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WHITE HOUSE:Setting the Record Straight: Senator Levin on Iraq
WHITE HOUSE ^ | November 14, 2005 | WHITE HOUSE

Posted on 11/14/2005 1:04:36 PM PST by mdittmar

Sen. Levin (D-MI) Tries To Separate Iraq From The War On Terror. SEN. LEVIN: "But before the war, the President was saying that you cannot distinguish between Saddam Hussein and Iraq. As a matter of fact, he said that so often that he tried to connect Saddam Hussein with the attackers on us, on 9/11, so often, so frequently and so successfully, even though it was wrong, that the American people overwhelmingly thought, because of the President's misstatements that as a matter of fact, Saddam Hussein had participated in the attack on us on 9/11. That was a deception. That was clearly misinformation. It had a huge effect on the American people." (CNN's "American Morning," 11/14/05)

But Sen. Levin And Other Democrats Previously Said That Iraq Was A Part Of The War On Terror.

Sen. Levin: "The War Against Terrorism Will Not Be Finished As Long As [Saddam Hussein] Is In Power." (CNN's "Late Edition," 12/16/01)

Sen. Levin: "We Begin With The Common Belief That Saddam Hussein Is A Tyrant And A Threat To The Peace And Stability Of The Region." (Committee On Armed Services, U.S. Senate, Hearing, 9/19/02)

Sen. Clinton (D-NY): "[Saddam] Has Also Given Aid, Comfort, And Sanctuary To Terrorists, Including Al-Qaida Members, Though There Is Apparently No Evidence Of His Involvement In The Terrible Events Of September 11, 2001. ... This Much Is Undisputed." (Sen. Hillary Clinton, Congressional Record, 10/10/02, p. S10288)

Sen. Kerry (D-MA) Says Saddam Hussein Is Part Of The "Global Menace" Of Terrorism. CNN'S LARRY KING: "What about enhancing this war, Senator Kerry. What are your thoughts on going further than Afghanistan, all terrorist places ..." KERRY: "Oh, I think we clearly have to keep the pressure on terrorism globally. This doesn't end with Afghanistan by any imagination. And I think the president has made that clear. I think we have made that clear. Terrorism is a global menace. It's a scourge. And it is absolutely vital that we continue, for instance, Saddam Hussein." (CNN's "Larry King Live," 12/14/01)

Sen. Levin Admits That Democrats Also Believed That Saddam Hussein Had Weapons Of Mass Destruction (WMD). SEN. LEVIN: "You know, the administration continues to talk about everybody believed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. That is true, but that isn't the issue." (CNN's "American Morning," 11/14/05)

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. Rockefeller (D-WV): "There Is Unmistakable Evidence That Saddam Hussein Is Working Aggressively To Develop Nuclear Weapons. And Will Likely Have Nuclear Weapons Within The Next Five Years. And Then Could Have It Earlier If He's Able To Obtain Materials On The Outside Market Which Is Possible. Difficult But Possible." (Sen. John Rockefeller, Congressional Record, 10/10/02, Pg.S10306)

Sen. Kerry: "According To The CIA's Report, All U.S. Intelligence Experts Agree That Iraq Is Seeking Nuclear Weapons. There Is Little Question That Saddam Hussein Wants To Develop Nuclear Weapons." (Sen. John Kerry, Congressional Record, 10/9/02, pp. S10172-10173)

Rep. Pelosi (D-CA): "Saddam Hussein Certainly Has Chemical And Biological Weapons. There's No Question About That." (NBC's "Meet The Press," 11/17/02) # # #


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 109th; allyourhypocrisy; arebelongtous; iraq; levin; ownage; prewarintelligence
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1 posted on 11/14/2005 1:04:37 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Its about the the POWER..the Democrats don't care how they get it back....


2 posted on 11/14/2005 1:06:19 PM PST by Youngman442002
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To: mdittmar

This is excellent! Isn't this the first time the White House has responded in this fashion?


3 posted on 11/14/2005 1:08:10 PM PST by RedRover
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To: mdittmar

Great press release! Keep them coming. The WH needs to really go on attack regarding the left.


4 posted on 11/14/2005 1:08:19 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: mdittmar
LOL! This is magnificent. They're going to trot these things out one at a time. Drip drip drip.

Far more effective than a data dump covering them all at once.

