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“The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.” President Bush, 1/28/03

"We know where the WMDs are.” Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, 3/30/03

“We found the weapons of mass destruction.” President Bush 5/29/03

“There was a relationship between Iraq and al-Qaeda.” Vice President Cheney, 9/14/03

“There's no question that Saddam Hussein had al Qaeda ties.” President Bush, 9/17/03

‘Iraq [is] the central front in the war on terror.” President Bush's UN speech, 9/23/03

“There's overwhelming evidence there was a connection between al-Qaeda and the Iraqi government. I am very confident that there was an established relationship there." Vice President Cheney, 1/22/04

“The notion we could have waited, not done anything, and sooner or later Saddam would not be on the scene doesn't make any sense." (Vice President Cheney, October 7, 2004)

“He’d done it before,” Cheney said. “He had produced chemical weapons before and used them. He had produced biological weapons. He had a robust nuclear program in ’91.”

The U.S. invasion “was the right thing to do, and if we had to do it again, we would do exactly the same thing,” he said. (Vice President Cheney, Meet the Press, September 10, 2006)

Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday defended the Bush administration’s decision to invade Iraq in March 2003, claiming that thenPresident Saddam Hussein had “every intention” of resuming production of weapons of mass destruction once United Nations sanctions were lifted.
Former White House Adviser Karl Rove said last week that if prewar intelligence on the Iraqi WMD programs had been accurate, the United States likely would not have entered the war. But asked about Rove’s comment during an interview with ABC News Monday, Cheney said “I disagree with that.”
“[Saddam] is actively pursuing nuclear weapons at this time.” VP Cheney, 3/24/02
President Bush sent a letter to Congress on 3/19/03 saying that the Iraq war was permitted specifically under legislation that authorized force against nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 http://www.nfmpolitico.com/2008/12/15/cheney-iraq-had-every-intention-of-resuming-wmd-program/


Every theory for entering this war in Iraq has been debunked. There was no connection with al-Qaeda, Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction, they weren’t responsible for 9/11. Cheney acknowledges that we would gone to war anyway. So what have we accomplished?

On the positive side the world is better without Saddam Hussein. Let’s get that talking point out of the way.

On the negative side: 1) 4,000 Americans dead; 2) Untold numbers of Iraqis dead and maimed; 3) Untold numbers of Americans permanently maimed; 4) Loss of any International good will and credibility that we may have had; 5) Trillions of Dollars in debt.

Mr. Bush, Mr, Cheney, your work is done here.

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rob_t_firefly
Dec. 16th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
I think my friend Brad said it best, back when troops finally captured Saddam..

"With Saddam captured, the world is now completely safe from terrorists and suicide bombers! Oh wait, no it’s not."
cathy_edgett
Dec. 16th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
They lied. We knew they were lying. They now steal billions and billions of dollars, and the Bush family appears to have bought a compound in Paraguay set on the world's largest aquifer. As we know, water is the next oil. I don't know how they live with themselves. That is the real question I suppose. How one so disconnects themselves from the real world that they think it is okay to kill and steal. I keep trying to understand the lesson for the rest of us. Perhaps it is to know that they are not happy people despite or because of their ill-gained wealth, stolen and paid for with torture, lies and murder.
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