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    The headlines at Yahoo right now, and quite a few other services:

    CIA Boss: Iraq Never an Imminent Threat

    WASHINGTON - In his first public defense in the growing controversy over intelligence, CIA Director George Tenet said Thursday that U.S. analysts never claimed before the war that Iraq was an imminent threat. The urgency of such a threat was the main argument used by President Bush for going to war.

    Nice twisting of the words by the media! Not one person can quote Bush ever saying Iraq was an imminent threat, yet it makes headlines as if he did say that. The liberals plaster this over and over wherever they can, but can never actually quote what Bush actually said.

    Get a clue people, he never stated that. Repeating it 50,000 times won't make it so.
     
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    What did he say then? When making the case for war? Specifically.
     
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    the headlines is simply to grab the readers attention. The story within is completely factual and describes in great detail how US analysts never said that iraq was in imminent threat.

    claiming that yahoo, and other 'liberal biased media' is saying that bush claimed an 'imminent threat' is giving more power to the media than is necessary, wouldn't you agree?
     
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    "Some have said we must not act until the threat is imminent. Since when have terrorists and tyrants announced their intentions, politely putting us on notice before they strike? If this threat is permitted to fully and suddenly emerge, all actions, all words, and all recriminations would come too late. Trusting in the sanity and restraint of Saddam Hussein is not a strategy, and it is not an option."

    There you go, specific enough? IT WAS NEVER SAID THAT IRAQ WAS AN IMMINENT THREAT!!

    Jesus, do you people actually read the news or just regurgitate what's on moveon.org?
     
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    I started typing but this excerpt says it fine:

    as for what the admin members themselves had to say, the same article has these items

    skim off the liberal slant of the article and you are still left with the administration fostering a sense of being threatened directly by Iraq.
     
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    So why not say that? Why not state WHO said EXACTLY what? The press and liberals constantly claiming Bush said there was an imminent threat is comical. I find it funny because I think these twits actually believe he said it!! If someone repeats it long enough and sees it on the conspiracy sites, eventually they'll think it's reality. I expect the twisting when I read moveon.org or commondreams.org, I don't expect to read the slants when I read articles on the AP.
     
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    Well, isn't that true?

    We have interests in the control of the supply of oil in that region. Iraq had previously invaded Kuwait, a U.S. interest in that region, and was perfectly capable of doing so again. He also threatened Saudi Arabia conventionally, another U.S. interest in that region. He had missiles capable of hitting Israel, a third U.S. interest in that region. He was a destabilizing unpredictable force in the middle of the region the world gets much of it's oil. That made him an imminent threat to the stability of the global economy.
     
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    What was said or was not said does not necessarily matter. What I find funny....no....hilarious is that these liberals find themselves booing at this war when not taking in to consideration these aspects:

    - Nobody seems to remember 9/11
    - 9/11 was caused by terrorists
    - Terrorists were supported by Saddam (paying homicide bombers' families $35,000 to kill Jews)
    - Revenge is a natural human emotion
    - Countless thousands were spared execution for their views and opinions by overthrowing the dictator
    - Liberals scream and cry over a war that is not only in OUR best interests but also in the IRAQI's best interest
    - Iraq will be a strategic base for launching future operations against terrorists and keeping influence right in the heart of the middle east
    - Liberals hold candlelight vigils for those awaiting execution in the name of justice yet support mass murder of the unborn daily
    - It is a hypocritical arguement to promote peace and deny the 3,000 on 9/11.
    - If our country were to be taken over by Islamic militancy (far-fetched) those on the left would most likely be executed for their views rather than traditional conservatives.

    What Bush said does not matter, what he implied was not important, what was done counts. Shame on you for forgetting the 3,000. It's time to take the offensive on this issue.
     
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    :clap: :clap: nice post!!! and welcome to the board!!!!
     
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    Even though he did'nt say "imminent". It came across that way to the american people and congress after being bombarded by many similar quotes, and perhaps even more "grave" quotes (pun intended), by many administration officials.
     

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