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Who thought Iraq had WMD? Most everybody
Townhall ^ | May 25, 2006 | Larry Elder

Posted on 05/25/2006 8:40:53 AM PDT by Caleb1411

As Memorial Day approaches, 51 percent of Americans, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll, think the commander in chief "deliberately misled" us about Iraq and weapons of mass destruction. "Deliberately misled"? Once again, let's go to the videotape:

Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, February 1998: "Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."

Clinton National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, February 1998: "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has 10 times since 1983."

Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, October 2003: "When [former President Bill] Clinton was here recently he told me was absolutely convinced, given his years in the White House and the access to privileged information which he had, that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction until the end of the Saddam regime."

French President Jacques Chirac, February 2003: "There is a problem -- the probable possession of weapons of mass destruction by an uncontrollable country, Iraq. The international community is right . . . in having decided Iraq should be disarmed."

President Bill Clinton, December 1998: "Other countries possess weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles. With Saddam, there is one big difference: He has used them, not once, but repeatedly -- unleashing chemical weapons against Iranian troops during a decade-long war, not only against soldiers, but against civilians; firing Scud missiles at the citizens of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Iran. Not only against a foreign enemy, but even against his own people, gassing Kurdish civilians in Northern Iraq. . . . I have no doubt today that, left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will use these terrible weapons again. . . . "

Clinton, July 2003: " . . . [I]t is incontestable that on the day I left office, there were unaccounted for stocks of biological and chemical weapons. We might have destroyed them in '98. We tried to, but we sure as heck didn't know it because we never got to go back there."

Gen. Wesley Clark, September 2002, testimony before the House Armed Services Committee: "There's no question that Saddam Hussein is a threat. . . . Yes, he has chemical and biological weapons. . . . He is, as far as we know, actively pursuing nuclear capabilities, though he doesn't have nuclear warheads yet. If he were to acquire nuclear weapons, I think our friends in the region would face greatly increased risks, as would we."

Vermont Gov. Howard Dean [D], September 2002: "There's no question that Saddam Hussein is a threat to the United States and to our allies."

Dean, February 2003: "I agree with President Bush -- he has said that Saddam Hussein is evil. And he is. [Hussein] is a vicious dictator and a documented deceiver. He has invaded his neighbors, used chemical arms, and failed to account for all the chemical and biological weapons he had before the Gulf War. He has murdered dissidents and refused to comply with his obligations under UN Security Council Resolutions. And he has tried to build a nuclear bomb. Anyone who believes in the importance of limiting the spread of weapons of mass killing, the value of democracy and the centrality of human rights must agree that Saddam Hussein is a menace. The world would be a better place if he were in a different place other than the seat of power in Baghdad or any other country."

Dean, March 2003: "[Iraq] is automatically an imminent threat to the countries that surround it because of the possession of these weapons."

Robert Einhorn, Clinton assistant secretary of state for nonproliferation, March 2002: "How close is the peril of Iraqi WMD? Today, or at most within a few months, Iraq could launch missile attacks with chemical or biological weapons against its neighbors (albeit attacks that would be ragged, inaccurate and limited in size). Within four or five years it could have the capability to threaten most of the Middle East and parts of Europe with missiles armed with nuclear weapons containing fissile material produced indigenously -- and to threaten U.S. territory with such weapons delivered by nonconventional means, such as commercial shipping containers. If it managed to get its hands on sufficient quantities of already produced fissile material, these threats could arrive much sooner."

Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., and others, in a letter to President Bush, December 2001: "There is no doubt that . . . Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. . . . In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., December 1998: "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology, which is a threat to countries in the region, and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."

Sen. John Rockefeller, D-W.Va., ranking minority Intelligence Committee member, October 2002: "There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years."

Any questions?


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1 posted on 05/25/2006 8:40:55 AM PDT by Caleb1411
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To: Caleb1411
I STILL think they had 'em.

They're out there somewhere.

2 posted on 05/25/2006 8:41:48 AM PDT by Allegra (Finbar for Texas Governor!)
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To: Caleb1411

If you find pieces of WMD and they aren't assembled, does that mean he didn't have WMD?


