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Senator Boxer totally lied today when she berated Secretary-designate Rice. She said:

SEN. BOXER: Well, you should read what we voted on when we voted to support the war, which I did not, but most of my colleagues did. It was WMD, period. That was the reason and the causation for that, you know, particular vote.

No. There were two justifications for the use of force that the Congress approved:

The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in order to -- (1) defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and (2) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq.

And as we all should be aware by now, Iraq remained in non-compliance of UN Resolutions (especially Resolution 1441, which said Iraq must comply immediately and fully, and in the three months following its report to the UN, Iraq still was not in full compliance, and was in fact refusing requests for compliance, most obviously in its refusal to grant interviews with scientists outside Iraqi borders). This was, according to the Congress, justification for Bush to use force.

You can argue about the war in many ways, but to say that Congress only approved of war in the case of existence of WMD is false.

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