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  • Pelosi Caught in Another Lie – Said Publicly Saddam Had WMD (Video)

    07/11/2014 10:04:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/11/14 | Jim Hoft
    Nancy Pelosi told reporters yesterday that President George W. Bush sent the US to war “based on a false representation of a threat of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.”
  • Beck To Differ: No, Glenn, liberals were never right on Iraq

    07/09/2014 6:07:52 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 20 replies
    Beck To Differ: No, Glenn, liberals were never right on Iraq by Daniel Clark Since Glenn Beck’s June 17th broadcast, liberals have seized on his “admission” that they were right about Iraq. It’s not really an admission, though, if it’s something that he wants to believe anyway. Beck supported the Iraq War when he was a conservative, which he hasn’t been for quite some time. The new Glenn Beck has contracted Bush Derangement Syndrome, says we should’ve listened to Ron Paul, indulges in paranoid drone fantasies, says our response to terrorism should be to turn inward and love each other,...
  • REPORT: Judge Who Sentenced Saddam Hussein to Death – Captured & Executed by ISIS

    06/23/2014 5:10:52 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 22 June 14 | Jim Hoft
    Judge Rauf Rashid and Saddam Hussein Several Arab News websites are reporting the news. Al-Mesyroon reported (translated) There were reports of the execution of Iraqi judge, Raouf Abdel-Rahman, who sentenced Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to death, according to confirmed the pages on the social networking site, without official confirmation from the Iraqi government. The pages on social networking sites, including Page MP Jordanian Khalil Attieh on the site “Facebook” to “revolutionaries Iraqis arrested him and sentenced him to death in retaliation for the death of the martyr Saddam Hussein,” he said, adding that Rauf tried to escape from Baghdad after...
  • Judge Who Sentenced Saddam Hussein To Death Has Been Executed By ISIS, Local Media Reports

    06/22/2014 9:17:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 99 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/22/14 | tylker durden
    Back in 2006, after the second US invasion of Iraq culminated if not with the discovery of the WMDs (which were the pretext for the invasion in the first place), but the unearthing (literally) and kangaroo court trial of Saddam Hussein, the US was quick to announce "mission accomplished." Recent events have made a mockery of that claim, however what is truly the straw that broke the back of poetic justice, to mix metaphors, are reports from local media that as part of its blitz-campaign to take over northern Iraq, ISIS found and the promptly executed Rauf Rashid Abd al-Rahman,...
  • Did Saddam Have WMDs After All: ISIS Overruns Iraq Chemical Weapons 'Mega-Facility'

    06/19/2014 6:02:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/19/14 | Tyler Durden
    With all eyes firmly focused on what really matters (the oil refineries), The Telegraph reports that ISIS has over-run a Saddam Hussein-era chemical weapons (CW) complex. The al-Muhanna 'mega-facility', about 60 miles south of Baghdad, gives the jihadists access to disused stores of hundreds of tonnes of potentially deadly poisons including mustard gas and sarin. The US state department is 'concerned' but "do not believe that the complex contains CW materials of military value." However, as a former commander of Britain's chemical weapons regiment warned, "we have seen that ISIS has used chemicals in explosions in Iraq before and has...
  • Saddam era WMDs captured in Iraq by ISIS

    06/20/2014 7:51:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 111 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/20/2014 | Dale T. Armstrong
    The British newspaper, The Telegraph reported this stunning little nugget yesterday, on June 19th: Chemical weapons produced at the Al Muthanna facility, which Isis today seized, are believed to have included mustard gas, Sarin, Tabun, and VX. Wait……WHAT? I thought there were no WMD’s in Iraq, of any kind? Whatsoever!
  • How Did Syria Get Chemical Weapons? Did They Come From Our Old Friend Saddam? (

    09/09/2013 12:46:33 PM PDT · by French_for_Bush · 20 replies
    PolicyMic
    Was the Bush administration right all along? Could these indeed be the very same WMDs that intelligence agencies from around the world claimed were in Hussein’s possession which he then transferred over to Syria? The earliest account of Hussein having hidden his WMDs in Syria came in January of 2004. Nizar Nayouf, an award-winning Syrian journalist who was granted political asylum in France, said in a letter to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf not only that he knew Iraq’s WMDs were being hidden inside Syria, but that he could pinpoint precisely where they were being kept. According to Nayouf’s witness, described...
  • Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack]

