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Are You Going To Get Mad?
Charley Reese ^ | 1-24-2004 | Charley Reese

Posted on 01/20/2004 9:33:48 PM PST by TomHolly

Are You Going To Get Mad?

It is now about as clear as it's going to get that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction. Secretary of State Colin Powell even contradicted himself (in his U.N. speech) by admitting recently that there is no evidence of any link between Saddam and al-Qaida.

Prior to the Iraq War, the Bush administration asserted as fact that Saddam had huge quantities of chemical and biological weapons and was actively pursuing nuclear weapons. Administration members ridiculed people who expressed any doubts. Today, after spending millions of dollars looking for the weapons, they haven't found anything. And every Iraqi official captured, none of whom has any reason at all to lie, has said the same thing: There are no weapons of mass destruction.

In fact, the Iraqis had been saying that for years, and the Bush administration replied, "You're lying." Now we have this situation. The facts on the ground prove that the Iraqis, whom President Bush called liars, were telling the truth. What does that make Bush? It makes Bush either very badly mistaken or a liar.

It seems to me that if Bush were merely mistaken, he would admit it. He would say to the American people: "Look, I thought Iraq had those weapons based on intelligence, but apparently the intelligence was wrong. I apologize for misleading you." But the president will not do that. He gets huffy and defensive when asked about weapons of mass destruction. Before the war, he never opened his mouth without talking about weapons of mass destruction. It might be that there is simply an arrogant gene in the Bush family. It might be that he was just lying.

It is true that the intelligence reports contained a lot of reservations, expressions of doubt and uncertainty, but when this came out of the political process, it was told to the American people as unquestionable fact without reservations. "Intelligence gathered by this government and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and to conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised," Bush said on March 17. All the Bush people were asserting this to be a fact.

Now we have nearly 500 dead Americans who died to protect the United States from weapons that don't exist. And more will die, and for what reason? So Halliburton and other big corporations can make a lot of money? So Israel can feel safer? So we can have permanent military bases in Iraq? So the president can strut about and call himself the Conqueror of Iraq? One thing you can be sure of: They won't die defending the United States, because Iraq is not now and never was a threat to the United States.

It's no wonder Bush avoids military funerals and has barred the press from the airport where our dead come home. It's no wonder he has clamped a lid of secrecy on the search for weapons of mass destruction. What he ought to do is write a letter of apology to the families of every dead and wounded soldier. That'll be the day.

I don't know about you, but I'm damned angry that the president took this country to war on false pretenses. He has now dreamed up all these other reasons for going to war, but he sold this war to Congress and to the American people on the basis that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

This is far more serious than anything Bill Clinton did. He lied about dillydallying with a young girl. This president apparently lied about the reasons he wanted to take this country to war. He is, behind his facade of good old boy, apparently a man so arrogant that he does not think the American people deserve to be told the truth.

Maybe he's right. If the American people are not offended enough to throw him out of office, then apparently — in this country, anyway — the truth no longer matters.

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1 posted on 01/20/2004 9:33:48 PM PST by TomHolly
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To: TomHolly
This is a parody, right?
2 posted on 01/20/2004 9:35:46 PM PST by thoughtomator ("I will do whatever the Americans want because I saw what happened in Iraq, and I was afraid"-Qadafi)
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To: TomHolly
One of the reasons Einstein and others convinced Roosevelt to make an atomic bomb was that Hitler was building one.

It turns out he was nowhere near as close as we thought either.

Perhaps we should have left him in as well, d**khead?
3 posted on 01/20/2004 9:36:38 PM PST by Keith (IT'S ALL ABOUT THE JUDGES)
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To: TomHolly
Oh, BTW, welcome to FR...Zotbait.
4 posted on 01/20/2004 9:37:18 PM PST by Keith (IT'S ALL ABOUT THE JUDGES)
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To: TomHolly
Hello troll scum
5 posted on 01/20/2004 9:38:36 PM PST by cyborg (Howard Dean makes me look normal during PMS)
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To: Keith
Mmmmmmmm....Is that a ZOT roasting? KETCHUP!
6 posted on 01/20/2004 9:39:06 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: TomHolly
Girlfriend rotation time Charlie. The libs pay well, don't they??
7 posted on 01/20/2004 9:39:28 PM PST by Waco
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To: TomHolly
Meow, Meow, Meow!
8 posted on 01/20/2004 9:39:48 PM PST by COEXERJ145
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To: Keith
I smell a varmit. Don't you??
9 posted on 01/20/2004 9:40:07 PM PST by cyborg (Howard Dean makes me look normal during PMS)
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To: TomHolly
Are You Going To Get Mad?

