Minnesota Democrats are not 'rewriting history'
Historical fact: Minnesota Democrats voted "no" on the Iraq war.
As President Bush and his administration accuse Democrats of "rewriting history" about initial support for the war, the fact remains that 21 Democratic senators and 126 Democrats in the House of Representatives voted against Joint Resolution 114 that entrusted the president with the ultimate final decision of going to war, which he pledged would only happen as a last resort.
Both Minnesota senators, Democrats Paul Wellstone and Mark Dayton, voted no to the resolution, in effect challenging the rationale of going to war before it ever started.
Also, of the five Minnesota Democrats in the House of Representatives at the time of the vote, the majority (three of them) voted no (Jim Oberstar, Martin Sabo and Nancy McCollum) and two voted yes (Bill Luther and Collin Peterson).
All three Minnesota Republicans in the House voted yes (Gil Gutknecht, Jim Ramstad and Mark Kennedy). (John Kline defeated Luther for his seat in 2002.)
To be blunt: Democrats are not rewriting history, Bush and his administration are just lying... again.