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If the Bush Admin. Lied About WMD, So Did These People
Right Wing News ^ | 6/11/03 | John Hawkins

Posted on 06/11/2003 2:03:28 PM PDT by Political Numbers Guy

If The Bush Administration Lied About WMD, So Did These People: Since we haven't found WMD in Iraq yet, a lot of the anti-war/anti-Bush crowd is claiming that the Bush administration lied about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. The story being floated now is that Saddam had no WMD (or almost none) and that the Bush administration lied about the WMD threat.

Well, if the Bush administration lied, there sure are a lot of Democrats who told the same lies since the inspectors pulled out of Iraq in 1998. Here are just a few examples of what I'm talking about...

"[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." -- From a letter signed by Joe Lieberman, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara A. Milulski, Tom Daschle, & John Kerry among others on October 9, 1998

"Saddam's goal ... is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed." -- Madeline Albright, 1998

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retained 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 capability. Intelligence reports also indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons, but has not yet achieved nuclear capability." -- Robert Byrd, October 2002

"What is at stake is how to answer the potential threat Iraq represents with the risk of proliferation of WMD. Baghdad's regime did use such weapons in the past. Today, a number of evidences may lead to think that, over the past four years, in the absence of international inspectors, this country has continued armament programs." -- Jacques Chirac, October 16, 2002

"The community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now: a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists. If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow." -- Bill Clinton in 1998

"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, 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 will continue to increase his capacity 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." -- Hillary Clinton, October 10, 2002

"I am absolutely convinced that there are weapons...I saw evidence back in 1998 when we would see the inspectors being barred from gaining entry into a warehouse for three hours with trucks rolling up and then moving those trucks out." -- Clinton's Secretary of Defense William Cohen in April of 2003

"Iraq is not the only nation in the world to possess weapons of mass destruction, but it is the only nation with a leader who has used them against his own people." -- Tom Daschle in 1998

"I share the administration's goals in dealing with Iraq and its weapons of mass destruction." -- Dick Gephardt in September of 2002

"Iraq does pose a serious threat to the stability of the Persian Gulf and we should organize an international coalition to eliminate his access to weapons of mass destruction. Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to completely deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." -- Al Gore, 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." -- Bob Graham, December 2002

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." -- Ted Kennedy, September 27, 2002

"As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. 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." -- Nancy Pelosi, December 16, 1998

"Even today, Iraq is not nearly disarmed. Based on highly credible intelligence, UNSCOM [the U.N. weapons inspectors] suspects that Iraq still has biological agents like anthrax, botulinum toxin, and clostridium perfringens in sufficient quantity to fill several dozen bombs and ballistic missile warheads, as well as the means to continue manufacturing these deadly agents. Iraq probably retains several tons of the highly toxic VX substance, as well as sarin nerve gas and mustard gas. This agent is stored in artillery shells, bombs, and ballistic missile warheads. And Iraq retains significant dual-use industrial infrastructure that can be used to rapidly reconstitute large-scale chemical weapons production." -- Ex-Un Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter in 1998

John Hawkins | 11:17 AM | Comments (31) | TrackBack (7)


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bushdoctrineunfold; democrats; iraq; warlist; wmd
A nice, concise summary of quotes from all the Democrats who were sure that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction.
1 posted on 06/11/2003 2:03:28 PM PDT by Political Numbers Guy
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To: Political Numbers Guy
Thank you for the compilation. This is a keeper. Fox Alert!
2 posted on 06/11/2003 2:04:59 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: Political Numbers Guy
Conservatives are once more suckered by the "sex". We should be using the Clinton-show to explain the real Clinton legacy: their threat to our national security.
CENTCOM - Daily:
*COALITION EFFORTS AID IRAQ’S RECOVERY (June 11, 2003)
*COALITION AND IRAQI POLICE WORK TO MAKE IRAQ SECURE (June 11, 2003)
 
Tales of Saddam's Brutality [lengthy, graphic, White House websight] (includes lengthy press/Senate e-mail contact list) 
White House -> various press. ^ | Updated regularly, latest - June 3, 2003
 
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***Operation Infinite Freedom - Sit Room - 11 JUN 03/Day 84***

3 posted on 06/11/2003 2:13:54 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl ("The American people are proud of you and God bless each of you." Rummy to troops in Iraq)
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To: Political Numbers Guy
bump for later
4 posted on 06/11/2003 2:15:24 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Go Fast, Turn Left!)
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To: Political Numbers Guy
BTTT
5 posted on 06/11/2003 2:17:27 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: Political Numbers Guy
Which leads to another question.. if all of the saw the same intellegence.. and all believed it. Was the CIA and DIA full of crap?
6 posted on 06/11/2003 2:24:10 PM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: Political Numbers Guy
As an add on to the last post. Did it become harder for the CIA and DIA to estimate the weapons of mass destruction? Was Iraq able to hide the facts better in 2003 then back in 1998? Was funding of CIA and DIA a problem? You could go a million different directions with this. But a quote from Democrats in 1998 has no bearing on 2003. Now Hillary and Bill and other leading Democrats saying that intellengce still shows they have them in 2002-2003 does and that all leads to the questions above.
7 posted on 06/11/2003 2:28:08 PM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: Political Numbers Guy
Hehehehehehe..........they can't hide any more!
8 posted on 06/11/2003 2:33:12 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Political Numbers Guy
ALSO POSTED HERE

