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Joe Wilson: Bush Right to Attack Iraq
NewsMax.com ^ | Dec. 4, 2005 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 12/04/2005 9:34:46 AM PST by Carl/NewsMax

Joe Wilson, Iraq war supporter?

The darling of the anti-war left may be working overtime to bring down the Bush administration for "outing" his CIA wife, but Wilson said Saturday that the White House was right to go to war over Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

"There was a lot of reason to be concerned about weapons of mass destruction in the hands of Saddam Hussein," he told WABC Radio's Mark Simone. "I always thought that he probably had chemical and biological weapons and biological precursors as well."

Wilson said his primary policy difference with President Bush wasn't over Saddam's WMDs, but rather on the question of "how to construct a policy that gets to the national security issue of disarming Saddam Hussein and does so at minimum risk to other legitimate U.S. interests both in Iraq and in the region."

But aside from that, Wilson said he cheered President Bush's decision to topple the Iraqi dictator, telling Simone: "When the president went up to the U.N. and got the [war] resolution unanimously passed at the U.N., nobody applauded louder than I did."


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KEYWORDS: biological; bioweapons; chemical; chemicalweapons; cialeak; iraq; josephwilson; marksimone; spinzone; talkradio; wabc; wmd
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Quick, nurse, give me the antidote!!! We can still save him if we can destroy the Kerry virus that has taken over his body!!!


51 posted on 12/04/2005 11:02:43 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Wristpin

He was initially against the war because he feared massive US casualties from chemical weapons.


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That was also the perspective of Chirac and de Villepin - with whom Joe probably chatted on a regular basis. His previous wife was involved with French diplomacy or intelligence in some way, I forget the details.


52 posted on 12/04/2005 11:23:03 AM PST by maica (We are fighting the War for the Free World --Frank Gaffney)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Joe Wilson was for being an imbecile before he was against being an imbecile?


53 posted on 12/04/2005 11:27:01 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Keep talking Joe, keep talking.

Just keep putting that microphone in front of him. He can't resist it.
54 posted on 12/04/2005 11:40:53 AM PST by Forte Runningrock
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Can someone tell me when Powell ever went to the U.N. and got a "war resolution passed"?

The U.N. said "no". What the hell is he talking about?


55 posted on 12/04/2005 11:42:18 AM PST by Burr5
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Oh I see. This is obviously a misrepresentation on Newsmax's part. It says: "...got the [war] resolution unanimously passed..."

It obviously was a different toothless threat Wilson was refering to. "[war] resolution?" This is some shabby reportage if you ask me. I wouldn't take any of it seriously if an "error" like that is in it.


56 posted on 12/04/2005 11:47:54 AM PST by Burr5
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To: shield

The Wilsons moved across country? Where? When?


57 posted on 12/04/2005 11:49:42 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

He's setting himself up for a pardon.


58 posted on 12/04/2005 11:50:52 AM PST by Hildy (Keyboard warrior princess - typing away for truth, justice and the American way!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
BUSH WAS RIGHT!
59 posted on 12/04/2005 11:52:21 AM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: lrb111
"Simone had asked Wilson how he could have gone to work for John Kerry, when Kerry had been one of the biggest proponents of the WMD threat."


It could also be noted that after Kerry took him under his wing, he saw him for what he was. Meaning, he was too dangerous of a loose wheel to be associated with,

WILSON!

60 posted on 12/04/2005 11:52:59 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Huuum!

Bush goes on the attack, this POS is running for cover under his man-hole!

Stinkin' coward!


61 posted on 12/04/2005 11:53:06 AM PST by aShepard
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To: MilleniumBug

Gotta read this later bump.


62 posted on 12/04/2005 12:01:51 PM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: Sacajaweau
Why did someone write that Valerie had to change some assets when she was outed?
 
I hadn't heard that. There are so many questions I think the "Wilson's" need to answer it is pathetic! It is also pathetic no one is asking them.

63 posted on 12/04/2005 12:49:45 PM PST by Allosaurs_r_us (I can't use the cell phone in the car. I have to keep my hands free for making obscene gestures)
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To: silverleaf

LOL! Great pic.


64 posted on 12/04/2005 1:28:31 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Give my blankets to my buddies and the fleas to Diamond Joe.)
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To: Allosaurs_r_us

I'll try to find a reference to that. I thought it was strange.


