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Scott Malensek

Yeah, Saddam was upset over US policies. That's all.

What's left unsaid there is that the policies he'd be "upset" over were CLINTON POLICIES

That is unless someone can tell me what GWB did to make Saddam say these:

“Our missiles could not reach Washington. If they could reach Washington, we would strike.”
-Saddam Hussein 9/3/98

“Iraq will continue to face American aggression against its cities and installations and, in the same way the Americans were forced to declare directly or indirectly their failure in Vietnam,….they will be forced to declare their failure in Iraq.”
-Saddam Hussein 6/11/00
“The United States reaps the thorns its rulers have planted in the world."
Saddam Hussein, September 12, 2001
"The real perpetrators [of September 11] are within the collapsed buildings."
Alif-Ba, September 11, 2002 (State-controlled newspaper)
"[September 11 was] God's punishment."
Al-Iktisadi, September 11, 2002 (State-controlled newspaper)
"If the attacks of September 11 cost the lives of 3,000 civilians, how much will the size of losses in 50 states within 100 cities if it were attacked in the same way in which New York and Washington were? What would happen if hundreds of planes attacked American cities?"
Al-Rafidayn, September 11, 2002 (State-controlled newspaper)
"[I]t is possible to turn to biological attack, where a small can, not bigger than the size of a hand, can be used to release viruses that affect everything..."
Babil, September 20, 2001 (State-controlled newspaper)

Repack Rider

You said: since there was very little discussion of new WMD by the Bush administration in the run up to war.

What universe were you living in three years ago?

"But we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud." National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice

""We have high confidence that they have weapons of mass destruction - that is what this war was about, and is about - and we have high confidence it will be found." (Ari Fleisher)

“We believe Saddam has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons.” - VP Cheney, 3/16/03

“Iraqis were actively trying to pursue a nuclear weapons program.” - National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, 7/11/03

“Iraq has at least seven mobile factories for the production of biological agents - equipment mounted on trucks and rails to evade discovery.” -President Bush, 2/8/03

“I’m absolutely sure that there are weapons of mass destruction there and the evidence will be forthcoming. We’re just getting it now.” - Colin Powell, 5/4/03

“There can be no doubt that Saddam Hussein has biological weapons and the capability to rapidly produce more, many more…Our conservative estimate is that Iraq today has a stockpile of between 100 and 500 tons of chemical weapons agent. That is enough agent to fill 16,000 battlefield rockets.” - Colin Powell, 2/5/03

“Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt that he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.” -Vice President Cheney, 8/26/02

“The Iraqi regime possesses biological and chemical weapons…And according to the British government, the Iraqi regime could launch a biological or chemical attack in as little as 45 minutes.” -President Bush, 9/26/02

“Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent.” -President Bush, 1/28/03

“His regime has large, unaccounted-for stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons -- including VX, sarin, cyclosarin and mustard gas; anthrax, botulism, and possibly smallpox -- and he has an active program to acquire and develop nuclear weapons.” - Don Rumsfeld, 1/20/03

We think the Iraqi people would be a lot better off with a different leader, a different regime. But the principal offense here are weapons of mass destruction." Colin Powell

Here's the best one. No evidence = evidence:

"The fact that the inspectors have not yet come up with new evidence of Iraq's WMD program could be evidence, in and of itself, of Iraq's noncooperation," Rumsfeld said

Scott Malensek

No evidence of lies=lies?

Where in the two phase II reports' 400 pages, or the hundreds of pages of other reports that looked into prewar intel on Iraq's wmd and ties to AQ...are those two little words:

Bush lied

NONE of the reports said that.
NONE of them say Bush mislead

They all say the intel was wrong, weak, and came from decrepit, fund-starved, poorly lead intel agencies that decayed post Soviet collapse; ie... Pres Clinton's hands.

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