3 posted on 05/25/2006 8:42:27 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: rhombus
We didn't find actual Zyclon D in many of the concentration camps in Germany, but we knew they used it through the evidence, such as the bodies, empty canisters, and witnesses. What is the difference between that and the WMDs in Iraq?
4 posted on 05/25/2006 8:44:07 AM PDT by mnehring (Those who advocate, and act to promote, victory by Democrats are not conservatives!)
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To: Caleb1411
"Who thought Iraq had WMD? Most everybody"

LOL - well hells bells, even Saddam Hussein thought he had WMDs.

5 posted on 05/25/2006 8:46:21 AM PDT by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: Caleb1411

www.9-11commission.gov
Page 128

The original sealed indictment had added that al Qaeda had “reached an understanding with the government of Iraq that al Qaeda would not work against that government and that on particular projects, specifically including weapons development, al Qaeda would work cooperatively with the Government of Iraq.”109This passage led Clarke, who for years had read intelligence reports on Iraqi-Sudanese cooperation on chemical weapons, to speculate to Berger that a large Iraqi presence at chemical facilities in Khartoum was “probably a direct result of the Iraq–Al Qida agreement.” Clarke added that VX precursor traces found near al Shifa were the “exact formula used by Iraq.”110This language about al Qaeda’s “understanding” with Iraq had been dropped, however, when a superseding indictment was filed in November 1998.111


6 posted on 05/25/2006 8:46:33 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Caleb1411

The 1984 concept that telling a lie often enough and loud enough will make people believe it's the truth. The Democrats and the MSM know this and thus outright lie to the public. It works!


7 posted on 05/25/2006 8:46:50 AM PDT by Edgerunner (Proud to be an infidel)
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To: Caleb1411

I think a lot is buried, and a lot more are now in Syrian hands. Many of their military have admitted moving them across the border.


8 posted on 05/25/2006 8:46:53 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll. 17,400+ snide replies and counting!)
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To: Caleb1411

bump


9 posted on 05/25/2006 8:47:18 AM PDT by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: Caleb1411

Even Saddam thought he had WMD's.


10 posted on 05/25/2006 8:47:56 AM PDT by oyez (Appeasement is insanity)
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To: Caleb1411

OH NO.....according to our liberal senators and reps Iraq is their friend, they walk on water you see.....why Bush just said this to start a war to finish what his father had going....

My goodness people don't you believe the liberals?

(sac/ON)


11 posted on 05/25/2006 8:48:09 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: Allegra
All you have to do is read the translations of the Saddam papers to know they had 'em. There's a whole lot more evidence, including some of the things we found when we entered Iraq at the beginning of the war. Only a dufus could truthfully think there were no WMD. That's trouble--the left is comprised of dufuses and liars.
12 posted on 05/25/2006 8:48:10 AM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Allegra
I STILL think they had 'em.

I don't know how it's possible to do some of the mass killing that they did under Saddam w/o 'em.

13 posted on 05/25/2006 8:48:21 AM PDT by Fruitbat
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To: Caleb1411
One of my favorite quotes is from Clinton's Defense Secretary,William Cohen,in April of 2003:

"I am absolutely convinced that there are weapons...I saw evidence back in 1998 when we would see the inspectors being barred from gaining entry into a warehouse for three hours with trucks rolling up and then moving those trucks out."

14 posted on 05/25/2006 8:50:30 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: Allegra

Better that they be lost forever than found by and used by the bad guys. Politics be damned, there are lives at stake. Perhaps this is what the President meant when he mentioned using political capital.

Stay safe and come home well.


15 posted on 05/25/2006 8:50:48 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Liberalism: replacing backbones with wishbones.)
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To: SouthernBoyupNorth

PING


16 posted on 05/25/2006 8:51:02 AM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: Caleb1411
He DIDN'T have WMD, and that photo of Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam PROVES we GAVE him the WMD he didn't have! Yeah, and you know HOW he got those WMD--which he DIDN'T have, Hullo?!?? He got those WMD (which he didn't have) because the USA GAVE them to him! But he doesn't have them and only a rightwing wacko believes Saddam had WMD--and WE gave them to him!!! Yeah!

