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    Gore wanted the UN WMD team to stay there.  Blix, et al. left because Bush's invasion was looming.  Remember that at the time, Bush used the phony yellowcake story to gin up support for his war of choice.  The yellowcake memo had been discredited by the Italians, but Bush withheld that information.  Maybe I am just a little too Pollyanna, but I just don't see a Gore administration telling the kind of lies Bush told to get us into the war.  Clinton's support for the war did not happen in a vacuum.  We know Bush told lies.  We don't know for sure what Gore would have done, but we do know that he was in favor of having Blix keep looking.

    I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use -- Galileo Galilei

    by ccyd on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 02:03:57 PM PDT

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