Skip to comments.WMD--THE DEMOCRAT BETRAYAL (EAT THIS HARRY REID! YOUR OWN PARTY SAID SADDAM HAD WMD BEFORE W. DID!)
Posted on 11/03/2005 3:00:30 PM PST by MikeA
As I have often said (and resaid) the inexcusable element in the Democrats' attacks on their President in the midst of a war is that they are betraying a war they authorized in the first place. In the wake of Harry Reid's unhinged accusations the Republican National Committee has posted a collection of statements by Democratic Party leaders reminding us why we went to war.
DEM OFFICIALS HAVE WARNED ABOUT WMDs IN IRAQ FOR YEARS
Former President Bill Clinton:
President Clinton: "We Have To Defend Our Future From These Predators Of The 21st Century. They Feed On The Free Flow Of Information And Technology. They Actually Take Advantage Of The Freer Movement Of People, Information And Ideas. And They Will Be All The More Lethal If We Allow Them To Build Arsenals Of Nuclear, Chemical And Biological Weapons And The Missiles To Deliver Them. We Simply Cannot Allow That To Happen. There Is No More Clear Example Of This Threat Than Saddam Hussein's Iraq. His Regime Threatens The Safety Of His People, The Stability Of His Region And The Security Of All The Rest Of Us." (President Clinton, Remarks To Joint Chiefs Of Staff And Pentagon Staff, 2 /17/98)
President Clinton: "Earlier Today I Ordered America's Armed Forces To Strike Military And Security Targets In Iraq... Their Mission Is To Attack Iraq's Nuclear, Chemical And Biological Weapons Programs And Its Military Capacity To Threaten Its Neighbors ..." ("Text Of Clinton Statement On Iraq Attack," Agence France Presse, 12/17/98)
Former Vice President Al Gore:
Gore: "You Know, In 1991, I Was One Of Those Who Put Partisanship Completely Aside And Supported President Bush At That Time In Launching The Gulf War. And In That War, We Saw How Saddam Had Threatened His Neighbors And Was Trying To Get Nuclear Weapons, Chemical Weapons, And Biological Weapons. And We're Not Going To Allow Him To Succeed." (CNN's "Larry King Live," 12/16/98)
Gore: "[I]f You Allow Someone Like Saddam Hussein To Get Nuclear Weapons, Ballistic Missiles, Chemical Weapons, Biological Weapons, How Many People Is He Going To Kill With Such Weapons? He's Already Demonstrated A Willingness To Use These Weapons ..." (CNN's "Larry King Live," 12/16/98)
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY):
Sen. Clinton: "I Voted For The Iraqi Resolution. I Consider The Prospect Of A Nuclear-Armed Saddam Hussein Who Can Threaten Not Only His Neighbors, But The Stability Of The Region And The World, A Very Serious Threat To The United States." (Senator Hillary Clinton [D-NY], Press Conference, January 22, 2003)
Sen. Clinton: "In The Four Years Since The Inspectors, Intelligence Reports Show That Saddam Hussein Has Worked To Rebuild His Chemical And Biological Weapons Stock, His Missile Delivery Capability, And His Nuclear Program. ... It Is Clear, However, That If Left Unchecked, Saddam Hussein Will Continue To Increase His Capability To Wage Biological And Chemical Warfare And Will Keep Trying To Develop Nuclear Weapons." (Sen. Hillary Clinton, Congressional Record, 10/10/02, p. S10288)
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA):
Sen. Kerry: "The Crisis Is Even More Threatening By Virtue Of The Fact That Iraq Has Developed A Chemical Weapons Capability, And Is Pursuing A Nuclear Weapons Development Program." (Sen. John Kerry, Congressional Record, 10/2/90, p. S14332)
Sen. Kerry: "If You Don't Believe ... Saddam Hussein Is A Threat With Nuclear Weapons, Then You Shouldn't Vote For Me." (Ronald Brownstein, "On Iraq, Kerry Appears Either Torn Or Shrewd," Los Angeles Times, 1/31/03)
Former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC):
Sen. Edwards: "Serving On The Intelligence Committee And Seeing Day After Day, Week After Week, Briefings On Saddam's Weapons Of Mass Destruction And His Plans On Using Those Weapons, He Cannot Be Allowed To Have Nuclear Weapons, It's Just That Simple. The Whole World Changes If Saddam Ever Has Nuclear Weapons." (MSNBC's "Buchanan And Press," 1/7/03)
Sen. Edwards: "The Question Is Whether We're Going To Let This Man [Saddam] Who's Been Developing Weapons Of Mass Destruction Continue To Develop Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Get Nuclear Capability, And Get To The Place Where If We're Going To Stop Him, If He Invades A Country Around Him, It'll Cost Millions Of Lives As Opposed To Thousands Of Lives." (MSNBC's "Hardball," 2/6/03)