Free Mumia! USA out of North America!

(slips off stool and falls to floor in drunken stupor)

17 posted on 05/25/2006 8:51:49 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (What would Thomas Pynchon do?)
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To: theDentist
I think a lot is buried, and a lot more are now in Syrian hands.

Weren't there satellite photos taken during the weeks leading up to the war showing an enormous number of trucks crossing the Iraq/Syria border?

18 posted on 05/25/2006 8:53:38 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: theDentist
I think a lot is buried, and a lot more are now in Syrian hands. Many of their military have admitted moving them across the border.

Or Iran.

And we haven't counted Russia out, either. I wouldn't put it past them.

There are some still in Iraq. Why this hasn't come out, I don't know. They're here and people who count know about it.

19 posted on 05/25/2006 8:54:25 AM PDT by Allegra (Finbar for Texas Governor!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yes.... coincidental, I'm sure.


20 posted on 05/25/2006 8:54:46 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll. 17,400+ snide replies and counting!)
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To: mnehrling
We didn't find actual Zyclon D in many of the concentration camps in Germany, but we knew they used it through the evidence, such as the bodies, empty canisters, and witnesses. What is the difference between that and the WMDs in Iraq?

A Democratic president versus a Republican president?

21 posted on 05/25/2006 8:55:38 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Caleb1411

Bookmarked


22 posted on 05/25/2006 8:57:02 AM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: Caleb1411

http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/declassdocs/cia/19970409/970409_cia_762668_762668_01.html

If you want to wade through a bunch of raw information used in the investigation of Gulf War Syndrome, the above link is interesting. Saddam owned some serious stuff...and he picked some odd places to keep it.


23 posted on 05/25/2006 8:57:41 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: mnehrling
We didn't find actual Zyclon D in many of the concentration camps in Germany, but we knew they used it through the evidence, such as the bodies, empty canisters, and witnesses. What is the difference between that and the WMDs in Iraq?

George Bush wasn't in office then.

/s, I think...

24 posted on 05/25/2006 9:00:22 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (FreeRepublic and Rush Limbaugh: kevlar protection from the Drive-By Media.)
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To: Jack of all Trades
Thank you for your kind wishes.

Yes, we hope they're either lost forever or that the good guys find them.

We've had to prepare for that remotely possible incident and I'm telling you there's no way I'm putting on one of those chemical/biological suits during the summer around this place. LOL

25 posted on 05/25/2006 9:07:06 AM PDT by Allegra (Finbar for Texas Governor!)
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To: rhombus

John Kerry called them "massive weapons of individual destruction".
If you cannot defeat an enemy militarily, you could do it morally. What better damage to do to an enemy than to take away its credibility?
UN inspectors: Saddam shipped out WMD before war and after



SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM
Friday, June 11, 2004
The United Nations has determined that Saddam Hussein shipped weapons of mass destruction components as well as medium-range ballistic missiles before, during and after the U.S.-led war against Iraq in 2003.

The UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission briefed the Security Council on new findings that could help trace the whereabouts of Saddam's missile and WMD program.

The briefing contained satellite photographs that demonstrated the speed with which Saddam dismantled his missile and WMD sites before and during the war. Council members were shown photographs of a ballistic missile site outside Baghdad in May 2003, and then saw a satellite image of the same location in February 2004, in which facilities had disappeared.





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UNMOVIC acting executive chairman Demetrius Perricos told the council on June 9 that "the only controls at the borders are for the weight of the scrap metal, and to check whether there are any explosive or radioactive materials within the scrap," Middle East Newsline reported.
"It's being exported," Perricos said after the briefing. "It's being traded out. And there is a large variety of scrap metal from very new to very old, and slowly, it seems the country is depleted of metal."

"The removal of these materials from Iraq raises concerns with regard to proliferation risks," Perricos told the council. Perricos also reported that inspectors found Iraqi WMD and missile components shipped abroad that still contained UN inspection tags.

