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Bush: 'We Found' Banned Weapons
Washington Post ^ | 5/31/03

Posted on 05/30/2003 8:19:23 PM PDT by areafiftyone

KRAKOW, Poland, May 30 -- President Bush, citing two trailers that U.S. intelligence agencies have said were probably used as mobile biological weapons labs, said U.S. forces in Iraq have "found the weapons of mass destruction" that were the United States' primary justification for going to war.

In remarks to Polish television at a time of mounting criticism at home and abroad that the more than two-month-old weapons hunt is turning up nothing, Bush said that claims of failure were "wrong." The remarks were released today.

"You remember when [Secretary of State] Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said, 'Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological weapons,' " Bush said in an interview shortly before leaving on a seven-day trip to Europe and the Middle East. "They're illegal. They're against the United Nations resolutions, and we've so far discovered two.

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KEYWORDS: illegalweapons; iraq; mobilelabs
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1 posted on 05/30/2003 8:19:23 PM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone

Was this one of them, Mr. President?

2 posted on 05/30/2003 8:22:34 PM PDT by John Beresford Tipton
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To: areafiftyone
It's time to counter the lies.
3 posted on 05/30/2003 8:22:48 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
Using the biggest bully-pulpit available.
4 posted on 05/30/2003 8:27:15 PM PDT by jungleboy
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To: John Beresford Tipton
I thought Little Oscar was shorter?
5 posted on 05/30/2003 8:34:27 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been banned.)
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To: areafiftyone; Liz; Howlin
About Rather Dan's Saddam interview - Washington Times - 2/28/03 -

There were no follow-up questions about Saddam's past use or present possession of chemical or biological weapons (or the state of his nuclear program) — which, after all, is the central reason for the impending war. Saddam's denial of possessing any such weapons was given a pass, even though his administration had admitted earlier this week that it did find a bomb with chemicals inside it. If Mr. Rather did not have that fact readily to hand during the interview, surely the CBS News division could have provided it in time for Wednesday night's broadcast.

6 posted on 05/30/2003 8:35:02 PM PDT by Libloather (Proud member of the Vast Right Wing Fatwa...)
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To: areafiftyone
I've supported the President and this war effort, but this is obviously spin. What we've got doesn't amount to much of anything and Wolfowitz's assertion that this war wasn't about WMD alone is bogus. Well, he's right to say that terrorist ties to Iraq were a part of the reason given, but this has not been substantiated. As far as the human rights argument, that didn't even come up until right when were poised to go in, and then only in a last ditch effort to drum up international support. IMO, human rights is the worst reason given, as there is no bearing on our national security. To quote a person I don't always agree with, "We are a republic, not an empire."

I think the Administration is going to have to come up with something much stronger than this. It won't hurt the President politically here in the states (most Americans support the war no matter the reason, but if attacks on American soldiers continue, that support may begin to erode) but it's going to make it darn near impossible to get support for future targets like Iran and North Korea based on the same assertions made about Iraq. Anyway, that's my two-cents worth. Feel free to disagree.

7 posted on 05/30/2003 8:35:40 PM PDT by streetpreacher
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To: Jeff Chandler
Shorter or longer, there can be little doubt to anyone who knows the ingredients of hot dogs that they are *BIOHAZARDS*.
8 posted on 05/30/2003 8:38:54 PM PDT by John Beresford Tipton
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To: streetpreacher
I think the Administration is going to have to come up with something much stronger than this. It won't hurt the President politically here in the states (most Americans support the war no matter the reason, but if attacks on American soldiers continue, that support may begin to erode) but it's going to make it darn near impossible to get support for future targets like Iran and North Korea based on the same assertions made about Iraq. Anyway, that's my two-cents worth. Feel free to disagree

Actually I agree with your two-cents. They ran away with the WMD excuse before the war which was the wrong thing to do. They should not have stuck with one reason. They could well have documented and emphasized the killing of innocent Iraqi's by Saddam alot more and emphasised that much more. Then the anti-war/peaceniks would have had absolutely no leg to stand on whatsoever when it came to the evilness of Saddam. Now unless there is a significant find - the WMD excuse will be crushed to the ground by the media and the Democreeps. If there were any WMDs Saddam had too much time to get rid of them.