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV):
Reid: "The Problem Is Not Nuclear Testing; It Is Nuclear Weapons ... The Number Of Third World Countries With Nuclear Capabilities Seems To Grow Daily. Saddam Hussein's Near Success With Developing A Nuclear Weapon Should Be An Eye-Opener For Us All." (Sen. Harry Reid, Congressional Record, 8/3/92, p. S11188)
Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN):
Bayh: "In My Opinion - And I Do, As You Know, I'm Fairly Hawkish On Iraq. I'm Inclined To Support Going In There And Dealing With Saddam. But I Think That Case Needs To Be Made On A Separate Basis - His Possession Of Biological And Chemical Weapons, His Desire To Get Nuclear Weapons, His Proven Track Record Of Attacking His Neighbors And Others." (CNN's "Late Edition," 8/4/02)
Bayh: "The Question Is, Do You Want Saddam Hussein Having Chemical Weapons, Having Biological Weapons, Possibly One Day Having A Nuclear Weapon? Do You Want To Have To Deal With That? And If The Answer Is No, Then What Do You Do About It And When Do You Do Something About It?" (CNN's "Live Event/Special," 12/1/01)
Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE):
Biden: "First Of All, We Don't Know Exactly What He Has. ... We Know He Continues To Attempt To Gain Access To Additional Capability, Including Nuclear Capability. There Is A Real Debate How Far Off That Is, Whether It's A Matter Of Years Or Whether It's A Matter Of Less Than That, And So There's Much We Don't Know." (NBC's "Meet The Press," 8/4/02)
Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM):
Richardson: "The Threat Of Nuclear Proliferation Is One Of The Big Challenges That We Have Now, Especially By States That Have Nuclear Weapons, Outlaw States Like Iraq." (ABC's "Good Morning America," 5/29/98)
Former Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL):
Sen. Graham: "I Don't Know If I've Seen All The Evidence, But I've Seen Enough To Be Satisfied That There Has Been A Continuing Effort By Saddam Hussein Since The End Of The Gulf War, Particularly Since 1998, To Re-Establish And Enhance Iraq's Capacity Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Chemical, Biological And Nuclear." (CBS' "Face The Nation," 12/8/02)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL):
Durbin: "One Of The Most Compelling Threats We In This Country Face Today Is The Proliferation Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction. Threat Assessments Regularly Warn Us Of The Possibility That North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Or Some Other Nation May Acquire Or Develop Nuclear Weapons." (Sen. Dick Durbin, Congressional Record, 9/30/99, p. S11673)
Sen. Russell Feingold (D-WI):
Feingold: "With Regard To Iraq, I Agree, Iraq Presents A Genuine Threat, Especially In The Form Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Chemical, Biological, And Potentially Nuclear Weapons. I Agree That Saddam Hussein Is Exceptionally Dangerous And Brutal, If Not Uniquely So, As The President Argues." (Sen. Russell Feingold [D-WI], Congressional Record, 10/9/05, p. S10147)
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL):
Nelson: "And My Own Personal View Is, I Think Saddam Has Chemical And Biological Weapons, And I Expect That He Is Trying To Develop A Nuclear Weapon. So At Some Point, We Might Have To Act Precipitously." (CNN's "Late Edition," 8/25/02)
Nelson: "Well, I Believe He Has Chemical And Biological Weapons. I Think He's Trying To Develop Nuclear Weapons. And The Fact That He Might Use Those Is A Considerable Threat To Us." (CNBC, "Tim Russert," 9/14/02)
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV):
Sen. Byrd: "The Last U.N. 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 ..." ("Threats And Responses," The New York Times, 10/4/02)
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA):
Pelosi: "Others Have Talked About This Threat That Is Posed By Saddam Hussein. Yes, He Has Chemical Weapons, He Has Biological Weapons, He Is Trying To Get Nuclear Weapons." (Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Congressional Record, 10/10/02, p. H7777)
Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA):
Harman: "I Certainly Think [Saddam's] Developing Nuclear Capability, Which, Fortunately, The Israelis Set Back 20 Years Ago With Their Preemptive Attack, Which, In Hindsight, Looks Pretty Darn Good." (Fox News' "The Big Story," 8/27/02)
Former Rep. Dick Gephardt (D-MO):
