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Posted By: Teribus
03-Dec-05 - 07:18 AM
Thread Name: BS: WMDs WERE found in Iraq!
Subject: RE: BS: WMDs WERE found in Iraq!
Hi Ron,

Example 1 - One Quote as requested - Dick Cheney:
From the September 8, 2002 Meet the Press:
Russert: "One year ago when you were on Meet the Press just five days after September 11, I asked you a specific question about Iraq and Saddam Hussein. Let's watch:"
Russert on the September 16, 2001 Meet the Press: "Do we have any evidence linking Saddam Hussein or Iraqis to this operation?"
Cheney: "No."

Example 2 - One Quote as requested - George W Bush:
'We've Had No Evidence' of link to 9-11 (George W. Bush Sep. 17, 2003)

Q: Mr. President, Dr. Rice and Secretary Rumsfeld both said yesterday that they have seen no evidence that Iraq had anything to do with September 11th.

THE PRESIDENT: We've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the September 11th."

Similar statements made in the immediate aftermath of 911 attacks were made by Colin Powell in an interview on the steps of the UN Building. Condalezza Rice can also be quoted making the same statement.

The content of the PDB's relating to this subject in the immediate aftermath of 911 are now all public knowledge and support what is stated above

I realise that the GWB quote is outside your time line by about six months, but it is clear enough. Now its your turn - Please refer us to any direct quote in the period you have stipulated where President George W. Bush clearly stated that Iraq WAS directly involved with the attacks of 11th September, 2001. Note direct quote/transcript - NOT what some sound bite edited by a journalist or TV station to suit THEIR spin put out into circulation - i.e. I want what the man said NOT what some people THOUGHT he said, NOT what some people wanted others to THINK he said.

Your post Ron of 24 Nov 05 - 10:25 AM doesn't really cover the bill -
Teribus 23 Nov 2005 4:40 PM--G W Bush "establishes very early on that Saddam Hussein and Iraq has absolutely nothing to do with the attacks" (of 11 Sept 2001).

And how long did that last? About 20 minutes?

Neither Bush nor his minions ever thereafter implied that Saddam and the events of 11 September 2001 were linked?"

Plain FACT is Ron they didn't, they did exactly what I stated that they did, they established very early on that Saddam Hussein and Iraq has absolutely nothing to do with the attacks.