He said the Iraqi facilities were dismantled and sent both to Europe and around the Middle East. at the rate of about 1,000 tons of metal a month. Destionations included Jordan, the Netherlands and Turkey.






Tuesday, August 26, 2003 : Report: U.S suspects Iraqi WMD in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley



The Baghdad missile site contained a range of WMD and dual-use components, UN officials said. They included missile components, reactor vessel and fermenters – the latter required for the production of chemical and biological warheads.
"It raises the question of what happened to the dual-use equipment, where is it now and what is it being used for," Ewen Buchanan, Perricos's spokesman, said. "You can make all kinds of pharmaceutical and medicinal products with a fermenter. You can also use it to breed anthrax."

The UNMOVIC report said Iraqi missiles were dismantled and exported to such countries as Jordan, the Netherlands and Turkey. In the Dutch city of Rotterdam, an SA-2 surface-to-air missile, one of at least 12, was discovered in a junk yard, replete with UN tags. In Jordan, UN inspectors found 20 SA-2 engines as well as components for solid-fuel for missiles.

"The problem for us is that we don't know what may have passed through these yards and other yards elsewhere," Buchanan said. "We can't really assess the significance and don't know the full extent of activity that could be going on there or with others of Iraq's neighbors."

UN inspectors have assessed that the SA-2 and the short-range Al Samoud surface-to-surface missile were shipped abroad by agents of the Saddam regime. Buchanan said UNMOVIC plans to inspect other sites, including in Turkey.

In April, International Atomic Energy Agency director-general Mohammed El Baradei said material from Iraqi nuclear facilities were being smuggled out of the country.


26 posted on 05/25/2006 9:09:02 AM PDT by griswold3 (Ken Blackwell, Ohio Governor in 2006- No!! You cannot have my governor in 2008.)
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To: Caleb1411

More than a few Kurds amd Iranis would, if dead people could talk, say that they did. And they were not bashful about using them, either.


27 posted on 05/25/2006 9:11:12 AM PDT by sport
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To: Allegra
I STILL think they had 'em. They're out there somewhere.

give it up! If you can't find it, then it never existed! Like Jimmy Hoffa never existed! And Natalie Holloway never existed!

28 posted on 05/25/2006 9:28:03 AM PDT by Bommer (Attention illegals: Why don't you do the jobs we can't do? Like fix your own countries problems!)
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To: Bommer

Then my silver lighter that looks like a cowboy boot that I got at the Houston Rodeo never existed!


29 posted on 05/25/2006 9:30:44 AM PDT by Allegra (Finbar for Texas Governor!)
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To: Caleb1411

You forgot to include those two Brokeback Senate poster boys for the Democratic party at that time, Tommy Daschle and Dickie Gephardt issuing a joint statement back in '98 how Saadam had WMD's and was a threat to the world.

Nice list though........


30 posted on 05/25/2006 9:35:36 AM PDT by Dazedcat ((Please God, make it stop))
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To: Allegra
The WH and RNC inability to take on this false charge is simply mind boggling.

They ask our soldiers to give 24/7 in some of the most rugged conditions imaginable...yet they can't keep any intensity levels up for a mere 20 hours a week in continuously setting the record straight about Iraq and the WOT.

The RNC is pathetic that it has never run ads simply showing what all others said regarding the WMDs along with stating the facts that we acted to removed Saddam from power for over a dozen reasons....the WMD equation was merely one of those reasons...and to a large extent the WMD equation has been dealt with. In that we know for certain now that Saddam and his Gov't will never posses WMDs again.

31 posted on 05/25/2006 9:42:48 AM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: Caleb1411

And from the 1998 State of the Union Show by President Clinton....




[Together, we also must also confront the new hazards of chemical and biological weapons, and the outlaw states, terrorists and organized criminals seeking to acquire them. Saddam Hussein has spent the better part of this decade, and much of his nation's wealth, not on providing for the Iraqi people, but on developing nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons -- and the missiles to deliver them. The United Nations weapons inspectors have done a truly remarkable job, finding and destroying more of Iraq's arsenal than was destroyed during the entire Gulf War. Now Saddam Hussein wants to stop them from completing their mission.

