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Believe it: Iraq had WMDs and terrorist ties
WorldNeytDaily ^ | 06/23/2006 | Melanie Morgan

Posted on 06/23/2006 11:01:23 AM PDT by Impeach98

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Believe it: Iraq had WMDs and terrorist ties

Posted: June 23, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

I'm returning from my first personal vacation in the past two years, listening to news media reports on the discovery of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and noting that the anti-war crowd is apoplectic.

It seems that those who want to see America lose the war against terrorism cannot accept the truth that Saddam Hussein's Iraq was a safe haven for terrorism, rife with chemical and biological weapons.

I wonder … if the new al-Qaida in Iraq leader, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, were to order the detonation of a chemical weapon outside Air America Radio host Randi Rhodes' studio, would the anti-war left finally believe in the existence of Iraq's WMD program? If nothing else, it would bring new meaning to Rhodes' shows on Friday when she likes to open by playing the song "Bounce Your Boobies."

The anti-war crowd is living in an alternate reality. To them it doesn't matter that the Clinton administration decried Saddam Hussein's defiance of U.N. resolutions as he manufactured WMDs and worked on a nuclear program.

They don't care that Saddam's No. 2 official in the Iraqi air force, Gen. Georges Sada, has charged in his book, "Saddam's Secrets," that Iraq shipped its WMD stockpiles into Syria before the commencement of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

They ignore the report on Iraq's WMD program from Israel's top general who served as part of the multi-national contingent with Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gen. Moshe Yaalon told the New York Sun that Saddam Hussein "transferred the chemical agents from Iraq to Syria."

Their scoffing at the dangers posed by Hussein's regime in a post-9/11 world continued this week as Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., held a press conference to announce that the United States military had found more than 500 weapons munitions containing sarin or mustard gas.

Saddam Hussein did not report these chemical weapons to U.N. weapons inspectors, and they failed to find them in their pre-war inspections.

It's tough getting the truth out

For disclosing the existence of chemical weapons in Iraq, Santorum and Hoekstra have been subjected to a verbal firing squad of hate from the anti-war left. Many conservatives have not been much better, citing their disappointment that the announcement was of "only" 500 old shells or canisters.

I can imagine how frustrating it must be for Messrs. Santorum and Hoekstra. You see, I've been in their shoes. In October 2004, I was in contact with reporters from CNS News about their discovery of Iraqi Intelligence Service documents that proved Hussein had WMDs and ties to terrorist groups.

A television ad was produced, detailing the evidence outlined in the Iraqi documents. CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel all refused to air the ad. You couldn't even pay money to get the truth out.

Officials in the U.S. Department of Defense didn't want to touch the story. By that time, most people in the Bush administration had given up on proving the case for war to a skeptical news media and American public.

The administration chose to make a strategic decision to "move beyond" the issue of WMDs and Iraq's terrorist ties. Since we were already in Iraq, they reasoned, there was no point in prolonging a debate that was largely meaningless.

This was a major mistake.

The Bush administration failed to anticipate how much damage they did to their own credibility when they made the politically motivated decision to stop defending their pre-war claims.

In July 2005, I led a delegation of talk-radio hosts to Iraq as part of the "Voices of Soldiers" tour. While there, I had the chance to meet with and interview Iraqi Lt. Gen. Abdul-Qader Jassim who informed me that Iraq most certainly did have a WMD program and also trained and funded terrorist organizations.

Earlier this month, Gen. Jassim was elevated to assume the position of Iraq's secretary of defense. I think he knows what he's talking about.

However, when the Wall Street Journal wrote about my reporting on Iraq's WMD program and the supporting evidence of those Iraqi documents and Jassim's testimonial, the Journal noted that it could not prove the general even existed. I hope by now they've managed to track him down and ask about Saddam's WMD and terrorist-training program.

The truth will prevail

The men and women of the United States military have made outstanding progress in the war on terrorism and specifically the mission in Iraq.

No amount of second-guessing by war critics or efforts by the anti-war crowd to undermine the missions our troops are serving in will change this.

Each day, Coalition forces are eradicating terrorist cells in Iraq and elsewhere through the Middle East. These are terrorists who would be able to blow up schools and office buildings in the United States had our troops not taken them out overseas.

The cause of our troops is a just and noble one. Their service and sacrifices have been heroic.

You can help tell this truth by helping me get the word out. The organization I lead, Move America Forward, has unveiled a new television ad that thanks the men and women of the U.S. military for a job well done in the war against terrorism. You can watch it here.

The progress of our troops in Iraq is a truth as valid and legitimate as Saddam Hussein's ties to terrorism and his development of weapons of mass destruction.

How long will it be before those in the anti-war crowd will finally come to recognize these truths?

