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“Bush Lied About WMD” — retort

Posted on 12/07/2005 12:26:40 PM PST by Retain Mike

George Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction. I quote, “We have known for years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing WMD’s. Iraq’s search for WMD’s has proven impossible to deter and we should assume it will continue as long as Saddam is in power. He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that demanded he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. There is unmistakable evidence Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years. That is why we must be prepared to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein and eliminate Iraq’s WMD’s once and for all.”

The above quotes compile statements respectively by Ted Kennedy, Al Gore, Henry Waxman, Robert Byrd, Jay Rockefeller, and John Edwards. These quotes concerning WMD’s were uncontested points in 2002, which then formed the basis for further discussions. The legend persists instead that these and similar statements were talking points exclusively for George Bush. Contact your newspaper if you are interested in sources. Let us move the debate beyond this mythology.

P.S.

The sources of the quotes are as follows:

Ted Kennedy Sept. 27, 2002; http://kennedy.senate.gov/~kennedy/statements/02/09/2002927718.html

Al Gore Sept. 23, 2002: www.commonwealthclub.org/archive/02/02-09gore-speech.html

Henry Waxman October10, 2002; http://www.house.gov/waxman/news_files/news_statements_res_iraq_10_10_02.htm

Robert Byrd October 3, 2002; http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/archive/2002/byrd100302.htm

Jay Rockefeller October 10, 2002; http://rockefeller.senate.gov/news/2002/flrstmt0102002.html

John Edwards October 10, 2002; http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?r107:7:./temp/~r107pqkqkf:e858562:

Other quotes and sources; www.quickrob.com/politics/iraq.quotes.html


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: bush; bushlied; cantspell; dumbpost; illiterate; intellegence; iraq; prewarintelligence; typo; wmd
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This letter takes a bit different approach to the Bush lied issue and has received some notice here in Oregon, so I decided to post it. However, I don't know if it should be posted separately, or as a comment to the post of an article. I would sure appreciate feedback from you folks about what the proper appraoch would be for something like this. Thank you.
1 posted on 12/07/2005 12:26:41 PM PST by Retain Mike
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To: Retain Mike

Ya might want to correct your title.


2 posted on 12/07/2005 12:27:59 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: Retain Mike; Admin Moderator

You might want to post a link to this drivel.


3 posted on 12/07/2005 12:28:45 PM PST by Howlin ("Victory is not a strategy. " ``Jack Murtha 11/18/05)
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To: Retain Mike
Busd...Busd...busd...
4 posted on 12/07/2005 12:28:45 PM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: dynachrome

How about some clickable links, too? HTML tags are easy and we are a lazy lot for good reason ;)


5 posted on 12/07/2005 12:29:18 PM PST by thebaron512
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To: Retain Mike

Um, next time you might want to check your headline before posting.


6 posted on 12/07/2005 12:29:29 PM PST by La Enchiladita (What Child is this, who laid to rest in Mary's arms, is sleeping ....?)
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To: thebaron512

"We don't need no stinkin' tags!"


7 posted on 12/07/2005 12:30:54 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: Retain Mike

Make your links work.

Overall good approach to the issue.

Also, in addition to all this, there is evidence of WMDs moved out of the country during the long period leading up to our invasion. It seems that no one on either side of the aisle has the courage to address this possibility. Oh, I know that throws gasoline on the fires of dealing with Syria and Iran, hence the cowardice. But still, it needs to be addressed.


8 posted on 12/07/2005 12:31:32 PM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: Retain Mike

Why would Bush lie about WMDs? I mean, if he knows there aren't really any there, he knows he going to get caught on this. Why would he lie?


9 posted on 12/07/2005 12:32:31 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: Retain Mike
ib not gonna borer readin somtin so badly tiped.
 
Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

10 posted on 12/07/2005 12:33:42 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Retain Mike

I like the approach...

One problem though. The libs will simply counter that the Dims made these comments because Bush "cooked" the intelligence. A lie, we know. But it would help if you got the statements made by Dims during the 90's when Bush wasn't anywhere near a position to "cook" the intelligence.

FYI...


