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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:20 PM

42. You mean this Joe who called Obama naive for not voting for Bush's war? And praised Hillary

for her vote? And whose wife made her living as a CIA officer and no doubt benefited greatly from the very technology they're bemoaning? Oh, and who campaigned against Obama. This is only one of several hit pieces he did in support of Hillary (who I believe was a fine SoS and would make a good president should she choose to run).

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-wilson/legitimate-questions-of-j_b_100080.html

"Saddam was a serial violator of human rights, had started two wars in the region in the previous decade, continued to threaten his neighbors, including Israel, which he once said he would destroy with weapons of mass destruction. We may not have fully understood how little remained of his WMD arsenal, but were we really willing in the aftermath of 9/11 to give him a free pass, as Obama's rewriting of history suggests he might have done?

The approach of tough diplomacy backed by the threat of military action was the correct one and it yielded exactly the desired results, a unanimously passed U.N. resolution and the capitulation of Saddam when he readmitted the inspectors.

The betrayal occurred not when the president was given the tools he needed to secure international support for inspections, but rather when Bush refused to allow the inspectors to complete their work and decided preemptively to invade, conquer and occupy Iraq.

That decision and power was his alone -- not the Congress' and certainly not Hillary Clinton's. Obama is wrong to turn Bush's war into Clinton's responsibility. And Obama is dangerously na•ve in failing to understand the need in international crises to blend tough diplomacy with the other foreign policy tools at our disposal to achieve a strong national security posture."

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He goes on to say stuff about Rev. Wright. Blah blah. BS BS.

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