Skip to comments.(Another) Al Franken Falsehood: Duelfer Report Said Iraq's WMD "Were Destroyed by President Clinton"
Posted on 12/09/2005 6:45:15 PM PST by infoguy
On the December 7, 2005, broadcast of MSNBC's Scarborough Country, guest Al Franken claimed that Saddam's WMD "were destroyed by President Clinton" in 1998 and asserted that "the Duelfer Report said that very thing."
The Truth? The Duelfer Report says no such thing at all. There's no such basis for Franken's claims.
In fact, this is what the Duelfer Report (.pdf file) said in part about President's Clinton's 1998 strikes, called Operation Desert Fox (emphasis mine):
UNSCOM and IAEA inspectors departed Iraq just before the bombing and never returned. The Iraqis were satisfied with the outcome. They said, given a choice of sanctions with inspections or sanctions without inspections, they would prefer without." (Vol. 1, p. 11)
Later, with the inspectors gone (emphasis mine):
By 2000, the erosion of sanctions accelerated ... Prohibited goods and weapons were being shipped into Iraq with virtually no problem ... Major items had no trouble getting across the border ... Indeed, Iraq was designing missile systems with the assumption that sanctioned material would be readily available.
Also, here is what Bill Tierney, an UNSCOM inspector in Iraq from 1996-1998, said in a recent, eye-opening interview in FrontPageMag about Operation Desert Fox (emphasis mine):
"Operation Desert Fox was a perfect example of the uselessness of strike operations. Iraqis have told me that the WMD destruction and movement started just after Operation Desert Fox, since after all, who would be so stupid as to start a bombing campaign and just stop.
"... It was only after Saddam realized that President Clinton lacked the nerve for anything more than a temper-tantrum demonstration that he knew the doors were wide open for him to continue his weapons program. We didnt break his will, we didnt destroy his weapons making capability ...
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
I'll be Al Franken also smells like a three-week-old litterbox
This is the guy that calls everyone else a liar. What planet does he live on?
If Clinton had destroyed Saddam's WMD in 1998, why did his wife vote for the Iraq resolution in 2002??
...and was absolutely appalled at the sheer stupidity and ignorance of the pathetic weasel Franken...
And Franken is EXACTLY THAT because that is what the base of the Thugocrat party is today. Liars, socialists, fools, losers, criminals, etc., etc. ---
Yet another proud Presidential accomplishment Bill didn't tell her about.
Al, Al, Al, Al.
Pinocchio's got nuthin' on you, homey.
The only time Franken told the truth was in the title of his book "Al Franken Lies"
"Falsehood"?? I have trouble with people who use so many letters when the word "lie" works just fine.
Even the impeached *one mentioned that *he could've taken out 100%, 50%, 10% of the WMD. *HE didn't know...
Yes, Colmes did, indeed! ---> Newsbusters: Alan Colmes Suggested Iraq's WMD "Destroyed By Bill Clinton"
re I heard the despicable Alan Colmes allude to this same ridiculous hypothesis..................
So we have proof that WMD were destroyed by Clinton?
How does this then square with Bush lied about WMD?
Colmes is a nut case and I am done with Hannity and Colmes and the MSM.
The left has finally lost all semblence of mental cohesion. They are just making up stories in order to create a fantasy land that keeps them from self termination.
"The Truth (with Jokes)". Can't forget that second part, it is the key to the book.
See, Al Franken wrote the book. That's the truth. If you find anything in the book that isn't true, well, it was a joke, you stupid moron, can't you tell a joke?
That's how he handled all the falsehoods from his previous books -- but it's been so long since he was funny that now he feels he has to remind people in the title of the book.
Great link! There's a good blog about Franken as well. I found it linked from that frankenlies.com site.
Bookmarked for reference!
Did Scarborough even challenge him on these false assertions?
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