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaedaandiraq; alqaida; biologoical; chemical; hussein; iraq; iraqifreedom; iraqiwmds; islamic; melanie; morgan; moveamericaforward; mustard; saddam; sarin; terrorism; terrorist; training; war; wmd

1 posted on 06/23/2006 11:01:30 AM PDT by Impeach98
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To: Impeach98

It's so funny that the media wrote dozens of articles in the 90's about the world's alarm at the growing relationship between Saddam and Al Qaeda, but now they have forgotten that which they once researched and firmly believed.

This link contains articles written in the early 90's until present day about the contacts and links between Saddam and his military and intelligence operatives and Al Qaeda, including Osama bin Laden.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1327993/posts?page=212#212


2 posted on 06/23/2006 11:06:13 AM PDT by Peach (Iraq/AlQaeda relationship http://markeichenlaub.blogspot.com/2006/06/strategic-relationship-between.)
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To: Peach
Good post, and appreciate the link!

Man, you wouldn't believe the hateful emails and phone calls Melanie has gotten any and every time she has made the point about Iraq and WMDs.

Some people are just positively filled with hate at the idea that the argument of "there really WERE WMDs and terrorist camps in Iraq" might be accepted by the public.

3 posted on 06/23/2006 11:09:27 AM PDT by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: Impeach98

She gets hate mail for saying that Saddam had a relationship with terrorists? He was paying Palestinian suicide bombers families $25,000, for crying out loud.

You know, it's absolutely true that the left doesn't want to let the facts get in the way of their agenda.

Well, kudos for Melanie for standing up to the truth regardless of the nutjobs out there.


4 posted on 06/23/2006 11:11:18 AM PDT by Peach (Iraq/AlQaeda relationship http://markeichenlaub.blogspot.com/2006/06/strategic-relationship-between.)
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To: Impeach98
Save your breath. You're preaching to the choir. The only people that don't believe this are Democrats and their MSM handmaidens.
5 posted on 06/23/2006 11:14:06 AM PDT by Obadiah (The beatings will continue until morale improves.)
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To: Impeach98

"I wonder … if the new al-Qaida in Iraq leader, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, were to order the detonation of a chemical weapon outside Air America Radio host Randi Rhodes' studio, would the anti-war left finally believe in the existence of Iraq's WMD program?"

IM GONNA GO AHEAD AND SAY NO THEY WONT!


6 posted on 06/23/2006 11:14:59 AM PDT by Reaganite84
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To: Impeach98; ikez78

Ikez78 - I think you should link one or two of your articles over here on this thread.


7 posted on 06/23/2006 11:17:40 AM PDT by Peach (Iraq/AlQaeda relationship http://markeichenlaub.blogspot.com/2006/06/strategic-relationship-between.)
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To: Impeach98
By that time, most people in the Bush administration had given up on proving the case for war to a skeptical news media and American public.

. . . . . .

This was a major mistake.

One of the many major mistakes the Bush administration has made in this regard. Instead of getting the word out and attacking the MSM, liberals, socialists and democrats, Republicans run hide under the nearest rock.

A local talk show host mentioned this a.m. on his program that most Americans have simply forgotten 9-1-1 and have "moved on." They listen to the crap of those I mentioned above and believe it. I am severely afraid that it will take yet another attack, killing perhaps tens of thousands, for "most Americans" to get off their TV butts and start showing some sense on this issue. But no, it is time to move on. It is Friday. Time for booze, drugs, food and ball games, reality TV, the movies, etc. As Scarlett O'Hara said, "I'll worry about it tomorrow." That has become, sadly, American's war on terror. We'll worry about it when 10,000 more die, perhaps in some type of nuke attack.

8 posted on 06/23/2006 11:20:11 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (JULY 1ST IS FREEDOM DAY!! WE MOVE OUT OF WA STATE FOREVER!!!!)
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To: All
Hello FRiends,

When your lib acquaintances try the "those are old, pre '91 shells, so they don't count" canard, here is your answer:

"The person who dies or is sickened by way of sarin or mustard gas doesn't care about the year of manufacture."
9 posted on 06/23/2006 11:21:16 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Free Iran! WARNING! Forbidden Cartoon: .. . *-O)) :-{>. . . .)
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To: Impeach98
The broader point, about the mantra-like lies by the opponents to the War on Terror, is the main subject of my column this week. I review, and provide a link to, the causus belli which Congress declared in its 24 "whereas" clauses in its two declarations of war.

It makes very interesting reading. And it demonstrates, if any more proof is needed, that Jack Murtha, John Kerry, and the like are spewing on a daily basis. Reading what Congress said, officially, makes clear that these "gentlemen" either did not read what they voted for, or they are lying now about what they voted for in 2001 and again in 2002. Click the link below.

P.S. Interested in a Freeper in Congress? Keep in touch with me.

