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  • The "Saddam Had Nothing to Do with Bin Laden" Canard

    09/23/2008 4:18:44 PM PDT · by GoingBacktoCali · 7 replies · 258+ views
    The Neocon Latina ^ | 9/23/08 | GoingBacktoCali
    The Democrats' essential argument on Iraq is that Saddam had absolutely nothing to do with Bin Laden. But what this argument overlooks is that Saddam offered Bin Laden safe haven in Iraq in late 1998 and/or 1999 -- the very timeframe during which 9/11 attacks were being planned. In fact, that was the conclusion of the 9/11 Commission Report, although it was all but ignored by the mainstream media.
  • Bush wasn't the only one who believed Iraq had nukes...

    09/16/2008 1:36:18 PM PDT · by andymin · 5 replies · 170+ views
    YouTube ^ | 4/1/07 | Fosizzle
    Bush wasn't the only one who believed Iraq had nukes...
  • I want to find a concise summary of justifications for invading Iraq (Vanity)

    09/08/2008 11:04:18 AM PDT · by Nomen Klatura · 60 replies · 233+ views
    I want to provide my spouse with a good, cocktail-party-length explanation for why we invaded Iraq. She wants to be better informed and more conversant, and while I can give her the 1/2 hour version, I need it distilled down to about 2 or 3 minutes. Otherwise, she will be lecturing her friends (which she won't do). Care to help? To whatever the FR forum provides, I will add (because I never hear anyone else say it) that Hussein declared that he had extensive WMD after Desert Storm. He actually listed them. He later told the UN that he destroyed...
  • Joe Biden 2008 - You Know Saddam was a threat to the US and could have hidden or rebuilt his WMDs

    08/31/2008 10:51:31 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 2 replies · 138+ views
    williamamos.wordpress.com ^ | August 31, 2008 | williamamos
    Meet the Press interview from earlier this year.
  • Flashback to 1998: U.S. Says Iraq Aided Production Of Chemical Weapons in Sudan (Iraq, WMD's, Osama)

    08/25/2008 10:42:18 AM PDT · by faq · 11 replies · 129+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 25, 1998 | Steven Myers
    The United States believes that senior Iraqi scientists were helping to produce elements of the nerve agent VX at the factory in the Sudan that American cruise missiles destroyed last week, Administration and intelligence officials said today. The evidence cited today as justification for the attack consisted of a soil sample secretly obtained months ago outside the factory, the Shifa Pharmaceutical Industries, the officials said. Publicly, the Administration has refused to describe its evidence in any detail, or to say how it was obtained. ... The connection with Iraq emerged as a key part of the Administration's argument for why...
  • Video- FReeper Interview Joseph Shahda translator of captured Iraqi documents: Part 1 and part 2

    08/17/2008 9:52:21 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 59 replies · 1,612+ views
    Townhall ^ | 8/17/08 | Chris Donohoe
    "This is an interview conducted by freeper Chris Donohoe (April15bendovr) with freeper Joseph Shahda (jveritas) about Saddam regime WMD programs and their relations to terrorism based on his translations of some captured Saddam regime documents. Also he talks about some Al Qaeda-captured documents. On the WMD issue, Joseph Shahda reveals that the documents clearly indicate that the Saddam regime opted to build the precursors required to make chemical weapons rather than the final chemical weapons product. They did this for two reasons. First because these precursors are dual-use materials and Saddam could always claim that they are used for civilian...
  • Tenet statement on Suskind

    08/05/2008 12:24:50 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 27 replies · 132+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/5/08 | Politico Staff
    Snip-- CIA director George J. Tenet regarding the publication of “The Way of the World,” by Ron Suskind: ... the book is seriously flawed. One supposed “news” item from the book apparently asserts that British intelligence had a high-placed Iraqi source who convincingly told them before the start of the war that Iraq had no WMD and that the British relayed this to the United States. As Mr. Suskind tells it, the White House directed (and CIA allegedly went along with) burying that information so that the war could go ahead as planned. This is a complete fabrication. In fact,...
  • Book says White House ordered forgery

