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|Author: ||Sir Lance-alot|
|Subject: ||RE: Hey Washington; I'm still waiting for that $1/gallon gasoline|
The "Everyone believed that Saddam had WMD in 2003" line from the RIGHT will go down as one of the dumbest idoicies of all time.
I fixed your comment for you. Now it looks good.
And it is idiocy. Just because some democrats, who were fed the cherry picked intel that the REPUBLICAN admin was feeding them, ended up being cowed, bullied, and frightened into agreeing that Saddam was a threat does not even come CLOSE to meaning "EVERYONE" knew Saddam had WMD. Except for a few select dems, most never got a full look at the intel that Bush, Cheney, Rummy, Tenet etc had. So they had to go on what they were told and given. And they were given only the hyped up, cherry picked intel that suggested that Saddam might be a threat. Much of the conflicting info was hidden.
Tell me this, do THESE gentlemen count as "everyone" ? They seemed to not believe that Saddam had stockpiles of WMD's and was an imminent threat:
"DOWNING STREET MEMO:
The memo recorded the head of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) as expressing the view following his recent visit to Washington that "[George W.] Bush wanted to remove Saddam Hussein, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy." It also quoted Foreign Secretary Jack Straw as saying that it was clear that Bush had "made up his mind" to take military action but that "the case was thin", and the Attorney-General Lord Goldsmith as warning that justifying the invasion on legal grounds would be difficult."
Everyone convinced of that, huh??
The bottom line was: the weapons inspectors were back in and NOT FINDING ANYTHING. Dems would have given them that chance to finish their jobs, but Cheney, Bush, Rummy et had made their minds LOOOONG ago, and kicked out the inspectors before they could tell the world that the WMD BS was just that, BS.
YOU are the one that has bought into idiotic revisionist history.
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