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US was 'dubious' from the start, says disappointed Blix
The Independent ^ | March 21, 2003 | Chris Bunting

Posted on 03/21/2003 4:02:29 PM PST by Mr. Mulliner

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To: LBGA
Let's not get into arguments about how many angels could dance on the head of a pin, if the inspectors could count them.

In keeping with the ridiculousness of the proposition that Iraq must be allowed to continue to rape, torture, and murder other human beings in order to protect "International Law" [As if there could ever be a law which permitted, nay--required, lawlessness], I propose the following response:

If it turns out Saddam has no proscribed weapons, we will make every effort to dig him up and bring him back to life, so he can resume his legitimate authority.

51 posted on 03/21/2003 5:27:10 PM PST by FredZarguna
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To: Lil'freeper; LBGA; PoisedWoman; dennisw
"But having something unaccounted for is not the same thing as saying it does exist ... If they don't have it, then it is very difficult for them to give the evidence."

KUWAIT CITY (Reuters) - A Kuwait defense official said coalition Patriot missiles had shot down an Iraqi Scud missile in northwestern Kuwait on Friday.

*Snicker*

52 posted on 03/21/2003 5:29:06 PM PST by Howlin (Posting from an undisclosed location!)
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To: LBGA
If it turns out Saddam has no proscribed weapons, we will make every effort to dig him up and bring him back to life, so he can resume his legitimate authority.

Oh, and I should add, in the event this proves impossible to achieve, we shall be so very disappointed.

53 posted on 03/21/2003 5:30:54 PM PST by FredZarguna
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To: FredZarguna
If it turns out Saddam has no proscribed weapons, we will make every effort to dig him up and bring him back to life, so he can resume his legitimate authority.

ROFL!!!!

Maybe the UN can ante up some gauze so the walking dead will be presentable.

54 posted on 03/21/2003 5:34:26 PM PST by LBGA
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To: Mr. Mulliner
I guess old Hans was just about to go looking for those Scuds. Darn it all, the Americans didn't even have to go looking for them, Saddam just started lobbing them.

According to Hans, if Iraq uses NBC against our troops he's say "See, he's cooperating, he's getting rid of his WMD's"

55 posted on 03/21/2003 5:35:27 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: Mr. Mulliner

That was exactly the plan that was supposed to give us the excuse to go in, then Saddam feigned cooperation and muddied the water.. The French, Russians, Chia and others signed on to their deception.

This was all about a leadership change from the beginning and it was deserved even if Saddam didn't have WMD. He deserved it because he broke the deal that ended the Gulf War to begin with.

Had he abided by that agreement, then this whole mess would already be over and done with, there would be no sanctions and he would be busily & covertly rebuilding his military machine by now. Why he chose to play out this bad hand is beyond me. He should have capitulated when Clinton was in office, played up to X42's ego and he would have gotten off with a wrist slap..

Anything to give Clinton the title of "peacemaker" would have bought Saddam right out of that mess. Bet on it.

56 posted on 03/21/2003 5:38:43 PM PST by Jhoffa_ (Yes, there is sexual tension between Sammy & Frodo.)
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To: McGavin999
According to Hans, if Iraq uses NBC against our troops he's say "See, he's cooperating, he's getting rid of his WMD's"

LMBO!

57 posted on 03/21/2003 5:41:05 PM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: Mr. Mulliner
"We have never maintained or asserted that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, whether anthrax or nerve gas. What we have said is that their reporting on it demonstrated great lacunae in the accounting.

Why do I feel we are in for a bit of 'All depends on what the definition of is is'.

By the time leftists get done, a WMD will be only an item that kills more than 100,000 people, is successfully delivered by an elderly senior citizen who isn't an Arab, doesn't wear glasses, doesn't have any facial hair, is balding, and is wearing a t-shirt saying 'Nugent Rocks!'

58 posted on 03/21/2003 5:41:16 PM PST by VetoBill (Who is the actor that plays Dan Rather?)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
"Blix is such a dipshit."

Blix and Saddam are both June bugs on the windshield of life.

59 posted on 03/21/2003 5:42:45 PM PST by Theresa
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To: Dr. Frank
In a way it's all quite understandable. Someone with no success in real things but significant success in the artificial environment of school would naturally be attracted to the idea that life is just like school, or if it's not, it should be made to be like school, no matter how untrue or dangerous this idea actually is in reality.

I agree with this generally. But it's an extremely limited academic experience, even at that. There is no real grounding in self-consistent abstraction like mathemetics or pure logic. Certainly no familiarity with empirical science.

This explains socialism (feudalism with intellectuals constituting the nobility) in general...

