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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 09:11 AM
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14. Then it's a "victory" he chose to postpone
But NBC News has learned that long before the war the Bush administration had several chances to wipe out his terrorist operation and perhaps kill Zarqawi himself but never pulled the trigger.

In June 2002, U.S. officials say intelligence had revealed that Zarqawi and members of al-Qaida had set up a weapons lab at Kirma, in northern Iraq, producing deadly ricin and cyanide.

The Pentagon quickly drafted plans to attack the camp with cruise missiles and airstrikes and sent it to the White House, where, according to U.S. government sources, the plan was debated to death in the National Security Council.
The Pentagon drew up a second strike plan, and the White House again killed it. By then the administration had set its course for war with Iraq.

People were more obsessed with developing the coalition to overthrow Saddam than to execute the presidents policy of preemption against terrorists, according to terrorism expert and former National Security Council member Roger Cressey.

In January 2003, the threat turned real. Police in London arrested six terror suspects and discovered a ricin lab connected to the camp in Iraq.

The Pentagon drew up still another attack plan, and for the third time, the National Security Council killed it.

They must have been too busy fine tuning the domestic spying program.
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  -Bush: Zarqawi death may 'turn the tide' in Iraq sabra  Jun-08-06 08:55 AM   #0 
  - Right, no one's died there today because of suicide bombers,  acmavm   Jun-08-06 08:56 AM   #1 
  - Its "Whack a Mole"  saigon68   Jun-08-06 12:16 PM   #58 
  - Again!? nt  onehandle   Jun-08-06 08:56 AM   #2 
  - Ayup. Just like this OTHER "turn the tide" statement of his >>>>>>>>  Roland99   Jun-08-06 11:55 AM   #49 
  - At the least it may prop up the Iraqi government, even temporarily...  robcon   Jun-08-06 08:57 AM   #3 
  - Keep Dreaming  atreides1   Jun-08-06 09:00 AM   #6 
  - exactly - those 14 military bases are not yet ready.  xxqqqzme   Jun-08-06 10:36 AM   #37 
     - David Obey, dem for WI tried to have them defunded. I have not  rodeodance   Jun-08-06 11:06 AM   #43 
  - Have Another One  stepnw1f   Jun-08-06 09:09 AM   #12 
  - wait, I thought we were winning?  greenman3610   Jun-08-06 08:59 AM   #4 
  - 'BRING EM ON" shouted the AWOL CHIMPANZEE  saigon68   Jun-08-06 09:00 AM   #5 
  - I bet he wet his pants  hobbit709   Jun-08-06 09:00 AM   #7 
  - OH NO HE WET HIS DIAPER  saigon68   Jun-08-06 10:35 AM   #36 
  - It might  Magleetis   Jun-08-06 09:02 AM   #8 
  - It's possible to turn the tide and turn the corner  coalition_unwilling   Jun-08-06 11:58 AM   #50 
     - I'm not sure  Magleetis   Jun-08-06 12:02 PM   #52 
     - The "light at the end of the Iraq tunnel" is the locomotive on a freight  coalition_unwilling   Jun-08-06 12:04 PM   #54 
     - hold on there  radfringe   Jun-08-06 02:20 PM   #65 
     - I went to your cartoons  burrowowl   Jun-10-06 12:41 AM   #77 
     - Westmoreland said that in December 1967?  Art_from_Ark   Jun-08-06 08:53 PM   #69 
        - Yes, if you watch the PBS video "Vietnam: A Television History,"  coalition_unwilling   Jun-09-06 07:57 PM   #75 
  - Is the tide around that corner we keep turning?  Evergreen Emerald   Jun-08-06 09:03 AM   #9 
  - Yeah, but you won't find it so easy with those 10 other sheep behind us  librechik   Jun-08-06 09:06 AM   #10 
  - Bush: Zarqawi death may 'turn the tide' in Iraq  Roy   Jun-08-06 09:06 AM   #11 
  - This fucking idiot still thinks that  bowens43   Jun-08-06 09:10 AM   #13 
  - al Qaeda is just comfy in Iraq NOW!  xxqqqzme   Jun-08-06 10:41 AM   #40 
     - These other groups don't want to be associated with Al Qaeda.  951-Riverside   Jun-08-06 10:55 AM   #41 
  - Then it's a "victory" he chose to postpone  Rose Siding   Jun-08-06 09:11 AM   #14 
  - Great news...unfortunately there are dozens in line to take his place  Minnesota_Lib   Jun-08-06 09:11 AM   #15 
  - You nailed it! eom  burrowowl   Jun-10-06 01:00 AM   #78 