    09/03/2013 1:27:16 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 33 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | September 03, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack] September 03, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: All right. So here's the deal. Last week, Obama reverses himself and says that he's not gonna go into Syria. Remember, they're using nerve gas. John Kerry goes out there, 1,500 people, 2,400 people, a lot of kids, nerve gas, sarin gas, got the proof.Look, I'm gonna get into all the hypocrisy.Yes, Kerry dining with Bashar back in 2009 and talking about what a great guy Bashar was. The bottom line is this administration is as incompetent as Jimmy Carter. There's only one...
  • WHERE DID SYRIA’S CHEMICAL WEAPONS COME FROM?

    08/26/2013 8:32:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jul 2012 | Frank Salvato
    As the news stories mount regarding Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s decision to move his chemical weapons stockpile from storage to areas closer to rebel locations, there is one thing the mainstream media is not commenting on: How Syria acquired what is reported to be one of the world’s largest arsenals of bio-chemical WMD? More to the point, what they are not reporting is this: From where did the Assad regime acquire their bio-chemical WMD? In 2006, former Iraqi general, Georges Sada, who served under Saddam Hussein before he defected, wrote a comprehensive book detailing how the Iraqi Revolutionary Guard...
  • FLASHBACK: Where did Saddam’s WMD go? To Syria …

    08/26/2013 10:20:43 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 66 replies
    www.WorldTribune.com ^ | December 7th, 2012
    U.S. intelligence suspects Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction have finally been located. Unfortunately, getting to them will be nearly impossible for the United States and its allies, because the containers with the strategic materials are not in Iraq. Satellite photo of hundreds of trucks systematically leaving an Iraqi weapons dump, early 2003. Instead they are located in Lebanon’s heavily-fortified Bekaa Valley, swarming with Iranian and Syrian forces, and Hizbullah and ex-Iraqi agents, Geostrategy-Direct.com will report in Wednesday’s (Sept. 2, 2003) weekly edition. U.S. intelligence first identified a stream of tractor-trailer trucks moving from Iraq to Syria to Lebanon in...
  • Saddam’s half-brother dies of cancer in Baghdad hospital while on death row

    07/08/2013 10:14:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:41 EST, 8 July 2013 | Helen Collis
    Saddam Hussein’s half brother, facing the gallows for his role as chief of the regime's security service, has died of cancer in a Baghdad hospital. Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan, who had received several death sentences, was transferred to the hospital from prison as his health deteriorated. His body will be handed over to his family. Al-Hassan, a maternal half brother of Hussein, had lived in exile for a period after the 2003 invasion. He was suspected of directing and financing insurgency operations from Syria carried out by Saddam loyalists in Iraq since the fall of the regime. …
  • U.S. Intelligence Confirms Chemical Weapons Use In Syria

    06/13/2013 3:12:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2013 | Emily Wither
    It has been confirmed by U.S. intelligence. Syria’s government has used chemical weapons in its ongoing civil war. The President has not made a specific decision on a responsive action to this information. The White House saying it will make decisions on its own timeline. The President is expected to talk to other world leaders about Syria at next week’s G8 Summit in Northern Ireland. …
  • 10 Years Ago Today ...

    04/09/2013 9:34:05 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 15 replies
    Various | April 9, 2013
    Baghdad fell.
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT SADDAM AND TERRORISM

    03/21/2013 8:25:26 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 18 replies
    Human Events ^ | 3/21/2008 | C Holton
    Saddam Hussein’s Iraq had extensive ties to terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda, according to an official report published by the Pentagon’s Institute for Defense Analyses and released through the Joint Forces Command. That report, Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights from Captured Iraqi Documents, came up with some startling revelations in its 59 pages... In other words, Saddam’s Iraq had a longstanding relationship with the co-leader of Al Qaeda. “Is there anything in the captured archives to indicate that Saddam had the will to use his terrorist capabilities directly against the United States?” The Institute for Defense Analyses then provides the...
  • Saddam Hussein’s Revenge

