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Saddam Said He Faked Having WMDs
Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/2/09

Posted on 07/02/2009 7:03:04 AM PDT by steve-b

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Pre-war quotes from "lying" House and Senate democrats...

"In 1998, the United States also changed its underlying policy toward Iraq from containment to regime change and began to examine options to effect such a change, including support for Iraqi opposition leaders within the country and abroad.

In the 4 years since the inspectors, 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-Qaida members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001."

"It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein wiill continue to increase his capability to wage biological and chemical warfare and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East which, as we know all too well, affects American security."
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
Congressional Record – Sen. Hillary Clinton

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10288&position=all
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John Kerry:I agree completely with this Administration’s goal of a regime change in Iraq – Saddam Hussein is a renegade and outlaw who turned his back on the tough conditions of his surrender put in place by the United Nations in 1991.” (July 2002)
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John Kerry: “I believe the record of Saddam Hussein’s ruthless, reckless breach of international values and standards of behavior is cause enough for the world community to hold him accountable by use of force if necessary.”
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"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." -
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002
U.S. Senate - Ted Kennedy

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"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." -
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
Transcript of Gore’s speech, printed in USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-09-23-gore-text_x.htm
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"When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security and that of our allies in the Persian Gulf region. I will vote yes because I believe it is the best way to hold Saddam Hussein accountable." -
Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9,2002
Congressional Record – Sen. John F. Kerry

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10174&position=all
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John Kerry on the floor of the Senate
October 2002:

"With respect to Saddam Hussein and the threat he presents, we must ask ourselves a simple question:

Why?

Why is Saddam Hussein pursuing weapons that most nations have agreed to limit or give up?

Why is Saddam Hussein guilty of breaking his own cease-fire agreement with the international community?

Why is Saddam Hussein attempting to develop nuclear weapons when most nations don't even try, and responsible nations that have them attempt to limit their potential for disaster?

Why did Saddam Hussein threaten and provoke?

Why does he develop missiles that exceed allowable limits?

Why did Saddam Hussein lie and deceive the inspection teams previously?

Why did Saddam Hussein not account for all of the weapons of mass destruction which UNSCOM identified?

Why is he seeking to develop unmanned airborne vehicles for delivery of biological agents?

Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), October 9, 2002
Congressional Record – Sen. John F. Kerry

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10171&position=all
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“The Joint Chiefs should provide Congress with casualty estimates for a war in Iraq as they have done in advance of every past conflict. These estimates should consider Saddam's possible use of chemical or biological weapons against our troops.

Unlike the gulf war, many experts believe Saddam would resort to chemical and biological weapons against our troops in a desperate -attempt to save his regime if he believes he and his regime are ultimately threatened.”
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Oct. 8, 2002
Congressional Record - Sen. Ted Kennedy

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?position=all&page=S10090&dbname=2002_record
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John Kerry: “I would disagree with John McCain that it's the actual weapons of mass destruction he may use against us, it's what he may do in another invasion of Kuwait or in a miscalculation about the Kurds or a miscalculation about Iran or particularly Israel. Those are the things that--that I think present the greatest danger. He may even miscalculate and slide these weapons off to terrorist groups to invite them to be a surrogate to use them against the United States. It's the miscalculation that poses the greatest threat." (October 2002)
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John Kerry: “If You Don’t Believe . . . Saddam Hussein is a threat with nuclear weapons, then you shouldn’t vote for me.” (January 2003)
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John Kerry: Saddam Hussein is a brutal dictator who must be disarmed. (March 2003)
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"Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal."..."Iraq has continued to seek nuclear weapons and develop its arsenal in defiance of the collective will of the international community, as expressed through the United Nations Security Council. It is violating the terms of the 1991 cease-fire that ended the Gulf war and as many as 16 Security Council resolutions, including 11 resolutions concerning Iraq’s efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction." –
Sen. John Edwards, October 10, 2002
Congressional Record – Sen. John Edwards

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10325&position=all
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"There is no doubt that since that time Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." –
Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, December 5, 2001
http://usinfo.org/wf-archive/2001/011207/epf510.htm
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"We should be hell bent on getting those weapons of mass destruction, hell bent on having a credible approach to them, but we should try to do it in a way which keeps the world together and that achieves our goal which is removing the... defanging Saddam.." -
Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Dec. 9, 2002
Online with Jim Lehrer – Public Broadcasting Service

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/july-dec02/iraq_12-10.html
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"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." -
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
Transcript of Gore’s speech, printed in USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-09-23-gore-text_x.htm
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"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." -
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
Transcript of Gore’s speech, printed in USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-09-23-gore-text_x.htm
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"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." -
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002
U.S. Senate - Ted Kennedy

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains 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 capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..." -
Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002
Congressional Record – Robert Byrd

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S9874&position=all
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"When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security and that of our allies in the Persian Gulf region. I will vote yes because I believe it is the best way to hold Saddam Hussein accountable." -
Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9,2002
Congressional Record – Sen. John F. Kerry

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10174&position=all
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"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years .. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."-
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002
Congressional Record –Sen. Jay Rockefeller

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"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" –
Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002
Congressional Record – Rep. Henry Waxman

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MY SOURCE FOR ALL OF THESE QUOTES:
http://www.americandaily.com/article/4694

51 posted on 07/02/2009 7:37:27 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: AngryJawa
I've read many accounts of widely-dispersed NBC sites in many, many places, but it's almost never backed up. This includes the notion that our satellites watched a bunch of as it was convoyed out of the country.