11 posted on 12/07/2005 12:35:10 PM PST by nuffsenuff (Don't get stuck on Stupid - General Russ Honore Sept 21, 2005)
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To: Retain Mike
Send this to Hannity, I don't think he knows about this (S)
12 posted on 12/07/2005 12:35:22 PM PST by BallyBill (U.S. Armed Forces.. In It ..To Win It!!)
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To: Retain Mike

Busd is worse than Hitlek.


13 posted on 12/07/2005 12:36:06 PM PST by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: Retain Mike

Busd, eh? Well, you might want to post a link to this, if it actually lasts more than a few minutes.


14 posted on 12/07/2005 12:37:31 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Retain Mike

Links are good if you want to be taken seriesly.


15 posted on 12/07/2005 12:38:45 PM PST by johnny7 (“You have a corpse in a car, minus a head, in the garage. Take me to it.”)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Busd's fault!


16 posted on 12/07/2005 12:40:21 PM PST by TheBigB ("Hey, barkeep, whose leg do you have to hump to get a dry martini around here?"--Brian Griffin)
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To: Retain Mike

Is Bus-D a new rap star?


17 posted on 12/07/2005 12:40:28 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: pcottraux

You know that if they ever find any caches in the desert, the story from the DUmmies will be that Bush had them planted.
If Saddam ever comes clean, it will be that Bush has paid him off to say that he had them.


18 posted on 12/07/2005 12:43:26 PM PST by Holicheese (Would you like a beer? No thanks, I will have a bud light.)
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To: atomicpossum; frogjerk

[loud laughing]Thank you, both!


19 posted on 12/07/2005 12:43:34 PM PST by saveliberty (The feed? What's that?)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

ow ow ow ow ow!

LOL


20 posted on 12/07/2005 12:44:09 PM PST by saveliberty (The feed? What's that?)
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To: Retain Mike

New Dem motto

Lieberman Lied.. (add stuff here)


21 posted on 12/07/2005 12:44:42 PM PST by xmission
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
I thought that was Bus-B


22 posted on 12/07/2005 12:45:23 PM PST by sono (In war, there are usually only two exit strategies: victory or defeat.)
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To: nuffsenuff

Yeah, and the Dims didn't see the "same intelligence", or so they say.

Nice try but I think they will just continue to walk away from their own words without any accountability.

They're politicians. We let them behave this way.


23 posted on 12/07/2005 12:46:25 PM PST by bigbob (2)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Hey this is HUGH! and Vey series!


24 posted on 12/07/2005 12:47:00 PM PST by Zavien Doombringer (Have you gotten your Viking Kittie Patch today? http://www.visualops.com/patch.html)
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To: GOP_1900AD

Just ask Jay Rockefeller, since he gave Syria the heads up that we were going to war.


25 posted on 12/07/2005 12:47:06 PM PST by MarkeyD (Cowards cut and run. Marines finish the job. I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: Zavien Doombringer

Hugh Grant? Hugh Laurie?


26 posted on 12/07/2005 12:48:12 PM PST by saveliberty (The feed? What's that?)
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To: nuffsenuff

"The libs will simply counter that the Dims made these comments because Bush "cooked" the intelligence."

We could say the Democraps were brain washed ala George Romney, but that wouldn't hold water considering the leftist RATS are brainless. Still, I think it would be a good tactic to suggest they were suckered by dumb old country boy Bush.


27 posted on 12/07/2005 12:49:59 PM PST by Cautor
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To: Zavien Doombringer


28 posted on 12/07/2005 12:50:13 PM PST by evets (God bless president Bush!)
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To: saveliberty
Nope. This: Image hosted by Photobucket.com
29 posted on 12/07/2005 12:50:20 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: saveliberty

hugh aren't funny


30 posted on 12/07/2005 12:50:28 PM PST by Zavien Doombringer (Have you gotten your Viking Kittie Patch today? http://www.visualops.com/patch.html)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
This might be something good for a turn page paper.
 
Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

31 posted on 12/07/2005 12:50:50 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Retain Mike

Somebody named "Busd" lied about someone's witty reply? What exactly was the retort?


