I heard this on the way into work the other morning, not sure if it was Kirby Wilbur on KVI or Sytman and Boze on KTTH but I sure did not hear or see anything on it from any of the MSM.
The story is Hillary Clinton was asked about her vote to authorize military force in Iraq and here is a good recap of what she said but the main response was:
She said she was misled by President Bush about the resolution. "He said at the time he was going to the United Nations to put inspectors back into Iraq, to figure out whether they still had any WMD," she said, adding, "He took the authority that others and I gave him and he misused it."The problem for Hillary is the resolution was titled "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq." It was not titled Authorization for the Use of Weapons Inspectors in Iraq.
This reminded me of a comedy bit by Lewis Black who was talking about the Monica Lewinsky scandal when then President Clinton tried to claim that oral sex was not in fact sex. As Lewis Black said, they way you can tell that it is in fact sex is that the word sex is part of the name.
Another problem for Hillary was a resolution for an amendment requiring the United Nations Security Council approval for an invasion that Hillary voted against. In addition, Hillary's speech on the Senate floor before the vote can be found here and includes such things as this:
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, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001.
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. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well affects American security.
More information on the Iraq War Resolution can be found here, including a list of Democrats that voted to authorize the use of military force in Iraq, such as: