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    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    W signed the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998. Here is Sec 2 (5)
    "(5) Hostilities in Operation Desert Storm ended on February 28, 1991, and Iraq subsequently accepted the ceasefire conditions specified in United Nations Security Council Resolution 687 (April 3, 1991) requiring Iraq, among other things, to disclose fully and permit the dismantlement of its weapons of mass destruction programs and submit to long-term monitoring and verification of such dismantlement"

    So congress and the president saw eye to eye on Iraq's WMD's among other violations of the ceasefire from 1991.
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    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

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    England.
    So, the Church of England is a part of the government there, really?
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    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, the Church of England is a part of the government there, really?
    The Curch of England was established as the official religion.
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    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Curch of England was established as the official religion.
    Yes, and English is the official language of the state of California.
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    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by katsung47 View Post
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    No Al Qaida was heard in Iraq of Saddam's regime. Who brought them in?
    I'm not surprised. Iraq is a major petroleum producer. Many are reluctant to get behind viable alternatives because trusted pundits have effectively communicated American ingenuity cannot be believed in and unlike every other new technology, the present state of electric cars will never improve and come down in price once introduced to the market. Besides, defunding Al Qaeda is far less important than winning an ideological sparing match with the environmentalist wackos. Instead the best we can do is add about 20% more oil to the global petroleum market, trick Americans into thinking oil drilled domestically will not be sold on the global market but instead will replace Middle Eastern Oil and hope we end up forcing the Middle East into dangerous alliances with China and Russia, their new strategic trading partners and allies. Meanwhile, the dictators celebrate because they know as long as America is as committed to oil as they are, they'll be able to rake in trillions for decades to come and Al Qaeda benefits from the trickle down oil economy. We dig our heels in resisting new innovations that could be exported globally that would dry up Al Qaeda funding like a prune. Dictators control our economy and get rich doing so and we're happy because we get to thumb our noses at the lefty environmentalists while spending $3 to $4 a gallon at the pump on a vitally needed monopoly.
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