No, but you are going to get Zot.

10 posted on 01/20/2004 9:40:19 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Michael121
ZOT ping
11 posted on 01/20/2004 9:40:46 PM PST by cyborg (Howard Dean makes me look normal during PMS)
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To: cyborg

12 posted on 01/20/2004 9:42:07 PM PST by annyokie (Wesley Clark: Howard Dean with medals!)
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To: TomHolly
Welcome to FR. Now buckle up, kittenbait, you're going for a ride.
13 posted on 01/20/2004 9:42:14 PM PST by Steel Wolf ("Inveniemus viam aut faciemus" - We will either find a way or make one.)
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To: Dallas59
ZOT


14 posted on 01/20/2004 9:42:23 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: TomHolly
the truth no longer matters.

A truer statement has never been spoken. The media recognizes liars at once, because they themselves lie, and then project such actions upon the innocent.

15 posted on 01/20/2004 9:42:59 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (He who has never hoped can never despair.)
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To: TomHolly
Where's the outrage? Where's the outrage?


16 posted on 01/20/2004 9:43:31 PM PST by Brett66
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To: TomHolly
Charlie and pat buchanan should just go off somewhere and do a little fishing...try to get over their hatred for President Bush and stop looking so petty.
17 posted on 01/20/2004 9:43:37 PM PST by CWOJackson
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To: TomHolly
This is a natural progression for Charley Reese. He's hated Bush since he was elected, and has been getting more and more animated in his columns with each one.

He said he was going to retire, but never did. He should have.

18 posted on 01/20/2004 9:44:04 PM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: TomHolly

19 posted on 01/20/2004 9:44:17 PM PST by COEXERJ145
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To: TomHolly
I received this in email.
Anybody here care to rebut point-by-point?
20 posted on 01/20/2004 9:44:51 PM PST by TomHolly
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To: thoughtomator
TomHolly

Since Jan 20, 2004

I think I'm about to witness my first live zotting!

21 posted on 01/20/2004 9:45:05 PM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
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To: Brett66
Wayminet...wayminite..could the poster have forgotten a barf alert?
22 posted on 01/20/2004 9:45:12 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: thoughtomator
This is a parody, right?

Nope, just the ramblings of an old, senile, Islamo-lovin', Jew-hatin' nutball.

23 posted on 01/20/2004 9:45:25 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: TomHolly
It would help if Charlie had some point...
24 posted on 01/20/2004 9:46:09 PM PST by CWOJackson
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To: annyokie
LOL... ZOT from days gone by...
25 posted on 01/20/2004 9:46:18 PM PST by cyborg (Howard Dean makes me look normal during PMS)
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To: TomHolly
And every Iraqi official captured, none of whom has any reason at all to lie, has said the same thing: There are no weapons of mass destruction.

He's kidding, right??

26 posted on 01/20/2004 9:46:26 PM PST by Mo1 (Join the dollar a day crowd now!)
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To: TomHolly
How about the basic questions of good reporting.

WHO:

WHAT:

WHEN:

WHERE:

WHY:

Until these questions are answered, America has no choice but to consider that the Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction are still out there.

At this moment in time, U.S. forces have not identified the current status of known Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction.

What happened to them?

27 posted on 01/20/2004 9:47:35 PM PST by Hunble
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To: TomHolly

28 posted on 01/20/2004 9:48:35 PM PST by COEXERJ145
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To: TomHolly
I will TomHolly,where is the email.
29 posted on 01/20/2004 9:49:32 PM PST by fatima (Karen ,Ken 4 ID,Jim-)
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To: TomHolly
Had it landed in my inbox, it would have been flagged as junk mail.
30 posted on 01/20/2004 9:49:36 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper
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To: cyborg
I'll raise you:
31 posted on 01/20/2004 9:50:57 PM PST by annyokie (Wesley Clark: Howard Dean with medals!)
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To: annyokie
You beat me LOL
32 posted on 01/20/2004 9:53:24 PM PST by cyborg (Howard Dean makes me look normal during PMS)
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To: TomHolly
I received this in email.
Anybody here care to rebut point-by-point?