5 posted on 11/14/2005 1:08:34 PM PST by r9etb
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To: mdittmar

Bump.


6 posted on 11/14/2005 1:08:49 PM PST by T. Buzzard Trueblood (left unchecked, Saddam Hussein...will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. Hillary Clinton)
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To: RedRover
This is excellent! Isn't this the first time the White House has responded in this fashion?

I'd say it is. Usually an RNC thing.

7 posted on 11/14/2005 1:10:36 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: mdittmar
SMACKDOWN THE LYING LIBS

BATTLE HYMN FOR CONSERVATIVES


8 posted on 11/14/2005 1:11:20 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: mdittmar

Off topic but important:

Senator Rockefeller (D), Senate Intelligence Committee, admits on FNC yesterday that he went alone to Syria, Saudi Arabia and Jordan to tell them that, although a decision had not been announced, he was certain the US was going to invade Iraq.

If this isn't treason, nothing is.

A sitting intelligence committee member travels to countries not terribly favorable to us (with the exception of Jordan) to let them know the military is coming to their region.

Contact the White House and your senator and demand an investigation.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1521893/posts


9 posted on 11/14/2005 1:12:24 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: mdittmar
Has anyone heard this on the news or seen this in a newspaper?

I havent!

10 posted on 11/14/2005 1:13:00 PM PST by PISANO (We will not tire......We will not falter.......We will NOT FAIL!!! .........GW Bush [Oct 2001])
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To: RedRover

Even better is if they did this up in video form. Easier for TV outlets to use.


11 posted on 11/14/2005 1:13:16 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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12 posted on 11/14/2005 1:14:16 PM PST by HHKrepublican_2 (OP Spread the Truth http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1521271/posts?page=20)
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To: mdittmar
Sen. Levin Admits That Democrats Also Believed That Saddam Hussein Had Weapons Of Mass Destruction (WMD). SEN. LEVIN: "You know, the administration continues to talk about everybody believed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. That is true, but that isn't the issue."

The issue is that you and your liberal colleagues keep saying that Bush lied about the WMD's to take us to war. If everyone believed it, even before Bush was elected, how can the fact that Bush believed it mean that Bush lied?

13 posted on 11/14/2005 1:14:16 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: PISANO

The pro-terrorist MSM will not support the commander-in-chief.


14 posted on 11/14/2005 1:14:47 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
Easier for TV outlets to use.

Who, except FOX, would use it?

15 posted on 11/14/2005 1:15:23 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: mdittmar

As Iraq continues to move forward toward a democratic secular driven nation and possible US allie, the last gasps must contine by the goon squads. They really have little alternative but to continue to lie. For they have come to the point that the lies told over and over again, now effect them, they believe their own lies. What disturbs me more then their constant lying is the fact that it appears that many of them really have not followed the whole issue carefully. Many of them seem to not have the capacity to understand the military and diplomatic activities as they have surface. They in short or little more then idiots, that are portraited as knowing what they are talking about. Very dangerous people to say the least.


16 posted on 11/14/2005 1:15:40 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: mdittmar

As much as I appreciate the WH trotting these out every once in a while, its not forceful enough. Possibly too late to alter the public's mind expecially how the white house website is not a frequented source of information among the general population.

A case of too little too late but im hopeful to being wrong here.


17 posted on 11/14/2005 1:16:18 PM PST by smith288 (Peace at all cost makes for tyranny free of charge...)
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To: prairiebreeze; onyx; ohioWfan; Texasforever; BigSkyFreeper; Tamzee; mrs tiggywinkle; EllaMinnow; ...

PING!


18 posted on 11/14/2005 1:17:33 PM PST by Mo1
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To: mdittmar

Democrats crave power like a heroin addict craves the needle. They will do ANYTHING to get it. By any means.


19 posted on 11/14/2005 1:18:49 PM PST by jw777
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To: r9etb

Yes... a couple a day... until the collective, Dem pie-hole snaps shut.


20 posted on 11/14/2005 1:20:21 PM PST by johnny7 (“What now? Let me tell you what now.”)
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To: mdittmar

These quotes were mostly from back in the day before Democrats could play off America's re-discovered apathy towards terrorism which we've again slipped into in recent years. These were back in the days when most of us, even top Democrats, understood that old ways of doing things were not going to work anymore in protecting America from further attack, that we were going to need a pro-active defense now to take on the whole of terrorism and its support in the Middle East.

