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Democrat Quotes on Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction
davidstuff ^ | 1/4/03 | davidstuff

Posted on 01/04/2004 11:28:26 PM PST by freedom44

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face." --Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." --Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." Letter to President Clinton, signed by: -- Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." -Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies." -- Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

"There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." Letter to President Bush, Signed by: -- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), and others, Dec 5, 2001

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and th! e means of delivering them." -- Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." -- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." -- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." -- Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..." -- Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction." -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do" -- Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." -- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction." -- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..." -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iraq; iraqiwmds; liberalism; wmd

1 posted on 01/04/2004 11:28:26 PM PST by freedom44
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To: Doctor Stochastic; SJackson; knighthawk; McGavin999; Stultis; river rat; Live free or die; ...
of interest..
2 posted on 01/04/2004 11:29:10 PM PST by freedom44
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3 posted on 01/04/2004 11:31:54 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Happy New Year)
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To: freedom44
Thanks...gotta print out and keep in my pocket when I debate the ratz at the local watering hole.

prisoner6

4 posted on 01/04/2004 11:44:09 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the left fall out!)
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To: freedom44
Nice Collection! Thanks.
5 posted on 01/04/2004 11:49:57 PM PST by polemikos (Kool Aid -- The Breakfast of Democrats)
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To: freedom44
Oh yeah, but none of that matters now because George Bush is president and he's a republican. So now all that never really happened, and someone probably made it up, and besides........well.........you know
6 posted on 01/05/2004 12:05:29 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: freedom44
I hope these quotes show up in Pres. Bush's re-election ads this fall!
7 posted on 01/05/2004 1:03:59 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: freedom44
Now, now...you're not supposed to confuse stupid Democrats with their own words.
8 posted on 01/05/2004 1:14:36 AM PST by Fledermaus (STOP MAD DEMOCRAT DISEASE NOW! INSPECT ALL SCHOOLS!)
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To: Fledermaus
Ha!
9 posted on 01/05/2004 2:04:22 AM PST by raynearhood
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To: freedom44
"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." Letter to President Clinton, signed by: -- Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998

Hmmm, no mention of consulting with the U.N.

10 posted on 01/05/2004 7:53:11 AM PST by Bug
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To: freedom44
bookmarking
12 posted on 01/05/2004 2:47:01 PM PST by votelife (Elect a Filibuster Proof Majority)
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To: votelife
I hate to state the obvious, but if all of these Dimocrats are right- where are the weapons of mass destruction? And since when has "because the democrats said so" been a plausible response???
13 posted on 01/05/2004 2:52:44 PM PST by rbessenger
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To: freedom44
Thanks, got that bookmarked for use later.
14 posted on 01/19/2004 10:53:11 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
bttt
15 posted on 01/26/2004 3:29:29 PM PST by votelife (Elect a Filibuster Proof Majority)
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To: votelife
bttt
16 posted on 01/30/2004 12:53:53 PM PST by votelife (Elect a Filibuster Proof Majority)
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To: votelife
bttt
17 posted on 04/10/2004 9:47:33 AM PDT by votelife (Elect a Filibuster Proof Majority)
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To: votelife
bttt
18 posted on 05/08/2004 10:14:52 AM PDT by votelife (Elect a Filibuster Proof Majority)
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To: votelife

bttt


19 posted on 07/18/2004 12:52:01 PM PDT by votelife (Calling abortion a women's issue is like calling war a men's issue!)
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To: votelife

bttt


20 posted on 07/20/2004 9:47:46 AM PDT by votelife (Calling abortion a women's issue is like calling war a men's issue!)
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To: votelife

bttt


21 posted on 07/25/2004 1:25:30 PM PDT by votelife (Calling abortion a women's issue is like calling war a men's issue!)
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To: freedom44
A few more...