I know I speak for everyone in this chamber, Republicans and Democrats, when I say to Saddam Hussein: You cannot defy the will of the world. (Applause.) And when I say to him: You have used weapons of mass destruction before; we are determined to deny you the capacity to use them again. (Applause.)]


http://www.law.ou.edu/ushistory/state1998.shtml


32 posted on 05/25/2006 9:58:02 AM PDT by spinestein (The Democratic Party is the reason I vote for Republicans.)
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To: Caleb1411

And this from the State of the Union Show 1999 by President Bill Clinton...


[For nearly a decade, Iraq has defied its obligations to destroy its weapons of terror and the missiles to deliver them. America will continue to contain Saddam -- and we will work for the day when Iraq has a government worthy of its people.
Last month, in our action over Iraq, our troops were superb. Their mission was so flawlessly executed that we risk taking for granted the bravery and skill it required. Captain Jeff Taliaferro, a 10 year veteran of the Air Force, flew a B-1B bomber over Iraq as we attacked Saddam's war machine. He is here with us tonight. Let us honor him and all the 33,000 men and women of Desert Fox.
...
We are the heirs of a legacy of bravery represented by millions of veterans. America's defenders today stand ready at a moment's notice to go where comforts are few and dangers are many, doing what needs to be done as no one else can. They always come through for America. We must come through for them.]


http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/P/bc42/speeches/sup99wjc.htm


33 posted on 05/25/2006 10:08:07 AM PDT by spinestein (The Democratic Party is the reason I vote for Republicans.)
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To: Allegra; All

They are in Syria, at least the WMD that haven't been provided to Iran and other terrorists.

Can anybody here remember the incident, shortly after we went into Iraq, where some chemical/WMD engineers from (I think) Syria, Libya, N. Korea were traveling on a train and were hit with a missle? The report said an American missle, but then it was dropped and never spoken of again.

I have been trying to find that, but I have a different computer than I had when that happened. I believe this was connected to the WMD from Iraq.


34 posted on 05/25/2006 10:10:56 AM PDT by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: Jack of all Trades

"Better that they be lost forever than found by and used by the bad guys. Politics be damned, there are lives at stake. Perhaps this is what the President meant when he mentioned using political capital. "

My thoughts exactly. We have the best satellite intel in the world and could track anything. Powell showed it to the UN in as much as identifying the licence plates of the trucks moving the crap out.

How did we lose hundreds of trucks that left Iraq for Syria? That still hasn't been answered yet.


35 posted on 05/25/2006 10:13:15 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Democrats = The Culture of Treason)
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To: girlangler
They are in Syria...

Some of 'em are in Iraq.

No joke.

36 posted on 05/25/2006 10:14:03 AM PDT by Allegra (Finbar for Texas Governor!)
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To: Caleb1411

Saddam's WMD
have been found

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38213


37 posted on 05/25/2006 10:14:14 AM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: Caleb1411

Bump.

This needs to be repeated again and again and announced from the rooftops. There are people in this country that are operating with a dangerous agenda, and it's not just the terrorists. These people will say what is expedient at one moment and then say the exact opposite when it serves their purposes. They are going to end up getting many good Americans KILLED, all for the sake of their little political games.

Where I come from that's called treason, and we have harsh punishments for that sort of thing... or we used to, anyway.


38 posted on 05/25/2006 10:17:40 AM PDT by MWS (Errare humanum est, in errore perservare stultum.)
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To: Caleb1411
And just for laughs, this is from the State of the Union Show 1997 by President Clinton....


