Monday, September 9, 2013

Ultimatum Déjà Vu

Has Obama become Bush lite?

"We are now acting because the risks of inaction would be far greater." - GW Bush

"The risk of not acting is greater than the risk of acting." - SoS Kerry

"Saddam Hussein and his sons must leave Iraq within 48 hours. Their refusal to do so will result in military conflict commenced at a time of our choosing." - GW Bush

"He could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week, turn it over. All of it. But he isn't about to do it, and it can't be done obviously." - SoS Kerry
The State Department later said the comments had been rhetorical and were meant to highlight the impossibility of such action.

Iraq has consistently denied possessing weapons of mass destruction.
"In an interview earlier, Assad refused to even acknowledge that he has chemical weapons. Of course, the whole world knows he does." - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

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