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    A little montage for those that have gone brain-dead:

    "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well affects American security." -- Hillary Clinton, October 10, 2002

    "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

    "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

    "Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face." --Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

    "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." --Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

    "[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." Letter to President Clinton, signed by: -- Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998

    "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." -Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

    "Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies." -- Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

    "There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." Letter to President Bush, Signed by: -- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), and others, Dec 5, 2001

    "We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and th! e means of delivering them." -- Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

    "We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." -- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

    "Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." -- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

    "We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." -- Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

    "The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..." -- Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

    "I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

    "There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction." -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

    "He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do" -- Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

    "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." -- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

    "We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction." -- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

    "Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..." -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

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    saying

    "Saddam has WMD"

    and

    "we should go to war about it"

    are two VERY different statements.

    North Korea has nukes AND they sell arms to any jackass on the street AND they hate us... yet we wouldn't ever invade N Korea. besides the Chinese nearby, N Korea is a mountainous jungle, not a desert.

    face it fellas this war had nothing to do with national security and everything to do with economic interest.

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by bitonti[/i]@Jan 28 2004, 01:58 PM
    [b] saying

    "Saddam has WMD"

    and

    "we should go to war about it"

    are two VERY different statements.

    North Korea has nukes AND they sell arms to any jackass on the street AND they hate us... yet we wouldn't ever invade N Korea. besides the Chinese nearby, N Korea is a mountainous jungle, not a desert.

    face it fellas this war had nothing to do with national security and everything to do with economic interest. [/b][/quote]
    Expected response from a liberal.....let&#39;s just sit around and do nothing about it...then when the sh&#33;t hits the fan we can all raise our palms upwards and ask, "why did this happen?" <_<

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    i have posted a very detailed plan for action on several occasions... the most agressive criticism i recieve is "what if it doesn&#39;t work, what then?"

    well maybe then you go to war NOT before

    the BITONTI plan:

    -Clean up/consolidate/modernize the Alphabet soup (FBI, CIA, NSA etc)
    -Increase Nuclear, Coal, Wind Power
    -Increase funding in alternative energies
    -MPG Cap on non-commercial vehicles
    -Drilling in ANWR
    -LOCK DOWN the borders (that means REALLY funding INS and getting their act together, no more incompetant airport screeners etc)
    -national ID cards
    -Beef up homeland security at vulnerable targets (water, power, landmarks, ports)
    -Heavy racial profiling at customs, within country
    -Israel is on its own
    -Pull out of Saudi, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbeckistan, Georgia, Iraq etc.
    -General policy of isolationism in MidEast, no more meddling
    -Heavy investment in NASA, inc Moon station and Mars exploration (new technologies always come from such efforts)

    the above would work - ALqueda et al don&#39;t hate the US way of life so much as the really want to be left alone.

    unfortunately as the gov&#39;t is so deep in the pockets of Big Oil, Big Auto and Big War that will never happen. It would work though and at a tenth of the price...

    _guarunteed_

    people bashed Howard Dean when he said it (and i think he&#39;s a tool don&#39;t get me wrong) but that statement about how the nation isn&#39;t any safer now that Saddam is in custody was 100% accurate. The man has nothing to do with our terrorists. GIs are dying all the time...Iraq could go to civil war (according to the CIA) exactly how are we safer?

    ps- im registered INDEPENDANT - just cause im _more liberal_ than you reactionaries doesn&#39;t mean im A LIBERAL.

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by bitonti[/i]@Jan 28 2004, 02:13 PM
    [b] ps- im registered INDEPENDANT - just cause im _more liberal_ than you reactionaries doesn&#39;t mean im A LIBERAL. [/b][/quote]
    You don&#39;t even know what the word means. I bet you never voted for anyone other than a Democrat and you never will.

    I have never seen you post one good thing about conservatives or Republicans. That is not the definition of an Independant - not liberal, not conservative, not democrat, not Republican.

    You just can&#39;t be honest about what you are and that is because you are ashamed of it. If you are Independant, then so am I - registered Democrat, never voted for one (and if they keep going like this, never will).

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    weeb that&#39;s not true - i&#39;ve voted for Republicans and i&#39;ve even said some good things about Bush on occasion.

    for example i love his immegration plan ;)
    (just kidding)

    seriously though ask 5ever and shakin they will tell you that at least twice a year i give the president his due...

    the fact is you don&#39;t know jack about me so don&#39;t turn me into your boogyman that represents all that is wrong with the world.

    im a realist who calls em like i sees em

    not always consistant
    not always accurate

    but i shoot straight and from the gut.

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    As they say up here in Beantown, Bitonti is a "wicked good sh*t."

    Bit - you better come up here for Jets-Pats next season boss.

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    LOL i&#39;ll be there with bells on. if its winter game im rentin a bago... the last PATS/JETS game was brutal and not just the score

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