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Courage to Vote Nay on Iraq War ResolutionRalph E. Stone Salem-News.com
These Senators' vote on the Iraq war resolution is just one of many reasons for voting for their re-election.
(SAN FRANCISCO) - October 11 is the the eight-year anniversary of the Oct. 11, 2002 Senate vote on the Iraq war resolution, which passed 77 to 33.
The House had earlier passed the resolution. We should remember that Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) had the courage and common sense to vote "nay" on the resolution.
Their vote was prescient because it was ultimately established that the Bush administration had intentionally built a case for war with Iraq without regard to factual evidence. No weapons of mass destruction were ever found in Iraq and Saddam Hussein had no links to al Qaeda.
Remember when Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, speaking about the invasion of Iraq, said, "I have indicated it was not in conformity with the UN Charter. From our point of view, from the charter point of view, it was illegal."
These Senators' vote on the Iraq war resolution is just one of many reasons for voting for their re-election. (See Iraq War Hoax http://salem-news.com/articles/september242010/iraq-lies-rs.php)
Salem-News.com writer Ralph E. Stone was born in Massachusetts. He is a graduate of both Middlebury College and Suffolk Law School. We are very fortunate to have this writer's talents in this troubling world; Ralph has an eye for detail that others miss. As is the case with many Salem-News.com writers, Ralph is an American Veteran who served in war. Ralph served his nation after college as a U.S. Army officer during the Vietnam war. After Vietnam, he went on to have a career with the Federal Trade Commission as an Attorney specializing in Consumer and Antitrust Law. Over the years, Ralph has traveled extensively with his wife Judi, taking in data from all over the world, which today adds to his collective knowledge about extremely important subjects like the economy and taxation. You can send Ralph an email at this address firstname.lastname@example.org
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