Whatever Happened to George Bush?

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    The Washington Post?

    Ha!  The same sloozpaper that guaranteed it had conclusive proof Iraq had WMD and were on the verge of using them on the West.  Here's yet another gem from that group of treasonous neoKKKons:

     

    WPost Pushes for Syrian War

    http://consortiumnews.com/2013/04/03/wpost-pushes-for-syrian-war/

     

    The neoconservative Washington Post wants people to forget about how it and other Iraq War boosters got pretty much everything wrong about that disaster. Amnesia is especially important now as the Post and the neocons begin a new push for U.S. military intervention in Syria

     

     



    Just like all of these neocons...

    1. "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
      President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

      Quoted on CNN
    2. "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." — President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

      Quoted on CNN
    3. Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face." — Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

      Transcript of remarks made at a Town Hall meeting in Columbus, Ohio — from USIA
    4. "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." — Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb 18, 1998

      Transcript of remarks made at a Town Hall Meeting in Columbus, Ohio — From USIA
    5. "We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the US Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." — Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI), Tom Daschle (D-SD), John Kerry (D — MA), and others Oct. 9, 1998

      See letter to Clinton by Levin, Daschle, Kerry and others
    6. "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." — Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

      Statement by Rep. Nancy Pelosi — House of Representatives website
    7. "Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies." — Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

      Answer to a question at the Chicago Council of Foreign Affairs
    8. "There is no doubt that . Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." — Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, December 5, 2001

      Letter to President George W. Bush signed by 9 Congressmen, including Democrats Harold Ford, Jr., Joseph Lieberman, and Benjamin Gilman.
    9. " We should be hell bent on getting those weapons of mass destruction, hell bent on having a credible approach to them, but we should try to do it in a way which keeps the world together and that achieves our goal which is removing the... defanging Saddam.." — Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Dec. 9, 2002

      Online with Jim Lehrer — Public Broadcasting Service
    10. "We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

      Transcript of Gore's speech, printed in USA Today
    11. "Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

      Transcript of Gore's speech, printed in USA Today
    12. "We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." — Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

      U.S. Senate — Ted Kennedy
    13. "The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..." — Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

      Congressional Record — Robert Byrd
    14. "When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security and that of our allies in the Persian Gulf region. I will vote yes because I believe it is the best way to hold Saddam Hussein accountable." —Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9,2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. John F. Kerry
    15. "There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years .. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction." — Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. Jay Rockefeller
    16. "He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do" — Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

      Congressional Record — Rep. Henry Waxman
    17. "In 1998, the United States also changed its underlying policy toward Iraq from containment to regime change and began to examine options to effect such a change, including support for Iraqi opposition leaders within the country and abroad. In the 4 years since the inspectors, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al-Qaida members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001.

      "It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein wiill continue to increase his capability to wage biological and chemical warfare and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East which, as we know all too well, affects American security."
      Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. Hillary Clinton
    18. "The Joint Chiefs should provide Congress with casualty estimates for a war in Iraq as they have done in advance of every past conflict. These estimates should consider Saddam's possible use of chemical or biological weapons against our troops.

      "Unlike the gulf war, many experts believe Saddam would resort to chemical and biological weapons against our troops in a desperate -attempt to save his regime if he believes he and his regime are ultimately threatened."
      Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Oct. 8, 2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. Ted Kennedy
    19. "There is one thing we agree upon, and that is that Saddam Hussein is an evil man. He is a tyrant. He has used chemical and biological weapons on his own people. He has disregarded United Nations resolutions calling for inspections of his capabilities and research and development programs. His forces regularly fire on American and British jet pilots enforcing the no-fly zones in the north and south of his country. And he has the potential to develop and deploy nuclear weapons... — Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. Bob Graham
    20. But inspectors have had a hard time getting truthful information from the Iraqis they interview. Saddam Hussein terrorizes his people, including his weapons scientists, so effectively that they are afraid to be interviewed in private, let alone outside the country. They know that even the appearance of cooperation could be a death sentence for themselves or their families.

