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Sunday, February 26, 2006
Bush Lied People Died
A]s late as 2000, Saddam can be heard in his office talking with Iraqi scientists about his ongoing plans to build a nuclear device. At one point, he discusses Iraq’s plasma uranium program — something that was missed entirely by U.N. weapons inspectors combing Iraq for WMD. This is particularly troubling, since it indicates an active, ongoing attempt by Saddam to build an Iraqi nuclear bomb.
All you can ask is “what if”. It’s no secret that I was against the Iraq war, mostly because of Colin Powells embarrasing transparent Powerpoint presentation to the UN Security Council. Maybe there was more to it and maybe I was wrong. If this plays out at least I’m not alone. H/t Bits Blog
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Did Saddam have WMDs? This is a moot point in an era of just-in-time-inventory. The purchase of inventory can be easily transacted on anything a despot’s little heart could desire.
The tribalism of the ME, where an inadaptable population has exploded in growth over the last few decades, has caused enormous turmoil in a region that generates, from oil, massive cash flows to despots. This is fertile ground for lethal cocktails mixed by the combination of any 2 or 3 of the following ingredients:
1. WMDs, the availability of which are prolific and the costs are plummeting
2. ME countries are failing. These countries contain warring tribes. These countries were created by lines in the sand and are now headed up by lawless, fanatical despots.
3. Endless supplies of cash, from oil, are available to these despots
4. Humility is a catalyst flowing through these failed states. An entire region that is not adapting its rapidly growing populations to a modern globally connected economic age experiences this humility.
5. Terrorists are the delivery mechanism of WMDs. Terrorists can be easily recruited from a religious cult of radical Islam that has enormous brainwashing powers over young males
How and when and where these 5 toxic ingredients come together is impossible to know. But that they will come together, somewhere somehow is assured. That transactions will be made on WMD inventories between a willing buyer and a willing seller is assured.
We should not have to prove that toxic cocktails would be served to the West before we defend ourselves against that inevitability. It’s simply common sense to proceed with a strategy to introduce democracy to the region that is the source of toxic cocktails that will be used against us.
We believe the most effective antidote against these toxins is democracy. Democracy will take time and patience. It may not work immediately. They may elect a Hitler. The world is fragile; nevertheless we must try to fix it. The key is perseverance and united leadership from the West.
Posted by: nomdenet | 2006-02-27 5:42:44 AM
Bush is a dead issue
HE IS NOT RUNNING FOR ELECTION ANYMORE
HE IS RETIRING FROM POLITICS TO WATCH MORE BASEBALL
SO WHERE IS YOUR PROBLEM REALlY?
Promoting hatred agains Bush is STILL a HATE crime
Posted by: RETIRED | 2006-02-27 6:09:09 AM
"I can't do anything about bigots or bigotry but I can do a lot about people who are misinformed about my faith and about some people who don't believe we are Christian," he said. "I don't know how they can say that because the name of the church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." Orrin Hatch next dropped out of the poliitcal race in the US in 2000 and after Hatch's mistake was to attempt to naively change the world view of even the evangelical Christians even in regarding their thinking on the false Morman theology.He call evangelical Christians, "bigots and he of course lost theoir votes, supports.
Now the Muslims bash the demonic, infidel West and they next also do want their support? they are dreaming.
Posted by: USA | 2006-02-27 6:32:21 AM
"I am a man of faith. While good people may differ on specific aspects of religion, when all is said and done, we hold many of the same values.
That life is sacred.
That marriage means a man and a woman coming together to form a family and raise children."
Posted by: Great | 2006-02-27 6:34:05 AM
MUSLIMS LIE AND PEOPLE DIE
Several hundred students threw stones and firebombs at the British Embassy in Tehran in protest at the bombing of a Shiite shrine in Iraq.
A few windows were broken in the embassy, and firebombs went off outside its walls during the two-hour protest today, before Iranian police wielding sticks waded into the demonstrators and dispersed them.
Nearly 1,000 students gathered outside the embassy and held a peaceful protest, chanting "Death to America" and "Death to Britain" and blaming the two countries for Wednesday's bombing of the shrine in the Iraqi town of Samarra.
