Senator Ron Wyden, in his own words from 2002 on the Iraq Authorization to Use Military Force:
“There is no question in my mind Saddam Hussein represents a very real threat to this country and to the world, but I do not want to, in the days ahead, compound the problems we already face with Hussein in the region by authorizing a unilateral, preemptive military strike at this time, and that is why I will oppose the resolution.”
A “real threat” to the US? And to “the world”? Really? Maybe I’ve been giving him too much credit.