66 posted on 12/04/2005 1:51:48 PM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: gedeon3
Something BIG is coming down the track.

You may be right. Perhaps the 'rats have told Joe that he needs to move back towards the Republican/non-traitor side of the isle so they can paint his indictment as another example of the GOP "culture of corruption."

Of course the special prosecutor has shown very little interest in seeking the truth so far. I'm not getting my hopes up.

67 posted on 12/04/2005 1:59:23 PM PST by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: silverleaf
California...San Diego...
68 posted on 12/04/2005 2:00:35 PM PST by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Joe's got a lawsuit pending against the Administration. Maybe he doesn't want to appear to be on a vendetta against the White House.


69 posted on 12/04/2005 2:38:34 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Burr5

As far as I know no one got a declaration of war out of the UN.


70 posted on 12/04/2005 2:42:21 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: silverleaf

I know she has retired (formally) from the CIA as of last week.


71 posted on 12/04/2005 2:43:05 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Carl/NewsMax

I wonder why when I read this I get a very clear mental picture of Joey sweating profusely and repeatedly wiping is face with his embroidered handkerchief? hehehe


72 posted on 12/04/2005 3:06:07 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Ohioan from Florida

Jo-Lyin Wilson "George Washington is small potatoes next to us".

Al-Not Franken"We are sooo patriotic and sooo much smarter than those right wing Christians".

Jo-Lyin "Did you know I'm an expert on nuclear terrorism?- shh, you didn't hear that from my wife.

73 posted on 12/04/2005 3:07:53 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

good find...now, let's get everyone to go to your site! :)

...and actually read some of the stuff there, might wake a few up!


74 posted on 12/04/2005 3:41:13 PM PST by RaceBannon ((Prov 28:1 KJV) The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax; the Real fifi; christie
Wilson did accept there were biochemical WMD, but as far as his claim that he supported the war, this is contradicted by (off the top of my head--not being comprhensive here):

1. His donation to Nick Rahall on September 25, 2002, shortly after Rahall's Mission to Baghdad with various antiwar groups.

2. His October 13, 2002 article in San Jose Mercury, widely distributed online by antiwar websites.

3. His promotion of a Win Without War rally on January 31, 2003.

4. His February 2003 article in The Nation titled "Republic or Empire?" which argued that "the upcoming battle for Baghdad and the lengthy occupation of Iraq will utterly undermine any steps forward", in the process attributing the war to "the neoconservatives with a stranglehold on the foreign policy of the Republican Party" and attempting to discourage the war by predicting dire consequences: "Our global leadership will be undermined as fear gives way to resentment and strategies to weaken our stranglehold. American businessmen already complain about hostility when overseas, and Arabs speak openly of boycotting American products. Foreign capital is fleeing American stocks and bonds; the United States is no longer a friendly destination for international investors."

5. His February 28, 2003 appearance on NOW with Bill Moyers, which made the same points as his Nation article and drew a distinction between a call for war and a call for "coercive" UN inspections, indicating that he only supported the latter.

6. His recruitment by the Middle East Institute as a spokesman at a time the Middle East Institute was opposing the war.

7. His March 4, 2003 appearance on Nightline where he joined an antiwar panel to debate a prowar panel and he agreed with the position of the French ambassador who said "let's give peace a chance", which Wilson rephrased in his own words, "Give disarmament a chance. That is the objective that the international community has agreed upon. That is what the inspectors are trying to do. That is the starting point from which we can work. If Saddam tries to pose obstacles, and he no doubt will, we ratchet up the pressure. It is not the same to say that you have to go from intrusive inspection to invasion, conquest, and a ten-year occupation of Iraq in order to make your point on disarmament."

For references and additional details see esp. the section titled "Wilson becomes an antiwar spokesman" at Wilsongate: Motive, Means, and Opportunity.

75 posted on 12/04/2005 4:27:03 PM PST by Fedora
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To: Carl/NewsMax

He was for the war based on wmd before he was against the war based on wmd?

What's up with this guy?

I repeat: someone has to novelize this entire story.


76 posted on 12/04/2005 5:05:57 PM PST by wouldntbprudent
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Just think, if you could weasel around like that with a straight face --and Fedora's nailed him--you TOO could be a big wheel in the US Department of State..


