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The Uranium Files- Iraq, Mr. Bush... and more-
various FR links | 07-15-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on 07/15/2003 4:28:30 PM PDT by backhoe
What Bush really said about Iraq -- excerpt from Bush's SOTU (REMINDER)(w. my major points about it)
White House ^ | January 28, 2003 | President George W. Bush
The Internet will spell the death of the Democrats.
For ages, they've been able to control public opinion via their lackeys in the media.
Now the public has access to the truth.
WHO LIED TO WHOM? (The Original Seymour Hersh Article About Uranium and Niger That Started It All!)
The New Yorker ^ | March 31, 2003 | Seymour M. Hersh
This seems to have been the first "mainstream" media attack on the Bush Administration regarding the Sixteen Words. I post it both for the sake of historical preservation, and in the hopes that someone here may be able to use the data within to trace how the RATS and the rest of the news media twisted and distorted he truth to create the giant nonevent that has the whole press corps salivating today.
Let's go with 16 WORDS
World Uranium production
South Africa is in the Top 10...
Here is the live thread where those of us watching the UN meet were making notes of what was being said. My link takes you to the exact post where the documents are first mentioned by freeper bvw. Note that by reading posts prior to that one, this mention does not top el Baradei's report and is mentioned in passing.
Tenet's statement
Let Them Eat Yellowcake - Reflections On A Failed Political Smear ^ | July 15, 2003 | William A. Mayer
And here is the section of the speech dealing with Iraq.
Fears of Nuclear Looting in Iraq ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2003 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
Media Fraud: Press Still Misreporting Uranium Claim as 'False' ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2003 2:34 p.m. EDT | Carl Limbacher and Staff
NRO ^ | 7/14/2003 | David Frum
Figures on how much Iraq purchased:
Rats Spin Has No End! | State Of The Union Speech
It's not 'SPIN'. It's LIES. Call a spade a spade, not a duck.
O.K., now I am confused. The liberal news media is excoriating Bush for some minor detail about uranium sales to iraq. On the other hand, greenpeace sends a "press release" to this new zealand website complaining that the locals are getting radiation poisoning from wallowing in uranium oxide...
Being an avid listener of the great talk radio host "Micheal Medved", I got a very clear distiction between what was said in the SOTU address and the edited version that was used for a campaign against Dubya...
IRAQ: Boiling Mad Over Bush - (The left is now up in arms about one sentence of SOTU)
The Washington Post ^ | Friday, July 11, 2003; 8:39 AM | Howard Kurtz
These idiots forgot 9/11. We don't. Neither does the president. We are war and the left continues sleep walking
The "He LIIIEEED. Impeach him" outcry you hear now on most of the radio and TV talk shows is obviously the brainchile of the DNC (if it can be accused ov having a brain), and is coming principally from RAT seminar callers...
The lap-dog media, baying with great voice, is trying to whip this up as something even worse than Nixon's Watergate. And few in the media can resist something they see as the next "Watergate"...
The public seems to yawn and view the whole episode with uninterested bemusement...

TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 16words; africa; bushdoctrineunfold; cuclear; frlibrarians; gabon; iraq; niger; nigerflap; nuclear; nukes; rats; southafrica; uranium; uraniumfiles; warlist; wmd
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To: MizSterious
I just listened to Hardball and my brain nearly blew out of my head from listening to Chris Matthews TWIST the words that Bush and the administration have actually said!
41 posted on 07/15/2003 5:24:40 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: backhoe
Tell them, well at least the wife, that you are doing this for the common good of Mankind!!!!

42 posted on 07/15/2003 5:25:08 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Recall Gray Davis and then start on the other Democrats)
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To: mystery-ak
but I got a sick feeling when the Rat said this is a death knell for Bush...

It's easy to get that sick feeling listening to their hellish cacophany, but don't let them get you down.

The Fox roundtable was unanimous (totally separate from this other punditry I passed along and does include Mort and Mara!) that the dems are vastly overreaching in their accusations, that they're overplaying their hand and that it is in no way going to bring down President Bush. They had all heard dems jumping with glee saying this was the end and they said "No way". Which is true--Bush has done nothing wrong, which is a major requirement to bring him down.

If my sister is typical (not a freeper, catches the Today Show and Tom Brokaw and skims headlines for news) she was repelled by the media assault and emailed me saying she knew President Bush is honest and why were the press all acting like such jerks?