I just finished Marcus Luttrell's Lone Survivor where he recounts finding the trucks that contained Iraq's uranium centrifuges and other equipment stripped and abandoned near the Syrian and Jordanian borders a few weeks into the war.

52 posted on 07/02/2009 7:38:04 AM PDT by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: steve-b

Hmmmm..., then what was all that the Russians were carting out of Iraq, in convoys, and over into Syria before the war started?


53 posted on 07/02/2009 7:38:40 AM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: steve-b
Party of Defeat: How Democrats and Radicals Undermined America's War on Terror Before and After 9-11
By David Horowitz and Ben Johnson
FrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, April 11, 2008

The following [link] is the introduction from the new book Party of Defeat by David Horowitz and Ben Johnson. The introduction lays out the book's thesis: that the opposition to the war in Iraq has crossed a troubling boundary. For the first time, a large number of national leaders have not merely opposed a war; that would be their inalienable right under the U.S. Constitution. Instead, they have actively sabotaged an ongoing war they voted to authorize and which our troops are currently winning. Party of Defeat is available from the FrontPage Magazine Bookstore for $15, less than Amazon.com. -- The Editors.

http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=28679004-6C63-4119-97F6-96A2C5F64E84

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"David Horowitz talked about his book Party of Defeat: How Democrats and Radicals Undermined America's War on Terror Before and After 9-11, published by Spence. In his book he criticizes members of the Democratic Party that, he says, are undermining the U.S.'s efforts in Iraq. This event was held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C."

Watch now on c-span video...

Party of Defeat: How Democrats and Radicals Undermined America's War on Terror Before and After 9-11
(on streaming video - length: apprx 90min -additional details at site)
http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/index.php?main_page=product_video_info&products_id=205154-1&highlight

54 posted on 07/02/2009 7:39:06 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: steve-b

I came to the same conclusion, including his motive, in the months after we invaded. Basically, he brought it on himself. I still doubt he would have signed a mutual security pact with the U.S., nor that the U.S. would align with him. He may have felt that Bin Laden was a “zealot”, but that doesn’t mean he won’t use perceived or actual alliances with him to boost his standing in the Arab world.

A fair analogy can be drawn between Hitler-Soviet and Saddam-Iran, with the role of western Europe played by the Arab states. The Arab leaders feared and loathed Saddam but they saw him as a useful buffer against the Iranians. They were perfectly content with the status quo ante bellum, with the U.S. keeping Saddam at bay, Saddam keeping Iran at bay and Saddam’s sons raping the women of Iraq and feeding their brothers and husbands into shredders.


55 posted on 07/02/2009 7:45:01 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: steve-b

Here’s an article from July, 2008. It was posted here last night...

“Last of Saddam’s WMD (that which wasn’t moved to Syria before the war) secreted to Canada”
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25546334/ ^

( The media and the democrats knew all along Saddam had WMD...we sent an engraved invite we were coming three months in advance, of course he moved his WMD to Syria——but the bloodthirsty “Bush Lied” chorus was allowed to perpetuate to destroy Bush)

Secret U.S. mission hauls uranium from Iraq Last major stockpile from Saddam’s nuclear efforts arrives in Canada

updated 6:57 p.m. ET, Sat., July 5, 2008

The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program — a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium — reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans.

The removal of 550 metric tons of “yellowcake” — the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment — was a significant step toward closing the books on Saddam’s nuclear legacy. It also brought relief to U.S. and Iraqi authorities who had worried the cache would reach insurgents or smugglers crossing to Iran to aid its nuclear ambitions.

What’s now left is the final and complicated push to clean up the remaining radioactive debris at the former Tuwaitha nuclear complex about 12 miles south of Baghdad — using teams that include Iraqi experts recently trained in the Chernobyl fallout zone in Ukraine.

Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 11:05:27 PM ET by cycle of discernment:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2283815/posts


56 posted on 07/02/2009 7:45:07 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: steve-b

And those Kurds he gassed were just pretending, too!


57 posted on 07/02/2009 7:45:34 AM PDT by MortMan (Power without responsibility-the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: steve-b

When a liar says “I lied”, are they telling the truth?


58 posted on 07/02/2009 7:45:56 AM PDT by MortMan (Power without responsibility-the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: reagan_fanatic

No the past particle of the verb you have in mind is “hanged”.


59 posted on 07/02/2009 7:47:20 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

It’s a line from Blazing Saddles. Funny movie.


60 posted on 07/02/2009 7:49:45 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: AngryJawa
Those pics are of chemical gear and barrels of dimethylsulfate taken in a bunker at Al Asad Iraq.

I took the pics and wished I'd done better.

DMS 2

Photobucket

61 posted on 07/02/2009 7:51:12 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (If John Kerry is the benchmark for patriotism I'll be a proud traitor.)
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To: steve-b

Saddam lied, people died!


