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Bill: I never tied war to terror fight
NY Daily ^ | 8/12/05 | Kenneth Bazinet

Posted on 08/12/2005 10:46:57 AM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection

While Iraq is now called a main front in the war on terror, former President Bill Clinton said yesterday said he never really saw it as such.

"I never thought [Iraq] had much to do with the war on terror, except that we were looking to see if there were biological and chemical agents there," he told CNN's "Situation Room."

And though he said it's too late now, Clinton said he thought the UN weapons inspectors should have been allowed to complete their job: "The UN inspections were well-advised. But it was clearly not going to have anything to do with Al Qaeda."

The Bush administration, in particular Vice President Cheney, has linked deposed dictator Saddam Hussein to Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaeda network.

As for his wife, the former President insisted that Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) is not a candidate for President - even though sources have told the Daily News he will be her chief strategist if and when she does run.

"She's not a candidate," Bill Clinton said, "and I don't know that she will be ... I am convinced in my own mind she hasn't decided on that. I believe I would know if she had."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; gwot; iraq; news; prequel; x42

1 posted on 08/12/2005 10:46:57 AM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I believe I would know if she had."

pfffffffffffffffft

2 posted on 08/12/2005 10:48:30 AM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Bill has "other interests"...


3 posted on 08/12/2005 10:48:53 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Scratch a Liberal. Uncover a Fascist)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I believe I would know if she had

...'cause you know that there are no secrets between him and the missus.

4 posted on 08/12/2005 10:49:47 AM PDT by Gator101
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"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

Must be great to have such SHORT memories!
5 posted on 08/12/2005 10:52:25 AM PDT by mosquitobite
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

#$@#$, I wonder if now, the Bush family will declar war on this treasonist back stabber?


6 posted on 08/12/2005 10:52:34 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (never surrender, this is for the kids)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"I never thought [Iraq] had much to do with the war on terror, except that we were looking to see if there were biological and chemical agents there," he told CNN's "Situation Room."

What the heck would Clinton know about fighting a War on Terror? His idea of fighting a war was jawing on the phone with Arafat while Monica was 'jawing' him!!!!

7 posted on 08/12/2005 10:53:03 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

So what were those bombs in December of 1998 for then?


8 posted on 08/12/2005 10:53:43 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: FreeAtlanta

Naw, he is a family friend.


9 posted on 08/12/2005 10:54:50 AM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

I keep going back and forth. Today, yes, he is worse than Carter.


10 posted on 08/12/2005 10:55:12 AM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming -- INDICTING HILLARY)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Clinton opens mouth - Lie comes out!


12 posted on 08/12/2005 10:56:03 AM PDT by airborne
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To: All

This from the guy who never tied sex to oral stimulation.


13 posted on 08/12/2005 10:57:04 AM PDT by texan75010
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To: mosquitobite
Must be great to have such SHORT memories!

Even better to be able to lie at will, knowing that nobody in the media will question anything.

14 posted on 08/12/2005 10:58:20 AM PDT by airborne
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To: Rummyfan

It is obvious that Clinton never thought too much about terrorism and Iraq at all....considering what he let Bin Ladin get away with...and the fact the Saddam was financing the terrorists in Israel...and the Oil-for-food Scandal was happening under his nose...

What then does he use for the reason the Hillary voted for the war in Iraq? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


15 posted on 08/12/2005 10:58:54 AM PDT by Txsleuth (Germaine Brousard: She deserves a medal for what she does for the troops!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

"I never thought [Iraq] had much to do with the war on terror,
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/985906/posts

Oh really???


16 posted on 08/12/2005 11:01:57 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Terror fight ? What terror fight ? There was no terror fight until GW took Office !


17 posted on 08/12/2005 11:02:06 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

And why did he inject the military deployed to the Gulf with the experimental Antrax vaccine starting back in 1997?

What was that Al Shifa business all about?


