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White House Admits Mistake
    #1695566 - 07/08/03 05:51 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Hehehe. Now taking bets - will Bush&co be sacrificed *before* or *after* the elections?


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23777-2003Jul7.html?nav=hptop_tb

White House Backs Off Claim on Iraqi Buy

By Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, July 8, 2003; Page A01

The Bush administration acknowledged for the first time yesterday that President Bush should not have alleged in his State of the Union address in January that Iraq had sought to buy uranium in Africa to reconstitute its nuclear weapons program.

The statement was prompted by publication of a British parliamentary commission report, which raised serious questions about the reliability of British intelligence that was cited by Bush as part of his effort to convince Congress and the American people that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction program were a threat to U.S. security.

The British panel said it was unclear why the British government asserted as a "bald claim" that there was intelligence that Iraq had sought to buy significant amounts of uranium in Africa. It noted that the CIA had already debunked this intelligence, and questioned why an official British government intelligence dossier published four months before Bush's speech included the allegation as part of an effort to make the case for going to war against Iraq.

The findings by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee undercut one of the Bush administration's main defenses for including the allegation in the president's speech -- namely that despite the CIA's questions about the assertion, British intelligence was still maintaining that Iraq had indeed sought to buy uranium in Africa.

Asked about the British report, the administration released a statement that, after weeks of questions about the president's uranium-purchase assertion, effectively conceded that intelligence underlying the president's statement was wrong.

"Knowing all that we know now, the reference to Iraq's attempt to acquire uranium from Africa should not have been included in the State of the Union speech," a senior Bush administration official said last night in a statement authorized by the White House.


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: somebodyelse]
    #1696251 - 07/08/03 01:56 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Funny thing is that Blair is still insisting 100% that all of the 'intelligence' he used to justify the war was valid.


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: somebodyelse]
    #1696260 - 07/08/03 02:00 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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Hehehe. Now taking bets - will Bush&co be sacrificed *before* or *after* the elections?


Neither. He'll be re-elected. And serve his full 2nd term.


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1696292 - 07/08/03 02:17 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I agree that he may be re-elected...but he won't finish his term in office.


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: Rono]
    #1696309 - 07/08/03 02:25 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

He'll get relected, and he'll serve.  You want to know why?  The gov't passed a law three years ago that made campaign donations from large corporations illegal, but kept the donations from indiviuals wishing to contribute.  This was a direct attack against Democratic fundraising by the Republicans.  The Democrats get huge portions of $$$ from large lobby groups (or used to) while the Republicans were all about the $1000 a plate dinners where for a grand you can get 1 hotdog and a spoonful of potato salad.  Now when the next election comes around, G.W. will have $150,000 for advertising to every $50,000 the Democrats will have.  They will officially buy the first election in American history!  :smile:  Vote 3rd party y'all...


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: Rono]
    #1696334 - 07/08/03 02:33 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

Rono said:
I agree that he may be re-elected...but he won't finish his term in office.


Nonsense. On what do you base your prediction?


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1696339 - 07/08/03 02:35 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)



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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: silversoul7]
    #1696347 - 07/08/03 02:39 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Quite a coincedence. I saw that for the first time just the other day. I hadn't heard of it before.

I don't believe in curses though.


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1696371 - 07/08/03 02:50 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I'll just save this thread for future reference. Call it political observation if you will. I'll eat my hat if he serves his full two terms.


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1696373 - 07/08/03 02:50 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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Nonsense. On what do you base your prediction?




Nothing that would convince you...call it a gut feeling. Hardly scientific at all...

p.s. I don't believe in curses either.


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Edited by Rono (07/08/03 02:51 PM)


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: somebodyelse]
    #1696381 - 07/08/03 02:55 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

somebodyelse said:
I'll just save this thread for future reference. Call it political observation if you will. I'll eat my hat if he serves his full two terms.



Good thinking. I probably should save it as well, cuz if Bush doesn't serve two full terms and I call luvdemshrooms on it, he'll most likely say something like "Show me where I said he would serve two full terms."


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: silversoul7]
    #1696436 - 07/08/03 03:22 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I only say that when stooges try and mis-state my position or outright fabricate.

I believe Bush will serve two full terms. Only time will tell.

And when you have a minute, try and find a single instance where I've said "show me where I've said that', that anyone actually did.

I doubt you can.

So perhaps, and until you do, kiss my ass.    :lol:


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: Rono]
    #1696729 - 07/08/03 05:07 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)



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You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1696759 - 07/08/03 05:16 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Yet more evidence of the stupidity of the American people.


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1696761 - 07/08/03 05:17 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

That only confirms my belief that the majority of Americans are moronic sheep...


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: silversoul7]
    #1696764 - 07/08/03 05:17 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Well apparently 60+ % would say the same about you.


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1696773 - 07/08/03 05:20 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

That same 60% still thinks that Iraq was responsible for 9-11


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1696778 - 07/08/03 05:21 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

More likely they'd just wave their flags and call me un-American. Then I'd laugh and go smoke a bowl.


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: Rono]
    #1696782 - 07/08/03 05:23 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Can you supply any back-up for that?


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Re: White House Admits Mistake [Re: silversoul7]
    #1696784 - 07/08/03 05:24 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Ahhhh.... laughing and smoking..... a pleasant combo.


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