Daily Revolt

November 28, 2007

"Bill Clinton Defends Successor's Push for War" - CNN, 2004

He had to do it. Bill Clinton can't help himself. He can't go very long without telling one of his big lies. Now he is claiming that he opposed the Iraq war from the start. As you can see from this article from 2004, he supported the war. This gaffe could cost his wife the nomination:
Former President Clinton has revealed that he continues to support President Bush's decision to go to war in Iraq but chastised the administration over the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison.

"I have repeatedly defended President Bush against the left on Iraq, even though I think he should have waited until the U.N. inspections were over," Clinton said in a Time magazine interview that will hit newsstands Monday, a day before the publication of his book "My Life."

Clinton, who was interviewed Thursday, said he did not believe that Bush went to war in Iraq over oil or for imperialist reasons but out of a genuine belief that large quantities of weapons of mass destruction remained unaccounted for.

[...]"That's why I supported the Iraq thing. There was a lot of stuff unaccounted for," Clinton said in reference to Iraq and the fact that U.N. weapons inspectors left the country in 1998.

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