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Posted on 10/25/2004 7:11:50 PM PDT by Chicos_Bail_Bonds
NBCNEWS: Huge Cache of Explosives Vanished From Site in Iraq -- At Least 18 Months Ago (SIREN ALERT)
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Sounds to me like you play chess very well indeed :).
I can see it now: Kerry up to his neck in Al Qaqaa.
Well Timeout broke it here on FR before Drudge caught up with US!!!
Expect at least a dozen of these anti-Bush stories to be in the papers these last 7 days.
I e-mailed the nytimes too -- I copied the siren headline from Drudge and asked them nicely to stop trying to throw the election.
NYT is making Dan Rather look like an even-handed truth-loving
This is really going to be funny on talk radio tomorrow. The Kerry campaign will be put on the defensive and so will MSM. Another win for Bush and another nail in the coffin for Kerry.
Sounds good, I do hope that Rove & co. are so on top of this issue as you suggest (I suspect they are, just want to see the whole thing play out). We all want to see the NY Times, the DNC, and most of all the Kerry campaign humiliated on this issue, but will the MSM follow up on the NBC story or just run along to the next leftist hit-job? The 'Rats jumped on the NY Times story - I received the following mass email today [I subscribed to their email list to keep track of what's coming out of the DNC/Kerry cesspool] railing about supposed Bush 'incompetence':
does anyone know if NBC is actually running this story tomorrow or this is just a piecing together of old stories/reports by Drudge?
If they are running the story tomorrow this is huge for the President: Sadaam moves 350 tons of explosives out of the country before the war, explosives that could be used to ignite a nuclear device!
Just heard MSNBC newsbreak - they are reporting that the Pentagon says that the weapons may have disapeared before the troops got there. They are not reporting that they positively disapeared before the troops ot there.
Rove, Gillespie, Racicot, et al need to jump on this with both feet. They need to link sKerry to this anti-American, pro-terrorist institution.
Heh.. wonder if Joe has a plan B ;=)
18 months ago, before troops arrived? The war began Mar. 19, 2003, a little over 19 months ago. I'm a bit confused.
Anyway, any suggestion that they might have been mass destruction weapons? I can't believe NBC would bother to report it then.
The other gambit is that you know Kerry will jump on any bad news so you put out a story he knows to be false, let him try to use it, then ask how he didn't know the truth when it was well known in the intelligence committee.
Whoops, I forgot Kerry wasn't at any of the intelligence committee meetings.
Personally, I prefer the Iraq had WMD gambit.
I've been pondering -- in trying to smear Bush, didn't the NYT completely backtrack on the liberal canard that THERE WERE NO DANGEROUS WEAPONS IN IRAQ?
Might add to that Kerry indirectly, and unjustly, slamming our commanders and troops for not doing a good job.
MSNBC is NBC and they are NOT reporting this story yet. Only that the pentagon is disputing it.
You know, I don't think NBC realizes that they completely slammed the NYT's story.
If you go to this link there is a box with David Kay's picture on it half way down. There's a link to Jim M.'s story. You can get a video feed of it.
He's says it in the beginning of the story that the troops didn't find the high explosives when they got there on April 10, 2003.
Check out Jim Geraghty's The Kerry Spot at NRO for more on this story, an NBC reporter tonight pretty much killed the NYT story, citing NBC's own on-the-ground experience embedded with the troops --
Here's the link to the NBC story as reported on The Kerry Spot:
Step 2: Get real story out that the explosives disappeared prior to coming under U.S. control
Step 3: Remind people that Al Qakaa site was also a known as a WMD site
Step 4: Remind people that trucks were sent to Syria from Iraq
Step 5: Drop the Iraq had WMD October surprise.
Don't Steps 2-5 require the MSM cooperating? .. otherwise Carl Rove may as well be talking to a wall --No?
whats the address over there?
I've got to go over to DUng. LAst night they thought this would seal the election.
