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Hoeffel Says His Vote For Iraq War Was A Mistake

now, if senator john kerry would have the guts to do the same . . .
Hoeffel Says His Iraq Vote Was A Mistake

Sep 11, 2004 9:45 am US/Eastern

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Congressman Joseph Hoeffel said during a campaign stop in Philadelphia that his vote to authorize the war in Iraq was a mistake.

The Democratic candidate for Senate says he only voted for the war because he was convinced that Saddam Hussein needed to be disarmed of weapons of mass destruction.

But those types of weapons have yet to be found in Iraq, and now Hoeffel says he believes the Bush administration lied to Congress about Saddam's weapons capabilities.

The statement puts Hoeffel at odds with incumbent Republican Arlen Specter, who has stood by his vote for the war.

Specter says that given the information it had at the time, the Senate did the right thing.

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Oh..they fooled me 12.Sep.2004 09:32

Skeptical

The old Bush fooled me story...I have a hard time beliveing that anyone was fooled. The US knowingly went to War in Iraqs for oil.

Yeah, But The Difference Is: He Says Bush LIED 12.Sep.2004 10:24

Kerry Won't Do That

"Hoeffel says he believes the Bush administration lied to Congress about Saddam's weapons capabilities."