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," …
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Publication information: Article title: Leahy Says Iraq War a Mistake; Senator Insists U.S. Should Have Remained Focused on Afghanistan. Contributors: Decamp, David - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: January 16, 2004. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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