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3-Star General Mike DeLong says intel shows Saddam moved WMD just before invasion
Inside CentCom ^ | 11-28-06 | Bill Thompson

Posted on 11/28/2006 7:11:13 PM PST by ikez78

Mike DeLong Inside CentCom

If you want the inside story of what was being said and done at the top levels of U.S. government from the September 11th attacks until the fall of Saddam Hussein, you can ask one of two men -- Army General Tommy Franks, or Marine Corps General Mike DeLong, who was Franks' deputy.

Listen to Mike DeLong at link....

(Excerpt) Read more at eyeonbooks.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: frwn; iraq; iraqiwmds; iraqwmd; prewardocs; saddamwmd; terrorism; wmd; wot
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To: ikez78

Wow what brain surgeon figgered that out?


2 posted on 11/28/2006 7:15:03 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys-Reagan and Bush)
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To: ikez78

Your post one is a ping list, removed, you might want to repost your list in the 'to' box.


3 posted on 11/28/2006 7:16:03 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: yldstrk
Of course there were no WMD in Iraq.

And the 'Rats are so very proud of that.

And so very ignorant.

4 posted on 11/28/2006 7:19:51 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam........not fit for human consumption.)
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To: yldstrk

The problem is why hasn't the administration made this case???

The administration has done very little to defend itself.


5 posted on 11/28/2006 7:20:37 PM PST by Perdogg (I'm Perdogg and I approved this message)
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To: LasVegasMac

The Rats don't care. Power is all they are interested in.


6 posted on 11/28/2006 7:21:13 PM PST by unkus
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To: yldstrk

Holy crap! Better alert CNN. They'll want to get right on this.


7 posted on 11/28/2006 7:22:07 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (The way that you wander is the way that you choose. The day that you tarry is the day that you lose.)
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To: yldstrk

See, it's never these kinds of generals they interview. Always the Clinton butt-whores, chip on their shoulders at the President's third cousin's brother, or the "surrender now" types.


8 posted on 11/28/2006 7:23:11 PM PST by Killborn (Pres. Bush isn't Pres. Reagan. Then again, Pres. Regan isn't Pres. Washington. God bless them all.)
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To: Perdogg

The one true mistake of the war: the attitude that the truth will get out.

Way past time for the US and Iraq to launch a PR war.


9 posted on 11/28/2006 7:24:38 PM PST by Killborn (Pres. Bush isn't Pres. Reagan. Then again, Pres. Regan isn't Pres. Washington. God bless them all.)
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To: Killborn

The truth about the WMDs will come out when they're used. Pray that they're not used on us.


10 posted on 11/28/2006 7:26:36 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Perdogg

Because it will get egg on their face for not trying to stop them instead of waiting around to build a coalition.


11 posted on 11/28/2006 7:30:31 PM PST by FLOutdoorsman (One man with courage is a majority.)
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To: Perdogg

And we saw the results on November 7th.


12 posted on 11/28/2006 7:33:28 PM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: FLOutdoorsman

could be but I think that there has to be another reason. I just can't figure it out.


13 posted on 11/28/2006 7:35:58 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: Perdogg
That is true! The main reason IMO is that they were probably moved to Syria prior to the start of the war as indicated by massive pre war traffic to Syria. If the President or higher ups in the administration agrues that they practically have to demand Syria hand them over or go to war against them.

They needed to do this early in the war if they were going to.

14 posted on 11/28/2006 7:36:49 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: ikez78; 91B; HiJinx; Spiff; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; clintonh8r; TEXOKIE; windchime; ...
FR WAR NEWS!

WAR News You'll Hear Nowhere Else!

All the News the MSM refuses to use!

15 posted on 11/28/2006 7:36:52 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Perdogg

Good question. I suspect they were "taking the high road", "staying above the fray", etc., at first, but when they saw how non-answers produced a vaccuum that the MSM was more than happy to fill with virulent anti-Bush-anti-American rhetoric, why did they continue to be silent?