    08/05/2008 11:33:10 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 37 replies · 568+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/5/08 | Mike Allen
    A new book by the author Ron Suskind claims that the White House ordered the CIA to forge a back-dated, handwritten letter from the head of Iraqi intelligence to Saddam Hussein. Suskind writes in “The Way of the World,” to be published Tuesday, that the alleged forgery – adamantly denied by the White House – was designed to portray a false link between Hussein’s regime and al Qaeda as a justification for the Iraq war. The author also claims that the Bush administration had information from a top Iraqi intelligence official “that there were no weapons of mass destruction in...
  • President Bush was Right, As Evidenced by This Month’s Sale of Saddam’s Uranium and More

    07/12/2008 7:22:49 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 39 replies · 252+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/12/2008 | Yomin Postelnik
    If anyone doubts the need to have ousted Saddam, a news release in the past few days should put such doubts to rest. The report is that the US has sold 550 tons of yellowcake uranium that had been found in Iraq to Cameco, a Canadian company. The uranium will now be used as fuel and poses no severe risk if properly stored and sealed. While the report contains no new information per se, it brings to the forefront pertinent facts that, while widely available, were also widely ignored. But when analyzing military and security matters, we can ill afford...
  • Why Iraq Was Inevitable

    07/09/2008 12:21:53 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 331+ views
    Commentary ^ | 7-9-08 | Arthur Herman
     Why Iraq Was Inevitable Arthur Herman July/August 2008 E-mail This Article to a Friend Subject: Why Iraq Was Inevitable Yes, I would like to receive periodic updates and information via e-mail from Commentary. Recipient Addresses: Separate each address with a comma. Your E-mail Address: Message: E-mail This Article to a Friend Thank You A link to "Why Iraq Was Inevitable" has been emailed to your friends. Most E-mailed articles: The Mind of Seymour HershWhy Iraq Was InevitableDictatorships & Double StandardsAre We Winning the War on Terror?Hugo Chávez's Jewish Problem According to an April 2008 poll in U.S. News &...
  • 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...
  • Saddam's Nukes

    07/07/2008 6:04:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 302+ views
    Hear about the 550 metric tons of yellowcake uranium found in Iraq? No? Why should you? It doesn't fit the media's neat story line that Saddam Hussein's Iraq posed no nuclear threat when we invaded in 2003.
  • Saddam's Nukes

    07/07/2008 5:56:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 857+ views
    WMD: Hear about the 550 metric tons of yellowcake uranium found in Iraq? No? Why should you? It doesn't fit the media's neat story line that Saddam Hussein's Iraq posed no nuclear threat when we invaded in 2003. It's a little known fact that, after invading Iraq in 2003, the U.S. found massive amounts of uranium yellowcake, the stuff that can be refined into nuclear weapons or nuclear fuel, at a facility in Tuwaitha outside of Baghdad. In recent weeks, the U.S. secretly has helped the Iraqi government ship it all to Canada, where it was bought by a Canadian...
  • Defense Personnel Transport Uranium Ore Out of Iraq (What was that lie again about no YellowCake?)

    07/07/2008 4:54:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 195+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 7, 2008 – Defense personnel have completed the transfer of 550 metric tons of Iraqi uranium ore to Canada, Defense officials said here today. The Iraqi government asked the United States to help transfer the yellowcake -- as the ore is known -- from Tuwaitha Nuclear Research Center near Baghdad to its buyer in Canada, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said today. The military dubbed the movement Operation McCall, and it ended July 5. DoD’s portion of the operation involved the transfer of the ore. Yellowcake is a uranium ore that can be processed to become nuclear fuel. State...
  • Important WMD Reminder on Page 6