    03/19/2013 3:20:28 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 14 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 03/19/2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Ten years ago, U.S. air, sea, and land forces attacked Iraq. So, how now does the ledger read, 10 years on? Of the three goals of the war, none was achieved. No weapon of mass destruction was found. While Saddam and his sons paid for their sins, they had had nothing at all to do with 9/11. Nothing. That had all been mendacious propaganda. Where there had been no al-Qaida in Iraq while Saddam ruled, al-Qaida is crawling all over Iraq now. Where Iraq had been an Arab Sunni bulwark confronting Iran in 2003, a decade later, Iraq is tilting...
  • FLASHBACK: 7/20/12 Syria's Chemical Weapons Came From Saddam's Iraq

    12/09/2012 10:36:24 AM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | July 20, 2012
    War On Terror: As the regime of Bashar Assad disintegrates, the security of his chemical arsenal is in jeopardy. The No. 2 general in Saddam Hussein's air force says they were the WMDs we didn't find in Iraq. King Abdullah of neighboring Jordan warned that a disintegrating Syria on the verge of civil war puts Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons at risk of falling into the hands of al-Qaida. "One of the worst-case scenarios as we are obviously trying to look for a political solution would be if some of those chemical stockpiles were to fall into unfriendly hands," he...
  • Syria’s Next Act

    07/23/2012 10:51:20 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 19 July 2012 | Eli Lake
    With the days and weeks of the Syrian government appearing numbered, the Central Intelligence Agency is scrambling to get a handle on the locations of the country’s chemical and biological weapons, while assessing the composition, loyalties, and background of the rebel groups poised to take power in the event President Bashar al-Assad falls. Whether or not sensitive weapons technology was moved to Syria is a hotly disputed question in the intelligence community. James Clapper, now the Director of National Intelligence and formerly the director of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, said in 2003 that he believed materials had been moved...
  • Saddam's WMDs and Connection to Terrorism

    04/17/2012 8:59:42 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 7 replies
    Administrators for this page so far include Joseph Shahda- jveritas Laurie Mylroie Christopher S. Carson Mark Eichenlaub- Ikez78 Buzz Patterson Chris Donohoe- April15bendovr
  • Exclusive: State Department quietly warning region on Syrian WMDs

    02/24/2012 1:10:15 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 46 replies · 2+ views
    FP ^ | February 24, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    The State Department has begun coordinating with Syria's neighbors to prepare for the handling of President Bashar al-Assad's extensive WMD assets if and when his regime collapses, The Cable has learned. This week, the State Department sent a diplomatic demarche to Syria's neighbors Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia, warning them about the possibility of Syria's WMDs crossing their borders and offering U.S. government help in dealing with the problem, three Obama administration officials confirmed to The Cable. For concerned parties both inside and outside the U.S. government, the demarche signifies that the United States is increasingly developing plans to...
  • Iraq: Lights Out for the Myths

    12/09/2011 12:08:45 AM PST · by gabriellah · 3 replies
    TheCollegeConservative Blog ^ | December 9, 2011 | Kevin Reagan
    On December 2nd, the United States military officially handed over administration of Camp Victory to the Iraqi government. The sprawling palace complex of former dictator Saddam Hussein long served as the American military headquarters in Iraq. By the end of the calendar year, all U.S. forces will be out of Iraq (save for a small training force remaining behind to instruct the Iraqis). As we prepare to officially close the books on U.S. military operations in Iraq, perhaps we can finally also put to bed the many myths propagated by the Left as to the reasons for our intervention and...
  • Flashback: The Left on Saddam's Capture

    10/21/2011 10:05:32 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 11 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/21/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Many on the Left are celebrating the capture and death of Muammar Qaddafi. Even the liberal Daily Kos is beside itself. But how did the Left respond to the capture of a far more dangerous dictator with far more blood on his hands in 2003? Well, it wasn't the same way. Let's take Kos, circa 2003:
  • For Iraqis, Gaddafi death evokes Saddam memories (Tribes and Terrorists still control Libya)

