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Senator Jay Rockefeller Gave Syria Advance Warning Of Iraq War Intentions! (FNS Transcript)
Fox News Sunday (Transcript) ^ | 14 November 2005

Posted on 11/14/2005 11:13:59 AM PST by Stultis

WALLACE: ...in October of 2002 in which you authorized the use of force, you went further than the president ever did. Let's watch:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

ROCKEFELLER: I do believe that Iraq poses an imminent threat, but I also believe that after September 11th that question is increasingly outdated.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

WALLACE: Now, the president never said that Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat. As you saw, you did say that. If anyone hyped the intelligence, isn't it Jay Rockefeller?

ROCKEFELLER: No. I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I'll be happy to answer it a thousand times. I took a trip by myself in January of 2002 to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria, and I told each of the heads of state that it was my view that George Bush had already made up his mind to go to war against Iraq, that that was a predetermined set course which had taken shape shortly after 9/11.

Now, the intelligence that they had and the intelligence that we had were probably different. We didn't get the presidential daily briefs. We got only a finished product, a finished product, a consensual view of the intelligence community, which does not allow for agencies — like in the case of the aluminum tubes, the Department of Energy said these aren't thick enough to handle nuclear power.

They left that out and went ahead with, "They have aluminum tubes and they're going to develop nuclear power."

WALLACE: Senator, you're quite right. You didn't get the presidential daily brief or the senior executive intelligence brief. You got the national intelligence estimate.

But the Silberman commission, a presidential commission that looked into this, did get copies of those briefs, and they say that they were, if anything, even more alarmist, even less nuanced, than the intelligence you saw...

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Idea for a political cartoon or a column hook: Jay "Paul Revere" Rockefeller on horseback, riding through the Syrian desert, shouting, "The Americans are coming, the Americans are coming!"
1 posted on 11/14/2005 11:14:01 AM PST by Stultis
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To: Peach; Dog; PhiKapMom; backhoe; hellinahandcart; sauropod

Ping...


2 posted on 11/14/2005 11:15:06 AM PST by Stultis
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To: Stultis

Our hero sounding the alarm! If the Republicans don't use stuff like this for ads next year, shame on them.


3 posted on 11/14/2005 11:16:27 AM PST by travlnmn41
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I dont know why people vote for this bilderberger.


4 posted on 11/14/2005 11:16:45 AM PST by omega4179 (Tancredo.)
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To: Stultis

wow, wallace did an amazing job


5 posted on 11/14/2005 11:16:45 AM PST by Mount Athos
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To: Stultis

Democrats open new store.

Traitors R' Us.


6 posted on 11/14/2005 11:17:18 AM PST by jw777
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To: Stultis
Idea for a political cartoon or a column hook: Jay "Paul Revere" Rockefeller on horseback, riding through the Syrian desert, shouting, "The Americans are coming, the Americans are coming!"

Awesome idea.

7 posted on 11/14/2005 11:19:07 AM PST by smith288 (Peace at all cost makes for tyranny free of charge...)
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To: IPWGOP
Idea for a political cartoon or a column hook: Jay "Paul Revere" Rockefeller on horseback, riding through the Syrian desert, shouting, "The Americans are coming, the Americans are coming!"
8 posted on 11/14/2005 11:19:09 AM PST by Born Conservative (The word bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out - G. Carlin)
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To: Mount Athos

Chris Wallace chewed Rockefeller up and spit him out. Watching this, I couldnt believe Pat Roberts didnt burst into laughter.


9 posted on 11/14/2005 11:20:05 AM PST by GasBagTeddy
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To: smith288
Awesome idea. Can't take credit. It goes to a caller on William Bennett's show this morning.
10 posted on 11/14/2005 11:20:25 AM PST by Stultis
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To: Stultis
And he IS the senior Dim on the Senate intel committee, so it's not as if he was "just guessing", and the folks in Syria & Co. would know that.

I will ask my standard question:

IS IT TREASON YET?

11 posted on 11/14/2005 11:20:56 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Stultis

This ranks pretty darned high on the Outrageous Scale.