How cute. This weeks DU talking points for the common volk. Care to goose step back to your cesspool?
33 posted on 01/20/2004 9:53:25 PM PST by PA Engineer
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To: TomHolly
"This is far more serious than anything Bill Clinton did."

Is that so? Billy fired cruise missiles into Iraq and Sudan while his didling of an intern was being discussed. And Billy did it on the pretext that said countrys were producing WMD.

It's a known fact Iraq under Saddam used chemical warfare against The Kurds and Iran.

At least Bush did't use the present situation to cover up a sex scandle as Bill did.

34 posted on 01/20/2004 9:54:37 PM PST by blackbart.223
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To: TomHolly
What is that other part of the Constitution, not the First Amendment, where it says something about "aiding and comforting the enemey"?

That Treason part, maybe?

Questioning the wisdom of going to war is fine, before the balloon goes up. But afterward, when it can affect the decision making of an enemey to press on or surrender, then I think it's treason.

I think we should treat it that way.

35 posted on 01/20/2004 9:55:01 PM PST by narby (The Greens, like the Nazis before them, are inordinate, i.e., there is no limit to their demands.)
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To: TomHolly
I received this in email. Anybody here care to rebut point-by-point?

Sure, wait one..

36 posted on 01/20/2004 9:56:09 PM PST by Steel Wolf ("Inveniemus viam aut faciemus" - We will either find a way or make one.)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
Tuscaloosa Goldfinch,You have never seen a live zotting,it's like watching a tooth pulled but it doesn't hurt . TomHolly is still with us and wants answers .
37 posted on 01/20/2004 9:56:32 PM PST by fatima (Karen ,Ken 4 ID,Jim-)
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To: fatima
TomHolly...What would Clinton or Gore have done with Iraq? 9/11?
38 posted on 01/20/2004 9:58:34 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: TomHolly
Hi Eris.
40 posted on 01/20/2004 10:02:46 PM PST by Texasforever
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To: fatima
It's been a long time since I've seen a live ZOT!

Here kitty, kitty, kitty!
41 posted on 01/20/2004 10:03:24 PM PST by Jen (The FReeperette formerly known as AntiJen)
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To: TomHolly


DU Troll since 1/20/04
42 posted on 01/20/2004 10:05:24 PM PST by PA Engineer
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To: Dallas59; TomHolly
TomHolly,Good question,Are you still here,'What would Clinton or Gore have done with Iraq? 9/11?"
43 posted on 01/20/2004 10:07:33 PM PST by fatima (Karen ,Ken 4 ID,Jim-)
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To: TomHolly; 4mycountry; netmilsmom; MeekOneGOP; ctlpdad; jriemer; Constitution Day; ...
Viking Kitty Ping!!

Can we make this our official pic? :)

44 posted on 01/20/2004 10:07:37 PM PST by TheBigB (I am Elmer J. Fudd, millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht.)
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To: fatima
Nope, this is my first zotting. Is it like deer hunting? I've never done that either LOL

Those kittens look dangerous.

45 posted on 01/20/2004 10:07:54 PM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
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To: TomHolly
TomHolly,You asked who politey and you just told yourself you were a blankhead.
46 posted on 01/20/2004 10:10:05 PM PST by fatima (Karen ,Ken 4 ID,Jim-)
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To: TheBigB
Yikes!!! You had to post that picture while I was typing my post! LOL
47 posted on 01/20/2004 10:10:10 PM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
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To: TomHolly
"Maybe he's right. If the American people are not offended enough to throw him out of office, then apparently — in this country, anyway — the truth no longer matters." Where was this Reese prick (little nettle of only irritant value) when the sinkEmperor was lying to the people, lying under oath, and selling our nuclear technology to the Chicoms for campaign contributions, all allegations of which have been proven?
48 posted on 01/20/2004 10:10:41 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
Tuscaloosa Goldfinch,Female here,deer have more courage than TomHolly.
49 posted on 01/20/2004 10:13:17 PM PST by fatima (Karen ,Ken 4 ID,Jim-)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
Who took the ketchup out of the fridge? I want another troll drumstick...Please..


50 posted on 01/20/2004 10:16:50 PM PST by Dallas59
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