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Senator Santorum Comments on Release of Valuable Information in Pre-War Documents Discovered in Iraq
Rick Santorum, U.S. Senate ^ | November 3, 2006

Posted on 11/03/2006 9:04:48 AM PST by Ooh-Ah

Lewisburg, PA -- Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, commented today on a story published in The New York Times that calls to question the release of valuable information contained in captured pre-war documents discovered in Iraq.

“It is incumbent on the President, as our Commander in Chief, to hold members of the intelligence community accountable to the law if an error was made in improperly posting sensitive information on the Internet.”

“In the legislation that I authored, and in correspondence with the President, the Director of National Intelligence, John Negroponte, and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, I have always stressed that we must guard against the dangerous disclosure of classified information in the interest of national security.”

“Releasing captured Iraq documents is imperative to prevailing in our military campaign in Iraq. These documents are necessary to help the American people understand the nature of the threat we face and the justification for our invasion of Iraq. There are many things that need to be done in this war, but none of them will happen unless the American people come to grips with the terrible fact that we are at war, and there is no way to escape it.”

Senator Santorum introduced legislation in March requiring the Director of National Intelligence to make available military documents and photographs recovered in Iraq and Afghanistan. Specifically, the bill requires the Director of National Intelligence to make publicly available on an Internet website documents captured in Afghanistan or Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, or Operation Iraqi Freedom. The legislation authorizes the Director of National Intelligence to withhold making a document publicly available if the release of the materials would be harmful to America's national security interests.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: casey; fmsodocuments; iraq; prewardocs; saddamdocs; saddamnuke; santorum
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1 posted on 11/03/2006 9:04:50 AM PST by Ooh-Ah
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To: Ooh-Ah

btt


2 posted on 11/03/2006 9:06:53 AM PST by tort_feasor (FreeRepublic.com - Tommorrow's News, Today)
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To: Ooh-Ah
Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

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Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program
3 posted on 11/03/2006 9:07:08 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
Are you trying to tell us something?

;-)

4 posted on 11/03/2006 9:08:35 AM PST by The Blitherer (We all know the truth now, and it is incontrovertible: Karl Rove is one magnificent bastard! - D. B.)
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To: Ooh-Ah; tarheelswamprat; jveritas; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; Marine_Uncle; blam; ...

Pinging others


5 posted on 11/03/2006 9:10:14 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
"What did you say?"


6 posted on 11/03/2006 9:12:15 AM PST by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Why did I NOT read, "Saddam was a year away from a Nuclear Weapon?"


7 posted on 11/03/2006 9:12:18 AM PST by PISANO
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1731259/posts

JVERITAS Responds to the 11/3 NYT Article Regarding Iraq Nuclear Program.
November 3rd 2006 | jveritas


Posted on 11/02/2006 8:48:45 PM PST by jveritas
Edited on 11/02/2006 11:06:31 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]


The New York Times article to be published on November 3rd 2006 is about the US putting some captured Iraqi documents on the Foreign Military Intelligence Office (FMSO) website that talks about what the NYT and the IAEA call sensitive information from Iraq 1996 "Full, Final, and Complete Declaration FFCD presented to the UN and IAEA in 1996 and that talks about Iraq nuclear clandestine program. The IAEA and the New York Times claim that Iran may be using some of the technology in this FFCD which is a laughable idea as shown below.

excerpt/please go to the link below for Jveritas complete response to the Ny Slimes girly boys.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1731259/posts


8 posted on 11/03/2006 9:12:19 AM PST by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Why is he blasting the President?

Seems to me that he should be shouting that Iraq was within a year of having an atomic bomb.

Disappointing.


9 posted on 11/03/2006 9:12:29 AM PST by Republican Red (if you don't want to root for the home team then get the hell out of the stadium)
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To: Ooh-Ah

btt


10 posted on 11/03/2006 9:13:19 AM PST by 1035rep
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To: The Blitherer

I think that he's trying to say that Saddam Hussein had a nuclear weapons program. ;)


11 posted on 11/03/2006 9:13:27 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: Ooh-Ah

I musta missed something.

Since when is the New York Times concerned abou National Security?

And why don't they hold themselves up to the same standard?

Liars.

Hypocrites.


12 posted on 11/03/2006 9:14:27 AM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it!)
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To: Republican Red
Why is he blasting the President?

Republicans Have Nothing To Fear Except Themselves

13 posted on 11/03/2006 9:15:03 AM PST by technomage (NEVER underestimate the depths to which liberals will stoop for power.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Quick, call Wilson, Plame and the owners/controllers of the NY Slimes, Washington Compost and of course ABCNNBCBS.

They should know about this "latest" development.

cc: Fitzy, the biases/ stupid A$$ed one.

Merry Fitzmas to all the rats running for reelection or election.


14 posted on 11/03/2006 9:15:05 AM PST by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
Agreed.

