Skip to comments.NY Times: Iraq Had WMD 'Stockpiles' in 2003
Posted on 03/13/2005 7:26:41 AM PST by MisterRepublican
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If it was such a big deal then where is fox news?
Non story.. that's why.
Interesting 'foot n the door' alert:
They couldn't mention the possibility - until an elected and US supported government was in place and then it's suddenly of great concern.
The new government is expected not only to go find the stuff but to do it because "the missing stockpiles (are) still ostensibly under the agency's supervision".
Good points and I'm glad someone made them...there seems to be a lot of misunderstanding on this WMD issue and partisans on BOTH 'sides' seem to be deliberately 'spinning' these issues to EXPLOIT people's [especially the ignorant masses'] preconceptions or misconceptions; a lot of 'Lets not confuzzle the rubes with FACTS!' going on...-sigh-
WHAT WE KNEW ABOUT THE WMD ALL ALONG (AND NOW THE MSM EATS THE BIG CROW) - ping.
Hollywood Elites Duck Iraq War Debate
By Jeff Gannon
March 11, 2003
WASHINGTON (GOPUSA News) -- Ten of Hollywood's loudest "anti-war" activists were recently invited to debate public policy and military experts about a war in Iraq, but none of them showed up. Frontiers of Freedom (FOF), a non-profit think tank, sponsored the event at the National Press Club. Invited to appear were George Clooney, Matt Damon, Mike Farrell, Janeane Garofolo, Ethan Hawke, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen, Barbra Streisand, and Uma Thurman.
"Six weeks ago we sent an open-ended invitation to these celebrities to appear at a fair and honest debate," said Jason Wright, Vice President of FOF.
"Most never responded at all -- those that did said no. It's one thing to exercise free speech, which we fully support, but when you command attention as they do it is shameful to rattle off inaccuracies and traditional liberal tripe then quickly bury your head in the sand when faced with opposition. In fact, it's shameful," Wright said.
FOF president George Landrith added that Hollywood claims war is never the answer, regardless of the threat. "To those who ask why we're picking on Hollywood, it's simple. They have power and influence on culture but no accountability. They are in a unique position to spout off whatever they like without a challenge. Hollywood stars have no expertise and no sense of history. They regurgitate talking points without a care," Landrith said.
Landrith continued, "As to the issue of Saddam himself, it's not that complicated. The only reason he is feigning cooperation and allowing the inspectors to return is that he does not want the U.S. armed forces to return."
Bob Bevelacqua, former U.S. Army Major and defense consultant, expressed disappointment that Hollywood was not represented at the debate. "I hoped to share with them details of a video I was shown recently in a high-level briefing at the Pentagon," Bevelacqua said.
"I've seen some pretty disgusting things but what I just saw in this video, which I hope will soon be made public, was shocking. Saddam uses rape rooms, keeps prep rooms for the rapists to prepare themselves, even tapes and then edits them to be sent to the families of the raped women. I would like to hear what Hollywood says about that. Bombs, nerve agents, and canisters are one thing, but when you attach faces, it's another story. Is action in Iraq just? It is absolutely just, and the time is now," Bevelacqua said.
Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Chuck Nash compared the situation in Iraq to a disease. "We have been treating this disease with over-the-counter measures. We must make a commitment to stop fighting the disease from afar. We must go to the center, and we must stop fighting the symptoms."
On the issue of human shields, Nash added that most of the young people have left Baghdad, determined not to put their lives at risk. "But over 300,000 other young men and women are in the area," he said. "They are courageously standing, honoring their commitment. United we should and must stand."
"There are a few great 'Hollywood Lies'," concluded Peter Hussey, a veteran of three administrations and a respected defense consultant. "One is that inspections work. Mike Farrell likes to say that the job of inspectors is to go and hunt for these weapons of mass destruction. Yet the latest United Nations resolutions call for Iraq to come clean without digging by the team of Hans Blix. They are not detectives."
"Another lie is Mike Farrell claiming that Iraq is not a threat. How can this be? Recently Saddam gave an interview revealing his goal to rule the region, dominate Israel, and get revenge on the U.S. for the Gulf War. This is not a threat? Look, if we are wrong this time it will be far worse than Kuwait, we will have terrorism with global reach. We must end the threat today," Hussey said.
FOX News is owned by an avowed liberal - FYI.
Bingo, leave it in the hands of the good bad one, Saddam.
What page was this on? Section D, page 99?
Thanks for the ping!
Now that the "Paper of Record" < gag > is on board we might not have to wait for 14 UN resolutions before we strike.
And Bill O'Reilly is a conservative. And Michael Moore votes Republican.
How would that SOB Dan Rather report THIS STORY!?
Rerun the September 8, 2004 piece in 60 Minutes, or something like that.
Bookmarking your post Sir...
ya gotta watch it with newsmax: the NYT did no such thing.
"FOX News is owned by an avowed liberal - FYI."
Murdoch Builds China Home
NewsMax ^ | 12/21/04 | Carl Limbacher
Australian-born media magnate Rupert Murdoch is building a home near the Forbidden City in Beijing.
The News Corporation executive chairman was building the house on property he bought in the Chinese capital's political and diplomatic area, Britain's Daily Telegraph website said Tuesday.
Quoting Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, a paper once owned by the media mogul, it said Murdoch is building a large house in the siheyuan courtyard style, deemed to embody Confucian thought.
The 21,000 square feet home will have two stories underground and will be built from traditional grey bricks and roof tiles, including some from a former house on the site.
Mr Murdoch is also in the process of buying a new residence in New York's Fifth Ave. He reportedly paid $44 million for the posh 4000 square feet pad.
They'll be eating crow pie for a long time over at the NYT.
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