by Jacob Davies
If you, like me, were completely dumbfounded by the way Democrats jumped on board the Iraq War train prior to the invasion, seeming to have lost their minds in their blind acceptance of the blatantly fabricated evidence and deeply unconvincing threats that were being put out by the administration, this little snippet might be interesting. This is John Prescott, then-Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, talking to the UK's Iraq inquiry about a visit to the US in the days immediately after 9/11:
BARONESS PRASHAR: Thank you. Lord Prescott, when did you personally first become aware of the discussions between the President and Prime Minister that might lead to the removal of Saddam Hussein?
RT. HON. THE LORD PRESCOTT: Well, I think the first awareness was when I visited the United States --
BARONESS PRASHAR: That was when?
RT. HON. THE LORD PRESCOTT: Just a couple of days after 9/11... in going to America at that time I talked to a number of my senator friends, Democrat ones, and I was absolutely surprised to find them talking about an aggressive attitude, that Iraq was unfinished business.
One of my own friends for 25 years, Senator Chris Dodd, I said, "Chris, how can you be expressing this?" He said, "It is unfinished business. We have to sort it out".
When I talked to some of the chairmen of the various defence committees there, it is clear they were planning. I came back to Tony and said, "I don't know what you think and what you are getting, but they are planning to go in with or without us, but they are going to do it". I think the evidence has shown that.
That was my first alarm, that it was being planned, that it was a military intervention, it was regime change and that's what they were embarked upon, while we were talking about, "Let's get them through the UN".
I guess this is old news, but I still have it in me to find it a little shocking that Democratic Senators were openly talking about invading Iraq right after 9/11. Washington is very strange.
(This came via Harry Shearer's Le Show, which I don't always listen to but happened to catch over the weekend.)