12 posted on 11/14/2005 11:21:52 AM PST by savedbygrace
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To: Stultis
Didn't read the Talk Show thread Sunday, so don't know if this gaffe was noted and commented on, but here it is:

Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 November 2005 ^
  Posted by Alas Babylon!
On News/Activism ^ 11/13/2005 7:20:09 AM CST · 1,080 replies · 20,050+ views


Various big media television networks ^ | 13 November 2005 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
The Talk Shows Sunday, November 13th, 2005 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): King Abdullah II of Jordan; Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean; Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Democratic Gov. Mark Warner of Virginia. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., chairwoman, National Republican Senatorial Committee; Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., chairman, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee; Rep. Tom Reynolds, R-N.Y., chairman, National Republican Congressional Committee; Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., chairman,...

13 posted on 11/14/2005 11:22:10 AM PST by Stultis
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To: Stultis

ROCKEFELLER: I do believe that Iraq poses an imminent threat, but I also believe that after September 11th that question is increasingly outdated.

It appears to me that Rockefeller was saying that, apart from Iraq being an imminent threat, the September 11th attack made it imperative to get rid of Hussein.


14 posted on 11/14/2005 11:22:15 AM PST by popdonnelly
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January 14, 2002

ROCKEFELLER VISITS WITH HUNTINGTON NATIVE STATIONED IN SAUDI ARABIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) visited with several West Virginia soldiers stationed at the Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia last week during an official diplomatic trip to the region.

http://rockefeller.senate.gov/news/2002/pr011402.html


January 14, 2002

ROCKEFELLER VISITS WITH SPENCER NATIVE STATIONED IN SAUDI ARABIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) visited with several West Virginia soldiers stationed at the Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia last week during an official diplomatic trip to the region. Among the soldiers, Rockefeller met with Spencer native Petty Officer, First Class Joseph Whited, of the U.S. Navy.

http://rockefeller.senate.gov/news/2002/pr011402b.html


January 5, 2001
Senator Rockefeller visits Jordan

Senator John (Jay) Rockefeller IV (Democrat-West Virginia) arrives in Amman in the afternoon of Saturday January 5 for a two-day visit during which he will hold talks with a number of Jordanian officials.

Senator Rockefeller serves on a number of Senate committees such as the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs (Chairman), the Health Care Subcommittee on Finance (Chairman), the Aviation Subcommittee on Commerce (Chairman), the Science and Trade Committee, and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Senator Rockefeller has devoted all his life to public service in the mining state of West Virginia, first as a voluntary community worker, then as Governor for eight years, and as Senator for the past 16 years. He spearheaded West Virginias drive [congratulatory blah blah blah snipped]

http://usembassy-amman.org.jo ... 01Rocke.html


Al-Assad confers with US Senator
Syria-USA, Politics, 1/8/2002

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the Damascus al-Shaab palace on Monday received the US senator J. Rockefeller and members of the accompanying delegation.

The meeting was attended by the deputy premier and foreign minister Farouk al-Shara and the US ambassador in Damascus Theodore Qattouf.

Discussions dealt with results implied by the incidents of September 11, 2001 in the US at the regional and international levels.

The President stressed that fighting terrorism should be based on analyzing reasons behind it, noting that the already debated concept of terrorism is a terrorism which is too far from Islamic values.

He explained that Syria's ancient history shows commitment of its peoples to divine religions. A matter which restores Syria's stability.

Senator Rockefeller expressed happiness to meet with President Bashar al-Assad. He said he feels content after talking to President Bashar al-Assad not only about Syria but about the ME region as a whole.

Senator Rockefeller also stressed the need of deeper understanding of the Arab culture and civilization and of Muslims.

http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/020108/2002010817.html


Saudi crown prince confers with US senator
Saudi Arabia-USA, Politics, 1/10/2002

The Saudi crown prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz on late Tuesday night in al-Riyadh met with a US Senate delegation led by Senator John Rockefeller.

US diplomatic sources said that the members of the delegation discussed with Saudi Arabia's crown prince ME peace process developments and other conditions at the regional and international levels and relations between Saudi Arabia and the US.

http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/020110/2002011008.html


Al-Assad confers with the US Senate delegation [No Rockefeller]
Syria-USA, Politics, 1/9/2002

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the Damascus al-Shaab palace on Tuesday received W Owens and members of the US Senate: Richard Durban, David Price and Jim Dives and members of their accompanying delegation. The meeting was attended by the Deputy Premier and foreign minister Farouk al-Shara and the US ambassador in Damascus Theodore Qattouf. Discussions dealt with the reflections of September11 incidents at the US on various regional and international issues.

http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/020109/2002010919.html


15 posted on 11/14/2005 11:22:29 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: omega4179

They do it for the same reason that people went to see Elvis Presley in Las Vegas around 1974. They have an image in their heads of an older better Rockefeller who's been long dead. It's the same reason everybody loves the Kennedys.