16 posted on 11/28/2006 7:37:20 PM PST by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

good point.


17 posted on 11/28/2006 7:38:25 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: All
The short and DeLong of it

A GENERAL SPEAKS OUT:
The truth about the wars in afghanistan and iraq

This poster is not being compensated for posting this nor has any financial interests in this book.

18 posted on 11/28/2006 7:38:35 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... Kyl / Cornyn in '08)
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To: SandRat

I've checked out the link and it's a sales pitch. There is no additional info here to read.

Too bad.


19 posted on 11/28/2006 7:39:25 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: Perdogg

The problem is why hasn't the administration made this case???

The administration has done very little to defend itself.





Good question....we wouldn't be in this mess re elections etc if the WH would make their case re the WOT IMHO


20 posted on 11/28/2006 7:40:48 PM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

>>>>>>"Holy crap! Better alert CNN. They'll want to get right on this"<<<<<<<

Add Dan Rather and Katy to that "must alert" list

TT


21 posted on 11/28/2006 7:40:49 PM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

God forbid.


22 posted on 11/28/2006 7:43:50 PM PST by Killborn (Pres. Bush isn't Pres. Reagan. Then again, Pres. Regan isn't Pres. Washington. God bless them all.)
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To: xzins

The audio link over on the right side of that page is very interesting though.


23 posted on 11/28/2006 7:46:41 PM PST by faq
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Putzing around with the UN for over six months trying to win their approval gave Saddam (and his European allies) the perfect opportunity to remove the evidence from the upcoming field of battle. .....and he/they naturally took full advantage of it.

Dealing with the UN -- a monumental mistake.

24 posted on 11/28/2006 7:46:47 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Perdogg

I've been saying this for years. Now that Rick Santorum is looking for work, put him out there every day, on every show confronting the lies and making the case.


25 posted on 11/28/2006 7:47:34 PM PST by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: bobby.223

Putin ...


26 posted on 11/28/2006 7:48:54 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: LasVegasMac
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Of course there were no WMD in Iraq.

And the 'Rats are so very proud of that.

And so very ignorant.
"

Unfortunately it wont be just them and their supporters who will be killed/maimed/pensioned when Saddams nasty toys work their way thru the Terrorist's supply lines.

Most large cities are Dem/Libtard bastions, so with luck the strike will be there, and then we will hear such a shriek of 'Protect us from these Monsters' (aimed at the terrorists instead of the Republicans......)

No doubt they will STILL find a way to blame Bush.
27 posted on 11/28/2006 7:49:22 PM PST by wodinoneeye
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To: yldstrk

http://www.strategypage.com/bookreviews/247.asp

"Lieutenant General Michael DeLong was second-in-command of Central Command under General Tommy Franks during the liberation of Afghanistan and Iraq. He and General Franks are probably the most authoritative sources on these wars.

"DeLong’s book is exactly what one would expect from a Marine – clear, concise, and to the point. There is no fluff, and no sugar-coating. DeLong calls it as he sees it, and his viewpoint is one well worth paying attention to. DeLong’s book is explosive in some aspects: He states with near certainty that Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction will be found. He explains why, and he flat-out states that Syria was a hiding place for Iraq’s WMD. He also states, “Syria and Iran are problems that will have to be dealt with.”

"DeLong also lays out the reasons for a lot of the post-liberation chaos, and does so with honesty. Saddam’s release of as many as 50,000 violent criminals, along with the “melting away” of the Iraqi police and the Iraqi Army (and its later disbanding) combined to make a “perfect storm” for the post-war chaos. He also sets the record straight about the “missing” artifacts (which were hidden by the museum staff and later returned) – and which the American media never corrected the record.

"He also states that if anyone was to be blamed for the “Mission Accomplished” speech the President gave on the Abraham Lincoln, it was him and General Franks – because they wanted to get assistance from countries that had promised assistance once “major combat operations” were over.

