>>> We were all misled -- apparently deliberately. And "deliberately
>>> misled" translates to "lied to."
>>> GB in NC
>> I wouldn't go so far as to use the word "lied". They based their
>> decisions on a desired outcome, not on true intelligence, which we
>> now know was ignored.
> Well, I don't know about you, but when Congress and the American
> public were being told "We have proof that Saddam has WMDs" when they
> in fact had no proof (and they knew there was no proof to be had),
> we were being lied to.
> President Bill Clinton:
> "The hard fact is that so long as Saddam remains in power, he
> threatens the well-being of his people, the peace of his region, the
> security of the world. *** The best way to end that threat once and
> for all is with a new Iraqi government -- a government ready to live
> in peace with its neighbors, a government that respects the rights of
> its people." - Oval Office Address to the American People, December
> 16, 1998
> In his State of the Union Address on January 27, 1998, President Bill
> “America is threatened by an ‘unholy axis’”
> "We must exercise responsibility not just at home, but around the
> world. *** Together, we must confront the new hazards of chemical and
> biological weapons and the outlaw states, terrorists, and organized
> criminals seeking to acquire them. *** …Saddam Hussein has spent the
> better part of this decade and much of his nation's wealth not on
> providing for the Iraqi people but on developing nuclear, chemical,
> and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them."
> Sandy Berger, President Clinton's National Security Advisor:
> "Imagine the consequences if Saddam fails to comply and we fail to
> act. Saddam will be emboldened, believing the international community
> has lost its will. He will rebuild his arsenal of weapons of mass
> destruction. And some day, some way, I am certain, he will use that
> arsenal again, as he has ten times since 1983." - Town Hall Meeting
> on Iraq at Ohio State University, February 18, 1998
> Madeleine Albright, President Clinton's Secretary of State:
> "Iraq is a long way from Ohio, 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." - Town Hall Meeting on Iraq
> at Ohio State University, February 18, 1998
> "In the four years since the inspectors left, 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... It is clear, however, that
> if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his
> capacity 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, effects American
> security. *** This is a very difficult vote, this is probably the
> hardest decision I've ever had to make. Any vote that might lead to
> war should be hard, but I cast it with conviction." - Senator Hillary
> Clinton, Addressing the US Senate, October 10, 2002
> "My position is very clear: The time has come for decisive action to
> eliminate the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass
> destruction. I'm a co-sponsor of the bipartisan Resolution that's
> presently under consideration in the Senate. Saddam Hussein's regime
> is a grave threat to America and our allies. We know that he has
> chemical and biological weapons today, that he's used them in the
> past, and that he's doing everything he can to build more. Every day
> he gets closer to his long-term goal of nuclear capability. ***
> Democracy will not spring up by itself overnight in a multi-ethnic,
> complicated society that's suffered under one repressive regime after
> another for generations. The Iraqi people deserve and need our help
> to rebuild their lives and to create a prosperous, thriving, open
> society. All Iraqis, including Sunnis, Shia and Kurds, deserve to be
> represented. This is not just a moral imperative. It's a security
> imperative. It is in America's national interest to help build an
> Iraq at peace with itself and its neighbors, because a democratic,
> tolerant and accountable Iraq will be a peaceful regional partner,
> and such an Iraq could serve as a model for the entire Arab world." -
> Senator John Edwards, Speech at the Center for Strategic and
> International Studies, October 7, 2002
> If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in
> his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow by the knowledge that they
> can act with impunity, even in the face of a clear message from the
> United Nations Security Council and clear evidence of a weapons of
> mass destruction program." - President Clinton, Address to Joint
> Chiefs of Staff and Pentagon staff, February 17, 1998
> I don't often call people liars.
I'm usually willing to give somebody
> the benefit of a doubt even if I really believe they're wrong. But
> that was a deliberate, intentional lie. There's just no other word
> for it.
So what were the above statements from your heroes, the Democrats, who
used the same intel Bush received?
It made me and a whole lot of other people believe that going
> to war in Iraq was the only reasonable thing to do, whereas if we'd
> known the truth we would not have believed that.
But you believed those very same reports when Clinton & Co. used them to
> WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 1998 – President Clinton ordered a "strong and
> sustained" air attack on Iraq Dec. 16 in response to continued Iraqi
> attempts to build weapons of mass destruction.
>> OPERATION NAME: Operation Desert Fox
> MISSION: To strike military and security targets in Iraq that
> contribute to Iraq's ability to produce, store, maintain and deliver
> weapons of mass destruction.
> MISSION GOALS: To degrade Saddam Hussein's ability to make and to use
> weapons of mass destruction. To diminish Saddam Hussein's ability
> to wage war against his neighbors. To demonstrate to Saddam Hussein
> the consequences of violating international obligations.
> And look at what that lie has already cost us.
What lie? If it's a lie, that would be the same one the Democrats
> Saddam Abused His Last Chance, Clinton Says By Linda D. Kozaryn
> American Forces Press Service
> WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 1998 – A month ago, the United States called off
> its war planes to give Saddam Hussein one last chance to cooperate.
> When he failed to do so, the United States took action.
> President Clinton ordered air strikes Dec. 16 against Iraq's nuclear,
> chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to
> threaten its neighbors. Warships and combat aircraft began bombarding
> the defiant Gulf state at 5 p.m. EST - - 1 a.m. in Baghdad, the Iraqi
> GB in NC
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