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  • Al-Afari And Away: Ignoring the Saddam-ISIS link

    03/22/2016 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 18 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | March 22, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Al-Afari And Away: Ignoring the Saddam-ISIS link by Daniel Clark During two Republican primary debates, presidential frontrunner Donald Trump claimed that Saddam Hussein had been an enemy of Islamic terrorism, and argued that he should have been left in power to kill terrorists, so that our soldiers didn't have to. Considering that, one might think a reminder of Saddam's moustache-deep involvement in terrorism, along with the fact that he'd retained an active chemical weapons program between wars, would be a major news story. One might even expect that a story about a former member of Saddam’s regime helping ISIS to...
  • Gone With The WMD: Recalling the fleeting facts about Iraq

    11/27/2014 10:08:47 AM PST · by Daniel Clark · 8 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 26, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Gone With The WMD: Recalling the fleeting facts about Iraq by Daniel Clark The Ocober 14th New York Times story revealing a stockpile of 5,000 chemical weapons in Iraq was not news. That’s why baffled conservatives like National Review’s Deroy Murdock are mistaken when they wonder why George W. Bush would “cover up” this information. The bulk of these pre-1991 weapons were stored at Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons facility in al-Muthanna, and had actually been declared to the United Nations at the end of that conflict. The existence of al-Muthanna’s chemical weapons stockpile had been revealed in the Duelfer Report...
  • The 550 Tons of Yellowcake

    07/08/2008 10:35:21 AM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies · 613+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7/8/08 | Randall Hoven
    For years, the media and Democrats have sold the public an understanding that Gerorge W. Bush fabricated a story that Saddam Hussein had a WMD program in order to justify invading Iraq, which invasion then becomes "based on a lie." About 550 metric tons of yellowcake concentrated uranium were recently shipped out of Iraq. It had been part of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program. That much was recently reported by the Associated Press . I wrote an article for American Thinker that commented on that story the day it appeared. That yellowcake stockpile pre-dated 1991, and had been under the UN's...
  • In Search of Saddam Hussein's WMD: The Documents Tell the Story pt 5 of 5

    04/07/2006 8:34:13 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 13 replies · 1,302+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 040706 | Sam Pender
    What exactly was moved out of Iraq? Two weeks before the war started, Hans Blix presented a report called, Unresolved Disarmament Issues. For those who don't trust or believe the Bush Administration's claims about WMD, this report is a much better description of the alleged threat that Saddam's Regime posed. After the war, the Iraq Survey Group scoured the country looking to answer the Unresolved Disarmament Issues and to assess the threat of WMD posed by Saddam's regime. Combined, the before and after reports are a little under 1200 pages. The difference between the two-that is to say the Remaining...
  • In Search of Saddam Hussein's WMD: Saddam’s “Special Weapons” pt 4 of 5

    04/06/2006 1:04:07 PM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 10 replies · 1,058+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 040606 | Sam Pender
    Saddam's "Special Weapons" went by air to Syria, Belarus, and possibly Russia and Libya as well. They went by ground to Syria, and they went by sea to points unreported. The plan was called "Sarindar" ("Emergency Exit"), and it wasn't much different in general strategic terms from the American flight from South Vietnam. Just as U.S. embassy officials shredded and burned documents when Saigon fell, and again in Tehran, Kabul, and a dozen other fallen nations, the Russians and others did what they could to move, hide, and/or destroy their sensitive documents, equipment that they'd provided to Saddam's Regime, as...
  • In Search of Saddam Hussein’s WMD: Russian Intelligence, Belarus & Highway 11 Part 3 of 5

    04/05/2006 6:25:51 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 27 replies · 1,622+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 040506 | Sam Pender
    The 1990-2003 War Against Saddam has millions of untold stories. Perhaps one of the most important happened at the onset of the invasion. On the evening of March 22 there are several reports that Russians were witness to an American airborne assault near the Syrian/Jordanian/Iraq border, on or near Highway 11, and in the vicinity of Akashat. Allegedly American airborne troops and/or Special Forces were trying to seize some of Saddam’s WMD on its way into Syria. They were detected by Iraqi forces, surrounded, and as many as 30 were killed or captured. Forces from Jordan were sent to provide...
  • In Search of Saddam Hussein’s WMD: The Russian Connection Part 2 of 5

    04/04/2006 7:18:43 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 18 replies · 1,040+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 040406 | Sam Pender
    In December 2002, Russia’s Middle East envoy, Yevgeny Primakov (former Russian Intelligence Chief), flew to Baghdad under the front of making one last chance for peace with the dictator. As soon as his plane landed, it was allegedly loaded with “sensitive materials” and flown directly to Belarus. People speculate as to whether or not it was WMD, WMD equipment, documents, people, or things the Russians didn’t want the US to get their hands on, but in any event…the plane was loaded with things the US wanted. There is no doubt that the Russians did send GPS jammers to confuse American...
  • In Search of Saddam Hussein’s WMD: Introducing Iraqi General Georges Sada Part 1 of 5

    04/03/2006 7:58:31 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 26 replies · 1,966+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 040309 | Sam Pender
    In Search of Saddam Hussein’s WMD: Introducing Iraqi General Georges Sada Part 1 of a 5 World/Sam Pender April 3, 2006 Have you ever noticed that it’s always politicians, media types, and either washed up or disgruntled anonymous intelligence sources who claim that there never was any WMD in Iraq? On the other hand, nearly every single commander and deputy commander of CENTCOM says that Saddam did have WMD. So too do the inspectors with the closest knowledge of before and after inspections: Dr Butler, Dr Kay, Dr Duelfer, and most of the former UN inspectors (only Dr Blix and...
  • Media Ignore Saddam's Uranium Bombshell

    02/20/2006 6:15:06 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 27 replies · 1,957+ views
    News Max ^ | Feb. 20, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Tape recordings released over the weekend show that Saddam Hussein had an active nuclear weapons program at least as recently as 2000 - but the press has decided the bombshell development isn't newsworthy. Speaking at the Intelligence Group Summit in Arlington, Va., Saddam tapes translator Bill Tierney revealed that in one recorded conversation, the Iraqi dictator can be heard discussing a plan to enrich uranium using a technique known as plasma separation. Though U.S. weapons inspectors found that 1.8 tons of Saddam's 500 ton uranium stockpile had been partially enriched, they failed to turn up any evidence of an ongoing...
  • Al Franken - Bill Clinton's favorite "war on terror" General

    12/10/2005 6:40:32 PM PST · by frankenbuster · 4 replies · 622+ views
    'Pants on Fire: How Al Franken Lies, Smears, and Deceives' | 12-10-2005 | J.Payre
    It was recently revealed that Al Franken, who seems to know more about Bill Clinton's war on terror better than Bill Clinton himself, fabricated evidence from the Duelfer Report, stating that Bill Clinton's bombing raid on Iraq destroyed all of Saddam Husseins WMD's. This is not the first time Al "I never lie" Franken has distorted reports to compensate for Bill Clinton's failures in fighting terrorism.
  • (Another) Al Franken Falsehood: Duelfer Report Said Iraq's WMD "Were Destroyed by President Clinton"

    12/09/2005 6:45:15 PM PST · by infoguy · 30 replies · 927+ views ^ | 9 December 2005 | Dave Pierre
    On the December 7, 2005, broadcast of MSNBC's Scarborough Country, guest Al Franken claimed that Saddam's WMD "were destroyed by President Clinton" in 1998 and asserted that "the Duelfer Report said that very thing."The Truth? The Duelfer Report says no such thing at all. There's no such basis for Franken's claims. In fact, this is what the Duelfer Report (.pdf file) said in part about President's Clinton's 1998 strikes, called Operation Desert Fox (emphasis mine): “UNSCOM and IAEA inspectors departed Iraq just before the bombing and never returned. The Iraqis were satisfied with the outcome. They said, given a choice...
  • Joe Lieberman: Saddam Had WMD Programs

    12/02/2005 10:33:42 AM PST · by wagglebee · 68 replies · 2,792+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/2/05 | NewsMax
    Following up on his Wall Street Journal article Tuesday defending the Iraq war, Sen. Joseph Lieberman is reminding Bush administration critics that it's wrong to claim that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. attacked in 2003. "The so-called Duelfer Report, which a lot of people read to say there were no weapons of mass destruction - concluded that Saddam continued to have very low level of chemical and biological programs," Lieberman told ABC Radio host Sean Hannity on Wednesday. "[Saddam] was trying to break out of the U.N. sanctions by going back into rapid redevelopment...
  • Iraqi WMD

