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WMDs Found in Iraq
Human Events ^ | Nov. 9, 2005 | Human Events

Posted on 11/12/2005 12:25:09 AM PST by FairOpinion

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To: McGavin999
"I would imagine there is a reason behind it. For instance, if the administration fears that we haven't found it all, it's better to take the hits and convince the terrorists it doesn't exist rather than have the whole place swarming with people attempting to find them before we do."

Right on the money. The US military spiked the news story when the Polish army found a few liters of cyclosarin. Bush doesn't want terrorists finding this stuff and using it against our troops or Iraqi civilians. Bush is a supremely confident man. He knew he could still win in 2004 without announcing that we have found a lot of WMD.

I think it's also because whatever we find in Iraq, the MSM will spin it as an insignificant amount of WMD. This is because the MSM wants to discredit Bush and the US military. It's also because people in the MSM lack any scientific education and they do not understand the incredible lethality of WMD, which means Saddam didn't need warehouses full of WMD to launch a devastating terrorist attack on America. I don't want to get into the details, but just a few gallons of nerve agents would be enough for a horrific terror attack.

This is a tough deal all around. So far, it is damaging the presidency but I don't know what the better alternative is. Perhaps Bush has a grand plan to let the Iraqis discover some WMD in a "previously unknown location" at a later date.

101 posted on 11/12/2005 10:06:38 AM PST by carl in alaska (Blog blog bloggin' on heaven's door.....Kerry's speeches are just one big snore.)
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To: hummingbird

No dirt on Miniter - good guy, smart, opinionated, knew his stuff. No unseemly things that I am aware of.


102 posted on 11/12/2005 10:21:23 AM PST by HitmanLV (Listen to my demos for Savage Nation contest: http://www.geocities.com/mr_vinnie_vegas/index.html)
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To: FairOpinion
Who's lying about Iraq?
103 posted on 11/12/2005 10:25:59 AM PST by sono (That was a metaphor. You DO know what a metaphor is? - Z Miller)
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To: FairOpinion; Old Sarge; HiJinx; Arrowhead1952; Valin; Jet Jaguar; txradioguy

Bump and ping


104 posted on 11/12/2005 11:42:19 AM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: McGavin999

"I would imagine there is a reason behind it. For instance, if the administration fears that we haven't found it all, it's better to take the hits and convince the terrorists it doesn't exist rather than have the whole place swarming with people attempting to find them before we do.

Perhaps once the Iraqis get strong enough to handle it, the whole truth will come out. In the meantime, there is horrendous damage being done to the presidency. The only thing that would motivate this president to take that damage (not just to himself, but to the very presidency) is the safety of the American people. He trusted the American people to keep things straight, but it looks like they have let him down."


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I am afraid you may well have hit upon the real reason, that there is such strong compelling reason, that he opted to take the hits, than to reveal them. For example, we have satellite photos of truck moving from Iraq to Syria and some intel that they contained WMD, we should be able to verify that, but nobody has, at least not in the open. What I just pointed out was out in some news stories, which died down.

President Bush has a very difficult job indeed, and people, in stead of trusting his judgment, are falling for the Dem lies. Of course it's not totally surprising, because the Dems have been hammering at this for almost three years.


105 posted on 11/12/2005 11:53:29 AM PST by FairOpinion (CA Props: We may have lost the battle, but the war is not over. Support reform in CA.)
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To: StarCMC; FairOpinion; Old Sarge; HiJinx; Arrowhead1952; Valin; Jet Jaguar; txradioguy
I think everyone of FR knows that, but the leftist media would never be able to admit President Bush was correct. Even if they did report this, there is no way the general public would believe it now, since Bush is the main target of their slant. I do not and will never watch another minute of MSM TV.
106 posted on 11/12/2005 1:23:03 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (DUmmies are permanently stuck on stupid.)
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To: A CA Guy

That's just plain evil!


107 posted on 11/12/2005 2:04:41 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: FairOpinion
For example, we have satellite photos of truck moving from Iraq to Syria and some intel that they contained WMD, we should be able to verify that, but nobody has, at least not in the open

We are in agreement on "sentiment" for the most part (regarding WMDs) - And absolutely in agreement with the need for us to be successful in the GWOT -

However your above comment just isn't accurate - In that it isn't just that easy to verify (suggesting we should have been able to do that by now) - Eyes in the sky are great for lots of things (in the macro-sense) but more often then not they are for sh*t in the mirco-sense of having to give precise tactical JIT information (not that they can't, but more often then not somewhere in the process, the process there is either a fk up or simply Mr. Murphy comes along).

Those believing some larger type conspiracy is shaping the whole "real truth" regarding Saddam's WMDs are chasing ghosts.

With regard to the American public - I find your perception also off slightly - In that you are believing the MSM false premise that the majority of American's don't believe in the war in Iraq, or don't believe in GWB as a leader - Neither are true. At all. Silly biased polls are meaningless.