9 posted on 05/30/2003 8:42:46 PM PDT by areafiftyone (The U.N. needs a good Flush!)
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To: streetpreacher
I agree with you totally. The WMD stuff is turning out pretty flimsy. I can understand the stategic move into Iraq vis-a-vis Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, etc.

My guess (and it's just that) is that once the build-up of forces had taken place, we were locked into action. Of course, if one is to assume that the Administration knew the WMD stuff was just to build cover on the world stage for a grander strategic move, they must have thought the risk was worth it.

Nonetheless, I don't like being mislead by my government. RR has always been a hero to me, but Iran-Contra was a letdown and always reminds me that accountability in our elected officials is important whether they're our guys or not.
10 posted on 05/30/2003 8:44:04 PM PDT by Paraclete
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To: streetpreacher
This is from a poster on another conservative website:


Reply 21 - Posted by: J.R. Dunn, 5/29/2003 11:11:08 PM

I've been told in passing by a member of the State Department that a number of WMDs have in fact been found--along with evidence implicating France, Russia, and a number of other peace-loving countries in their manufacture.

It seems that the administration is using this info to bend those countries our way before releasing anything. Which is smart, effective, and very much like W.

In due time.

11 posted on 05/30/2003 8:44:28 PM PDT by Lady In Blue (Bush,Cheney,Rumsfeld,Rice 2004)
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To: Lady In Blue
I am praying this is true.
12 posted on 05/30/2003 8:46:13 PM PDT by areafiftyone (The U.N. needs a good Flush!)
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To: Lady In Blue
It'd be great if this were true. However, I don't think something like that could be hidden for this long. Not only that, but our ally Tony Blair is getting clobbered at the same time.
13 posted on 05/30/2003 8:48:00 PM PDT by Paraclete
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To: John Beresford Tipton
What kind of car is that guy using as his platform? It kind of looks like a giant late 60's Pontiac. ...and the guy kind of looks like a young Michael Savage.
14 posted on 05/30/2003 8:52:08 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: streetpreacher
As far as the human rights argument, that didn't even come up until right when were poised to go in,

Well then you must have missed every single speech that President Bush gave regarding Iraq in the months leading up to the war. He repeatedly cited torture, murders, rape, and genocide committed by Saddam Hussein.

15 posted on 05/30/2003 8:52:28 PM PDT by alnick ("Never have so many been so wrong about so much." - Rummy)
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To: areafiftyone
Yes, those two mobile chemical labs were only used to make hotdogs with. And the mustard gas the Marines found in the Euphrates River wasn't dumped hurriedly by the Saddamites, it just grew like algae. And the rockets with empty chemical warheads were never intended to be filled. And the thousands of chem/bio protective suits, and thousands of vials of atropine were merely another coincidence. And a desert the size of California can't hide very much, we should have found the WMD by now. RIGHT. And we haven't found Saddam Hussein either, I suppose that means that he didn't exist? Isn't it funny, Bubba Clinton's war against the Christain Serbs was predicated on "mass graves" of Albanian Muslims. These alleged "mass graves" never materialized as advertised--- never. Yet in Iraq the mass graves contained so many bodies of exectuted men, women and children it's mind boggling. They estimated 15,000 bodies in one grave alone. In Kosovo, they never found more than a hundred or two bodies in any one grave. Bad as that is, it's child's play compared to what Saddam was doing. And of course, those terrorist training camps we found in Iraq weren't a threat to America either I suppose. Not even the jumbo jet shell we found that was used to train hijackers with was troublesome to the liberals. What we discovered in our war with Iraq was two basic things.

(1). That Saddam Hussein was a mass murderer of horrendous proportions, and that he was helping the Muslim terrorists to train and prepare to kill Jews with suicide bomb vests and kill Americans by providing terror training camps; and that he was most likely making and hiding illegal chemical/biological weapons of mass destructon.

(2). That liberal Americans are worse than anybody ever knew, as they tear at President Bush like starving dogs at every single opportunity, even if they have to invent an opportunity.

16 posted on 05/30/2003 8:54:01 PM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: streetpreacher
I've supported the President and this war effort, but this is obviously spin. What we've got doesn't amount to much of anything and Wolfowitz's assertion that this war wasn't about WMD alone is bogus.

