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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Liberal Alzheimer's Disease

Liberals like to repeat over and over again that George Bush lied to the American people about Saddam Husein having weapons of mass distruction in order to take the nation to war. To hear the liberals tell it now, Mr. Bush woke up one day and decided to fabricate this tale of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons in order to give him a reason to attack Saddam Hussein in Iraq. As usua, theirl tactic is to repeat something over and over again, no matter how false it may be, and hope that the masses will follow along like sheep. It is interesting to note how short and selective the liberal memory is. It appears to me that Mr. Bush was not the only one who believed that Saddam Hussein was a threat to the free world. Maybe the facts just slipped their little liberal minds. Check out the quotes below:

"Urges the President to take all necessary and appropriate actions to respond to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."— Text of Senate Concurrent Resolution 71, Jan. 28, 1998, co-sponsored by Democrats Tom Daschle, Patrick Leahy, Max Cleland, John Kerry and Robert Byrd, among others.

"(Iraq) admitted, among other things, an offensive biological warfare capability — notably 5,000 gallons of botulinum, which causes botulism; 2,000 gallons of anthrax; 25 biological-filled Scud warheads; and 157 aerial bombs. And might I say, UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq has actually greatly understated its production."— Text of President Clinton's address to Joint Chiefs of Staff and Pentagon staff, Feb. 17, 1998

"As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. 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."Press release from Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Dec. 16, 1998

"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."From an address by Al Gore to the Commonwealth Club of California, Sept. 23, 2002

"The threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but as I said, it is not new. It has been with us since the end of that war, and particularly in the last four years ... he has continued to build those weapons."— Sen. John Kerry, Congressional Record, Oct. 9, 2002

"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."— Floor statement of Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Oct. 10, 2002

"Under Saddam's rule, Iraq has engaged in far-reaching human rights abuses, been a state sponsor of terrorism and has long sought to obtain and develop weapons of mass destruction."— Statement from the Web site of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, dated 2002

"I consider the prospect of a nuclear-armed Saddam Hussein who can threaten not only his neighbors, but the stability of the region and the world, a very serious threat to the United States."— Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York at a Jan. 22, 2003, press conference.


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