    11/27/2005 2:42:47 PM PST · by leebert · 28 replies · 1,448+ views
    Apognosis - Iraq WMD Evidence ^ | 2005-11-27 | leebert
    Apognosis - Iraq WMD Evidence "...How can anyone ignore the evidence cited by a senior counter-proliferation official that meetings did in fact occur between Niger officials and would-be buyers from Iraq, North Korea and three other countries, and that the uranium was to be mined from abandoned - and hence unregulated and unmonitored - uranium mines in Niger?" "...The US Army bomb team that investigated the device said it looked like all the other conventional munitions rigged as roadside IEDs, it bore only the markings of the conventional artillery shells they had been handling on a routine basis. It...
  • Ex-envoy to U.N. arrested in Iraq scheme

    10/13/2005 11:10:50 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 362+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10.12.05 | Betsy Pisik
    French authorities are expected to charge a retired U.N. ambassador today in connection with his role in the U.N. oil-for-food program. Jean-Bernard Merimee, who represented Paris at the United Nations from 1991 to 1995, was arrested Monday. He was a senior member of the French diplomatic service, also having served as ambassador to Australia and Italy. From 1999 to 2002, he worked as a special adviser to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, helping create a system to disburse European Commission payments to the United Nations. In New York, the French Mission to the U.N. said it would cooperate with any investigation. "Justice...
  • What Charles Duelfer Missed

    06/21/2005 6:03:57 AM PDT · by Quilla · 10 replies · 3,176+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 21, 2005 | Christopher S. Carson
    It pains me to be hard on Charles Duelfer. A smart and dedicated civil servant with vast experience in Iraq, he at least had an understandable reason for wrapping up his investigation into Iraq’s WMD programs: Osama bin Laden’s man in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was trying to blow him up. Dr. Duelfer told London’s Independent in April of this year that a car bomb set by Zarqawi’s men “tried to get me and my follow car. Two of my guards were killed and one was badly wounded. My hearing's not been right since." This was the unofficial reason that...
  • Not Missing: Moved (Saddam's WMD are missing only because we haven't looked in the right places)

    06/13/2005 1:49:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 84 replies · 2,540+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 6/13/2005 | Jed Babbin
    For those of us who are occasional targets of the Soros-funded propaganda machines, it's encouraging to discover a useful purpose that they can serve. The hyperlib machinery, and the reactions it commands, are as accurate a gauge as I can find to measure the import of the key points of the liberal dogma. As demonstrated by the reaction they manufactured to some comments I made on MSNBC last week, the volume of hate mail the organized hyperlibs generate is directly proportional to the importance they assign to an issue and the weakness of their position. At issue was the so-called...
  • WMD Searcher Finds Secret Saddam Tapes

    04/28/2005 8:15:54 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 24 replies · 2,187+ views ^ | April 28, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Iraq Survey Group Chief Charles Duelfer announced Tuesday that his team had uncovered "a large collection" of tape recordings of Saddam Hussein as he chaired top secret military meetings - evidence that could prove once and for all whether the Iraqi dictator had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. attacked in March 2003. In an addendum to his WMD report that was released this week, Duelfer revealed: "A substantial effort continues to examine the documents that have been recovered from the former Regime. . . . For example, a large collection of audiotapes from Revolutionary Command Council meetings chaired...
  • Misreporting the Duelfer report, again

    04/28/2005 11:16:47 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 718+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2005 | Masthead Editorial
    The Washington Misreporting the Duelfer report, againPublished April 28, 2005 The mainstream media is playing another misbegotten round of "gotcha" with President Bush on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. This week, the CIA issued a follow-up to its October 2004 Iraqi Survey Group report, saying its investigations into possible WMD transfers from Iraq to Syria before the war were inconclusive and warranted further investigation. Predictably, the media did not convey that message. Instead, it cherry-picked the findings.     "Report Finds No Evidence Syria Hid Arms," The Washington Post's headline blared. Actually, the report, by the CIA's chief weapons inspector,...
  • PICTURES FROM THE DUELFER REPORT and a few personal pics from GI's

