Skip to comments.October Surprise Foiled
Posted on 10/26/2004 4:39:51 AM PDT by NotchJohnson
OK .. I GET A BIT "I TOLD YOU SO TODAY"
Yesterday the news broke about 380 tons of explosives that disappeared in Iraq. The International Atomic Energy Agency was raising quite a fuss over this, as was the American mainstream media. Boy oh boy, did the media love this story. After all, it really looked bad for Bush, didn't it? ABC and CBS hammered the story, as did MSNBC. But CNN? Wow! Did CNN love this story. They covered it at least 50 times yesterday.
Then, of course, we had the Kerry campaign jumping on the story. The Poodle called it one of the greatest blunders of Iraq. He slammed Bush for, as he put it, "failing to guard" the stockpile of explosives.
In yesterday's Nealz Nuze I wrote the following:
The IAEA says that they were monitoring the explosives prior to the war. Now they're gone. The IAEA doesn't know when they disappeared. They can't say that Saddam didn't remove them before the American invasion. They can't say that Saddam's soldiers didn't move them to another location after the invasion began. They just don't know.
Oh, you should have seen the email. I was a Bush crony. I was making weak excuses for Bush's failures in Iraq. I didn't do my homework. I was lying. Blah blah blah.
Well ... here's your "I told you so."
Last night we get a report on NBC news that the explosives were already missing when U.S. troops arrived at the storage location on April 10, 2003. The last time the IAEA saw the explosives was three months earlier in January of 2003. There is no way to know just when the explosives were removed. Sometime after the IAEA saw them in January and before American troops got there in April. Obviously this isn't a case of Bush failing to "guard" the explosives. By the time our troops got there they weren't there to guard. In other words, nobody failed to guard anything and there was nothing we could have done about it. They were gone when we got there.
Well .. .hold on. There is something we could have done about it. We could have invaded earlier! Get in there before the Iraqis had a chance to hide the explosives! Is that what the Kerry supporters are saying we should have done?
This was a "get Bush" story from the beginning. There have been some problems between the Bush White House and the head of the IAEA. This was supposed to be the "October Surprise." Drudge is reporting this morning that CBS was hoping to run with this story on Sunday's 60 Minutes ... two days before the election. The New York Times beat them to the punch ... and, unfortunately for the designs of the leftist press, in time for the truth to come out.
CBS is ignoring the NBC story.
Nothin' like a good game of rope-a-dope.
Since when does truth matter to CBS?
Some days it stinks to be a flack.
Yes, the MSM is trying hard to ignore it. Fox News and Friends was outraged by the terrible reporting by the NYT. We'll see what Poodle and Breck Girl say, but if i were Bush I would hang this goose around Kerry as evidence of his lies and as evidence of saying and doing anything to get elected.
When your enemy is beating himself up, get out of his way.
CBS won't do any retracting. They are still sore from Memogate. It is the NYTimes who has the most online. I think all they will do is keep spinning the story and hope something else turns up or let it fizzle.
I detest those two flacks.....they are both Clinton bathwater drinkers.
"CBS is ignoring the NBC story"
From what I hear this a.m., NBC is ignoring the NBC story.
With a cluster, but they did pull in their horns and tried to
talk about other issues. I wonder how hard Kerry will hit this today, if at all.
The NY Times was so anxious to help Kerry in this campaign that they released this stale information a week too early. If they released it next Sunday, it might have had an effect since there would be almost no time to refute it.
Watching the Today Show this morning, it appears NBC is ignoring NBC's story.
Matt to Tim: "How does this 'missing weapons' story affect the election?"
Tim to Matt: "It affects it a lot, Matt. It dominated yesterday's news cycle and allows the Kerry team to put Bush on the defensive."
dem response: LALALALALALALA I CANT HEAR YOUUUUU LALALALALAA!!!
You beat me by 61 seconds.
Not only that but they know Clinton always pee'd in the tub.
Fox and Friends discussed this. Mentioned NBC embed who was with the Army, and mentioned that the IAEA guy had told the UN BEFORE the war. The story is on the front page of the NYT, without the NBC report.
This was a blatant attempt by the U.N. to influence our election. Time to kick the U.N. out of the U.S.
Now that the public knows that these news outlets are dedicated to a one party system, what should we do with them after the Democrats loose this time?
They are sacrificing security for one party. Something needs to be done.