But now that being a strong and aggressive leader in protecting the nation is no longer important to Americans and most have all but forgotten that day in September 4 years ago, Democrats can take advantage of America's apathy again and revert to pacificist form again in convincing Americans that they didn't say what they said about Saddam and the threat he posed and that we shouldn't be taking on Al Qaeda in Iraq. But of course they've had the help of a complicit media culture in changing America's whole mindset on national security.

Perhaps Bush has done too good of a job in combatting terrorism such that Americans see it as no threat anymore. But I'm more convinced that Democrats played on America's re-developing apathy towards combatting terrorism and deepened it. Rather than acting as responsible leaders and telling Americans we need to pull together to finish the liberation effort in Iraq and to not go soft or complacent on terrorism, Democrats used this dangerous apathy for political gain. There could be no greater illustration of the Democrats not being a governing party than this, perhaps greatest moment of leadership disservice to the American people in the history of the Republic.


21 posted on 11/14/2005 1:21:20 PM PST by MikeA
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To: Mo1

Great! Now we are talking!


22 posted on 11/14/2005 1:21:38 PM PST by tiredoflaundry ("Yoot" - French for Muslim Rioters)
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To: RedRover
That is cool! I don't recall the WH doing it.
23 posted on 11/14/2005 1:22:21 PM PST by elfman2
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To: smith288
Hearing conservatives complain about the White House as they opine that it is "too little too late" is annoying.

The White House is fighting back now.

Will you join in or will you use their prior delay as an excuse to be as lazy as a lib?

There is too much at stake to be nitpicky.

You're either with them or against them.

If you're going to be John Kerry, get out the way. BATTLE HYMN FOR CONSERVATIVES


24 posted on 11/14/2005 1:23:15 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: smith288

We need to fight hard!

Get on board!

Let's ROLL!!


25 posted on 11/14/2005 1:24:01 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: Peach

This is a great press release BUT who is going to know about it except us. Will the MSM break in with a BREAKING NEWS ALERT?


26 posted on 11/14/2005 1:27:44 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Mo1

This makes me want to juke puke.


27 posted on 11/14/2005 1:31:50 PM PST by Howlin
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To: r9etb

Are these only on the WH web site? If so who will see them? How about the daily press briefing, are these points being made there as well.


28 posted on 11/14/2005 1:34:31 PM PST by Eagles Talon IV
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To: mdittmar

Kerry has just spelled out the response on the floor of the Senate. It is that Congress did not have all of the information the President had which information would have led Congress to take a differenct direction. Kerry, Levin and others would not have made all of those statements if they had known what the President knew. Interesting approach, it condemns the President and absolves the Congress at the same time. Is he lying...of course. Will it work...I don't know right now.


29 posted on 11/14/2005 1:45:17 PM PST by Bahbah (Free Scooter; Tony Schaffer for the US Senate)
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To: RedRover
Isn't this the first time the White House has responded in this fashion?

No, not at all. But you'd think so based on many of the responses around here.

30 posted on 11/14/2005 1:52:17 PM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Coop
No, not at all. But you'd think so based on many of the responses around here.

Everyone's just so darn glad they're responding, period! It's nice for a change.

31 posted on 11/14/2005 1:56:29 PM PST by demkicker
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To: RedRover
"This is excellent! Isn't this the first time the White House has responded in this fashion?"

It is.. When W was first elected, he promised he would bring civility back to the White House.. He has kept that promise for 5 years despite Democrats flat out calling him a liar and a traitor.. W does not care what the democrats throw at him because he and we know he is in the right and the democrats are in the wrong. Now, Since the very actions by the democrats are in reality killing our citizens around the world and is massivly damaging our national security, the white house is finally defending itself. 5 years too late in my opinion, but better now then never..
32 posted on 11/14/2005 2:01:48 PM PST by Thanatos
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To: Howlin
We need a fly swatter for these Dems
33 posted on 11/14/2005 2:01:51 PM PST by Mo1
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To: Youngman442002

LOL I love the NEW TONE at the W.H.!


34 posted on 11/14/2005 2:02:49 PM PST by Soul Seeker (Mr. President: It is now time to turn over the money changers' tables.)
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As a matter of fact, he said that so often that he tried to connect Saddam Hussein with the attackers on us, on 9/11, so often, so frequently and so successfully...