And living in a world with no empirical or even self-consistency requirements goes further along the line, because it allows the abstraction to be purely delusional, like socialism.

...and, in particular, why Bush being "dumb" (having poor grammatical and linguistic skills) offends leftists so much.

The earth is littered with the bodies, figuratively and literally, of those who think Bush is dumb. Personally, I love this "misunderestimation." The fastest route to defeat is the casual dismissal of your adversary.

60 posted on 03/21/2003 5:43:54 PM PST by FredZarguna
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To: steveegg
Yo, Hans. You couldn't find the Scuds

Hans had no intrest in finding Scuds or anything else, he was running a coverup operation, that is very obvious.

61 posted on 03/21/2003 5:47:29 PM PST by c-b 1
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To: FredZarguna
Good analysis.
62 posted on 03/21/2003 5:47:51 PM PST by Theresa
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To: Howlin
*snicker* indeed. Methinks Mssr. Blix has been outed.
63 posted on 03/21/2003 5:49:54 PM PST by LBGA
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To: Mr. Mulliner
Hans, we all know that you and Saddam know that he is never going to be honest. So please shut up.
64 posted on 03/21/2003 5:50:33 PM PST by freekitty
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To: steveegg
How does that blind SOB finish his toilet duties. He couldn't find a roll of TP if it was jammed on his nose.

Maybe he has a future in the American League?

65 posted on 03/21/2003 5:52:46 PM PST by lawdude
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To: LBGA
Maybe the UN can ante up some gauze so the walking dead will be presentable.

Oddly, the first thing I said to my wife when SH showed up for the taping the other morning was, "He looks kinda puffy, and I wonder about his eyes with those glasses on. Think they might be workin' a Weekend at Berny's thing on us here or something?"

66 posted on 03/21/2003 5:55:34 PM PST by FredZarguna
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To: Mr. Mulliner
Hans...

the UN is of dubious value now..

Sorry, GW tried to work with you... but unlike Bill Clinton, he is a man of his word and he is a man of conviction...
67 posted on 03/21/2003 5:57:41 PM PST by proud American in Canada ("We are a peaceful people. Yet we are not a fragile people.")
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To: Mr. Mulliner
Hans, take a flying leap off of the Matterhorn.
68 posted on 03/21/2003 5:57:59 PM PST by Hacksaw (She's not that kind of girl, Booger.)
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To: gabby hayes; LBGA
I just came across this at Ha'aretz.
IDF believes threat here remains low
By Amos Harel
The missiles Iraq fired against Kuwait yesterday were not long-range Scuds as initially reported in the international media, but much shorter range ground-to-ground missiles. In all likelihood the missiles fired are those code-named "Frog," with a range of not more than 70 kilometers.

69 posted on 03/21/2003 6:06:54 PM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: Mr. Mulliner

Happy Trails, Hans.......

70 posted on 03/21/2003 6:10:56 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("RALLY FOR AMERICA--Lansing,MI,March 22,Capitol Bldg. 1:00-3:00pm")
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To: Mr. Mulliner
Even if they weren't Scuds... how about the al-samouds? Have they been discounted yet?
71 posted on 03/21/2003 6:11:17 PM PST by LBGA
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To: LBGA
Now I'm confused about whether it was SCUDS or al Samouds, but during the inspection phase, one of these was found. There was a dispute about their range and whether they were allowed. I believe they had a range longer than what was allowed, but it was close and Blix - or whoever - kind of winked at it, as if it was a technicality that could be overlooked.

I'm sorry I can't answer about the al Samouds. I think by the time this whole thing is over, though, Blix and the whole inspection proces will be made to look foolish. And I hope that Scott Ritter gets his full 15 minutes of shame.
72 posted on 03/21/2003 6:36:23 PM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: Mr. Mulliner; gabby hayes
I should have replied to gabby hayes. Reports were that it was both. I haven't found any confirmation on either, but all indications are that they fired illegal weapons, which they couldn't find while Blix was there but suddenly produced and fired on Wednesday.

Like you, I think a whole lot will shortly be revealed.

73 posted on 03/21/2003 6:43:53 PM PST by LBGA
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To: Mr. Mulliner
And we were dubious from the start, Blixie, that you were actually trying to do you job.

When will the media stop sticking a microphone in front of this guy? His fifteen minutes are OVER. Hansie, take the hush money Kofi gave you, retire to a nice island somewhere, and write your memoirs: "Confessions of a UN Inspector on the Take".

74 posted on 03/21/2003 9:46:16 PM PST by laz17 (Socialism is the religion of the atheist.)
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