    07/07/2008 12:51:56 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 3 replies · 249+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 7/7/08 | Purple Mountains
    It was on page 6 of my daily newspaper that an important reminder of Saddam’s capacity for WMD was published: the movement in secrecy of 550 tons of ‘yellowcake’ uranium from Iraq to Canada on July 5. 550 tons! Can they really continue their lies about no possibility of Weapons of Mass Destruction in Saddam’s Iraq? I know they will try to spin this, but can any honest person now still maintain that Saddam was not able to reconstitute his nuclear weapons’ capability left to his own devices? Can any honest person continue the nonsense of “Bush lied”? Although U.N....
  • Iraq removes uranium left over from Saddam era (Fear Not People! Saddam Had No WMD! /s)

    07/07/2008 9:18:37 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies · 148+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/7/2008 | reuters
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's government has removed 550 tonnes of natural uranium left over from Saddam Hussein's era and sold it to a Canadian company, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said. The uranium, called yellowcake, had been stored in a compound at Tuwaitha, south of Baghdad, which was once the centre of Saddam's nuclear weapons programme. A U.S. embassy spokeswoman confirmed the U.S. military helped safely ship the uranium out of the country. "The Iraqi government decided to get rid of the uranium, which amounted to 550 tonnes, because of its potentially harmful affects on Iraq and the region and because...
  • Niger Uranium - Why the Forgeries

    07/07/2008 6:47:20 AM PDT · by ETL · 28 replies · 162+ views
    Useful Fools ^ | July 13, 2003 | John Moore
    Got this off some blog a while back, but the person makes some interesting observations. His central point is that, since the forgeries were such obvious fakes, were they 'planted' specifically to be exposed as frauds? (i.e., not to actually convince anyone)... July 13, 2003Niger Uranium - Why the Forgeries During the lead-up to the Iraq war, documents surfaced which purported to show an attempt by Saddam to buy Niger uranium. These documents turned out to be forgeries. Nobody is asking: Why were these forgeries made and who made them?They certainly served a purpose: they cast serious doubt on any...
  • 3500 Barrels Of Yellowcake Uranium Transported From Iraq To Canada

    07/07/2008 4:43:04 AM PDT · by Quaker · 19 replies · 1,542+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | July 7, 2008 | Quaker
    550 metric tons of yellowcake uranium worth millions of dollars were shipped out of Iraq to Canada. The uranium was transported in 37 military flights in 3,500 secure barrels. Though the yellowcake had been in Iraq for some time and had been discovered by the United Nations inspectors after the first Gulf War in during the Senior President Bush’s presidency the material has finally been removed. This is a fact the Democrats don’t want publicized and the MSM will oblige.
  • Disconfirmations Disconfirmed: Saddam Had Nuke Program

    07/06/2008 3:59:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 136 replies · 641+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 06, 2008 | Randall Hoven
    <p>The media have been telling us for years that Saddam had no WMD, so "Bush's War": was based on a "lie." And those who believed Saddam did have WMD or WMD programs were delusional or worse.</p> <p>And multiple devices that could be used in a nuclear weapon.</p>
  • President Bush exonerated of 'misleading statements' leading to Iraq war

    07/06/2008 3:16:41 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 41 replies · 281+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7-6-08 | Vincent Gioia
    Return to the Article July 06, 2008President Bush exonerated of 'misleading statements' leading to Iraq warVincent Gioia In 2003 newspaper columnist Robert Novak wrote his now infamous "Mission to Niger" (published on July 14, 2003) in which he mentioned an allegedly failed attempt by Saddam Hussein to purchase uranium reported by the husband of a (not so) secret CIA agent, Valerie Plame, and mentioned her by name. Mrs. Wilson's husband, former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, stated in a number of interviews and in subsequent writings (as listed in his 2004 memoir The Politics of Truth) that members of President...
  • Uranium Stockpile Removed From Iraq in Secret U.S. Mission."

