Yep. Totally nukes the "Bush lied" crowd and it comes from one of their "heros" Powell.
Well the media has been singing Powells praises of late. It will be interesting to see them do a "Belafonte"
The article neglected Sheila Jackson Lee who suggested we hide the troops in the desert so nobody will know we are there.
OOPS. Wrong thread.
Well, this is very interesting to say the least...Powell confirms what the WH has been saying for months...
Get a load of this.
Sounds like political hacks at the intelligence agencies might have been busy dressing up the intel reports so the boss would here what they thought he wanted to hear.
Excellent article. The CIA lies are being brought to light!
"And even then, I suspect, there will be a continuing relationship and presence of some significance for some years to come."
I certainly hope so. We've got Syria and Iran to deal with next.
All evidence and signs for years pointed to Saddam having WMD-s. He was given 6 months in addition to prove that his WMD were destroyed and to let the UN inspectors in and he didn't do it, he used that time to hide away and transport the WMD out of Iraq, to Syria.
I am really annoyed that people claim that just because we didn't find tons of WMD when we went into Iraq, they never existed.
If you lose something, or something is stolen, how would you like it, if the Insurance company says they won't pay, because the fact that you don't have it now is evidence that you never had it in the first place. If this sounds ridiculous, well, the exact same logic is being used in the case of the WMD: we didn't find them, after having given Saddam ample warning to hide them or dispose of them, therefore they never existed.
More goodies for your files.
Kay: "I actually think the intelligence community owes the president (an
explanation) rather than the president owing the American people (an
explanation). You have to remember that this view of Iraq (that it had WMD)
was held during the Clinton administration and didn't change in the Bush
Kay said there was "a constant stream of trucks, cars, rail traffic" moving
from Iraq to Syria. "We simply don't know what was moved," he said, adding,
"The Syrian government has shown absolutely no interest in helping us resolve
he told NPR "I think it was reasonable to reach the conclusion that Iraq
posed an imminent threat."
Kay: "I must say I actually think Iraq what we learned during the
inspections made Iraq a more dangerous place potentially than in fact we
thought it was even before the war."
What was Bush supposed to do, personally inspect Iraq himself with a magnifying glass, because Saddam surely was NOT providing evidence he had gotten rid of anything.
It was up to Iraq to provide evidence of WMD destruction. they never did. BTW, who care about WMD, Iraq broke 14 UN resolutions, and repeatedly breached the ceasefire terms from the Gulf war.
Powell, is a Mcpainintheass loser, as well as all the MSM/dem, anti-war,CIA, State Dept. prix.
I still don't get it. The WMDs were all there, the Russians moved them to Syria, and the Demoratic politicians gave them time to do it.
WHOA....the Sh*t is hitting the fan this week.......
Did Powell just get kicked in the head? Is the Amnesia oveR?
Everyone is acting like that was the only reason we went to war with Saddam Hussein.
HELLOoooo ... remember ... WMD's were not the only reason we wanted to oust Hussein.
This is not believeable. The Administration is not run by inexperienced children. Its leaders are well aware of the limitations and uncertainties which accompany all intelligence.