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(Absolutely must see and send everywhere!) Quotes and Facts on Iraq
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Posted on 09/12/2006 6:19:06 PM PDT by doug from upland

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  Quotes and Facts on Iraq
 


 

"Every nation has to either be with us, or against us.  Those who harbor terrorists, or who finance them, are going to pay a price."  
 

   Senator Hillary Clinton (Democrat, New York)
   September 13, 2001
   http://www.wavsource.com/news/20010911a.htm
 
 


 



 

"In the next century, the community of nations may see more and more the very kind of threat Iraq poses now -- a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction ready to use them or provide them to terrorists, drug traffickers or organized criminals who travel the world among us unnoticed.  
 

If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow by the knowledge that they can act with impunity, even in the face of a clear message from the United Nations Security Council and clear evidence of a weapons of mass destruction program."  
 

   President Clinton
   Address to Joint Chiefs of Staff and Pentagon staff
   February 17, 1998
   http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/02/17/transcripts/clinton.iraq/


 



 

"It is the duty of any president, in the final analysis, to defend this nation and dispel the security threat.  Saddam Hussein has brought military action upon himself by refusing for 12 years to comply with the mandates of the United Nations.  The brave and capable men and women of our armed forces and those who are with us will quickly, I know, remove him once and for all as a threat to his neighbors, to the world, and to his own people, and I support their doing so."  
 

   Senator John Kerry (Democrat, Massachusetts)
   Statement on eve of military strikes against Iraq
   March 17, 2003
   http://www.tnr.com/doc.mhtml?i=20030331&s=lizza033103


 



 

"It appears that with the deadline for exile come and gone, Saddam Hussein has chosen to make military force the ultimate weapons inspections enforcement mechanism.  If so, the only exit strategy is victory, this is our common mission and the world's cause."  
 

   Senator John Kerry (Democrat, Massachusetts)
   Statement on commencement of military strikes against Iraq
   March 20, 2003
   http://kerry.senate.gov/high/record.cfm?id=191582


 



 

Senator John Edwards, when asked about "Axis of Evil" countries Iran, Iraq, and North Korea:  
 

"I mean, we have three different countries that, while they all present serious problems for the United States -- they're dictatorships, they're involved in the development and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction -- you know, the most imminent, clear and present threat to our country is not the same from those three countries.  I think Iraq is the most serious and imminent threat to our country."  
 

   Senator John Edwards (Democrat, North Carolina)
   During an interview on CNN's "Late Edition"
   February 24, 2002
   http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0202/24/le.00.html


 



 

"Those who doubted whether Iraq or the world would be better off without Saddam Hussein, and those who believe today that we are not safer with his capture, don't have the judgment to be President, or the credibility to be elected President.  
 

No one can doubt or should doubt that we are safer -- and Iraq is better -- because Saddam Hussein is now behind bars."  
 

   Senator John Kerry (Democrat, Massachusetts)
   Speech at Drake University in Iowa
   December 16, 2003

   http://www.jsonline.com/news/gen/dec03/193182.asp?format=print


 



 

John Edwards, while voting YES to the Resolution authorizing US military force against Iraq:

"Others argue that if even our allies support us, we should not support this resolution because confronting Iraq now would undermine the long-term fight against terrorist groups like Al Qaeda. Yet, I believe that this is not an either-or choice. Our national security requires us to do both, and we can."  
 

   Senator John Edwards (Democrat, North Carolina)
   US Senate floor statement: "Authorization of the Use of
   United States Armed Forces Against Iraq"
   October 10, 2002
   http://edwards.senate.gov/statements/20021010_iraq.html


 



 

"I think it was the right decision to disarm Saddam Hussein. And when the president made the decision, I supported him, and I support the fact that we did disarm him."  
 

   Senator John Kerry (Democrat, Massachusetts)
   During a Democratic Primary Debate at the University of South Carolina
   May 3, 2003
   http://www.vote-smart.org/debate_transcripts/trans_1.pdf


 



 

"There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein's regime is a serious danger, that he is a tyrant, and that his pursuit of lethal weapons of mass destruction cannot be tolerated.  He must be disarmed."  
 

   Senator Edward Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts)
   Speech at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
   September 27, 2002
   http://kennedy.senate.gov/~kennedy/statements/02/09/2002927718.html


 



 

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members...  
 

It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."  
 

   Senator Hillary Clinton (Democrat, New York)
   Addressing the US Senate
   October 10, 2002
   http://clinton.senate.gov/speeches/iraq_101002.html


 



 

John Kerry, while voting YES to the Resolution authorizing US military force against Iraq:  
 

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force - if necessary - to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."  
 

   Senator John Kerry (Democrat, Massachusetts)
   Addressing the US Senate
   October 9, 2002
   http://www.johnkerry.com/news/speeches/spc_2002_1009.html


 



 

"As a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I firmly believe that the issue of Iraq is not about politics. It's about national security. We know that for at least 20 years, Saddam Hussein has obsessively sought weapons of mass destruction through every means available. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons today. He has used them in the past, and he is doing everything he can to build more. Each day he inches closer to his longtime goal of nuclear capability -- a capability that could be less than a year away.  
 

The path of confronting Saddam is full of hazards. But the path of inaction is far more dangerous. This week, a week where we remember the sacrifice of thousands of innocent Americans made on 9-11, the choice could not be starker. Had we known that such attacks were imminent, we surely would have used every means at our disposal to prevent them and take out the plotters. We cannot wait for such a terrible event -- or, if weapons of mass destruction are used, one far worse -- to address the clear and present danger posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq."  
 

   Senator John Edwards (Democrat, North Carolina)
   US Senate floor statement: "Iraqi Dictator Must Go"
   September 12, 2002
   http://edwards.senate.gov/statements/20020912_iraq.html


 



 

"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime. We all know the litany of his offenses. He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation. He miscalculated an eight-year war with Iran. He miscalculated the invasion of Kuwait. He miscalculated America's response to that act of naked aggression. He miscalculated the result of setting oil rigs on fire. He miscalculated the impact of sending scuds into Israel and trying to assassinate an American President. He miscalculated his own military strength. He miscalculated the Arab world's response to his misconduct. And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction. That is why the world, through the United Nations Security Council, has spoken with one voice, demanding that Iraq disclose its weapons programs and disarm.  
 

So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but it is not new. It has been with us since the end of the Persian Gulf War.  
 

In U.N. Security Council Resolution 1441, the United Nations has now affirmed that Saddam Hussein must disarm or face the most serious consequences. Let me make it clear that the burden is resoundingly on Saddam Hussein to live up to the ceasefire agreement he signed and make clear to the world how he disposed of weapons he previously admitted to possessing."  
 

   Senator John Kerry (Democrat, Massachusetts)
   Speech at Georgetown University
   January 23, 2003
   http://kerry.senate.gov/bandwidth/cfm/record.cfm?id=189831


 



 

Congressman Gephardt links Saddam with the threat of terrorists nuking US cities:  
 

BOB SCHIEFFER, Chief Washington Correspondent:  
 

And with us now is the Democratic presidential candidate Dick Gephardt. Congressman, you supported taking military action in Iraq. Do you think now it was the right thing to do?  
 