Congressman Billybob

Latest article: "Tribal Loyalties and Public Lies"

10 posted on 06/23/2006 11:24:09 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (http://www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: SaxxonWoods
""The person who dies or is sickened by way of sarin or mustard gas doesn't care about the year of manufacture.""

Indeed!

You know what depressed me? How many conservative bloggers were dismissing the WMD evidence. Our side of the fence on this issue needs a morale boost me thinks, because everyone seems so beaten down and jaded.

11 posted on 06/23/2006 11:24:38 AM PDT by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: Impeach98
Remember when Clinton was governor of Arkansas, and allowed tainted blood products from prisoners to be sold to unsuspecting hemophiliacs, which gave the hemophiliacs HIV and hepatitis?

Likewise, some enterprising Democratic crony of the Clintons could bottle the Iraqi chemicals and sell them as cologne.

A Democratic "certificate of safety" is all that's needed to make everything A-OK.

12 posted on 06/23/2006 11:25:32 AM PDT by syriacus (It takes only one word from a Democrat, to make tainted blood and lethal chemicals A-OK)
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To: RetiredArmy

As Scarlett O'Hara said, "I'll worry about it tomorrow."
Or BJ Clinton asking, "Can we kill them tomorrow?" M. Albright saying, "We should show them we mean them no harm."
The problem with arguing WMD with leftists is they start out with absolutes- No WMD's, thus there will be NO debate.


13 posted on 06/23/2006 11:29:24 AM PDT by griswold3 (Ken Blackwell, Ohio Governor in 2006- No!! You cannot have my governor in 2008.)
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To: SaxxonWoods
"The person who dies or is sickened by way of sarin or mustard gas doesn't care about the year of manufacture."

Somewhere on FR yesterday, there was a post about how every so often in France, someone will unearth a 90-year-old WW1 mustard round and accidentally detonate it and die in the process.

14 posted on 06/23/2006 11:30:24 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Impeach98

bttt


15 posted on 06/23/2006 11:43:02 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (The Rat Party's goal is to END the conflict, not WIN the conflict...should be the other way around.)
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To: RetiredArmy

"One of the many major mistakes the Bush administration has made in this regard. Instead of getting the word out and attacking the MSM, liberals, socialists and democrats, Republicans run hide under the nearest rock."

Armchair generals like yourself would have no problem getting the word out, I'm sure. Of course, you would also do it in such a fashion that it would not have any ripple effect on the suppliers of those weapons. It's really funny to watch people criticise the Bush Administration when they would have no chance in hell of doing any better.


16 posted on 06/23/2006 11:54:25 AM PDT by stevestras
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To: stevestras

I don't think that asking that the Bush Administration not give up on their legitimate pre-war claims is an unfair attack or manifestation of second-guessing.


17 posted on 06/23/2006 11:59:20 AM PDT by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: Impeach98

It's easy to criticise, hard to lead.

I'd just soon have Santorum carrying the water on this, at this point. BTW, see what the Philadelphia paper says about it:

"So why is the senator going on the nation's airwaves with this "explosive" but easily dismissed revelation?

It's too early to have much effect on his election battle with challenger Bob Casey Jr. By the time November rolls around, few will remember Santorum's lame attempt to defend what's become an indefensible war - except maybe a few with disgust. Perhaps when it comes to making controversial - and wrong - statements, Santorum just can't help himself."



18 posted on 06/23/2006 12:08:35 PM PDT by stevestras
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To: Impeach98

I'm guessing Saddam is a liberal icon...


19 posted on 06/23/2006 12:51:40 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!| IRA supporters on FR are trolls, end of story!)
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To: Impeach98
Yes, many seem jaded, and perhaps that's why the administration is soft-pedlaing for now, waiting until we are closer to the election to cut loose. One hopes so, anyway.

I had to prove to a lib yesterday that the US flew 1.77 tons of enriched uranium out of Iraq after the invasion. How many dirty bombs would that be? 40? 75? Low-enriched uranium was a forbidden product for Iraq to possess, by the way.

No matter what is found, the goalposts get moved, and the "no WMD" mantra gets shouted. But I did temporarily shut up one fool yesterday. Keep up the good work, Impy.
20 posted on 06/23/2006 1:14:56 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Free Iran! WARNING! Forbidden Cartoon: .. . *-O)) :-{>. . . .)
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To: bassmaner

Yes, I was in France last year, and saw a man with machine gun bullets, an American helmet, and a rusted German machine gun, all dug up that very day. He said he goes out often as a hobby to find artifacts with his metal detector. The amount of leftover war materials in Europe is astounding.

Another good reason to fight wars abroad rather than here.