Gee, Senator, if it were doing that so frequently, I'm sure you can easily pull up a few specific quotes. Just one would be sufficient.

35 posted on 11/14/2005 2:06:09 PM PST by Bob
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To: Mo1
I think it's time to post this again for Senator Levin and Company.

IRAQ WAR RESOLUTION   107th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. J. RES. 114
October 10, 2002

JOINT RESOLUTION

To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq.

Whereas in 1990 in response to Iraq's war of aggression against and illegal occupation of Kuwait, the United States forged a coalition of nations to liberate Kuwait and its people in order to defend the national security of the United States and enforce United Nations Security Council resolutions relating to Iraq;

Whereas after the liberation of Kuwait in 1991, Iraq entered into a United Nations sponsored cease-fire agreement pursuant to which Iraq unequivocally agreed, among other things, to eliminate its nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons programs and the means to deliver and develop them, and to end its support for international terrorism;

Whereas the efforts of international weapons inspectors, United States intelligence agencies, and Iraqi defectors led to the discovery that Iraq had large stockpiles of chemical weapons and a large scale biological weapons program, and that Iraq had an advanced nuclear weapons development program that was much closer to producing a nuclear weapon than intelligence reporting had previously indicated;

Whereas Iraq, in direct and flagrant violation of the cease-fire, attempted to thwart the efforts of weapons inspectors to identify and destroy Iraq's weapons of mass destruction stockpiles and development capabilities, which finally resulted in the withdrawal of inspectors from Iraq on October 31, 1998;

Whereas in Public Law 105-235 (August 14, 1998), Congress concluded that Iraq's continuing weapons of mass destruction programs threatened vital United States interests and international peace and security, declared Iraq to be in `material and unacceptable breach of its international obligations' and urged the President `to take appropriate action, in accordance with the Constitution and relevant laws of the United States, to bring Iraq into compliance with its international obligations';

Whereas Iraq both poses a continuing threat to the national security of the United States and international peace and security in the Persian Gulf region and remains in material and unacceptable breach of its international obligations by, among other things, continuing to possess and develop a significant chemical and biological weapons capability, actively seeking a nuclear weapons capability, and supporting and harboring terrorist organizations; Whereas Iraq persists in violating resolution of the United Nations Security Council by continuing to engage in brutal repression of its civilian population thereby threatening international peace and security in the region, by refusing to release, repatriate, or account for non-Iraqi citizens wrongfully detained by Iraq, including an American serviceman, and by failing to return property wrongfully seized by Iraq from Kuwait;

Whereas the current Iraqi regime has demonstrated its capability and willingness to use weapons of mass destruction against other nations and its own people; Whereas the current Iraqi regime has demonstrated its continuing hostility toward, and willingness to attack, the United States, including by attempting in 1993 to assassinate former President Bush and by firing on many thousands of occasions on United States and Coalition Armed Forces engaged in enforcing the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council;

Whereas members of al Qaida, an organization bearing responsibility for attacks on the United States, its citizens, and interests, including the attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, are known to be in Iraq; Whereas Iraq continues to aid and harbor other international terrorist organizations, including organizations that threaten the lives and safety of United States citizens;

Whereas the attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001, underscored the gravity of the threat posed by the acquisition of weapons of mass destruction by international terrorist organizations;

Whereas Iraq's demonstrated capability and willingness to use weapons of mass destruction, the risk that the current Iraqi regime will either employ those weapons to launch a surprise attack against the United States or its Armed Forces or provide them to international terrorists who would do so, and the extreme magnitude of harm that would result to the United States and its citizens from such an attack, combine to justify action by the United States to defend itself;

Whereas United Nations Security Council Resolution 678 (1990) authorizes the use of all necessary means to enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution 660 (1990) and subsequent relevant resolutions and to compel Iraq to cease certain activities that threaten international peace and security, including the development of weapons of mass destruction and refusal or obstruction of United Nations weapons inspections in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 687 (1991), repression of its civilian population in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 688 (1991), and threatening its neighbors or United Nations operations in Iraq in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 949 (1994);

Whereas in the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution (Public Law 102-1), Congress has authorized the President `to use United States Armed Forces pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 678 (1990) in order to achieve implementation of Security Council Resolution 660, 661, 662, 664, 665, 666, 667, 669, 670, 674, and 677';

