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Boxer, whose stomach is so sensitive, might want to avoid her own history of “lies” about Iraq’s WMDs. In 2002, she said, “Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction; and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement.”

The late Ted Kennedy was equally blunt: “There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein’s regime is a serious danger, that he is a tyrant, and that his pursuit of lethal weapons of mass destruction cannot be tolerated. He must be disarmed.” The list of Democrats who said identical things includes Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, and many more. Fifty-eight percent of Democratic senators voted in favor of the resolution to use force against Hussein in 2002.

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Sure, Bush made mistakes; but he corrected them in time to salvage the sacrifices of more than 4,000 Americans. When he handed off Iraq to Obama in 2009, it was a success.

Too hard won? Not worth it? That’s a debate Republicans are still having. But Democrats aren’t engaged in debate. They’re engaged in a deceitful effort to distort history.


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