    02/28/2005 6:36:21 AM PST · by Blackrain4xmas · 17 replies · 1,329+ views ^ | 2/27/05 | Sam Pender
    I took some time the other day and cut/paste pics from the Duelfer Report that show examples of how Saddam easily could have complied with the inspection process for 12yrs, but CLEARLY chose not to. I also converted the pics to jpgs, but don't know how to post them here, so I put them on my own site. I think they're important to view since they show in no uncertain terms that Saddam's Iraq was a WMD threat despite a lack of stockpiles. I think they also encourage people to actually sit down and at least flip through the Duelfer...
  • Duelfer, the UN, and the New York Times

    01/27/2005 6:20:10 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 402+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | January 20, 2005 | Daniel McKivergan
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: DANIEL MCKIVERGAN, Deputy DirectorSUBJECT: Duelfer, the UN, and the New York Times Yesterday, the Washington Post reported ("Search for Banned Arms In Iraq Ended Last Month") that the conclusions reached in Charles Duelfer's September 2004 report on Iraq's weapons programs will be the "final word" on the subject. The New York Times editorial board weighed in today. The Times notes that what the "Iraqi invasion has actually proved is that the weapons inspection worked, that international sanctions - deeply, deeply messy as they turned out to be - worked, and that in the case of Saddam...

    01/12/2005 8:41:31 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 146 replies · 2,274+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/12/05
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- U.S. inspectors have ended their search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in recent weeks, a U.S. intelligence official told CNN. The search ended almost two years after President Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq, citing concerns that Saddam Hussein was building weapons of mass destruction and may have hidden weapons stockpiles. Members of the Iraq Survey Group were continuing to examine hundreds of documents and would investigate any new leads, the official said.
  • White House Says Iraq Weapons Search Over

    01/12/2005 10:14:48 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 100 replies · 3,740+ views
    AP ^ | January 12, 2005 | AP
    White House Says Iraq Weapons Search Over WASHINGTON - The search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has quietly concluded without any evidence of the banned weapons that President Bush cited as justification for going to war, the White House said Wednesday. The Iraq Survey Group, made up of some 1,200 military and intelligence specialists and support staff, spent nearly two years searching military installations, factories and laboratories whose equipment and products might be converted quickly to making weapons. White House press secretary Scott McClellan said there no longer is an active search for weapons. "There may be a...
  • Hussein’s Missile Contract with North Korea Revealed

    12/12/2004 7:52:26 PM PST · by canadianally · 7 replies · 571+ views
    Donga (South Korea) ^ | December 12, 2004 | Seung-Ryun Kim
    It was confirmed that North Korea promised Iraq missile technology worth $10 million (approximately 10.5 billion won) when Saddam Hussein was in power. An additional part of the Duelfer Report (CIA) was made available to the public on December 11 and says that the Hussein regime raised money through oil-for-food programs under the supervision of the U.N. to finance the 10 million dollar arms contract with North Korea. According to sources at western intelligence agencies, North Korea is estimated to have sold about 540 missiles so far. The number includes 250 SCUD missiles worth $580 million, to Iran, Syria, Pakistan,...
  • Message from Lt. Col. Wellman from the 101st Airborne, Ft. Campbell, KY

    10/27/2004 6:23:35 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 27 replies · 1,675+ views
    Lt. Col. Wellman | 10-27-04 | Public Affairs, Ft. Campbell
    NOTE: I phoned this morning to the Public Affairs office at Ft. Campbell, KY, home of the 101st Airborne. The following was sent to me via email after my discussion with Lt. Col. Wellman in the afternoon. =============================================== US Department of Defense Talking Points – Oct. 27, 2004 – Al-Qaqaa Weapons Facility Following are talking points on the 2003 timeline regarding U.S. and Iraqi military activities in the vicinity of the former Al-Qaqaa military facility. According to the Duelfer report, as of mid-September 2004 Coalition forces have reviewed and cleared more than 10,000 caches of weapons. - This includes 240,000...

