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AmyStrange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:28 PM
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Atleast Powell isn't a total idiot...

In Sketchy Data, White House Sought Clues to Gauge Threat
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/20/international/worldsp...
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Similarly, Mr. Powell was more cautious than Mr. Bush was in describing Mr. Hussein's meetings with what the president, in his Cincinnati speech, had called Iraq's "nuclear mujahedeen." Mr. Powell was urged by some in the administration to cite those meetings, and to illustrate it with a picture of one of the sessions.

"Now tell me who these guys are," he asked a few nights before his presentation, when the C.I.A. showed him the picture, a participant in the conversation recalled.

"Oh, we're quite sure this is his nuclear crowd," came the response.

"How do you know?" Mr. Powell pressed. "Prove it. Who are they?" No one could answer the question.

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I'm sorry, but even though Powell is on the wrong side, I still like the guy. When I hear him speak on the radio, I swear it sounds like I'm listening to Leonard Nimoy...

And, what the h*ll is up with that quote?:


"Oh, we're quite sure this is his nuclear crowd,"


Is this how our intelligence really works?



Dave (AmyStrange.com)

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Niger-Uranium Timeline:
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Bush and WMD: Assumptions vs. Reality:
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The Bush Administration and WMD: What did they know and when did they know it?:
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JackSwift Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 06:00 PM
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1. Powell is quite intelligent, he didn't want to be set up as
the fall guy. He's been around these guys since he whitewashed the Mai Lai investigation for them. He always watches his own back.
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karlschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 07:02 PM
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2. No, no idiot, but he's a sellout and a whore.
:(
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AbbPoacher Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 07:18 PM
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3. Powell must promote UN peacekeeping forces.
Getting our troops home should be his/our first priority.
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clarkbarr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 08:00 AM
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4. Please, Powell is the ULTIMATE Whore
Powell lied, schemed and backstabbed to get where he is.

He is a selfish, evil bastard who craves power and will do anything to keep it!
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Dont B bush N Me Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 10:46 PM
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5. Powell is as right wing wacko as any in the Bush cabal. Proof?
The apple never falls far from the tree and his son is the right wing scum head of the FCC.
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