43 posted on 07/15/2003 5:27:10 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: cyncooper
Im worried...Im never gonna make it through the election...LOL
44 posted on 07/15/2003 5:30:35 PM PDT by mystery-ak (The War is not over for me until my hubby's boots hit U.S. soil.)
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To: mystery-ak
I am DREADING this election if this is a portent of things to come.

45 posted on 07/15/2003 5:33:37 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: Howlin; backhoe
Thanks much. I have a lot of catching up to do.
46 posted on 07/15/2003 5:34:38 PM PDT by reformed_democrat
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To: backhoe; Peach
Many thanks for this keeper. Proof that they're all 2 faced as h*ll.
47 posted on 07/15/2003 5:35:14 PM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: Dog
Is this it?

Did anyone else see E. D. on Fox and Friends this morning ask Sen. Bob Grahm why he stated in Oct. 2002 that Iraq was seeking uranium. He mumbled like an old fool. This ain't over yet.

5 posted on 07/15/2003 2:09 PM EDT by arkfreepdom

48 posted on 07/15/2003 5:35:39 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Marxist DemocRATS, Nader-Greens, and Religious KOOKS = a clear and present danger to our Freedoms.)
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To: cyncooper
It's a fight for THEIR lives.
49 posted on 07/15/2003 5:35:50 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Carolinamom
It's a great thread. Question to Freepers: I save a lot of threads like this to my favorites in my computer. What is the advantage/disadvantage of that vs. saving/bookmarking to Free Republic page?
50 posted on 07/15/2003 5:36:14 PM PDT by Peach
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To: Peach; Dog; backhoe; FairOpinion
Here is a list of quotes I have. There are a couple of Graham quotes among them:

"Saddam Hussein has stockpiled, weaponized, and used chemical and biological weapons. And he has made no secret of his desire to acquire nuclear weapons. He has ignored international agreements and frustrated the efforts of international inspectors, and his ambitions today are as unrelenting as they have ever been.

We do know, however, that Iraq has weaponized thousands of gallons of anthrax and other deadly biological agents. We know that Iraq maintains stockpiles of some of world’s deadliest chemical weapons, including VX, sarin and mustard gas. We know that Iraq is developing deadlier ways to deliver these horrible weapons, including unmanned drones and long-range ballistic missiles. And we know that Saddam Hussein is committed to one day possessing nuclear weapons.

If that should happen, instead of simply bullying the Gulf region, he could dominate it. Instead of threatening only his neighbors, he would become a grave threat to US security and to global security. The threat posed by Saddam Hussein may not be imminent. But it is real. It is growing. And it cannot be ignored." -- Tom Daschle, October 11, 2002

"[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

"This December will mark three years since United Nations inspectors last visited Iraq. There is no doubt that since that time, Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated 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 refine 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." -- From a December 6, 2001 letter signed by Bob Graham, Joe Lieberman, Harold Ford, & Tom Lantos among others

"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

"Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement." -- Barbara Boxer, November 8, 2002

"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

"Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel.

For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more.

We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal." -- John Edwards, Oct 10, 2002

"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

"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." -- John F. Kerry, Oct 2002

"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 mandates of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them." -- Carl Levin, Sept 19, 2002

"Over the years, Iraq has worked to develop nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. During 1991 - 1994, despite Iraq's denials, U.N. inspectors discovered and dismantled a large network of nuclear facilities that Iraq was using to develop nuclear weapons.

Various reports indicate that Iraq is still actively pursuing nuclear weapons capability.

There is no reason to think otherwise.

Beyond nuclear weapons, Iraq has actively pursued biological and chemical weapons.U.N. inspectors have said that Iraq's claims about biological weapons is neither credible nor verifiable.

In 1986, Iraq used chemical weapons against Iran, and later, against its own Kurdish population. While weapons inspections have been successful in the past, there have been no inspections since the end of 1998.

There can be no doubt that Iraq has continued to pursue its goal of obtaining weapons of mass destruction." -- Patty Murray, October 9, 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

"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.

And that may happen sooner if he can obtain access to enriched uranium from foreign sources -- something that is not that difficult in the current world.

We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction." -- John Rockefeller, Oct 10, 2002

"Saddam’s existing biological and chemical weapons capabilities pose a very real threat to America, now.

Saddam has used chemical weapons before, both against Iraq’s enemies and against his own people.

He is working to develop delivery systems like missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles that could bring these deadly weapons against U.S. forces and U.S. facilities in the Middle East." -- John Rockefeller, Oct 10, 2002

"Whether one agrees or disagrees with the Administration’s policy towards Iraq, I don’t think there can be any question about Saddam’s conduct.