  - So we spent a trillion dollars, wasted thousands of lives . . .  gratuitous   Jun-08-06 09:14 AM   #16 
  - It Won't Make Any Difference  Demeter   Jun-08-06 09:16 AM   #17 
  - Zarqawi is not an Iraqi. He is a Jordanian.  Walt Disney   Jun-08-06 09:26 AM   #21 
  - Mission Accomplished Part 5!!!  leftchick   Jun-08-06 09:17 AM   #18 
  - Now who will Bush blame for everything that explodes in Iraq?  chimpsrsmarter   Jun-08-06 09:18 AM   #19 
  - The new bogeyman is Ahmedinejad of Iran (n/t)  coalition_unwilling   Jun-08-06 12:00 PM   #51 
  - Do You Think It'll Blame Us?  YankeeFan   Jun-08-06 08:30 PM   #67 
  - Tide turning in the desert? Thought it was all turning corners there  BR_Parkway   Jun-08-06 09:20 AM   #20 
  - Listening to W gloat about this  yojon   Jun-08-06 09:29 AM   #22 
  - bush is just addicted to death and destruction  alyce douglas   Jun-08-06 10:38 AM   #38 
  - I really wonder if we are being *played again* over al-Zarqawi...  seafan   Jun-08-06 09:31 AM   #23 
  - Turn the Tide: version 6,294  sendero   Jun-08-06 09:33 AM   #24 
  - Abu made a boo-boo  kurth   Jun-08-06 09:51 AM   #25 
  - Just like we're turning the corner in the US  48percenter   Jun-08-06 09:58 AM   #26 
  - LOL, he really doesn't change anything, does he!  Spazito   Jun-08-06 10:05 AM   #27 
  - Remember this next week, when violence rages unabated in Iraq. n/t  Barrett808   Jun-08-06 10:08 AM   #28 
  - The Tide Also Turned When  skordane   Jun-08-06 10:09 AM   #29 
  - Wait a minute!  Rex_Goodheart   Jun-08-06 10:10 AM   #30 
  - Yeah, I'm surprised too  Lexingtonian   Jun-08-06 10:20 AM   #32 
  - Good. So no more troops will die in vain, right? Goddamned moran.  AzDar   Jun-08-06 10:11 AM   #31 
  - But wait a minute. The photo isn't Zarqawi! It's ... Jesus Christ!  Kablooie   Jun-08-06 10:22 AM   #33 
  - The media all buys this guy is some kind of heavyweight..  JackDragna   Jun-08-06 10:25 AM   #34 
  - read- Bush: Zarqawi death may 'turn my poll numbers around' n/t  lupita   Jun-08-06 10:34 AM   #35 
  - Chimpy would never talk about real problem-he's created more terrorists  wordpix2   Jun-08-06 10:39 AM   #39 
  - we have had to many predictions of the tide turning from the WH for  rodeodance   Jun-08-06 11:04 AM   #42 
  - Right. A turn for the worse.  Xap   Jun-08-06 11:13 AM   #44 
  - IS BUSH SAYING THINGS ARE GOING TO GET WORSE IN IRAQ?  Tempest   Jun-08-06 11:15 AM   #45 
  - That is the way I understood it. (n/t)  Ravy   Jun-09-06 04:30 AM   #74 
  - "a severe blow to al-Qaeda"? al-Qaeda WANTED him dead!  ima_sinnic   Jun-08-06 11:30 AM   #46 
  - DING DING DING! Ima_sinnic, you're our grand prize winner!  rocknation   Jun-08-06 12:14 PM   #57 
  - Bush can only hope  Mz Pip   Jun-08-06 11:46 AM   #47 
  - It's going to be a fricking tsunami any day now!  Norquist Nemesis   Jun-08-06 11:48 AM   #48 
  - Yep, this truly is  OldLeftieLawyer   Jun-08-06 12:03 PM   #53 
  - OLL, talk to me.  Redstone   Jun-08-06 09:13 PM   #70 
  - Rocknation: Bush Desparately Swimming Against The Tide In Iraq  rocknation   Jun-08-06 12:06 PM   #55 
  - Yea sure n/t  8643   Jun-08-06 12:09 PM   #56 
  - i picture him on shore with a plastic pail and shovel, tsunami approaching  truthisfreedom   Jun-08-06 12:46 PM   #59 
  - Is "turn the tide" like "turn the corner"?  uppityperson   Jun-08-06 12:54 PM   #60 
  - Think how much sooner we could have had him  KamaAina   Jun-08-06 01:10 PM   #61 
  - Hpow many reports were there of Zarqawi's death before?  sakabatou   Jun-08-06 01:42 PM   #62 
  - at least we're not turning another corner  leftofthedial   Jun-08-06 02:15 PM   #63 
  - This is a ruse to cover for Haditha  lebkuchen   Jun-08-06 02:16 PM   #64 
  - Even a turning tide  RoseMead   Jun-08-06 02:27 PM   #66 
  - Ha ha ha.  Rex   Jun-08-06 08:38 PM   #68 
  - Or not.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jun-08-06 09:27 PM   #71 
  - Okay, so send the troops home then!!!  quantessd   Jun-08-06 11:39 PM   #72 
  - This is great news! Now the troops can all come home!  mhatrw   Jun-09-06 02:45 AM   #73 
  - Keep trying George  Kenergy   Jun-09-06 11:49 PM   #76 

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