    10/24/2004 7:42:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 617+ views
    October 18, 2004 - Let us stipulate that investigators in Iraq, whether under the auspices of the United Nations or the United States, have faced an uphill battle in getting accurate information regarding Saddam Hussein’s compliance with the resolutions imposed upon his regime following the Gulf War in 1991. The Duelfer Report has made clear that Hussein’s early efforts were to play hide-and-seek with weapons inspectors, in the belief that the sanctions would not last. By 1996 it seems to have become clear to the dictator that the sanctions were not going to go away as he had thought, so...
  • AP: Saddam abused oil-for-food program

    10/23/2004 1:11:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,410+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/23/04 | Desmond Butler - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - Interviews with dozens of former and current Iraqi officials by congressional investigators have produced new evidence that Saddam Hussein micro-managed business deals under the U.N. oil-for-food program to maximize political influence with important foreign governments like Russia and neighboring Arab states. The Iraqi officials, who were flown outside of Iraq for their own safety during the interviews, provided a list of foreign companies favored by Saddam and his top lieutenants for import contracts under the U.N. program. They also revealed a parallel blacklist of companies that the then-Iraq leader disqualified from getting deals, investigators told The...
  • No WMD, but Hussein's threat clear

    10/20/2004 12:15:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies · 245+ views
    The Chistian Science Monitor ^ | October 20, 2004 | John Hughes
    SALT LAKE CITY – The Duelfer report pretty much established that Saddam Hussein didn't have the weapons of mass destruction that US intelligence - and the intelligence agencies of various other countries - calculated he had when President Bush launched the Iraq war last year. The miscalculation was caused in part by Saddam Hussein's own clever shell game, assuring the United Nations that he'd destroyed such weapons while at the same time carrying out a series of deceptions designed to keep enemies such as the US, Israel, and Iran - and even his own generals - guessing that he might...

    10/18/2004 9:02:32 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 724+ views
    Connecting the Dots: Saddam Hussein and 9/11 Gregory Borse October 18, 2004 - Let us stipulate that investigators in Iraq, whether under the auspices of the United Nations or the United States, have faced an uphill battle in getting accurate information regarding Saddam Hussein’s compliance with the resolutions imposed upon his regime following the Gulf War in 1991. The Duelfer Report has made clear that Hussein’s early efforts were to play hide-and-seek with weapons inspectors, in the belief that the sanctions would not last. By 1996 it seems to have become clear to the dictator that the sanctions were not...
  • Oil-for-Food Scandal Key to CIA Report

    10/18/2004 7:52:45 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 68 replies · 2,337+ views
    Fox News ^ | 18 October 2004 | Fox News Staff
    Oil-for-Food Scandal Key to CIA Report Monday The U.N. Oil-for-Food program — already the subject of federal, congressional and United Nations financial abuse probes — took a fresh hit with an explosive new report that said Saddam Hussein was using the program to fund his ambitions. The report looking into whether Iraq had weapons of mass destruction — found that Saddam was able to "subvert" the $60 billion U.N. program to generate an estimated $1.7 billion in revenue outside U.N. control from 1997-2003. In light of the report, FOX News presents another hour-long special investigating the biggest financial scam in...
  • Duelfer: 'A lot of material left Iraq and went to Syria' (also lists top arms suppliers)

    10/17/2004 4:25:47 PM PDT · by MereChristian · 46 replies · 4,893+ views
    Saturday, October 16, 2004 GEOSTRATEGY-DIRECT INTELLIGENCE BRIEF Duelfer: 'A lot of material left Iraq and went to Syria' Iraq Survey Group head does not rule out Saddam's transfer of WMD -------------------------------------------------- Posted: October 16, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern 2004 At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Oct. 6, Charles Duelfer, an adviser to the CIA, did not rule out Saddam's transfer of Iraqi missiles and weapons of mass destruction to Syria, reports Geostrategy-Direct, the global intelligence news service. Duelfer agreed that a large amount of material had been transferred by Iraq to Syria before the March 2003 war. "A...
  • Oil-for-Food Scandal Key to CIA Report

    10/17/2004 3:40:46 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 729+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/17/04 | Fox News
    NEW YORK — The U.N. Oil-for-Food program — already the subject of federal, congressional and United Nations financial abuse probes — took a fresh hit with an explosive new report that said Saddam Hussein was using the program to fund his ambitions.
  • Oil for food: A scandal