    07/05/2008 9:14:43 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 107 replies · 531+ views
    The Chattanooga ^ | 7-05-08 | Blogger Brian Foley
    For all those naysayers about Saddam not having WMDs, I just found this headline: "Report: Uranium Stockpile Removed From Iraq in Secret U.S. Mission." ***** Tell me what Saddam was going to do with 550 metric tons of yellowcake. He wasn't going to use it for lawn fertilizer.
  • Secret U.S. mission hauls ('yellowcake') uranium from Iraq

    07/05/2008 6:00:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies · 1,465+ views
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  • Why Iraq Was Inevitable

    06/27/2008 5:55:07 PM PDT · by tentmaker · 15 replies · 159+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July/August 2008 | Arthur Herman
    In this light—that is, in light of what was actually known at the time about Saddam Hussein’s actions and intentions, and in light of what was added to our knowledge through his post-capture interrogations by the FBI—the decision to go to war takes on a very different character. The story that emerges is of a choice not only carefully weighed and deliberately arrived at but, in the circumstances, the one moral choice that any American President could make. Had, moreover, Bush failed to act when he did, the consequences could have been truly disastrous. The next American President would surely...
  • Experts Warn of Iraq's Improved Weapons

    12/27/2002 6:59:08 PM PST · by Ranger · 33 replies · 513+ views
    Assoc. Press ^ | 12/27/02 | MATT KELLEY
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Biological weapons are among the few capabilities Iraq has improved since being defeated by a U.S.-led coalition in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, government officials say. Working under the noses of U.N. inspectors from 1991 to 1998, President Saddam Hussein's government probably developed mobile germ warfare labs and processes to create dried bacteria for deadlier and longer-lasting weapons, U.S. officials and former weapons inspectors say. Pentagon officials say Iraq's biological arsenal could do the most damage, physical and psychological, if it were used to retaliate immediately against a U.S. invasion rather than in later stages of battle....
  • In 1999, Saddam Linked To Al Qaeda ( January 1999 ABC News special )

    06/26/2008 10:06:35 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies · 401+ views
    Strata Sphere ^ | Jun 25 2008 11:27 pm | AJStrata
    One of our readers (Vince1974) reminded us of this January 1999 ABC News special on the ties between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda posted last year on Powerline.**************************See the Blog for the Video......***********************************When a liberal claims there never was any evidence of a connection between Saddam and al-Qaeda (like coordinating attacks in 2002 with AQ number 2 Ayman Zawahiri) don’t believe them. They simply are exposing a deadly ignorance. 3 Responses to “In 1999, Saddam Linked To Al Qaeda”
  • 2002 Memo Continues to Show Saddam’s Regime Tied to Al Queda

    06/24/2008 5:17:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies · 756+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 24 Jun ,2008 | Scott
    Yet AGAIN there’s another document showing that Saddam’s regime was not only willing to work with Al Queda groups, but in fact did so.  This time, it’s a 2002 memo from Saddam’s regime to Al Queda’s strategic planner (often described as the real brains of the terror group alliance).The “no ties” myth gets another shovel of dirt on its graveLINKHT Regimeofteror
  • Uncommon Knowledge (Douglas Feith talks war policy. “Chapters 1-5” - videos)

    06/23/2008 8:22:08 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 1 replies · 90+ views
    NRO ^ | Peter Robinson
    Uncommon Knowledge Douglas Feith talks war policy. “Chapters 1-5”  FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2008War Policy with Douglas Feith: Chapter 5 of 5Is the U.S. equipped to deal with national-security problems around the world? Feith says no, pointing out the antiquated organization of our entire security community as well as the ineffective mess that is the CIA. Of course, our national security ultimately depends on the people in charge. Feith rates a few of the bigger names. THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2008War Policy with Douglas Feith: Chapter 4 of 5Feith describes how WMD in Iraq — or the lack thereof — changed everything....
  • What the Pentagon Report Missed

