Now Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Based on the information that we have today, Congress never would have been asked to give the President authority to use force against Iraq. And if Congress had been asked, based on what we know now, we never would have agreed, given the lack of a long-term plan, paltry international support, the proven absence of weapons of mass destruction, and the reallocation of troops and resources that might have been used in Afghanistan to eliminate Bin Laden and al Qaeda, and fully uproot the Taliban."
"Letter to Constituents on Iraq Policy," www.clinton.senate.gov, Nov. 29, 2005
[Editor's Note: Prior to Hillary Clinton's 2005 Con position statement made above, her position was Pro the US attack on Iraq as indicated in her 2002 Senate floor speech below.]
"It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well affects American security...
So it is with conviction that I support this resolution as being in the best interests of our nation. A vote for it is not a vote to rush to war; it is a vote that puts awesome responsibility in the hands of our President and we say to him - use these powers wisely and as a last resort. And it is a vote that says clearly to Saddam Hussein - this is your last chance - disarm or be disarmed."
"Floor Speech of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on S.J. Res. 45, A Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq," Hillary Clinton's U.S. Senate website, Oct. 10, 2002
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67th US Secretary of State, Jan. 21, 2009–Feb. 1, 2013
US Senator (D-NY), 2001-2009
2008 Democratic Party Presidential Candidate
First Lady of the United States, 1993-2000
First Lady of Arkansas, 1979-1981, 1983-1993
Attorney, Rose Law Firm, 1976-1992
Faculty, University of Arkansas Law School, 1975-1976
House Judiciary Committee, 1974
Senate Committee Membership: Armed Services; Environment and Public Works; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Special Committee on Aging
Co-founder, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
Chairperson, Task Force on National Health Care Reform, 1993
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Board Member, Wal-Mart, 1985-1992
Former Chairperson, American Bar Association's Commission on Women