REP. RICHARD GEPHARDT, D-MO, Democratic Presidential Candidate:  
 

I do. I base my determination on what I heard from the CIA. I went out there a couple of times and talked to everybody, including George Tenet. I talked to people in the Clinton administration.  
 

SCHIEFFER:  
 

Well, let me just ask you, do you feel, Congressman, that you were misled?  
 

GEPHARDT:  
 
I don't. I asked very direct questions of the top people in the CIA and people who'd served in the Clinton administration. And they said they believed that Saddam Hussein either had weapons or had the components of weapons or the ability to quickly make weapons of mass destruction. What we're worried about is an A-bomb in a Ryder truck in New York, in Washington and St. Louis. It cannot happen. We have to prevent it from happening. And it was on that basis that I voted to do this.  
 

   Congressman Richard Gephardt (Democrat, Montana)
   Interviewed on CBS News "Face the Nation"
   November 2, 2003
   http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/11/03/ftn/printable581509.shtml


 



 

"We have not reached parity with them. We have the right to kill 4 million Americans -- 2 million of them children -- and to exile twice as many and wound and cripple hundreds of thousands. Furthermore, it is our right to fight them with chemical and biological weapons, so as to afflict them with the fatal maladies that have afflicted the Muslims because of the [Americans'] chemical and biological weapons."  
 

   Islamic terrorist group "Al Qaeda"
   June 12, 2002
   http://www.memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP38802


 



 

"[W]e have evidence of meetings between Iraqi officials and leaders of al Qaeda, and testimony that Iraqi agents helped train al Qaeda operatives to use chemical and biological weapons. We also know that al Qaeda leaders have been, and are now, harbored in Iraq.  
 

Having reached the conclusion I have about the clear and present danger Saddam represents to the U.S., I want to give the president a limited but strong mandate to act against Saddam."  
 

   Senator Joseph Lieberman (Democrat, Connecticut)
   In a Wall Street Journal editorial Lieberman authored titled: "Why Democrats    Should Support the President on Iraq"
   October 7, 2002
   http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110002391


 



 

"Iraq is a long way from Ohio, 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."  
 

   Madeleine Albright, President Clinton's Secretary of State
   Town Hall Meeting on Iraq at Ohio State University
   February 18, 1998
   http://www.fas.org/news/iraq/1998/02/20/98022006_tpo.html


 



 

"Imagine the consequences if Saddam fails to comply and we fail to act. Saddam will be emboldened, believing the international community has lost its will. He will rebuild his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. And some day, some way, I am certain, he will use that arsenal again, as he has ten times since 1983."  
 

   Sandy Berger, President Clinton's National Security Advisor
   Town Hall Meeting on Iraq at Ohio State University
   February 18, 1998
   http://www.fas.org/news/iraq/1998/02/20/98022006_tpo.html


 



 

"No one has done what Saddam Hussein has done, or is thinking of doing.  He is producing weapons of mass destruction, and he is qualitatively and quantitatively different from other dictators."  
 

   Madeleine Albright, President Clinton's Secretary of State
   Town Hall Meeting on Iraq at Ohio State University
   February 18, 1998
   http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9802/18/town.meeting.folo/
 
 


 



 

"Ten years after the Gulf War and Saddam is still there and still continues to stockpile weapons of mass destruction. Now there are suggestions he is working with al Qaeda, which means the very terrorists who attacked the United States last September may now have access to chemical and biological weapons."  
 

   James P. Rubin, President Clinton's State Department spokesman
   In a PBS documentary titled "Saddam's Ultimate Solution"
   July 11, 2002
   http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/shows/saddam/


 



 

"Dear Mr. President: ... We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraq sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."  
 

Sincerely,  
 

Carl Levin, Joe Lieberman, Frank R. Lautenberg, Dick Lugar, Kit Bond, Jon Kyl, Chris Dodd, John McCain, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Alfonse D'Amato, Bob Kerrey, Pete V. Domenici, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara A. Mikulski, Thomas Daschle, John Breaux, Tim Johnson, Daniel K. Inouye, Arlen Specter, James Inhofe, Strom Thurmond, Mary L. Landrieu, Wendell Ford, John Kerry, Chuck Grassley, Jesse Helms, Rick Santorum.  
 

   Letter to President Clinton
   Signed by Senators Tom Daschle, John Kerry and others
   October 9, 1998
   http://www.iraqwatch.org/government/US/Letters,%20reports%20and%20statements/levin-10-9-98.html
 
 


 



 

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to completely deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.  
 

We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."  
 

   Al Gore, Former Clinton Vice-President
   Speech to San Francisco Commonwealth Club
   September 23, 2002  
 

   http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-09-23-gore-text_x.htm  
 

   http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,797999,00.html  
 

   http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/09/24/1032734161501.html


 



 

"As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. 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."  
 

   Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (Democrat, California)
   Statement on US Led Military Strike Against Iraq
   December 16, 1998
   http://www.house.gov/pelosi/priraq1.htm


 



 

Al Gore said last night that the time had come for a "final reckoning" with Iraq, describing the country as a "virulent threat in a class by itself" and suggesting that the United States should consider ways to oust Saddam Hussein.  
 

   The New York Times
   Gore, Championing Bush, Calls For a 'Final Reckoning' With Iraq
   February 13, 2002
   http://query.nytimes.com/search/abstract?res=F10B1FFF3D5B0C708DDDAB0894DA404482
 
 


 



 

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retained 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 capability. Intelligence reports also indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons, but has not yet achieved nuclear capability."  
 

   Robert C. Byrd
   Former Ku Klux Klan recruiter, currently a US Senator (Democrat, West Virginia)
   Addressing the US Senate
   October 3, 2002

   http://byrd.senate.gov/byrd_newsroom/byrd_news_oct2002/rls_oct2002/rls_oct2002_2.html

   http://australianpolitics.com/news/2002/10/02-10-03a.shtml

   http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/archive/2002/byrd100302.htm


 



 

"Iraq appears not to have come to a genuine acceptance -- not even today -- of the disarmament, which was demanded of it and which it needs to carry out to win the confidence of the world and to live in peace."  
 

   Dr. Hans Blix, Chief UN Weapons Inspector
   Addressing the UN Security Council
   January 27, 2003
   http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocusnewsiraq.asp?NewsID=354&sID=6

   http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/01/27/sprj.irq.transcript.blix


 



 

"The nerve agent VX is one of the most toxic ever developed.  
 

13,000 chemical bombs were dropped by the Iraqi Air Force between 1983 and 1988, while Iraq has declared that 19,500 bombs were consumed during this period. Thus, there is a discrepancy of 6,500 bombs. The amount of chemical agent in these bombs would be in the order of about 1,000 tonnes."  
 