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/927069/posts
9 posted on 06/11/2003 2:34:08 PM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: Political Numbers Guy
Of course this recent attack on the President is bovine excrement, but it's pretty much all they got right now. The economy is charging to a real rebound and the war on terror is going as well as can be expected, so the RATS are losing it. They are throwing sh!t against the wall to see if it sticks. The only trouble with that is that sh!t only sticks on that wall if it's fresh, smelly and soft (that's not my opinion folks, it's the laws of physics). That means that you will always, always get some on yourself.
10 posted on 06/11/2003 2:35:25 PM PDT by timydnuc (FR)
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To: Political Numbers Guy
Bump for later find.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}
11 posted on 06/11/2003 2:36:10 PM PDT by alfa6 (GNY Highway's Rules: Improvise; Adapt; Overcome)
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To: Political Numbers Guy
The Bush admin didn't lie, plenty of highly radioactive material found around Iraq.
12 posted on 06/11/2003 3:02:39 PM PDT by weikel (Baghdad Bob for DNC chairman, Sharpton for Dem nominee)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Thanks for the excellent summary!
13 posted on 06/11/2003 3:23:43 PM PDT by eleni121
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; FairOpinion
FYI
14 posted on 06/11/2003 3:26:43 PM PDT by MizSterious (Support whirled peas!)
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To: weikel
And chemicals in the river?
15 posted on 06/11/2003 3:27:38 PM PDT by BabsC
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To: alfa6
bttt
16 posted on 06/11/2003 3:30:38 PM PDT by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: linn37
BUMP
17 posted on 06/11/2003 3:44:12 PM PDT by Fpimentel
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To: MizSterious
Here is another article about the same topic & a recent Gephardt quote, that everyone knew Iraq had WMD.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/927241/posts
18 posted on 06/11/2003 3:48:03 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: Political Numbers Guy
Outstanding!

Big bump!
19 posted on 06/11/2003 3:49:39 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (Unions and Marxists say, " Workers of the world unite!")
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To: BabsC
Didn't know about that. Surely the Bush crime family had them dumped there( sarcasm).
20 posted on 06/11/2003 4:16:45 PM PDT by weikel (Baghdad Bob for DNC chairman, Sharpton for Dem nominee)
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To: Almondjoy
Which leads to another question.. if all of the saw the same intellegence.. and all believed it. Was the CIA and DIA full of crap?

No, another question, all these people saw the secrete intelligence info, and knew it earlier, what made them seem to forget??? Could it be politics???? They are all lying sacks of sh*t, demoncrapts trying to make Mr. Bush look bad, it ain't gonna work, dipsh*ts. Your words are out there, you knew it then, but you are questioning it now???? You talked big then, but now with a wildly popular REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT, you seem to have forgotten. F*ck you and a monkeypox on you and yours. You disshonest dolts.
21 posted on 06/11/2003 7:07:53 PM PDT by Ethyl
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To: Political Numbers Guy
Joe Lieberman, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara A. Milulski, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, Madeline Albright, Robert Byrd, Jacques Chirac, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Tom Daschle, Dick Gephardt, Al Gore, Bob Graham, Ted Kennedy, and Nancy Pelosi. All proven Liers. I don't believe Bush, and I don't believe these clowns. Try again.

It is a fact that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, They used chemical weapons in the Iran Iraq war, and in attacks against the Kurds and others after the First Persian Gulf War. He also had a nuclear program, a program what was ended by the Isrealis. However, between the attacks following the First Persian Gulf war and the Second Persian Gulf War, Saddam somehow got rid of his entire weapons program. It's not a matter of Saddam having a weapons program and weapons in Iraq, he clearly does not, It's a matter of where did his weapons go during the 90's.

22 posted on 06/11/2003 8:22:48 PM PDT by theKing
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To: MizSterious; *war_list; W.O.T.; *Bush Doctrine Unfold
Thanks for the ping!

OFFICIAL BUMP(TOPIC)LIST

23 posted on 06/11/2003 9:49:20 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Where is Saddam? and his Weapons of Mass Destruction?)
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To: Political Numbers Guy
Bump
24 posted on 06/12/2003 4:57:25 AM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: Ethyl
Can you really be sure the CIA and DIA weren't just guessing?
25 posted on 06/12/2003 2:44:08 PM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: Political Numbers Guy
"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, 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 will continue to increase his capacity 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."

-- Hillary Clinton, October 10, 2002
26 posted on 06/13/2003 8:46:34 AM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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Can somebody summarise this thread for me? It seems to be saying that either Bush lied or Bush and the democrats lied.


27 posted on 04/24/2005 10:22:14 PM PDT by curiosity killed the cat
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To: curiosity killed the cat

I'll summarize it for you: You are trolling.


28 posted on 04/25/2005 4:47:37 AM PDT by Darksheare (You too can own your very own Bad Idea by Darksheare! Inquire within!)
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