    10/21/2011 3:42:53 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 3 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/21/2011 | Muhanad Mohammed (Twolastnames)
    Iraqis watching news of the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi remembered how their own dictator Saddam Hussein was ousted, fearing Libyans might now face years of factional violence as they did after Saddam's capture and execution. Gaddafi's death while trying to flee in a convoy Thursday came after eight months of war between Gaddafi loyalists and NATO-backed rebels who took the capital from the deposed leader two months ago. After the 2003 U.S. invasion that ended his rule, Saddam went on the run for months before he was dragged from a hole in the ground, put on trial and...
  • Saddam: What We Now Know (He was at least as big a terror threat as Osama Bin Laden)

    09/14/2011 6:47:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/14/2011 | Jim Lacey
    Saddam Hussein was a WMD threat and a terror threat to the United States and its allies. Too many of the post-9/11 critics have forgotten or were never aware of this fact. Even in last week’s NRO symposium, writers called the invasion of Iraq an “unjust war,” an “optional war,” and finally a “result of the flawed intelligence that skewed the perceived threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s regime to the United States.” There is little doubt that the pre-war intelligence on Iraq was faulty, mostly because of Saddam’s continuing attempts to convince Iran that he still maintained a potent WMD...
  • Joe Wilson joins with Al Jazeera to perpetuate baloney about Saddam and Al Qaeda

    09/07/2011 6:43:48 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 7 Sept 2011 | Unattributed
    It’s been a long time since anyone cared about Joe Wilson, the erstwhile career diplomat selected by his wife to travel to Africa to find out about Saddam Hussein’s quest for uranium. Things must be slowing down for poor old Joe and that government pension courtesy of US taxpayers must not be providing the life style that he so richly desires. So, Joe is talking with Al Jazeera, the news network of Jihad and Islamofacism.
  • Iraq Invades Kuwait (BBC On This Day 2 August 1990)

    08/02/2011 2:33:59 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/02/11 | Unattributed
    More than 100,000 Iraqi soldiers backed up by 700 tanks invaded the Gulf state of Kuwait in the early hours of this morning.Iraqi forces have established a provisional government and their leader Saddam Hussein has threatened to turn Kuwait city into a "graveyard" if any other country dares to challenge the "take-over by force".
  • Saddam's Half-Brothers to be Executed

    07/16/2011 2:06:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/7/11 | Gavriel Queennan
    Five Saddam-era officials, including two of the late dictator's half-brothers, will be executed within a month after being handed over to Iraqi authorities by the US military, Gulf News reported Friday. The group, transferred to Iraqi custody on Thursday morning, were among 206 high-value detainees still being held by American forces ahead of a US military pullout expected by the end of the year. "We received the final 206 Iraqi prisoners being held by US forces, including five senior officials from the former regime," said justice ministry spokesman Haidar al-Saadi. "They (the five officials) will be executed within one month....
  • Panetta makes 9/11 gaffe in Iraq (AP Lies--Says Bush Connected Saddam to 9/11)

    07/11/2011 9:28:55 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 07/11/11 | Paul J. Richards
    Newly appointed US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told American troops in Baghdad on Monday that 9/11 was the reason they were in Iraq, before he was quickly corrected by his spokesman. "The reason you guys are here is because of 9/11. The US got attacked and 3,000 human beings got killed because of Al-Qaeda," Panetta told about 150 soldiers at the Camp Victory US base. "We've been fighting as a result of that," he said. The administration of former US President George W. Bush had hastily linked Saddam Hussein, the ousted Iraqi dictator, to the 9/11 attacks. That was one...
  • Saddam Hussein's torture doctor has been working in British hospitals for SEVEN years

    07/02/2011 11:26:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | James Slack, Michael Seamark and Fay Schlesinger
    A doctor involved in horrific torture by Saddam Hussein’s henchmen is working in British hospitals. In an astonishing immigration scandal, border officials have allowed the suspected war criminal to treat thousands of British patients. Dr Mohammed Kassim Al-Byati was given a permit to work as a doctor in the NHS by the Labour government in 2004. Checks failed to uncover his history of working for the notorious Iraqi Intelligence Agency, which ran the country in a reign of terror during the Saddam years. His job was to patch up torture victims so that they could be subjected to more appalling...
  • Bye-Bye bidets! US troops leaving Saddam palaces