18 posted on 08/12/2005 11:02:11 AM PDT by Wristpin ( Varitek says to A-Rod: "We don't throw at .260 hitters.....")
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Well that's funny. It's the Clinton administration that signed the Iraqi Liberation Act in 1998 which called for regime change. Clinton's rhetoric at the time sounded EXACTLY like Bush's rhetoric and Clinton actually said that Iraq threatened the region "and all of us".

As well, Clinton's Justice Department indictment of OBL stated that OBL had reached an agreement with the country of Iraq. In exchange for weapons development, AQ would not attack Iraq.


19 posted on 08/12/2005 11:03:38 AM PDT by Peach
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

"I believe I would know if she had."

How could he? Bubba and the Heinous Harridan don't even share the same address!


20 posted on 08/12/2005 11:03:44 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Txsleuth
Bil Clinton: quite simply and inarguably the worst MAN ever to be President.

Whether or not he was the worst President, Carter gives him a run for the money.

21 posted on 08/12/2005 11:05:22 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Txsleuth
Bill Clinton: quite simply and inarguably the worst MAN ever to be President.

Whether or not he was the worst President, Carter gives him a run for the money.

22 posted on 08/12/2005 11:05:35 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Pardon my language, please. He is what he is, a lying sack of $hit.


23 posted on 08/12/2005 11:07:05 AM PDT by peridot
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I call BS!!

That indictment was returned before the embassy bombings and resulted from a two-year grand jury investigation of his activities in Somalia and Saudi Arabia, as well as reports that he had connections to a circle of Islamic militants in Brooklyn.
****My foot note here - Where were the terrorists Atta was said to have ties to? Brooklyn?****

The new indictment, which supersedes the June action, accuses Mr. bin Laden of leading a vast terrorist conspiracy from 1989 to the present, in which he is said to have been working in concert with governments, including those of Sudan, Iraq and Iran, and terrorist groups to build weapons and attack American military installations.

Source: NYT, November 5, 1998, Thursday, Late Edition - Final

24 posted on 08/12/2005 11:09:39 AM PDT by eyespysomething (Refill with only real Kikkoman Soy Sauce)
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To: Peach

SEE---this man was soooo uninterested in the hard work of being POTUS, he would give speeches but not even know what he was saying...otherwise he would REMEMBER the things you just pointed out...

But we all know that his brains were in his pants...and the only thing he loved more than applause and adoration was, well...you know!


25 posted on 08/12/2005 11:09:45 AM PDT by Txsleuth (Germaine Brousard: She deserves a medal for what she does for the troops!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"I never thought [Iraq] had much to do with the war on terror, except that we were looking to see if there were biological and chemical agents there," he told CNN's "Situation Room."

Bills brain has been fried by Cocaine and other narcotic substances. He is not able to process logical thought. Surprise, surprise, surprise.

26 posted on 08/12/2005 11:12:05 AM PDT by Podkayne (Hear no evil, See no evil, speak no evil begets more evil)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Able Danger...

Jamie Gorelick...

Mary Jo White...

Sandy Bergler...

Hillary! 2008...

Lie all you want, Bill, the dots are starting to connect themselves.

27 posted on 08/12/2005 11:13:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Koran 9:123 "Make war on the infidels who dwell around you.")
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

In certain cultures, Bill Clinton's tongue would have been cut off too many times to count on a super computer.


28 posted on 08/12/2005 11:13:26 AM PDT by auboy
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To: Txsleuth

Bill Clinton used the office of the presidency to pick up chicks. Anything else was a distraction.


29 posted on 08/12/2005 11:13:27 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

During the 1992 presidential campaign, Al Gore criticized the first Bush administration for a "blatant disregard" of Iraq's ties to terrorism. On September 29, 1992 Al Gore said, "The Reagan/Bush Administration was also prepared to overlook the fact that the terrorist who masterminded the attack on the Achille Lauro and the savage murder of American Leon Klinghoffer fled with Iraqi assistance. Nor did it matter that the team of terrorists who set out to blow up the Rome airport came from Baghdad with suitcase bombs." Gore went on to say, "There might have been a moment's pause for reflection when Iraqi aircraft intentionally attacked the USS Stark in May 1987, killing 37 sailors -- but the Administration smoothed it over very fast."

http://www.mit.edu/afs/net/user/tytso/usenet/nptn/campaign92/dems/15


30 posted on 08/12/2005 11:15:28 AM PDT by faq (<-- Click on "faq" page to read "Things you may have forgotten about Iraq.")
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To: massgopguy

The job of the UN inspectors was to delay and decieve in order to continue the Oil for Food scam.


