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Originally posted by RockerDom
I think this was the first piece of info I found after the Nigerian documents were debunked. It really made me sick to my stomach that we could be lied to in such detail and with such little remorse.
Originally posted by jsobecky
OK, donguillermo, are you finished with your puerile name calling? Want to stop long enough to answer the question as to what the magic number is that finally classifies Saddam as a mass murderer? It is obvious that the number 5,000 is not high enough for you. Do you think we are picking on your hero unfairly?
Can we say that it is obvious that you are a Saddam sympathizer and apologist, because you are more concerned with what Blair and Bush said than you are with how many people Saddam murdered? Why is that, donguillermo?
Why doesn't it matter to you how many people Saddam murdered, donguillermo?
BTW, I have proof that I am a centrist. My numbers were 52 and 51 on that little test posted here recently.
Originally posted by slank
The SMUGGLERS were attemting to SELL Urainum, NOT IRAQ was seeking to BUY.
From Majic's link:
"Intelligence officers learned between 1999 and 2001 that uranium smugglers planned to sell illicitly mined Nigerien uranium ore, or refined ore called yellow cake, to Iran, Libya, China, North Korea and Iraq."
The actors in this are the SMUGGLERS NOT IRAQ. The assertion still appears false until someone can come up some actual evidence that IRAQ was seeking anything.
According to a senior counter-proliferation official, meetings between Niger officials and would-be buyers from the five countries were held in several European countries, including Italy.
Intelligence officers were convinced that the uranium would be smuggled from abandoned mines in Niger, thereby circumventing official export controls. "The sources were trustworthy. There were several sources, and they were reliable sources," an official involved in the European intelligence gathering operation said.
Originally posted by saturnine_sweet
I'm not a supporter of bush, but I do have to point out that this is a politically slanted thread mis-representing the truth. To be a leader of a country, and have your highly trusted security agency supply you with information, which you then use to make your decisions, and which you at times share with others, then finding out they were wrong does not constitute lying,
nor that someone is "neo-con" or whatever bush haters like to term him. It's called an "oops." We have all had them. Rather than flame the president, it would be more constructive to find where the false information originated, and if it was an honest mistake or a case of misinformation to further an agenda.