32 posted on 12/07/2005 12:53:11 PM PST by RogueIsland
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To: pcottraux

If GWB had REALLY wanted to lie he could have shipped some stuff over with our troops to make sure we could show it on the evening news with Dan Blather. Journalists don't know what WMD looks like anyway so most anything will work. Nobody is saying it had to actually work. Remember, it's all a lie....:-)


33 posted on 12/07/2005 12:53:28 PM PST by GW and Twins Pawpaw (Sheepdog for Five [My grandkids are way more important than any lefty's feelings!])
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To: MarkeyD

He's among those who merit deep investigation.


34 posted on 12/07/2005 12:55:34 PM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: dynachrome

Bwahahahahaha!


35 posted on 12/07/2005 12:55:50 PM PST by saveliberty (The feed? What's that?)
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To: Zavien Doombringer

Sorry for hugh :-(


36 posted on 12/07/2005 12:56:17 PM PST by saveliberty (The feed? What's that?)
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To: Retain Mike







37 posted on 12/07/2005 12:58:56 PM PST by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: Retain Mike
“My bills are all due and the baby needs shoes and I’m busd.”
38 posted on 12/07/2005 12:59:12 PM PST by dighton
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To: MarkeyD

"Just ask Jay Rockefeller, since he gave Syria the heads up that we were going to war."

Shirley, he can't be Syria's.


39 posted on 12/07/2005 1:01:12 PM PST by sono (In war, there are usually only two exit strategies: victory or defeat.)
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To: Retain Mike

Great points, but not too well written. Has no "snap."


40 posted on 12/07/2005 1:33:33 PM PST by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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To: Retain Mike

If you look it says 2002. The RATS talking point says they were given bad information by the White House. That is theie gripe.

What they should be pointing at is the ABC news story in 1999 about the WMD, The TIME magazine article about Saddams weapons, the Deulfer report, The NY Times, WAPO and LA Times articles and the European intelligence community as well as Clintons bill to overthrow Hussein.

Basically the RATS are trying to rewrite history to say pre 9/11 this never happened.


41 posted on 12/07/2005 1:37:40 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: Retain Mike

IBTZ?


42 posted on 12/07/2005 1:41:54 PM PST by darkangel82 (Never underestimate the stupidity of government.)
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To: GOP_1900AD
I am in 100% agreement that this issue needs to be opened up. If it is true that WMDs were moved, it will show that there is a hidden underground of countries acting to keep the existence of them hidden. If even one Nuke were set off in a key city in our country (New York City for example) it would cause such catastrophic consequences that I do not even have words to describe the effects.

This is a shell game we have to win.
43 posted on 12/07/2005 1:51:37 PM PST by jonrick46
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To: Retain Mike

ping for later


44 posted on 12/07/2005 1:55:23 PM PST by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: Retain Mike

This is a great article written by someone on the ground who was a inspector with UNSCOM, his name is Bill Tierney.

Read this thoroughly.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=20154


45 posted on 12/07/2005 2:01:52 PM PST by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: GOP_1900AD

also one of our traitorous congress men bragged about warning the enimies before the attack so the sadamites could prepare.


46 posted on 12/07/2005 2:10:31 PM PST by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: nuffsenuff

...thus saying their own heros aren't smart enough to make such evaluations on their own.


47 posted on 12/07/2005 2:11:07 PM PST by ctdonath2
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To: sono
Shirley, he can't be Syria's.

He is Syria's. . .

and don't call him Shirley.

:-)

48 posted on 12/07/2005 4:49:36 PM PST by Fedora
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To: frogjerk

Sorry, but on my screen I don't see Busd. I see Bush three times. I need sone help here.


49 posted on 12/08/2005 11:13:32 AM PST by Retain Mike
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To: Retain Mike
Sorry, but on my screen I don't see Busd. I see Bush three times. I need sone help here.

sone   Audio pronunciation of "sone" ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (sn)
n.

    A subjective unit of loudness, as perceived by a person with normal hearing, equal to the loudness of a pure tone having a frequency of 1,000 hertz at 40 decibels.

50 posted on 12/08/2005 11:18:45 AM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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