Posted by Pat Cunningham on Mar 4, 2013 in Uncategorized | 16 comments
Anyone who questioned this stuff had their patriotism impugned by the flag-waving sheeple in this country.
Listen to what the Democrats really said in their own words!
doc: Nobody said the lies were the exclusive province of Republicans.
expdoc – Awesome video. Every liberal inflicted with Bush Derangement Syndrome should watch it.
Or maybe they weren’t really lies at all.
Maybe they were just the best information available at the time.
Neftali writes: “Every liberal inflicted with Bush Derangement Syndrome should watch it.”
Inflicted? Spoken like a true Bushie, Nef! Um, I think the word you really meant to use was “afflicted.”
No, Bush Derangement Syndrome here. I know the truth when I see it and hear it.
Your allegiance to these war criminals is astoundingly breathtaking. There’s not much more that can be said.
No it was “inflicted” by a left wing media and a Democratic political leadership that was looking for any political advantage they could find.
They just chose to actively forget the fact that both Democratic and Republican politicians said the same things and supported the same actions at the time.
“Nobody said”?? Really? There just aren’t limits to how far you’ll stretch the truth to fit your narrative, is there? Virtually EVERY leading Democrat spoke about Sadaam’s WMDs while Clinton was President – but your readers sure wouldn’t know anything about the other side of that coin, would they? Check out the dates on the quotes below – all verified and confirmed directly from video.
“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
They’re all heroes in the eyes of their fans but history and facts tell us otherwise. Perhaps this will all end when they take a sightseeing tour of The Hague. BTW Kevin those you mention are free to travel about the world, your saints not so much.
kevind1986: Have you ever considered a remedial reading course?
In a previous comment, I wrote: “Nobody said the lies were the exclusive province of Republicans.”
But you think your rant somehow disproves what I wrote.
All you’ve done is offer evidence that Democrats, too, wailed about WMDs in Iraq, which was exactly my implication when I said such stuff wasn’t “the exclusive province of Republicans.”
So, you haven’t really demonstrated that I was stretching the truth to fit my narrative, despite your foolish pretensions.
You’ve really got a jones about me, don’t you, Kevin? You show up here every once in a while with some idiotic effort to disprove something I’ve written or to accuse me of plagiarism. Get a life. And learn how to read.
expdoc and kevind1986: You guys wouldn’t know about this because it’s actual history:
When the Iraq War Resolution was passed by Congress, nearly all of the opposition came from Democrats.
In the House, 60 percent of Democrats voted against the measure, while only 6 out of 223 Republicans did so.
In the Senate, 21 out of 50 Democrats voted no. Only one out of 48 Republicans followed suit.
So, in retrospect, far more Democrats than Republicans can claim that they opposed that military misadventure from the get-go.
And need I remind you that a majority of Americans eventually came around to the view that it was, indeed, a misadventure?
Of course, you manly wingnut war hawks didn’t think so, did you?
I think so now, but the retrospectoscope is a very powerful instrument.
The name calling is really cute though, just my fourth grade daughter. You did make it through fourth grade didn’t you?
doc: In a previous comment in this thread, you said that “both Democratic and Republican politicians said the same things and supported the same actions at the time” with regard to the Iraq War.
But 57 percent of the Democrats in the two houses of Congress voted against the Iraq War resolution.
So, it can’t rightly be said that most Democrats “supported the same actions” that 97.4 percent of congressional Republicans supported.
It was a Republican war, and it was a huge mistake.
History will ultimately decide if the Iraq war was a “huge mistake” as Pat and the liberals opine.
Right now there is still considerable tension between the Shiite, who hold majority power behind current Prime Minster Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, and the opposition Sunnis.
Still, Iraq does have a functional government with regular elections. They are no longer under the tyranny of Saddam Hussein. For all intensive purposes, the average citizen has more freedom today than ever before in the country’s history.
Yes, the country is still plagued by religious extremists with the occasional car bombing, but its a slow grind toward stability. About 4 years ago we saw Iran kill its own citizens during election protests. Next month will be the first elections in Iraq without the presence of American forces since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. While their will probably some violent outbursts, it likely won’t be from the government. Iraq’s people no longer have to live in fear.
Further, said freedom was a spark the help ignite the Arab Spring uprising in Tunisia, then Egypt and Libya, and other Arab countries. Would the uprising have occurred without the overthrow of Saddam? Perhaps. But there is little doubt it help escalate the measures.
Iraq is a much better place because of our actions.
“Iraq is a much better place because of our actions.” That’s what Reagan said.
Has anything really changed with the Obama administration?
Innocents still dying
The President still lying
SOFTWARE KEEPS TELLING ME THAT THIS IS A DUPLICATE
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