Wrong. The fact is Bush and Blair always claimed several reasons for going after Saddam...which included WMDs, the danger of Saddam's assisting terrorists, and liberating the Iraqi people from the oppression of his regime.

I remember many of the anti-war protestors both here and in the UK making references to all three and saying they didn't believe in any of them.
So there is nothing bogus about Wolfowitz's assertion at all.

And as far as WMDs...the idea that we found bio-weapons labs on wheels and not the weapons themselves..is like claiming narcs lied in order to search for drugs.... when in fact all they came up with was a drug lab.
The entire argument is stupid.

Even those nations against the war agreed that Iraq had WMDs.

17 posted on 05/30/2003 8:58:08 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: Paraclete
RR has always been a hero to me, but Iran-Contra was a letdown and always reminds me that accountability in our elected officials is important whether they're our guys or not.

If you think Iran-Contra was a let down, you dont know what it was about. If you are referring to the bungled cover up, I might agree with you there.

18 posted on 05/30/2003 8:58:56 PM PDT by cardinal4 (The Senate Armed Services Comm; the Chinese pipeline into US secrets)
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To: Jorge; streetpreacher
I remember many of the anti-war protestors both here and in the UK making references to all three and saying they didn't believe in any of them.

I remember that too. I specifically remember Alan Colmes making the absurd charge that because President Bush cited so many reasons for the upcoming war in Iraq, that that meant that none of them could possibly be true. There can only be one reason to do anything, apparently, in Alan Colmes' wierd world.

19 posted on 05/30/2003 9:02:15 PM PDT by alnick ("Never have so many been so wrong about so much." - Rummy)
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To: Lady In Blue
Thanx for this for the naysayers Lady, I do believe there is more and we know France was a major supplier.
20 posted on 05/30/2003 9:04:59 PM PDT by JustPiper (The universe is represented in every one of its particles- Emerson)
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To: TheCrusader
Applause! Excellent post!
21 posted on 05/30/2003 9:06:13 PM PDT by JustPiper (The universe is represented in every one of its particles- Emerson)
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To: areafiftyone; Paraclete
I was watching C-Span one day last week and they had Tony Blair speaking before the Parliment,and he was being questioned about the WMDs.He said something that stuck in my mind.He said,paraphrasing,"We will release everything at once rather than a little bit at a time" or something like that.It would jive with what the person from the State Dept said to that post.
22 posted on 05/30/2003 9:06:51 PM PDT by Lady In Blue (Bush,Cheney,Rumsfeld,Rice 2004)
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To: streetpreacher
Well, he's right to say that terrorist ties to Iraq were a part of the reason given, but this has not been substantiated. As far as the human rights argument, that didn't even come up until right when were poised to go in, and then only in a last ditch effort to drum up international support.

I don't know about you, but I do recall the President in his speeches mention these things plus more before the war ever started. I recall the media and the press choosing not to report on it. I also recall a couple important speeches the President gave where none of the major news media would not air it.

23 posted on 05/30/2003 9:07:10 PM PDT by Mo1 (I'm a monthly Donor .. You can be one too!)
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To: John Beresford Tipton
I know you have not been here long but you don't like our President much do you?
24 posted on 05/30/2003 9:07:21 PM PDT by JustPiper (The universe is represented in every one of its particles- Emerson)
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To: alnick
I specifically remember Alan Colmes making the absurd charge that because President Bush cited so many reasons for the upcoming war in Iraq, that that meant that none of them could possibly be true.

Exactly. Now these same Bush bashers who said he had too many reasons for war on Iraq....are now claiming he had ONLY one reason and therefore he was lying.
These people talk out of both sides of their mouths...and they are expecting us to believe Bush is a liar? LOL

25 posted on 05/30/2003 9:07:52 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: Jorge
Definition of a Liberal= "people that talk out of both sides of their mouths"
26 posted on 05/30/2003 9:09:53 PM PDT by JustPiper (The universe is represented in every one of its particles- Emerson)
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To: Jorge
>>>The fact is Bush and Blair always claimed several reasons for going after Saddam...which included WMDs, the danger of Saddam's assisting terrorists, and liberating the Iraqi people from the oppression of his regime.

Correctamundo! Worth repeating, Jorge.