    10/16/2004 8:10:00 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 9 replies · 509+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 16 October 2004 | Editorial
    Tucked inside the final report of Charles Duelfer, the chief U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq, are the makings of a huge scandal that could involve, among many others, the United Nations and at least one of its major bureaucrats, foreign government officials (some of them from countries allied with the United States) and several U.S. companies. So credible, authoritative and disturbing is this evidence that it begs to be investigated, not only by competent U.N. officials, but by Congress and Attorney General John Ashcroft. The chief finding of Duelfer’s report, made public on Oct. 6, was that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq...
  • Saddam, Syria Colluded Under U.N. Watch

    10/15/2004 6:13:45 PM PDT · by PatriotEdition · 7 replies · 424+ views
    Saddam, Syria Colluded Under U.N. Watch By Claudia Rosett Fox News October 14, 2004 For dirty deals done with Saddam Hussein, France and Russia may take the cake — but that's just the beginning. Packed into the Iraq Survey Group report from CIA chief weapons sleuth Charles Duelfer is news that there were some mighty big crumbs for many more countries that loudly defended Saddam during last year's debates at the United Nations. For a taste, take Syria. During the U.N. showdown over Iraq in 2002 and early 2003, Syria held a seat and had a vote on the U.N....
  • Duelfer report - Regime Strategy and WMD Timeline Events [9-11-01 to March 19th-03]

    10/15/2004 5:08:48 PM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 12 replies · 805+ views
    CIA ^ | 10-15-04 | Duelfer Report
    As I was perusing the Duelfer report I found this timeline chart very interesting in understanding what happened when and who did what. And since some may not have seen the report I took the time to make this up. I've bolded a few things but other than that, and my finial addition, this is taken directly from V1 pdf page 435 of the Duelfer report. Please feel free to comment on things noted here or add additional information that fits in this timeline concerning the ramp up to OIF and what Nations in the UN were doing to work...
  • Saddam's Bluff: The Duelfer report's real news

    10/12/2004 10:59:25 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 319+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, October 13, 2004 | Helle Dale
    Would we have gone into Iraq had we known what he know today about the state of Saddam Hussein's programs for the production of weapons of mass destruction? The Bush White House has been unapologetic about its policy, and according to National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice, speaking on Fox News Channel on Sunday, the answer is "yes." But the point is of course that we didn't know. Saddam Hussein's truly moronic game of deception made it very hard to think otherwise than that he had all sorts of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).
  • The French Connection: The Duelfer report accuses Paris of rampant bribery.

    10/12/2004 8:45:20 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 8 replies · 623+ views
    National Review ^ | October 12, 2004 | John J. Miller
    A prominent French politician fingered as a recipient of bribes in Iraq's Oil-for-Food scandal insists that he's not guilty of anything — but that other leading French figures might be. "I have never received any gifts from the Iraqi government," said former French interior minister Charles Pasqua, after the CIA's Duelfer report identified him as receiving eleven million barrels of oil in exchange for promoting policies favorable to Iraq. Pasqua then switched to speaking about himself in the third person, Bob Dole-style, and said that others may not be so innocent: "Charles Pasqua is not involved, but maybe other former...
  • Duelfer proves it: Bush justified in Iraq

    10/12/2004 12:40:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies · 790+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | October 12, 2004 | AL JIWA, president of the Yale College Republicans
    Howard Dean must have been ecstatic as he read the headlines on Oct. 7: "Report Discounts Iraqi Arms Threat" affirmed the Washington Post, while The New York Times, not to be outdone, jubilantly proclaimed that "sanctions worked." The Yale dining halls were abuzz with liberal energy: I could scarcely walk to my table without hearing about "how we had contained Saddam" or how "we never should have invaded Iraq." Democrats were vindicated, Republicans were doomed; with this newfound evidence, John Kerry could "finish Bush off" while the current administration would "lose all remaining credibility." Naturally, I was a bit taken...
  • DEBATE 2: Bush KOs Kerry (The Lethal Danger of Kerry-Edwards + Old Media)

