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Neo Con Feith.. Iraq Attack was Preemptive..

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  1. DarrylS

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    Douglas is out pimping his new book, and has disclosed that the whole Iraq thing was based on what might happen, rather than what did happen.. this gets more and more bizarre as time goes on. Before anyone throws the baby out with the bathwater, it will be on 60 minutes Sun nite..

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/04/03/60minutes/main3992653.shtml

    CBS) The first Pentagon insider to give his account of the run-up to war says the attack on Iraq was more a defensive move against possible future threats from Saddam Hussein than a retaliation for the 9/11 attacks. Douglas Feith, the former undersecretary of defense for policy, also tells Steve Kroft that the Pentagon failed to foresee the insurgency or the need for more troops to prevent the post-war chaos that included looting. Feith’s interview will be broadcast on 60 Minutes Sunday, April 6 (7-8 p.m., ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    "What we did after 9/11 was look broadly at the international terrorist network from which the next attack on the United States would come," says Feith, the number-three person in the Pentagon’s hierarchy from 2001 to 2005. "Our main goal was not merely retaliation for the 9/11 attack, it was preventing the next attack," he says. Pressed by Kroft on the importance of punishing the 9/11 plotters, Feith responds that retribution was important, but "It was also important to go after the broader network … and prevent whatever plans there were for following attacks."

    Feith concedes this line of thought could rationalize attacks on other countries, including North Korea, Syria and Iran. But he says Saddam’s attacks on his Middle Eastern neighbors, use of chemical weapons on his own people and his interest in building a nuclear weapon made Iraq a special case. "In an era where weapons of mass destruction can put countries in a position to do an enormous amount of harm, the old idea of having to wait until you actually see the country mobilizing for war doesn't make a lot of sense," says Feith.

    When all the factors were considered, says Feith, Saddam had to go. "If we had left him in power, we would be fighting him down the road at a time and place of his choosing," Feith says. President Bush weighed the options.

    "The president decided that the risks of war … were overweighed by the risks of leaving Saddam Hussein in power," Feith tells Kroft.
     
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    I agree with what Feith said. With everything we know today, attacking Iraq was still the right thing to do.
     
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    Ted kennedy
    Kerry
    Hillary
    Gore
    All top democrats, all said during the 2004 election, "Saddam has to go"
    Kerry went so far as to say, "elect me and I will get rid of Saddam"


    SADDAM IS GONE (Bush killed him just like they wanted)

    NOBODY EXPECTED WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO HAPPEN.

    DON'T MAKE THIS MISTAKE AGAIN IN DAFUR DON'T LET BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA LEAD AMERICA INTO ANOTHER WAR DON'T LET CHARLIE RANGEL REINSTATE THE DRAFT TO SEND OUR YOUNG PEOPLE OVER TO THAT THIRD WORLD DUMP TO DIE IN THE FILTHY JUNGLES (run to canada).

    Liberal Democrats and Hollywood Wife Swappers say we should mind our own business and stop meddling in other country's affairs, THEY ARE RIGHT, stay out of Africa.

    If Barack Hussein Obama wants to send our troops to die in Dafur IMPEACH HIM IMMEDIATLY before he gets the chance to bring more war and dead Americans to our country.

    NO MORE WAR.

    :bricks:
     
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    The President decided nothing. Wolf, Rummy and the Dick made all the plans. Bush couldn't make that decision if a gun was on his head.
     
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    Tee Hee!....
    I said "Hussein Obama"...Get it? That means Obama is just like Sadaam Hussein...tee, hee,...tee, hee.......Saddam was also a terrorist who planned and pulled off the 9/11 attacks, so that means...ready for this...tee, hee...Obama is a terrorist arab muslim who will destroy America....tee, heee...get it?
    ....tee, hee......
     
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    So which seat do you occupy at the cabinet meetings?

    Just like saying Wright, Sharpton and Jackson will be making all the decisions for BHO.
     
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    Based on the appearance of the moron and every time he speaks in public.

    Also on the two-part Frontline last week. Bush wanted to concentrate on Afghanistan but he let his uncles steer us to Iraq, like the weak-spined Coward that he is
     
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    :rofl: Ok, you convinced me now.
     
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    I would have preferred a greater effort to overthrow him. Also, we had our chance to get rid of him and Bush I and company decided not to do it. Oh well, hindsight is easy but Bush I could have easily done it just by finishing off the republican guard which would have led to Saddam's overthrow.
     
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    Bush is just a puppet for the PNAC and Clean Break people.
     
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    So, in other words... summing up Feith's book: "Yeah, we lied. So? We were mad, and we needed to sucker punch someone. The retarded kid in the room was the perfect target... and it felt good punching him.... This way, he'll never be retarded in our presense ever again, and we don't have to hear about his retarded acts .... Plus, we get to keep all his toys."
     
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    patsfan13 claims it was a broken ceasefire .

    patsfan 13 also claims the wmd's were moved to syria.

    Is feith lieing?

    Or is pATSFAN13 lieing?
     
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    patsfan13 claims it was a broken ceasefire .

    patsfan 13 also claims the wmd's were moved to syria.

    Is feith lieing?

    Or is pATSFAN13 lieing?[/
     
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    See you're lying as usual jack.
     
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    Tommy Franks, according to Plan of Attack, says of Feith: "I have to deal with the stupidest f***** guy on the planet almost every day."
     
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    BTW jack. I never said that Iraqi WMD went to Syria, I did say there were credible reports that were unproven that Saddam sent WMD to Syria.


    BTW the Israeli's believe that Saddam sent WMD to Syria apparently as a result of their raid into Syria on 9-6 last year when
    they attacked the Syrian base involved with their nuke program.


     
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    The existence of a Syrian Nuke program , not to mention the function of the bombed facility, is completely baseless. No one is saying - Israeli, US, or Syrian - what the target was. DO you have any credible (relatively un-biased) sources that can add to that?
     
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    Define unbiased?

    And why do you think the YSrians didn't ***** (or acknowledge) about Israeli boots on the ground after the attack?
     
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    I looked up this thread just to post that, what Franks said about Feith.
     

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