But, that ain't gonna stop the military hating leftist, dictator loving, anti-war code pinko traitors or any other socialist, communist, marxist loving, American hating assholes on the planet. Now, will it? If they saw a mushroom cloud over a US city, they'd claim satan Bush did it, just like they say he knocked the towers down.

15 posted on 11/03/2006 9:15:35 AM PST by processing please hold (If you can't stand behind our military, stand in front of them)
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To: Grampa Dave

SWtuff is happening fast...maybe this action from Santorum caused them to shutdown the site.


16 posted on 11/03/2006 9:15:44 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Grampa Dave

Rove at work again?


17 posted on 11/03/2006 9:16:41 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Thanks, I was really confused!


18 posted on 11/03/2006 9:17:51 AM PST by The Blitherer (We all know the truth now, and it is incontrovertible: Karl Rove is one magnificent bastard! - D. B.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Good move by Santorum. Now it will be really hard for the mediots in charge of the MSM to ignore this new reality.

Rush, Sean and Hugh will have a field day with this, and so will we.

I will be off most of the weekend. My birthday is Sunday, and we are picking up the Grandkids today. They watch me like a hawk if I try to come to the computer. Their parents and Uncle will be here Saturday night or Sunday.


19 posted on 11/03/2006 9:18:32 AM PST by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Typo ...SWtuff should be Stuff....


20 posted on 11/03/2006 9:18:57 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
and the point is

ON TOP OF KERRY"S, PELOSI'S, REID'S AND KENNEDY'S HEAD!

21 posted on 11/03/2006 9:19:07 AM PST by Young Werther
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To: Ooh-Ah
I call these release a mistake and expect a new one taking the CORRECT approach where he points out that the friggin' story vindicates every single person who voted for, and still supports, the war.

This release is just a defense to the Casey campaign using the NYT intended talking points perspective of the story... not the way I would have handled it.
22 posted on 11/03/2006 9:20:39 AM PST by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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To: Republican Red
Why is he blasting the President?

This information needs to be out there. This country will not get behind the war effort without this information.

23 posted on 11/03/2006 9:22:21 AM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: Grampa Dave

Why is this a good move by Santorum?

He is NOT stating that Iraq was a year away from a nuke. He IS saying the Bush admin are bumbling idiots for putting the info out.


24 posted on 11/03/2006 9:24:49 AM PST by Republican Red (if you don't want to root for the home team then get the hell out of the stadium)
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To: Republican Red

"Disappointing."

I think we should be prepared from more disappointment. Even Hoekstra's camp, who was instrumental in getting the documents out there, isn't jumping for joy. "J" has worked tirelessly on this project and is to be given props for it, but IMO, Bush took a beating on this and despite evidence to the contrary, for some dang reason hasn't been and isn't willing to re-visit this issue, and it looks like others will follow suit. Are they all missing the point of the article, probably not, since it would be so easy to state the obvious, as we see it, instead.


25 posted on 11/03/2006 9:27:42 AM PST by Kimberly GG (Tancredo '08 www.firecoalition.com/www.unitedpatriotsofamerica.com)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This reminds me of my Physics Prof....The math problem covered three blackboards. When he got done, he said "darn", erased the 3 boards except for two lines and started over. When he got to the end, he said "there". Yes, we clapped!!

There aren't a lot of scientists who can decipher "nuclear documents". It might look good on paper....but you might have to go back to the blackboard many times.

27 posted on 11/03/2006 9:29:49 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Republican Red

Santorum is desperate and is whoring for Dem votes. He knows he is about to lose. I expect after he is out of the Senate he will be one of those "true" conservatives who wind up bashing our side at every turn.


28 posted on 11/03/2006 9:30:46 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: Ooh-Ah
"The International Atomic Energy Agency declined to comment Friday on the report."

"A spokesman for the chief U.S. envoy to the nuclear agency, Gregory L. Schulte, denied that he was approached by agency officials about the posted documents."

"Ambassador Schulte did not receive any protest or expression of concern from the IAEA on this issue," spokesman Matthew Boland told The Associated Press in Vienna, Austria. "No representative of our mission was approached by a representative of the IAEA on this issue."


If this is true then the NY Slimes lied again and created this issue for political reasons but it looks like it may have backfired on them.
29 posted on 11/03/2006 9:33:41 AM PST by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: over3Owithabrain
I may not understand this Santorum press release but I do not think Santorum is the kind of man that, if he loses, will turn up on CNN as the new David Gergan.

Santorum is a decent, loyal guy. .
30 posted on 11/03/2006 9:33:53 AM PST by Republican Red (if you don't want to root for the home team then get the hell out of the stadium)
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To: over3Owithabrain
what a crock of crap your comment is.

IF I had to pick 5 republicans to trust to be true conservatives, Santorum is one of them.