      "To overcome this obstacle, and to discover and dismantle Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, UNMOVIC and the IAEA must interview relevant persons securely and with their families protected, even if they protest publicly against this treatment. Hans Blix may dislike running ''a defection agency,' but that could be the only way to obtain truthful information about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction — Sen. Joseph Biden

      Congressional Record — Sen. Joseph Biden
    21. "With respect to Saddam Hussein and the threat he presents, we must ask ourselves a simple question: Why? Why is Saddam Hussein pursuing weapons that most nations have agreed to limit or give up? Why is Saddam Hussein guilty of breaking his own cease-fire agreement with the international community? Why is Saddam Hussein attempting to develop nuclear weapons when most nations don't even try, and responsible nations that have them attempt to limit their potential for disaster? Why did Saddam Hussein threaten and provoke? Why does he develop missiles that exceed allowable limits? Why did Saddam Hussein lie and deceive the inspection teams previously? Why did Saddam Hussein not account for all of the weapons of mass destruction which UNSCOM identified? Why is he seeking to develop unmanned airborne vehicles for delivery of biological agents?
      Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), October 9, 2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. John F. Kerry
    22. "Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal.

      "Iraq has continued to seek nuclear weapons and develop its arsenal in defiance of the collective will of the international community, as expressed through the United Nations Security Council. It is violating the terms of the 1991 cease-fire that ended the Gulf war and as many as 16 Security Council resolutions, including 11 resolutions concerning Iraq's efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction. — Sen. John Edwards, October 10, 2002
     
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    The Washington Post?

     

    Yes, in that bastion of neo-conservatism the Washington Post appears an OpEd by the Prime Minister of Iraq. Apparently Mother Jones is too busy with their bugging scandal to have carried it. Sorry.

     

     
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    With all the vacation time Bush took, I thought maybe he was just still on one.



    I love this ole left-wing chestnut. 

    We all know when a president takes a vacation they are totally unplugged from the world. They are so secluded they have no idea what's going on. I mean it's not like they can be whisked away at a moments notice back to the white house. It's not like they have access to Airforce One or Marine One. 

    It's not like Camp David is essentially a military installation primarily staffed by US Navy and US Marine Corp

    It's not like Bush's ranch has a helicopter hangar or was wired for real time, secure videoconferencing to be used for his briefings from the CIA and other secured communications.

     

     
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    With all the vacation time Bush took, I thought maybe he was just still on one.

     



    I love this ole left-wing chestnut. 

     

    We all know when a president takes a vacation they are totally unplugged from the world. They are so secluded they have no idea what's going on. I mean it's not like they can be whisked away at a moments notice back to the white house. It's not like they have access to Airforce One or Marine One. 

    It's not like Camp David is essentially a military installation primarily staffed by US Navy and US Marine Corp

    It's not like Bush's ranch has a helicopter hangar or was wired for real time, secure videoconferencing to be used for his briefings from the CIA and other secured communications.

     

     



     

    I'm glad to see that just like you zing conservatives for bringing up Obama's penchant for golfing, you are fair and balanced in zinging jackbu for his silly comment about Bush's vacationing.

    Your hypocrisy detecting wand appears to be in working order.

     

     

     

    Oh wait...    



    Funny how you expect everyone else to remember your past posts. I have posted in the past that Obama's golfing is no big deal...for the very reasons I just pointed out. 

    Not to mention that the first two paragraphs were generic, in that it refers to ALL presidents. Do not ALL preidents have access to Airforce One and Marine One? Do not ALL preidents use Camp David?

    Suck it!

     
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    Obama has a country to run, since congressional repubs have abdicated their responsibility to govern.

    Bush's priorities seem to amount to breakfast and call of duty: black ops on the couch.

    Besides, per some conservatives, there are no "real" americans in Chicago or Detroit. 



    Lies!

     
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    I point out Obama's golfing excesses and constant vacations because the left was always so outraged by Bush's duffing and time off. It's hilarious!

     
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    He has disregarded United Nations resolutions calling for inspections of his capabilities and research and development programs. His forces regularly fire on American and British jet pilots enforcing the no-fly zones in the north and south of his country. And he has the potential to develop and deploy nuclear weapons... — Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

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    And THAT is why we took him out.  Period.  Not some liberal bullsht dreams that is was about oil.

    Thanks Bob




    HEAR HEAR or about his Daddy or Cheney and Haliburton!!

     
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    The progressives have me confused.  One minute, they think Bush is too stupid to tie his own shoes.  The next, he has secretly coerced the free world into a plot to take over the world oil supply using data he secretly planted in all the intelligence agencies in the free world.

    WHICH IS IT?????

     

     

     
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    With all the vacation time Bush took, I thought maybe he was just still on one.

     



    I love this ole left-wing chestnut. 

