At the head of my list is what would have happened had influential Democrats opposed the war. They didn’t, of course, and the rest was history.
This makes Bill Clinton's remarks that he doubts the sincerity of Barack Obama's opposition to the war so ridiculous since
Richard Durbin, Obama's Democratic colleague from
"It was not easy to be against that war back when we cast that vote in October of 2002. I was one of 23 who voted against the war. Barack was supportive — one of the few candidates speaking out strongly against it inFor the record, I initially supported the war, albeit reluctantly, because I bought into the Bush administration's lies.
"If President Clinton had opposed that war as strongly as Barack Obama at the time, it would have helped a lot of us who had voted against authorizing an invasion."
For Bill and Hillary Clinton to suggest that their support was anything but unequivocal is not just disingenuous. It smacks of a sort of desperation.