16 posted on 11/14/2005 11:23:04 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: Stultis

how on earth do these idiots ever make it through grade schoool much less Congress.

talk about giving "aid and comfort to the enemy!"

Rockefeller should be impeached!


17 posted on 11/14/2005 11:23:43 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: Stultis

It seems that Democratic politicians are engaging in this "Bush lied" campaign because the Democrat base is completely anti-war.


18 posted on 11/14/2005 11:24:02 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Stultis; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...

Ping....


19 posted on 11/14/2005 11:24:45 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Stultis

20 posted on 11/14/2005 11:24:50 AM PST by smith288 (Peace at all cost makes for tyranny free of charge...)
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To: NativeNewYorker
And he IS the senior Dim on the Senate intel committee, so it's not as if he was "just guessing", and the folks in Syria & Co. would know that.

Exactly. Worthy of repeating and emphasizing.

Also, anyone know exactly when Bush first made public his intentions to hold Saddam accountable? Was it after January '02?

21 posted on 11/14/2005 11:25:13 AM PST by Stultis
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To: Stultis

bttt


22 posted on 11/14/2005 11:27:22 AM PST by Rosemont
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To: Stultis

Sounds to me like Chris is not a chip off his old man's block. Which is good. We may have an intellegient member of the media who acually asks forecful questions of idiots on the left?


23 posted on 11/14/2005 11:27:26 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Stultis
ROCKEFELLER: Chris, it is always the same conversation. You know, it was not the Congress that sent 135,000 or 150,000 troops to...

WALLACE: But you voted, sir, and aren't you responsible for your vote?

ROCKEFELLER: No. I'm...

WALLACE: You're not?

ROCKEFELLER: No. I'm responsible for my vote, but I'd appreciate it if you'd get serious about this subject, with all due respect. We authorized him to continue working with the United Nations, and then if that failed, authorized him to use force to enforce the sanctions.

What a liar...and a spinner...Jay is a disgrace and traitor....

24 posted on 11/14/2005 11:29:49 AM PST by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: Stultis

ROCKEFELLER: No. I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I'll be happy to answer it a thousand times.

Too bad you NEVER ANSWERED THAT QUESTION.


25 posted on 11/14/2005 11:29:56 AM PST by TonyXL
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To: smith288

Fast on the draw...


26 posted on 11/14/2005 11:30:12 AM PST by Stultis
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To: prairiebreeze; onyx; ohioWfan; Texasforever; BigSkyFreeper; Tamzee; mrs tiggywinkle; EllaMinnow; ...

Hey ... nothing like running to the enemy and giving them the heads up

I WANT THIS MAN UNDER AN INVESTIGATION NOW!!!




Sorry for any double pings


27 posted on 11/14/2005 11:30:32 AM PST by Mo1
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To: Stultis

Bookmark for later.


28 posted on 11/14/2005 11:31:03 AM PST by rockthecasbah (4th down & a mile to go. 1:32 left in the 4th quarter. Down by 3 at Notre Dame. No problem!)
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To: NativeNewYorker
And he IS the senior Dim on the Senate intel committee, so it's not as if he was "just guessing", and the folks in Syria & Co. would know that.

BINGO!!!

29 posted on 11/14/2005 11:32:39 AM PST by Mo1
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To: Stultis

bttt


30 posted on 11/14/2005 11:32:57 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: smith288

Is that a roasted turkey on the bottom right?!


31 posted on 11/14/2005 11:33:01 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Stultis

Great Catch,
If he knew the President had already intended to go to war then he just committed Treason. Where's the Media on this one?


32 posted on 11/14/2005 11:33:47 AM PST by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: Mo1

If this isn't treason, I don't know what is.

Imagine telling foreign heads of states, some of whom are NOT friendly to this country, what our military plans are.

