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?
- NomadLv 77 years agoBest Answer
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.
- 7 years ago
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.
- Dave87gnLv 77 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
- lockesmithLv 67 years ago
Nope. You do realize Obama DIDN'T vote for Bush's war.
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- It Wasn't FakeLv 67 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.
- Anonymous7 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.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Democrats are adults that havent grown up yet. With a childs maturity you dont have to own up to anything.
- ms mannersLv 77 years ago
It only became his war when it became unpopular.
Dems live and die by the polls.
- Bobby HillLv 47 years ago
I love how the first answer is "Not True"
- 7 years ago
Because they're democrats and nothing is ever their fault.