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Weapons of Mass Destruction Found
http://www.ebookstand.com/m/bryanrussell/ ^ | Bryan Russell

Posted on 04/09/2006 9:31:44 PM PDT by hildy123

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To: MHGinTN

They were indeed permitted to check their tags and seals - the last check was made less than two months prior to the US warning the UN inspectors to leave the country.

Face it - this was not a 'find'. The international community knew that they were there, legally. Wise up.


51 posted on 04/12/2006 3:53:50 AM PDT by binnster
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To: bluefish

So now we've gone from "most of the weapons were found" to "most of the weapons were moved and therefore cannot be found".

Perhaps if the weapons were indeed moved to Syria, and were therefore not in Iraq, we invaded the wrong country?


52 posted on 04/12/2006 3:56:59 AM PDT by binnster
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To: hildy123

But, I don't understand.

Hillary's The MSM haven't said this.


54 posted on 04/12/2006 4:14:17 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: meagereater

Explain the Hamilton NJ Post Office, please. Not only did Iraq have WMD's they DID use them against us. Thank G-d, they were pretty dang ineffectual.


55 posted on 04/12/2006 4:22:17 AM PDT by bvw
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To: steel_resolve
In my humble opinion, people don't care about truth anymore. They believe so strongly in their case that nothing can persuade them otherwise. Therefore they are susectible to every tin foil lie that comes down the pike. Bush lied about WMDs. Right. What a 'slap your mother in the face' God Damn Lie that is. Iraq was a WMD dump as well as a haven for terrorists. You know, I don't care if the MSM carries this. They have their own agenda of trying to harpoon the president. I believe and that is enough for me...

I have concluded that politics has essentially changed from an intellectual undertaking of choosing candidates that represent your interests and viewpoint into a competitive sport. It matters more to people that they are on the winning side of the election than it means to them to have their interests represented in government.

There is no "loyal opposition," there is just opposition. The opposition is not loyal to the interests of the people, the opposition is only loyal unto their own political power.

56 posted on 04/12/2006 4:33:44 AM PDT by IamConservative (Who does not trust a man of principle? A man who has none.)
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To: RSmithOpt

Why am I not surprised?


57 posted on 04/12/2006 4:37:14 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: meagereater

Friend, I can not call your denial rational. It is not only irrational, it is dangerous and deadly. Wake up.


59 posted on 04/12/2006 5:01:46 AM PDT by bvw
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To: binnster

It was tagged but it wasn't sealed. After they knew it wasn't sealed the UN demanded its removal and was ignored.


60 posted on 04/12/2006 5:19:00 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: bvw
Explain the Hamilton NJ Post Office, please. Not only did Iraq have WMD's they DID use them against us. Thank G-d, they were pretty dang ineffectual.”

I never understood this one. The fact is we know the anthrax was weapons quality marital but we never linked this to Iraq? Why didn’t we check if it came from the same labs as that we knew existed in Iraq?

61 posted on 04/12/2006 5:26:52 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: binnster
"The fact is that what has been found was a tiny fraction of what we were told was there."

Except Bush never told us "they were there". He said, repeatedly, that Iraq had not accounted for large quantities of chemical and biological agents, and was not cooperating with the UN to explain what happened to them. He reported intelligence reports that Iraq was pursuing technology to build nuclear weapons. He explained that in a post 911 world you could not give Saddam the benfefit of the doubt. He did not say they had them.

In a State of the Union speech before the war he said "Some have said we must not act until the threat is imminent. Since when have terrorists and tyrants announced their intentions, politely putting us on notice before they strike? If this threat is permitted to fully and suddenly emerge, all actions, all words, and all recriminations would come too late."

Of course, as your post attests, and others have written here, it doesn't matter what the facts were at the time. The accepted version of events is that Bush lied, and that's all there is to it.
62 posted on 04/12/2006 5:47:24 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: hildy123

I think the Iraqi documents release and jveritas' translation of them the MSM running scared. Todays crawl on msnbc repeats the story of the two trucks that were found to have been possible mobile WMD labs. They are trying to say that Bush lied about them to the American people. I have no doubt about WMD presense in Iraq before, during and after the initial war there. The MSM has it's credibility on the line on this one and will stop at nothing to smear the President and this administration. Why? Because they hate him. Nothing else. Just hate.


63 posted on 04/12/2006 5:55:28 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
Also ignored by the deniers here are WTC I, OKC, TWA 800 -- Iraq was involved by proof since found or likeyhoods with each.

And then we have the recenet statements by two (at least) generals in the Iraqi Military undert Saddam about the movement just prior to our attack of the WMD to Syria, and to Russia. The reports of Russian spetznatz special agents detroying evidences of Russian involvments with Iraq's military and WMD programs, and the recent translations of now public Iraq military and government documents -- to the readiness and preparations for restart of of the nuke program ASAP after the weapons inspectors were vacated from the premises -- and efforts via the French, Germans and Russians being bribed to assure that such vacancy would soon happen, had not George Bush acted when he did.

