“I also saw a threat in Iraq. I was hoping to solve this problem diplomatically. That’s why I went to the [United Nations] Security Council; that’s why it was important to pass [Resolution] 1441, which was unanimously passed. And the world said, disarm, disclose, or face serious consequences – and therefore, we worked with the world, we worked to make sure that Saddam Hussein heard the message of the world. And when he chose to deny inspectors, when he chose not to disclose [emphasis added], then I had the difficult decision to make to remove him. And we did, and the world is safer for it.”
The official transcript notes “laughter” at that moment.
Revisionist History unfolding before our eyes. I really want to hear the tortured logic by the usual GOPers defending this obvious lie. Saddam did not deny inspectors. They were in Iraq during the build up to war. This is clearly a lie.