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InvisibleSwami
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Saddam and Rumsfeld
    #2176755 - 12/14/03 02:33 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)



Washington, D.C., 25 February 2003 - The National Security Archive at George Washington University today published on the Web a series of declassified U.S. documents detailing the U.S. embrace of Saddam Hussein in the early 1980's, including the renewal of diplomatic relations that had been suspended since 1967. The documents show that during this period of renewed U.S. support for Saddam, he had invaded his neighbor (Iran), had long-range nuclear aspirations that would "probably" include "an eventual nuclear weapon capability," harbored known terrorists in Baghdad, abused the human rights of his citizens, and possessed and used chemical weapons on Iranians and his own people. The U.S. response was to renew ties, to provide intelligence and aid to ensure Iraq would not be defeated by Iran, and to send a high-level presidential envoy named Donald Rumsfeld to shake hands with Saddam (20 December 1983).


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Anonymous

Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: Swami]
    #2176765 - 12/14/03 02:37 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

This is REALLY in your craw isn't it?

What's the matter, Swamster?  A Bush victory got you down?

Don't worry, another one will come in November 2004.

:lol:


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InvisibleSwami
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Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: ]
    #2176843 - 12/14/03 03:08 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

The ex-CIA director William Casey commented on this support for bin Laden in his writings. But many a dog has turned around and bitten his master. Overnight the CIA's hero and courageous "freedom fighter" in Afghanistan, has suddenly become the "enemy of civilisation".


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Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: Swami]
    #2176868 - 12/14/03 03:20 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

You might need a stress pill. 

Here :pill:


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Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: ]
    #2176999 - 12/14/03 04:24 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Swam has wonderful points.

Don't get blinded by the fact that this guy was captured. The Tyranny against the Iraqi people still remain, in some form. It just isn't embodied into one person anymore.

The point is, the US boosted him up, and Osama. Then they became dinner table talk for the end of the civilised world.

Another victory in 2004? God I hope the American people aren't this shallow... (oh wait.. SHIT!)


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Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: Blastrid]
    #2177024 - 12/14/03 04:36 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Shit is right Bro.

Remember they also elected Clinton twice:eek:

At that point I lost all faith in the voting intelligence of the American people.

The fact is that we deserve every shitty rotten ignorant asshole that gets elected to the presidency.

Why?

Because most American voters come in two stripes:

The willfully ignorant and the truly ignorant.

The first one can learn but won't and the second is incapable of learning.

Welcome to the Bright Bright World of American Politics! :smile:

Noticed also how liberals think EVERYONE should have the right to vote, even people that are mentally handicapped and clinically insane.

Then, they bitch when people like Bush are elected.

Oh Brother :rolleyes:


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Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: ]
    #2177203 - 12/14/03 05:38 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Mr_Mushrooms said:
This is REALLY in your craw isn't it?

What's the matter, Swamster?  A Bush victory got you down?

Don't worry, another one will come in November 2004.

:lol:




Obviously once the US makes a decision on foreign policy, nothing can ever change that.  If we made a mistake (and at the time, it was the lesser of two evils), well by golly,we can't do anything at any time in the future to change it!

Why was noone showing the rumsfeld/saddam pic when clinton was in office?


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Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: ]
    #2178945 - 12/15/03 08:22 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

As long as democracy is reduced to a puppet personality show then voters will show little interest in the whole thing. It is not down to ignorance it is down to an understanding of the whole futility of pretending your vote really means something.


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Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: enimatpyrt]
    #2178950 - 12/15/03 08:25 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Its not about making mistakes. Its about manipulating situations, creating fear, telling lies and keeping unsavoury truths secret. Otherwise known as the PNAC. It is certainly not about liberation, truth, freedom or any of those other little buzz words that fall stumblingly out of Bush's dull glazed face as he concentrates on the auto cue.


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Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: GazzBut]
    #2180559 - 12/15/03 08:50 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

HA!


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Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: GazzBut]
    #2181500 - 12/16/03 03:10 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

GazzBut said:
As long as democracy is reduced to a puppet personality show then voters will show little interest in the whole thing. It is not down to ignorance it is down to an understanding of the whole futility of pretending your vote really means something.




