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    "I believe demolishing Hussein's military power and liberatin Iraq would be a cakewalk."
    -Defense Policy Board Member Ken Adelman (2/13/02)

    "Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein has WMD."
    -VP Cheney (8/26/02)

    "We do know that (Saddam) is actively pursuing a nuclear weapon."
    -Rice (9/10/02)

    "It is not knowable how long that conflict would last, it could last, you know, six days, six weeks. I doubt six months."
    -Rumsfeld (2/7/03)

    "My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators."
    -VP Cheney (3/16/03)

    "We're dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon."
    -Deputy Defense Sec. Paul Wolfowitz (3/27/03)

    "We know where (the weapons) are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, north and south somewhat."
    -Rumsfeld (3/30/03)

    "Iraq will not require sustained aid."
    -O.M.B. Director Mitch Daniels (3/28/03)

    "Major combat operations have ended."
    -Bush (5/1/03)
     
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    "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 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 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 Sens. 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 the 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 seing and developing weapons of mass destruction."
    Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002.


    "The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October1998. 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 alway s underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."
    Sen. Jay Rockerfeller (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. "[W]ithout 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 has 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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    ...something confirmed by the report issued yesterday...



    Depends on which conflict he was talking about...the ground war? yeah - he was exactly on target :)
     
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    For anyone caught up in the nonexistence of chemical weapons in Iraq do a google search on this:

    roadside, sarin, iraq

    Do I really need to ask why we didn't hear more on this four months ago.

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    Vote Kerry - The Sears Tower Is An Eyesore, Anyway
     
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    Now that MJDuncan82 has seen the quotes from Clinton/Kerry, I am sure he will shortly respond with something like :

    " Oh, wow. I guess i am being hypocritical and disingenuous. i won't be pursuing that line of silly arguing anymore. And I better tell my like-minded friends how pig headed we look trying to blame the GWBush admin for the same mistake that Both sides of American politics made,"

    Unless of course the left doesn't much care for the truth.....
     
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    Wouldn't that be nice! I have yet to hear a democrat say anything like that. They seem to think republicans are to blame for every little mess regarding Iraq, etc. Amazingly the quotes and votes seem to show equal support on both sides regarding the view on Iraq, and Saddam.
     
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    Then we have North Korea. it is my understanding that Jimmy carter, madeline Albright and the Clintons didn't just allow them to start this crap, they GAVE them the reactor which produces weapons grade fuel and extracted a "promise" from that psycho not to do anything bad.

    And somehow this is Bush's fault for not invading the right country, not unilaterally negotiating with them after they broke their promise, and basically doing everything Kerry the two faced flip flopper wanted us to do with Iraq.
     

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