https://www.commondreams.org/views03/0813-02.htmTHE COLD WAR QUEEN remained frozen in facts that melted into fiction as she talked. Speaking last week before the National Association of Black Journalists, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said, "Let us be very clear about why we went to war against Saddam Hussein. Saddam Hussein's regime posed a threat to the security of the United States and the world. This was a regime that had pursued, had used, and possessed weapons of mass destruction." Rice did not dare tread upon the issues that were not clear. Her cocksure posture could not hide the fact that she made no other mention of weapons of mass destruction in her prepared remarks. The United States has yet to find any after nearly five months of war and occupation. This was after a war buildup where Bush officials boasted they were certain where the weapons were.
Just as significant is that there was not a single reference in her set speech about Saddam trying to acquire nuclear weapons. Before the war, Rice said, "we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud." The scary vision of mushroom clouds was repeated by Bush and General Tommy Franks, head of Central Command. Vice President Dick Cheney declared Saddam to be a "mortal threat" on his way to "nuclear blackmail."
In a question-and-answer session after her speech, Rice continued to assert that she was "certain to this day that this regime was a threat, that it was pursuing a nuclear weapon."
Last edited by iguanaman; 03-29-14 at 10:36 AM.
just look at the score
Obama 2, romney zero, zed, nada, zip
winger partisans pretending not to know that they are. what a joke
we should have been in a surplus when Obama arrived. unfortunately, his predecessor spent what had been a national surplus on two wars of choice and massive tax breaks for the richOf course you cannot explain this "crap" and feel Barrack Obama would get the country out of debt,
instead of the massive job losses that were going on when Obama took office, we now see consistent job increases... get everyone working again,
what do you want to know that is unavailable to you, which information was not also closed to you during the dicknbush misadministrationhave an open government,
done. from the arab spring, to the ending of two wars which never should have been begunrestore American pride internationally,
and no more torture
plus, American leadership no longer viewed as incompetent by foreign leaders
when a republican packed supreme court insists that making campaign bribes is the equivalent of free speech, why would anyone not then expect to see government being put up for sale to the highest bidderstop lobbyists from running amok in Washington, and so on.
the residue of the dicknbush regime makes things more difficult. that awful era of government pushed America backwards to be certain. but now we have a president who is moving our nation forward again, despite a republican dominated congress which overtly schemes against him; so much for your expectation that politicians should be working for America instead of their partisan interestsThat's the crap you can live with, huh?
you are the last person on these boards who would be relied upon to gauge a forum member's intellectEvery time a leftist objects to these characterization of not being very bright they always end up proving the point against them.
Last edited by iguanaman; 03-29-14 at 10:52 AM.
I like Rice and thought she was a good partner in the Bush Administration....but this:
Seems ignorant to me. It almost seems to her that unless we are at war, we are weak.
"“There’s a vacuum because we’ve decided to lower our voice. We’ve decided to step back. We’ve decided that if we step back and lower our voice, others will lead, other things will fill that vacuum.”