     

    We all know when a president takes a vacation they are totally unplugged from the world. They are so secluded they have no idea what's going on. I mean it's not like they can be whisked away at a moments notice back to the white house. It's not like they have access to Airforce One or Marine One. 

    It's not like Camp David is essentially a military installation primarily staffed by US Navy and US Marine Corp

    It's not like Bush's ranch has a helicopter hangar or was wired for real time, secure videoconferencing to be used for his briefings from the CIA and other secured communications.

     

     



     

    I'm glad to see that just like you zing conservatives for bringing up Obama's penchant for golfing, you are fair and balanced in zinging jackbu for his silly comment about Bush's vacationing.

    Your hypocrisy detecting wand appears to be in working order.

     

     

     

    Oh wait...    

     



    Funny how you expect everyone else to remember your past posts. I have posted in the past that Obama's golfing is no big deal...for the very reasons I just pointed out. 

     

    Not to mention that the first two paragraphs were generic, in that it refers to ALL presidents. Do not ALL preidents have access to Airforce One and Marine One? Do not ALL preidents use Camp David?

    Suck it!

     
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    He is reading to school children now that he can do so without be interrupted.



    And Obama is off at a Vegas fundraiser while his diplomats are tortured and killed.

     

    Are we all square on the insults now?

     
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    He is reading to school children now that he can do so without be interrupted.



    Oh he gonna be mad when he read this....

     
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    He is reading to school children now that he can do so without be interrupted.

     



    And Obama is off at a Vegas fundraiser while his diplomats are tortured and killed.

     

     

    Are we all square on the insults now?

     




     

    Ok, you have been nice so I will stop.



    My.  That's quite civilized of you.

     
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    The Washington Post?

    Ha!  The same sloozpaper that guaranteed it had conclusive proof Iraq had WMD and were on the verge of using them on the West.  Here's yet another gem from that group of treasonous neoKKKons:

     

    WPost Pushes for Syrian War

    http://consortiumnews.com/2013/04/03/wpost-pushes-for-syrian-war/

     

    The neoconservative Washington Post wants people to forget about how it and other Iraq War boosters got pretty much everything wrong about that disaster. Amnesia is especially important now as the Post and the neocons begin a new push for U.S. military intervention in Syria

     

     

     



    Just like all of these neocons...

     

    1. "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
      President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

      Quoted on CNN
    2. "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." — President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

      Quoted on CNN
    3. Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face." — Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

      Transcript of remarks made at a Town Hall meeting in Columbus, Ohio — from USIA
    4. "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." — Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb 18, 1998

      Transcript of remarks made at a Town Hall Meeting in Columbus, Ohio — From USIA
    5. "We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the US Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." — Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI), Tom Daschle (D-SD), John Kerry (D — MA), and others Oct. 9, 1998

      See letter to Clinton by Levin, Daschle, Kerry and others
    6. "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." — Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

      Statement by Rep. Nancy Pelosi — House of Representatives website
    7. "Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies." — Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

      Answer to a question at the Chicago Council of Foreign Affairs
    8. "There is no doubt that . Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." — Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, December 5, 2001

      Letter to President George W. Bush signed by 9 Congressmen, including Democrats Harold Ford, Jr., Joseph Lieberman, and Benjamin Gilman.
    9. " We should be hell bent on getting those weapons of mass destruction, hell bent on having a credible approach to them, but we should try to do it in a way which keeps the world together and that achieves our goal which is removing the... defanging Saddam.." — Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Dec. 9, 2002

      Online with Jim Lehrer — Public Broadcasting Service
    10. "We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

      Transcript of Gore's speech, printed in USA Today
    11. "Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

      Transcript of Gore's speech, printed in USA Today
    12. "We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." — Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

      U.S. Senate — Ted Kennedy
    13. "The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..." — Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

      Congressional Record — Robert Byrd
    14. "When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security and that of our allies in the Persian Gulf region. I will vote yes because I believe it is the best way to hold Saddam Hussein accountable." —Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9,2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. John F. Kerry
    15. "There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years .. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction." — Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. Jay Rockefeller
    16. "He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do" — Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

      Congressional Record — Rep. Henry Waxman
    17. "In 1998, the United States also changed its underlying policy toward Iraq from containment to regime change and began to examine options to effect such a change, including support for Iraqi opposition leaders within the country and abroad. In the 4 years since the inspectors, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al-Qaida members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001.

