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5 Years Ago Today: Clinton Bombs Iraq, Cites Nuclear, Chemical & Bio Weapons As Justification
Clymer News Network ^

Posted on 12/16/2003 6:22:00 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:03:35 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- From the Oval Office, President Clinton told the nation Wednesday evening why he ordered new military strikes against Iraq.

The president said Iraq's refusal to cooperate with U.N. weapons inspectors presented a threat to the entire world.


(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 1998; anniversary; clinton; desertfox; hypocrite; iraq; operationdesertfox; wmd; x42
Amazing: no mention by the "journalist" in this story of PERHAPS Clinton's political motives in the bombing...he was facing impeachment, remember?

Also, no mention of Republicans accusing him of using the military to divert attention. Gosh....I wonder what has changed in 5 years...OH WAIT! I remember!! We finally BEAT Saddam Hussein and a conservative is President!! No wonder the press is so hostile to G.W. Bush now!!

Is it any wonder, friends, that I'm a
Recovering_Democrat?

1 posted on 12/16/2003 6:22:01 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat
No wonder at all!

Thanks for the memories!

2 posted on 12/16/2003 6:26:11 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Davis is now out of Arnoold's Office , Bout Time!!!!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
You seeeeeee?

Dems are tough on terror, too.

"But once more, the United States has proven that although we are never eager to use force, when we must act in America's vital interests, we will do so."


When I must act...
3 posted on 12/16/2003 6:27:21 PM PST by At _War_With_Liberals (It's more than a lib/con thing- All 3 branches of govt colluded to limit the 1st amendmenthave been)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
What a difference five years and a change of leadership (or in this case, getting a LEADER in the White House, PERIOD) makes! One thing certainly hasn't changed, though: The way CNN actually 'reports' the news, along with their electronic and print counterparts-save for Fox and the Washington Times.

...And congratulations on being a 'Recovering Democrat'. I went one step further: I became a Republican.

-Regards, T.
4 posted on 12/16/2003 6:28:33 PM PST by T Lady (Who Let the 'RATS Out?!!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Diane Sawyer sure tried to paint Bush in a corner on this subject tonight, but with one word GWB shut her up. When she qouted David Kay saying "We have not yet found WMD Stockpiles" GWB interupted with a stern loud voice "YET"
5 posted on 12/16/2003 6:30:39 PM PST by MJY1288 (The Democrats Have Reached Rock Bottom and The Digging Continues)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Bush must have travelled in a time machine back to '98, cleverly disguised himself as a "top security advisor" in the Clinton administration and convinced Clinton that Saddam had WMD's.

Man W. really IS sneaky!
6 posted on 12/16/2003 6:32:22 PM PST by larryav8r
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To: MJY1288
...Ever notice how the Media 'Rats love to pull out the long knives and the Interrogator Activating Device when interviewing Conservatives and Republicans? Several years ago on the Today show, Matt Lauer used this very same tatic while interviewing the president. Meanwhile, when interviewing Liberals and Democrats, it's almost like watching two dear old friends chatting over coffee or a martini during Happy Hour.

-Regards, T.
7 posted on 12/16/2003 6:40:09 PM PST by T Lady (Who Let the 'RATS Out?!!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
IN YOUR FACE Democraps (for all your hypocrisy).

BUMP

8 posted on 12/16/2003 6:41:16 PM PST by Happy2BMe (2004 - Who WILL the TERRORISTS vote for? - - Not George W. Bush, THAT'S for sure!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
How about a commorative bombing of the POS, draft-dodging, dope smoking/snorting, witness tampering, faggot-loving, rapist, prevaricator, slimer of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?
9 posted on 12/16/2003 6:45:49 PM PST by Howie66 (Lead, follow or git the hell out of the way!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Welcome to the side of light my friend:) and what a great article you have dug up from the reign of terror.
So why was it alright for the stain meister to go on a bombing campaign in iraq because of the suspected WMD,but President Bush is sooooooo wrong? Oh democrat thy name is hypocrisy.
10 posted on 12/16/2003 6:45:50 PM PST by suzyq5558 (McDermott is going the way of another famous bird! the DODO.......)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

"SHALL I CRUISE MISSLES, OR CRUISE CHICKS?"
11 posted on 12/16/2003 6:46:34 PM PST by NewLand (economy's up, democrats down, we found Saddam in a hole in the ground...)
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To: Recovering_Democrat; PhiKapMom; MeeknMing; autoresponder; Grampa Dave; BOBTHENAILER
Our congressman called me that night, said he was gathering support to press on with the impeachment voting.

He voted for all four counts, of which two passed.

No Democrat ever questioned Clinton's motives for attacking Iraq.

No Democrat failed to attack Bush for actually freeing Iraq.

The Traitor Party evinces all the stunning robotics of Stalin's New Soviet Man, Eric Hoffer's True Believer, George Orwell's Newthink.


12 posted on 12/16/2003 7:18:52 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Remember how the Democrats in the House argued that the House should not consider impeachment while the bombing was going on? Remember how, even though the excuse for the timing of the bombing was to get it done before Ramadan started, the bombing continued a day or two into Ramadan, but stopped just as soon as the House had finished voting for impeachment? (Some British bombers, on a bombing run to Iraq at the time, had to be called back.)
13 posted on 12/16/2003 7:26:27 PM PST by aristeides
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To: PhilDragoo
"Along with Prime Minister (Tony) Blair of Great Britain, I made it equally clear that if Saddam failed to cooperate fully we would be prepared to act without delay, diplomacy or warning," Clinton said.

how can he be so unilateralist.