21 posted on 06/23/2006 1:18:14 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Free Iran! WARNING! Forbidden Cartoon: .. . *-O)) :-{>. . . .)
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To: Impeach98

So, how many of these WMDs are now on the black market because they weren't secured after the war?


22 posted on 06/23/2006 1:38:18 PM PDT by Dumb_Ox (http://kevinjjones.blogspot.com)
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To: stevestras

Regarding Saddam's sponsorship of terrorism...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1654146/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1654149/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1654144/posts


23 posted on 06/23/2006 1:38:44 PM PDT by ikez78 (www.markeichenlaub.blogspot.com)
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To: Impeach98

It's interesting that the naysayers of the potency of the wmds call them old and degraded. The fact is a good amount of the wmds are in pretty good condition and still at a high degree of potency. Degraded means not at one hundred percent of potency. So the ones that are only at say ninetyfive percent are safe? I was watching that smug sob Olbermann thursday and some war critic deride the Santorum-Hoekstra wmd announcemnt. I'm sure the gentlemen wouldn't mind them if we locked them in a room with a canister of recently found mustard gas and then opened it.


24 posted on 06/23/2006 1:39:24 PM PDT by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: stevestras
Thank you Mr. Expert for your EXPERT analysis. I am sure that you graduated Bowinkle J. Moose, Mr. Know It All.
25 posted on 06/26/2006 8:15:08 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (JULY 1ST IS FREEDOM DAY!! WE MOVE OUT OF WA STATE FOREVER!!!!)
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To: RetiredArmy

Dude, you don't have to graduate from anywhere to know a hypercritical armchair general when you see one.

BTW, you're the one posting like a know-it-all.


26 posted on 06/26/2006 9:36:24 AM PDT by stevestras
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To: stevestras

Thank you Mr. Moose. I view your views as nothing more than gibberish.


27 posted on 06/26/2006 10:56:52 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (JULY 1ST IS FREEDOM DAY!! WE MOVE OUT OF WA STATE FOREVER!!!!)
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To: RetiredArmy

"Thank you Mr. Moose. I view your views as nothing more than gibberish."

Thank you for proving my point. You're all over the Bush Admin for not making war with the media, yet when it times to confront an Internet poster you turn to mush and call him Mr. Moose full of gibberish.

Good luck with CNN pal.


28 posted on 06/26/2006 12:29:52 PM PDT by stevestras
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To: Impeach98
I wonder … if the new al-Qaida in Iraq leader, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, were to order the detonation of a chemical weapon outside Air America Radio host Randi Rhodes' studio, would the anti-war left finally believe in the existence of Iraq's WMD program? If nothing else, it would bring new meaning to Rhodes' shows on Friday when she likes to open by playing the song "Bounce Your Boobies."

I have to give Randi her due and say that any leftist radio host that uses Rusty Warren for bumper music isn't entirely worthless...although aside from that, she does come fairly close.

29 posted on 06/26/2006 12:37:13 PM PDT by RichInOC ("...Ladies, you're not marching!")
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To: SaxxonWoods
When your lib acquaintances try the "those are old, pre '91 shells, so they don't count" canard, here is your answer:

When they say that the shells are old and degraded, they mean that they can't still be used as ammunition in a cannon. That does not mean that they can't be used as an IED or in a car bomb.

-PJ

30 posted on 06/26/2006 12:50:33 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: Impeach98

Putin's goons 'relocated' the bulk of Saddam's WMD to Syria, in turn some were trucked into Hizballah/Syrian controlled Lebanon. When (most) Syrian troops redeployed across the Lebanon-Syrian border, those WMD went with them hidden in large trucks. The entire matter goes back to Moscow. What else is new?


31 posted on 06/26/2006 12:53:53 PM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: stevestras

Your RNC rose colored glasses are in the mail. Thank you for your donation.


32 posted on 06/26/2006 1:17:00 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (JULY 1ST IS FREEDOM DAY!! WE MOVE OUT OF WA STATE FOREVER!!!!)
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To: Impeach98

Crosslinking:
Document: Iraqi Dissident Talks About WMD Moved to Syria (Translation)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1671897/posts

DoD Report: 50 Trucks Carried Iraqi WMD To Syria
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1673944/posts


33 posted on 07/28/2006 3:51:50 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: SaxxonWoods

Please send me the proof via private message , seriously . I've got a lib friend giving me lots of grief .


34 posted on 09/14/2006 12:54:32 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: Impeach98

I have never swallowed they didn't exist. How could virtually the entire worlds intelligence communities all be wrong? Why didn't Saddam just come clean and show he didn't have them and avoid all tis?

No, there is no way they simply did not exist. Common sense shows they must have been moved somewhere by someone.

It's the only answer that makes any sense at all.


35 posted on 09/14/2006 1:22:40 AM PDT by DakotaRed (The legacy of the left, "Screw you, I got mine.")
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