62 posted on 07/02/2009 7:52:59 AM PDT by Rad_J
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To: steve-b

Meanwhile we just shipped 550 metric tons of his yellowcake to Canada - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2283815/posts


63 posted on 07/02/2009 7:53:40 AM PDT by agrace
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To: Eagle Eye

Why in the world do you think this stuff did not get out through “official channels”? This continues to boggle my mind five years later.


64 posted on 07/02/2009 7:53:43 AM PDT by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: reagan_fanatic

I was on a radio show with Cleave Little when I was in high school (around 1967) before he made the movie. Long story.


65 posted on 07/02/2009 7:55:57 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: Eagle Eye

Exactly..


66 posted on 07/02/2009 7:57:34 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: steve-b

Sheesh this story came out months (if not a year) ago. Any other “breaking” news you want to share, Mr Rather, like Obama elected President or the Phillies won the World Series!?!? And oh yeah, go away, dweeb.


67 posted on 07/02/2009 8:00:10 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: AngryJawa

My involvement was at the request of the military, they were concerned about the chlorine canisters.

In the process we discovered mixing equipement and at least one 120mm mortar tube.


68 posted on 07/02/2009 8:00:16 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (If John Kerry is the benchmark for patriotism I'll be a proud traitor.)
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To: steve-b

Ask the Kurds, Saddam. Ask the Iranian soldiers from the Iraq-Iran war. Ask the guy who wrote the following document:

TRANSLATION:

Topic: We have information about the location of the weapons of mass destruction.

On the tenth of Muharram [first month of Islamic calendar], prior to the invasion of Iraq, 50 Iraqi trucks entered Syria as convoys. I met some of the drivers; they didn’t know what they were carrying in the trucks.
The loads came from an unknown place in Baghdad. Iraqi intelligence was escorting them. During their trip, the truck drivers were stopped and asked frequently by the intelligence officers about whether or not they knew what they were carrying. The drivers said they didn’t know, and the intelligence officers thanked them.

Upon their arrival to the Dayr al-Azur region, the drivers were ordered to get out. The Syrian intelligence officials got into the trucks and drove them to a large barracks for unloading. The Iraqi drivers got their trucks back and $200 as a reward.

The drivers told me it was their second time bringing such secret shipments, and that the first time was on the first of Muharram.

I have a friend in Syria working at a Syrian company. He owns half the company and the other half belongs to a Syrian businessman. This Iraqi person is a former counselor at Iraqi embassies and has strong connections with the Iraqi embassy in Syria. He knows all the Iraqi intelligence officers there, and he does not know that I am working with the Iraqi opposition in Syria.

I used to visit him daily during that period and listen to important news. When the trucks arrived in Syria I visited him and told him that Iraqi weapons had entered Syria. He said “who told you this?” I said I had my own sources. He said not to tell anyone about it because they really had entered.

Here it is: http://i44.tinypic.com/2f08xs2.jpg


69 posted on 07/02/2009 8:02:18 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: agrace
Meanwhile we just shipped 550 metric tons of his yellowcake to Canada

That article was from July 2008. See my post #56 on this thread.

70 posted on 07/02/2009 8:10:14 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: steve-b

“He’s dead, Jim.”


71 posted on 07/02/2009 8:15:41 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: steve-b

I think if the truth were known the CIA gave him WMD and are not admitting it.


72 posted on 07/02/2009 8:19:26 AM PDT by jrd
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To: steve-b
Well he now has plenty of time to contemplate that little mistake in judgment, doesn't he?
73 posted on 07/02/2009 8:24:21 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: evets
Saddam's cat:

74 posted on 07/02/2009 8:44:38 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: ETL

Thanks, I didn’t notice the date when I saw the article this morning.

Point remains of course.


75 posted on 07/02/2009 8:59:02 AM PDT by agrace
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To: rintense

This is very old “news”. It was known before he was hanged. That said, I have no more faith in what he said after he was captured than I have in what he said before he was captured. Either way he could be lying to cover his butt. Certainly there was sufficient activity visible from satellite and other evidence that WMD threat was serious and real, and there has been a heck of a lot found.


76 posted on 07/02/2009 9:22:23 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Erik Latranyi

Agreed about the WMDs. In addition, there is very sufficient info about SHs regime kowtowing with terrorists that his claims about not liking them is ridiculous, too.


77 posted on 07/02/2009 9:24:12 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: jrd
I think if the truth were known the CIA gave him WMD and are not admitting it.

It's tinfoily for sure, but this notion goes a long way toward explaining why the GWB was satisfied to have his head kicked in by the "Bush Lied / People Died" crowd rather than verify it's veracity. Whether or not it was us directly of through third parties, it would be a horror show.

I'm not sure we'll ever know one way or another and the powers-that-be are happy to have it be so.

78 posted on 07/02/2009 11:42:26 AM PDT by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: AngryJawa

you forget the Bush 1 was in charge of the CIA when all this started..kinda like Bush 2 covering for the dad!


79 posted on 07/02/2009 2:06:10 PM PDT by jrd
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