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Saddam capture doesn't change Jackson Lee's mind [SJL invites Syrian Pres. to speak in TX]
Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/15/2003 | RON NISSIMOV

Posted on 12/15/2003 7:41:14 PM PST by HennepinPrisoner

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, said today that the capture of Saddam Hussein does nothing to change her opposition to the war in Iraq.

"I believe we should have had a congressional vote before declaring war, and we should have allowed U.N. inspectors time to finish their work," Jackson Lee said during a news conference at Bush Intercontinental Airport. "As to WMDs (weapons of mass destruction), the fact they have not been found I believe shows I was right."

One of the more outspoken congressional critics of the war in Iraq, Jackson Lee had returned to Houston from a recent terrorism fact-finding mission to Europe and the Middle East. She and nine other members of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security met with officials in Spain, Italy, Syria and Israel, she said.

She praised troops from the 4th Infantry Division based at Ft. Hood for catching the the former Iraqi dictator Saturday in an underground hideout at a farm house south of Tikrit. She said Saddam's capture presents an opportunity for the United States to form a broader international coalition to implement and maintain a peaceful government in Iraq. She also called for international participation in Saddam's trial.

Jackson Lee said she was so impressed with Syrian President Bashar Assad during her visit that she invited him to speak in Texas, even though his country is designated by the United States as a rogue state and a sponsor of terrorism.

"I'm sure someone will write a headline, 'Congresswoman invites a terrorist'," Jackson Lee said. "But that's not what I'm trying to do."

She said Assad showed his willingness to negotiate by meeting with the congressional delegation despite President Bush's signing on Friday of the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003, which could impose sanctions on Syria.

"He's a 39-year-old president who even gave us a picture of him and his children," Jackson Lee said. "Let's see what he can do. He's not his father," a reference to Hafez Assad, who ruled Syria with an iron grip for 30 years before his death in 2000.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
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Any man who gives you a picture of his wife and children can't be all that bad, could he?
1 posted on 12/15/2003 7:41:16 PM PST by HennepinPrisoner
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To: HennepinPrisoner
"He's a 39-year-old president who even gave us a picture of him and his children," Jackson Lee said.

"After that I'm not sure what he said because I was distracted by his shiny cufflinks"

How can someone be so proud of being so agressively stupid?

2 posted on 12/15/2003 7:50:34 PM PST by CaptRon
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To: HennepinPrisoner
I'm waiting on McKinney to ask Hussein for that 750 grand he had with him.

michael miserable failure moore hillary evil bitch clinton al sore loser gore bill lying rapist clinton

3 posted on 12/15/2003 7:51:54 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: HennepinPrisoner
The bitch is nut!
What else can you say?

As long a blacks continue to send the stupidest bastards amongst them to Congress - they are doomed to remain on the Democrat plantation....

Semper Fi
4 posted on 12/15/2003 7:55:37 PM PST by river rat
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To: HennepinPrisoner
RIGHT ON, I too, thought immediately, if the guy gave her a picture of himself and his family. WE do need to look at Syria. She has real profound insight. WOW
5 posted on 12/15/2003 7:57:13 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: Wneighbor
I believe you were discussing this yesterday.
6 posted on 12/15/2003 7:59:39 PM PST by Howlin (Bush has stolen two things which Democrats believe they own by right: the presidency & the future)
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To: river rat
A product of public education and the NEA. Keep 'em stupid and they will always vote for the demo side of the ticket.
7 posted on 12/15/2003 8:00:01 PM PST by Texas Deer Hunter (Aim small, miss small....)
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She said Assad showed his willingness to negotiate by meeting with the congressional delegation despite President Bush's signing on Friday of the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003, which could impose sanctions on Syria.

Honest to gawd, this woman doesn't have the sense God gave a rock.

She has NO idea she/they were used.

8 posted on 12/15/2003 8:01:39 PM PST by Howlin (Bush has stolen two things which Democrats believe they own by right: the presidency & the future)
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To: HennepinPrisoner
Lee belongs to that closet school of socialists who is too dumb to know she is a socialist.
9 posted on 12/15/2003 8:02:05 PM PST by RobbyS (XP)
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To: HennepinPrisoner
"I believe we should have had a congressional vote before declaring war, and we should have allowed U.N. inspectors time to finish their work," Jackson Lee said during a news conference at Bush Intercontinental Airport. "As to WMDs (weapons of mass destruction), the fact they have not been found I believe shows I was right."

If I'm not mistaken:

Congress did vote

The UN had 12 years

The search for WMD continues. FDR never produced Adolf Hitler and didn't the search for Hitler go on for quite awhile before it was discovered that he committed suicide in spring 1945?

10 posted on 12/15/2003 8:05:30 PM PST by xrp
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To: HennepinPrisoner
Sheila, Saddam's WMDs are still where he hid them before the invasion: Mars.
11 posted on 12/15/2003 8:06:18 PM PST by Erasmus
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Sheila, Saddam's WMDs are still where he hid them before the invasion: Mars.

LOL! I completely forgot about that! Didn't she tour NASA once and ask to see the flag that we put on Mars? (or something like that?!)

12 posted on 12/15/2003 8:07:36 PM PST by HennepinPrisoner
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Well, I never thought I'd pull a "Natalie Maines", but "just so you know"...I'm ashamed that Miz Jackson-if-you're-nasty-Lee is from my home state of Texas. Her antics are nothing new, but are always refreshingly stupid. You go, girl! Way to continue making a completely irrelevant arse of yourself!
13 posted on 12/15/2003 8:08:48 PM PST by TXBlair (Fort Hood loves 4th ID!! (Hey..."ID"; "Jackson-Lee". Sorta rhymes.))
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To: HennepinPrisoner

14 posted on 12/15/2003 8:15:04 PM PST by alnick
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To: Howlin; humblegunner; Flyer; dix; bobbyd; Allegra; Xenalyte; PetroniDE; Eaker
Our favorite U.S. Representative...

Humble...Isn't this your...Isn't she your...errr...

Nevermind...hehehe

Later,
Steve
15 posted on 12/15/2003 8:15:37 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans)
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To: stevie_d_64
Humble...Isn't this your...Isn't she your...errr...

She was MINE from 1995-1998 when I lived near downtown Houston.

She is a complete embarrassment for Houston-area residents. Even people I know that are "left of center" are embarrassed by some of her actions / statements.

16 posted on 12/15/2003 8:19:46 PM PST by HennepinPrisoner
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To: HennepinPrisoner
Sheila Jackson Lee's stupidity is only exceeded by her arrogance. Taken separately, these two traits are serious character flaws, but together they make for a truly obnoxious human being who is utterly unfit to hold public office.
17 posted on 12/15/2003 8:20:23 PM PST by Unmarked Package
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"I'm sure someone will write a headline, 'Congresswoman invites a terrorist'," Jackson Lee said. "But that's not what I'm trying to do."

LIAR!!!

18 posted on 12/15/2003 8:25:55 PM PST by Humidston (Two Words: TERM LIMITS)
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To: TXBlair
Well, I never thought I'd pull a "Natalie Maines", but "just so you know"...I'm ashamed that Miz Jackson-if-you're-nasty-Lee is from my home state of Texas

You think that's bad...she is my congressman...or woman...
or whatever...
19 posted on 12/15/2003 8:33:51 PM PST by Dog Anchor
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To: JoJo Gunn
"I'm waiting on McKinney to ask Hussein for that 750 grand he had with him. "

Yup, for the children of Houston that George Bush is starving.

20 posted on 12/15/2003 8:36:02 PM PST by blam
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