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  • theresnobeachhere theresnobeachhere Sep 11, 2013 6:24 AM Flag

    Knees Rattling In Syria

    From Maureen Dowd's column this morning.

    "Just as Obama and Kerry — with assists from Hillary and some senators — were huffing and puffing that it was their military threat that led to the breakthrough, Putin moved to neuter them, saying they’d have to drop their military threat before any deal could proceed. The administration’s saber-rattling felt more like knees rattling. Oh, for the good old days when Obama was leading from behind. Now these guys are leading by slip-of-the-tongue.

    Amateur hour started when Obama dithered on Syria and failed to explain the stakes there. It escalated last August with a slip by the methodical wordsmith about “a red line for us” — which the president and Kerry later tried to blur as the world’s red line, except the world was averting its eyes."

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    • Maureen Dowd is about as far left as one can go and she's disgusted with The Dear Leader.

      I have proven to kepp many times that the Dems/Socs thought there were WMD in Iraq and after Bush invade they lied and said there weren't any WMD in Iraq.

      Keep is a delusional,ill informed who repeats the same BS over and over and over and over again and again. He has nothing to back up his outrageous claims yet he keeps on repeating them. In short he is an ignoramus hypocrite,

      Weapons of Mass Destruction
      WMDs can be Atomic, Biological, Chemical, or Verbal!

      Years before George W. Bush became our president, most prominent Democrats wanted Saddam Hussein's head on a platter.
      Now those same Democrats say that George W. lied to us and Hussein never had any WMDs, and the only reason president Bush went into Iraq was for the oil.

      The next time one of these "Demon-crats", masquerading as a politician, start spewing their Verbal Weapons of Mass Destruction; send them a copy of this web page.

      "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
      President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998
      "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
      President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998.

      "Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
      Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998.

      "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
      Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18,1998.

      "[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
      Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998

      "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
      Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998.

      "Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
      Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999.

      "There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."
      Letter to President Bush, Signed by Joe Lieberman (D-CT), John McCain (Rino-AZ) and others, Dec. 5, 2001

      "We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them."
      Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002.

      "We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
      Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.

      "Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
      Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.

      "We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."
      Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002.

      "The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."
      Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002.

      "I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force-- if necessary-- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I b elieve that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
      Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002.

      "There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."
      Sen. Jay Rockerfeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002.

      "He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do"
      Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002.

      "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weap ons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
      Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002.

      "We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."
      Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002.

      "[W]ithout question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his contin ued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real ..."
      Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003.

      "Words Start Wars - Guns End Them!"
      -J.R. Whipple (Who has more guns than words;-)

      Sentiment: Sell

      • 1 Reply to lonesome_polecatt
      • Beach, I meant to say that keep is a delusional, ill informed, ideologue hypocrite. I have posted these Socialists quotes many times and keep knows it yet he like any delusion far left ideologue keeps lying about how the evil George Bush lied about WMD. If Bush lied then so did keep's ideological heroes.

        Snopes under the title "Words of Mass Destruction" says all of these quotes are genuine yet the emotionally shaky keep persists in saying Bush lied about WMD.

        I truly believe that the loony left really is loony.

        Sentiment: Sell

    • And ya have to love the turn. Just days ago, Russia was adamantly denying that Syria had used chemical weapons, but now they want to take the lead in seeing that those weapons are put under international control.