Those photos documented nothing, thier interpritation was based on the known fabricators interigations mentioned in the earlier sited article, whose infromation was disproven by inspectors before the war started. As for the votes sited, for one the congress didnt have the same info as the president, and the president didnt follow the resolution anyway. For the second the terms are just ridiculous, for instance the bill provided no protection for our forces as they leave. To put it bluntly its an unpassable pr stunt. If they are so confident of the results they
should allow Murthas bill for a vote. Being in powells speech is not the same as "documented". If I take a picture from google maps and say its something, is it then documented?
Hence my whole point. Prove that the photographs and documents used in 2001/2002 were forged, Googled, and/or Photoshopped. Until there is side-by-side proof, then this has been nothing but a waste of time based on hearsay and speculation. Call me silly for needing more, but donâ€™t call me blind. If that proof comes to light then I will say that a great disservice has been done to this nation, and he should be held accountable under the full weight of the law. I only posted the votes to prove to you that despite all the yelling and childish accusations the partyâ€™s involved did not have enough proof to end an â€œIllegal Warâ€. Of course it was a PR event, and it was done for the very same reasons.
As for the votes sited, for one the congress didnt have the same info as the president, and the president didnt follow the resolution anyway.
I just wanted to clear this up too. For the first part of the statement reread one of my posts above. Decisions of that nature come with the position. As for the second part of the statement, I believe that it is the 1998 resolution you are referring to which did not authorize the use of force. Use of force was authorized in the 2002 vote. Granted there may be cause to hold the President accountable under other stipulations of the 2002 resolution. One being, he has to report the ongoing progress to Congress every 60 days.
Another issue that could be used to handcuff this administration is that the 2002 resolution was passed to uphold selected UN resolutions. If you want the troops out by the letter of the law, have the UN go in to do weapon inspections, and make their report (if no weapons are found). Once that is completed, the 2002 resolution should be void. Until then this administration has a free reign.