I call it a leftist leaning site, for the fact that ONLY a leftist take is presented on it. Whether Mr. Rumsfeld said it or not was obviously not a
point in my post.
The site does not research how old the info that Mr. Rumsfeld spoke of actually is, or who else said it...wanna guess? Throughout the '90's, the
Clinton administration, and nearly all the liberals in the US government, repeatedly claimed WMD, nukes, and other terrible schemes being readied and
used by Saddam and Iraq.
Here is but a few notables:
"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That
is our bottom line." President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998
"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has
made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." Nancy Pelosi Dec 16, 1998
"If Saddam rejects peace and wehave to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass
destruction program." President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998
"For the risks that the leaders of Iraq will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against usor our allies is the greatest security threat we
face." Madeline Albright, Feb. 18, 1998
"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18,
"We urge you to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." Letter to President
Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998
"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies." Madeline Albright, Clinton
Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999
"Saddam Hussein is using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States." Letter to
President Bush, Signed by Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL,)and others, Dec 5, 2001
"There is no doubt that Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue.?
Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, Dec, 5, 2001
"Saddam continues to refine delivery systems and to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the USA and our allies." Letter to President
Bush, Signed by Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, Dec, 5, 2001
"We should be hell bent on getting those WMDs, but we should try to do it in a way which keeps the world together and that achieves our goal which is
removing Saddam Hussein" - Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Dec. 9, 2002
"Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandates of the U.N. and is building WMD's and
the means of delivering them." Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sep. 19, 2002
"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in
power." Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
"[War against Iraq] is simplya long-standing right of the United States and other nations to take the actions they deem necessary in their
self-defense." Wesley Clark, Sept. 26, 2002 House Armed Services Committee Testimony.
"Saddam Hussein retains his chemical and biological warfare capabilities and is actively pursuing nuclear capabilities." Wesley Clark, Sept. 26,
2002 House Armed Services Committee Testimony.
"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." Sen. Ted (Burp) Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27,
"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological
weapons." Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002
"Saddam Hussein has since (10/98) embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports
indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..." Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002
"I will be voting to give the President the Authority to USE FORCE to DISARMHussein because I believe that a DEADLY Arsenal of WMD?s in his hands is
a Grave Threat to our Security." Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002
"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and willlikely have nuclear weapons within the
next five years." Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct. 10, 2002
"He has systematically violated every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and
any nuclear capacity." Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002
"Saddam has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to
terrorists, including al Qaeda members." Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
"It is clear that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep
trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
"Saddam would resort to chemical and biological weapons against our troops in a desperate -attempt to save his regime if he believes he and his
regime are ultimately threatened." Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Oct. 8, 2002
"Saddam Hussein used chemical and biological weapons. He disregarded UN resolutions. His forces fire on American jets. And he has the potential to
develop and deploy nuclear weapons." Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002
"To dismantle Saddam Hussein's WMDs, the U.N. must interview relevant persons securely. That could be the only way to obtain truthful information
about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction." Sen. Joseph Biden - January 23, 2003
"We are in possession of compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass
destruction." Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002 CBS Face The Nation
"We need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime. The threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of
mass destruction is real ..." Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003
"With respect to Saddam Hussein and the threat he presents, we must ask ourselves a simple question: Why? Why is Saddam Hussein pursuing weapons that
most nations have agreed to limit or give up? Why is Saddam Hussein guilty of breaking his own cease-fire agreement with the international community?
Why is Saddam Hussein attempting to develop nuclear weapons when most nations don't even try, and responsible nations that have them attempt to limit
their potential for disaster? Why did Saddam Hussein threaten and provoke? Why does he develop missiles that exceed allowable limits? Why did Saddam
Hussein lie and deceive the inspection teams previously? Why did Saddam Hussein not account for all of the weapons of mass destruction which UNSCOM
identified? Why is he seeking to develop unmanned airborne vehicles for delivery of biological agents?" Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), October 9, 2002
Congressional Record, Sen. John F. Kerry
"Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam
Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used
them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and
we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal."
"Iraq has continued to seek nuclear weapons and develop its arsenal in defiance of the collective will of the international community, as expressed
through the United Nations Security Council. It is violating the terms of the 1991 cease-fire that ended the Gulf war and as many as 16 Security
Council resolutions, including 11 resolutions concerning Iraq's efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction." Congressional Record Sen. John
Edwards, October 10, 2002
You will notice that the above quotes are from the current group who is the most vocal in opposition to GW's efforts to battle against those who want
all of you dead....islamic terrorists.
Now please, tell what did Mr.Rumsfeld pull out of his ass? What WMD's did George Bush mention in his speech? Were they the same ones as quoted above,
stated with absolute assurance of truth and reality?
Drivel, bah. Truth will deny ignorace, gentlemen.