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URGENT: Joseph Wilson to Bill Moyers in Feb. interview war with Iraq not just about WMD!
NOW with Bill Moyers ^ | 7/14/03 | Interview transcript

Posted on 07/14/2003 5:58:16 PM PDT by Wolfstar

In Depth — Transcript, February 28, 2003, Bill Moyers talks with Joseph C. Wilson, IV

[BEGIN EXERPT]

MOYERS: You are calling for coercive inspections.

WILSON: That's right. Muscular disarmament, coercive inspections, coercive containment, whatever you want to call it. I don't think containment's the right word because we're really talking about disarmament.

MOYERS: Does it seem to you that the President, George Bush, is prepared to accept a disarmed Hussein? Or does he want a dead Hussein?

WILSON: I think he wants a dead Hussein. I don't think there's any doubt about it.

MOYERS: President Bush's recent speech to the American Enterprise Institute, he said, let me quote it to you. "The danger posed by Saddam Hussein and his weapons cannot be ignored or wished away." You agree with that?

WILSON: I agree with that. Sure. I...
MOYERS: "The danger must be confronted." You agree with that? "We would hope that the Iraqi regime will meet the demands of the United Nations and disarm fully and peacefully. If it does not, we are prepared to disarm Iraq by force. Either way, this danger will be removed. The safety of the American people depends on ending this direct and growing threat." You agree with that?

WILSON: I agree with that. Sure. The President goes on to say in that speech as he did in the State of the Union Address is we will liberate Iraq from a brutal dictator. All of which is true.

[ED. NOTE: This is the only time in the lengthy Moyers interview where Wilson mentions the State of the Union Address. At NO time did he mention any concerns about the sentence regarding British intelligence and Niger. The grousing about that sentence actually began shortly after the SOTUA and went nowhere. Now comes this sudden, new-found "concern" by a man with long ties to the Democrat Party.]

[SNIP]

MOYERS: You think war is inevitable?

WILSON: I think war is inevitable. Essentially, the speech that the President gave at the American Enterprise Institute was so much on the overthrow of the regime and the liberation of the Iraqi people that I suspect that Saddam understands that this is not about disarmament.


WILSON: But I think disarmament is only one of the objectives. And the President has touched repeatedly and more openly on the other objectives in recent speeches including this idea of liberating Iraq and liberating its people from a brutal dictator. And I agree that Saddam Hussein is a brutal dictator.

And I agree along with everybody else that the Iraqi people could — would well be far better off without Saddam Hussein. The problem really is a war which has us invading, conquering and then subsequently occupying Iraq may not achieve that liberation that we're talking about.

MOYERS: So this is not just about weapons of mass destruction.

WILSON: Oh, no, I think it's far more about re-growing the political map of the Middle East.

[SNIP]

MOYERS: Talk to me a moment about the notion of preemptive action and regime change. Preemptive action means an attack.

WILSON: That's right. That's right. We have historically reserved as part of our right of legitimate self-defense the authority to go in and take out an enemy before that enemy has an opportunity to take us out.

[END EXERPT]

(Excerpt) Read more at pbs.org ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: billmoyers; bushdoctrineunfold; iraq; josephwilson; warlist; whywefight; wmd
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To: Wolfstar; MeeknMing; JohnHuang2; Dog Gone; Dog; isthisnickcool; OKSooner; VOA; mhking; ...
Wolfstar -- Great research!

This is a must read for all of us!

PKM
21 posted on 07/14/2003 9:32:43 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: PhiKapMom
Thanks for the ping. I think this is a setup, and the Dems sprung the "trap" as soon as President Bush left the country. Worms that they are.
22 posted on 07/14/2003 9:37:41 PM PDT by Utah Girl
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To: PhiKapMom
One more item to prove what Joseph Wilson actaully is.

The real scandal is why did Joseph Wilson's wife, who is an operative in the CIA, recommend her husband for the sensitive job of investigating the Iraq/Niger Uranium connection when he has abdsolutely no experience in this area?

23 posted on 07/14/2003 9:38:23 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Joseph Wilson is a fraud and the whole world needs to know it)
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To: PhiKapMom
Thanks for the ping

BTW .. I don't know if this has been posted .. but I found this


War in Iraq:
Consequences
With Joseph C. Wilson
Former Acting Ambassador to Iraq
Thursday, April 3, 2003; 11 a.m. ET http://discuss.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/zforum/03/sp_iraq_wilson040303.htm
24 posted on 07/14/2003 9:38:39 PM PDT by Mo1 (Please help Free Republic and Donate Now !!!)
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To: Utah Girl
I was pretty convinced it was a set-up planned for his trip to Africa, but not I am totally convinced after reading this.