Whereas in December 1991, Congress expressed its sense that it `supports the use of all necessary means to achieve the goals of United Nations Security Council Resolution 687 as being consistent with the Authorization of Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution (Public Law 102-1),' that Iraq's repression of its civilian population violates United Nations Security Council Resolution 688 and `constitutes a continuing threat to the peace, security, and stability of the Persian Gulf region,' and that Congress, `supports the use of all necessary means to achieve the goals of United Nations Security Council Resolution 688';

Whereas the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-338) expressed the sense of Congress that it should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove from power the current Iraqi regime and promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime;

Whereas on September 12, 2002, President Bush committed the United States to `work with the United Nations Security Council to meet our common challenge' posed by Iraq and to `work for the necessary resolutions,' while also making clear that `the Security Council resolutions will be enforced, and the just demands of peace and security will be met, or action will be unavoidable'; Whereas the United States is determined to prosecute the war on terrorism and Iraq's ongoing support for international terrorist groups combined with its development of weapons of mass destruction in direct violation of its obligations under the 1991 cease-fire and other United Nations Security Council resolutions make clear that it is in the national security interests of the United States and in furtherance of the war on terrorism that all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions be enforced, including through the use of force if necessary;

Whereas Congress has taken steps to pursue vigorously the war on terrorism through the provision of authorities and funding requested by the President to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such persons or organizations;

Whereas the President and Congress are determined to continue to take all appropriate actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such persons or organizations;

Whereas the President has authority under the Constitution to take action in order to deter and prevent acts of international terrorism against the United States, as Congress recognized in the joint resolution on Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40); and

Whereas it is in the national security interests of the United States to restore international peace and security to the Persian Gulf region: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This joint resolution may be cited as the `Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002'.
SEC. 2. SUPPORT FOR UNITED STATES DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS. The Congress of the United States supports the efforts by the President to--
(1) strictly enforce through the United Nations Security Council all relevant Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq and encourages him in those efforts; and
(2) obtain prompt and decisive action by the Security Council to ensure that Iraq abandons its strategy of delay, evasion and noncompliance and promptly and strictly complies with all relevant Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq.
SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.
(a) AUTHORIZATION- The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in order to--
(1) defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and
(2) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq.
(b) PRESIDENTIAL DETERMINATION- In connection with the exercise of the authority granted in subsection (a) to use force the President shall, prior to such exercise or as soon thereafter as may be feasible, but no later than 48 hours after exercising such authority, make available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate his determination that--
(1) reliance by the United States on further diplomatic or other peaceful means alone either (A) will not adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq or (B) is not likely to lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq; and
(2) acting pursuant to this joint resolution is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorist and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.
(c) War Powers Resolution Requirements-
(1) SPECIFIC STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION- Consistent with section 8(a)(1) of the War Powers Resolution, the Congress declares that this section is intended to constitute specific statutory authorization within the meaning of section 5(b) of the War Powers Resolution.
(2) APPLICABILITY OF OTHER REQUIREMENTS- Nothing in this joint resolution supersedes any requirement of the War Powers Resolution.
SEC. 4. REPORTS TO CONGRESS. (a) REPORTS- The President shall, at least once every 60 days, submit to the Congress a report on matters relevant to this joint resolution, including actions taken pursuant to the exercise of authority granted in section 3 and the status of planning for efforts that are expected to be required after such actions are completed, including those actions described in section 7 of the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-338).
(b) SINGLE CONSOLIDATED REPORT- To the extent that the submission of any report described in subsection (a) coincides with the submission of any other report on matters relevant to this joint resolution otherwise required to be submitted to Congress pursuant to the reporting requirements of the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148), all such reports may be submitted as a single consolidated report to the Congress.
(c) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION- To the extent that the information required by section 3 of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution (Public Law 102-1) is included in the report required by this section, such report shall be considered as meeting the requirements of section 3 of such resolution.

36 posted on 11/14/2005 2:26:42 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: smith288

I agree! I think it is great that these press releases go out..the news media is NOT going to put them out there...THere has to be a COMPETENT press secretary who has these quotes on hand at all times and can refer to them during the actual press conference.
I think that Republicans should have ads that show these senators saying these things. The press is NOT going to help Bush; they just keep putting Levin and the rest up there saying their crap.
Mehlman is good..but only one person. We need a press secretary who can refer to these points with ease and accuracy, punching the story every day to counteract the daily Democratic barrage seen on CNN.


