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Quotes on Iraq and WMD
    #1718156 - 07/15/03 02:47 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Found this on a blog, it's a selection of quotes about Iraq that illustrates nicely what some people are pissed about.


Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.
Dick Cheney
Speech to VFW National Convention, Aug. 26, 2002

Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons.
George W. Bush
Speech to U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 12, 2002

If he declares he has none, then we will know that Saddam Hussein is once again misleading the world.
Ari Fleischer
Press Briefing, Dec. 2, 2002

We know for a fact that there are weapons there.
Ari Fleischer
Press Briefing, Jan. 9, 2003

Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent.
George W. Bush
State of the Union Address, Jan. 28, 2003

We know that Saddam Hussein is determined to keep his weapons of mass destruction, is determined to make more.
Colin Powell
Remarks to U.N. Security Council, Feb. 5, 2003

We have sources that tell us that Saddam Hussein recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use chemical weapons -- the very weapons the dictator tells us he does not have.
George W. Bush
Radio Address, Feb. 8, 2003

So has the strategic decision been made to disarm Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction by the leadership in Baghdad?... I think our judgment has to be clearly not.
Colin Powell
Remarks to U.N. Security Council, March 7, 2003

Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised.
George W. Bush
Address to the Nation, March 17, 2003

Well, there is no question that we have evidence and information that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, biological and chemical particularly... all this will be made clear in the course of the operation, for whatever duration it takes.
Ari Fleisher
Press Briefing, March 21, 2003

There is no doubt that the regime of Saddam Hussein possesses weapons of mass destruction. And... as this operation continues, those weapons will be identified, found, along with the people who have produced them and who guard them.
Gen. Tommy Franks
Press Conference, March 22, 2003

I have no doubt we're going to find big stores of weapons of mass destruction.
Defense Policy Board member Kenneth Adelman
The Washington Post, Page A27, March 23, 2003

One of our top objectives is to find and destroy the WMD. There are a number of sites.
Pentagon Spokeswoman Victoria Clark
Press Briefing, March 22, 2003

We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat.
Donald Rumsfeld
ABC Interview, March 30, 2003

Obviously the administration intends to publicize all the weapons of mass destruction U.S. forces find -- and there will be plenty.
Neo-con scholar Robert Kagan
The Washington Post op-ed, Apr. 9, 2003

I think you have always heard, and you continue to hear from officials, a measure of high confidence that, indeed, the weapons of mass destruction will be found.
Ari Fleischer
Press Briefing, Apr. 10, 2003

We are learning more as we interrogate or have discussions with Iraqi scientists and people within the Iraqi structure, that perhaps he destroyed some, perhaps he dispersed some. And so we will find them.
George W. Bush
NBC Interview, Apr. 24, 2003

There are people who in large measure have information that we need... so that we can track down the weapons of mass destruction in that country.
Donald Rumsfeld
Press Briefing, Apr. 25, 2003

We'll find them. It'll be a matter of time to do so.
George W. Bush
Remarks to Reporters, May 3, 2003

I'm absolutely sure that there are weapons of mass destruction there and the evidence will be forthcoming. We're just getting it just now.
Colin Powell
Remarks to Reporters, May 4, 2003

We never believed that we'd just tumble over weapons of mass destruction in that country.
Donald Rumsfeld
Fox News Interview, May 4, 2003

I'm not surprised if we begin to uncover the weapons program of Saddam Hussein -- because he had a weapons program.
George W. Bush
Remarks to Reporters, May 6, 2003

U.S. officials never expected that "we were going to open garages and find" weapons of mass destruction.
Condoleeza Rice
Reuters Interview, May 12, 2003

I just don't know whether it was all destroyed years ago -- I mean, there's no question that there were chemical weapons years ago -- whether they were destroyed right before the war, (or) whether they're still hidden.
Maj. Gen. David Petraeus, Commander 101st Airborne
Press Briefing, May 13, 2003

Before the war, there's no doubt in my mind that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, biological and chemical. I expected them to be found. I still expect them to be found.
Gen. Michael Hagee, Commandant of the Marine Corps
Interview with Reporters, May 21, 2003

Given time, given the number of prisoners now that we're interrogating, I'm confident that we're going to find weapons of mass destruction.
Gen. Richard Myers, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff
NBC Today Show interview, May 26, 2003

They may have had time to destroy them, and I don't know the answer.
Donald Rumsfeld

Remarks to Council on Foreign Relations, May 27, 2003

For bureaucratic reasons, we settled on one issue, weapons of mass destruction (as justification for invading Iraq) because it was the one reason everyone could agree on.
Paul Wolfowitz
Vanity Fair interview, May 28, 2003

It was a surprise to me then -- it remains a surprise to me now -- that we have not uncovered weapons, as you say, in some of the forward dispersal sites. Believe me, it's not for lack of trying. We've been to virtually every ammunition supply point between the Kuwaiti border and Baghdad, but they're simply not there.
Lt. Gen. James Conway, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force
Press Interview, May 30, 2003


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Re: Quotes on Iraq and WMD [Re: Edame]
    #1718181 - 07/15/03 02:54 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Forget about that................


