- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 22, 2006

From The Washington Post, June 3, 2000:

Despite its stated policy of “containment plus regime change” in Baghdad, the Clinton administration’s support for the Iraqi opposition has been modest. In 1998, [President] Clinton reluctantly signed legislation authorizing the Pentagon to give the Iraqi National Congress… $97 million in goods and services. Thus far, however, the administration has made good on only about $20,000 of that sum… There are now signs that Vice President [Al] Gore is trying to distance himself from the administration’s Iraq policy. He has agreed to meet with INC representatives in Washington on June 26 and recently told an audience of the America Israel Public Affairs Committee, “It is our policy to see Saddam Hussein gone.”… Gore’s national security adviser, Leon Fuerth, told the Washington Institute forum that the continued threat posed by Saddam is, “to be fair, a legacy bequeathed to us by the last Bush administration, which had a sword at his throat at the end of the Gulf War and elected not to use it.”

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