    06/12/2011 12:26:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    AP ^ | June 12, 2011 | REBECCA SANTANA
    BAGHDAD (AP) - Available soon: nine palaces in lakeside complex frequented by visiting kings and dictators, beautiful molded ceilings and light fixtures, many bidets, Saddam Hussein mural and former prison cell. As is, with Tomahawk missile damage. Contact: U.S. Army. Thus might read a real estate ad for the Victory Base Complex, one of the many properties the U.S. military is vacating as the Dec. 31 deadline for its withdrawal from Iraq approaches. It will leave behind probably some of the most elaborate, some would say tacky, office spaces ever used by American soldiers, sailors or Marines.
  • South Park 5-18-11

    05/18/2011 7:10:18 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    southparkstudios.com ^ | 5-18-11 | Parker and Stone
    Featured Clip Preview: I'm In Trouble Again? Cartman may have gone too far this time.
  • Libya vs Iraq

    03/24/2011 9:51:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    coworkers compare Libya and Iraq
  • Saddam targeted Bush, Rumsfeld daughters

    02/08/2011 4:45:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/8/11 | afp
    Former US secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld revealed Tuesday that Saddam Hussein had a $60 million bounty on his daughters' head and also targeted ex-president George W. Bush's two daughters. "I was concerned," Rumsfeld told ABC's "Good Morning America" in his first live television interview since leaving office over four years ago. "Of course, the president and his family had secret service protection. My family did not. And it was a somewhat awkward moment in the meeting," he added in describing a 2003 national security meeting when he was told of the plot. Rumsfeld, who has two daughters and a...
  • Qur'an etched in Saddam Hussein's blood poses dilemma for Iraq leaders

    12/20/2010 3:15:14 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 15 replies
    Guardian ^ | 2010/12/19 | Martin Chulov in Baghdad
    As country debates whether to destroy everything connected to former dictator, Shia-led regime remains sensitive about relics
  • Big Media catch up to The US Report on Saddam's WMDs

    12/13/2010 6:01:57 PM PST · by Crush · 5 replies
    The US Report ^ | 13 Dec 2010 | Kay Day
    The US Report featured an analysis about WikiLeaks’ publication of official military documents disclosing weapons of mass destruction in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. I wrote my column on November 9. Big media is just now discovering the significance and it’s obvious the political fact based on a lie—there were no WMDs in Iraq—was part of an overall, continuing assassination of US leadership. But there's more to this story than WikiLeaks. I focused not only on the WikiLeaks disclosure but on the tie-in to the Oil for Food scandal the United Nations (in my opinion) enabled. Wired Magazine admitted WMDs were in Iraq...
  • Saddam aide Tariq Aziz sentenced to hang

    10/26/2010 2:51:34 AM PDT · by South40 · 56 replies · 1+ views
    YahooNews (AP) ^ | 10/25/2010 | HAMID AHMED and BARBARA SURK
    BAGHDAD – Saddam Hussein's foreign minister Tariq Aziz was sentenced to death by hanging Tuesday for persecuting members of Shiite religious parties under the former regime. Iraq's high criminal court spokesman Mohammed Abdul Sahib did not say when Aziz, 74, would be put to death. The death sentence was for a conviction on charges of taking part in a Saddam-led campaign that hunted and executed members of the Shiite Dawa Party, of which current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is a member.
  • WMD Found in Iraq

    10/24/2010 10:04:06 AM PDT · by Ira_Louvin · 45 replies
    WMD Found in Iraq According to the latest batch of Wikileak documents. In particular, coalition troops kept coming across numerous artillery shells filled with mustard gas. Remember the terms of Section 8 of UN resolution 687 that ended the first Gulf War: Iraq shall unconditionally accept the destruction, removal, or rendering harmless, under international supervision, of: (a) All chemical and biological weapons and all stocks of agents and all related subsystems and components and all research, development, support and manufacturing facilities Thus the instance of a single chemical weapon in Iraq violates the terms that ended the Gulf War, and...
  • Wikileaks absolve Bush (bio weapons, Iraq - as if ..)

