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Subject: Bush Administration Timeline Part 2

Written By: Me on 02/13/04 at 07:04 p.m.

Before the war, there's no doubt in my mind that Saddam Hussein had weapons
of mass destruction, biological and chemical. I expected them to be found. I
still expect them to be found.
   - Gen. Michael Hagee, Commandant of the Marine Corps, interview with
reporters, May 21, 2003

Given time, given the number of prisoners now that we're interrogating, I'm
confident that we're going to find weapons of mass destruction.
   - Gen. Richard Myers, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, NBC Today Show
interview, May 26, 2003

Do I think we're going to find something? Yeah, I kind of do, because I
think there's a lot of information out there."
   - Maj. Gen. Keith Dayton, Defense Intelligence Agency, press conference,
May 30, 2003

You remember when Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said
Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological
weapons....They're illegal. They're against the United Nations resolutions,
and we've so far discovered two . And
we'll find more weapons as time goes on, But for those who say we haven't
found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they're wrong. We
found them.
   - George W. Bush, remarks to reporters, May 31, 2003

The backpedaling begins:

We never believed that we'd just tumble over weapons of mass destruction in
that country.
   - Donald Rumsfeld, Fox News interview, May 4, 2003

U.S. officials never expected that "we were going to open garages and find"
weapons of mass destruction.
   - Condoleeza Rice, Reuters interview, May 12, 2003

I just don't know whether it was all destroyed years ago - I mean, there's
no question that there were chemical weapons years ago - whether they were
destroyed right before the war whether they're still hidden.
   - Maj. Gen. David Petraeus, Commander 101st Airborne, press briefing,
May 13, 2003

I don't believe anyone that I know in the administration ever said that Iraq
had nuclear weapons .
   - Donald Rumsfeld, Senate appropriations subcommittee on defense
hearing, May 14, 2003

We believe has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons.
   - Dick Cheney, NBC's Meet the Press, March 16, 2003

They may have had time to destroy them, and I don't know the answer.
   - Donald Rumsfeld, remarks to the Council on Foreign Relations, May 27,

It was a surprise to me then - it remains a surprise to me now - that we
have not uncovered weapons, as you say, in some of the forward dispersal
sites. Believe me, it's not for lack of trying. We've been to virtually
every ammunition supply point between the Kuwaiti border and Baghdad, but
they're simply not there.
   - Lt. Gen. James Conway, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, press
interview, May 30, 2003

I think some in the media have chosen to use the word 'imminent.’ Those were
not words we used. We used 'grave and gathering' threat .
   - White House spokesman Scott McClellan, press briefing, Jan. 31, 2004

This is about an imminent threat.
   - White House spokesman Scott McClellan, press briefing, Feb. 10, 2003

After being asked whether Hussein was an "imminent" threat:   Well, of
course he is
   - White House spokesman Dan Bartlett, CNN interview, Jan. 26, 2003

After being asked whether the U.S. went to war because officials said
Hussein’s alleged weapons were a direct, imminent threat to the U.S.:
   - White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, press briefing, May 7, 2003

And finally, some truth:

We urge you to... enunciate a new strategy that would secure the interests
of the U.S. and our friends and allies around the world. That strategy
should aim, above all, at the removal of Saddam Hussein's regime from power.
   - Letter to President Clinton, signed by Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, and
others, Jan. 26, 1998,

The U.S. should assert its military dominance over the world to shape "the
international security order in line with American principles and
interests," push for "regime change" in Iraq and China, among other
countries, and "fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major
theater wars….While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate
justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the
Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein."
   - "Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a
New Century
<http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf> ," The
Project for the New American Century ,
Sept. 2000

Judge whether good enough hit S.H. at the same time.
Not only UBL ….Go massive. Sweep it all up. Things related
and not.
   - Donald Rumsfeld notes, Philadelphia Daily News, Sept. 11, 2001

For bureaucratic reasons, we settled on one issue, weapons of mass
destruction, because it was the one
reason everyone could agree on.
   - Paul Wolfowitz, Vanity Fair interview, May 28, 2003

From the very beginning, there was a conviction, that Saddam Hussein was a
bad person and that he needed to go. Going after Saddam was topic "A" ten
days after the inauguration - eight months before Sept. 11.
   - former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill, CBS’ 60 Minutes, Jan. 11, 2004

I don't think they existed. What everyone was talking about is
stockpiles produced after the end of the last Gulf War, and I don't
think there was a large-scale production program in the '90s.
   - David Kay, former chief weapons inspector of the UN Special Commission
on Iraq, Reuters, Jan. 24, 2004

Intelligence "analysts never said there was an imminent threat" from Iraq
before the war.
   - CIA Director George Tenet, speech, Feb. 5, 2004

NOTE: Republicans impeached Clinton over a lie involving a private
extramarital affair that he told in public, in which no one died. The Bush
administration’s lies about Iraq’s supposed weapons of mass destruction have
contributed to the deaths of more than 500 U.S. soldiers and thousands of
Iraqi soldiers and civilians.

Subject: Re: Bush Administration Timeline Part 2

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/14/04 at 10:35 a.m.

I saw these on a website (I can't remember which one). With all the lies that this adminstration has told (WMD is only one), it really amazes me how many people still think this guy (and his cronies) are doing a good job for this country. Like you pointed out, if he was a democrat, you can bet that he would no longer be in the White House.