"He is not complimentary of Ahmed Chalabi, the head of the Iraqi National Congress and the darling of neoconservatives, and he backs it up. Chalabi and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz were classmates (and friends), and he admits that Wolfowitz made a mistake. He also points out Wolfowitz’s strengths, and that he liked Wolfowitz.

"DeLong’s defense of the decision to liberate Iraq also warrants mentioning. He cites the many factors in the decision, and he particularly points out that there never was a chance of seeing UN approval because of the vested interests some nations, particularly France, China, and Germany, had. His frustration with the media for not reporting this is palpable in his comments. But perhaps his best defense of liberating Iraq is his description of the encounter he had with “Chemical Ali.” His last sentence says it all.

"What is equally important is that like General Franks, DeLong has NOT complained about Rumsfeld’s performance as Secretary of Defense. If anything, DeLong confirms what is apparent in Franks’ memoirs and Scarborough’s biography: Donald Rumsfeld might be a demanding SecDef, but he also will back his people up. As in other situations, DeLong backs this up, citing the way Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz defended the successful November 2002 attack on a car full of terrorists in Yemen.

"DeLong and Franks dealt with Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz on a daily basis from September 11, 2001 on. That neither have compared Rumsfeld to McNamara – in fact, both have said positive things about him – speaks volumes, and should be taken into account when Rumsfeld is criticized. The only area where DeLong and Franks did not comment was on their thoughts about Rumsfeld’s initial reaction on 9/11. DeLong merely mentions seeing Rumsfeld assisting victims of the attack, and Franks merely says DeLong told him what Rumsfeld was doing. The reviewer is somewhat puzzled by this reticence.

"Ultimately, DeLong’s book in conjunction with General Franks’ memoirs, and Rowan Scarborough’s biography provide a superb first draft of history for the initial part of the war on terrorism, far more accurate than much of the media coverage."


28 posted on 11/28/2006 7:49:50 PM PST by Dan Evans
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To: LasVegasMac

No, the 'rats were making Bush jump through Congressional and UN hoops, dragging out the time before the invasion, to allow Saddam the time he needed to hide the WMD's......it's amazing how short some peoples' memories are


29 posted on 11/28/2006 7:52:17 PM PST by cincinnati65 (Lucky participant in 189 different Nigerian business deals......still waiting on payment.)
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To: Perdogg

"The problem is why hasn't the administration made this case???"

Maybe Dubya has been listening to too much advice from Bush 41, James Baker, and Colin Powell.


30 posted on 11/28/2006 7:53:13 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: wodinoneeye
No doubt they will STILL find a way to blame Bush.

They already have, it goes like this: See, if Bush hadn't invaded Iraq the WMDs would still be in Iraq, safe and sound.

31 posted on 11/28/2006 7:54:48 PM PST by Dan Evans
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To: Eagles6
I've been saying this for years. Now that Rick Santorum is looking for work, put him out there every day, on every show confronting the lies and making the case.

Here's another excellent read!!!


A must read book, scary stuff!!!

32 posted on 11/28/2006 8:00:47 PM PST by danamco
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Saddam was - an unfortunatly yet is - a pan-islamist. That's all I need to know that he should be dead. All pan-islamists should be dead.

How many muslims are pan-islamist?

33 posted on 11/28/2006 8:01:32 PM PST by onedoug
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To: NormsRevenge

"L.T. Gen."??? You can't judge a book by its cover but you can judge the proofreaders.


34 posted on 11/28/2006 8:01:38 PM PST by omega4412 (Multiculturalism kills. 9/11, Beslan, Madrid, London)
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To: Perdogg
The problem is why hasn't the administration made this case???
The administration has done very little to defend itself

Months back when Rick Santorum pushed to have that one WMD report released, he was on Sean Hannity's radio show to talk about it

Hannity kept asking him that question you asked .. Rick at first was side stepping the question .. they he said that he couldn't get into it

But he also commented that the President felt is was better to let himself take the hits from the media then to put our troops in harms way

35 posted on 11/28/2006 8:02:59 PM PST by Mo1 (Thank You Mr & Mrs "I'm gonna teach you a lesson" Voter ... you just screwed us on so many levels)
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To: NormsRevenge

What's with the punctuation on the book cover?


