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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    1: Its not supposed to be a parallel to what happened in Iraq- it addresses the ridiculous notion that stating what you think to be the truth as fact is a lie
    2: Your anticipated avoidance is noted.
    And again, Bush didn't do that, so no one is arguing what you're claiming. Bush did more like the example I gave.

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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    "There were state sponsors of terror. There were sworn enemies of America. There were hostile governments that threatened their neighbors. There were nations that violated international demands. There were dictators who repressed their people. And there were regimes that pursued WMD. Iraq combined all these threats. ... Before 9/11, Saddam was a problem America might have been able to manage. Through the lens of the post-9/11 world, my view changed. I had just witnessed the damage inflicted by nineteen fanatics armed with cutters. I could only imagine the destruction possible if an enemy dictator passed his WMD to terrorists."
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    The U.S. had been accepting risks from Saddam Hussein for more than a decade. Suddenly those risks were now intolerable. And for all the grief and cost of Saddam's removal, that particular risk now threatens the United States no longer.
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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    "There were state sponsors of terror. There were sworn enemies of America. There were hostile governments that threatened their neighbors. There were nations that violated international demands. There were dictators who repressed their people. And there were regimes that pursued WMD. Iraq combined all these threats. ... Before 9/11, Saddam was a problem America might have been able to manage. Through the lens of the post-9/11 world, my view changed. I had just witnessed the damage inflicted by nineteen fanatics armed with cutters. I could only imagine the destruction possible if an enemy dictator passed his WMD to terrorists."
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    The U.S. had been accepting risks from Saddam Hussein for more than a decade. Suddenly those risks were now intolerable. And for all the grief and cost of Saddam's removal, that particular risk now threatens the United States no longer.
    No. There were minor. Kind of like the small time want-to-be thug. Saddam was contained. Unable to do anything of significance. Not involved in anything of significance, and by our own intel, not likley to use any wmds (the few he likely had) unless attacked, invaded.

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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    "There were state sponsors of terror. There were sworn enemies of America. There were hostile governments that threatened their neighbors. There were nations that violated international demands. There were dictators who repressed their people. And there were regimes that pursued WMD. Iraq combined all these threats. ... Before 9/11, Saddam was a problem America might have been able to manage. Through the lens of the post-9/11 world, my view changed. I had just witnessed the damage inflicted by nineteen fanatics armed with cutters. I could only imagine the destruction possible if an enemy dictator passed his WMD to terrorists."
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    The U.S. had been accepting risks from Saddam Hussein for more than a decade. Suddenly those risks were now intolerable. And for all the grief and cost of Saddam's removal, that particular risk now threatens the United States no longer.
    That minor risk, a blustering blowhard of a pissant whose country couldn't fly an airplane unless we allowed them to, has been removed by an immensely costly war that wasn't necessary.

    Ever hear of overkill? We swatted a mosquito with sledgehammer. And now we have to fix all the damage we caused. Can't fix the deaths though.
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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No. There were minor. Kind of like the small time want-to-be thug. Saddam was contained. Unable to do anything of significance. Not involved in anything of significance, and by our own intel, not likley to use any wmds (the few he likely had) unless attacked, invaded.
    I recall hearing similar things about North Korea when Clinton was president and Carter was over negotiating with them. They were contained. Couldn't do anything. Just a want to be world player. Now he has nukes and has been sharing the tech. Obviously we need to repeat that wonderful policy with every country that is "contained".

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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    I recall hearing similar things about North Korea when Clinton was president and Carter was over negotiating with them. They were contained. Couldn't do anything. Just a want to be world player. Now he has nukes and has been sharing the tech. Obviously we need to repeat that wonderful policy with every country that is "contained".
    Have they done anything?

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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Have they done anything?
    You mean the isolated and impotent North Korea? You mean besides sinking S.Korean Subs and provoking the s. Koreans at the border? Yes.

    They are sharing material and tech with enemy nations around the world. Hopefully former pres. Clinton will make a statement about how isolated and impotent Syria and Iran are- so we don't have to worry about that anymore. Won't that be a relief.

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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No. There were minor. Kind of like the small time want-to-be thug. Saddam was contained. Unable to do anything of significance. Not involved in anything of significance, and by our own intel, not likley to use any wmds (the few he likely had) unless attacked, invaded.
    How much time money and lives was it costing to keep Saddam "contained"? (Are you aware of operation provide comfort and others? Are you aware of the cost to Iraqi lives?)

    What do you suppose would have happened had we NOT invaded? The saddam would play nice and we could bring all our troops home despite his repeated violations of UN resolutions?
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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Have they done anything?
    You mean other than develop and profilerate nuclear and ballistic missile technology. Other than constantly threaten to bring us into WW3 on the Korean Penninsula? You mean other than starve and brainwash its people in order to keep their military machine and regime in power?

    No, nothing at all.
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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    You mean other than develop and profilerate nuclear and ballistic missile technology. Other than constantly threaten to bring us into WW3 on the Korean Penninsula? You mean other than starve and brainwash its people in order to keep their military machine and regime in power?

    No, nothing at all.
    And did so with Bush as president. But agian, have they done anything? Invaded anyone? We have. Bombed anyone? We have.

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