31 posted on 08/12/2005 11:16:11 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: Txsleuth

ROFL!! Unfortunately, we all remember all too well what Clinton was really interested in.

He just talks to hear the sound of his own voice, and, as you pointed out, contradicts himself pretty frequently and doesn't remember his own words from previous rambling exercises.


32 posted on 08/12/2005 11:19:42 AM PDT by Peach
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To: massgopguy

Yeah...Clinton went JUST a little to far when he started saying the UN inspectors were getting the job done...

How DID he say that with a straight face?


33 posted on 08/12/2005 11:19:56 AM PDT by Txsleuth (Germaine Brousard: She deserves a medal for what she does for the troops!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"The UN inspections were well-advised. But it was clearly not going to have anything to do with Al Qaeda."

These guys forget it was Clinton's Justice Department that stated al Qaeda and Iraq were cooperating on weapons development.

See US Government - Bin Laden and Iraq Agreed to Cooperate on Weapons Development

From a State Department press release of 1998 (04 November 1998
BIN LADEN, ATEF INDICTED IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT FOR AFRICAN BOMBINGS
By Judy Aita USIA Staff Writer):

"In addition, al Qaeda reached an understanding with the Government of Iraq that al Qaeda would not work against that government and that on particular projects, specifically including weapons development, al Qaeda would work cooperatively with the Government of Iraq," the indictment said.

34 posted on 08/12/2005 11:20:08 AM PDT by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Mary Jo White, as US Attorney in New York, produced the indictment of bin Laden in 1998 for the Clinton Justice Department that stated directly that al Qaeda and Iraq were cooperating on weapons development.


35 posted on 08/12/2005 11:22:06 AM PDT by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: tallhappy

That statement that you just posted, should be the first thing put up on every newscast that does a story about Sheehan...she says that she changed her mind about Bush because she has since found out that there was NO tie between Iraq and al-Queda...

Of course, no one will...but thank YOU for posting this.


36 posted on 08/12/2005 11:22:50 AM PDT by Txsleuth (Germaine Brousard: She deserves a medal for what she does for the troops!)
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To: CheneyChick

how would he know unless she sent him a tlegram?? I'm pretty sure they don't spend much time on the phone with each other.


37 posted on 08/12/2005 11:24:36 AM PDT by cajun-jack
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To: Txsleuth

It is truly insane.


38 posted on 08/12/2005 11:25:06 AM PDT by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Where? I say where is that 'Barf Alert'?! (imitating Foghorn Leghorn)
39 posted on 08/12/2005 11:30:14 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Bill Clinton on CNN saying Iraq and terror have no connection, and Hillary's not running in 2008.

A liar spewing lies. Nothing new here. LOL

40 posted on 08/12/2005 11:55:54 AM PDT by Reagan Man
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To: tallhappy; E. Pluribus Unum; faq; eyespysomething; mosquitobite
Regardless of what he/she/they say, the USS CLINTON YELLOW SUBMARINE has not sunk
41 posted on 08/12/2005 12:09:11 PM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection (I urge Roberts to support all sections of the Constitution which uphold abortion)
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To: peridot
Pardon my language, please. He is what he is, a lying sack of $hit.

OK, but the sacks aren't going to like it.

42 posted on 08/12/2005 12:10:41 PM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Is your wife running for President? Bubba: "Please define "running..."


43 posted on 08/12/2005 1:28:33 PM PDT by wingsof liberty (Marines - the few, the proud, the best!!)
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