Why do Dems say that Iraq was "Bush's war," when Dems also loved it?

I'm gonna lay down some truth right here, and if you're a liberal, it's going to hurt. Sorry.

Here are some notable DEMS who voted to invade Iraq, and helped push Bush into the Iraq war:

Joe Biden - Dem Vice President, Dem presidential candidate, Dem Senator from Delaware

Hillary Clinton - Dem First Lady, Dem Senator from New York, Dem presidential candidate, Dem Secretary of State

Harry Reid - Dem Senate majority leader; Dem Senator from Nevada

Henry Waxman - Dem rep from California, Dem house energy chairman, considered one of the most liberal house members

John Kerry - Dem Senator from Massachusetts, Dem presidential nominee, Dem Secretary of State

John Edwards - Dem vice-presidential nominee, Dem Senator from North Carolina, Dem presidential candidate

Richard Gephardt - Dem House majority and minority leader, Dem presidential candidate, Dem house rep from Missouri

Steny Hoyer - Dem House majority leader, Dem house minority whip, Dem house rep from Maryland

Charles "Chuck" Schumer - Dem Senator from New York, Dem policy committee and Senate rules committee chairman

Joe Lieberman - Dem Senator from Connecticut, Dem vice-presidential nominee

Charles "Buddy" Roemer - Dem governor of Louisiana

Carolyn Maloney - House rep from New York, prominent gun control activist

John Murtha - Dem rep from Pennsylvania, Dem house defense appropriations committee chair

Steve Israel - Dem house from New York, Dem congressional campaign committee chair

Tom Daschle - Dem Senate majority leader, Dem Senator from South Dakota, Dem nominee for HHS Secretary

Max Baucus - Dem Senate finance committee chairman, Dem Senator from Montana

Rod Blagojevich - Dem house rep from Illinois, Dem governor of Illinois

Dianne Feinstein - Dem Senate intelligence committee chair, Dem Senator from California, gun control sponsor

Isaac "Ike" Skelton - Dem house rep from Missouri, Dem house armed services committee chair

Chris Dodd - Dem Senator from Connecticut; author of Dodd-Frank financial reform bill

Byron Dorgan - Dem Senator from North Dakota, chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee

Maria Cantwell - Dem Senator from Washington, Dem chair of Senate committee on Indian affairs

Chuck Hagel - Nominee for Dem Secretary of Defense, Senator from Nebraska

Tom Harkin - Dem Senator from Iowa, Dem Senate health/education/labor chairman

Ernest "Fritz" Hollings - Dem Senator from South Carolina, Dem governor of South Carolina

Mary Landrieu - Dem Senator from Louisiana, Dem Senate small business committee chair

Jay Rockefeller - Dem Senator from West Virginia, Senate INTELLIGENCE (lol!) committee chair

Ben Nelson - Dem Senator from Nebraska, Dem governor of Nebraska

Bill Nelson - Dem Senator from Florida, Dem insurance commissioner

Zell Miller - Dem Senator from Georgia, Dem governor of Georgia

Blanche Lincoln - Dem Senator from Arkansas, Dem Senate agriculture committee chair

Herbert "Herb" Kohl - Dem Senator from Wisconsin, Dem Senate chairman on aging

WOW! And that's just SOME of the Dems who voted for war. How can you Dems possibly explain this? Sounds like y'all pushed for war just as hard as Bush, huh?

Sorry to lay some truth on you, libs. I know it stings. But are you willing to admit now that Iraq was a bipartisan war, and that many Dems pushed Bush into the war?

12 Answers

  • Nomad
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    7 years ago
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    Republicans STILL don't understand what 'compromise' means.

    It means going along with things that you don't like or agree with because it's what's best for the country. With the best information available at the time (the lies told by the Bush administration) the Iraq war seemed like what was best for the country. So plenty of Democrats compromised and voted for it.

    How does that NOT make it Bush's war? It was the Bush administration's strategy. It WAS the Bush administration's lies. It was the Bush administration's proposal. It was a Democratic compromise with the Bush Administration.

    What is your freaking point. It was Bush's war because he set it in motion.

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  • Bush and his administration were the ones who led the charge to war with Iraq, taking full advantage of the political climate of the time, in which many a spineless Democrat was so afraid of being perceived as weak on national security that they'd vote and even clamor for anything that was dressed up as part of the war on terror. You can certainly find many who voted for it, you can even find a few who puffed up their chests and got in on the banging of the war drums, but you're ******* delusional to argue that they somehow pushed Bush into it.

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  • 7 years ago

    So you're pointing out that Bush/Cheney lied the democrats into a war, and thats the democrats fault

    I guess you forgot that Cheney planted a story in the NYT about Iraq's WMD...then went on Meet the press and said "Its not just ME saying Iraq has WMD, its the NYT too!!! "

    brilliant liar is was

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  • 7 years ago

    Nope. You do realize Obama DIDN'T vote for Bush's war.

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  • 7 years ago

    Nice point. And the fact that when 0bama sent a hit squad after Osamabama Bin Hyding and killed him it was perfectly great.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    But i thought it was unpatriotic to oppose the iraq war now you republicans are against it shows who's the true anti-americans.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Democrats are adults that havent grown up yet. With a childs maturity you dont have to own up to anything.

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  • 7 years ago

    It only became his war when it became unpopular.

    Dems live and die by the polls.

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  • 7 years ago

    I love how the first answer is "Not True"

    typical liberals


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  • 7 years ago

    Because they're democrats and nothing is ever their fault.

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