The Myth exploded...

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    <center><h1><a href=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A2129-2005Jan11.html>The Myth Exploded, or, The Emperor <b>STILL</b> Has No Clothes</a></h1></center>

    <blockquote>Four months after Charles A. Duelfer, who led the weapons hunt in 2004, submitted an interim report to Congress that contradicted nearly every prewar assertion about Iraq made by top Bush administration officials, a senior intelligence official said the findings will stand as the ISG's final conclusions and will be published this spring.</blockquote>

    And the conclusion is...<b><font color=red>SURPRISE!</font></b>...no different than it was four months ago. No evidence of reconstituted NBC programs has been found. No evidence of the movement of stockpiles of NBC weapons to other countries has been found. No evidence of transfer of said weapons or technologies to third parties has been found. Zero...Zilch...Nada...Zip. And the Bush administration stands, yet again, naked and blinking stupidly into the sun still trying to convince us that they are clothed in magnificent robes of righteous indignation.

    They are still trying to spin their fabric of lies in a futile attempt to justify the invasion of Iraq. They continue to defend the indefensible. They still try to convince us of their good intentions, as they pave the road to hell with them.

    Now, I'm sure there are those of you who will buy the party line and say, "But intelligence agencies all over the world said...", blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Mohammed El Baradei, Hans Blix, and former UNSCOM inspectors, including Scott Ritter stated flat out, before this whole nightmare even began, that there were no WMD's in Iraq...That these programs had not be reconstituted. They had the most recent experience in Iraq. They had most recently had boots on the ground in Iraq. The intel available to Bush, Blair, and others was had from the since discredited Ahmed Chalabi and other members of the Iraqi National Congress, who were all looking to set themselves up as the leaders of a new Iraq. And in case you haven't noticed, as soon as it looked as if the whole premise for war was going to be exposed as a lie, Chalabi was branded a criminal and and a traitor, with a warrant issued for his arrest on murder charges. What was it Machiavelli said about "foreign princes"?

    As this new information comes to light, if it ever does, you can be certain that the Adminstration will go on high spin cycle. Even though the initial Duelfer Report exploded the myth that Iraq had WMD's and was poised to strike with them, Dick Cheney went so far as to say the Duelfer Report "confirmed our assertions". This in the hopes that enough people who would never read the report would accept his word as the gospel truth. As November 2 showed, enough did buy into the lie.
     
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    The horse is dead bully. Leave the damn thing alone. The jig is up and there is no mass protestation over "new information" coming to light. Your army has left you and you look silly exhorting your throng of nobody to charge on.
    WMD verification by other countries' intelligence agencies is not just a party line. It's the truth.
    Check with your CO for your next mission. I'm sure you are needed elsewhere.
     
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    I find it difficult to believe that you still support a president who took us to war on false pretenses. He sent our troops into harms way on a tissue of lies. It happened, so get over it.

    As for "the other justifications" they were trotted out only after it became clear that the WMD house of cards was falling apart. Like it or not, that's what happened...Some 29 times.
     
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    Bully, Saddam was kicking out inspectors and blocking their access to facilities. He should have taken out for these reasons alone. We don't just mindlessly accept what bush says, we think for ourselves. You should try it.
     
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    No statute of limitations exists for war crimes. The only dead-horse here is the administration's pretense for war in the first place. Stop trying to ignore the adminstration's responsibility for thousands of dead, wounded and maimed US troops in an unjust and illegal war.
     
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    The other justifications... like the 14 ignored UN violations? Or the constant firing at US and UK troops enforcing a no-fly zone, and therefore violating the 1991 cease-fire agreement? Or the gassing of Kurds?

    Tell me, Bully, how many UN resolutions should we have allowed Hussein to ignore before the UN, or any of its member nations, did anything about it?
     
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    If you did, you wouldn't have voted for Dubbyuh.
     
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    War is the last resort of the incompetent. The administration did not play diplomacy out to the end. As for Saddam's gassing of Kurdish villages, while tragic, the technology for producing such weapons was deliverd into Saddam's hands by the US during Iraq's war with Iran. In fact, Rummy helped with the deal. Convenient that you forget such historical side bars.
     
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    appeasment is the only resort for idiots like you. It didn't work before WWII and it won't work now.

    You sound like a whining bitch.
     
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    You're the one who can only conceptualize the war in terms of "what bush said" about it. That makes you an idiot.

    Are you in the "it was the right war but for the wrong reasons" crowd. If you're not, I bet some of your close friends are. Now THAT is an intellectually bankrupt position.
     

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