"Gephardt Said He's Seen 'A Large Body Of Intelligence Information Over A Long Time That He Is Working On And Has Weapons Of Mass Destruction. Before 1991, He Was Close To Having A Nuclear Device. Now, You'll Get A Debate About Whether It's One Year Away Or Five Or Six." (Morton M. Kondracke, "Gephardt Pushes Consensus Action Against Iraq Threat," Roll Call, 9/23/02)
Former Secretary Of State Madeline Albright:
Madeline Albright: "Iraq Is A Long Way From [Here], But What Happens There Matters A Great Deal Here, For The Risk 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, And It Is A Threat Against Which We Must And Will Stand Firm." ("Secretary Of State Madeleine Albright, Secretary Of Defense William Cohen And National Security Adviser Sandy Berger Participate In Town Hall Meeting," Federal News Service, 2/18/98)
Mike I hate to tell you this, but Momonism is a cult of deception and two evil con artist. There are some of the finest people in this nation involved in Mormonism unsuspecting of the ACTUAL history of why it is a cult.
I imagine if many Mormons investigated the history of the founder, the con artist that founded it, not many would follow this ruse masquarading as a religion.
I'm not going to desparage ANYONE that is a Mormon, but I will destroy it's tenents and false precepts!The question is, when you have a man like H Reid who doesn't care about what's right or truthfulness and is out to destroy another man based on evil lies and deceptive stunts like the founder of Mormonism committed, then I guess you have to at least wonder where H. Reid gets his values from?
This is a Rat talking point and it has been repeated so often that a lot of Americans believe it and won't listen to the truth even if you try to jam it into their ear! You can thank Michael Moore, Howard Dean, Err America, the entire MSM for this LIE, which is just one of many going around today. Even Jimmie Carter is pontificating on this today, he is also on the dark side (no surprise there since he is a Rat). It is full speed ahead to get to IMPEACHMENT.
"Mormons are not Christians and not Conservative Christians that elected the president."
I would suggest that you go look up the definition of Christian in any dictionary, which is any devoted follower of Christ who accepts Christ as the literal Son of God and as Savior. Mormons most assuredly believe that.
"Christian" does not mean someone who believes in every particular point of doctrine as evangelical Protestants believe which is how you define the term Christian. I think it is sad how you and other evangelicals have hijacked the term "Christian" and turned it into a weapon and a blunt instrument of your arrogance rather than what it was always meant to be, a symbol of devoted and loving discipleship of the Savior. The term Christian to me always signified love. It never signified prejudice and exclusion as you use it. Shame on you and those who trained you to think that way.
It shows a fundamental insecurity in the confidence you have in your own beliefs that you feel the need to tear down the beliefs of others. And before you become so self-assured in the truthfulness of what you believe, let me remind you that many secular types would point to what you believe as being "fairy tales" and "myth," wielding science, history and even archaeology and anthropology to make you look foolish and simple for believing in the Bible.
So in the end, faith is what determines what we believe now doesn't it, as does a witness from God's Spirit. I don't need the unbridled hubris of others, whether either secularists or sectarians, to tell me what's right and what's wrong in what I hold sacred because I've accessed the divine in ways they never have to learn the truth of what I believe. Therefore, science nor naysayers have no power nor impact over my faith. My faith comes from God, not from the unenlightened.
And by the way, I don't need your distorted propandistic website to tell me what Mormons believe. I happen to be one and I have studied deepely the dissembling that goes on in the anti-Mormon screeds that are published. They are shamelessly dishonest. I would no more rely on your deceptive website to tell me what Mormons believe than I would rely on Moveon.org to tell me about the Republican party.
And you are quite wrong, Mormons are conservative and did help elect Bush. Without Utah and without a lot of conservative Mormons providing a margin of difference for Bush in close swing states like New Mexico and Nevada, we would have President Kerry right now.
