Did the President Lie
18 November, 2005
Adding their voices to the growing chorus of criticism
on US invasion of Iraq within the country, , former
President, Bill Clinton and Democrats Congressmen
have called for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq.
Bill Clinton made this demand while addressing the
Arab students at a forum organised by American
University in Dubai, while the Democrats came hard on
the war policies of President Bush in a Capitol Hill
uproar over the said issue.
Terming the US invasion a ?sheer mistake? Mr Clinton
advised the Bush administration to immediately
withdraw the troops from Iraq.
It`s time to bring them home," said Rep. John Murtha,
a Vietnam combat veteran during debate on Bush?s war
policies adding that "Our military has accomplished
its mission and done its duty."
The comments by the Pennsylvania lawmaker, who has
spent three decades in the House, hold particular
weight because he is close to many military commanders
and has enormous credibility with his colleagues on
defense issues. He voted for the war in 2002, and
remains the top Democrat on the House Appropriations
"Our troops have become the primary target of the
insurgency. They are united against U.S. forces and we
have become a catalyst for violence," he said. "The
war in Iraq is not going as advertised. It is a flawed
policy wrapped in illusion."
In a biting response, Republicans criticized Murtha`s
position as one of abandonment and surrender and
accused Democrats of playing politics with the war and
recklessly pushing a "cut and run" strategy.
1) Was attack on Iraq unavoidable and justified?
2) What is your opinion about the intelligence reports
used for attack on Iraq?
3) Are Democrats trying to save US troops from further
losses in Iraq?
4) Won?t the pullout end the political career of Bush
and his companions?