"When I left office, there was a substantial amount of biological and chemical material unaccounted for." -Bill Clinton on Larry King Live July, 2003

"What is at stake is how to answer the potential threat Iraq represents with the risk of proliferation of WMD. Baghdad's regime did use such weapons in the past. Today, a number of evidences may lead to think that, over the past four years, in the absence of international inspectors, this country has continued armament programs." -Jacques Chirac, October 16, 2002

"I am absolutely convinced that there are weapons...I saw evidence back in 1998 when we would see the inspectors being barred from gaining entry into a warehouse for three hours with trucks rolling up and then moving those trucks out." -Clinton's Secretary of Defense William Cohen in April of 2003

"Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal." -John Edwards, Oct 10, 2002

"I share the administration's goals in dealing with Iraq and its weapons of mass destruction." -Dick Gephardt in September of 2002

"Over the years, Iraq has worked to develop nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. During 1991 - 1994, despite Iraq's denials, U.N. inspectors discovered and dismantled a large network of nuclear facilities that Iraq was using to develop nuclear weapons. Various reports indicate that Iraq is still actively pursuing nuclear weapons capability. There is no reason to think otherwise. Beyond nuclear weapons, Iraq has actively pursued biological and chemical weapons.U.N. inspectors have said that Iraq's claims about biological weapons is neither credible nor verifiable. In 1986, Iraq used chemical weapons against Iran, and later, against its own Kurdish population. While weapons inspections have been successful in the past, there have been no inspections since the end of 1998. There can be no doubt that Iraq has continued to pursue its goal of obtaining weapons of mass destruction." -Patty "Osama Mama" Murray, October 9, 2002

"Saddam’s existing biological and chemical weapons capabilities pose a very real threat to America, now. Saddam has used chemical weapons before, both against Iraq’s enemies and against his own people. He is working to develop delivery systems like missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles that could bring these deadly weapons against U.S. forces and U.S. facilities in the Middle East." -John Rockefeller, Oct 10, 2002

Speaking about the WMD's, "The consensus was the same, from the Clinton administration to the Bush administration, It was the same intelligence belief that our allies and friends around the world shared." -Senator Hillary Clinton, April 20, 2004 on Larry King Live

22 posted on 07/25/2004 1:31:05 PM PDT by COEXERJ145
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To: freedom44

bttt


23 posted on 07/25/2004 1:40:00 PM PDT by gipper81
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To: freedom44

bttt


24 posted on 09/24/2004 1:48:00 PM PDT by votelife (Calling abortion a women's issue is like calling war a men's issue!)
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To: votelife

bttt


25 posted on 11/14/2004 2:52:58 PM PST by votelife (Elect a filibuster proof majority, 60 conservative US Senators!)
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To: freedom44

bttt


26 posted on 02/14/2005 10:10:17 AM PST by votelife (Elect a filibuster proof majority, 60 conservative US Senators!)
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To: votelife

bttt


27 posted on 02/17/2005 11:59:09 AM PST by votelife (Elect a filibuster proof majority, 60 conservative US Senators!)
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To: Peach

don't know if you've seen this.


28 posted on 02/17/2005 12:42:44 PM PST by votelife (Elect a filibuster proof majority, 60 conservative US Senators!)
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To: votelife

I have it saved under my favorites. LOL

Wrote a letter to the editor using all those quotes and they published it.

The leftists just keep forgetting we can look this stuff up.


29 posted on 02/17/2005 12:47:08 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: votelife

bump


30 posted on 03/14/2005 8:50:31 PM PST by freedom44
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To: freedom44

bttt...thought we were done with this, looks like the Dems need to be reminded again.


31 posted on 11/23/2005 8:38:49 AM PST by votelife (we need 60 conservative senators)
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To: votelife

Things that GO........BUMP........... in the nite


32 posted on 05/05/2006 5:30:16 PM PDT by RHOACO ("If we do not stand up to be counted, we will have to line up to be numbered." Ronald Reagan)
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To: freedom44

Just had to refer to this to eviscerate an email response I got accusing me of sitting idly by while “the last president lied about WMDs and having to go to war”, in response to my email about Obama’s lies on healthcare reform.

Bump for ease of finding next time.


33 posted on 08/06/2009 5:08:34 AM PDT by Carlucci
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