Pentagon find no evidence that Saddam tried to assasinate Poppy Bush

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    Pentagon report finds no evidence of Saddam attempt to assassinate Bush

    Published: Monday March 24, 2008

    In President Bush's view, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was many things -- a developer of weapons of mass destruction, an ally of al Qaeda and "a guy that tried to kill my dad."

    Recent intelligence reports have already shot down those first two notions. No WMD stockpiles were found in Iraq after the US invasion, and a just-released Pentagon assessment failed to find any "smoking gun" link between Saddam and the terror group that plotted the 9/11 attacks.

    Now skepticism is newly enveloping allegations of an Iraqi plot to assassinate former President George H.W. Bush during a trip to Kuwait in 1993. Newsweek's Michael Isikoff reports that the same Pentagon report that has essentially disproved an Iraq-al Qaeda link also calls into question the 1993 plot that spurred former President Bill Clinton to launch a Tomahawk cruise-missle strike against Saddam's Iraqi Intelligence.

    The review, conducted for the Pentagon's Joint Forces Command, combed through 600,000 pages of Iraqi intelligence documents seized after the fall of Baghdad, as well as thousands of hours of audio- and videotapes of Saddam's conversations with his ministers and top aides. The study found that the IIS kept remarkably detailed records of virtually every operation it planned, including plots to assassinate Iraqi exiles and to supply explosives and booby-trapped suitcases to Iraqi embassies. But the Pentagon researchers found no documents that referred to a plan to kill Bush. The absence was conspicuous because researchers, aware of its potential significance, were looking for such evidence. "It was surprising," said one source familiar with the preparation of the report (who under Pentagon ground rules was not permitted to speak on the record). Given how much the Iraqis did document, "you would have thought there would have been some veiled reference to something about [the plot]."



    http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Pentagon_report_finds_no_evidence_of_0324.html
     
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    :clap2: One more liberal talking point eliminated....Bush didn't go to war with Saddam over his daddy...
     
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    Perhaps Bush might like to present the evidence he has that Saddam tried to have his father murdered. If he can't then yet another purported reason for invading Iraq is down the toilet, along with the others. When all the purported reasons have been disposed of and there's nothing left, what then? Was there no reason at all for the invasion? Did BushCheney invade for nothing at all?
     
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    I don't think that Bush has ever said the reason he went to war against Saddam was because of the supposed plot. But nice try.
     
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    I seem to remember reading somewhere where Bush, in bolstering his view that Saddam was dangerous to the US somehow wrapped up in there, "he tried to kill my dad." Of course that could have been part of his folksy presentation style back then and of course my memory could be faulty (which unfortunately is entirely possible). Either way if it was a reason it appears it is now not so.

    Any idea which reasons for the invasion are still holding up?
     
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    Yes, we removed a butcher and man with ties to terrorism.
     
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    Lol....Yeah I remember that too...UN SEC General the UN should authorize military force against the Saddam regime because he tried to hurt my daddy.
    I never stated that Bush didn't say that Saddam had tried to kill Bush SR. ,but that the Bush Sr. plot was never the reason for war.

    Your too funny really....are you a freaking comedian?:rofl:
     
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    It was cited as a "reason" in the War Authorization dumbass.
     
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    Give a link dumbass....for the war authorization....:rofl:
     

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