      "It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein wiill continue to increase his capability to wage biological and chemical warfare and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East which, as we know all too well, affects American security."
      Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. Hillary Clinton
    18. "The Joint Chiefs should provide Congress with casualty estimates for a war in Iraq as they have done in advance of every past conflict. These estimates should consider Saddam's possible use of chemical or biological weapons against our troops.

      "Unlike the gulf war, many experts believe Saddam would resort to chemical and biological weapons against our troops in a desperate -attempt to save his regime if he believes he and his regime are ultimately threatened."
      Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Oct. 8, 2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. Ted Kennedy
    19. "There is one thing we agree upon, and that is that Saddam Hussein is an evil man. He is a tyrant. He has used chemical and biological weapons on his own people. He has disregarded United Nations resolutions calling for inspections of his capabilities and research and development programs. His forces regularly fire on American and British jet pilots enforcing the no-fly zones in the north and south of his country. And he has the potential to develop and deploy nuclear weapons... — Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. Bob Graham
    20. But inspectors have had a hard time getting truthful information from the Iraqis they interview. Saddam Hussein terrorizes his people, including his weapons scientists, so effectively that they are afraid to be interviewed in private, let alone outside the country. They know that even the appearance of cooperation could be a death sentence for themselves or their families.

      "To overcome this obstacle, and to discover and dismantle Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, UNMOVIC and the IAEA must interview relevant persons securely and with their families protected, even if they protest publicly against this treatment. Hans Blix may dislike running ''a defection agency,' but that could be the only way to obtain truthful information about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction — Sen. Joseph Biden

      Congressional Record — Sen. Joseph Biden
    21. "With respect to Saddam Hussein and the threat he presents, we must ask ourselves a simple question: Why? Why is Saddam Hussein pursuing weapons that most nations have agreed to limit or give up? Why is Saddam Hussein guilty of breaking his own cease-fire agreement with the international community? Why is Saddam Hussein attempting to develop nuclear weapons when most nations don't even try, and responsible nations that have them attempt to limit their potential for disaster? Why did Saddam Hussein threaten and provoke? Why does he develop missiles that exceed allowable limits? Why did Saddam Hussein lie and deceive the inspection teams previously? Why did Saddam Hussein not account for all of the weapons of mass destruction which UNSCOM identified? Why is he seeking to develop unmanned airborne vehicles for delivery of biological agents?
      Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), October 9, 2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. John F. Kerry
    22. "Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal.

      "Iraq has continued to seek nuclear weapons and develop its arsenal in defiance of the collective will of the international community, as expressed through the United Nations Security Council. It is violating the terms of the 1991 cease-fire that ended the Gulf war and as many as 16 Security Council resolutions, including 11 resolutions concerning Iraq's efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction. — Sen. John Edwards, October 10, 2002

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    every single was made before Hans Blix made his final conclusion that there were no WMD in Iraq in January 2003 and before the Downing Street Memo was disclosed

     

     

    http://downingstreetmemo.com/

     

     

     

     

     
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    The Washington Post?

    Ha!  The same sloozpaper that guaranteed it had conclusive proof Iraq had WMD and were on the verge of using them on the West.  Here's yet another gem from that group of treasonous neoKKKons:

     

    WPost Pushes for Syrian War

    http://consortiumnews.com/2013/04/03/wpost-pushes-for-syrian-war/

     

    The neoconservative Washington Post wants people to forget about how it and other Iraq War boosters got pretty much everything wrong about that disaster. Amnesia is especially important now as the Post and the neocons begin a new push for U.S. military intervention in Syria

     

     

     

     



    Just like all of these neocons...

     

     

    1. "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
      President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

      Quoted on CNN
    2. "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." — President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

      Quoted on CNN
    3. Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face." — Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

      Transcript of remarks made at a Town Hall meeting in Columbus, Ohio — from USIA
    4. "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." — Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb 18, 1998

      Transcript of remarks made at a Town Hall Meeting in Columbus, Ohio — From USIA
    5. "We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the US Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." — Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI), Tom Daschle (D-SD), John Kerry (D — MA), and others Oct. 9, 1998

      See letter to Clinton by Levin, Daschle, Kerry and others
    6. "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." — Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

      Statement by Rep. Nancy Pelosi — House of Representatives website
    7. "Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies." — Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

      Answer to a question at the Chicago Council of Foreign Affairs
    8. "There is no doubt that . Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." — Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, December 5, 2001

