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WMD & Iraq success

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Submitted by Don Weber (United States), Apr 27, 2006 at 01:48

The constant drumbeat of negative news and mis-information spewed by the media (and the dems) has painted the winning Iraq war as a disaster. It can be disheartening listening to the biased media, but the determined President is leading us to victory and success in Iraq. A permanent government is being stood up, the security forces are getting stronger and assuming a much greater role in leading operations and protecting the country. It's hard work but worth it, and we're winning.

A big scandal has been the under-reporting of the HUGE U.N. oil-for-food fraud and the degree to which France & Russia were invested in Saddam. An astute e-mailer (Neville) above makes an excellent reference about the Russians & why they acted as they did. Iraq may have been dysfunctional, but I beleive Mr. Pipes overstates Saddam's delusion, i.e. there almost certainly were WMDs in Iraq before the war. The Russians definitely know and probably helped remove them -- to Syrai, Belarus, both? I think it's a combinatoin of several things -- some still buried, much disposed in the rivers and by other means, some moved to Syria, perhaps elsewhere, and also -- there probably wasn't as much as we thought, but they had them.

The only ones who have lied about Iraq are the democrats and those accusing Bush of deceit. The CIA along with every other intelligence service agreed that Iraq had WMD. We were not all wrong. And as the documents being discovered and reviewed in Iraq reveal, there was a robust connection bewteen Iraq and terrorists, including al Qaeda & Bin Laden. Only those opposed to Bush, or too lazy get the facts, deny the Iraq-terrorist connections and dismiss the growing threat and destabllizing force posed by Saddam & his thuggish Iraq.

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