27 posted on 05/30/2003 9:10:13 PM PDT by Reagan Man
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To: streetpreacher
OK, I disagree. Any Baathist that didn't have brains to hide or destroy the voluminous amounts of bio/chem weapons or is willing to lead Americans to hidden weapons has GRAVE liabilities. These folks were insane, but not stupid.
28 posted on 05/30/2003 9:11:55 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution ("The only way evil triumphs is if good men do nothing" E. Burke)
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To: areafiftyone
"They could well have documented and emphasized the killing of innocent Iraqi's by Saddam alot more and emphasised that much more."

Welcome back to planet earth. You've obviously been gone, because the atrocities were cited many times by Bush and the administration. The case, specifically relating to WMDs, was directed at the UN, a game I'd rather we hadn't played, but nonetheless the game that was played.
29 posted on 05/30/2003 9:17:23 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution ("The only way evil triumphs is if good men do nothing" E. Burke)
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To: JustPiper
And your first clue was.....???????
30 posted on 05/30/2003 9:20:40 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: Brad's Gramma
Here my sister just found this:

Hunt for Iraqi Weapons Shifting Gears
4 minutes ago

By MATT KELLEY, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - A large new U.S. team heading into Iraq (news - web sites) to search for weapons of mass destruction will shift its focus away from areas identified as suspicious sites before the war, the Army general heading the effort said Friday.
Instead, the searchers will focus on areas where documents, interviews with Iraqis and other new clues suggest biological or chemical weapons could be hidden, Maj. Gen. Keith Dayton said.

Dayton leaves Monday for Baghdad, where he will head the Iraq Survey Group. The team of about 1,400 experts from the United States, Great Britain and Australia will take over the weapons search from a smaller U.S. military team.


The shift comes amid growing questions from allies and some members of Congress about why no chemical or biological weapons have been found. President Bush (news - web sites) said Iraq had chemical and biological weapons, as well as a nuclear weapons development program. Bush used the elimination of those programs as justification for waging war against Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s regime.


Before the war, the United States drew up a list of more than 900 "suspect sites" where weapons of mass destruction or evidence of such programs might be found. Military teams have visited more than 200 of those sites without finding any actual weapons.


The United States has found two equipment-filled trailers in northern Iraq that American intelligence agencies say were mobile biological weapons production facilities. Bush and other administration officials say the finds show Iraq did indeed have clandestine programs to make germ weapons.


In response to questions about the credibility of U.S. intelligence, CIA (news - web sites) Director George Tenet released a statement Friday defending his agency.


"Our role is to call it like we see it — to tell policy-makers what we know, what we don't know, what we think, and what we base it on," he said. "The integrity of our process was maintained throughout and any suggestion to the contrary is simply wrong."


Dayton, a top official in the Defense Intelligence Agency, said he remains convinced his team will find chemical and biological weapons in Iraq. He said he believed the information the United States had before the war indicating Iraq had the banned weapons and continues to believe that.


"Do I think we will find something? Yeah, I kind of do," Dayton told reporters at a Pentagon (news - web sites) news conference. "This is not necessarily going to be quick and easy, but it's going to be very thorough."


Dayton said the Iraq Survey Group will include 200 to 300 searchers to fan out around Iraq to look for weapons, hundreds of experts to interrogate Iraqis, about 250 people to analyze documents and computer files at a regional base in Qatar and analysts to put the pieces together and figure out what they mean.


Establishment of the group, announced last month, "represents a significant expansion of effort in the hunt for weapons of mass destruction," Dayton said.


The group will begin a two-week transition period to take over the weapons hunt in Iraq no later than June 7, Dayton said.


The group includes both military and civilian experts, including former United Nations (news - web sites) weapons inspectors. Stephen Cambone, the Pentagon's top intelligence official, said Friday he did not know whether the United States would agree to have U.N. inspectors return to Iraq.


Critics say the Bush administration should let U.N. inspectors back in.


"Given the size and complexity of the task, it's unwise to turn down help from groups who have demonstrated expertise in this area," said Paul Kerr, an analyst at the Arms Control Association in Washington.


Cambone and Dayton said they did not know why no chemical or biological weapons have been found so far. Dayton echoed comments by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld earlier in the week speculating that Iraq could have destroyed such weapons before or during the war.