Denial of danger is an easy out that has taken many men to their graves and destroyed whole cities and, at times, nations.

64 posted on 04/12/2006 6:19:29 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Liberty Valance

Apt handle given the context.


65 posted on 04/12/2006 6:21:37 AM PDT by bvw
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To: bluefish; eastforker

Sorry but I don't buy that explanation. All the world knew that Iraq's weapons came from the USSR and France. That would have not been surprise nor would it have required any confrontation since these were deals going back decades between sovereign states most of which predated even the first Iraq war.


66 posted on 04/12/2006 6:24:09 AM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (If you believe ANYTHING in the Treason Media you are a fool.)
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To: usmcobra
President Bush is keeping them just confused enough to remain splintered and divided.

Why would President Bush weaken his presidency by hiding the fact that WMDs were found? He is now in a position where he probably couldn't get authority to attack Iran even if he wanted to. If indeed the WMDs were there, and I believe they were, he needs to present all the evidence.

67 posted on 04/12/2006 6:27:27 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: eastforker

"Cuz if we found them we would have to point our finger in the direction they came from and we are not quite ready to confront Russia or China at this moment."

Fine, let's point at France. We can spare two companies (one for logistics).


68 posted on 04/12/2006 6:30:49 AM PDT by Flightdeck (Longhorns+January=Rose Bowl Repeat)
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To: meagereater

Ever heard of Gulf war syndrome?


69 posted on 04/12/2006 6:42:45 AM PDT by lwd
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To: dfwgator

Why doesn't prove they were there????

Diplomacy and stratergery.

President Bush believes he can win the war of words without proving his critcs wrong.

Seriously From Bill Clinton on down to the most junior democrat congressman they all know that Saddam had WMD's, only the useful idiots are complaining about it.


70 posted on 04/12/2006 6:48:17 AM PDT by usmcobra (Those that are incited to violence by the sight of OUR flag are the enemies of this nation.)
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To: binnster

Wise up? What an insulting little liberal you are. They were allowed to check their 'tags and seals' but they had been forced to wait many months to get permission from Saddam. Get stuffed, democrat.


71 posted on 04/12/2006 7:04:21 AM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Perhaps it was hushed up quickly because the discovery was not something they wanted known to 'insurgents' or terrorists until the cache could be dealt with by removal or destruction by coalition forces. Not an uncommon approach ... see also the hush regarding the tonnes of yellow cake found South of Baghdad, the 'training gasses' found in Salman Pak, etc.


72 posted on 04/12/2006 7:08:07 AM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: MHGinTN
Perhaps it was hushed up quickly because the discovery was not something they wanted known to 'insurgents' or terrorists until the cache could be dealt with by removal or destruction by coalition forces.

Not a bad idea, except they saw it had been cleared out within a couple of days, and still not a peep to anyone about what had been found. We're not talking a small amount, either--we're talking about a sizeable gymnasium-sized building stacked with this crap.

73 posted on 04/12/2006 7:12:34 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.)
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To: Captain Kirk

Ping!


74 posted on 04/12/2006 7:14:36 AM PDT by sauropod ("Age is just a number" - Brenda Frese, UMD Women's Basketball Coach, 4/4/06)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Thank you. The re-writing going on in the media and even on FR is unbelievable.


75 posted on 04/12/2006 10:11:00 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Liberty Valance

If the anthrax attacks were done by Saddam, wouldn't we have had to respond with nukes? (I always thought US policy was ABC attacks were to be retaliated with by nukes...)


76 posted on 04/12/2006 2:57:30 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

Nukes would be a bit harsh with only 5 deaths from the anthrax attack.


77 posted on 04/12/2006 4:52:13 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Liberty Valance

I know it would be, I'm bitter & cranky :)...


78 posted on 04/12/2006 5:13:04 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: RSmithOpt

BTTT.


79 posted on 04/12/2006 5:51:56 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Tolerating evil IS evil.)
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To: binnster

Pehaps you should go back and re-read my post to which you replied and then respond in a manner consistent with my statements, rather than your own fantasy interpretation. Your final conclusion is silly on the face of it too.


80 posted on 04/12/2006 7:17:36 PM PDT by bluefish (Holding out for worthy tagline...)
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To: bluefish

You might like this article.

http://knewshound.blogspot.com/2005/12/rope-dope-gambit_10.html

I believe it to be true.

My record on predictions such as this is quite good.

Cheers,

knewshound


81 posted on 04/12/2006 7:21:17 PM PDT by knews_hound (When Blogs are Outlawed, only Outlaws will have Blogs.)
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To: knews_hound
Insightful and reasoned analysis Knewshound.
82 posted on 04/12/2006 8:23:27 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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