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  1. PepeLePew2010

    PepeLePew2010 said, almost 3 years ago

    That’s like saying Sadam was part of 9/11

  2. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    If you call W’s lying playing by the rules.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Putin DID say some very VALID things in that op-ed, but believing there wasn’t any hypocrisy on his part, would be pretty stupid!

  4. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Then your response fits you.

  5. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Wow, do a little research.
    Study: Bush, aides made 935 false statements in run-up to war
    President Bush and his top aides publicly made 935 false statements about the security risk posed by Iraq in the two years following September 11, 2001, according to a study released Tuesday by two nonprofit journalism groups.
    “In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003,” reads an overview of the examination, conducted by the Center for Public Integrity and its affiliated group, the Fund for Independence in Journalism.

    According to the study, Bush and seven top officials — including Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice — made 935 false statements about Iraq during those two years.

    The study was based on a searchable database compiled of primary sources, such as official government transcripts and speeches, and secondary sources — mainly quotes from major media organizations.

    The study says Bush made 232 false statements about Iraq and former leader Saddam Hussein’s possessing weapons of mass destruction, and 28 false statements about Iraq’s links to al Qaeda.

    Bush has consistently asserted that at the time he and other officials made the statements, the intelligence community of the U.S. and several other nations, including Britain, believed Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

  6. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The study, released Tuesday, says Powell had the second-highest number of false statements, with 244 about weapons and 10 about Iraq and al Qaeda.

    Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Press Secretary Ari Fleischer each made 109 false statements, it says. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz made 85, Rice made 56, Cheney made 48 and Scott McLellan, also a press secretary, made 14, the study says.

    “It is now beyond dispute that Iraq did not possess any weapons of mass destruction or have meaningful ties to al Qaeda,” the report reads, citing multiple government reports, including those by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the 9/11 Commission and the multinational Iraq Survey Group, which reported that Hussein had suspended Iraq’s nuclear program in 1991 and made little effort to revive it.

    The overview of the study also calls the media to task, saying most media outlets didn’t do enough to investigate the claims.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “Truth” can be time-centric. SO many claims of what Saddam was doing, are made by “righties” citing what WERE facts: in 1991!! By ‘93, the WMDs were either gone, or useless, what we didn’t blow up, wasn’t worth messing with. William Rivers Pitt and Scott Ritter summed up the lies being told about Saddam’s capabilities, in 2002, in a published book using accurate information. But the administration folks kept lying.

    Still today, defenders of our illegal invasion of Iraq will go back and cite what indeed may have been happening, A DECADE BEFORE WE INVADED!

    Assad, just like Israel, is more than capable of making his own chemical weapons (and biologicals), but he doesn’t have the capacity to produce all the nuclear weapons Israel possesses, in the worst kept “secret” in history, and neither does Iran.

    Which, as we try to use Syria as a reason to keep pressure on to attack Iran, we should note that Russia has also been more than willing, along with other countries, to monitor Iran’s nuclear program, and regulate any “weapons grade” materials they may not need to generate electricity, so they can sell US their OIL!

  8. martens

    martens said, almost 3 years ago

    Recognizing how difficult it can be to resist the smartass comeback, I hope that I, you and those of us who try to think and reason (from whatever different viewpoints) will do so. I had almost given up on the posts here because of the meanness and lack of considered thought shown by so many of all political persuasions. It’s too easy to make the "smart’ quip, but much harder to make the reasoned answer and compare our understanding of complex situations. Let’s try for that. Maybe it can have an effect on the general level of commentary (or maybe not, but it’s still worth trying).

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