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According to USA Today…

“There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies and against us,” Vice President Cheney said in August 2002. Six months later, Secretary of State Colin Powell made the case, including satellite photos, to the United Nations. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld scoffed that even “a trained ape” knew it was true.

It’s sad that Bush and the White House have ended their search for these weapons. What can they say to the families of soldiers? What can they say to the world? What can they say to the American people? I, for one, am very troubled that we did not find these weapons that were undoubtedly there. Why did this happen? Did Hussein do such a good job of hiding them that we, the United States of America, were unable to find them? Or…did they actually exist in the first place?


January 13, 2005 - Posted by | The Progressive Movement


  1. I’m going to go with Syria since a United Nations report showed in early 2003 that weapons were moving across the border.

    If a man with a terrible history tells everybody on a street that he has a gun, pretends he has a gun, convinces even his own friends he has a gun, shouldn’t someone disarm him?

    Comment by rwa2 | January 13, 2005 | Reply

  2. No, they should calmly talk him down and get him to materialize the weapon.

    Comment by chris | January 13, 2005 | Reply

  3. But this guy is a total psycho. Hes not going for it. He refuses to.

    Comment by rwa2 | January 13, 2005 | Reply

  4. Chris, calm talking only works on rational people. That is the problem with this view that is held by a lot of liberals. It is as if we can just sit down and talk with “them”, we can win them over, and solve everything peacefully. Unfortunately, “they” do not want to act rationally, therefore, rational means of resolving the situation do not work. As to what to say to the soldiers and families of the soldiers… How about GOOD JOB. You have removed the worst tyrant in the Middle East. A man that used chemical weapons on his own people, as well as his neighboring country. Not to mention launching a campaign of slaughter into another. I feel a big thank you is deserved to both our troops, and to President Bush, for liberating the people of Iraq from such a homicidal lunatic. It is sad that liberals need other reasons, like WMD, and that the rape and torture of the population being officially sponsored by the Leader of the country, is not reason enough to remove someone like Saddam from power. Liberals ask where is compassionate conservativism? I ask where is their compassion!

    Comment by ÐÇRøçk§ | January 14, 2005 | Reply

  5. You forget that when we hated Iran we were the ones who ARMED this homicidal maniac… we provided him with the WMD most of which we turned around and made him destroy in the 90’s. We created the monster and when we could no longer control him, we made him into an enemy and excuse for deficit spending.

    Comment by Frank | January 14, 2005 | Reply

  6. Well put Frank & Elaine

    Comment by Steven L. | January 14, 2005 | Reply

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    Comment by ÐÇRøçk§ | January 14, 2005 | Reply

  8. Grrr…hit the wrong button… oh well…

    Frank, none of what you said takes away from the fact that it was right for us to remove Saddam. In fact, what you pointed out, just shows how much it IS our responsibility to do so. Seing that we knew what we had given him, had seen what he did with it, and knew he would do it again given the chance. I am glad we have a President that stood up and did what is right.

    Comment by ÐÇRøçk§ | January 14, 2005 | Reply

  9. Well…no. Yes America now has a responsibility to remove those who are “bad” in the world, but before we do we have to look at the cost (in terms of American lives and the lives of allies), what it will do for the people of the region, and what it will do for the world. Right now, in Iraq, the cost (as defined earlier) is too great for what we have done to the region (unstability, terrorist attacks daily, no al Qaeda training camps shut down). Hopefully, the ends will justify the means, because we all know we’re not going to be out of there for the next ten years.

    Comment by Steven L. | January 14, 2005 | Reply

  10. Hey guys… check out this blog from an Iraqi, in Iraq, and perhaps you might take a little different view how the price is worth paying to secure freedom for the people of Iraq.

    Comment by ÐÇRøçk§ | January 14, 2005 | Reply

  11. Over on my blog, …I have a bunch of Iraqi Blog Links..

    DC..technorati tells me that you linked me. Thank you!

    Comment by rwa2 | January 15, 2005 | Reply

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