1,426. 12/16/1998

“In mid-December [16-19] 1998, President [Bill] Clinton [responded to Saddam’s lack of cooperation with UN resolutions] with seventy hours of bombings and cruise missile strikes on Iraq. The campaign, dubbed Operation Desert Fox, did not move Saddam. As it got under way, members of Congress, including liberal Democrats, spoke out on the perils of Saddam’s WMD ambitions. Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-California), for example, declared: ‘Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.’ ”

 – Douglas Feith, War and Decision, Page 197

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