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white house admits lying on iraq nuclear claims

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by BROWNer, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    Bush wrong on Iraqi nuclear weapons

    http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/07/09/bush_claim030709


    WASHINGTON - Washington has admitted that a claim President George Bush made in January about Iraq's weapons programs was wrong.

    In his state of the union message, Bush tried to convince Americans and the rest of the world that Saddam Hussein's regime was a threat because he was developing a nuclear weapons program.

    "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa," Bush said in January.

    That statement was based on correspondence between officials in Iraq and Niger that are now widely accepted as forgeries.

    An official with the CIA was sent to Niger to investigate whether Iraq tried to buy uranium from the country.

    The official reported back that it was highly doubtful such a transaction ever took place.

    The official said the office of U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney would have received that report.

    The claim made it into the state of the union address anyway, and many in Washington are asking how that could have happened.

    "This is a very important admission. It's a recognition that we were provided with faulty information. And I think it's all the more reason why a full investigation of all the facts surrounding this situation be undertaken," said Tom Daschle, Democratic leader in the Senate.

    The U.S. National Security Council said the Bush administration didn't know until February that the intelligence behind the uranium claim was false.

    Members of Bush's Republican party downplayed the fact that it took five months for the White House to admit the claim was false, and maintained the decision to go to war in Iraq was morally right. ...even though we lied and scared the shit out of everyone, it was still..'morally right'. that's a whopper!
    realaudio
     
  2. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

  3. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    shit

    of course most intelligent people knew this was the case..and while i am happy to see the lie exposed, i doubt that it will change many people's opinions of bush...those that love him will continue to support him..

    disgusting.

    i'm puking all the way to the voting booth
     
  4. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    is it just me or does it seem like more people and organizations are admitting they lied...or that they were provided with faulty info that ended up being false?

    interesting course...
     
  5. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    america....sheez
    if they were to just play it smart, like they always have, people would still worship them....where has satan gone to?
     
  6. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    the republican base:

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  7. mogilny

    mogilny Senior Member

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  8. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    actually, 'everyone' knows that Bush LOST the popular vote..

    except you, obviously
     
  9. test pattern

    test pattern Elite Member

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  10. DyeStop.

    DyeStop. Member

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002 Messages: 392 Likes Received: 0
    fuck the white house
    fuck politics
    fuck corporate america
     
  11. Mr.Clean

    Mr.Clean Member

    Joined: Apr 23, 2003 Messages: 462 Likes Received: 0

    for sure. i cant wait to vote in 2004. its go time.
     
  12. Anyone

    Anyone Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2000 Messages: 430 Likes Received: 0
    ...yeah now the government is saying the wmd were taken right before the US got there and are being hidden with the help of other countries and terrorist's. they even said they're going into Iran. Iran and Iraq hate each other. good ol' US media does it again.
     
  13. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    from dailykos.com

    What's really fun about the administration's sudden troubles is that it puts them in classic Catch-22. They can either 1) claim lied about its WMD claims, or 2) claim it was too incompetent to properly assess the intelligence. LIES or INCOMPETENCE. I'm down with either option. There's no way the administration can win unless the press loses interest and moves on to the latest JLo/Ben news.

    However, that's difficult to do when REAL former US intelligence officials continue to expose the administration's hostility toward the truth:

    And the more Bush and Comical Ari try to pin the failures on the intelligence agencies (who truly have been the "good guys" in all of this), the more those agencies will leak the truth.

    Iraq continues to fester. Over a thousands of our servicemembers wounded, hundreds dead. Billions wasted. Boy. If Bush wants to run on this in 2004, he's more than welcome.
     
  14. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    anyone watch meet the press last week.......


    blew my mind.....


    i love the use of bush's term, "rewriting history"

    gimme a fucking break.....
     
  15. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    Re: from dailykos.com

    exactly, they have been setting up the intel apparatus to be the fall guys..
    rumsfeld is now pulling some bullshit rhetoric about how
    they had no 'new' information on iraq's weapons(?!?!) and that the ones
    that existed(?!?!?) were seen in a whole new light after 9/11(the ultimate
    fall guy if the intel shit doesn't convince). yet another example of the bush team
    USING and manipulating that terrible day for their own gain.
     
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