Skip to comments.Where Is the Weapons Story?(Brent Bozell)
Posted on 07/01/2006 7:32:10 AM PDT by kellynla
While the Bush administration focuses on the elimination of the terrorist threat in Iraq, the Saddam-was-no-threat left has remained obsessed with the pre-war months, not only harping on the failures of Western intelligence, but more importantly, advancing a hardened historical narrative. They would have the world believe the Bush administration was not only wrong about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but also lied intentionally and went to war for some unstated cynical reason -- oil, enriching war profiteers, avenging Daddy Bush.
To a large degree, they are succeeding with their revisionist history lesson, and the proof is in the pudding of the polls. Not only does a majority declare that the war wasn't worth the cost to our troops and our treasury, but a majority believes George W. Bush is not honest or trustworthy. When the USA Today-Gallup poll asked if the words "honest" and "trustworthy" applied to Mr. Bush in February of 2001, 64 percent said he was honest, while 29 percent said the words did not apply. By April of 2006, the numbers were 41 percent honest, 56 percent dishonest. It's an easy guess that a lot of that turnaround is our failure to find Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.
So it was surprising to Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, and Rep. Peter Hoekstra, Michigan Republican, who were investigating whispers that weapons of mass destruction have actually been found by American troops in Iraq, to learn the rumors were true. After badgering administration officials for several months, the government gave the legislators a declassified memo stating that some 500 weapons of mass destruction have been found by coalition forces in Iraq, mostly sarin and mustard-gas agents, some of which "remain hazardous and potentially lethal."
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Nothing new there
They don't want to talk about it .. because then they would have to admit Bush was right
stored the 500 cannisters of WDM in their garage
Better yet, I think they should stick their noses in it to confirm it is not.
One of the drive-bys from the NYT was just on with Mark Simone on WABC and Simone asked him "if he would like some of those old wmd's in his back yard" and he(the guys from NYT) laughed it off.
They(the drive-bys) know they have been had but as usual are recreating the news --nothing new here.
We've got some old VX gas stored here in Indiana. Guess it'd be ok to just turn the place into a paintball range for the kiddies
Colmes is as smart as he is good looking.
oh it's gotten to the point that we can't even watch Hannity & Colmes...
Colmes is constantly interrupting people who have a different position when they try to answer one of his questions...verrrrry annoying!
And Colmes' ignorance of the military, interrogation, war & WMD is inexcusable!
ROFLMAO!! I bet Helen Thomas has her eye on Alan Colmes.
I think you should send Alan an email and suggest that - just to see what his reaction is .. LOL!! It should make for a good laugh.
But .. as far as the polls go .. please remember - the drive-by media has been using 11-14% MORE DEMOCRAT ADULTS in their polling. This means these people are not necessarily voters or even registered to vote. And it means - they can get whatever poll number they want to suit their agenda. Why are we not surprised?
I will get flamed for this but... no one in 2002 and 2003 argued that we should go to war because Iraq had 500, a 1000, chemical artillery shells. The argument was that Iraq was producing and creating delivery systems for a variety of lethal chemical and biological agents.Where are these now? Probably somewhere in Syria or the Bekaa, but not in Iraq.So the President has to bite the bullet and blame the intel, and he takes a huge hugh hit. He moves on with the mission, create an independent Iraq that is an obstacle to terror in the region, not an enabler.To start yelling about 500 155mm chem shells does not justify the war, it makes the President look desperate. That's why the info on these has been hard to come by. There's no PR value in them, and they are easily dismissed when compared to the descriptions by Rice and Rumsfeld and Powell of what we believed to be in Iraq. Bush is right to emphasize the mission we're involved with now.
"I think you should send Alan an email"
I wouldn't waste my time...
I'm sure Colmes could care less what I think of his rudeness and/or of his lack of debating skills.
"even registered to vote"
in CA, we have Motor Voter and as B-1 Bob Dornan exposed years ago in his loss to Loretta Sanchez, there are LOTS OF ILLEGALS VOTING!(you don't even have to show I.D. to vote!)
I think we should take him up on that...... :)
Most important observation. This is why we have to address and counter each BS claim by Democrats and old media as they attempt to minimize events and history. If we don't respond the lie becomes true to too many voters who don't know what's being done to them.
Have you read Richard Miniter's book, "Disinformation"?
National Security & Defense
WMDs Found in Iraq
Posted Nov 09, 2005
Contrary to ongoing reports by mainstream media outlets, WMDs have been found in Iraq, so reports New York Times best-selling author Richard Miniter in his new book, Disinformation.
Consider these shocking facts:
Found: 1.77 metric tons of enriched uranium
Found: 1,500 gallons of chemical weapons
Found: Roadside bomb loaded with sarin gas
Found: 1,000 radioactive materials--ideal for radioactive dirty bombs
Found: 17 chemical warheads--some containing cyclosarin, a nerve agent five times more powerful than sarin
This is only a partial list of the deadly weapons Miniter reveals in his new book, Disinformation. Miniter systematically dissects the "No-WMD Myth" (how it started, and why it continues), as well as 21 other War-on-Terror myths perpetuated by the media.
Colmes is an evil leprechaun!
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