    10/23/2010 4:22:31 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Blogstitution ^ | 10-23-10
    I’ve written about this before … but with the release of the WIKILEAKS documents, even Wired magazine acknowledges that US troops found chemical and biological weapons in Iraq. But don’t worry; if you liberals keep telling yourself “Bush Lied”… you’ll get through this. By late 2003, even the Bush White House’s staunchest defenders were starting to give up on the idea that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But for years afterward, WikiLeaks’ newly-released Iraq war documents reveal, U.S. troops continued to find chemical weapons labs, encounter insurgent specialists in toxins, and uncover weapons of mass destruction In...
  • Gutfelf Mocks NBC News Reporter for Claim Saddam Hussein was "Moderating" Prior to War - Video

    09/06/2010 7:03:49 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 6, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Laura Ingraham and Greg Gutfeld mocking NBC News Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel for making the claim last week that Saddam Hussein was “moderating” just ahead of the U.S.-led liberation of the Iraqi people from his brutal and despotic regime. Engel seemed to suggest that if the U.S. had not invaded and left him alone, Saddam was becoming more “accommodating” and was ready to join the family of nations. To that, Gutfeld had a sharp response: “He said he was being more moderate. You have to ask him what he means by “moderate” – was he talking...
  • Kirk tries to link Giannoulias to Saddam Hussein

    08/09/2010 2:21:56 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 11 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 8-9-10 | Abdon Pallasch
    On a day that Democrat Alexi Giannoulias released a new commercial slamming him as a liar, Republican Mark Kirk tried to shift the focus back onto Giannoulias’ family bank, saying the bank gave a loan to Nadhmi Auchi, who Kirk said sold arms to Saddam Hussein. “According to the New York Times, he was a banker to Saddam Hussein,” Kirk said of Auchi. “And According to the Observer of London, he was a middleman in the billion-dollar naval arms deal between Hussein and the Italian Navy.” Voters should care, Kirk said: “This is not political Kryptonite -- this is Hemlock,”...
  • Vindicated for Removing Saddam

    07/24/2010 6:03:57 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 43 replies · 3+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 22 July 10 | Ryan Mauro
    President Bush’s top political advisor, Karl Rove, said on July 15 that his biggest mistake was not fighting back against Democrats trying to score cheap political points by accusing the President of lying to get the country to support an invasion of Iraq. Rove is right, but another mistake was made: not trying to vindicate the removal of Saddam Hussein using evidence, including Iraqi government documents, that was obtained after the regime’s overthrow. Compelling evidence exists to show that Saddam’s regime was sponsoring terrorists (e.g., Al-Qaeda), had the ability to quickly produce weapons of mass destruction, and the will to...
  • Flashback: Black Panther Leader Defends Saddam Hussein (video)

    07/15/2010 7:02:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    breitbart tv ^ | 7/15/10 | breitbart
    From a private meeting of the New Black Panthers in March, 2002. Malik Zulu Shabazz defending Saddam Hussein and attacks President George W. Bush.
  • CIA's secret Iraq weapon revealed: a Saddam gay sex tape

    05/27/2010 6:32:08 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 21 replies · 784+ views
    The Guardian ^ | MAY 26, 2010 | Paul Harris
    In their time, America's secret agencies have tried some outlandish schemes to attack their country's enemies, including, most famously, an attempt to do away with Cuba's Fidel Castro by using an exploding cigar. But in a scenario more the preserve of careless Hollywood starlets such as Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, the CIA appears to have plotted to undermine Saddam Hussein with a gay sex tape. According to the Washington Post's security blog, some of America's spooks believed that shooting a fake video of Saddam cavorting with a teenage boy might destabilise his regime in the runup to the US-led...
  • Connection between Saddam’s Regime and Al Queda CAPTURED

    05/04/2010 9:11:41 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies · 728+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-04-10 | Scott Malensek
    Don't expect to see this on MSNBC or Huffpo, but feel free to send them an email. Suspected leader of Ansar Al-Islam, 7 criminal associates arrested BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested the suspected leader of Ansar al-Islam and seven criminal associates during a series of joint security operations conducted in Mansour and Adhamiyah today. Read more at floppingaces.net...
  • Arrest Warrant Issued for Saddam's Daughter

