by Simes Dimitri at Sputnik News
Scott Ritter – Sputnik.news
Joe Biden led the charge to push the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, according to Scott Ritter, who served as the United Nations chief weapons inspector in the country from 1991 to 1998.
In the lead up to the war, then-Senator Biden used his position as chair of the influential Senate Foreign Relations Committee to help sell the George W. Bush Administration’s plans to a skeptical American public. He gave speeches and organized Senate hearings that promoted the administration’s false claims about Saddam Hussein’s WMD program. In October 2002, Biden spearheaded a joint resolution that gave Bush sweeping powers to use military force against Iraq.
“Joe Biden is one of the main reasons why the United States went to war in Iraq. He likes to pretend that he didn’t play such an important role, but I’ll say it now and I’ll say it forever: Joe Biden’s a liar.” he said. “Joe Biden’s a man who allowed thousands of Americans to be sacrificed for his pride, for his arrogance, for his narcissism, because he knew that one day he was going to be President of the United States.”