   Dr. Hans Blix, Chief UN Weapons Inspector
   Addressing the UN Security Council
   January 27, 2003
   http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocusnewsiraq.asp?NewsID=354&sID=6

   http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/01/27/sprj.irq.transcript.blix


 



 

"The recent inspection find in the private home of a scientist of a box of some 3,000 pages of documents, much of it relating to the laser enrichment of uranium support a concern that has long existed that documents might be distributed to the homes of private individuals. ...we cannot help but think that the case might not be isolated and that such placements of documents is deliberate to make discovery difficult and to seek to shield documents by placing them in private homes."  
 

   Dr. Hans Blix, Chief UN Weapons Inspector
   Addressing the UN Security Council
   January 27, 2003
   http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocusnewsiraq.asp?NewsID=354&sID=6

   http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/01/27/sprj.irq.transcript.blix


 



 

"I have mentioned the issue of anthrax to the Council on previous occasions and I come back to it as it is an important one.  
 

Iraq has declared that it produced about 8,500 litres of this biological warfare agent, which it states it unilaterally destroyed in the summer of 1991. Iraq has provided little evidence for this production and no convincing evidence for its destruction.  
 

There are strong indications that Iraq produced more anthrax than it declared, and that at least some of this was retained after the declared destruction date. It might still exist. Either it should be found and be destroyed under UNMOVIC supervision or else convincing evidence should be produced to show that it was, indeed, destroyed in 1991."  
 

   Dr. Hans Blix, Chief UN Weapons Inspector
   Addressing the UN Security Council
   January 27, 2003
   http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocusnewsiraq.asp?NewsID=354&sID=6

   http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/01/27/sprj.irq.transcript.blix


 



 

"His regime threatens the safety of his people, the stability of his region, and the security of all the rest of us.  
 

What if he fails to comply, and we fail to act, or we take some ambiguous third route which gives him yet more opportunities to develop this program of weapons of mass destruction and continue to press for the release of the sanctions and continue to ignore the solemn commitments that he made?  
 

Well, he will conclude that the international community has lost its will. He will then conclude that he can go right on and do more to rebuild an arsenal of devastating destruction.  
 

And some day, some way, I guarantee you, he'll use the arsenal."  
 

   President Clinton
   Address to Joint Chiefs of Staff and Pentagon staff
   February 17, 1998    http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/02/17/transcripts/clinton.iraq/


 



 

CNN: How did Hussein intend to use the weapon, once it was completed?  
 

HAMZA: Saddam has a whole range of weapons of mass destruction, nuclear, biological and chemical. According to German intelligence estimates, we expect him to have three nuclear weapons by 2005. So, the window will close by 2005, and we expect him then to be a lot more aggressive with his neighbors and encouraging terrorism, and using biological weapons. Now he's using them through surrogates like al Qaeda, but we expect he'll use them more aggressively then.  
 

   Dr. Khidhir Hamza, former Iraqi Nuclear Scientist for 20 years
   Interviewed on CNN
   October 22, 2001
   http://www.cnn.com/2001/COMMUNITY/10/22/hamza.cnna/


 



 

Regime change in Iraq has been official US policy since 1998:  
 

The Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (sponsored by Bob Kerrey, John McCain, and Joseph Lieberman, and signed into law by President Clinton) states:  
 

"It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime."  
 

   Iraq Liberation Act of 1998
   105th Congress, 2nd Session
   September 29, 1998
   http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/iraq/1998/980929-in2.htm


 



 

CNN
October 10, 2002  
 

House gives Bush authority for war with Iraq  
 

The House voted 296-133 to give Bush the authority to use U.S. military force to make Iraq comply with U.N. resolutions requiring it to give up weapons of mass destruction.  
 

http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/10/10/iraq.us


 



 

CNN
October 11, 2002  
 

Senate approves Iraq war resolution  
 

In a major victory for the White House, the Senate early Friday voted 77-23 to authorize President Bush to attack Iraq if Saddam Hussein refuses to give up weapons of mass destruction as required by U.N. resolutions.  
 

http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/10/11/iraq.us


 



 

"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.  Trusting in the sanity and restraint of Saddam Hussein is not a strategy, and it is not an option."  
 

   President Bush
   State of the Union address
   January 28, 2003
   http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/01/20030128-19.html


 



 

"The global community -- in the form of the United Nations -- has declared repeatedly, through multiple resolutions, that the frightening prospect of a nuclear-armed Saddam cannot come to pass. But the U.N. has been unable to enforce those resolutions. We must eliminate that threat now, before it is too late.  
 

But this isn't just a future threat. Saddam's existing biological and chemical weapons capabilities pose a very real threat to America, now. Saddam has used chemical weapons before, both against Iraq's enemies and against his own people. He is working to develop delivery systems like missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles that could bring these deadly weapons against U.S. forces and U.S. facilities in the Middle East.  
 

As the attacks of September 11 demonstrated, the immense destructiveness of modern technology means we can no longer afford to wait around for a smoking gun. September 11 demonstrated that the fact that an attack on our homeland has not yet occurred cannot give us any false sense of security that one will not occur in the future. We no longer have that luxury.  
 

September 11 changed America. It made us realize we must deal differently with the very real threat of terrorism, whether it comes from shadowy groups operating in the mountains of Afghanistan or in 70 other countries around the world, including our own.  
 

There has been some debate over how "imminent" a threat Iraq poses. I do believe that Iraq poses an imminent threat, but I also believe that after September 11, that question is increasingly outdated. It is in the nature of these weapons, and the way they are targeted against civilian populations, that documented capability and demonstrated intent may be the only warning we get. To insist on further evidence could put some of our fellow Americans at risk. Can we afford to take that chance? We cannot!  
 

The President has rightly called Saddam Hussein's efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction a grave and gathering threat to Americans. The global community has tried but failed to address that threat over the past decade. I have come to the inescapable conclusion that the threat posed to America by Saddam's weapons of mass destruction is so serious that despite the risks -- and we should not minimize the risks -- we must authorize the President to take the necessary steps to deal with that threat."  
 

   Senator John D. Rockefeller (Democrat, West Virginia)
   Also a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee
   Addressing the US Senate
   October 10, 2002
   http://www.senate.gov/~rockefeller/news/2002/flrstmt0102002.html


 



 

UN weapons inspectors were forced to leave Iraq in 1998:  
 

CNN
November 5, 1998  
 

U.N. Security Council votes to condemn Iraq  
 

The United Nations Security Council late Thursday voted unanimously to condemn Iraq and to demand that Baghdad immediately resume cooperation with U.N. weapons inspectors.  Baghdad has already said it will not comply.  
 

The resolution called Iraq's decision last week to halt cooperation with the U.N. Special Commission a "flagrant violation" of the 1991 resolution on Iraqi disarmament.  It is the 45th U.N. resolution involving Iraq since the country invaded Kuwait in 1990.  
 

http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/meast/9811/05/un.iraq.02


 



 

America is threatened by an "unholy axis":  
 

"We must exercise responsibility not just at home, but around the world. On the eve of a new century, we have the power and the duty to build a new era of peace and security.  
 

