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KERRY: The goal of the sanctions was not to remove Saddam Hussein, it was to remove the weapons of mass destruction. And, Mr. President, just yesterday the Duelfer report told you and the whole world they worked. He didn't have weapons of mass destruction, Mr. President. That was the objective. [my emphasis]
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I was just rereading the transcript and this struck me. Kerry should hammer this more. The sanctions aginast Saddam (begun by Bush I, BTW) did work. There was no need for the war, as most of us here on the left know. But I think Kerry should use more quotes from Bush 41 against Dubya. The Dem spinmeisters should make the point that Dubya is suffering from feelings of inadequacy toward his dad. Like a child, he refused to consider his father's position on Iraq and does just the opposite to prove his independence. Both Freud and Jung would have a ball with this and the DNC and Kerry campaign should as well.
Bush went to war in Iraq to get even with his dad. Do you want a President who acts like a petulant teenager?
From now until 2 Nov., the Dems should do their best to make Bush look unstable. Shouldn't be hard, Dubya has given us enough examples.
Dubya = Little Man, Little Dick, Napoleon Complex