Revisionist History 101
By: John Lillpop
In a December 14 editorial titled, Revisionist history about the Iraq war, editors at the San Francisco Chronicle supported the notion that “Bush lied, people die.” However, those same editors failed to hold Democrats in Congress accountable.
That omission is significant, because a total of 111 Democrats voted to authorize the use of force against Iraq in 2002.
The following luminaries were among the 29 Democrat senators who voted to authorize the Iraq war:
With the exception of the disgraced John Edwards, all of the senators listed are still active in politics: Senator Biden, of course, is the newly-elected Vice President, while Clinton and Daschle have been nominated for cabinet positions in the Obama Administration.
Harry Reid is Senate majority leader and Dianne Feinstein will be chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee when the new Congress convenes in January.
In the U.S. House, among the 82 Democrats who voted for the Joint Resolution are prominent names like Gephardt, Waxman, Wexler, Murtha, and Tauscher, many of whom still wield power in Washington, D.C.
Did President Bush “lie” about the Iraq war?
Perhaps, but if so, he was aided and abetted by 111 Democrats who had access to the same intelligence as the president.