“It’s about bringing effective changes and establishing principles of democracy,” Hatch said following his speech. “If we can be successful (in Iraq), that will put pressure on all of the Arab states. It will be a rise in freedom and a demand for liberty that has never existed in some of those states.
“And, more importantly, we’ve stopped a mass murderer in Saddam Hussein. Nobody denies that he was supporting al-Qaida.” [Ed: emphasis added]
In a clear attack on Democrats, Hatch added, “Well, I shouldn’t say nobody. Nobody with brains.”