    03/18/2008 4:59:05 AM PDT · by Renfield · 13 replies · 859+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 3-18-08 | Richard Miniter
    When an Institute for Defense Analysis study seemed to announce that there was “no connection between Iraq and Al-Qaeda,” the media was quick to parrot the line of Warren P. Strobel of McClatchy Newspapers. Relying on a leaked executive summary of the report, Strobel wrote that “an exhaustive review of more than 600,000 Iraqi documents” found “no evidence” linking Saddam Hussein with Al-Qaeda. Led by the Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes, the right side of the blogosphere was quick to point out that the report did contain evidence of such connections, focusing mainly on Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which merged with Al-Qaeda...
  • Kurdish Paper: Cooperation Between Saddam Regime, Al-Qaeda (2002 letter from the Iraqi presidency )

    06/22/2008 2:08:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 214+ views
    MEMRI Blog ^ | June 20, 2008 | MEMRI Blog
    The Kurdish daily Kurdistani Nwe has published a 2002 letter from the Iraqi presidency that it says proves that there was cooperation between the regime of Saddam Hussein and Al-Qaeda. The letter, which appeared on the paper's front page, was published by the intelligence apparatus of the Iraqi presidency and discussed an intention to meet with Ayman Al-Zawahiri in order to examine a plan drawn up by the Iraqi presidency to carry out a "revenge operation" in Saudi Arabia.
  • al-Qaeda’s Zawahiri And Saddam Hussein Were Planning Attacks After 9-11

    06/22/2008 1:26:45 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 76 replies · 589+ views
    Strata Sphere ^ | Jun 21 2008 1:25 pm | AJStrata
    The SurrenderMedia recently misreported (there’s a surprise) that Saddam Hussein had no ties to al-Qaeda, when in fact the report the SurrenderMedia was trying to cover said just the opposite. As I noted at the time the analysis showed Saddam Hussein had long time ties with Ayman Zawahiri, who at the time ran the Egyptian Islamic Jihad terrorist group. A group that was integrated into al-Qaeda when Zawahiri joined forces with Bin Laden in the 1990’s. Gateway Pundit has a link to a recent news article out of Iraq showing evidence that Saddam Hussein continued his ties with Zawahiri after...
  • So, Now It's "Bush Didn't Lie"

    06/16/2008 6:51:04 PM PDT · by bocopar · 36 replies · 350+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 6/16/08 | Bob Parks
    For almost five long years, many of us have tried to explain to a deaf media and public that President Bush was a victim of the world's intelligence when it came to the whole weapons of mass destruction thing with Iraq. Liberals chanted "Bush lied, people died" and some have called for The Hague to try him for war crimes. So, you can imagine my frustration and near uncontrollable anger when after all that, the Los Angeles Times decides to shock the world... Bush never lied to us about Iraq
  • Liberal TNR Editor: 'Bush Never Lied to Us About Iraq'

    06/16/2008 12:56:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 132+ views
    newsbusters.org & latimes.com ^ | June 16, 2008 | Warner Todd Huston
    James Kirchick, assistant editor of The New Republic, has come under NewsBusters scrutiny for his bias before, of course. Our job is, we all know, to document and analyze that bias. But while we naturally focus on when the media get it wrong, we should have the maturity to point out when those who we criticize get it right. Here is a case when a member of the media that we usually criticize did, indeed, get it right and this time it might get him in Dutch with his lefty pals in the nutroots. After all, the surest way to...
  • Bush Never Lied to Us About Iraq ( In the L.A. Times no less! )

    06/16/2008 5:21:19 AM PDT · by kellynla · 52 replies · 558+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 16, 2008 | James Kirchick
    Touring Vietnam in 1965, Michigan Gov. George Romney proclaimed American involvement there "morally right and necessary." Two years later, however, Romney -- then seeking the Republican presidential nomination -- not only recanted his support for the war but claimed that he had been hoodwinked. "When I came back from Vietnam, I had just had the greatest brainwashing that anybody can get," Romney told a Detroit TV reporter who asked the candidate how he reconciled his shifting views. Romney (father of Mitt) had visited Vietnam with nine other governors, all of whom denied that they had been duped by their government....
  • BUSH LIED? WHAT ABOUT DEMOCRATS?

