Skip to comments.WHITE HOUSE:Setting the Record Straight: Senator Levin on Iraq
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) # # #
Its about the the POWER..the Democrats don't care how they get it back....
This is excellent! Isn't this the first time the White House has responded in this fashion?
Great press release! Keep them coming. The WH needs to really go on attack regarding the left.
Far more effective than a data dump covering them all at once.
I'd say it is. Usually an RNC thing.
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.
Even better is if they did this up in video form. Easier for TV outlets to use.
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?
The pro-terrorist MSM will not support the commander-in-chief.
Who, except FOX, would use it?
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.
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.
Democrats crave power like a heroin addict craves the needle. They will do ANYTHING to get it. By any means.
Yes... a couple a day... until the collective, Dem pie-hole snaps shut.
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