Democrat presidential frontrunner Joe Biden said on MSNBC that he didn’t believe former Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction despite voting for the Iraq War in 2003.
Biden explained that he voted to go to war with Iraq so the U.S. could prevent a war. Yes, you read that right.
“Look, the reason I voted the way I did was to try to prevent a war from happening because, remember, the threat was to go to war,” Biden told host Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday.
“The argument was, because Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, so he said that ‘I need to be able to get the [National] Security Council to agree to send in inspectors to put pressure on Saddam to find out whether or not he’s producing nuclear weapons.”
And at the time, I said, ‘that’s your reason, alright I get it.’ The rationale was, that’s the way not to go to war, because I didn’t believe he had those nuclear weapons. I didn’t believe he had those weapons of mass destruction.”
But video from 2003 shows that Biden lied on MSNBC — he did believe Hussein had WMDs and he was enthusiastic to take the U.S. to war.
And in 2001, just months after the 9/11 terror attacks, Biden told “Meet The Press” that Hussein did have “biological and chemical weapons” and must be confronted militarily.
Here's Biden on 'Meet the Press' just weeks after 9/11 saying the exact opposite – & also seeming to suggest 9/11 was a justification for attacking Iraq (!) pic.twitter.com/6oNaGLrRt4
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