Iraq Liberation Act of 1998

Discussion in 'Politics' started by TT1, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. TT1


    The Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-338) [1] (codified in a note to 22 USCS § 2151) is a United States Congressional statement of policy calling for regime change in Iraq; it was signed into law by President Bill Clinton

    The Act declared that it was the Policy of the United States to support "regime change." The Act was passed 360-38 in the U.S. House of Representatives[2] and by unanimous consent in the Senate.[3]

    Findings and declaration of policy
    The Act found that Iraq had between 1980 and 1998

    committed various and significant violations of International Law,
    had failed to comply with the obligations to which it had agreed to following the Gulf War and
    further had ignored Resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.
    The Act declared that it was the Policy of the United States to support "regime change." The Act was passed 360-38 in the U.S. House of Representatives[2] and by unanimous consent in the Senate.[3] US President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law on October 31, 1998. The law's stated purpose was: "to establish a program to support a transition to democracy in Iraq." Specifically, Congress made findings of past Iraqi military actions in violation of International Law and that Iraq had denied entry of United Nations Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM) inspectors into its country to inspect for weapons of mass destruction. Congress found: "It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime." On December 16, 1998, President Bill Clinton mandated Operation Desert Fox, a major four-day bombing campaign on Iraqi targets.

    President Clinton stated in February 1998:

    Iraq admitted, among other things, an offensive biological warfare capability, notably, 5,000 gallons of botulinum, which causes botulism; 2,000 gallons of anthrax; 25 biological-filled Scud warheads; and 157 aerial bombs. And I might say UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq has actually greatly understated its production.... Over the past few months, as [the weapons inspectors] have come closer and closer to rooting out Iraq's remaining nuclear capacity, Saddam has undertaken yet another gambit to thwart their ambitions by imposing debilitating conditions on the inspectors and declaring key sites which have still not been inspected off limits.... It is obvious that there is an attempt here, based on the whole history of this operation since 1991, to protect whatever remains of his capacity to produce weapons of mass destruction, the missiles to deliver them, and the feed stocks necessary to produce them. The UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq still has stockpiles of chemical and biological munitions, a small force of Scud-type missiles, and the capacity to restart quickly its production program and build many, many more weapons.... Now, let's imagine the future. What if he fails to comply and we fail to act, or we take some ambiguous third route, which gives him yet more opportunities to develop this program of weapons of mass destruction and continue to press for the release of the sanctions and continue to ignore the solemn commitments that he made? Well, he will conclude that the international community has lost its will. He will then conclude that he can go right on and do more to rebuild an arsenal of devastating destruction. And some day, some way, I guarantee you he'll use the arsenal.... President Clinton ~ 1998

    Democrats Hypocrisy????

  2. TT1


    What..... All you Democrats left speechless???

    :D :D :D
  3. TT1


    Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Howard Dean, Sandy Berger, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, John Edwards, Evan Bayh, John Kerry, and Ted Kennedy are all a bunch of fuckin Hypocrites when it comes to IRAQ and US Policy on IRAQ and the War on Terrorism.

    One of the most important "Issue" at the start of this Presidential Election was the Iraq War. Barry Obama made it his selling point at the start. Failed policy of Bush blah blah blah.. Surge won't work... blah blah blah.... Yet all those Demos above made a case before the War to stop Saddam!

    Whats wrong lefties? Don't have a leg to stand on?

    Democratic Hypocrisy at its finest!

  4. the NY Times will be running 3 FRONT page stories on Palin's daughter tomorrow.

    That should cover it.
  5. I think ALL the major newspapers have her on the front page.

    Britney's been quiet for a while, so they have to have SOMETHING to elevate to front-page status...
  6. TT1


    Hey Democratics, try to reconcile these more important statements! See attached videos.