I distinctly remember hearing media reports from Iraq in the opening phase of the invasion about long convoys of heavy trucks heading from Baghdad to the Syrian border. I haven't heard anything, or very little anyway, about that since early in the war. I still believe Syria has most of Saddam's munitions, including WMD, hidden somewhere in that country.
Jamie Rubin was saying on Fox and Friends that the problem was we did not send in enough troops. Then, he was arguing that Bush should have overrode his commander on the ground. I mean these guys are desperate. And, the more they talk about insufficient troops, the more it sounds like the Demos would consider a draft.
Chad "Chucky" Clanton would have continued to act as if the story were true and Lawrence O'Donnell would have screamed "liar" for 3 minutes. They sent out the wrong crew.
Any suggestions? The suggestions I have can't be posted lest the FBI come and arrest me. Not that I would personally do anything (disclaimer) but I can at least use my imagination can't I? ;-]
Another CLASSIC case of guilt by accusation. The truth didn't matter, only the accusation. And once again, the MSM jackals run full tilt with the story, without adequate corroboration, as long as they had any chance of smearing President Bush. The decades long practice of MSM lies, smears, and propaganda against Republicans continues.
The old change the subject play. Rubin is a smooth one. The casual listener may not have noticed except for the Fox and Friends crew pounding on them.
Actually, the story was on the front page of the Times yesterday, and today there is no mention of the story or the NBC findings...
Re: CBS ignoring the NBC story--
Sounds like NBC is ignoring the NBC story! Based on that previous post about today's Today show, Tim Russert is still referring to the missing weapons as an embarrassment. No mention of the discovery that they were missing *before* the US got there.
Speaking of surprises, if I were Rove and Gillespie I think I would send out some subtle warnings to the Kerry people that they will be unleashing some dirt of their own if the Dems have any dirty tricks up their sleeves in the next 5 days.
After Pat B. read the this won't happen again letter on air at the end of Scarborough last night, I think O'Donnell will lay low. I don't think he can come out swinging so soon after his wrist slap.
While he's taking a bath as well!!
Whoops, Democrat media caught with political pants down, Clinton style!
With only a week to go before the election liberal media provides bogus report to Democrats delight.
More than outrage, American citizens are awakening this morning to an emotion not yet described. Fearfully stated, never during a national election season has such deception and propaganda been purposely perpetrated on American citizens. It is apparent that media sources both large and small, all across the nation decided to take the elections outcome into their own hands through any means possible. With urgency, they placed an unsubstantiated story into the mix, hope against hope it would make a difference in seeing to the demise of President Bush.
Without waiting for the CBSs 60 Minute program to break the tale on October 31, New York Times provided bogus story for desperate Democrats. John F. Kerry and former President Clinton pompously strolled onto the stage yesterday, arrogantly informing their supporters that under President Bushs watch a huge cache of explosives vanished from site in Iraq. The problem, his words were false, the cache had vanished from site before troops arrived. How do we know this? NBC embedded reporters that arrived on the scene with US troops during the war found no cache of explosives as described.
Just when is a lie not a lie? How perfect that Clintons appearance and this national lie would arrive on the same day.
Will we allow Democrats and their national media to steal our vote and voice? Please consider this unprecedented fraud a tool of destruction and vote against it with great gusto. The Democrats with support of the media must not be the victor in this game of deceit.
Send NY Times editorial fraud complaints to:
MSNBC is ignoring the NBC story.
So is FOX.
Well don't forget, it's the "seriousness of the allegations" don-cha know. Kinda reminds me of Little Juan Williams on FNS talking about how Bush has to "respond" to CBS' made-up National Guard allegations.
Looks like we should have invaded Iraq sooner.
That is not true about Fox. They have been pounding on this all morning.
That is exactly what I heard this morning. NBC/MSMBC are slanting their OWN story for Kerry. They have dropped mention of the timeline! And are heavy on the emphasizing the missing part and how embarrassing it is!
The MSM is starting its final push to elect Kerry. We will start hearing the talk that momentum has swung in the direction of Kerry and the media-sponsored polls will start reflecting a Kerry shift. There is no objectivity, just bias and partisanship from the MSM. It is a sad state of affairs.
That's exactly what I said to Hubby.
My gosh, I can hardly wait until this election is over so we can get on with the lawsuits, recounts and screams of rage from the Left!
ED held up the paper. I thought she said it was today's.
Glad they caught up!
They missed last night, long after it was available.
(I knew, why didn't they)
Fox doesn't have anything on the web page yet, BUT the Fox and Friends team is hammering the NYT lie with the corrected information from NBC quite a bit, this morning.