That you can be so off base betrays your ignorance.
31 posted on 11/03/2006 9:34:41 AM PST by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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To: Republican Red; Grampa Dave
He is NOT stating that Iraq was a year away from a nuke. He IS saying the Bush admin are bumbling idiots for putting the info out.

He is saying the Bush admin are bumbling idiots for putting the info out -and- that he had already warned them to not do something like this, but they did so anyway due to apparent carelessness.

So, it's an even more damning attack by Santorum.

32 posted on 11/03/2006 9:35:15 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Republican Red

Not Gergen, more like Scarborough


33 posted on 11/03/2006 9:35:26 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: Republican Red

I think Santorum is trying to inoculate himself from charges that his legislation caused the release of this information to the Web. Read it carefully before you jump all over him. There is such a thing as good legislation that gets badly implemented.


34 posted on 11/03/2006 9:35:44 AM PST by Dems_R_Losers (VOTE as if your life depends on it -- because it does!!!)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Senator Ricky! The polite thing to do when the Talking Heads and Democrat Hacks declare you deceased is to lie quietly in the casket with your hands folded.


35 posted on 11/03/2006 9:36:25 AM PST by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: FreedomNeocon

True conservatives don't lick Specter's boots. Rick's a typical pol, a reliable vote, but once he is out next week all bets are off.


36 posted on 11/03/2006 9:36:36 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: over3Owithabrain
Oh, for God's sake, here we go again. Arlen Specter is the debbil!!! Get over it, man.
37 posted on 11/03/2006 9:37:48 AM PST by Dems_R_Losers (VOTE as if your life depends on it -- because it does!!!)
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To: Dems_R_Losers

Relax - I'm simply making an observation. Do you think Arlen is a good conservative? That was my point, save the hyperbole.


38 posted on 11/03/2006 9:40:51 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: Republican Red

That's one reason he's behind.. If he had a aide reading this site he would be more informed and know how to spin the story..


39 posted on 11/03/2006 9:42:05 AM PST by navysealdad
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To: Question Liberal Authority
I'm sorry, did you say:

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program

Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program?

Just wanted to make sure I heard you correctly - could you please repeat that? Thanks.

40 posted on 11/03/2006 9:42:05 AM PST by talleyman (Kerry & the Surrender-Donkey Treasoncrats - trashing the troops for 40 years.)
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To: ladtx
"They had the booomb!!"
41 posted on 11/03/2006 9:42:18 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: WideGlide

lol


42 posted on 11/03/2006 9:44:00 AM PST by txhurl
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To: over3Owithabrain

If you think Rick Santorum is a typical pol, I really can't help you. Go read Peggy Noonan's column today, or anything Kathryn Jean Lopez has written on National Review in the last two weeks. Or David Brooks' column which you can read at Philly.com.


43 posted on 11/03/2006 9:44:05 AM PST by Dems_R_Losers (VOTE as if your life depends on it -- because it does!!!)
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To: Republican Red

I think if Santorum loses next week (heaven forbid)...he will automatically become a top contender to run for POTUS...

I was wondering...I just heard Laura Ingraham restating for the millionth time..that we haven't been attacked again..

WHAT IF...the fact that we DID go into Iraq...and DID capture Saddam is THE reason we haven't??

Even Putin told Bush that he knew Saddam was planning on coming after the USA...

I am still a big believer that the WMDS DID exist in 2002...but, by the time the Congress and UN took Bush through the obstacle course...Saddam had a chance to get them out of the country.

BUT, these documents spell out a lot...and I heard today that there were 48,000 BOXES of documents...think of what is still left to translate.


44 posted on 11/03/2006 9:44:51 AM PST by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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To: Dems_R_Losers
Is he blasting the President or the intelligence comunity? Seems he wants the intelligence people held accoutnable which they should be if they published classified info

Christian news and commentary at: sacredscoop.com ...

45 posted on 11/03/2006 9:46:36 AM PST by CottShop (http://sacredscoop.com)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Excellent response from Senator Santorum. We need to pray hard that this good man wins re-election next Tuesday.
46 posted on 11/03/2006 9:47:38 AM PST by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: Dems_R_Losers

Believe me, if I lived in PA I would be voting early and often for Santorum. I want him to win. And more importantly for the Dem to lose.


47 posted on 11/03/2006 9:49:25 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: Ooh-Ah

Go Santorum!


48 posted on 11/03/2006 9:53:58 AM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: tobyhill
Readable location for this release:

Starnews~~U.S. Web Archive Is Said to Reveal a Nuclear Primer

You don't need a password to read the Times article at this website.

49 posted on 11/03/2006 9:56:21 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: jveritas
The legislation authorizes the Director of National Intelligence to withhold making a document publicly available if the release of the materials would be harmful to America's national security interests.

How can they know if the document is harmful prior to translation?

50 posted on 11/03/2006 10:00:03 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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