"contained nearly 380 tons of deadly explosives"
More proof of why adjectives need to be removed from news stories and news discussions.
After all, is there something other than a deadly explosive? Would dynamite be a deadly explosive as opposed to "snakes", which are a boring yet non-deadly explosive? Or maybe we're talking about non-deadly explosives like jiffy pop. Although one could conceivably choke on the popcorn the explosive side of it is safe for the most part.
they are freaking out.. trying to debunk it
This was THE lead item on NPR and CNN and ABC radio all day today. Hmm, wonder if they'll correct their error.
I'm way past tired of F'n blathering about restoring America's respect in the world. The last thing I care about is what the French and Germans think of this country. Those two countries aren't even worth wiping our shoes upon. They are a light years behind in earning OUR respect.
"After all, is there something other than a deadly explosive? Would dynamite be a deadly explosive as opposed to "snakes", which are a boring yet non-deadly explosive? Or maybe we're talking about non-deadly explosives like jiffy pop."
I love the MSM. They try so hard to bring down Bush with faulty memos, intel, etc. and then it BACKFIRES on them destroying their credibility!
Wrong--it is already on the news. And lets not forget, according to Drudge this is an NBC story. Hardly the Fox News channel.
Let's Freep the Kerry WebSite
Here's my smackdown!
Hey Guys & Gals,
I hate to spoil your fun but have you seen Drudge lately? Looks like NBC is reporting that those missing explosives were missing before our troops ever got there. Who's to blame now? Not Bush...Not Cheney (Halliburton)! Better check with the UN because they were in charge of monitoring it.
LOL (4 More Years)
Posted by Huskr4Bush at October 25, 2004 10:36 PM
Where's that traitor Andrew Sullivan? He was joining the lefties in accusing Bush of "criminal negligence" over NYT's hit piece.
Question: If the WMD were faked by Saddam, how do we know that these 350 tons of weapons existed ?
I'm pretty sure it's Karl not Carl, but the second step was just accelerated by the NBC embed. The pentagon was already starting to put out information that the explosives might have disappeared prior to troops getting there. It would have just taken a little longer.
As to media cooperation for the rest of the story, talk radio and Fox make that alot more likely. Plus, I think reporters still dream of being like Woodward and Bernstein, but it's alot tougher to get away with creating anonymous sources than it was in the 70s.
"This was THE lead item on NPR and CNN and ABC radio all day today. Hmm, wonder if they'll correct their error."
I doubt it...UNLESS we all put pressure on them warning them they'll end up with the same credibility (or lack thereof!) as CBS. They are all perilously close to losing credibility even with the members of the public who don't pay much attention to politics, because it's become so blatant.
If we can get the message about the NYT lying out around the MSM, as happened with Rathergate, this could end up pushing people to support Bush in reaction...
Yes, I saw that story on Kerryspot. I did NOT see a story on NBC or MSNBC yet. I think they will sweep it under the rug.
I gave up reading Andrew Sullivan a few months ago...he went off the deep end.
JOHN LOFTUS ON THE JOHN BACHELOR SHOW IS SAYING THIS BOMBSHELL IS NOT GOOD NEWS FOR BUSH!
The military should have been guarding this stuff. But the question is how can the US safeguard these stockpiles when they were allegedly moved prior to the US invasion. Go figure.
When the NY Times endorses a candidate, they REALLY endorse a candidate -- even if it means their credibility goes out the window. NY Times, the PR wing of the Democratic Party...
Question is, where did the cache go? And maybe they are in the same place the WMDs are. Syria, Iran...who knows?
Because the I.A.E.A actually inspected the explosives and allowed Saddam to keep them for "civilian construction" purposes. U.N. food for oil scandal part deaux?
That is exactly what the Bush Team did.
"But the question is how can the US safeguard these stockpiles when they were allegedly moved prior to the US invasion"
Uhh...maybe a few people need to call and say this to him? And email him?