We had one REAL poll last Nov. where the issue of National Security and leadership were the two most important factors (bar none). GWB won and so did the GOP in the House and Senate! That is the reality of where the American public stands. Not silly MSM polls.

We are in complete agreement about the WH and RNC not responding enough over the past 2 years. Not setting the premise correct regarding the GWOT & Iraq - Not telling of our successes enough, etc, etc.

108 posted on 11/12/2005 2:08:06 PM PST by SevenMinusOne
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To: uglybiker; MoJo2001; Fawnn
Hey Mojo - someone else here shares your love of Barry Manilow... he he he!!

think they also found a ton of Barry Manilow 8-track tapes

That are now being used to torture the detainees at Gitmo.

Tell us what we want to know or we'll play Copa Cabana again.... and again...and again....

109 posted on 11/12/2005 2:24:45 PM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: endthematrix

Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil, and I Think I'm Having a Heart Attack.

110 posted on 11/12/2005 2:32:39 PM PST by savedbygrace
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To: nopardons
ROTFLMSO

What does the "S" stand for?

111 posted on 11/12/2005 2:39:47 PM PST by YoungKentuckyConservative
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To: FairOpinion
Let's not forget those three mystery ships that could have been filled to the gunwales with various and sundry bioweapons, along with nuclear material.

And the mobile chemical labs . .

And the remote-controlled model airplanes . .

Yes, the threat from Saddam was real and eminent. Most Americans knew it even if the UN weapons inspectors didn't.

112 posted on 11/12/2005 2:41:40 PM PST by logician2u
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To: YoungKentuckyConservative

SOCKS


113 posted on 11/12/2005 2:42:13 PM PST by nopardons
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To: uglybiker

And if that doesn't work they can play Yoko Ono's greatest hits. That should do the trick.


114 posted on 11/12/2005 2:50:42 PM PST by Brofholdonow
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To: Republic of Texas
We probably still have the paperwork hidden somewhere.

Unlikely the bills of sale will surface in the near future, if at all. That kind of stuff is closely guarded.

And the receipts from Iraq were likely in that 40% or so of the documents turned over to the UN in 2002 that (ahem) our state department confiscated as being too sensitive for other folks to view. All that seems to have come out is the illegal trade with France and Russia, but everyone already knew about that anyway.

115 posted on 11/12/2005 2:55:48 PM PST by logician2u
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To: YoungKentuckyConservative
What does the "S" stand for?

Sits next to the A on a QWERTY keyboard?

116 posted on 11/12/2005 2:57:29 PM PST by logician2u
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
Boy, that and a leisured suit could get you ran over on the streets.
117 posted on 11/12/2005 6:12:03 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Yes, she was Hillary's inspiration.


118 posted on 11/12/2005 6:17:09 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: FairOpinion
DO NOT MISS THIS POST ABOUT THE PUBLIC CASE MADE BY THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION
119 posted on 11/12/2005 6:18:57 PM PST by doug from upland ("Susan Estrich...get off your kneepads" - Juanita Broaddrick)
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To: FairOpinion

WMD PING!


120 posted on 11/17/2005 4:49:27 PM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: FairOpinion
Found: Roadside bomb loaded with sarin gas

Which made 3 soldiers sick I may add.....
121 posted on 11/17/2005 4:50:10 PM PST by MikefromOhio (We don't give a damn for the WHOLE state of Michigan.....)
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To: MJY1288
are you kidding after the mass murders of innocent children in Waco, an intentional fire sat by your boy clinton's buddy reno & the shooting of a 14yr old in Ohio & the tainted blood clinton spread around Canada & the U.K. while he was gov. of Ark. despite the fact that the use of the blood was banned in America. At last count over 3000 human beings in Canada alone died as a "direct result"(per the Canadian Red Cross] of that tainted blood.
He used our tax payer dollars to protect reno after the murders (with body guards) & lied about who committed the murders. The fact that no on was brought to justice for these murders is what led to the O.K. city bombing.
How can anything Bush did compete with that??
122 posted on 11/18/2005 1:13:15 PM PST by lynny
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To: FairOpinion
I really don't know why the Bush administration let the Dems get away with all the lies.

NO politician wants to panic the sheeple.

123 posted on 11/18/2005 1:18:37 PM PST by MamaTexan (I am NOT a 'legal entity', nor am I a *person* as created by law!)
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BTTT


124 posted on 11/18/2005 1:21:45 PM PST by In veno, veritas
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To: lynny

It was satire, ease up


125 posted on 11/18/2005 1:23:11 PM PST by MJY1288 (The main stream media has the wisdom of a new born and the vision of a still born)
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To: lynny

I had a cousin who married a fellow with a brother who died inside of Waco.
My cousin and her husband before the raid visited to try and get that brother removed. They were idiots in there, were a cult and she said they were frigging nuts and dangerous.

I think they had quite a bit to do with their own demise.


126 posted on 11/18/2005 1:34:03 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: MJY1288

You have FReepmail.


127 posted on 11/18/2005 3:14:15 PM PST by patriciaruth (They are all Mike Spanns)
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