We must combat an unholy axis of new threats from terrorists, international criminals, and drug traffickers. These 21st century predators feed on technology and the free flow of information... And they will be all the more lethal if weapons of mass destruction fall into their hands.  
 

Together, we must 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."  
 

   President Clinton
   State of the Union address
   January 27, 1998  
 

   http://clinton5.nara.gov/textonly/WH/SOTU98/address.html  
 

   http://www.usemb.ee/union98.php3


 



 

"As a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I firmly believe that the issue of Iraq is not about politics. It's about national security. We know that for at least 20 years, Saddam Hussein has obsessively sought weapons of mass destruction through every means available. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons today. He has used them in the past, and he is doing everything he can to build more. Each day he inches closer to his longtime goal of nuclear capability -- a capability that could be less than a year away.  
 

I believe that Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime represents a clear threat to the United States, to our allies, to our interests around the world, and to the values of freedom and democracy we hold dear. 
 

What's more, the terrorist threat against America is all too clear. Thousands of terrorist operatives around the world would pay anything to get their hands on Saddam's arsenal, and there is every possibility that he could turn his weapons over to these terrorists. No one can doubt that if the terrorists of September 11th had weapons of mass destruction, they would have used them. On September 12, 2002, we can hardly ignore the terrorist threat, and the serious danger that Saddam would allow his arsenal to be used in aid of terror.  
 

The time has come for decisive action. With our allies, we must do whatever is necessary to guard against the threat posed by an Iraq armed with weapons of mass destruction, and under the thumb of Saddam Hussein.  
 

The United States must lead an international effort to remove the regime of Saddam Hussein -- and to assure that Iraq fulfills its obligations to the international community.  
 

This is not an easy decision, and it carries many risks. It will also carry costs, certainly in resources, and almost certainly in lives. After careful consideration, I believe that the risk of inaction is far greater than the risk of action.  
 

We must address the most insidious threat posed by weapons of mass destruction -- the threat that comes from the ability of terrorists to obtain them.  
 

The path of confronting Saddam is full of hazards. But the path of inaction is far more dangerous. This week, a week where we remember the sacrifice of thousands of innocent Americans made on 9-11, the choice could not be starker. Had we known that such attacks were imminent, we surely would have used every means at our disposal to prevent them and take out the plotters. We cannot wait for such a terrible event -- or, if weapons of mass destruction are used, one far worse -- to address the clear and present danger posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq."  
 

   Senator John Edwards (Democrat, North Carolina)
   Addressing the US Senate
   September 12, 2002
   http://edwards.senate.gov/statements/20020912_iraq.html


 



 

"Dear Mr. President:  
 

The events of September 11 have highlighted the vulnerability of the United States to determined terrorists. As we work to clean up Afghanistan and destroy al Qaeda, it is imperative that we plan to eliminate the threat from Iraq.  
 

This December will mark three years since United Nations inspectors last visited Iraq. There is no doubt that since that time, Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs.  
 

The threat from Iraq is real, and it cannot be permanently contained. For as long as Saddam Hussein is in power in Baghdad, he will seek to acquire weapons of mass destruction and the means to deliver them. We have no doubt that these deadly weapons are intended for use against the United States and its allies. Consequently, we believe we must directly confront Saddam, sooner rather than later.  
 

Mr. President, all indications are that in the interest of our own national security, Saddam Hussein must be removed from power."  
 

Sincerely,  
 

      Congressman Harold Ford (Democrat, Tennessee)
      Senator Bob Graham (Democrat, Florida)
      Congressman Tom Lantos (Democrat, California)
      Senator Joseph Lieberman (Democrat, Connecticut)
 
 

      Senator Sam Brownback (Republican, Kansas)
      Senator Jesse Helms (Republican, North Carolina)
      Congressman Henry Hyde (Republican, Illinois)
      Senator Trent Lott (Republican, Mississippi)
      Senator John McCain (Republican, Arizona)
      Senator Richard Shelby (Republican, Alabama)
 
 
 

Letter to President Bush
December 5, 2001
http://www.house.gov/ford/12_06_01a.htm


 



 

"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do. He lies and cheats; he snubs the mandate and authority of international weapons inspectors; and he games the system to keep buying time against enforcement of the just and legitimate demands of the United Nations, the Security Council, the United States and our allies. Those are simply the facts."  
 

   Congressman Henry Waxman (Democrat, California)
   Addressing the US Congress
   October 10, 2002  
 

   http://www.house.gov/waxman/news_files/news_statements_res_iraq_10_10_02.htm  
 

   http://www.house.gov/waxman/news_files/pdfs/news_statements_res_iraq_10_10_02.pdf


 



 

"Heavy as they are, the costs of action must be weighed against the price of inaction.  If Saddam defies the world and we fail to respond, we will face a far greater threat in the future.  Saddam will strike again at his neighbors; he will make war on his own people.  And mark my words, he will develop weapons of mass destruction.  He will deploy them, and he will use them."  
 

   President Clinton
   National Address from the Oval Office
   December 16, 1998
 

   http://clinton4.nara.gov/WH/New/html/19981216-3611.html
 

   http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1998/12/16/transcripts/clinton.html


 



 

Full text of Resolution authorizing US military force against Iraq.  
 

US Senators who voted YES to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq:  
 

Allard, Wayne (R-CO)
Allen, George (R-VA)
Baucus, Max (D-MT)
Bayh, Evan (D-IN)
Bennett, Robert (R-UT)
Biden, Joseph (D-DE)
Bond, Christopher (R-MO)
Breaux, John (D-LA)
Brownback, Sam (R-KS)
Bunning, Jim (R-KY)
Burns, Conrad (R-MT)
Campbell, Ben (R-CO)
Cantwell, Maria (D-WA)
Carnahan, Jean (D-MO)
Carper, Thomas (D-DE)
Cleland, Max (D-GA)
Clinton, Hillary (D-NY)
Cochran, Thad (R-MS)
Collins, Susan (R-ME)
Craig, Larry (R-ID)
Crapo, Michael (R-ID)
Daschle, Tom (D-SD)
DeWine, Mike (R-OH)
Dodd, Christopher (D-CT)
Domenici, Pete (R-NM)
Dorgan, Byron (D-ND)

Edwards, John (D-NC)
Ensign, John (R-NV)
Enzi, Michael (R-WY)
Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA)
Fitzgerald, Peter (R-IL)
Frist, Bill (R-TN)
Gramm, Phil (R-TX)
Grassley, Chuck (R-IA)
Gregg, Judd (R-NH)
Hagel, Chuck (R-NE)
Harkin, Tom (D-IA)
Hatch, Orrin (R-UT)
Helms, Jesse (R-NC)
Hollings, Ernest (D-SC)
Hutchinson, Tim (R-AR)
Hutchison, Kay (R-TX)
Inhofe, James (R-OK)
Johnson, Tim (D-SD)
Kerry, John (D-MA)
Kohl, Herb (D-WI)
Kyl, Jon (R-AZ)
Landrieu, Mary (D-LA)
Lieberman, Joseph (D-CT)
Lincoln, Blanche (D-AR)
Lott, Trent (R-MS)
Lugar, Richard (R-IN)