    06/16/2008 7:04:09 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 12 replies · 286+ views
    nEALZ NUZE ^ | mONDAY, jUNE 16, 2008 | NEAL BOORTZ
    Have you seen this delicious little quote from Pennsylvania Democrat Congressman Paul Jankorski? Why it would seem that Mr. Jankorski is admitting that the Democrats lied about what was going on in Iraq during the 2006 mid-term elections? Here's his quote: "I'll tell you my impression. We really in this last election, when I say we ... the Democrats ... that if we won the Congressional elections we could stop the war. Now anybody who was a good student of government would know that wasn't true. "But you know ... the temptation to want to win back the Congress ......
  • The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on prewar statements is a disgrace.

    06/12/2008 1:07:45 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 7 replies · 98+ views
    Democrats and two useful Republican idiots on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) have colluded in a disgraceful sham, published late last week as a report on “whether public statements regarding Iraq by U.S. government officials were substantiated by intelligence information” prior to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. All one really needs to know about this exercise in legerdemain is revealed by SSCI Chairman Jay Rockefeller’s diktat — over Republican protest and adopted without a vote — that the Committee would focus myopically on prewar statements made by administration officials. That is, the SSCI opted to overlook the...
  • KEY POINTS Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Phase II investigation rpt on pre-war Iraq Intel

    06/11/2008 5:13:30 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 103+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-11-08 | Scott Malensek
    The recent "report" from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has a number of conclusions and amendments. Often, when these reports are released, many people don't have the time or tenacity to read the entire report. Instead, they literally jump to the conclusions and argue their political talking points from there. I've taken the time to go through this latest "report," cut out the conclusions, and added any amendments to those conclusions whenever possible. Readers are encouraged to read the actual report (particularly the "Additional Views" and "Amendments" sections). It appears that there are at least 150 examples in this...
  • Senators Caught Distorting and Misleading Intelligence Report

    06/11/2008 5:05:21 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies · 251+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-11-08 | Scott Malensek
    Last week the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the final findings of their four year investigation into pre-war intelligence on Saddam's Iraq. The report was amazing. In direct contradiction, on the very first page of the report, Democrats controlling the committee chose to seize the opportunity to target the Bush Administration and cover up any and all accountability for anyone else (particularly themselves) regarding pre-invasion statements about how threatening Saddam's regime was to the United States. Previous reports have been bi-partisan and even unanimously supported by the committee. This one was not. This time, the Republican minority used their...
  • Senators Remove Their Own Statements From Report on Pre-War Iraq Intelligence

    06/11/2008 5:08:15 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies · 919+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-11-08 | Scott Malensek
    The Senate Intelligence Committee finally released it's long-awaited/overdue report on their investigation into pre-war intelligence on Saddam's Iraq. This final report was supposed to look at statements made by government officials in the run up to war from 1991-2003. It was supposed to examine the pre-war marketing or threat assessment and descriptions to the public about the intelligence regarding the threat posed by Saddam's regime. Instead, the report looked at just 5 Bush Administration speeches. It completely left out any and all comments from Pres Bush Sr, Pres Clinton, anyone in his administration, and every member of the House and...
  • Jay Rockefeller's Amnesia

    06/11/2008 12:52:38 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 15 replies · 286+ views
    NRO ^ | 06/05/2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Jay Rockefeller's Amnesia And the White House's weakness. by Stephen F. Hayes JAY ROCKEFELLER, CHAIRMAN of the Senate Intelligence Committee, released (yet another) report written by Democratic staffers claiming the Bush administration politicized intelligence. The "report" is a political document that is already accomplishing its goal: making headlines. I'll leave it to someone more industrious to correct the numerous errors in the report and in the news stories about it. (Maybe the White House? Nah.) "In making the case for war, the administration repeatedly presented intelligence as fact when it was unsubstantiated, contradicted or even non-existent," Rockefeller said at a...
  • Democrats’ Admit: Saddam’s Regime Harbored Al Queda

