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Bernie Sanders Demagoguery against Hillary Clinton on the Iraq War Resolution

Steve Leser: "There is so much revisionist history pushed regarding that vote that I bet most folks donít even know they are engaging in revisionism."

The Iraq War Resolution vote, like UN Security Council Resolution 1441 that occurred within a few weeks of each other were efforts to pressure Iraq to allow UN Weapons Inspectors back into the country. Allowing UN Weapons Inspectors into the country for a continuous inspection regime was part of a deal that Iraq struck in order for a cease fire to be put into effect at the end of the first Gulf War in 1991. This deal was enshrined in several UN Security Council Resolutions and were imposed on Iraq because Iraq had engaged in an unprovoked war of aggression against Kuwait and attempted to annex that small country.

In case anyone is unaware, engaging in an unprovoked war of aggression is a war crime.

So the Iraq War Resolution and UN Security Council 1441 were part of enforcing international law against a dictator and country that had engaged in a serious war crime.

Hillary Clinton Floor Speech A.U.M.F. Use of Force Vote
October 10, 2002

While there is no perfect approach to this thorny dilemma, and while people of good faith and high intelligence can reach diametrically opposed conclusions, I believe the best course is to go to the UN for a strong resolution that scraps the 1998 restrictions on inspections and calls for complete, unlimited inspections with cooperation expected and demanded from Iraq.

Even though the resolution before the Senate is not as strong as I would like in requiring the diplomatic route first and placing highest priority on a simple, clear requirement for unlimited inspections, I will take the President at his word that he will try hard to pass a UN resolution and will seek to avoid war, if at all possible.

If we get the resolution and Saddam does not comply, then we can attack him with far more support and legitimacy than we would have otherwise

Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Live Stream


Hillary Clinton's First National TV Ad

Posted by BlueStateLib | Tue Oct 6, 2015, 10:18 AM (5 replies)

I got banned from the sanders group for posting this

usually each side gets equal amount of tickets so the audience can't be stacked for one side or another

Sandersís Screwy Mideast Strategy

A problem with Sandersís limited articulation of a foreign policy is that his most passionately stated position is extremely regressive and incredibly dangerous. Sanders has actually pushed for the repressive Saudi Arabian regime to engage in more intervention in the Mideast.

Selma 2015 - Every Member of Congress on Civil Rights, Ranked

For the 50th anniversary of the Selma march, we analyzed Congressional floor records, official websites and Twitter feeds to produce a Civil Rights intensity league table - a combination of how liberal or conservative Members of Congress are on Civil Rights, and how vocal they are on the subject.

Those at the top of the list are the biggest champions of Civil Rights; all Members of Congress are ranked 1 through 518 (there are 17 Members of Congress for whom we couldnít find reliable data). Use Command+F (or CTRL+F) to look up a specific name.


Huey Long

Posted by BlueStateLib | Tue Sep 1, 2015, 08:20 PM (7 replies)

Hillary and Tom Harkin mingle with the crowd at the Iowa state fair


Banking and Finance: Bernie Sanders vs Hillary & Elizabeth Warren

Scale -10 to +10

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