payloads into Isreal, another factually documented intention and stated goal of the Saddam regeime. Incidentally, if he were successfull, this would be a feat that would have precipitated WWIII on a nuclear retaliation beyond imagination. I would certainly consider that a credible threat as we have treaty obligations for military support towards Isreal and many other of our allied coalition.
So yes you can argue that there are other 'bad guys' out there that through the application of simpleton logic should have been addressed other then Iraq, the FACT remains that in a threat assessment potential a chemical or other attack on Isreal, one of our staunchest allies, was not only possible, but probable, and that the fact that Saddam made numerous public statements delineating this goal, does indeed lead one to take that threat more seriously.
I still support the mission we undertook in Iraq and I always will. You can hate Pres. Bush as much as you want, however, the threat was there and he responded.
Clinton sat behind closed doors attracting favors when he could have dealt with this problem long before it esclated to the point where we are today. It is his
administration that had actionable intelligence that would have ended the threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al Qeda, and it was the Clinotn administration that sat by when they could have seen to the dismantling of the Saddam stockpile of confirmed WMDs. It was the weakness of his
presidency that made us vulnerable to attack -- and that weakness was very effectivly exploited as we all know.
So perhaps we should change your saying to "Since Clinton got laid, the rest of us paid."
*** The opinions expressed herein are uniquely MY OWN and should not be construed as an endorsement of any sort by my employers or of any professional associations to which I hold membership. I can dig myself into holes just fine without their help, thank you very much***