"These things could have been taken and buried. They could have been transferred. They could have been destroyed," Dayton said. "That doesn't mean they weren't there in the first place."

The Iraq Survey Group also will investigate possible war crimes by Iraqis, links between Saddam's regime and terrorism and the fate of those missing in action or held prisoner since the 1991 Persian Gulf War (news - web sites).

Dayton said those other missions make sense because his team will be interrogating Iraqis who may know about all of those issues and because his analysts will be able to pull together clues on those matters.

"They're all interrelated," Dayton said. "We'll be connecting pieces that haven't been connected before."
32 posted on 05/30/2003 9:26:41 PM PDT by JustPiper (The universe is represented in every one of its particles- Emerson)
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To: notorious vrc
Won't work.
33 posted on 05/30/2003 9:27:38 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: cardinal4
If you're referring to support for the contra's that's one thing. But what in the heck business did we have selling missles to Iran?????
34 posted on 05/30/2003 9:30:03 PM PDT by Paraclete
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To: areafiftyone

President George W. Bush (news - web sites) and first lady Laura Bush arrive at Krakow-Balice International Airport in Krakow, Poland, Friday, May 30, 2003. Bush will visit the Auschwitz prison camp on Saturday and meet with Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, an early and staunch ally in the war on terrorism and American efforts to liberate Iraq (news - web sites). (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
35 posted on 05/30/2003 9:30:20 PM PDT by JustPiper (The universe is represented in every one of its particles- Emerson)
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To: Lady In Blue
My brother works for the State Department and is in Iraq right now, and he tells me something very simular to what your are saying. I mean WTF were those chemical suits found on the battle field for... Mosquito's?
36 posted on 05/30/2003 9:34:48 PM PDT by MJY1288 ("4" more in "04")
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To: streetpreacher
Mr. Bush stated early on that we were going to rout the terrorists from their lairs and that countries who fed them, paid them, hid them, or gave comfort to them would be on our list, too. Taking out Saddam was a key step in ridding the ME of Islamists. There will be other steps. The President also said this could take as long as thirty years. Iraq is just one step in a very long and complicated process. The world is changing for the better because Mr. Bush has the courage to see the problem and do something about it. No need to get lost in the details.
37 posted on 05/30/2003 9:35:41 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all things that need to be done need to be done by the government.)
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To: streetpreacher; areafiftyone; Paraclete
You doubters ever hear of strategery? You are falling for the same trap that daschle, the media, and the other dumb dems have faller for time and time again in the past two years. You seriously think that Hussein didn't have WMDs, that this whole 12 year conflict was a ruse, and that three administrations and the UN were all wrong in their evidence of WMDs. The media is up in arms over this because the Democrats have absolutely no issues, and Bush must be beaten down about something. Why must our forces find these weapons in 30 days when the UN weapon inspectors would have been given 30 years?
38 posted on 05/30/2003 9:36:31 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ilgipper
THANK YOU!!!!!
39 posted on 05/30/2003 9:38:41 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: ilgipper
Bingo..... Bush is Chess not Checkers
40 posted on 05/30/2003 9:39:53 PM PDT by MJY1288 ("4" more in "04")
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To: Paraclete
But what in the heck business did we have selling missles to Iran?????

Because Iraq started winning the war.

41 posted on 05/30/2003 9:41:08 PM PDT by chudogg
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To: Paraclete
I worded that wrong, sorry. what I meant to say was of all the scandals that have plagued Presidents, Iran- Contra was at least altruistic. Yeah, I know, the road to hell and all that...but dems were able to get people fired over it. It was because of the dems hatred of Reagans vision of America that drove him to do it.(Blocking US funds to the Contras, which was purely partisan, unless Mitchell and the rest of the dems didnt care about the spread of communism in the Americas).
Dont blame Reagan for Iran Contra, like Casey, he believed........
42 posted on 05/30/2003 9:41:51 PM PDT by cardinal4 (The Senate Armed Services Comm; the Chinese pipeline into US secrets)
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To: ilgipper
Yes, forgive me for doubting. All the reports since the war ended that have not turned out positive about WMD. Yes, we have the mobile labs. That is something, but far below the whole story. As much as I'd like to believe our government is perfect and totally competetent, I'm too old to be so naieve. Something is amiss here or Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, and nearly every commander in the field I've read about wouldn't be lowering expectations or outright saying they haven't found anything.