    06/10/2008 9:24:59 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies · 1,281+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-10-08 | Scott Malensek
    Hours after Senator Clinton dropped out of the race, and the news cycle was swamped with never-ending coverage of the inevitable doing the inevitable something was released under the radar. linkBack in 2004 the Senate Intelligence Committee began an investigation into pre-war intelligence regarding Saddam's regime, the threat it posed, and how the intelligence was handled. Democrats on the committee did their best to politicize the investigation and give it the appearance of a precursor to impeachment of President Bush under some sort of Bush Lied conspiracy theory. They did this for purely political purposes despite being contrary to national...
  • How Pres. Clinton Marketed the Invasion of Iraq

    06/10/2008 9:19:15 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 84+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-10-08 | Scott Malensek
    Much has been made for the past six years of President Bush and his administration's efforts to convince the American people and the world of the necessity to invade Iraq and remove Saddam Hussein. It is an issue that has left few stones unturned, and as such, the time has come for history to examine the role that President Clinton and officials from his administration and the era of his reign had in marketing the idea that Saddam Hussein was a WMD threat. The rhetorical buildup to the invasion of Iraq started with the inclusion of Iraq in the famous...
  • The Party of Defeat's Top Five Lies About Iraq

    06/10/2008 5:29:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 159+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | June 10, 2008 | Ben Johnson
    The Party of Defeat's Top Five Lies About Iraq   By Ben JohnsonFrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, June 10, 2008 FROM THE BEGINNING, THE WAR HAS BEEN BASED ON LIES, DECEPTION, AND PROPAGANDA: the war against President Bush, that is. Beginning five years ago next month, the Party of Defeat's attempts to discredit the commander-in-chief in the midst of a war have continued without quarter, undeterred by factual refutation, rational discourse, measurable progress in Iraq, or palpable damage to the morale of American soldiers in a very hostile part of the world. The Left's campaign against the very war many of...
  • Harboring al Qaeda ( What the new Senate Intelligence Report says about Saddam's hospitality)

    06/09/2008 10:30:57 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 337+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 06/10/2008 12:00:00 AM | Thomas Joscelyn
    THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE has once again released a report claiming that the Bush administration hyped prewar intelligence. The so-called Phase Two report is supposed to investigate the Bush administration's handling of prewar intelligence. In reality, the report is little more than yet another attempt by partisan Democrats to make political hay out of flawed prewar intelligence. (The only Republicans to endorse the report were two of the Senate's most liberal GOP members.) The committee focused exclusively on prewar statements by Bush administration officials, ignoring similar statements by leading Democrats. Therefore, the report is intended to portray the Bush administration...
  • The Senate's Intelligence

    06/09/2008 7:12:23 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies · 141+ views
    New York Sun ^ | June 9, 2008 | The Editors
    "Our evidence suggests that Baghdad is strengthening a relationship with al-Qaeda that dates back to the mid-1990s, when senior Iraqi intelligence officers established contact with the network in several countries." "We have some evidence that Iraqi Intelligence has been in contact with elements in the northeastern area. And the al-Qaeda operatives there are in regular contact with other operatives located in Baghdad. The Iraqi government has also received information from other sources alerting it to the presence of al-Qaeda operatives in Baghdad.""We have hard evidence that al-Qaeda is operating in several locations in Iraq with the knowledge and acquiescence of...
  • U.S. State Department Memo Confirms: Saddam Hussein 'Was' Developing Nuclear Bomb

