AMERICAblog: Rumsfeld jumps on the Dems too
John in DC makes a good point about the latest talking points: "Rumsfeld joined Bush today in saying that lots of Democrats said the same thing about Saddam Hussein that they did - namely, that he was a bad man.
Great. But Bill Clinton and the Democratic Congress never declared war on Iraq. The Democrats saw the SAME evidence as Bush yet THEY decided to use sanctions, the UN, targeted military operations, and diplomacy to contain Iraq, and it worked. Until Bush invaded, that is.
So what Bush and Rummy are now admitting is that they had the same information that Clinton had, yet Clinton decided that invading Iraq was a dumb idea, while Bush deciced that invading Iraq was going to be a 'cake walk.' Remember that phrase?
Yes, Mr. President, keep using this argument. Bill Clinton had the same information Bush had, yet Clinton didn't launch a poorly planned and executed war that has now turned into a quagmire and a money-hole, threatening to destabilize the entire region and fanning the flames of anti-American hatred and terror.
So you're telling us you're an idiot. I feel better already."