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GUEST,Arne Langsetmo BS: WMDs WERE found in Iraq! (862* d) RE: BS: WMDs WERE found in Iraq! 08 Dec 05

Guest (AKA Geoduck):

The qoute "we knew that Mohammad Atta had met with the Iraqis in Prague" does not appear in this thread.

Yeah. You notice the lack of quotation marks around those words in my previous post? That means it's not a verbatim quote. But it is what Cheney stated on more than one occasion, including in the following quote that you recite:

What does appear is "we have reporting that places him in Prague with a senior Iraqi intelligence official"

Yepsah. Cheney's saying that he thinks that Atta met with the Iraqis in Prague. I don't think he was insinuating that they liked the dark coffee there either. He repeated this assertion, and even long after the war began kept saying, well, we don't know if he did but we don't know if he didn't. Despite the fact that both the FBI and CIA had determined pretty conclusively that Atta couldn't have been in Prague, and that the sources for the Prague story might not have been all that reliable.

I Googled for it and the results were:
Your search - "we knew that Mohammad Atta had met with the Iraqis in Prague" - did not match any documents.

Your Googling skills need some work. Try "Atta Iraq Cheny Prague".

There you'll find the likes of this:

VICE PRES. CHENEY: Well, what we now have that's developed since you and I last talked, Tim, of course, was that report that--it's been pretty well confirmed that he did go to Prague and he did meet with a senior official of the Iraqi intelligence service in Czechoslovakia last April, several months before the attack.

So that's two easily found instances where Cheney's said what I said he said.

Evidently you made it up and now you accuse me of not being able to see it.

Evidently you don't know what quotation marks are for. But what I was saying was quite correct. You are insisting that he didn't use the precise language that I used ... but that's irrelevant, as I never made any such claim either, but used this language of my own to characterise Cheney's multiple assertions on this subject. You may disagree with my characterisation of his assertions (and if you do, out with it), but don't go calling me a quote fabricator.

Do you make up quotes by others and try to pass them off as fact often?

Nope. Nor did I do so here. Despite your misunderstanding to the contrary.

If so you are suffering from dilusions. Better get a check up from the neck up.

I'd suggest that it is you that are seeing things that aren't there ... such as quotation marks. And not seeing what's in pretty plain sight for a nominally capable person. Do pay attention.


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