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Thread #86221   Message #1619206
Posted By: Teribus
03-Dec-05 - 08:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: WMDs WERE found in Iraq!
Subject: RE: BS: WMDs WERE found in Iraq!
From the 2003 State of the Union Address delivered by President George W. Bush

"With nuclear arms or a full arsenal of chemical and biological weapons, Saddam Hussein COULD resume his ambitions of conquest in the Middle East and create deadly havoc in that region.

And this Congress and the American people must recognize another threat. Evidence from intelligence sources, secret communications and statements by people now in custody reveal that Saddam Hussein aids and protects terrorists, including members of Al Qaida. Secretly, and without fingerprints, he COULD provide one of his hidden weapons to terrorists, or help them develop their own.

Before September the 11th, many in the world believed that Saddam Hussein could be contained. But chemical agents, lethal viruses and shadowy terrorist networks are not easily contained.

IMAGINE those 19 hijackers with other weapons and other plans, THIS TIME armed by Saddam Hussein. It would take one vial, one canister, one crate slipped into this country to bring a day of horror like none we have ever known.

We will do everything in our power to make sure that that day never comes."

Ron that is the context in which the single sentence you quote, ""Before September the 11 many in the world believed Saddam Hussein could be contained". was used.

Now tell me where does he state clearly that Saddam Hussein, or Iraq had ANYTHING to do with the attacks of the 11th September 2001. What he is doing is drawing peoples attention to a POSSIBLE FUTURE THREAT.