Diogenes the Cynic wrote:Trump was for the Iraq War, no matter what he says now. He publicly supported it.
Thanks for encouraging me to look into this.
In the interview, which took place on Sept. 11, 2002, Stern asked Trump directly if he was for invading Iraq.
"Yeah, I guess so," Trump responded. "I wish the first time it was done correctly."
Source: Buzz feed
CAVUTO: If you had to sort of breakdown for the president, if yo u
were advising him, how much time do you commit to Iraq versus how much time you commit to the economy, what would you say?
TRUMP: Well, I`m starting to think that people are much more focused now on the economy. They are getting a little bit tired of hearing,
we`re going in, we`re not going in, the - you know, whatever happened to the days of the Douglas MacArthur. He would go and attack. He wouldn't talk. We have to - you know, it`s sort like either do it or don`t do it.
When I watch Dan Rather explaining how we are going to be attacking, where we`re going to attack, what routes we`re taking, what kind of planes we`re using, how to stop them, how to stop us, it is a little bit disconcerting. I`ve never seen this, where newscasters are telling you how - telling the enemy how we`re going about it, we have just found out this and that. It is ridiculous.
CAVUTO: Well, the problem right there.
TRUMP: Either you attack or you don`t attack.
CAVUTO: The problem there, Donald, is you`re watching Dan Rather. Maybe you should just be watching Fox.
TRUMP: Well, no, I watch Dan Rather, but not necessarily fondly. But I happened to see it the other night. And I must tell you it was rather amazing as they were explaining the different - I don`t know if it is fact or if it is fiction, but the concept of a newscaster talking about the routes is - just seems ridiculous. So the point is either you do it or you don`t do it, or you - but I just - or if you don`t do it, just
don`t talk about it. When you do it, you start talking about it.
CAVUTO: So you`re saying the leash on this is getting kind of short here, that the president has got to do something presumably sooner rather than later and stringing this along could ultimately hurt us.
TRUMP: Well, he has either got to do something or not do something, perhaps, because perhaps shouldn't be doing it yet and perhaps we should be waiting for the United Nations, you know. He`s under a lot of
pressure. He`s - I think he`s doing a very good job. But, of course, if you look at the polls, a lot of people are getting a little tired. I think
the Iraqi situation is a problem. And I think the economy is a much bigger problem as far as the president is concerned.
CAVUTO: Are you still bullish on the markets or you have your doubts now?
TRUMP: Well, I think you have to see what is going to happen with Iraq. I think you have to see what is going to happen with North Korea. I happen to think North Korea may be a bigger problem than Iraq. But you have to see what is going to happen with North Korea. And a lot of things up in the air. You have a lot of balls up in the air right now.And on top of that you have a lousy economy.
On October 11, 2002, [Hillary] Clinton voted in favor of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq, commonly known as the Iraq War Resolution, to give President Bush authority for the Iraq War.
Reporter Carl Bernstein and others have questioned why Clinton would have voted against the Levin Amendment, which would have required President Bush to allow more time to UN weapons inspectors and also would have required a separate Congressional authorization to allow a unilateral invasion of Iraq, if her vote was simply a vote for strong diplomacy.
"Yeah I guess so" & maybe wait for the UN & "the economy is a much bigger problem"
Voting to authorize force to invade and voting against letting the UN inspectors do their job