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.

He lies and cheats; he snubs the mandate and authority of international weapons inspectors; and he games the system to keep buying time against enforcement of the just and legitimate demands of the United Nations, the Security Council, the United States and our allies.

Those are simply the facts." -- Henry Waxman, Oct 10, 2002

President Bush, in his most recent State of the Union address this Spring, 2003, said this, EXCERPTED:

"Some have said we must not act until the threat is imminent. Since when have terrorists and tyrants announced their intentions, politely putting us on notice before they strike?"

Please find that video clip and play it as a rebuttal of Graham's lie.

Here other salient quotes excerpted from President Bush's speech aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln:

"Our war against terror is proceeding according to principles that I have made clear to all:

Any person involved in committing or planning terrorist attacks against the American people becomes an enemy of this country, and a target of American justice.

Any person, organization, or government that supports, protects, or harbors terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent, and equally guilty of terrorist crimes.

Any outlaw regime that has ties to terrorist groups and SEEKS or possesses weapons of mass destruction is a grave danger to the civilized world -- and will be confronted."

51 posted on 07/15/2003 6:01:01 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Marxist DemocRATS, Nader-Greens, and Religious KOOKS = a clear and present danger to our Freedoms.)
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To: backhoe
Thank you so much for posting all of the links. I have read most of them now and feel even more outrage at the feeding frenzy going on in the media. I believe Bush was royally set up by the left. I can only hope that the truth will finally make it's way to the public. If it does, the rats will deeply regret this as no way will the people like this.
52 posted on 07/15/2003 6:13:52 PM PDT by ladyinred (The left have blood on their hands.)
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To: Howlin
They smell blood, They have done this before just to get hit over the head with a 2X4, It's gonna happen again..... you watch. Look for Tony Blair and Bush to give a joint press conference with some bad news for the RATS
53 posted on 07/15/2003 6:14:56 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Joseph Wilson is a fraud and the whole world needs to know it)
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To: Matchett-PI
Great list of quotes; thank you.
54 posted on 07/15/2003 6:19:18 PM PDT by Peach
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To: MJY1288
Please be right.
55 posted on 07/15/2003 6:27:06 PM PDT by mystery-ak (The War is not over for me until my hubby's boots hit U.S. soil.)
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To: backhoe; Howlin; Ernest_at_the_Beach
"The Internet will spell the death of the Democrats."

LOL! No, backhoe...YOU will be the death of the Democrats! ;o)

Thank you so much for putting all of these links in one thread. I was out of town all last week and am having a devil of a time trying to catch up. This helps me tremendously! It's much appreciated. ;o)

Thanks for the pings, Howlin and Ernest! I appreciate you two pointing me to this thread.

BTW, Howlin, do you still have the pics of Edwards at Figure Eight?

56 posted on 07/15/2003 6:32:22 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Saddam Hussein has made the case against himself---President Bush, September 2002)
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To: mystery-ak
Bush will go to Texas for a month. The media needs to be punished!
57 posted on 07/15/2003 6:33:19 PM PDT by OldFriend ((BUSH/CHENEY 2004))
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To: OldFriend
"Bush will go to Texas for a month. The media needs to be punished!"

LOL! I just returned from Hillsboro, TX, which is pretty close to Crawford.

Believe me, if Bush really does want to punish the media, there's no place better than that. It's hot as blazes there!

58 posted on 07/15/2003 6:36:33 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Saddam Hussein has made the case against himself---President Bush, September 2002)
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To: mystery-ak
Remember this my friend, WE HAVE THE FACTS ON OUR SIDE, The president did not lie to us, he did not mislead us, and he did not lead into a war on false pretenses. The American people are smarter than you think, they are generally a forgiving people when it comes to honest mistakes and even more forgivable when it comes to a President who is doing all he can to protect us.

My Father (God rest his soul) always told me, in his slow deliberate voice, these words that I have never forgotten....

"Son,... You can run from the truth, You can hide from the truth, You can ignore the truth, You can deny it exist.... But in the end, the truth is always there and it always wins"

These lies by the democrats aren't even good ones :-)

Have faith my friend God and the truth is on our side

59 posted on 07/15/2003 6:37:32 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Joseph Wilson is a fraud and the whole world needs to know it)
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To: OldFriend
LOL, And take them for long walks at dusk
60 posted on 07/15/2003 6:38:15 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Joseph Wilson is a fraud and the whole world needs to know it)
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