Four years ago, 12 Senate Democrats co-sponsored Senate Concurrent Resolution 71, which advocated the useof force if Iraq refused to comply with UN demands for Iraq to end its weapons research programs.
Now, Daschle, Leahy, and Kerry (among others) are singing a different tune. What has changed since that time? Well, for one, Iraq's weapons programs are further along than they were four years ago. But the main reason is that instead of a beleagured Democratic president in the White House, there is a popular Republican.
Remember, though, it's only the Republicans who are using the war as a political tool.
Read this Fox News item for more information on what Daschle was saying in 1998. There is also a link to a video clip of Clinton discussing the issue.