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Native Donating Member (885 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-03 09:48 PM
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Dems: Iraq story falls short (CNN)
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts said on CNN's "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" that Tenet's statement of responsibility leaves "a host of questions" unanswered.

"Making him the fall guy does not resolve the question or make go away the questions about the overall intelligence, and why the administration clearly had this political tug of war over the kind of information they were presenting America," Kerry said "That is only going to be answered by the White House."

Another Democratic candidate, Sen. Bob Graham of Florida, who was chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee during last year's debate about Iraq, said the uranium claim was part of a "pattern of deception" by the Bush administration.

"This is not a problem of George Tenet, it's a problem of George Bush," Graham said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"Throughout his administration -- from the first weeks, when there was energy policy developed essentially excluding the American people, through economic policy, environmental policy and now the war in Iraq and the war against terrorism -- this has been a pattern of selective use of intelligence, of deception, of overstatement," Graham said.

More: http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/07/13/iraq.wmd/inde...
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CarlBallard Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-03 09:55 PM
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1. The only problem
Is that this is being spun as a Democrats versus Bush. I think we need something to counter that. Here are some things off the top of my head: "He lied to all Americans, not just Democrats." "The people who've died because of his lies aren't confined to one party."
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-03 11:13 PM
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2. There's more of a problem. The Dems. are spineless slugs!
'This accessory to murder and we plan to try Bush for it after we impeach him.
Why was there so much coverage of a personal affair Clinton had when now we have our children dying for a Bush Crime Family lie? Can you answer that question for me Mr. Russert and Mr. Fineman! Or are you actually GOP/NSA moles? Surely all of America can see your bias. Or are you clueless to what's happening in the world?'

Above is what Dean just said on his next Me The Press interview if I were his campaign manager.

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unfrigginreal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 12:45 AM
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3. Good Point Darker
I wouldn't expect them to go as far as you suggest but it's high time for the Dems to point out that this is an American issue and not a political one.
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