Bill “Because I Could” Clinton said the Bush administration had decided to invade Iraq “virtually alone and before UN inspections were completed, with no real urgency, no evidence that there were weapons of mass destruction.”
No real urgency? Does this mean Bill Clinton is admitting he bombed Iraq to deflect attention away from his personal legal troubles? Because if the danger in Iraq presented “no real urgency” then how should these quotes be interpreted?
February 16, 1993 - “The regime of Saddam Hussein continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, as well as to regional peace and security.
June 26, 1993 - “… the Iraqi attack against President Bush was an attack against our country and against all Americans… Saddam Hussein has demonstrated repeatedly that he will resort to terrorism or aggression if left unchecked…”
April 7, 1994 - “Continued vigilance is necessary because we believe that Saddam Hussein is committed to rebuilding his weapons of mass destruction (WMD) capability.
August 2, 1999 - “We are convinced that as long as Saddam Hussein remains in power, he will continue to threaten the well-being of his people, the peace of the region, and vital U.S. interests. … Iraq remains a serious threat to international peace and security.”
Is he lying now or was he lying then?