Friday, April 06, 2007
Did George Bush Misrepresent
What Led Us Into Iraq?
Based on what he knew from intelligence reports at the time, did he misrepresent and embellish "facts" in order to justify war with Iraq regarding WMDs, chemical and biological weapons and al-Qaida?
Let's look at the spoken word from President Bush, from his 2002 State of The Union Address:
"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 Qaeda members.
"Eleven years have passed since the UN called on Saddam Hussein to rid himself of weapons of mass destruction as a condition of returning to the world community. Time and time again he has frustrated and denied these conditions.
"I want to insure that Saddam Hussein makes no mistake about our national unity and for our support for the President's efforts to wage America's war against terrorists and weapons of mass destruction. I want the men and women in our Armed Forces to know that if they should be called upon to act against Iraq, our country will stand resolutely behind them."
"[The] mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors. Saddam Hussein must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons.
"Saddam Hussein announced that he would no longer cooperate with the United Nations weapons inspectors.
"Saddam Hussein [has used] chemical weapons against Iranian troops during a decade-long war. Not only against soldiers, but against civilians, firing Scud missiles at the citizens of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Iran. And not only against a foreign enemy, but even against his own people.
"Iraq repeatedly blocked UNSCOM from inspecting suspect sites.
"Prior to the inspection of another site, Iraq actually emptied out the building, removing not just documents but even the furniture and the equipment.
"Iraq has failed to turn over virtually all the documents requested by the inspectors.
"Instead of the inspectors disarming Saddam, Saddam has disarmed the inspectors."
The quotes in what I labelled the 2002 State of The Union Address are the words of Hillary Clinton in her October 10, 2002 speech on the Senate Floor on Senate Bill S.J. 45, the Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq.
The quotes in the second "block" of the "State of The Union Address" are the words of then-President Bill Clinton, spoken on December 16, 1998, explaining and justifying his strike on Iraq.
Funny, isn't it, how the Left today falsely claim that if "Bush had only let the U.N. Inspectors finish their job", when their beloved Bill Clinton admitted - in 1998 - that Hussein was NOT allowing the inspectors to do their job.
Hillary and Bubba get a Free Pass on their words. Why the different standard applied to both Bubba and Hillary than is applied to Bush?
Bush isn't a Democrat.
Oh...I do a post on how Michael Moore or Rosie O'Donnell are fat, stupid pigs and the Liberals will comment on those posts, saying I'm mean. I'm not - Moore and O'Donnell are fat, stupid pigs.
But the Libs never comment on factual posts because they have nothing to stand on. They may throw in an ad-hominem attack, but that let's me know that what I wrote ticked them off and that I crawled under their skin. Ahhhh, sweet satisfaction!
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