McCain, John (R-AZ)
McConnell, Mitch (R-KY)
Miller, Zell (D-GA)
Murkowski, Lisa (R-AK)
Nelson, Bill (D-FL)
Nelson, Ben (D-NE)
Nickles, Don (R-OK)
Reid, Harry (D-NV)
Roberts, Pat (R-KS)
Rockefeller, John (D-WV)
Santorum, Rick (R-PA)
Schumer, Charles (D-NY)
Sessions, Jeff (R-AL)
Shelby, Richard (R-AL)
Smith, Robert (R-NH)
Smith, Gordon (R-OR)
Snowe, Olympia (R-ME)
Specter, Arlen (R-PA)
Stevens, Ted (R-AK)
Thomas, Craig (R-WY)
Thompson, Fred (R-TN)
Thurmond, Strom (R-SC)
Torricelli, Robert (D-NJ)
Voinovich, George (R-OH)
Warner, John (R-VA)


 



 

Full text of Resolution authorizing US military force against Iraq.  
 

US Congressional Representatives who voted YES to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq:  
 

Ackerman
Aderholt
Akin
Andrews
Armey
Bachus
Baker
Ballenger
Barcia
Barr
Bartlett
Barton
Bass
Bentsen
Bereuter
Berkley
Berman
Berry
Biggert
Bilirakis
Bishop
Blagojevich
Blunt
Boehlert
Boehner
Bonilla
Bono
Boozman
Borski
Boswell
Boucher
Boyd
Brady (TX)
Brown (SC)
Bryant
Burr
Burton
Buyer
Callahan
Calvert
Camp
Cannon
Cantor
Capito
Carson (OK)
Castle
Chabot
Chambliss
Clement
Coble
Collins
Combest
Cooksey
Cox
Cramer
Crane
Crenshaw
Crowley
Cubin
Culberson
Cunningham
Davis (FL)
Davis, Jo Ann
Davis, Tom
Deal
DeLay
DeMint
Deutsch
Diaz-Balart
Dicks
Dooley
Doolittle
Dreier
Dunn
Edwards
Ehlers
Ehrlich
Emerson
Engel
English
Etheridge
Everett
Ferguson
Flake
Fletcher
Foley
Forbes
Ford
Fossella
Frelinghuysen
Frost
Gallegly
Ganske
Gekas
Gephardt
Gibbons
Gilchrest
Gillmor
Gilman

Goode
Goodlatte
Gordon
Goss
Graham
Granger
Graves
Green (TX)
Green (WI)
Greenwood
Grucci
Gutknecht
Hall (TX)
Hansen
Harman
Hart
Hastert
Hastings (WA)
Hayes
Hayworth
Hefley
Herger
Hill
Hilleary
Hobson
Hoeffel
Hoekstra
Holden
Horn
Hoyer
Hulshof
Hunter
Hyde
Isakson
Israel
Issa
Istook
Jefferson
Jenkins
John
Johnson (CT)
Johnson (IL)
Johnson, Sam
Jones (NC)
Kanjorski
Keller
Kelly
Kennedy (MN)
Kennedy (RI)
Kerns
Kind (WI)
King (NY)
Kingston
Kirk
Knollenberg
Kolbe
LaHood
Lampson
Lantos
Latham
LaTourette
Lewis (CA)
Lewis (KY)
Linder
LoBiondo
Lowey
Lucas (KY)
Lucas (OK)
Luther
Lynch
Maloney (NY)
Manzullo
Markey
Mascara
Matheson
McCarthy (NY)
McCrery
McHugh
McInnis
McIntyre
McKeon
McNulty
Meehan
Mica
Miller, Dan
Miller, Gary
Miller, Jeff
Moore
Moran (KS)
Murtha
Myrick
Nethercutt
Ney
Northup
Norwood
Nussle
Osborne
Ose
Otter

Oxley
Pascrell
Pence
Peterson (MN)
Peterson (PA)
Petri
Phelps
Pickering
Pitts
Platts
Pombo
Pomeroy
Portman
Pryce (OH)
Putnam
Quinn
Radanovich
Ramstad
Regula
Rehberg
Reynolds
Riley
Roemer
Rogers (KY)
Rogers (MI)
Rohrabacher
Ros-Lehtinen
Ross
Rothman
Royce
Ryan (WI)
Ryun (KS)
Sandlin
Saxton
Schaffer
Schiff
Schrock
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Shadegg
Shaw
Shays
Sherman
Sherwood
Shimkus
Shows
Shuster
Simmons
Simpson
Skeen
Skelton
Smith (MI)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Smith (WA)
Souder
Spratt
Stearns
Stenholm
Sullivan
Sununu
Sweeney
Tancredo
Tanner
Tauscher
Tauzin
Taylor (MS)
Taylor (NC)
Terry
Thomas
Thornberry
Thune
Thurman
Tiahrt
Tiberi
Toomey
Turner
Upton
Vitter
Walden
Walsh
Wamp
Watkins (OK)
Watts (OK)
Waxman
Weiner
Weldon (FL)
Weldon (PA)
Weller
Wexler
Whitfield
Wicker
Wilson (NM)
Wilson (SC)
Wolf
Wynn
Young (AK)
Young (FL)


 



 

US State Department
November 4, 1998

Bin Laden, Atef Indicted in U.S. Federal Court for African Bombings

New York -- Usama bin Laden and Muhammad Atef were indicted November 4 in Manhattan federal court for the August 7 bombings of the US embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and for conspiring to kill Americans outside the United States.

Bin Laden's "al Qaeda" organization functioned both on its own and through other terrorist organizations, including the Al Jihad group based in Egypt, the Islamic Group also known as el Gamaa Islamia led at one time by Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, and a number of other jihad groups in countries such as Sudan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Somalia.

Bin Laden, the US Attorney charged, engaged in business transactions on behalf of Al Qaeda, including purchasing warehouses for storage of explosives, transporting weapons, and establishing a series of companies in Sudan to provide income to al Qaeda and as a cover for the procurement of explosives, weapons, and chemicals, and for the travel of operatives.

According to the indictment, bin Laden and al Qaeda forged alliances with the National Islamic Front in Sudan and with representatives of the Government of Iran and its associated terrorist group Hezballah with the goal of working together against their common enemies in the West, particularly the United States.

"In addition, al Qaeda 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," the indictment said.

Beginning in 1992, bin Laden allegedly issued through his "fatwah" committees a series of escalating "fatwahs" against the United States, certain military personnel, and, eventually in February 1998, a "fatwah" stating that Muslims should kill Americans -- including civilians -- anywhere in the world they can be found.

http://usinfo.state.gov/is/Archive_Index/
Bin_Laden_Atef_Indicted_in_U.S._Federal_Court_for_African_Bombings.html


 



 

Note: As some of these comments above are embarrassing, some of the specific web pages cited may mysteriously disappear.  In some cases, multiple links have been provided to bypass such disappearances.  
 

