Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Donald Trump on the War in Iraq

While the first debate with Hillary Clinton would have lead viewers and voters to believe that Donald Trump fully backed the war with Iraq, here is a clip from January 2003 showing that his support for the actions in Iraq was lukewarm at best:

It is pretty obvious that his backing was far less certain than Hillary Clinton's October 2002 Senate vote on House Joint Resolution 114 (Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002) which gave President George Bush blanket authority to take whatever actions he deemed necessary to put an end to Iraq's supposed accumulation of weapons of mass destruction.  For completeness sake, here is a screen capture showing the votes of all members of the Senate:

Apparently, the truth depends on your perspective in the 2016 presidential election cycle.

1 comment:

  1. Trump takes multiple positions on the same issues. He changes his positions constantly. That makes it impossible to judge what he might do as president.