What if it turns out to just a nother normal event, the Sunnis MUSLIMS that blew up the Mosque?
Will the protests turn towards Saudi Arabia? of course not. why not?
Posted by: radical | 2006-02-27 6:36:45 AM
What about the Depleted Uranium that the US forces are using and subsequently leaving in Iraq? That legacy will outlast any democracy that manages to emerge....
Posted by: beancounter | 2006-02-27 7:09:03 AM
The Iraqis have got much worse things than DU to worry about in the immediate future, and any risk to environment and health over the longer term remains UNPROVEN and perhaps circumstantial.
Depleted uranium, a by-product of uranium enrichment for nuclear weapons or nuclear reactors, has valuable military properties.
Used defensively as armour, it tends to make ordinary munitions bounce off.
It is very dense, about 1.7 times heavier than lead, and not only very hard but unlike other materials is self-sharpening when it penetrates armour.
These properties contributed to the relative success of American tanks against Iraq's in 1991.
For the M1 Abrams tank there is no other option: it uses only DU-tipped shells and has DU armour.
This lifted from BBC News
Posted by: daveh | 2006-02-27 8:29:50 AM
Last week or the week before, general Sada, an Irakian general of Saddam, explained WMD were moved to Syria. Seen on CBN.com
Posted by: Rémi houle | 2006-02-27 8:46:34 AM
'Peaceniks' lie and people die. Where were all the 'peace supporters' when Saddam was stuffing living human beings into woodchippers? Where was CNN? The 'anti-war' crowd are such blatant hypocrites, truly evil.
Posted by: simpleton | 2006-02-27 10:02:02 AM
FOR CENTURIES NOW THE MUSLIMS KILL EACH OTHER AND GEORGE BUSH HAD TOO NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. THOSE TROUBLE MAKING MUSLIMS THEMSELVES ARE THE MAIN PROBLEM THESE DAYS
PS: "DID YOU ALSO NOTICE ALL THESE REAL BIG HYPOCRITES WHO SAY THEY ALSO NOW DO BELIEVE IN FREEDOM OF SPEECH, FREEDOM OF RELIGION, WHAT THEY MOSTLY STILL THEY DO BELIEVE IN IS ONLY IN THEIR OWN RELIGION, BE IS A SECULAR OR AN ISLAMIC ONE, AND THEY BELIEVE IN THEIR OWN FREE SPEECH ONLY AND NOT THAT OF OTHERS. AND THAT IS WHAT THE ISLAMIC CARTOON PROTESTS EVEN BY THE NEWS MEDIA IS TRULY NOW ABOUT. USE YOUR RIGHT OF FREE SPEECH PUBLICALLY TO SPEAK ABOUT THE PERSONAL WRONG DOINGS OF A MAYOR, PREMIER, PRIME MINISTER, BAD COPS IN CANADA AND THEY WILL LIKELY SEND THE POLICE TO YOUR DOOR TO SHUT YOU UP, TO WRONGFULLY TRY TO OBSTRUCT JUSTICE. It only happened 6 times to me but I still speak out in a peacefully manner and do not wrongfully resort to violence."
Posted by: YEAG | 2006-02-27 1:46:15 PM
Y whatever, drop the caps dude. It makes you come across as a shouting lunatic. Which perhaps you are. Either way when you scream that loud no one listens.
Posted by: deepblue | 2006-02-27 1:56:32 PM
The fact that Hussein had plans to build a nuclear bomb is old news. Heck, even CBC interviewed Saddam's top scientist who confirmed this. The program was an anti-Bush piece but the bomb plans were discussed in detail.
Posted by: Howard Roark | 2006-02-27 2:24:59 PM
Anyone see Nealenews today? Saddam Had WMD (http://www.investors.com/editorial/IBDArticles.asp?artsec=20&artnum=1&issue=20060224)
Posted by: Cheri | 2006-02-27 11:34:58 PM
Uhhh.. Cheri... that link says nothing about WMD's and Saddam, that I can see.
Posted by: Ian Scott | 2006-02-27 11:40:34 PM
As it turns out it's the same link as Darcey's just from Neale. Don't know what happened, sorry.
Posted by: Cheri | 2006-02-28 1:46:30 AM
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