Friday, November 18, 2005

Quote, unquote

“Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.”

-- Dick Cheney, chief liar of them all, on Aug. 26, 2002.


At 9:46 AM, Blogger Sven said...

Scott Ritter, four days earlier:

But the problem is, this war hinges on Iraq's possession or efforts to reacquire weapons of mass destruction. If you listen to the rhetoric that comes out of Washington DC -- from members of the Bush Administration -- we have been told that 'They know Iraq has chemical weapons. They know Iraq has biological weapons. They know Iraq is on the verge of a nuclear weapons program breakthrough -- within two years Saddam Hussein will have a nuclear weapon that can threaten the United States. They know Saddam Hussein is developing long-range ballistic missiles.'

Now I'm just a simple Marine, but I'm here to tell you. When I hear someone say, "I know something" that implies certainty of knowledge that has to be based upon facts. So if they know, share the facts. Let us know too. And they have failed to do so to date.

As of yet, all we have to back up the allegations about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs -- their possession of weapons or their efforts to reacquire -- is rhetorically-laced speculation completely void of factual substance. Ladies and gentlemen, that is not sufficient to justify a war.


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