36 posted on 11/28/2006 8:03:18 PM PST by rogator
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To: Mo1

Well, the last time I look they were in harm's way. We are going to have resolve the Iranian/Syrian question soon.


37 posted on 11/28/2006 8:05:50 PM PST by Perdogg (I'm Perdogg and I approved this message)
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To: All


I'll alert the media.
38 posted on 11/28/2006 8:05:54 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: popdonnelly

I think there is a lot of truth to that. His father allowed the Clintonistas to savage him during the '92 campaign with hardly a peep in response.


39 posted on 11/28/2006 8:07:47 PM PST by Dahoser (It's going to be a long and miserable two years.)
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To: Killborn

Gen. DeLong has been TV since his retirement. Alltheweb his name and you'll find some transcripts from CNN and it looks like he's also been on O'reilly.


40 posted on 11/28/2006 8:08:28 PM PST by bws53
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To: Perdogg
We are going to have resolve the Iranian/Syrian question soon.

I think they are aware of that

41 posted on 11/28/2006 8:09:24 PM PST by Mo1 (Thank You Mr & Mrs "I'm gonna teach you a lesson" Voter ... you just screwed us on so many levels)
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To: Mo1

I hope so.


42 posted on 11/28/2006 8:13:57 PM PST by Perdogg (I'm Perdogg and I approved this message)
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To: yldstrk

I see nooootthhinngggg...


43 posted on 11/28/2006 8:15:04 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: Killborn

And so many people have decided against the war JUST BECAUSE OF THE GENERALS THE MEDIA HAVE ROUNDED UP to gainsay Rumsfield and thePresident. Had a friend say just today (a Republican) that she wished Bush had dumped Rumsfield earlier--he must have been bad because so many military, esp. general officers have said so. I informed her that a handful of handpicked generals, now retired, had said so, but that there are hundreds of active duty generals as well as hundreds of retired. They could find many, many more generals who respected Rumsfield and the President. However, that would not fit the Dem/lib/media/celib agenda. People tend to believe there are only a very few generals.

Also, people don't know or forget that many in the military had their pet projects thwarted by Rummie as he updated the military complex.

vaudine


44 posted on 11/28/2006 8:23:38 PM PST by vaudine
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To: yldstrk

If the msm was pro-American and patriotic this war would have already been won.


45 posted on 11/28/2006 8:25:22 PM PST by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: jveritas; eyespysomething

This tape of Gen. Mike DeLong is worth listening to if you haven't heard it.


46 posted on 11/28/2006 8:26:08 PM PST by jazusamo (Murtha still owes the Haditha Marines an apology-See DogMurtha.com.)
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To: bws53

Hopefully he can help reverse the propaganda and brainwashing.


47 posted on 11/28/2006 8:26:50 PM PST by Killborn (Pres. Bush isn't Pres. Reagan. Then again, Pres. Regan isn't Pres. Washington. God bless them all.)
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To: danamco
"Countdown To Terror" is a must read, but not
one on Matt Lauers List. It seems as if Weldon
and Santorum have been alike Prophets crying
out in the American political wilderness.

Iran is following all the prescribed activities
that were described by Weldon in his book. And as
usual, the MSM acts as if the book does not even have
a Library of Congress number....JJ61
48 posted on 11/28/2006 8:29:36 PM PST by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Exactly.

But we didn't want to do it. We probably hoped that more of the world would of jumped on board at the chance to reshape the future towards a more free world.

Instead the world became cowards. It was that miscalculation that led to the events that have come to past.


49 posted on 11/28/2006 8:32:14 PM PST by Almondjoy
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To: Liberty Valance

Isn't that Arthur's butler extraordinaire (just to name one movie)? He was a wonderful and talented actor.


50 posted on 11/28/2006 8:32:29 PM PST by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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