Well that is one way to absolve oneself of the responsibity to vote. But the fatal flaw in that line of reasoning is that it is the voters who decide in ALL cases who even runs for office in the first place. I am afraid there is no wiggle room on this one.

Democracy is dead. Long live the King!


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Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: ]
    #2181616 - 12/16/03 04:32 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Any political historian knows that we are not a democracy, but a republic. We now have (or almost have) the means to be the first true democracy for many millenia via the internet. We could vote directly on the issues instead of voting for a man who will generally not have our interests at heart unless they directly coincide with his own interests.


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Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: Swami]
    #2181637 - 12/16/03 05:03 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Yes, and given the fact that most voters are stupid and lazy will not be solved by any technology, no matter how ingenious.

Democracy is flawed for that reason plus many others.

Thank God for the Constitution.


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Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: Swami]
    #2181672 - 12/16/03 05:41 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

We could vote directly on the issues instead of voting for a man who will generally not have our interests at heart unless they directly coincide with his own interests.



I'm still amazed anyone thinks that is a good idea.

If people want to vote to reinstitute slavery?
If people want to vote to keep drugs illegal?
If people vote to (add the idea you'd like least here)

You'd have nothing more than mob rule.


Bad idea.


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Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2181683 - 12/16/03 05:51 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I'm still amazed anyone thinks that is a good idea.

"We, the people..." is a bad idea? A government of, by and for the people is a bad idea?

The idea of decisions that will make a politician and his cronies even wealthier and more powerful at the expense of "the people" is a good idea?

Do you believe that Halliburton "fairly" got the Iraqi contracts even though aware people "knew" this would happen well over a year ago? Does this in any way support "the people"?

Do you know how Baby Bush made his millions off the back's of Texas taxpayers?

Is it OK to fleece the ignorant?


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Anonymous

Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: Swami]
    #2181686 - 12/16/03 05:56 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Swamster, we have a government of, by, and for the people.

How's it workin'?


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Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: Swami]
    #2181701 - 12/16/03 06:08 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

"We, the people..." is a bad idea? A government of, by and for the people is a bad idea?



We have that now, but with checks and balances. A direct vote could quite possibly have no checks. You have people who don't care, who do care but are idiots and some who will vote against what's right just for laughs. And what of accountability? We have some (little) of that now, we'd lose that as well.



Quote:

The idea of decisions that will make a politician and his cronies even wealthier and more powerful at the expense of "the people" is a good idea?



I don't recall saying that. Perhaps you'd be so kind as to point it out to me?


Quote:

Do you believe that Halliburton "fairly" got the Iraqi contracts even though aware people "knew" this would happen well over a year ago? Does this in any way support "the people"?



Actually those contracts were originally awarded back in Bubba's day.



Quote:

Do you know how Baby Bush made his millions off the back's of Texas taxpayers?



I'm aware of G-dubs history. I have no problem with how he made his money. Rhetoric, and weak rhetoric at that, does not an arguement make.


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Is it OK to fleece the ignorant?



Perhaps you'd point out where I said that as well?


It should however be OK to euthanise the ignorant.  :kiss:


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Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2181709 - 12/16/03 06:16 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

:lol:

It is about time that we ALL face up to the fact, as Americans, who really is to blame.

I know, I know, it's soooooo much easier to blame the top dog when you don't like him.

But if you don't vote, don't bitch, I always say.


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Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: ]
    #2181719 - 12/16/03 06:26 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

It is about time that we ALL face up to the fact, as Americans, who really is to blame.
Uh huh. The Iraqi people were not to blame because Saddam had guns and money and media control to back up his decisions unlike Bush who has guns and money and media control to back up his decisions.

But if you don't vote, don't bitch, I always say.
And if you do vote and petition and write your Congressman and your rights are still trampled on...?


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Re: Saddam and Rumsfeld [Re: ]
    #2181723 - 12/16/03 06:30 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Swamster, we have a government of, by, and for the people.

The government is NOT for the people, but for big corporations. Again you have made six posts and nothing about the Rumsfeld hypocrisy on supporting an "evil-doer".


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