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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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