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    Bush wasn't the only one simply repeating what he was told:

    "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
    --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

    "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
    --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

    "Iraq is a long way from [here], 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."
    --Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

    "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
    --Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

    "[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
    Letter to President Clinton, signed by:
    -- Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998

    "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
    -Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

    "Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
    -- Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

    "There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."
    Letter to President Bush, Signed by:
    -- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), and others, Dec 5, 2001

    "We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and th! e means of delivering them."
    -- Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

    "We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
    -- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

    "Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
    -- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

    "We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."
    -- Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

    "The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."
    -- Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

    "I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
    -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

    "There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."
    -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

    "He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do"
    -- Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

    "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."
    -- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

    "We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."
    -- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

    "Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..."
    -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003




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    Yeah, but they were only bull $hiting.
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    Doc those are all facts. Liberals don't pay any attention to facts, They don't need them. They somehow know better. It's all George Bush's fault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc E View Post
    Bush wasn't the only one simply repeating what he was told:

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    You're right. The difference is that the rest of them understood we could prevent Iraq from WMD by means other than all out warfare. The fact that we never found any WMD, that Bush himself admitted it on several occasions that Iraq did not possess them, attests to the fact that that we were able to control this rogue regime without the cost of thousands of America lives and trillions of dollars. What is your point? Are you suggesting that we did the correct thing in attacking Iraq?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dman View Post
    Doc those are all facts. Liberals don't pay any attention to facts, They don't need them. They somehow know better. It's all George Bush's fault.
    Yeah. Look at the dates on half of them. Was 1998 the same situation as 2004? This is really a dead issue. We're there. We need to get out. History will judge the Bush administration. His press skit looking for WMDs in the oval office, under pillows and behind curtains, while at the SAME TIME our troops were fighting and dying in Iraq, solidifies his legacy for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    Yeah. Look at the dates on half of them. Was 1998 the same situation as 2004? This is really a dead issue. We're there. We need to get out. History will judge the Bush administration. His press skit looking for WMDs in the oval office, under pillows and behind curtains, while at the SAME TIME our troops were fighting and dying in Iraq, solidifies his legacy for me.
    I'll rest better tonight knowing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M&K's Retrievers View Post
    I'll rest better tonight knowing this.
    And I'll rest better knowing you're resting better.

    I did not mean to imply he didn't care. I think he did. I think he regrets listening to the wrong people, and adopting the wrong agenda, and getting mired into a situation, that despite Cheney's bravado and reassurances, we had NO IDEA how to manage or get out of. (as evidence by dramatic policy and strategy changes, and the fact WE'RE STILL THERE)

    I think he was so shielded and removed from the average middle-class American, he had no idea it may be offensive to make fun of the false reason that many Americans have suffered and died when he agreed to that skit. Laughing at a cause for war, when troops are in harm's way, is not very presidential. Especially when you laughing at the fact YOU WERE WRONG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    And I'll rest better knowing you're resting better.

    I did not mean to imply he didn't care. I think he did. I think he regrets listening to the wrong people, and adopting the wrong agenda, and getting mired into a situation, that despite Cheney's bravado and reassurances, we had NO IDEA how to manage or get out of. (as evidence by dramatic policy and strategy changes, and the fact WE'RE STILL THERE)

    I think he was so shielded and removed from the average middle-class American, he had no idea it may be offensive to make fun of the false reason that many Americans have suffered and died when he agreed to that skit. Laughing at a cause for war, when troops are in harm's way, is not very presidential. Especially when you laughing at the fact YOU WERE WRONG.
    Who cares what you think? Cliff, why is it everytime you post it's always about what you think and why? You're nothing but a self-serving know-it-all. Must you always grace us with your conceited ramblings? We all have your number. We all know what type of person you are. Most of us breeze through your posts to find the most salient (AKA laughable or hypocritical) points. You're a joke. Now get off my internet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyg View Post
    Who cares what you think? Cliff, why is it everytime you post it's always about what you think and why? You're nothing but a self-serving know-it-all. Must you always grace us with your conceited ramblings? We all have your number. We all know what type of person you are. Most of us breeze through your posts to find the most salient (AKA laughable or hypocritical) points. You're a joke. Now get off my internet!
    No offense, but this has to be one of the most ridiculous posts I've ever seen. Last time I looked, this is an opinion board. What do you want him to do? Give an appraisal of your opinion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by depittydawg View Post
    No offense, but this has to be one of the most ridiculous posts I've ever seen. Last time I looked, this is an opinion board. What do you want him to do? Give an appraisal of your opinion?
    You mean the way he gave an appraisal of Bush's opinion? No.

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