Leahy Says Iraq War a Mistake; Senator Insists U.S. Should Have Remained Focused on Afghanistan

By Decamp, David | The Florida Times Union, January 16, 2004 | Go to article overview
Save to active project

Leahy Says Iraq War a Mistake; Senator Insists U.S. Should Have Remained Focused on Afghanistan


Decamp, David, The Florida Times Union


Byline: DAVID DECAMP, The Times-Union

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., accused President Bush during a Jacksonville fund-raising trip Thursday of making a mistake in the war on terrorism by going to war in Iraq.

"I wish we had not turned the fighting from Afghanistan to Iraq. I wish we'd stayed there," said Leahy, referring to the war to oust the Taliban and Osama bin Laden.

Leahy, former vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, voted against authorizing the Iraq fight and renewed his criticism of the White House's work.

"We should have had more debate on the war in Iraq. Unfortunately, we were not given good intelligence at the time," Leahy said during a breakfast meeting for the Duval County Democratic Party at the River Club in the Modis building downtown.

Leahy also came to raise money for his re-election in a lunch fund-raiser organized by attorney Wayne Hogan, a big Democratic fund-raiser who recently hosted Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited article

Leahy Says Iraq War a Mistake; Senator Insists U.S. Should Have Remained Focused on Afghanistan
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?