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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    GWB gave three reasons for attacking Iraq. All three are undeniable. Genocide, Iraqs ties to global terrorism, and Iraqs refussal to comply with the UN resolutions regarding disposition of his WMDs (all 17 of them, which he repeatedly ignored).
    You forgot the main reason, the reason that really sold the war--the threat to the US that had to be dealt with immediately.
    I may be wrong.

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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    You forgot the main reason, the reason that really sold the war--the threat to the US that had to be dealt with immediately.
    Well...ya know...if you ask every elected democrat official from 1992 til after Bush declared war (or at least read their comments) on Iraq, Hussein, and their possession and use of WMDs you would certainly find that every democrat supported that notion...right up until it was no longer politically expedient to do so. Thats why I hate politicians and mindless ideologues.

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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Well...ya know...if you ask every elected democrat official from 1992 til after Bush declared war (or at least read their comments) on Iraq, Hussein, and their possession and use of WMDs you would certainly find that every democrat supported that notion...right up until it was no longer politically expedient to do so. Thats why I hate politicians and mindless ideologues.
    Yes, if you take them out of context, and not seek to understand exactly what was being said. Some of the comments many quote came before they said they destroyed. Some were in cntext of saying he didn't merit invading. Most believed he some left over wmds, but few believed he was actually growing and gathering.

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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Well...ya know...if you ask every elected democrat official from 1992 til after Bush declared war (or at least read their comments) on Iraq, Hussein, and their possession and use of WMDs you would certainly find that every democrat supported that notion...right up until it was no longer politically expedient to do so. Thats why I hate politicians and mindless ideologues.
    Oh?

    Here's just 6 of the 23 Senators that voted against Joint Resolution 114 – the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.


    Daniel Akaka (D-HI)

    "Great uncertainty surrounds the President's post-war strategy. Remember the day the war ends, Iraq becomes our responsibility, our problem.

    Kent Conrad (D-ND)

    "Before we ask young men and women to put themselves in harm's way, I must be convinced that we have exhausted every other possibility, pursued every other avenue.

    Mark Dayton (D-MN)

    "There appears to be no imminent threat to the United States from Iraq.

    Richard Durbin (D-IL)

    "Historically, we have said it is not enough to say you have a weapon that can hurt us.

    Russell Feingold (D-WI)

    "Both in terms of the justifications for an invasion and in terms of the mission and the plan for the invasion, Mr. President, the Administration's arguments just don't add up.

    Edward Kennedy (D-MA)

    "It is wrong for Congress to declare war against Iraq now before we have exhausted the alternatives.
    “We just simply don’t know how to govern” - Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) a member of the House Budget Committee

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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What's the definition of insanity again? Trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results? We all may very well be insane.
    At leaste they didn't lie to us and concoct some ridiculous story about Weapons of Mass Destruction or something silly like that.

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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    GWB gave three reasons for attacking Iraq. All three are undeniable. Genocide14 years prior and we supplied the gas , Iraqs ties to global terrorismwe now know didn't exist, and Iraqs refussal to comply with the UN resolutions regarding disposition of his WMDsbecause he had none, the WMD program had been shut down (all 17 of them, which he repeatedly ignored).
    GWB administration lied to the country.

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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

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    I have a feeling people are still waiting to see how far it's going to go.
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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    At leaste they didn't lie to us and concoct some ridiculous story about Weapons of Mass Destruction or something silly like that.
    apsdt just showed how he lied, go back and read.
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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    You forgot the main reason, the reason that really sold the war--the threat to the US that had to be dealt with immediately.
    What was that threat again?
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