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  • Ritter: US will lose war against Iraq

    03/26/2003 6:34:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 159 replies · 415+ views
    Former UN weapons inspector says US does not have military means to take over Baghdad, defeat inevitable. LISBON - The United States does not have the military means to take over Baghdad and will lose the war against Iraq, former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter said. "The United States is going to leave Iraq with its tail between its legs, defeated. It is a war we can not win," he told private radio TSF in an interview broadcast here Tuesday evening. "We do not have the military means to take over Baghdad and for this reason I believe the defeat...
  • 1994 FLASHBACK - While Clinton focuses on domestic affairs, U.S. world leadership suffers

    10/17/2002 4:34:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies · 404+ views
    TIME Magazine ^ | May 2, 1994 | GEORGE J. CHURCH
    When he was President, Richard Nixon, for good or ill, always sought to take charge - of his party, his country, the world. In his final book, the elder statesman sums up a lifetime of involvement in foreign affairs by admonishing his successors to do the same. "If the U.S. is to continue to lead in the world," writes Nixon, "it will have to resolve to do so and then take those steps necessary to turn resolution into execution." Bill Clinton has not got the message. Now, 15 months into his term, the President seems to be approaching a kind...
  • FLASHBACK: 19-Aug-1998, Full text by President Bill Clinton on US strikes in Afghanistan and Sudan

    08/19/2002 7:45:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies · 528+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | August 19, 1998 | William Jefferson Clinton
    August 19, 1998 - The full text of the statement made by President Bill Clinton from the Oval Office in Washington on US military strikes in Afghanistan and Sudan. Good afternoon. Today, I ordered our armed forces to strike at terrorist-related facilities in Afghanistan and Sudan because of the imminent threat they presented to our national security. I want to speak with you about the objective of this action and why it was necessary. 'Target was terror'Our target was terror. Our mission was clear - to strike at the network of radical groups affiliated with and funded by Osama Bin...