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Keep Iran out of Iraq

June 20, 2014

History is of full of episodes in which governments unable to cope with violent uprisings asked for military help from their neighbors....

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adkkev

Jun-23-14 1:41 PM

From the 2007 CIA report on this facility: "The entire Al Muthanna mega-facility was the bastion of Iraqi’s chemical weapons development program. During its peak in the late 1980s to early 1990s, it amassed mega-bunkers full of chemical munitions, and provided Iraq with a force multiplier sufficient to counteract Iran’s superior military numbers. Two wars, sanctions and UNSCOM oversight reduced Iraqi’s premier production facility to a stockpile of old damaged and contaminated chemical munitions(sealed in bunkers), a wasteland full of destroyed chemical munitions, razed structures, and unusable war-ravaged facilities." This report was issued 18+ months prior to the Obama administration. But apparently ToT has inside information about this new development in Iraq. Nothing a drone or two wouldn't fix, eh?

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laker88

Jun-23-14 1:10 PM

HUH??? I googled this, checked Snopes and fact check, saw nothing about this. What is your source tot that ISIS seized wmd's in Iraq?

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TiredOfTax

Jun-23-14 12:41 PM

The remaining chemical weapons from Saddam Hussein’s regime are stored in two sealed bunkers, both located at the Al Muthanna Chemicals Weapons Complex, a large site in the western desert some 80km north west of Baghdad.

This was the principal manufacturing plant for both chemical agents and munitions during Saddam Hussein’s rule.

Thousands of tonnes of chemical weapons were produced, stored and deployed by the Saddam Hussein regime. Iraq used these weapons during the Iran – Iraq War (1980 to 1988) and against the Kurds in Halabja in 1988.

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TiredOfTax

Jun-23-14 12:40 PM

ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) terrorists have seized and gained control of the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) that were stockpiled by former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. We’ve been told by the Democrat Media Complex that WMDs didn’t exist in Iraq, and that George W. Bush started the war against Saddam Hussein based on that false assumption.

Pelosi, for example, said that, “Bush led us into the war on the basis of unproven assertions.” And, let us not forget the moronic Democrat Party meme, “Bush lied, Americans died.”

How could the ISIS terrorists have taken over Saddam’s WMD facility if WMD’s never existed?

Like it or not, George W. Bush has now officially and forever been completely vindicated.

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laker88

Jun-23-14 8:00 AM

Yes tot, the war based on lies was an elaborate scam that unfortunately deceived both parties, and even Bush's own Sec of State at the time. "They all got the same info"..oh really, what about the 100 page report Congress never saw that not only discounted wmd's in Iraq, but detailed Saddam's paranoia about UN inspectors confirming for Iran that Iraq had no wmd's. Nothing like a war based on deception from incompetent/inexperienced people and paid for with borrowed money. And the ultimate irony is Richie Cheney criticizing foreign policy!!!

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TiredOfTax

Jun-23-14 7:32 AM

By 10 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2012, when Hillary Clinton received a call from President Obama, she was one of the most thoroughly briefed officials in Washington on the unfolding disaster in Benghazi, Libya. She knew that Ambassador Christopher Stevens and a communications operator were dead, and that the attackers had launched a well-coordinated mortar assault on the CIA annex, which would cost the lives of two more Americans.

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TiredOfTax

Jun-23-14 7:32 AM

She had no doubt that a terrorist attack had been launched against America on the anniversary of 9/11. However, when Hillary picked up the phone and heard Obama’s voice, she learned the president had other ideas in mind. With less than two months before Election Day, he was still boasting that he had al?Qaeda on the run. If the truth about Benghazi became known, it would blow that argument out of the water. “Hillary was stunned when she heard the president talk about the Benghazi attack,” one of her top legal advisers said in an interview. “Obama wanted her to say that the attack had been a spontaneous demonstration triggered by an obscure video on the Internet that demeaned the Prophet Mohammed.”

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TiredOfTax

Jun-23-14 7:30 AM

If you took the time to read the posts that I made you would see that GWB hat TOTAL support by many top democrats. They all knew the exact same information that the president got. Unlike the current administration that sins it first and dones not allow anything to be told without his approval... totally against his pre election promises!

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drugsrus

Jun-22-14 10:18 PM

maybe get a little respect, laker. We've lost a lot of that with this administration, not that we weren't losing that bit by bit ever since GHW Bush, but this gut just flushed all we had and it is going to take more military might than has been effectively used in a long time to get some back.

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laker88

Jun-22-14 8:02 PM

"Defeat", "Win"...then what???

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drugsrus

Jun-22-14 7:18 PM

to return troops to the area a "take no prisoners" and total defeat of the enemy is the only acceptable approach.

Political Correctness will destroy us as will trying to negotiate with the rag heads.

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laker88

Jun-22-14 4:09 PM

"If we go into Iraq, we'll own it." "Regime change and the likely possibility of sectarian violence in Iraq may destabilize the entire region."...Colin Powell....before the Cheney propaganda machine got into high gear.

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TiredOfTax

Jun-22-14 3:34 PM

"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.

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have 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.

"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face." Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998.

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TiredOfTax

Jun-22-14 3:33 PM

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is using and developing weapons of mass destruction." Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002.

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since 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 of the United States the authority to use force if necessary to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."

Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002.

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TiredOfTax

Jun-22-14 3:31 PM

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) 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.

"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." Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998.

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ADKman

Jun-20-14 3:13 PM

We'd be the pot calling the kettle black.

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TiredOfTax

Jun-20-14 12:35 PM

If the USA is going with a hands off approach then why do we care who does the hands on? Sure we do not like Iran, but do we like anyone in the area? It is not voiced that way in our cut and run attitude, not a smidgen.

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