Links to the above cited web pages were all working and verified at the time of posting, and the original web pages and text have been archived in their entirety for historical purposes.  All dates and citations provided are 100% accurate to facilitate further research.


 



 

 


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1 posted on 09/12/2006 6:19:18 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Magnificent list!!


2 posted on 09/12/2006 6:24:45 PM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: doug from upland

BUMP!


3 posted on 09/12/2006 6:27:02 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: doug from upland

This is great, absolutely great. I'm going to send it to my looney lib friend who keeps claiming Pres. Bush "made up" info about what a threat Iraq was, and that no one had ever claimed that before (as if that were a good thing). BWHAAHAHA! This will shut her up, all right. Particularly with all the cites. Thanks much.


4 posted on 09/12/2006 6:27:23 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: doug from upland

Great information...

Regards,
Star Traveler


5 posted on 09/12/2006 6:27:30 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: doug from upland
Please don't forget this:


October 2, 2002

Joint Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq

Whereas in 1990 in response to Iraq's war of aggression against and illegal occupation of Kuwait, the United States forged a coalition of nations to liberate Kuwait and its people in order to defend the national security of the United States and enforce United Nations Security Council resolutions relating to Iraq;

Whereas after the liberation of Kuwait in 1991, Iraq entered into a United Nations sponsored cease-fire agreement pursuant to which Iraq unequivocally agreed, among other things, to eliminate its nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons programs and the means to deliver and develop them, and to end its support for international terrorism;

Whereas the efforts of international weapons inspectors, United States intelligence agencies, and Iraqi defectors led to the discovery that Iraq had large stockpiles of chemical weapons and a large scale biological weapons program, and that Iraq had an advanced nuclear weapons development program that was much closer to producing a nuclear weapon than intelligence reporting had previously indicated;

Whereas Iraq, in direct and flagrant violation of the cease-fire, attempted to thwart the efforts of weapons inspectors to identify and destroy Iraq's weapons of mass destruction stockpiles and development capabilities, which finally resulted in the withdrawal of inspectors from Iraq on October 31, 1998;

Whereas in 1998 Congress concluded that Iraq's continuing weapons of mass destruction programs threatened vital United States interests and international peace and security, declared Iraq to be in "material and unacceptable breach of its international obligations" and urged the President "to take appropriate action, in accordance with the Constitution and relevant laws of the United States, to bring Iraq into compliance with its international obligations" (Public Law 105-235);

Whereas Iraq both poses a continuing threat to the national security of the United States and international peace and security in the Persian Gulf region and remains in material and unacceptable breach of its international obligations by, among other things, continuing to possess and develop a significant chemical and biological weapons capability, actively seeking a nuclear weapons capability, and supporting and harboring terrorist organizations;

Whereas Iraq persists in violating resolutions of the United Nations Security Council by continuing to engage in brutal repression of its civilian population thereby threatening international peace and security in the region, by refusing to release, repatriate, or account for non-Iraqi citizens wrongfully detained by Iraq, including an American serviceman, and by failing to return property wrongfully seized by Iraq from Kuwait;

Whereas the current Iraqi regime has demonstrated its capability and willingness to use weapons of mass destruction against other nations and its own people;

Whereas the current Iraqi regime has demonstrated its continuing hostility toward, and willingness to attack, the United States, including by attempting in 1993 to assassinate former President Bush and by firing on many thousands of occasions on United States and Coalition Armed Forces engaged in enforcing the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council;

Whereas members of al Qaida, an organization bearing responsibility for attacks on the United States, its citizens, and interests, including the attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, are known to be in Iraq;

Whereas Iraq continues to aid and harbor other international terrorist organizations, including organizations that threaten the lives and safety of American citizens;

Whereas the attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001 underscored the gravity of the threat posed by the acquisition of weapons of mass destruction by international terrorist organizations;

Whereas Iraq's demonstrated capability and willingness to use weapons of mass destruction, the risk that the current Iraqi regime will either employ those weapons to launch a surprise attack against the United States or its Armed Forces or provide them to international terrorists who would do so, and the extreme magnitude of harm that would result to the United States and its citizens from such an attack, combine to justify action by the United States to defend itself;

Whereas United Nations Security Council Resolution 678 authorizes the use of all necessary means to enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution 660 and subsequent relevant resolutions and to compel Iraq to cease certain activities that threaten international peace and security, including the development of weapons of mass destruction and refusal or obstruction of United Nations weapons inspections in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 687, repression of its civilian population in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 688, and threatening its neighbors or United Nations operations in Iraq in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 949;

Whereas Congress in the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution (Public Law 102-1) has authorized the President "to use United States Armed Forces pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 678 (1990) in order to achieve implementation of Security Council Resolutions 660, 661, 662, 664, 665, 666, 667, 669, 670, 674, and 677";

Whereas in December 1991, Congress expressed its sense that it "supports the use of all necessary means to achieve the goals of United Nations Security Council Resolution 687 as being consistent with the Authorization of Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution (Public Law 102-1)," that Iraq's repression of its civilian population violates United Nations Security Council Resolution 688 and "constitutes a continuing threat to the peace, security, and stability of the Persian Gulf region," and that Congress, "supports the use of all necessary means to achieve the goals of United Nations Security Council Resolution 688";

Whereas the Iraq Liberation Act (Public Law 105-338) expressed the sense of Congress that it should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove from power the current Iraqi regime and promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime;

Whereas on September 12, 2002, President Bush committed the United States to "work with the United Nations Security Council to meet our common challenge" posed by Iraq and to "work for the necessary resolutions," while also making clear that "the Security Council resolutions will be enforced, and the just demands of peace and security will be met, or action will be unavoidable";

Whereas the United States is determined to prosecute the war on terrorism and Iraq's ongoing support for international terrorist groups combined with its development of weapons of mass destruction in direct violation of its obligations under the 1991 cease-fire and other United Nations Security Council resolutions make clear that it is in the national security interests of the United States and in furtherance of the war on terrorism that all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions be enforced, including through the use of force if necessary;

Whereas Congress has taken steps to pursue vigorously the war on terrorism through the provision of authorities and funding requested by the President to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations or persons who planned, authorized, committed or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 or harbored such persons or organizations;

Whereas the President and Congress are determined to continue to take all appropriate actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations or persons who planned, authorized, committed or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such persons or organizations;

Whereas the President has authority under the Constitution to take action in order to deter and prevent acts of international terrorism against the United States, as Congress recognized in the joint resolution on Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40); and

Whereas it is in the national security of the United States to restore international peace and security to the Persian Gulf region;

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SEC. 1. SHORT TITLE.

This joint resolution may be cited as the "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq".

SEC. 2. SUPPORT FOR UNITED STATES DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS

The Congress of the United States supports the efforts by the President to--

(a) strictly enforce through the United Nations Security Council all relevant Security Council resolutions applicable to Iraq and encourages him in those efforts; and

(b) obtain prompt and decisive action by the Security Council to ensure that Iraq abandons its strategy of delay, evasion and noncompliance and promptly and strictly complies with all relevant Security Council resolutions.

SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.

(a) AUTHORIZATION. The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in order to

(1) defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and

(2) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions regarding Iraq.

(b) PRESIDENTIAL DETERMINATION.

In connection with the exercise of the authority granted in subsection (a) to use force the President shall, prior to such exercise or as soon there after as may be feasible, but no later than 48 hours after exercising such authority, make available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate his determination that

(1) reliance by the United States on further diplomatic or other peaceful means alone either (A) will not adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq or (B) is not likely to lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq, and

(2) acting pursuant to this resolution is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations or persons who planned, authorized, committed or aided the terrorists attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.

(c) WAR POWERS RESOLUTION REQUIREMENTS. --

(1) SPECIFIC STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION. -- Consistent with section 8(a)(1) of the War Powers Resolution, the Congress declares that this section is intended to constitute specific statutory authorization within the meaning of section 5(b) of the War Powers Resolution.

(2) APPLICABILITY OF OTHER REQUIREMENTS. -- Nothing in this resolution supersedes any requirement of the War Powers Resolution.

SEC. 4. REPORTS TO CONGRESS

(a) The President shall, at least once every 60 days, submit to the Congress a report on matters relevant to this joint resolution, including actions taken pursuant to the exercise of authority granted in section 2 and the status of planning for efforts that are expected to be required after such actions are completed, including those actions described in section 7 of Public Law 105-338 (the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998).

(b) To the extent that the submission of any report described in subsection (a) coincides with the submission of any other report on matters relevant to this joint resolution otherwise required to be submitted to Congress pursuant to the reporting requirements of Public Law 93-148 (the War Powers Resolution), all such reports may be submitted as a single consolidated report to the Congress.

(c) To the extent that the information required by section 3 of Public Law 102-1 is included in the report required by this section, such report shall be considered as meeting the requirements of section 3 of Public Law 102-1.


6 posted on 09/12/2006 6:28:19 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: doug from upland

Thanks, Doug. That's a keeper...


7 posted on 09/12/2006 6:29:28 PM PDT by THX 1138
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To: ChadGore

OUTSTANDING WORK!!!!


8 posted on 09/12/2006 6:30:08 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: doug from upland

thanks dfu....for later!


9 posted on 09/12/2006 6:30:22 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (For what cause would a liberal go to war? Revolutions don't count.)
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To: doug from upland
Great job, bookmarked.

I wish someone would keep a separate file of all those quotes previous to Bush taking office. I'm still getting morons telling me "Bush messed with the intelliegence," though no one can site a source.

Again, excellent work.

10 posted on 09/12/2006 6:31:14 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: doug from upland

Excellent summary Sir!! Thank you.


11 posted on 09/12/2006 6:33:30 PM PDT by ken in texas (come fold with us.... team #36120)
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To: doug from upland

Some more from the other thread:


* A 9-11 Commission staff report supports the Bush Administration's longstanding conclusion that there was no evidence of "collaboration" between Iraq and al-Qaeda on the 9-11 attacks against the United States. The Administration has never suggested that Iraq "collaborated" or "cooperated" with al-Qaeda to carry out the 9-11 attacks.

o "We have no credible evidence that Iraq and al-Qaeda cooperated on attacks against the United States." (9-11 Commission Staff Statement 15, June 16, 2004)
o "We've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with...September 11th." (President Bush, September 17, 2003)
* The Administration has said, however, that it was worried about a number of contacts between Iraq and al-Qaeda, including contacts between senior Iraqi intelligence officers and senior members of al-Qaeda.
o "I don't think there's any doubt but that there were some contacts between Saddam Hussein's government and al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden's people." (9-11 Commission Vice Chairman Lee Hamilton, News Hour with Jim Lehrer, June 16, 2004)’
o "We have solid reporting of senior level contacts between Iraq and al-Qa'ida going back a decade. Credible information indicates that Iraq and al-Qa'ida discussed safe haven and reciprocal non-aggression. Since Operation Enduring Freedom, we have solid evidence of the presence in Iraq of al-Qa'ida members, including some that have been in Baghdad. (CIA Director George Tenet, Letter to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Graham, October 7, 2002)
* The Commission's investigation does not dispute that contacts between Iraq and al-Qaeda occurred. Chairman Kean and Vice Chairman Hamilton have said that there "definitely" were a number of contacts. Chairman Kean called these contacts "shadowy" -- and the Administration agrees with him. These were contacts between a deadly terrorist organization that was seeking support and a country that the Administration knew had supported other terrorist organizations.
o "[Y]es, there were contacts between Iraqi and al-Qaeda, a number of them, some of them a little shadowy. They were definitely there." (9-11 Commission Chairman Thomas Kean, News Hour with Jim Lehrer, June 16, 2004)
o "Bin Ladin also explored possible cooperation with Iraq during his time in Sudan, despite his opposition to Hussein's secular regime... A senior Iraqi intelligence officer reportedly made three visits to Sudan, finally meeting Bin Ladin in 1994." (9-11 Commission Staff Statement 15, June 16, 2004)
o "Bin Ladin is said to have requested space to establish training camps, as well as assistance in procuring weapons, but Iraq apparently never responded. There have been reports that contacts between Iraq and al-Qaeda also occurred after Bin Ladin had returned to Afghanistan, but they do not appear to have resulted in a collaborative relationship." (9-11 Commission Staff Statement 15, June 16, 2004)
* The Administration also knew that Iraq was harboring a terrorist network headed by Zarqawi. Zarqawi, the senior al-Qaeda associate who was known to be in Baghdad for medical treatment in May 2002, continues to undertake indiscriminate acts of terrorism today.
o "[P]art of this Zarqawi network in Baghdad are two dozen Egyptian Islamic Jihad which is indistinguishable from al Qaeda -- operatives who are aiding the Zarqawi network, and two senior planners who have been in Baghdad since last May. Now, whether there is a base or whether there is not a base, they are operating freely, supporting the Zarqawi network that is supporting the poisons network in Europe and around the world. So these people have been operating there. And, as you know.... a foreign service went to the Iraqis twice to talk to them about Zarqawi and were rebuffed. So there is a presence in Baghdad that is beyond Zarqawi." (Director Tenet before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence - February 11, 2003)
* The Administration knew Saddam had longstanding, direct, and continuing ties to a number of terrorist groups, including groups responsible for killing Americans.
o "We know a great deal about [Saddam's] terrorist activity. We know that he, as I said before, tried to assassinate President George H.W. Bush. We know that he pays Hamas terrorists $25,000 for suicide bombings that led to suicide bombings against American citizens with five American deaths at Hebrew University. We know that he is acquiring weapons of mass destruction, that he has extreme animus against the United States." (Dr. Condoleezza Rice, CNN, September 8, 2002)
o "Iraq's increasing support to extremist Palestinians, coupled with growing indications of a relationship with al- Qa'ida, suggest that Baghdad's links to terrorists will increase, even absent US military action." (CIA Director George Tenet, Letter to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Graham, October 7, 2002)
o The Abu Nidal Organization, headquartered in Baghdad until 1983, has been responsible for terrorist attacks in 20 countries that killed or injured 900 people, including 12 Americans. Abu Nidal and his organization returned to Baghdad in 1998, where they remained until Nidal's death in August 2002.
o "Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister, Tariq Aziz, has said Iraq will grant $US25000 in cash to the families of each Palestinian killed in clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank and Gaza. 'President Saddam Hussein has recently told the head of the Palestinian political office, Farouq al-Kaddoumi, his decision to raise the sum granted to each family of the martyrs of the Palestinian uprising to $25,000 instead of $10,000,' Mr. Aziz told Arab politicians and representatives of non-government organizations on Monday." ("Hussein Vows Cash for Martrys," Reuters, March 13, 2002)