So can we get back to the main point of the thread which was the Democrats and their lying about WMD rather than the boilerplate and tired Mormon bashing that goes on here at FR any time anything about Mormons are mentioned? It makes me ashamed to associated with some of you for being so small.
"The question is, when you have a man like H Reid who doesn't care about what's right or truthfulness and is out to destroy another man based on evil lies and deceptive stunts like the founder of Mormonism committed, then I guess you have to at least wonder where H. Reid gets his values from?"
I have to disagree with the full content of your post. When you study the LDS faith and read and pray for yourself to know the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, then I will accept that you have learned of the LDS faith from someone other than an agendized pastor out to preserve his livelihood. And I will accept that you can dismiss it aa a "Cult," a silly boilerplate scare tactic term with no basis in reality.
Until then I must say you have never attempted to learn of the LDS faith in a balanced and fair way relying on what others have told you rather than what your own heart, mind, and soul would tell you about it, to say nothing of the Spirit of the Lord were you to ask. You have learned of the Mormon faith in the same way some Democrats come to learn of Republican/conservative views by relying on Moveon.org and Michael Moore.
As to your comment above about Harry Reid, nothing in what I know about the LDS faith justifies Reid's lying and perfidy. Honestly, there are cads and reprobates in every religion are there not?? To somehow claim Harry Reid tarnishes the entire LDS faith, or says something about it, is intellectually dishonest in the extreme. Shall I hang your Protestant faith by Bill Clinton's sorry example and his amorality and say he learned it from Protestantism and that his dishonesty is a typically Protestant trait?? See how unfair that is? Few Mormons I know agree with Harry Reid and certainly most do not share his politics.
Finally, I would invite you to read a balanced history of the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith, called "Rough Stone Rolling." Richard Bushman, the author, is an esteemed historian and his work is being praised as balanced and fair by historians both in and outside of the LDS faith. No one ever said Joseph Smith was perfect. Bushman's book shows he was a man with follies and failings like any other. But the work he performed is one that is practically unassailable when you look at it in a balanced and fair manner, even more so when you ask for the Spirit of God as a confirming witness.
I could point out to you the follies and imperfections of many holy men in the Bible, whether Moses, Aaron, David, Peter, Paul, etc. But all were men of God who did his will. Often imperfect before their discipleship and certainly imperfect and failing at times after, their humaness in no way negated their sacred mission and the truthfulness of what they purported to be.
So look into the LDS faith for yourself. Ask God for his Spirit to guide you. Don't rely on what the agendized and biased tell you to believe any more than you'd rely on George Soros or Michael Moore to tell you about George Bush or Republicans. Look for yourself and your eyes will be opened. Mine were. I know you can realize that promise for yourself.
And that is all I will have to say about that until you can show me you've attempted to learn of the LDS faith by going to the source, rather than relying on the propaganda of others dispensed to preserve their congregations and their paychecks.
Yeah, but the reply from those idiots will be, "But they didn't start a war" like that's a good thing.
I usually retort back, "yeah, because they are cowards and never care about protecting the American people".
what we should do is continually fax and e-mail this to the lib papers and tv networks..the hell with the DU...
The Democrats were saying it to make it look like they cared.
They had no intention of doing squat about it.
Jam it down the throats of the press and the Liberals. They can no longer get away with LIES!!!!!!!
It is a beautiful day!
This is the red herring of Mormonism.
Why don't you ask yourself who Joseph Smith was and all the cons, and false prophecies he promoted only to find the ruse to line his pockets with parishoner's money...
Just another gold digging, con artist.
Btw, I go to God thru Jesus Christ and he doesn't require that I go thru any religion or faith to worship God. God only requires that I go thru his son, not Joseph Smith, who lied about being a prophet of God.
Why study a religion that relies on trickery?
You have secret undergarments, and temple ceremonies. God doesn't hide His truth. It has been revealed, in the form of Jesus, the Messiah. He completed the work.
Sorry, if you feel wounded, by the truth, but my God is a jealous God. Your faith in Joseph Smith, and his promises of future godhood are anathema to Him...
You say:"I could point out to you the follies and imperfections of many holy men in the Bible, whether Moses, Aaron, David, Peter, Paul, etc. But all were men of God who did his will. Often imperfect before their discipleship and certainly imperfect and failing at times after, their humaness in no way negated their sacred mission and the truthfulness of what they purported to be."
