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    In Oct. 2004, President Bush finally admitted that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction: “Iraq did not have the weapons that our intelligence believed were there.”

    Yet according to former White House chief of staff Andy Card, this statement was just rhetoric. In his new book on Bush, Robert Draper writes that the President continued to privately insist through April 2006 that Saddam had possessed weapons of mass destruction:

    Bush, for his part, was not disposed to second-guessing. Througout 2006, he read historical texts relating to Lincoln, Churchill, and Truman - three wartime leaders, the latter two of whom left office to something less than public acclaim. History would acquit him, too. Bush was confident of that, and of something else as well. Though it was not the sort of thing one could say publicly anymore, the president still believed that Saddam had possessed weapons of mass destruction. He repeated this conviction to Andy Card all the way up until Card’s departure in April 2006, almost exactly three years after the Coalition had begun its fruitless search for WMDs. [p. 388]
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    Hail to the Chief..
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    yeah...


    just read this too: http://www.smh.com.au/news/national...y-with-howard-j/2007/09/05/1188783320123.html
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    This was obviously apparent to Bush, who arrived in Australia in a chipper mood.

    "We're kicking ass," he told Mark Vaile on the tarmac after the Deputy Prime Minister inquired politely of the President's stopover in Iraq en route to Sydney.
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    great.....
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    No matter what the source of this is NONE OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE EVER DENIED SAYING THESE THINGS.

    "Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..."
    - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003 | Source

    "I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
    - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002 | Source

    "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
    - President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998 | Source

    "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
    - President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998 | Source

    "We must stop Saddam from ever again jeopardizing the stability and security of his neighbors with weapons of mass destruction."
    - Madeline Albright, Feb 1, 1998 | Source

    "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
    - Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998 | Source

    "[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
    Letter to President Clinton.
    - (D) Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, others, Oct. 9, 1998 | Source

    "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
    - Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998 | Source

    "Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
    - Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999 | Source

    "We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and th! e means of delivering them."
    - Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002 | Source

    "We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
    - Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002 | Source

    "Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
    - Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002 | Source

    "We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."
    - Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002 | Source

    "The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."
    - Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002 | Source

    "There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."
    - Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002 | Source

    "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
    - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002 | Source

    "We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."
    - Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002 | Source
    http://www.glennbeck.com/news/01302004.shtml
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    Then...Harry.....

    we invaded this country and found NOTHING.

    yet he still believed they were there. Find me a quote from those people after the invasion in 2003. Then you might have something.


    but GLEN frickin BECK?.....

    quoting people .... using parts of their ..... words ..... to ..... make his ....point?



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    Or better still find quotes of those who still believed in '06..
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    The source Beck I know and I told you none of them have ever denied it.
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    This isn't Beck, it's CNN.
    Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.

    http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1998/12/16/transcripts/clinton.html
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    Harry that was 1998....I think you are missing the point.
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    Gore/Kennedy/Pant Suit/KKK Byrd/Rockefeller all 2002.

    The whole world thought he had them, Saddam out foxed the world he had them he used them we all saw the little dead kids with puke all over their faces from the posion gas.

    Saddam getting rid of his WMD's was the best thing that ever happened to the sore losing Bush Hater Bastards.

    WMD's are a Get Bush weapon.
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    #91 Jersey

    Sadoom was "Whoofin" he was like a guy at the end of an alley barking "you better not come down here" I'll kick you azz if you do it turns out that the "guy" is really scared and thinks if he barks loud enough you'll be afraid to go down that alley.Same as a dog acting ferocious. Barking and baring its teeth, and if you lunge at it,it runs away and starts barking again. Saddom did the same thing "don't come over here,I've got WMD" but Saddom over played his hand ,Bush called his bluff. Now the dog (saddoms) dead.
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    lets all learn from Iraq....

    and not invade/bomb Iran.
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    #91 Jersey

    I totally agree,I'm counting down the days till the mad mavens of war Bush ,and Cheney are out. What is it 498 days left? Plenty of time to cause more trouble,so I'm crossong my fingers till then.
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    Bush gave >10 reasons for taking out Saddam, WND is ! of the 10+. Although the only one the left wants to discuss.

    Saddam also had 6+ months to move chem and bio weapons outside of the country, the storage space is minimal. There are credible reports that the materials were moved to Syria, see the book written by the former head of the Iraqi AF who arranged the flights of the materials out of Iraq in the fall of 2002, The cover was a dam break in Syria at the time.
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    honestly....

    lets invade SYRIA then.....

    you have got to be $h!tting me with this. We invaded Iraq because one guy named "curveball' said hussein had WMDs. There were inspectors on the ground since the end of the gulf war.....and still inspecting Iraq while Bush was giving his frickin speech. Now you are telling me that because some Iraqi wrote a book, the story contained within it is now somehow a FACT?
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    #15 Jersey

    No, according to my Bush calendar it is 508 days to go.
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    #91 Jersey

    Damn,What did theses guy's mess the calender up to?
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    Knew you would chirp on this subject.

    WMD's were the primary excuse to invade.
    They...like all of the other reasons were bogus and they knew it to be so.

    3000+ dead Americans and that nitwit in the White House still has supporters like you to spew the koolaid.

    Your message like theirs rings hollow now that the truth is known.
    No sale.
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    According to who?

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