[Just a few days before my second Inauguration, one of country's best known pastors, Reverend Robert Schuller, suggested that I read Isaiah 58:12. Here's what it says: "Thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations, and thou shalt be called, the repairer of the breach, the restorer of paths to dwell in." I placed my hand on that verse when I took the oath of office, on behalf of all Americans. For no matter what our differences -- in our faiths, our backgrounds, our politics -- we must all be repairers of the breach.]

http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/P/bc42/speeches/sud97wjc.htm




If this was said by a Republican, it seems likely we'd be told that the president was only killing Muslims in Iraq on behalf of a Christian crusade.
39 posted on 05/25/2006 10:18:25 AM PDT by spinestein (The Democratic Party is the reason I vote for Republicans.)
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To: MWS
The WH and RNC have done a terrible job at addressing these complete false charges over the WMD issue - The RNC is pathetic it terms of standing up and running ads which set the record straight (be it on Iraq, WMDs, the economy, gas prices, etc, etc).
40 posted on 05/25/2006 10:29:42 AM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: Allegra

Oh I believe you Allegra. No doubt there's still much in Iraq. And I have read several articles proving enough was found in Iraq to justify the U.S. invasion.

I also believe the Anthrax used in this country during the 9/11 attacks came from Iraq.

Why, oh why, will the Republican leadership not get this info out to the public?


41 posted on 05/25/2006 10:32:43 AM PDT by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: Allegra

Absolutely.


42 posted on 05/25/2006 10:46:46 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Darkwolf377

LOL!


43 posted on 05/25/2006 10:55:38 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: oyez
Even Saddam thought he had WMD's.

That just shows how good a liar Bush is.

44 posted on 05/25/2006 11:18:44 AM PDT by Grig
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To: Caleb1411; girlangler; Allegra
> Any questions?

One question.

Assume all the statements about Saddam having WMDs at the time of the invasion are true. I believed he had them along with everybody else. Granted, he may have moved some out to Syria, and he may have buried some. But surely, he kept a bunch handy. Why? He saw war coming.

Weapons are to wage war. Offensive and/or defensive war. There's no other purpose for WMDs.

So how come, pushed to the wall, faced with overwhelming probability of his removal from power, if not his death and that of his family, did he not use them against our troops? That's question that troubles me to this day. I can't answer it, and the attempts I've heard so far (we invaded too quickly, he only used a few and we didn't notice, he moved them all out so that he could return to power later, etc.) don't stand out as good enough; the only reason he had them was to use them to stay in power and make trouble.

To me, all other arguments about whether the WMDs existed, how many, where, etc. are subordinate to this: How come Saddam didn't use his WMDs against the invasion, in an all-out effort to save his regime?

45 posted on 05/25/2006 12:18:08 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Caleb1411

BTTT


46 posted on 05/25/2006 12:19:01 PM PDT by DocRock
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To: Allegra

Yep! Just a figment of your imagination!


47 posted on 05/25/2006 12:33:43 PM PDT by Bommer (Attention illegals: Why don't you do the jobs we can't do? Like fix your own countries problems!)
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To: Caleb1411

Saddam's Christian general, what was his name? Sadr? He said that he saw the hollowed out passenger planes used to transport the weapons to Syria.

Saddam had WMD and was working on getting his nuke program running again. It's the truth. There is more evidence that he had them (attacks, witnesses) than that he didn't.


48 posted on 05/25/2006 12:37:52 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Caleb1411
An airliner brimming with aviation fuel is a WMD in every sense - as we know all too well after the fact.

Our imaginations oftentimes have a tendency to lag and underestimate those of creative mass murderers.
49 posted on 05/25/2006 12:41:32 PM PDT by mtntop3
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To: april15Bendovr
From the article you linked in post #37...

"The ISG also found a previously undeclared program to build a "high-speed rail gun," a device apparently designed for testing nuclear-weapons materials. That came in addition to 500 tons of natural uranium stockpiled at Iraq's main declared nuclear site south of Baghdad, which International Atomic Energy Agency spokesman Mark Gwozdecky acknowledged to Insight had been intended for "a clandestine nuclear-weapons program.""

The IAEA also refused to let the U.S. remove this 500 ton stockpile of Uranium last May. LINK

From my link...

"Some 1.8 tons is classified as low-enriched uranium, a more potent form but still not sufficient for a weapon.

Thomas B. Cochran, director of the nuclear program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, said the low-enriched version could be useful to a nation with nuclear ambitions.

"A country like Iran," Cochran said, "could convert that into weapons-grade material with a lot fewer centrifuges than would be required with natural uranium."

50 posted on 05/25/2006 3:36:30 PM PDT by DocRock
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