False pretenses | Center for Public Integrity
President George W. Bush and seven of his administration's top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Nearly five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an exhaustive examination of the record shows that the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.On at least 532 separate occasions (in speeches, briefings, interviews, testimony, and the like), Bush and these three key officials, along with Secretary of State Colin Powell, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, and White House press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Scott McClellan, stated unequivocally that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (or was trying to produce or obtain them), links to Al Qaeda, or both. This concerted effort was the underpinning of the Bush administration's case for war.
At least, that's the claim made when Dems do that with black voters. I guess it's different if you're on the right. Like everything else, it's only bad when the left does it.
How much welfare did they get?They were dirt poor farmers.
Illiterate means they were unable to read. One hundred years ago when muscle was more important than brains that might not have made a difference. In my opinion it does today.They weren't illiterate, they could speak Italian, but their reading skills were non existent.
I am not surprised. My wife is a legal immigrant. When we first met she spoke American English reasonably well. She also spoke French and Spanish in addition to her native German. Today she speaks American English better than many native speakers. But not everyone needs to. One hundred years ago when someone emigrated to the US it was with the intention of becoming a US citizen and not to change this nation into something resembling the country they left.Even to the day they died both my grandmothers were far more comfortable with Italian than English and that's what we largely spoke around them.
Cool. They were committed.Both of my grandfathers gained US citizenship by serving in the US Army during WWI.
Your grandparents came here legally.All that's to say I don't see a whole hell of a lot of difference between the poor coming here today and my family and those who came from Europe with them.
Your grandparents came here with the intention of becoming Americans.
Your grandparents were not sponges.
Your grandparents did not bring diseases with them.
Your grandparents did not plan to change the country into a facsimile of a corrupt Sicily.
Your grandparents were not brought here by a political party to tip the balance for a hundred years toward one party rule.
Although it is not your lie it is a lie. On balance they raise my property taxes. On balance we are providing them with food, clothing and shelter in addition to an education and health care. They are already costing me. On balance.As to stealing from you there is ample evidence that illegals on balance cost you nothing.
This is another lie. We have made indolence so rewarding that the welfare recipients won't bother going to work. We can repair our extravagant welfare system and have people return to work.Jobs? If Americans wanted those jobs illegals wouldn't have them.
"I want him dead. I want the rule of law to be restored. Lynching is more a Democratic party thing. The KKK was the enforcement arm of the democratic party. Intimidation and murder is something those you support do."Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
Ho come on, now. The idea of a lynching sounds really good to you, doesn't it?
What do you object to? With great power comes great responsibilities. Obama has intentionally damaged the nation and may very well commit and unpardonable, treasonous act, against American citizens in the next few weeks. His acts, when taken against the American citizens, the American nation, and the American Constitution, deserve the greatest possible punishment.
Impeach him either way. Convict him and remove him from office. Then arrest him for treason and other crimes. Try him. Convict him. And sentence him. What could you possibly object to?
Are you sure you understand oxymoron?
It has been true for 50 years with black voters. That has been damaging as well.At least, that's the claim made when Dems do that with black voters. I guess it's different if you're on the right. Like everything else, it's only bad when the left does it.
I was an intelligence officer for most of my 20 year career. I was not right all of the time. When I made an assessment that turned out to be wrong do you believe I was lying? When those who trusted my assessments repeated them do you believe they were lying?
Gruber and the democratic party leadership up to and including Obama lied. They knew they were lying. They lied as policy. they lied because they are tyrants. You are not able to see the difference, can you?