Biden Claims He Didn’t Believe Hussein Had WMDs Despite Vote

Advertisement
Personally Thank President Trump Today

Warning: Explicit Language

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.

Advertisement
Personally Thank President Trump Today

Avatar

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
30 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
trackback
10 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Find More Information here on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback
10 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Information on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback
9 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Here you will find 97359 additional Information to that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback
9 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More on to that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback
9 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More here on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback
9 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More here on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback
9 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Find More Information here on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback
9 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Find More Information here to that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback
8 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Info to that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback
8 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Info to that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback
8 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More Info here on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback
8 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Find More on to that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Info on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] There you can find 62975 additional Info on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Info to that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback
8 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Here you will find 4761 more Information on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback
7 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] There you can find 7940 additional Info on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Find More here to that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] There you will find 68105 more Information on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback
7 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More on to that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback
7 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More to that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Information to that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More here on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More here on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More to that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Info on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Information on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]

trackback
6 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Find More here on that Topic: americandefensenews.com/2020/03/10/biden-claims-he-didnt-believe-hussein-had-wmds-despite-vote/ […]


People, Places & Things