Indeed they were all fallable men, but they conveyed a single message, about the mission, and purpose of Jesus. Your church has bastardized him, and made Him into something less than the Truth, thqt He alone is God. Your church teaches you that you will be a god. Good luck trying to pull that one off. Lucifer tried it, and you see what it got him...
Sorry, friend, but those that follow this apostasy, will surely die in this apostasy, no matter what your stake leader promises. You can quote your church doctrine all you wish. I prefer the Scriptures. There is no need of a newer revelation. There are no records of any golden tablets, or Urim and thummin, glasses and breast plates to allow you to secretly decode them. Snake oil.
I don't need to read a biography of JS, to see asnake oil saalesman at work! You speak of propaganda, and then spout the party line by chapter and verse. It just happens to be out of the wrong book!
Leave the Mormons alone!!! They are not hurting you. They have EVERY RIGHT to believe as they do. Just as you have every right to believe as you do. I get so sick of people picking on the Mormons. I also get sick of Christians calling denominations other than their own cults. HOW DARE YOU!!!!! HOW DARE YOU!!!! I hope the next Mormon you insult kicks your ^%$# and tells you to BUTT OUT of his business.
PS. I am not a Mormon. But if I was, I would give you a piece of my mind. Wait, I just did. And you deserve it.
Post #34 was for you,I sent it to myself by mistake
Trying to be nice or to explain your beliefs does no good at all. They are not going to change and you are not going to change. It is a big hassle for nothing.
Hi Hound, you are right. I give them the privilege of one reply and then I am done with them. I appreciate your "stuff it down their throat" approach. They deserve it. I just like to give them the privilege of one substantive reply to show them how silly and bigoted they are then I go my way. I know it won't change anything, but hey, I like knowing I took the high road to their low road and showed them the illogic of their thinking. As you say, the "cult" label has gotten tiresome. It's the hallmark of the unthinking and of the small minded. I doubt they even know the true meaning and derivation of the word. Anyway, why people can't worship God and allow others the same privilege without having to be ugly and to tear down what's sacred to others, or to lie about it, is beyond me. And they do this all the while hypocritically accusing others of being unChristian. I am certain God will make them answer for it. Anyway, thanks for the support.
"Btw, I go to God thru Jesus Christ and he doesn't require that I go thru any religion or faith to worship God. God only requires that I go thru his son, not Joseph Smith, who lied about being a prophet of God."
I go through Joseph Smith for nothing other than to learn more about Jesus Christ just as I do in accessing the writings of prophets in the Bible. I guess you don't read the Bible huh since you don't need holy men to teach you anything? But ultimately they are all only a means to end to me, in learning what they learned of God and Jesus Christ and using that to help me draw closer to both. Unlike you, I guess I'm not so arrogant to think I have all the answers or can know all there is to know about God and His Son and don't need His word as given through prophets to help me learn more.
You label my call to pray to know the truth of LDS teachings "the great red herring of the LDS church." How is accessing God's truth through prayer a "red herring?" ISn't that the very essence of Christian faith, to learn God's will through prayer and study and then to do it?? How is that a "red herring?" This is the central message of the LDS faith and it threatens you and others like you because you fear it, that men can know the truth for themselves of the LDS faith through accessing the Lord's Spirit.
The real red herrings are all the deceptions, misrepresentations and outright slanders you throw up against the LDS church to throw people off the path of learning of the truth for themselves by accessing God's Spirit. I have done so and have an absolute witness of the truth of what I believe. That qualifies me far more than you to speak of God's hand in the LDS faith. Until you can say you've done gone to the Lord on bended knee in sincere desire to know the truth, your mischaracterizations of the LDS faith are meaningless to me, and your increasing anger shows me whence is the source of such slanders.
But it's much easier to use non sequitors like dismissing the idea that man can go to God to learn the truth of all things as being a "red herring" than to actually put in the effort, right?? It's much easier to just be dismissive than have to face the fear that you may be wrong, and thus be found to have been fighting against God. Until you bother to go to the source to learn of the truth of LDS teachings, I really have nothing more to say to you especially seeing as you have no respect for the sacred beliefs of others in the really unchristian manner you attack them.
No ,the Catholic Church is not a Cult.
The Catholic Church also opposes the Mormons false faith.
I,ll give you the Vatican documents if you want them?