Kay quitting hunt for WMD

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by toontra, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. toontra macrumors 6502

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    So we have come to this. Kay said back in July that we should expect the unexpected. I think what he meant was that we would be surprised at the amount of evidence on WMD that he would uncover.

    Turns out he, and the US & UK governments (and intelligence depts), was wrong, as many other governments around the world suspected all along.

    So Kay is going to (be allowed to) walk away before the final humiliation! This whole charade has been pitiful indictment on those who perpetrated this war.
     
  2. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    What's the difference???? A lie is a lie is a lie. Has this guy not heard "The Boy Who Cried Wolf"? Our credibility is on the line here!

    Not to mention, if Saddam was not the immediate threat we were told he was, we have wasted valuable time and resources there while allowing bin Laden to remain free to plot new attacks against the West. If the war in Iraq could have been postphoned for a couple years before we had proof in hand that Saddam was an actual clear and immediate danger to American national security and we could have nailed Osama, then diverted attention to other nations like Iraq we would be a whole lot safer right now, rather than the little tiny bit safer that we are today. And that increase in safety has to be weighed against any increased danger we are in because of the Bush doctrine of preemption, and the increasing mistrust in the world community of America and our goals.
     
  3. Taft macrumors 65816

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    But you see, none of this matters.

    A large portion of the American people think Saddam had close ties to al Quida and terror groups. A large portion of the American people also believe WMDs have been found in Iraq (or that Saddam definitely had them).

    As a result of the gross incompitence of the American people and the press (for neglecting to accurately report the real situation) the Bush administration will likely get a free pass on these issues.

    It makes me sick. Even if Bush didn't explicitly lie, his administration engaged in a campaign to inspire fear and misconceptions in the American people. It was successful and he gets a pass on the issues.

    Taft
     
  4. toontra thread starter macrumors 6502

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    More on this here - LINK


    So it now seems that "suspected intention to reconstruct a capability" is grounds for invading a country. What next!

    The most cynical part of the whole thing is that this is being slipped out in the wake of Sadam's capture, hoping it gets lost lost in the current wave of jingoism, further confusing the (already very confused) US voters as to the link between Sadam, 9/11 and the non-existent WMD.
     
  5. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    While it is disturbing to see so many believe the lies and distortions about the war, it is far too early to say Bush will get a pass on the issue. We are only just beginning the primary campaigns next month. This will be a huge issue as voters focus for the first time on the messages being put out by each candidate.
     

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