Ed Driscoll

DEMOCRATS FOR REGIME CHANGE: The

DEMOCRATS FOR REGIME CHANGE:

The president asks the nation to consider this question: What if Saddam Hussein “fails to comply, and we fail to act, or we take some ambiguous third route which gives him yet more opportunities to develop his program of weapons of mass destruction and continue to press for the release of the sanctions and continue to ignore the solemn commitments that he made? Well, he will conclude that the international community has lost its will. He will then conclude that he can go right on and do more to rebuild an arsenal of devastating destruction.”

The president’s warnings are firm. “If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow.” The stakes, he says, could not be higher. “Some day, some way, I guarantee you, he’ll use the arsenal.”

These are the words not of President George W. Bush in September 2002 but of President Bill Clinton on February 18, 1998. (Found on American RealPolitik.)