We need a plan. An activist plan. Petitions. Phone calls. Letters.

I'm serious as a heart attack. This can not stand.


33 posted on 11/14/2005 11:34:55 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: tobyhill
Where's the Media on this one?

Still propping up Valerie Plame.

34 posted on 11/14/2005 11:35:33 AM PST by capydick (or)
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To: Stultis

What I want to know is, why are the senators and congresmen AND the President that WE put in office not standing up and shouting this BS to the heavens to embarass twits like Rockefeller?

Once again our spineless reps are sitting on their collective arses while the idiot party runs roughshod over them.


35 posted on 11/14/2005 11:35:48 AM PST by Leatherneck_MT (3-7-77 (No that's not a Date))
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To: omega4179
Rockefeller went to West Virginia, a poor state, and spread his money around. In other words, he bought his seat. He is not the sharpest tack in the box, which is why he is on the intelligence committee.
36 posted on 11/14/2005 11:36:45 AM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Mo1

umm that would be treason.

and now we know who helped get the chmeicals nukes out of iraq.

the rockefeller curse on america continues.


37 posted on 11/14/2005 11:39:02 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: capydick

I think Wilson is just pimping his wife to all the media and as for Miller's case it was just experimental.


38 posted on 11/14/2005 11:39:34 AM PST by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Careful - there are a lot of morons at FR who think you have to be loading the weapons of our enemies for it to be treason. (I would add a sarcasm tag, but unfortunately it's true.)


39 posted on 11/14/2005 11:40:04 AM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: Mount Athos

He'd doing his job. period. The media is SUPPOSED to do this. Not pick sides. Asking Rockefeller this line of questioning doesn't make him an agent of the GOP


40 posted on 11/14/2005 11:40:15 AM PST by bubman
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To: Stultis

Did he also suggest that it might be a good idea to hide the WMDs for a while?


41 posted on 11/14/2005 11:40:16 AM PST by mak5
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To: Peach
Lessee. The first public indication that America might possibly confront Iraq militarily was in the SOTU of January 29th of 2002, where Bush included Iraq in the "Axis of Evil," and said that America would "not permit the world's most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world's most destructive weapons".

Rockefeller admits he tipped of Syria weeks earlier. But the comments in the SOTU might equally be applied to North Korea or Iran, other "Axis of Evil" members with WMD programs.

When was the first indication that Iraq specifically would be confronted, with military for if necessary? Wasn't it into the Spring or even the Summer, Rockefeller then having given the Syrians months of advance warning?

42 posted on 11/14/2005 11:41:04 AM PST by Stultis
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To: Stultis
Senator Jay Rockefeller for President with Biden or Dean as VP.

Oh...I was dreaming.

43 posted on 11/14/2005 11:41:08 AM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: C Knotts

FYI PING


44 posted on 11/14/2005 11:41:51 AM PST by B Knotts
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To: All

TRAITOR


45 posted on 11/14/2005 11:42:15 AM PST by HHKrepublican_2 (OP Spread the Truth http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1521271/posts?page=20)
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To: Mo1

Why isn't this treason? Why isn't Rocky being Frog marched across the senate floor??


46 posted on 11/14/2005 11:42:58 AM PST by tiredoflaundry ("Yoot" - French for Muslim Rioters)
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To: Stultis

DISGUSTING! This clown really does NOT want to see this country succeed.


47 posted on 11/14/2005 11:43:21 AM PST by DoctorMichael (The Fourth-Estate is a Fifth-Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Stultis

Rockefeller is wrong, AGAIN, and Wallace (surprised) didn't call him on it via those aluminum tubes.

They have been completely analyzed by a French concern that says they could have only been used for the purpose of making nuclear weapons. I saw this reported by Fred Barnes on "The Beltway Boys".


48 posted on 11/14/2005 11:43:40 AM PST by Fledermaus (Don't Ever Make Our Constituents Realize Any Truth)
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To: Stultis
When did stuff start moving toward the Syrian border?
49 posted on 11/14/2005 11:43:47 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (It is easy to call for a pi$$ing contest when you aren't going to be in the line of fire.)
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To: Peach

I totally agree with you ... This BS has got to stop NOW!!




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50 posted on 11/14/2005 11:45:22 AM PST by Mo1
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