September 26, 2004

"We have got to force them to comply, and we are doing so militarily"

The Daschle v Thune blog posted this tasty morsel of hypocrisy:

In 1998 when Bill Clinton was President:
"Look, we have exhausted virtually our diplomatic effort to get the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law. Given that, what other option is there but to force them to do so? … This is the key question. And the answer is, we don't have another option. We have got to force them to comply, and we are doing so militarily."

— Tom Daschle Senate Democratic Leader talking about Iraq with a Democrat President.

In 2003 when George W. Bush was President:
"I'm saddened, saddened that this president failed so miserably at diplomacy that we're now forced to war. Saddened that we have to give up one life because this president couldn't create the kind of diplomatic effort that was so critical for our country."

— Tom Daschle Senate Democratic Leader talking about Iraq with a Republican President.

Posted by John Weidner at September 26, 2004 4:22 PM
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