Wednesday, February 04, 2004


Some Democrats forgot that they were wild about Saddam and his WMD.

If you are looking for:
John Kerry and weapons of mass destruction
or. . .
Bill Clinton and weapons of mass destruction
or. . . .
Hillary Clinton and weapons of mass destruction
or. . .
Ted Kennedy and weapons of mass destruction
you came to the right place!

We already know that Al Gore thinks SUV's are weapons of mass destruction, so we'll let him slide. (By the way, you will be immortalized in this page if you can come up with a picture of Al Gore driving by himself in the HOV lane).

Back to the subject at hand. . .

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Democrat Quotes on Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
--President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
--President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
--Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
--Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
Letter to President Clinton, signed by:
-- Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
-Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
-- Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

"There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."
Letter to President Bush, Signed by:
-- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), and others, Dec 5, 2001

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the! e means of delivering them."
-- Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
-- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
-- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."
-- Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."
-- Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
-- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."
-- Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do"
-- Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
-- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."
-- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..."
-- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003



As reported below, John Kerry rode a wave of momentum after his Iowa Caucuses victory to a decisive victory in New Hampshire. Howard Dean continued to fall down further in the all-important respectability meter as decided upon by the Beltway media. How did the New England candidates fare as they fanned out across the country with the likes of John Edwards and Wesley Clark? Momentum was the key for John Kerry to pick up states by virtual default, while the "favorite son" component worked for John Edwards in one state and the Churchillian efforts of Clark's blood, sweat and tears worked for him in another.

As David Brooks pointed out in the New York Times (2 days after I made the assertion), "momentum" is the key. Kerry was able to translate the momentum he gained from Iowa into victory in New Hampshire. After New Hampshire, the momentum became a self-fulfilling prophecy. He was able to coast to victories in Arizona, New Mexico, North Dakota, Delaware and most importantly, Missouri.

John Edwards openly admitted that his campaign would be sunk if he did not win South Carolina, where he was born. Unlike Kerry who didn't have to vary his stump speech to address sun drenched crowds in Arizona and frozen fans in North Dakota, Edwards had to and was able to craft a message tailore made for the South Carolina ear. He spoke of his humble roots and connection to the Palmetto State.

Clark too, used his neighboring home state of Arkansas to an advantage in Oklahoma. By throwing the campaign and kitchen sink into Oklahoma, Clark was able to make some noise in the Western Front but won by a hair of a percentage.

Let's take a look at the "February 7" states and their polls, pre and post-New Hampshire. THE NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY JANUARY 27 2004.

January 24 2004, American Research Group, South Carolina poll
John Edwards has a slim lead over John Kerry and Al Sharpton while 18% are undecided.

Edwards 21%
Kerry 17%
Sharpton 15%

January 31 2004, American Research Group, South Carolina poll
John Kerry has won New Hampshire, and favorite son John Edwards gains some respect in New Hampshire. Undecideds break for Kerry and Edwards, Sharpton and others fade.

Edwards 30%
Kerry 23%
Sharpton 10%

January 25 2004, American Research Group, Arizona poll
Kerry's Iowa victory has already wiped out Dean's spurs in the desert and Clark is nipping at his heels, Undecideds are a big factor, still.

Kerry 24%
Clark 21%

January 31 2004, American Research Group, Arizona poll
Winter Storm Kerry is felt all the way from the ski slopes of Manchester to the golf courses in the Valley of the Sun. There is a near direct correlation to the break from Undecideds to Kerry.

Kerry 32%
Clark 21%

January 25 2004, American Research Group, Oklahoma poll
Howard Dean has gone from a comfortable lead in December to single digits after the Iowa debacle. Consquently, Clark (from neighboring Arkansas) has reaped the benefits with a lead before the New Hampshire primary.

Clark 23%
Edwards 18%
Kerry 17%

January 31 2004, American Research Group, Oklahoma poll
Educated in European boarding schools, graduate of an Ivy League college, a liberal from Massachusetts named John Kerry suddenly resonates in Oklahoma? I smell post New Hampshire momentum

Clark 25%
Kerry 23%
Edwards 18%


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