77 posted on 12/04/2005 5:08:51 PM PST by the Real fifi
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To: Chevy Sales
somethings brewing....this lieing SOB is on someones hotseat

I'm guessing he pissed off Cheney. And that is not something I'd want to do ever.
78 posted on 12/04/2005 6:20:07 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Is this a joke...or what?


79 posted on 12/04/2005 7:24:54 PM PST by meema (I am a Conservative Traditional Republican, NOT an elitist, sexist , cynic or right wing extremist!)
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To: Eagles Talon IV

Hmmmmmmm, no crapola. I had to use 4 fingers to put my bugged out eyes back into my head after reading the article. Grain of salt though from NEWSWAX semi-masters of hyperpoble.


80 posted on 12/04/2005 9:48:32 PM PST by Atchafalaya (When you're there, that's the best!!)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Wilson must be shopping for a new patron. I'm guessing he's setting himself up for a spot on Hillary's campaign committee and eventually her cabinet.

I bet he's aiming for Sec. of State.


81 posted on 12/04/2005 10:43:17 PM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Republican Wildcat
Who cares. He's a liar.

Oh, I don't know....makes me think, for the first time, that maybe W ~was~ incorrect/uninformed/misleading. After all, if Joe Wilson now believes it was justified....that has to cause second thoughts. [/sarcasm]

82 posted on 12/04/2005 10:48:50 PM PST by LK44-40
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To: silverleaf

OMG, too funny, TOO funny!


83 posted on 12/05/2005 3:05:59 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: freema

bttt


84 posted on 12/05/2005 5:26:11 AM PST by bmwcyle (Evolution is a myth -- Libertarians just won't evolve into Conservatives.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Can someone find me a link on this other than NewsMax? A direct account from Simone would be helpful. Thanks.


85 posted on 12/05/2005 5:59:37 AM PST by Hoodat ( Silly Dems)
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To: Allosaurs_r_us
*Mr Burns voice*

Excellent!

86 posted on 12/05/2005 5:59:54 AM PST by mosquitobite (As the Iraqis stand up, we will stand down.)
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To: Arizona Carolyn
I am wondering if Fitzgerald has kicked the FBI in the butt as part of the new GJ investigation. They have reopened the case...could it have been at his request? After all, he did go to Italy to interview SISMI about the source of the documents.

FBI Is Taking Another Look at Forged Prewar Intelligence

Nigergate: The FBI re-opens the case, joint investigation with SISMI

87 posted on 12/05/2005 7:00:34 AM PST by ravingnutter
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To: Fedora

Wilson was, and is, an anti-war Democrat.


88 posted on 12/05/2005 7:26:00 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Hey how about a link or transcript...I am looking like a liar myself....wheres the beef??


89 posted on 12/05/2005 10:02:04 AM PST by TShaunK
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Carl....is there a transcript of this anywhere? It wuld be helpful in debates when trying to get the dems to admit how wrong they are.


90 posted on 12/05/2005 10:54:32 AM PST by Mixer
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Does anyone know of a second source to this story...I'm getting killed at a lefty website promoting this.


91 posted on 12/05/2005 8:49:46 PM PST by TShaunK
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To: Carl/NewsMax

To Carl and others.
I wrote to Mark Simone of WABC radio and he sent me the tape of the part of the conversation where Joe Wilson said those quotes....It is true I heard the tape myself.Mark said I could use it if I wanted to.I don't know how to post a link without giving up personal info.Can someone advise?


92 posted on 12/06/2005 5:21:32 AM PST by TShaunK
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To: Republican Wildcat
"Who cares. He's a liar."


I care cause Joe is somebody's liar, he did not conjure up this whole "protect Saddam" alll by himself. Even though he now is trying to put forth the idea that he is cheering the demise of Saddam.
93 posted on 12/06/2005 5:25:40 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Nobody said he was stupid, just a liar.


94 posted on 12/06/2005 5:34:53 AM PST by wolfcreek
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Yeah.... this is foreshadowing. This guy knows he's in deep trouble.


95 posted on 12/06/2005 5:36:13 AM PST by kjam22
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Sounds like Joe The Mouth is trying to cover his fanny.


96 posted on 12/06/2005 5:41:17 AM PST by Redleg Duke (9/11 - "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!")
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