12 posted on 09/12/2006 6:34:23 PM PDT by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: doug from upland
Thanks, had to save this to send to my leftest friends. I know they will either ignore or say it doesn't matter.
13 posted on 09/12/2006 6:35:11 PM PDT by engrpat
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To: doug from upland

thank you


14 posted on 09/12/2006 6:38:16 PM PDT by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: doug from upland

Thanks Doug.


15 posted on 09/12/2006 6:41:13 PM PDT by swheats (BE STRONG. STAY VIGILANT! Our Victory depends on you.)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Ping


16 posted on 09/12/2006 6:42:45 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Well, you know I am going to steal that don't you?


17 posted on 09/12/2006 6:43:42 PM PDT by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: loboinok

I encourage it. I hope millions of people see it.


18 posted on 09/12/2006 6:44:55 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

I don't get many to my site but it will be archived for posterity.


19 posted on 09/12/2006 6:46:27 PM PDT by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: doug from upland
Thanks Doug. I found it a few days ago and have it bookmarked in five different folders.

If I ran this site, I'd have the link up on top, and have it on a universal ping list. IMOHO

20 posted on 09/12/2006 6:46:40 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: doug from upland

Nice work, thanks.


21 posted on 09/12/2006 6:47:08 PM PDT by coon2000
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To: ChadGore
Do you have a link? I'd like to embed that in my correspondence.

Cheers.

22 posted on 09/12/2006 6:47:58 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: loboinok

mark for later


23 posted on 09/12/2006 6:50:52 PM PDT by VirginiaMom (Kofi Annan is the crud on the underbelly of a maggot.)
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To: doug from upland; All

24 posted on 09/12/2006 6:51:37 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: doug from upland; subazak

Props to DFU !!! Awesome work !!!!


25 posted on 09/12/2006 6:52:52 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (If a monkey bangs away at a typewriter twice a week for ten years it could write an M. Dowd column.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Your song is going to be awesome in our film! You will like what we do with it. Let me know how you want the credit to read. Should we give Hillary your home address?


26 posted on 09/12/2006 6:54:53 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Bookmark for election time.


27 posted on 09/12/2006 6:56:39 PM PDT by i_dont_chat (I have the right to offend. You can take offense or not.)
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To: All

SANDY BURGLAR:

"Imagine the consequences if Saddam fails to comply and we fail to act. Saddam will be emboldened, believing the international community has lost its will. He will rebuild his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. And some day, some way, I am certain, he will use that arsenal again, as he has ten times since 1983."


28 posted on 09/12/2006 6:59:23 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Cobra64
Source PBS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/july-dec02/joint_resolution_10-11-02.html

Source George Washington U: http://hnn.us/articles/1282.html

White House:http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/10/20021002-2.html

Google search

29 posted on 09/12/2006 6:59:46 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: Tony Snow

Please read this.


30 posted on 09/12/2006 7:00:06 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
Kerry and others admitted they did say these things, but they later rushed to apologize for their thinking, hoping that their kook supporters would forgive them. This seems to be the spineless Democratic position that they use to fend off people who remember their quotes. This is what the Democratic Party has evolved into:


31 posted on 09/12/2006 7:00:07 PM PDT by adam_smith_76
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To: doug from upland

Doug - you are a god for posting this. THANK YOU!


32 posted on 09/12/2006 7:00:54 PM PDT by WIladyconservative
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To: Cobra64
Source PBS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/july-dec02/joint_resolution_10-11-02.html

Source George Washington U: http://hnn.us/articles/1282.html

White House:http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/10/20021002-2.html

Google search

33 posted on 09/12/2006 7:00:58 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: doug from upland

Does Tony Snow have a copy of this?


34 posted on 09/12/2006 7:09:26 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: doug from upland; bitt; Calpernia; Sam Hill; SJackson; NYer; Victoria Delsoul; CyberAnt; Peach; ...

Includes CITATIONS. Awesome find.

NEVER FORGET.


35 posted on 09/12/2006 7:15:29 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: doug from upland

Fantastic! Your research must have taken some time, but it was thorough...and so worth it. Thanks!


36 posted on 09/12/2006 7:19:08 PM PDT by Apple Blossom (...around here, city hall is something of a between meals snack.)
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To: doug from upland

Excellent, doug. I've sent to my e-mail and will work on a letter to the editor. Nothing needs to be said except a few of the more choice quotes.


37 posted on 09/12/2006 7:23:43 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: doug from upland

Fantastic! Thanks so much!


38 posted on 09/12/2006 7:26:20 PM PDT by nodumbblonde
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To: doug from upland

Very nice.


39 posted on 09/12/2006 7:26:44 PM PDT by Semus Dynnen (I am a great sinner. But Jesus is a greater savior.)
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To: doug from upland

Fine compilation.


40 posted on 09/12/2006 7:28:39 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: doug from upland

Thanks, Doug!


41 posted on 09/12/2006 7:28:52 PM PDT by Christian4Bush ("Ma'am, you don't have to thank us. You just go beat him for us." Soldier to Irey re: Murtha)
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To: doug from upland

ping

thanks


42 posted on 09/12/2006 7:31:07 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Do not say: "When I am free I will pursue wisdom." Perhaps you will never be free. The Talmud)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Tony will have it if he gets on line tonight. How about sending it to him?


43 posted on 09/12/2006 7:33:43 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: ChadGore
Thank you


44 posted on 09/12/2006 7:34:06 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: Apple Blossom

NOTE TO ALL: I didn't compile it. It was accidentally found while doing a Hillary Clinton Google image search.


45 posted on 09/12/2006 7:34:45 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: All

Confirmed. Mark Levin has it. I hope we hear it on tomorrow's show.


46 posted on 09/12/2006 7:35:47 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

bookmarked !!


47 posted on 09/12/2006 7:40:22 PM PDT by Dustbunny (The BIBLE - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
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To: doug from upland

bumped and distributed


48 posted on 09/12/2006 7:40:46 PM PDT by groanup (fairtax.org)
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To: doug from upland
Doug, I thought you might have a contact addy - his freeper handle has been suspended.
49 posted on 09/12/2006 7:44:45 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Okay, maybe I'll try his old email that I have.


50 posted on 09/12/2006 7:59:13 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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