37 posted on 11/14/2005 2:29:26 PM PST by t2buckeye
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To: Bahbah

The only way Kerry and his ilk will get away with it is if the Republicans don't FORCEFULLY point out the facts...(as Chris Wallace did very effectively with Rockefeller)
The Republican Senators have GOT to tell the truth..that they had the same intelligence as Bush. No more playing "Can't we all get along since we're Senators and we're so elite and non-confrontational" politics that Trent Lott and the rest play.


38 posted on 11/14/2005 2:33:13 PM PST by t2buckeye
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To: t2buckeye

I agree with you completely, I just don't know what the Republicans will do.


39 posted on 11/14/2005 2:34:23 PM PST by Bahbah (Free Scooter; Tony Schaffer for the US Senate)
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To: mdittmar

OK either the Dums are having an epidemic of Alzheimers, or they all have amnesia.


40 posted on 11/14/2005 2:36:15 PM PST by marty60
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To: Bahbah
I just don't know what the Republicans will do

If it were up to me, I'd be hitting them back so hard with facts, their heads would spin. History isn't so kind to these Democrats, who continue to live in delusion and denial.

It's no coincidence that once things got tough in Iraq, the Democrats went south on this President and this country, by making the Iraq war a political football.

41 posted on 11/14/2005 2:40:59 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: mdittmar

Does Senator Levin actually see anything out of his glasses or are they just there to decorate the bottom of his nose?


42 posted on 11/14/2005 2:43:40 PM PST by Rosemont
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To: mdittmar


Referance ping.

demoncrats would destroy the usa in order to rebuild it into their image and gain power.


43 posted on 11/14/2005 2:46:47 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Bahbah

"Kerry has just spelled out the response on the floor of the Senate. It is that Congress did not have all of the information the President had which information would have led Congress to take a differenct direction. Kerry, Levin and others would not have made all of those statements if they had known what the President knew. Interesting approach, it condemns the President and absolves the Congress at the same time."

Ken Mehlmann gave the response to this on Meet The Press. It is that the reports which only the White House had were the Presidential briefings, which, according to the Robb-Silbermann report, were even more dramatic than the intelligence reports given to Congress in spelling the dangers from Iraq.

So what the White House needs to do to refute Kerry, Edwards, et al., is to quote from the Robb-Silbermann report.

Another thing they could do is bring up quotations from Clinton and Gore, who had the same information Bush had.


44 posted on 11/14/2005 2:55:12 PM PST by RAldrich
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To: Bahbah

"Kerry has just spelled out the response on the floor of the Senate. It is that Congress did not have all of the information the President had which information would have led Congress to take a differenct direction. Kerry, Levin and others would not have made all of those statements if they had known what the President knew. Interesting approach, it condemns the President and absolves the Congress at the same time."

Ken Mehlmann gave the response to this on Meet The Press. It is that the reports which only the White House had were the Presidential briefings, which, according to the Robb-Silbermann report, were even more dramatic than the intelligence reports given to Congress in spelling the dangers from Iraq.

So what the White House needs to do to refute Kerry, Edwards, et al., is to quote from the Robb-Silbermann report.

Another thing they could do is bring up quotations from Clinton and Gore, who had the same information Bush had.


45 posted on 11/14/2005 2:55:14 PM PST by RAldrich
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Another thing they could do is bring up quotations from Clinton and Gore, who had the same information Bush had.

Bush used the same "talking points" if you will, as Clinton did 4 years ago. One other thing, Bush can cite the Downing Street Dossier (British Intelligence Report) that Tony Blair and the Brits stand-by to this very day.

46 posted on 11/14/2005 3:14:15 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: Mo1; All
Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction - The assessment of the British Government ("Downing Street Memo") [PDF File - Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]
47 posted on 11/14/2005 3:27:20 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Well Levin wants the wording in that resolution changed


48 posted on 11/14/2005 3:38:33 PM PST by Mo1
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Well Levin wants the wording in that resolution changed

The only thing that's changed is Levin.

49 posted on 11/14/2005 3:40:08 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: mdittmar
Time to call the liars, liars! Now get the linguini pubbie Sinators on board! Somebody remind them we are at War!

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters

50 posted on 11/14/2005 3:42:21 PM PST by bray (Iraq, freed from Saddamn now Pray for Freedom from Mohammad)
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