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Iraq War justification, Iraq War reasons, can we justify, George W Bush or Bill Clinton, media lies, political lies, truth

On February 23, 2008 I posted the following:

http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2008/02/23/iraq-war-justification-iraq-war-reasons-can-we-justify-hillary-clinton-john-mccain-barrack-obama/

This post was a list of 10 quotes regarding Saddam Hussein. I did not provide the source of the quotes at that time. Many people, for whatever reason, believe only George W Bush took the posture indicated in the quotes, when in reality, the entire Clinton administration believed that Saddam Hussein had WMD, had used them on his own people, posed a real threat and that the US was ready to stop him. All of the quotes from the original post came from the Clinton Administration. Below are the original quotes, followed by the source and the dates. Also, below, I have supplied the links to the CNN articles that contain the quotes. Interesting, isn’t it? Think of all the lies that have been told about George W Bush and the acceptance of revisionist history.

” We must stop Saddam from ever again jeopardizing the
stability and security of his neighbors with weapons of mass
destruction.”  “The chemical weapons Saddam has used and the biological weapons we know he has tested pay no attention to borders and nationalities.”   Madeleine Albright, February 1, 1998

2.  “If diplomacy runs out, we have reserved the right to use
force and if we do so it will be substantial.”   Madeleine Albright, February 1, 1998

3.  “No one has done what Saddam Hussein has done, or is thinking of doing.  He is producing weapons of mass destruction, and he is qualitatively and quantitatively different from other dictators.”   Madeleine Albright, February 18, 1998

4.  “What we are doing is so that you all can sleep at night.  I am very proud of what we are doing.  We are the greatest nation in the world and what we are doing is being the indispensable nation, willing to make the world safe for our children and grandchildren, and for nations who follow the rules.”    Madeleine Albright, February 18, 1998

5.  “Saddam (Hussein) must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons.”   Bill Clinton, December 16, 1998

6.  “If Saddam can cripple the weapons inspections sytem and get away with it, he would conclude the international community, led by the United States, has simply lost its will.  He would surmise that he has free rein to rebuild his arsenal of destruction.”   Bill Clinton, December 16, 1998

7.  “Earlier today I ordered America’s armed forces to strike
military and security targets in Iraq.  They are joined by British forces.  Their mission is to attack Iraq’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.  While other countires also had weapons of mass desctuction, Hussein is in a different category because he has used such weapons
against his own people and against his neighbors.   Bill Clinton, December 16, 1998

8.  “Along with Prime minister (Tony)Blair of Great Britain, I made it equally clear that if Saddam failed to cooperate fully we would be prepared to act without delay, diplomacy or warning.”   Bill Clinton, December 16, 1998

9.  “The best way to end that threat once and for all is with a new Iraqi goverment — a government ready to live in peace with its neighbors, a government that respects the rights of its people.”   Bill Clinton, December 16, 1998

10.  “But once more, the United States has proven that although we are never eager to use force, when we must act in America’s vital interests, we will do so.”   Bill Clinton, December 16, 1998

http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9802/01/iraq/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9802/18/town.meeting.folo/

http://www.cnn.com/US/9812/16/clinton.iraq.speech/

Liberal lies, media lies, Iraq war reasons, students misled, George W Bush, Clinton administration

I just received 2 comments from what appears to be a sincere college student. I am assuming this student wants to hear the truth. I will present the truth here. The 2 comments are below, just as submitted:

Comment on #4: this argument is thought provoking, however, I disagree with the assumption that the U.S is the world police. The U.S is not the world police. The UN was created specifically to take the position of being the world police, and to form stability among nations. The U.S needs to let the UN do its job.
Mar 9, 2:59 AM —  View post “Iraq War justification, Iraq War reasons, can we justify, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Barack Obama”

Comment on #3 : I think this argument is right about Saddam Hussein being a bad man , but I respectfully disagree with the assumption that Saddam Hussein’s evilness was the only reason the U.S took it upon itself to invade Iraq. There is also an assumption that the Iraq war had nothing to do with oil, when it is painfully obvious that it did have a lot to do with oil and the power to dominate. The Bush Administration drove us to believe that the war effort was promoting humanitarianism and was to remove threats, “WMD”, but the truth is Iraq pose no threat to the U.S because there was no WMD, and the attack was obviously for personal reasons hold by the Bush Administration. The U.S is not a world police. It is not our job to attack every country that has bad leadership, if that’s the case we need to be attacking our self for our bad leadership.
Mar 9, 4:17 AM —  View post “Iraq War justification, Iraq War reasons, can we justify, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Barack Obama”

First of all, all of the quotes of my original post were made by the Clinton Administration and not President George W Bush. I will respond with another post and provide the source and date of each quote.

Regarding the United Nations and the US playing the role of police: Just as in World War II, the US has had to come to the rescue of the world. The United Nations failed to perform it’s duty to deal with Saddam Hussein. Why did this occur? Fundamentally because France, Germany and Russia were “in bed” with him financially. As you now know, the Clinton Administration considered Saddam Hussein a serious threat and were prepared to take action against him.

Here is my answer to the second comment. Once again, you responded to comment #3 of my post which also was a Clinton Administration quote. Saddam Hussein used WMD on multiple occasions against Iran and his own people. There is absolutely no proof that he did not have them when we invaded or that he was not producing them. Saddam Hussein was a very evil man who was capable of doing anything that he was not stopped from doing. He murdred hundreds of his own people, invaded Kuwait, destroyed the habitat of people in the southern part of Iraq and raped and tortured many others.

I would like to know where you got your informatiom. Was it the media, your teachers, your friends? I hope that you will follow up on this and seek the facts and the truth. Also, read 1984 by George Orwell or reread it. Pay particular attention to doublespeak. If you have any questions or comments, please respond.

Sincerely,

Citizen Wells

Brattleboro VT, Bush Cheney impeachment, indictment, arrest, Vermont, provide proof

Is there anyone in Brattleboro Vermont that can provide a rational, fact based explanation for your recent vote to impeach George W Bush and Dick Cheney? Arrest Bush or Cheney, just try it! Can anyone in Brattleboro VT provide any facts that support your claims about President Bush. Brattleboro VT, do you believe the rest of the country is going to stand by you? Citizens of Brattleboro VT, where do you get your information? University of Vermont, an extremely liberal college, where anything goes? NY Times? Citizens of Brattleboro VT, do you wake up every morning and say “I hate Bush”? Citizens of Brattleboro VT, do you know the real facts leading up to the Iraq War, the fact finding and opinions of the Clinton Administration? Citizens of Brattleboro VT, are you aware of intelligence reports of countries such as Great Britain? Citizens of Brattleboro VT, are you aware that the United Nations failed to deal with Saddam Hussein due to France, Germany and Russia being “in bed” with Hussein in financial dealings? George W Bush is a honorable, sincere apolitical man who does not play to the polls like his predecessor. So, Citizens of Brattleboro VT, what is your excuse for not knowing or caring about the facts?

Citizens of Brattleboro VT, give me your response.