    04/25/2008 4:34:45 PM PDT · by Moseley · 49 replies · 451+ views
    Associated Press (Court Exhibits from Scooter Libbey Trial) ^ | April 25, 2008 | Christian Citizens of America
    MEDIA ADVISORY, April 25 /Christian Newswire/ -- The trial of Scooter Libbey proved one thing: Bush and Cheney were right -- along with Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, John Kerry, and every other Democrat and responsible world leader. Saddam Hussein WAS indeed actively working to develop and build a nuclear bomb, and posed a threat of a nuclear holocaust against American famlies. An internal memo from the U.S. State Department was declassified at the insistence of Scooter Libbey's defense attorneys (against Foggy Bottom's wishes). The memo has been posted by the ASSOCIATED PRESS at -- http://wid.ap.org/documents/libbytrial/jan23/DX71.pdf And the memo is fully...
  • Did Iranian Agents Dupe Pentagon Officials?

    06/09/2008 1:05:54 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 12 replies · 133+ views
    McClatchy News Service/Ocnus.net 2008 ^ | Jun 8, 2008 - 7:29:39 AM | John Walcott
    A top aide to then-secretary of defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, however, shut down the 2003 investigation into the Pentagon officials' activities after only a month, and the Defense Department's top brass never followed up on the investigators' recommendation for a more thorough investigation, the Senate report said. The revelation raises questions about whether Iran may have used a small cabal of officials in the Pentagon and in Vice President Dick Cheney's office to feed bogus intelligence on Iraq and Iran to senior policymakers in the Bush administration who were eager to oust the Iraqi dictator. Iran, which was a mortal...
  • 'Bush Lied'? If Only It Were That Simple.

    06/09/2008 1:47:10 AM PDT · by edpc · 42 replies · 159+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, June 9, 2008 | Fred Hiatt
    Search the Internet for "Bush Lied" products, and you will find sites that offer more than a thousand designs. The basic "Bush Lied, People Died" bumper sticker is only the beginning. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, set out to provide the official foundation for what has become not only a thriving business but, more important, an article of faith among millions of Americans. And in releasing a committee report Thursday, he claimed to have accomplished his mission, though he did not use the L-word. "In making the case for war, the administration...
  • Sen Intel Committee Releases Another Report to Show Bush LIED About Saddam

    06/06/2008 8:02:29 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies · 167+ views
    Yes, that's right boys and girls. The report that many politco-geeks have been waiting YEARS to read, has finally been released; the Senate Intelligence Committee's Investigative Report on Pre-War Intelligence About Saddam's Iraq. We've waited FIVE YEARS for clear evidence that Bush lied, and what do we get....(insert Price Is Right style drum roll here): A report that is purely political and partisanand a report that has nothing to do with Iraq, but looks at Bush Administration officials who had "talks" w Iran before the war, but failed to go through CIA and State Dept channels. Several things strike me...
  • Report accuses Bush of misrepresenting Iraq intel

    06/06/2008 3:49:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 289+ views
    AP via Yahoo!News ^ | June 6, 2008 | Pamela Hess
    WASHINGTON - A new Senate report gives a fresh shot of adrenaline to the election-year debate over the Iraq war. President Bush and his top officials deliberately misrepresented secret intelligence to make the case to invade Iraq, according to the Senate Intelligence Committee. The panel put a new spin on old charges, comparing claims made in five speeches by top Bush administration officials with intelligence reports. The committee says officials wrongly linked Saddam Hussein to the Sept. 11 attacks and al-Qaida; claimed Iraq would give terrorist groups chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, and said Iraq was developing drone aircraft to...
  • Senate Panel Accuses Bush of Iraq Exaggerations

    06/05/2008 5:39:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 169+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 5, 2008 | MARK MAZZETTI and SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON — A long-delayed Senate report endorsed by Democrats and some Republicans has concluded that President Bush and his aides built the public case for war against Iraq by exaggerating available intelligence and by ignoring disagreements among spy agencies about Iraq’s weapons programs and Saddam Hussein’s links to Al Qaeda. The report was released Thursday after years of partisan squabbling, and it marks the close of five years of investigations by the Senate Intelligence Committee into the use, abuse and faulty assessments of intelligence leading up to the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. That some Bush administration claims about...