      Letter to President George W. Bush signed by 9 Congressmen, including Democrats Harold Ford, Jr., Joseph Lieberman, and Benjamin Gilman.
    9. " We should be hell bent on getting those weapons of mass destruction, hell bent on having a credible approach to them, but we should try to do it in a way which keeps the world together and that achieves our goal which is removing the... defanging Saddam.." — Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Dec. 9, 2002

      Online with Jim Lehrer — Public Broadcasting Service
    10. "We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

      Transcript of Gore's speech, printed in USA Today
    11. "Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

      Transcript of Gore's speech, printed in USA Today
    12. "We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." — Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

      U.S. Senate — Ted Kennedy
    13. "The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..." — Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

      Congressional Record — Robert Byrd
    14. "When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security and that of our allies in the Persian Gulf region. I will vote yes because I believe it is the best way to hold Saddam Hussein accountable." —Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9,2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. John F. Kerry
    15. "There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years .. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction." — Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. Jay Rockefeller
    16. "He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do" — Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

      Congressional Record — Rep. Henry Waxman
    17. "In 1998, the United States also changed its underlying policy toward Iraq from containment to regime change and began to examine options to effect such a change, including support for Iraqi opposition leaders within the country and abroad. In the 4 years since the inspectors, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al-Qaida members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001.

      "It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein wiill continue to increase his capability to wage biological and chemical warfare and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East which, as we know all too well, affects American security."
      Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. Hillary Clinton
    18. "The Joint Chiefs should provide Congress with casualty estimates for a war in Iraq as they have done in advance of every past conflict. These estimates should consider Saddam's possible use of chemical or biological weapons against our troops.

      "Unlike the gulf war, many experts believe Saddam would resort to chemical and biological weapons against our troops in a desperate -attempt to save his regime if he believes he and his regime are ultimately threatened."
      Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Oct. 8, 2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. Ted Kennedy
    19. "There is one thing we agree upon, and that is that Saddam Hussein is an evil man. He is a tyrant. He has used chemical and biological weapons on his own people. He has disregarded United Nations resolutions calling for inspections of his capabilities and research and development programs. His forces regularly fire on American and British jet pilots enforcing the no-fly zones in the north and south of his country. And he has the potential to develop and deploy nuclear weapons... — Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. Bob Graham
    20. But inspectors have had a hard time getting truthful information from the Iraqis they interview. Saddam Hussein terrorizes his people, including his weapons scientists, so effectively that they are afraid to be interviewed in private, let alone outside the country. They know that even the appearance of cooperation could be a death sentence for themselves or their families.

      "To overcome this obstacle, and to discover and dismantle Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, UNMOVIC and the IAEA must interview relevant persons securely and with their families protected, even if they protest publicly against this treatment. Hans Blix may dislike running ''a defection agency,' but that could be the only way to obtain truthful information about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction — Sen. Joseph Biden

      Congressional Record — Sen. Joseph Biden
    21. "With respect to Saddam Hussein and the threat he presents, we must ask ourselves a simple question: Why? Why is Saddam Hussein pursuing weapons that most nations have agreed to limit or give up? Why is Saddam Hussein guilty of breaking his own cease-fire agreement with the international community? Why is Saddam Hussein attempting to develop nuclear weapons when most nations don't even try, and responsible nations that have them attempt to limit their potential for disaster? Why did Saddam Hussein threaten and provoke? Why does he develop missiles that exceed allowable limits? Why did Saddam Hussein lie and deceive the inspection teams previously? Why did Saddam Hussein not account for all of the weapons of mass destruction which UNSCOM identified? Why is he seeking to develop unmanned airborne vehicles for delivery of biological agents?
      Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), October 9, 2002

      Congressional Record — Sen. John F. Kerry
    22. "Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal.

      "Iraq has continued to seek nuclear weapons and develop its arsenal in defiance of the collective will of the international community, as expressed through the United Nations Security Council. It is violating the terms of the 1991 cease-fire that ended the Gulf war and as many as 16 Security Council resolutions, including 11 resolutions concerning Iraq's efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction. — Sen. John Edwards, October 10, 2002

     

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    every single was made before Hans Blix made his final conclusion that there were no WMD in Iraq in January 2003 and before the Downing Street Memo was disclosed

     

     

    http://downingstreetmemo.com/

     

     

     

     

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    Nice movement of the goal posts!!!

     

     
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    Nice movement of the goal posts!!!

     


    Truth is timeless.

     
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    Nice movement of the goal posts!!!

     


    Truth is timeless.



    Glad you agree with me. 

     
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