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Another Bush disaster

  1. Oct 25, 2004 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.startribune.com/stories/484/5049693.html
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    http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/politics/2865274

    Great job! How many lives will this Bush screw-up cost?

    Bush: Unfit as Commander and Chief
     
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    Did you happen to notice at what date the explosives disappeared?
     
  4. Oct 26, 2004 #3

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    http://www.startribune.com/stories/484/5049693.html
     
  5. Oct 26, 2004 #4
    http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/10/26/iraq.explosives/
     
  6. Oct 26, 2004 #5

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    hmmm, did they know it had disapeared before our soldiers got there and willingly gave misinformation to the public or was this just another case of not researching their story thoroughly beforehand? I can't imagine that the IAEA didn't know that they had been missing since before our arrival.....which would appear (note I'm saying appear) that they were willingly giving misinformation that might affect our election.
     
  7. Oct 26, 2004 #6

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    Well, kat, it wouldn't be newsworthy if it didn't paint the US (Bush, specifically) badly, would it?

    edit: or, perhaps, the IAEA was covering its own butt?
     
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  8. Oct 26, 2004 #7

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    Russ, I don't know...they covered the loss or lack of documentation on the HMX in their January report of 2003. Apparently the inability of Saddam to declare what Iraq had done with their stockpiles of HMX was one of the reasons Saddam was declared in breach of UN Resolutions including 1441.

    Here's the January report Status of the Agency's Verification Activities in Iraq As of 8 January 2003

     
  9. Oct 29, 2004 #8

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    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20041028/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_weapons_iaea_5

    http://www.kstp.com/article/stories/S3723.html?cat=1 [with video]
     
  10. Oct 30, 2004 #9

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    So far, the explanations from the White House include:

    The inventory records from the IAEA are wrong.

    The explosives were moved before the war began.

    Two trucks are shown parked near a bunker before the invasion, at Al-Qaqaa. It allegedly showed that the critical materials were removed earlier. The only problem is that the bunker shown never had the HMX, RMX, or PETN. In other words, either the White House was lying, or they didn't even bother to check out the locations of the materials before submitting their excuse.

    When confronted with the video footage of the explosives on site as claimed by the Iraqi government and the IAEA - and locked with UN security tags - the Pentagon produces an explosives expert who says that he detonated explosives at Al-Qaqaa. When asked if he destroyed the HMX, RMX, or PETN, he said that he didn't know.

    Reporters on site argue that after filming the explosives, they and the military left without even locking the facilities.

    Last night on PBS [I'm trying to get the quote], either a soldier or a reporter stated that when in Iraq after the invasion, while patrolling by helicopter and using night-vision cameras, they could watch looters hitting these and/or other ammo bunkers.

    When Kerry calls Bush on this - on the failure of his war plan - Bush tries to deflect the blame to the soldiers. Not only is Bush a complete failure as Commander and Chief, he is sleazy and a coward. This really takes the cake. How can anyone support this clown.
     
  11. Oct 30, 2004 #10

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