Look over here. Bush is such a great guy that he's going to rid Africa of AIDS.




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Re: Quotes on Iraq and WMD [Re: Learyfan]
    #1718187 - 07/15/03 02:57 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

That's one of the funniest cartoons I've seen in a while! HAHAHA


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Re: Quotes on Iraq and WMD [Re: Learyfan]
    #1718191 - 07/15/03 03:00 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I've just been thinking...

Wouldn't it be pretty easy for them to plant WMD there themselves?


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Re: Quotes on Iraq and WMD [Re: Grav]
    #1718206 - 07/15/03 03:04 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

It would, seeing as they won't allow the UN inspectors back in to check themselves.


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The above is an extract from my fictional novel, "The random postings of Edame".
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In the beginning was the word. And man could not handle the word, and the hearing of the word, and he asked God to take away his ears so that he might live in peace without having to hear words which might upset his equinamity or corrupt the unblemished purity of his conscience.

And God, hearing this desperate plea from His creation, wrinkled His mighty brow for a moment and then leaned down toward man, beckoning that he should come close so as to hear all that was about to be revealed to him.

"Fuck you," He whispered, and frowned upon the pathetic supplicant before retreating to His heavens.


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Re: Quotes on Iraq and WMD [Re: Edame]
    #1718859 - 07/15/03 06:25 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Thanks for the post and link. It's good to know that there are still people out there whose memories extend further back than just the day before yesterday, which seems to be national average in the US.


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Re: Quotes on Iraq and WMD [Re: Grav]
    #1718889 - 07/15/03 06:38 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Grav said:
I've just been thinking...

Wouldn't it be pretty easy for them to plant WMD there themselves?




I wonder about that. My feeling is that if it were that easy, they would have done it by now.

A conspiracy to import and plant WMD in Iraq would require the complicity of large numbers of military service people and other government agents. All of these people would have to be trusted to maintain complete secrecy about the operation. In other words, they would have to be people who are absolutely loyal to the Bush administration, to the extent that they would be willing to pass up the millions of dollars they could get in a book deal if they broke the story, be willing to face court martial for treason against their country if their actions ever came to light, and be willing to lie to their families and fellow Americans about what they did. In other words, it would take dozens, if not hundreds, of people who would be willing to sacrifice themselves just in order to make the Bush administration look good. Human nature being what it is, I doubt that Bush's cronies could round up enough volunteers to do the job. Even asking around for volunteers would be an extremely tricky and delicate task, because even if that much got leaked to the press it would be impeachment time.

So in other words, it would be one very difficult conspiracy to pull off. I don't think it can be ruled out with absolute certainty, but given the incompetence of the people in this administration (plagiarizing a graduate student's paper? Come on!) I have grave doubts that they would be clever enough to get away with it.


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Re: Quotes on Iraq and WMD [Re: EchoVortex]
    #1719601 - 07/16/03 12:20 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

that is a rather outrageous series of quotes


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Re: Quotes on Iraq and WMD [Re: foghorn]
    #1719781 - 07/16/03 01:06 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I thought EchoVortex made some very good points. Although if WMD could be planted by a single person, rather than "dozens, if not hundreds" then it might be very possible to get away with.


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Re: Quotes on Iraq and WMD [Re: Edame]
    #1722091 - 07/16/03 05:51 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I was watching CNN for laughs right before the war, and it had bush speaking.....
What stands out the most for me is when he said "our only interest in iraq, is the liberation of the iraqi people"......how could you delude yourself to beileve that?!


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Re: Quotes on Iraq and WMD [Re: Azmodeus]
    #1722461 - 07/16/03 08:07 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

The fact is that if there was everzthing up to the US gov. the hoax would happen. They would put wmd by themselves. But, Germany, France and i guess some islamic govs have inteligence system and infos good enough, that US gov, can not make the hoax.

Lucky us, that Germany is democatic enough! If it was not, we would be already in the Big brother regime.


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