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Because We Could

by c y Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005 at 6:43 PM

President Bush sold himself as the "anti-Clinton". With the invasion of Iraq, the two are more alike then he knows.

In a recent interview with President Clinton, CBS

anchor Dan Rather asked the former head of state why

he risked everything to have an inappropriate

relationship with a White House intern. Why would he

provide his political enemies with what turns out to

be almost enough legal ammunition to impeach him from

office? His answer? “Because I could.”

During the 2000 campaign, President Bush sold himself

as the "anti-Clinton". Whether he realizes it or not,

over the past four years Dubya has turned out to be

much more like President Clinton then he portrayed,

especially when it comes to abusing power. If

President Bush was watching the interview, I hope he

paid very close attention to what President Clinton

said. I say this not out of any concern for protecting

President Bush from his political enemies. He is good

enough (as is Mr. Rove) to do that on his own. No, I

think he ought to take note of Mr. Clinton’s answer

because of the inevitable question he will face when

he finally leaves office – why did we invade iraq?

Of all the reasons given by the Bush Administration

for killing tens of thousands of people, sending over

a hundred thousand Americans to occupy Iraq, and

spending hundreds of billions of dollars, none have

been even close to the truth. Weapons of mass

destruction, bringing democracy to the Middle East,

freeing the Iraqi people from a horrible dictator, all

of these explanations ring hollow in the eyes of the

world. No my fellow Americans, the Bush Administration

never truthfully explained why we invaded Iraq. That

was done by Senator Kerry (then Presidential candidate

Kerry) in an interview with Chris Matthews. “Why did

we invade Iraq?” Matthews asked. “Because we could.” said Kerry. Ironic eh?

I ask you now: what kind of a reason to start a war is

“Because we could”?

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Chris, you lefties just don't have a clue Bush Admirer Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005 at 6:58 PM
Answer the question jackass...What kind of reason is "Because we could"? c y Monday, Jan. 31, 2005 at 2:58 AM
did you notice the infantry in the back ground FACING the 'voters'? Sheepdog Monday, Jan. 31, 2005 at 9:07 AM
Bush Admirer? c y Monday, Jan. 31, 2005 at 10:25 AM
That may be so, but it wasn't worth this: c y Monday, Jan. 31, 2005 at 10:45 PM
Look at it this way Chris Bush Admirer Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2005 at 6:12 AM
Bush Admirer is right on. Jack Mehoffer Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2005 at 6:27 AM
fresca just an observation Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2005 at 7:01 AM
I concur fresca. Jack Mehoffer Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2005 at 7:57 AM
egwww!!! Mr. Greengeens Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2005 at 9:24 AM
I think we'd all concur... Jack Mehoffer Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2005 at 9:42 AM
My real question is this. Mr. Greengeens Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2005 at 9:51 AM
Free and open elections really bother you, huh? Jack Mehoffer Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2005 at 10:02 AM
Listen, I think I was wrong. Mr. Greengeens Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2005 at 10:12 AM
So you claim the elections were fallacious? Jack Mehoffer Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2005 at 10:27 AM
"vote or die" more rational Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2005 at 3:07 PM
"democratic authoritarianism" more rational Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2005 at 3:42 PM
"vote or die" Jack Mehoffer Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2005 at 5:44 PM
"vote or die" Jack Mehoffer Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2005 at 5:46 PM
awww Sheepdog Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2005 at 6:18 PM
fresca Good Lord Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2005 at 11:17 PM
i got that info from more rational Wednesday, Feb. 02, 2005 at 4:03 AM
Justin Raimondo is a bloviating libertarian. Jack Mehoffer Wednesday, Feb. 02, 2005 at 6:17 AM
a couple links more rational Wednesday, Feb. 02, 2005 at 10:31 PM

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