It is the only thing that makes sense. Believe the Clintons had this planned all along. In fact, I read in my email that Hillary has called for an investigation into Niger/State of the Union/Bush! Made me want to throw something!
25 posted on 07/14/2003 9:40:08 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: Wolfstar
Excellent find! Now if only the media would broadcast this.
My heart is pounding I am so angry about all of this!
26 posted on 07/14/2003 9:42:02 PM PDT by ladyinred (The left have blood on their hands.)
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To: PhiKapMom
BUMPING

BUT

GOOD

27 posted on 07/14/2003 9:43:45 PM PDT by deport (On a hot day don't kick a cow chip...... only democrat enablers..)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
No matter how often the Brits say they have other intelligence, or how often someone tells them the entire sentence the President uttered that fateful night, the media refuse to see the truth of the matter, and drone on hour after hour. Why is that do you suppose, since there is no media bias? </sarcasm>

I only wish the President would call a news conference and stand up once and for all to this pack of raving wolves. Tell them where to stuff it Mr. President!
28 posted on 07/14/2003 9:45:44 PM PDT by ladyinred (The left have blood on their hands.)
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To: deport
LOL
29 posted on 07/14/2003 9:47:08 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Joseph Wilson is a fraud and the whole world needs to know it)
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To: MJY1288
WOW! That is some news! Thanks for highlighting!
30 posted on 07/14/2003 9:47:20 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: All
Good discovery! I have a bunch more info about this whole controversy on my blog at http://www.tinyvital.com/blog/.

The demos are digging themselves into a hole on this.

And folks should ask: WHO forged the document and WHY?

See the blog....
31 posted on 07/14/2003 9:47:37 PM PDT by tornadochaser (blogger for Useful Fools http://www.tinyvital.com/blog/)
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To: Mo1
Thanks for posting -- I don't remember seeing that. I have to be truthful -- I hadn't even heard of Niger until all of this.
32 posted on 07/14/2003 9:48:14 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: tornadochaser
Thanks for posting that! Will bookmark to read tomorrow. We need to get all of this in one place!
33 posted on 07/14/2003 9:49:29 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: tornadochaser
BTW -- I love your poster on your site! Noticed your screen name -- Live in Norman, home of the National Storms Prediction Center!
34 posted on 07/14/2003 9:51:13 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: ladyinred
BTTT
35 posted on 07/14/2003 9:53:50 PM PDT by ladyinred (The left have blood on their hands.)
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To: PhiKapMom
Here is a link to Robert Novak's article today that talks of Joseph Wilson's Wife Valerie Plame who is an operative in the CIA

Joseph Wilson

36 posted on 07/14/2003 9:58:10 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Joseph Wilson is a fraud and the whole world needs to know it)
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To: PhiKapMom
Here is a snip

"Wilson never worked for the CIA, but his wife, Valerie Plame, is an Agency operative on weapons of mass destruction. Two senior administration officials told me Wilson's wife suggested sending him to Niger to investigate the Italian report. The CIA says its counter-proliferation officials selected Wilson and asked his wife to contact him. "I will not answer any question about my wife," Wilson told me."

37 posted on 07/14/2003 9:59:28 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Joseph Wilson is a fraud and the whole world needs to know it)
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To: MJY1288
WOW again! Thanks for the link! She was a CIA operative on WMD's and he gives intereviews? Wonder if she is the leak from the CIA to the media? The media keeps talking about CIA anonymous sources.
38 posted on 07/14/2003 10:03:16 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: PhiKapMom
If you read the response by the CIA on Wilson's findings, it's quite understandable why his report never made it anywhere, mush less the office of the Presidency.

IMHO his wife sent him on a vacation with a post it note that read "BTW honey, while you're there... would you mind looking into illegal Uranium sales to Iraq"

39 posted on 07/14/2003 10:07:46 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Joseph Wilson is a fraud and the whole world needs to know it)
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To: PhiKapMom
Is Mrs. Joseph Wilson Deep Throat?
40 posted on 07/14/2003 10:07:46 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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