    10/10/2004 10:18:16 PM PDT · by Mia T · 19 replies · 3,590+ views
    DEBATE 2:Bush KOs Kerry (The Lethal Danger of Kerry-Edwards + Old Media)POURQUOI JOHN KERRY EST DANGEREUX POUR L'AMÉRIQUE by Mia T, 10.10.04 (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE)  BUSH:[G]oing into Iraq... was the right decision. The Duelfer report confirmed that decision today, because what Saddam Hussein was doing was trying to get rid of sanctions so he could reconstitute a weapons program. And the biggest threat facing America is terrorists with weapons of mass destruction. We knew he hated us. We knew he'd been -- invaded other countries. We knew he tortured his own people.   KERRY:I...
  • Saddam's Real Weapons Program

    10/10/2004 7:25:23 PM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 21 replies · 859+ views ^ | 8 Oct 2004 | by Claudia Rosett.
    CIA chief weapons inspector Charles Duelfer may not have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but he sure found information enough to blow the lid off the simmering scandal of the United Nations Oil-for-Food program. As it turns out, Oil-for-Food pretty much was Saddam Hussein's weapons program. As Duelfer documents, Oil-for-Food allowed Saddam to replenish his empty coffers, firm up his networks for hiding money and buying arms, corrupt the U.N.'s own debates over Iraq, greatly erode sanctions and deliberately prep the ground for further rearming, including the acquisition of nuclear weapons. *************** The report notes that the start...
  • CIA "WMD" Report strongly supports Bush -- The Liberal Spin is almost entirely unjustified!!

    10/09/2004 9:57:17 AM PDT · by Jerry W. Howard · 34 replies · 1,378+ views
    Central Intelligence Agency ^ | 9/30/04 | Charles Duelfer
    URL Given is for the 19 page "Key Findings" of the Duelfer Report -- it is in .PDF format, so cannot excerpt. Almost every word strongly underpins EVEN IN HINDSIGHT the actions of President Bush. Entire report also at same CIA site, but this is the "synoposis" THE LIBS ARE SPINNING SOME OBSCURE POINT INTO A LIE THAT WMD WASN'T A REALISTIC REASON FOR WAR -- WE HAVE GOT TO GET THIS PAST THE MEDIA EDITORS' SPIKE!!!
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 10-09-04

    10/09/2004 9:42:32 AM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies · 591+ views ^ | 10-09-04 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate Release October 9, 2004 President's Radio Address      Record of Accomplishment     Audio THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. As your President, I have led this country with principle and resolve. We have confronted historic challenges and built a broad record of accomplishment. I have proposed and delivered four rounds of tax relief, and our economy is creating jobs again. We have added over 1.9 million jobs in the past 13 months, more than Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Canada and France combined. The unemployment rate is 5.4 percent, lower than the average rate of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.  Radio Address 2004200320022001...
  • The Duelfer Report's Case for War in Iraq

    10/09/2004 8:08:24 AM PDT · by kellynla · 7 replies · 638+ views
    U.S.NEWS ^ | 10/8/2004 | Michael Barone
    "U.S. 'Almost All Wrong' on Weapons" read the headline on the October 7 Washington Post. "Report on Iraq Contradicts Bush Administration Claims" read the subhead. But these headlines conceal the real news in the report of Iraq Survey Group head Charles Duelfer. For the report makes it plain that George W. Bush had good reason to go to war in Iraq and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. First of all, Saddam retained the capability to manufacture weapons of mass destruction.
  • The Report That Nails Saddam - by David Brooks

    10/09/2004 8:35:50 AM PDT · by LinnieBeth · 16 replies · 1,314+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Oct. 9, 2004 | David Brooks
    October 9, 2004OP-ED COLUMNISTThe Report That Nails SaddamBy DAVID BROOKS addam Hussein saw his life as an unfolding epic narrative, with retreats and advances, but always the same ending. He would go down in history as the glorious Arab leader, as the Saladin of his day. One thousand years from now, schoolchildren would look back and marvel at the life of The Struggler, the great leader whose life was one of incessant strife, but who restored the greatness of the Arab nation. They would look back and see the man who lived by his saying: "We will never lower our...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Duelfer Report Completely Repudiates Entire Kerry Approach to Foreign Policy

