White House says bad intelligence fed...

White House says bad intelligence fed WMD claim

There are 103 comments on the The Spokesman-Review story from Apr 12, 2006, titled White House says bad intelligence fed WMD claim. In it, The Spokesman-Review reports that:

President Bush's claim three years ago that weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq was based on U.S. intelligence that was later proved false, the White House acknowledged today.

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metoo

Baltimore, MD

#62 Apr 16, 2006
them dang liberals again.
Lance Winslow wrote:
Rome only died because it left itself wide open and developed Liberal Views over strength and protection of its people. It merely forgot its number one responsibility and paid the price.
Ridge

San Francisco, CA

#63 Apr 16, 2006
Lance Winslow wrote:
The United States of America is by far the greatest nation and civilization ever created in the history of the human race.
If you really are you don't have to say it. If you have class that is.
Lance Winslow

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#64 Apr 16, 2006
Indeed. Always destroying civilizations with bad policies and Utopian Dreams without taking into consideration the reality of the innate characteristics of mankind. You hit it right on the gay easter egg.
SKNK

Sweden

#65 Apr 16, 2006
And there were people like you whom didnít have any idea in humanity or for that matter having a clue in democracy and a functioning one; therefore they killed the democracy to gain a momentum for their own benefits. But hey, lucky you, you are protected under the umbrella of John Negroponte whom answers only to the Cesar.
Lance Winslow wrote:
Rome only died because it left itself wide open and developed Liberal Views over strength and protection of its people. It merely forgot its number one responsibility and paid the price.
Lance Winslow

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#66 Apr 16, 2006
That is your summary of the Roman Empire Collapse? Please spare us the negative comments about America you Swede without a cause.
Frenchy

Courtland, CA

#67 Apr 16, 2006
Lance Winslow wrote:
That is your summary of the Roman Empire Collapse? Please spare us the negative comments about America you Swede without a cause.
Lance, have you taken your medicaton yet today?
metoo

Baltimore, MD

#69 Apr 16, 2006
why? if you think he is the only one with negative thoughts about the u.s. you are out of touch with reality.
Lance Winslow wrote:
That is your summary of the Roman Empire Collapse? Please spare us the negative comments about America you Swede without a cause.
Lance Winslow

United States

#70 Apr 16, 2006
I understand the World Media Hit on the US as the French really went for it, while hiding their tracks in the Oil for Food scandels and wanting to get repaid for loans, but acceptance these tall tales of "big bad America" willy nilly seems to speak of hypocricy from someone purporting to be one of a learned man. Thus, those who hate America because a Cleric, fanatic leader, or the World Media tells them too, is a problem, but those who do live in a created reality not the real one. Therefore must be admonished for having little if any usable cranial capacity.
Who cares

Anaheim, CA

#71 Apr 16, 2006
Wow, it only took Bush three years to discover what the entire world knew BEFORE we invaded and occupied Iraq! Smart guy, Laura must be giving him "Hooked on Phonics" lessons and he is reading more.
Who cares

Anaheim, CA

#72 Apr 16, 2006
metoo wrote:
why? if you think he is the only one with negative thoughts about the u.s. you are out of touch with reality.

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Give me a break Lance, pick up a book and read some. Rome and the U.S. have many parallels. Rome collapsed because it ended up with a corrupt ruling class with total disregard of it's citizens, and was out of touch with the rest of the world.
Lance Winslow

United States

#73 Apr 16, 2006
How can an administration which is working to protect the American People, which is their only true responsibility be so easily labeled as corrupt for doing thier job?
Who cares

Anaheim, CA

#74 Apr 16, 2006
Lance Winslow wrote:
How can an administration which is working to protect the American People, which is their only true responsibility be so easily labeled as corrupt for doing thier job?
Lance, you are an idiot. I actually think you are a 16 year old boy with dating problems.
metoo

Baltimore, MD

#75 Apr 16, 2006
you really think they care about the american people? you are naive.
Lance Winslow wrote:
How can an administration which is working to protect the American People, which is their only true responsibility be so easily labeled as corrupt for doing thier job?
metoo

