Skip to comments.LIVE THREAD: Rumsfeld's Press brief from the Pentagon..live on C-span 1, 1:15 PM est
Posted on 11/15/2005 10:06:01 AM PST by ken5050
The Senate has head their fun today. Now we get to hear Rummy's take on events. Should be interesting..MSM will be in full cry..
Suited up, locked n loaded!
Well you have to ask the Senate Leadership why they thought they needed to vote on something we all ready are doing.
Wish he would say it, he will not.
has Rumsfeld mentioned this morning's STUNT?
I am at work. What's his point today?
WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Tuesday joined President George W. Bush's counter-offensive against Iraq war critics, retracing what Rumsfeld called the "actual history" of U.S. involvement in Iraq.
Bush has twice in recent days ripped into Democrats who have accused the Republican president and other top administration officials, including Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney, of manipulating intelligence on weapons of mass destruction to justify the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
No such weapons were found and the Bush administration has been hounded by Democratic critics over its use of prewar intelligence as public support for the war wanes amid rising U.S. casualties.
Echoing Bush's stance that the administration was not alone in believing Iraq posed a threat, Rumsfeld quoted former President Bill Clinton and senior Clinton administration officials as warning in 1998 that then-Iraqi President Saddam Hussein planned to use weapons of mass destruction.
In remarks prepared for delivery to a later news conference, the defense secretary quoted Clinton as saying in 1998 in an address that "other countries possess weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles."
"With Saddam, there is one big difference: he has used them ... the international community had little doubt then, and I have no doubt today, that left unchecked Saddam Hussein will use these terrible weapons again," Clinton added shortly after he ordered limited military action against Iraq in response to Baghdad's decision to expel U.N. weapons inspectors.
Bump - Thanks for the ping.
Rummy's on C-SPAN RADIO
not on Cspan 1 here but CNN is now playing part now - he just mentioned the Iraq Liberation Act which Pre BILL CLINTON signed & Congress approved - he's now quoting Al Gore - GO Rummy
Oh, C-span1 picked him up now.
Also on cspan 1 tv.
Rummy quoting "Burglar" and other Dems!
Woo-Hoo....namin' names and keeping score...! (Can't say it the other way..!)
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.