    10/08/2004 9:36:42 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 720+ views ^ | 10/8/04 | Rush Limbaugh
    You know, folks, I tell you, I was on the airplane last night and I was coming back. I'm going back and forth between the baseball game and some of this other stuff. I was in Houston yesterday, and I'm watching this report that Duelfer gave us. It is one of the most destructive reports to the whole Kerry foreign policy I have heard yet. It totally repudiates the entire Kerry foreign policy -- and yet the media, because they've got a "gotcha," focuses on weapons of mass destruction, which we already knew. There weren't any weapons of mass destruction,...
  • Dissimulation Reigns (Saddam & Oil for Food)

    10/08/2004 7:11:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies · 328+ views
    NRO ^ | October 08, 2004 | William F. Buckley Jr.
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version October 08, 2004, 1:55 p.m. Dissimulation ReignsWhat on earth was going on in the mind of Saddam Hussein? Attention focuses on what exactly went through the minds of the major players on the scene. When John Kerry voted to authorize military action by the president, did he expect such action to be taken? If he expected something else, what was it? A supererogatory resolution by the Security Council? If so, why did he not stress the need for it at the time? As for Mr....
  • Was America mentioned in the Duelfer Report?

    10/08/2004 6:06:43 PM PDT · by Woogit · 6 replies · 640+ views
    10-7-04 | Woogit
    America involved in Oil for Food Scandal?
  • The Buried Truth

    10/08/2004 5:49:52 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 4 replies · 459+ views
    Slate ^ | Friday, Oct. 8, 2004 | Christopher Hitchens
    It's a good coincidence that the Duelfer report appears in the same week as The Bomb In My Garden, a memoir by Saddam Hussein's chief nuclear physicist. Between them, or taken together, the two bodies of evidence enable two quite different yet quite compatible conclusions. The first is that the Saddam regime was more disarmed than perhaps even its leadership knew. The second is that it would have been very unwise to proceed on any assumption except that of its latent danger." [snip] His conclusion is that, given an improvement in the economic and political climate, Saddam could and would...
  • Charles Duelfer Report - Volume III on Fallujah

    10/08/2004 5:07:23 PM PDT · by freestyle · 6 replies · 564+ views
    CIA Website ^ | 10-6-04 | CIA - Charles Duelfer
    Al Tariq Company’sHabbaniyah I/Fallujah III Site The Al Tariq Company produced castor oil by extractionfrom 1992 until 2002, using an Iraqi-designedand produced crushing mill purchased locally. AlTariq offi cials complied with UNSCOM on therequirement that they burn the bean mash left overfrom production while UN inspectors remained inIraq. This open pit burning of mash was no longerobserved after the plant was reconstructed, post-OperationDesert Fox bombing, and went operational. Themash, which took days to burn and created signifi cantsmoke, was burned in pits near the Fallujah III facility.At one point, Al Tariq offi cials considered usingthe bean mash in animal feed,...

    10/08/2004 4:43:01 PM PDT · by Mia T · 16 replies · 2,495+ views
    10/8/04 | Mia T
    DUELFER REPORT ON IRAQ RENDERS KERRY "A COMPLACENT FOOL" OR "AN UTTER FRAUD" Don't take the word of your lazy rolling-news update anchor or the AP rewrite guy on the Duelfer findings on Iraq. Instead, read the report for yourself. It is an amazing document. It renders John Kerry, on foreign policy and national security, either a complacent fool or an utter fraud. It's not about WMD, it's about the top-to-toe corruption of the entire international system by Saddam Hussein. The "global test" is a racket, and anybody who puts faith in it is jeopardizing America's national security. If the...
  • Remember October 7th; The release of the Duelfer report is actually bad news for Kerry.

    10/08/2004 11:42:17 AM PDT · by MarlboroRed · 25 replies · 1,380+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/8/04 | Stephen F. Hayes
    ON NOVEMBER 3, we may look back at October 7 as a very good day--even a turning point--for the Bush campaign. This was the day that news reports, one after another, reminded us that we have not found stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Most of the accounts I saw included side-by-side comparisons of language from the Duelfer report and prewar claims made by top Bush administration officials. And nowhere did I see even a mention that John Kerry, John Edwards, and even French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin talked about Iraq's WMD with much the same certitude...