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Obama in 2002: Toppling Brutal Dictator a ‘Dumb War’

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Matt Cover
CNS News [1]
March 31, 2011

President Barack Obama, as an Illinois state senator in 2002, said that using military force to topple a murderous dictator amounted to a “dumb war” and should be opposed.

The “dumb war” Obama was criticizing was the planned invasion of Iraq and the murderous dictator was its leader, Saddam Hussein. Obama,speaking [2] at an anti-war rally in Chicago on Oct. 2, 2002 said that while Saddam was a brutal tyrant, that was not enough to justify using military force to remove him from power.

“Now, let me be clear – I suffer no illusions about Saddam Hussein,” said Obama in his speech. “He is a brutal man. A ruthless man. A man who butchers his own people to secure his own power. He has repeatedly defied U.N. resolutions, thwarted U.N. inspection teams, developed chemical and biological weapons, and coveted nuclear capacity. He’s a bad guy. The world, and the Iraqi people, would be better off without him.”

“… After September 11th, after witnessing the carnage and destruction, the dust and the tears, I supported this administration’s pledge to hunt down and root out those who would slaughter innocents in the name of intolerance, and I would willingly take up arms myself to prevent such tragedy from happening again,” said Obama. “I don’t oppose all wars.  … What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other armchair, weekend warriors in this administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats, irrespective of the costs in lives lost and in hardships borne.”

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[6] NEWSWEEK: Why Are Obama’s Critics So Dumb?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/newsweek-why-are-obamas-critics-so-dumb.html

[7] Congressman pushing Obama impeachment likens president to Saddam Hussein [VIDEO]: http://www.prisonplanet.com/congressman-pushing-obama-impeachment-likens-president-to-saddam-hussein-video.html

[8] Psycho Talk: MSNBC’s Schultz Calls for Obama to Act ‘Like a Dictator’ — Twice: http://www.prisonplanet.com/psycho-talk-msnbcs-schultz-calls-for-obama-to-act-like-a-dictator-twice.html

[9] Ron Paul Likens Obama to “Dictator” Over ‘Recess Appointments’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-likens-obama-to-dictator-over-recess-appointments.html

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