Baltimore, MD

#76 Apr 16, 2006
you talk a lot of crap but dont say anything. you really think people just started hating the u.s.? word of advice, dont try to impress with all your mumbo jumbo. it doesnt work. quite the opposite. use a language you are comforable with and your sentences will make more sense. no, scratch that. your sentences will be understood more. no, scratch that also. maybe you should just stick to washing cars.
Lance Winslow wrote:
I understand the World Media Hit on the US as the French really went for it, while hiding their tracks in the Oil for Food scandels and wanting to get repaid for loans, but acceptance these tall tales of "big bad America" willy nilly seems to speak of hypocricy from someone purporting to be one of a learned man. Thus, those who hate America because a Cleric, fanatic leader, or the World Media tells them too, is a problem, but those who do live in a created reality not the real one. Therefore must be admonished for having little if any usable cranial capacity.
Who cares

Anaheim, CA

#77 Apr 16, 2006
Pretty accurate, but you left some history out:

Half a century ago, Iran was very close to a real democracy. It had an elected legislature, called the majlis, and it had a repressive monarch, called the shah, and power veered uncertainly between them. In 1951, over the shah's objections, the majlis voted in a man named Mohammad Mosaddeq as prime minister. His big issue was nationalizing the oil companies.

In 1953, in the spirit of democracy, the CIA instigated a riot and then staged a coup. Mosaddeq was arrested, the majlis was ultimately dissolved and the shah ran things his way, which involved torture and death for political opponents, and no talk about nationalizing the oil companies. Resentment of the shah and of the United States was central to the growing appeal of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. In 1979 the ayatollah's followers overthrew the shah and made Iran a strict Islamic state. Later that year Iranian "students" besieged the U.S. Embassy and seized 66 hostages, most of whom were held prisoner for over a year. Hatred of Iran in America became almost as fierce as hatred of America in Iran.

Meanwhile, next door in Iraq, an ambitious young dictator, new to the job, named Saddam Hussein sensed both danger and opportunity in Iran's chaos. So he decided to invade. Thus started the Iran-Iraq War, lasting eight years. It turned hundreds of thousands of people into corpses and millions into refugees. When it was over, nothing had changed. But it wasn't a complete waste. It provided another opportunity for the United States to promote its interests and values.

On the "enemy of my enemy" principle, the United States all but officially backed Iraq. We overlooked Hussein's use of chemical weapons against Iranian soldiers (many of them children) and against his own people. Many of the human rights abuses President Bush and others have invoked two decades later to justify the decision to topple and try Hussein were well publicized in the 1980s. But in the 1980s, we didn't care. Meanwhile, of course, Ronald Reagan was also secretly selling weapons to Iran.

The big event in Afghanistan this past half-century was the Soviet occupation of 1979. After the occupation, some of the deposed thugs and others formed militias that roamed the countryside killing people and whatnot. These were called "guerrillas," because we were for them. During the 1980s, we spent hundreds of millions of dollars a year on weapons and other support.

The war we sustained in Afghanistan destroyed the country, turned half the population into refugees and killed perhaps a million people. In 1989 the Soviets pulled out. But, disappointingly, our guerrillas kept on fighting -- using our weapons -- against the government and among themselves. In 1996 one particularly extreme group, the Taliban, took power. It was even more disappointing when the Taliban established an Islamic state more extreme than the one in Iran and invited Osama bin Laden to make himself at home, which he did.
Who cares

Anaheim, CA

#78 Apr 16, 2006
Oops, I forgot. The above information came from the Washington Post, a little more credible source of information than myself.
metoo

Baltimore, MD

#79 Apr 16, 2006
im sure that will be labeled a liberal too.
Who cares wrote:
Oops, I forgot. The above information came from the Washington Post, a little more credible source of information than myself.
Ridge

San Francisco, CA

#80 Apr 16, 2006
The Bush family has a long history of profiting from war, sometimes from both sides in a conflict.

Grandpa made a couple a bucks off of the Nazis.
Lance Winslow

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#81 Apr 16, 2006
Prescott was a banker. Before the war was involved with loans all over Europe. It is not right to make such statements without the full history behind it. It is really questionable. Why are all the liberals bashing on the Administration after the put up a Class Action Trial Lawyer and a Lobbyist's dream to run against them last go around? Hey liberals is that you BIG PLAN for America. Turn it over to a Trial Lawyer and Corporate suck up?
Who cares

Anaheim, CA

#82 Apr 16, 2006
Lance Winslow wrote:
Prescott was a banker. Before the war was involved with loans all over Europe. It is not right to make such statements without the full history behind it. It is really questionable. Why are all the liberals bashing on the Administration after the put up a Class Action Trial Lawyer and a Lobbyist's dream to run against them last go around? Hey liberals is that you BIG PLAN for America. Turn it over to a Trial Lawyer and Corporate suck up?
Drink some warm milk and go to be Lancy, it's past your bedtime and you have school tomorrow.

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