    04/20/2010 2:17:34 PM PDT · by Doogle · 7 replies · 551+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 04/20/10 | Ed Barnes
    A revised arrest warrant recently posted by Interpol may finally lead to the capture and extradition of Saddam Hussein’s eldest daughter, who is charged with supporting terrorist activities in Iraq. Raghad Hussein, who lives in Amman, Jordan, under the protection of King Abdullah II, was charged in November 2006 with supporting the Iraqi insurgency. But in the murky world of Middle East politics, neither the warrant nor the charges against her created much of a stir. She was, after all, Saddam Hussein's daughter. And in the chaos that followed the coalition invasion of Iraq, no one quite believed that the...
  • Nations Must Know When to Cringe and Crawl--But for the West It's Becoming Routine

    03/18/2010 6:08:09 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 1 replies · 153+ views
    The Lid ^ | 3/18/2010 | Barry Rubin
    Sometimes selective appeasement is necessary in foreign policy. But when and just how far should a democratic country go in such behavior? Here's a brilliant defense of giving in at times-which doesn't mean I necessarily agree with it, but I do respect it-and a recent example of how it's overdone and mistakenly carried out nowadays. The Times of London article is by George Walden, a former British diplomat and Conservative member of parliament with a lot of international experience. Let's consider what he says and how we should interpret it. The title tells a great deal: "We can't afford the...
  • Saddam Hussein weighed nuclear 'package' deal in 1990, documents show

    03/10/2010 6:48:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 596+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2010 | Joby Warrick
    As troops massed on his border near the start of the Persian Gulf War, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein weighed the purchase of a $150 million nuclear "package" deal that included not only weapons designs but also production plants and foreign experts to supervise the building of a nuclear bomb, according to documents uncovered by a former U.N. weapons inspector. The offer, made in 1990 by an agent linked to disgraced Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, guaranteed Iraq a weapons-assembly line capable of producing nuclear warheads in as little as three years. But Iraq lost the chance to capitalize when, months...
  • Saddam Restarted Nuclear Program

    03/10/2010 8:47:12 AM PST · by reaganwasright1980 · 38 replies · 746+ views
    World Threats ^ | 3-10-2010
    At the time of the 1990 offer, Iraq was embarked in a crash program to develop nuclear weapons in the face of a threatened U.S.-led attack over its occupation of Kuwait. By that date, Iraqi scientists had acquired a limited amount of weapons-grade enriched uranium but lacked several key components, including a workable design for a small nuclear warhead.
  • Thank God Saddam is gone…

    03/07/2010 5:10:27 PM PST · by florm15 · 11 replies · 187+ views
    A Blog For People Who Love America ^ | 3.7.10 | Florencia Miguez
    Today, Iraqis made their voices heard, and MSNBC wants to give credit to Obama, even though he opposed the surge and maybe they even want to share some of that credit with Biden who wanted to divide Iraq into 3 countries. The truth is that President Bush deserves credit for taking action against a man that was a threat to the USA and what we stand for: Freedom. President Bush understood the threat that Saddam Hussein was, and he had the guts to do what was right. He didn't take a look at the latest Gallup poll before making a...
  • Rove admits to error on Iraq as Bush strategist

    03/02/2010 3:54:57 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 70 replies · 1,427+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 3/2/10 | BETH FOUHY/AP
    Political strategist Karl Rove says President George W. Bush made the right decision to launch the Iraq war in 2003, but the former White House adviser admits the failure to find weapons of mass destruction badly damaged the administration's credibility. In his new memoir, "Courage and Consequence," Rove blames himself for not pushing back against claims that Bush had taken the country to war under false pretenses, calling it one of the worst mistakes he made during the Bush presidency.
  • Biden 2002 On Saddam: We Have To "Eliminate The Threat" (Biden 2/14/2010,"it wasn't worth it")

    02/14/2010 1:26:53 PM PST · by tobyhill · 12 replies · 407+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/14/2010 | RCP
    Joe Biden in 2002: "We have no choice but to eliminate the threat. This is a guy who is an extreme danger to the world."