14 posted on 12/16/2003 7:31:53 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in groups or whole armies.....we don't care how we getcha, but we will)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Good to remember that Clinton was not criticized by ANTONE!
15 posted on 12/16/2003 7:33:54 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: aristeides
Thank you for preventing this fact from being buried forever by the history revisionists and the liars of omission.
16 posted on 12/16/2003 7:35:21 PM PST by Indie (Have you bought more ammo today??? My rights are guaranteed by Smith and Wesson. How about yours?)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Wow that's incredible. Sent your freeper post to
Rush Limbaugh.

17 posted on 12/16/2003 7:43:20 PM PST by annajones
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To: T Lady
it's almost like watching two dear old friends chatting over coffee or a martini during Happy Hour.

I thought they were all buddies.

18 posted on 12/16/2003 8:25:08 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Your joy is your sorrow unmasked." --- GIBRAN)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Quatrain #69
by Nostril-Dommas

Between the Bushes of the Lone Star,
A hollow man arose from a park of trailers.
A hideous witch at his side,
The head of a rotund woman on his lap.

19 posted on 12/16/2003 8:33:18 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Alberta -- the TRUE North strong and free.)
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To: PhilDragoo
That sign should be posted every time Howard 'The Duck' Dean or any of the other Loser Nine (or at least in this case, Liberman gets it right for a change) blows into town. Just put Dean's face between the donkey's ears for effect.

-Regards, T.
20 posted on 12/16/2003 9:14:46 PM PST by T Lady (Who Let the 'RATS Out?!!)
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To: T Lady
Liberman=Lieberman
21 posted on 12/16/2003 9:16:02 PM PST by T Lady (Who Let the 'RATS Out?!!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Amazing: no mention by the "journalist" in this story of PERHAPS Clinton's political motives in the bombing...he was facing impeachment, remember?The correlation certainly crossed my mind as I stood watch on the bridge of the my ship anchored in Kuwait Harbor, watching the strike packages go north and listening to the impeachment proceedings on the BBC.
22 posted on 12/16/2003 9:30:15 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: GATOR NAVY
BTT
23 posted on 12/16/2003 9:32:45 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Recovering_Democrat
the statements made these days just prove again the point that the democratic left is irrational with hatred for true conservatism.
24 posted on 12/16/2003 9:33:08 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat; FBD; Mudboy Slim; jla
Thanks for the flashback. My how things have changed!
25 posted on 12/16/2003 10:12:01 PM PST by sultan88 ("But after I've been cryin' all night, the sun is cold and the new day seems old")
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To: PhilDragoo; RonDog
This would be a great sign for freeping the rats:


26 posted on 12/16/2003 10:39:42 PM PST by Grampa Dave (George $orea$$ has owned and controlled the Rats for decades!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat; PhilDragoo; BOBTHENAILER; Dog; Dog Gone; Shermy; Travis McGee; Squantos; ...
Wow, this just shows what a good CIC can do when bombing is over.

Just a little Wag the Dog bombing totally wiped out all of the $oddomite's WMDS. Shows how Don't Ask and Don't Tell, made our military PC and so effective!

Massive Sarcasm Off!
27 posted on 12/16/2003 10:44:47 PM PST by Grampa Dave (George $orea$$ has owned and controlled the Rats for decades!)
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To: Grampa Dave
He he he......proof the world is round. Came back around to bite Bubbafucco and the rest of the Clintonistas in the Ass !

Life is gooooood !

Stay safe Dave !

28 posted on 12/16/2003 10:51:37 PM PST by Squantos (Support Mental Health !........or........ I'LL KILL YOU !!!!)
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To: Squantos
Yep, it took 5 years to circle and bite Bubba on his emmense butt, but it did it?
29 posted on 12/16/2003 10:56:37 PM PST by Grampa Dave (George $orea$$ has owned and controlled the Rats for decades!)
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To: sultan88; MurryMom; Justin Raimondo
Thanks for the ping, Sultan!
30 posted on 12/17/2003 12:06:51 AM PST by FBD ("A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier."--H.L.Mencken)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Who knows, maybe Bubba's air strikes hit the target and that's why we can't find the stuff now. Stranger things have happened (but not much stranger).
31 posted on 12/17/2003 12:12:39 AM PST by squidly (Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Ah, yes, Rodham And Gomorrah had "Operation Delay Impeachment" at full throttle back then.
32 posted on 12/17/2003 12:20:25 AM PST by Prince Charles
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To: PhilDragoo
"Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors," said Clinton.

Well, there it is. The reason we can't find the WMD. clintoon destroyed them. < /sarcasm >


"A presidential executive order issued during the Clinton
administration hamstrung the FBI so badly that bureau
lawyers decided it would be illegal to infiltrate Osama bin
Laden's terrorist training camps in Afghanistan, a senior
FBI official during the Clinton administration said Saturday."
(June 1, 2002)


____________________
"I don't believe 9-11 happened because of an intelligence breach," Quayle told Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes."
"I think it was really a policy breach. It was the inaction of the previous administration, by and large, that al Qaeda -- and bin Laden in particular -- thought that they could hit the United States, and there would be a retaliation maybe of a cruise missile but nothing more than that," he explained.

The comments make the former vice president, who served under President Bush's father from 1989 to 1993, the highest ranking former U.S. official to suggest that the Clinton administration should get the lion's share of the blame for not preventing the 9-11 attacks.

33 posted on 12/17/2003 2:39:07 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Hillary is a TRAITOR !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/HitlerTraitor6.JPG)
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