Am I sorry we took out Saddam and hold Iraq -- heck no!

I just like the truth. From beginning to end. We're big boys and girls. We can take it.
43 posted on 05/30/2003 9:48:18 PM PDT by Paraclete
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To: John Beresford Tipton

Advanced Unit (Islam is Love)

44 posted on 05/30/2003 9:50:23 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Soddom has left the bunker.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
That looks like a 1988 model, which was based on a Chevrolet van chassis, and was powered by a V-6.

Yes, I looked it up.

45 posted on 05/30/2003 9:50:37 PM PDT by B Knotts
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To: areafiftyone
Dennis Miller was on fox the other night and said he thought anyone who said Saddam didn't have chemical weapons should have to drink a glass of water from the Tigris...funny guy, but its no joke. Its the truth. I think everyone(media)forgot about that. the Tigris is a large river, millions of gallons of water and it tested positive for several WMD type chemicals. (where's the ELF when you ned them)coughcough
46 posted on 05/30/2003 10:00:00 PM PDT by gdc61 (poor fishies)
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To: Paraclete
So far, US forces have examined about one-third of all the sites in Iraq that are known to have been connected to the production of weapons of mass destruction. The US is sending over additional investigators to assist an overburdened workforce. I think a little more time is in order, before anyone should jump to conclusions.

And the fact is there has been significant evidence already found that ties Saddam's regime to WMD's. Things like mobile bio labs, radioactive drums, poisonous chemicals turning up in the Euphrates, mustard gas canisters, atropine kits, protective suits, precursor materials, hollow warheads and several types of illegal missiles.

47 posted on 05/30/2003 10:00:09 PM PDT by Reagan Man
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To: areafiftyone
This is pure spin..we need to find the wmd - at least whatever left of it...

this wmd issue is troubling..did the cia, pentagon try to drum up the seriousness of the wmd to get us involve in iraq..they have a lot of questions need to answer..the real threat here is if next time there is some real wmd threat, no one, not even republicans will listen to these claims..

did the pentagon play a role in hyping the wmd cases here? how about the cia? where is the like of kristol? Rummy, Wolfowitz trying to talk the wmd issue down and backfired...right at the moment when gwb has to face the g8 leaders..tony blair put his career in trusting the wmd claims and all these talks from rummy/wolfowitz are not helping..why can't these people just stfu...if gwb was being lied to by the likes of chalabi, rumsfeld, wolfowitz, he better clean house fast or his 2004 re-election will be in trouble. all those funny stories from the pentagon - bunkers in dora farm, jesse lynch, second saddam strikes - what is going on here...the foot soldiers did a magnificant job, but i have serious doubt on what the intentions of rummy, wolfowitz are...and they are talking about regime chg in iran - NO FRIGGIN WAY if gwb wanna have second term..

48 posted on 05/30/2003 10:03:12 PM PDT by FRgal4u
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To: Paraclete
The real deal that's going on right now is INTERNATIONAL POLITICS. Jordan, Syria, France, Germany, Russia, and Libya all have their hands dirty in Iraq's WMD programs and we are holding all the cards right now. There is no reason for this administration to show it's hand until the time is right.

Anybody who is so sure that Iraq didn't have these WMD's and that Bush and Blair wanted war for some sinister reason should show us all how sure they are about this conspiracy theory, by bathing in the Tigris river. They should also stroll through those areas where our radiation detectors went off the scale, as well as explain why so many Iraqi scientist have been working in Lybia over the past few years

49 posted on 05/30/2003 10:03:45 PM PDT by MJY1288 ("4" more in "04")
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To: TheCrusader
I completely agree with your comments. I don't think the leader of any country is going to be candid about all the steps they take when trying to protect their citizens. If I play a little mind game and try to figure out what I would want to do if I was in charge of fighting a handful of countries that were producing religious fanatic that lived to kill Americans, I would want to have a toe hold in the region. It only takes a few minutes to get there, so I think President Bush does not intend to leave Iraq for a while. Yes, he will have to bring the country and the world along, but he will.
50 posted on 05/30/2003 10:04:18 PM PDT by RJayneJ
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