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1 posted on 03/23/2013 8:01:30 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
Hey Damon! You need to read the hypocritical history of your beloved party.

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
- President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program."
- President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

”Iraq is a long way from [here], 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."
- Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
- Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

"[W]e 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 Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
- Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998

”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."
- Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

”Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
- Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

"There is no doubt that ... 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

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them."
- Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

”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 Sadaam is in power."
- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"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

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Sadaam 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

"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."
- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

"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

"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

"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."
- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."
- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is calculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein’s with weapons of mass destruction is real ..."
- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

2 posted on 03/23/2013 8:07:49 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: lowbridge

The war in Iraq:

Supported by 7 UN resolutions.

A full vote in house and in the senate (with a majority of democrats voting yes).

Compare/contrast to Libya. And what is about to happen in Syria.

3 posted on 03/23/2013 8:08:39 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: lowbridge

Yahoo found someone who likes Bambi's vision of war (not winning), exonerates him for screwing up the end game in Iraq (and probably for Benghazi) and then blames Bush so the reader won't want to continue to vote for a Republican.

Amazing logic.

Actually, it's perfect liberal logic........./oxymoron........

4 posted on 03/23/2013 8:12:41 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: lowbridge
Why is this relevant now? Because of the 10 year anniversary? Or is Damon Linker just looking for an excuse to get some attention? Or trying to ingratiate himself with his New Republic associates.

Linker was in a serious conflict with his boss and colleagues at the magazine First Things that ended with him dubbing them "theocons" and writing the kiss-and-tell screed, The Theocons: Secular America Under Siege.

That's an indication that maybe it wasn't all about Iraq. There was something else percolating in his cortex back then.

So I cry "BS!" in regard to this article. Yes, I literally cry it from the rooftops.

7 posted on 03/23/2013 8:33:59 AM PDT by x
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To: lowbridge; Jim Noble; x; Lakeshark
The first several responses to your thread beg the question ...

Why post these inane and overly emotional thoughts of Damon 'conservatives are theocons' Linker on FR?

10 posted on 03/23/2013 8:49:13 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: lowbridge

Damon Linker(author) must be a Ferengi... all Ears but deaf as a post..

15 posted on 03/23/2013 11:40:05 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: lowbridge
The USA has already learned once how to effectively deal with terrorists. In those days, though, we didn't call them "terrorists", we called them "Comanches".

And the solution we found was called the "Texas Rangers".

The lesson taken from the Texas Rangers is, simply stated, "The best defense is a good offense". The Rangers took the war to the enemy in a big, unrelenting way, and it was very effective.

16 posted on 03/25/2013 10:55:42 AM PDT by The Duke (We don't rent pigs, but apparently we *do* ELECT them.)
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