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shockingelk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:32 PM
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Rumsfeld: occupation of Iraq an "amazing accomplishment"
http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2004/tr20040406-...

Q: Right. And you know a lot of the antagonists to the Bushs take on this whole Iraq situation say, you know, listen, wasnt this just a convenient way for President Bush to, like, you know, take out his frustrations on the threat on his fathers life and go over to Iraq and, you know, all that kind of stuff? I mean, why Iraq, Secretary Rumsfeld? Why did he pick Iraq, some people say? I know the answer to that, but

Rumsfeld: Well

Q: could you address that?

Rumsfeld: You bet. Heres a country that had used chemical weapons on its neighbors and on its own people. Heres a country that was killing somewhere between 15,000 and 25,000 people a year and filling up these mass graves and killing fields. Its a country that was giving $25,000 to suicide bombers who would go out and kill innocent men, women and children, the terrorists.

Q: Right.

Rumsfeld: And today what you see is 25 million Iraqi people who are free, whod been liberated and it is an amazing accomplishment.
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salinen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:38 PM
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Rumsfeld: You bet. Heres a country that had used chemical weapons on its neighbors and on its own people because I made sure to give it to S.H. in 1983. So basically, I'm the guy that was killing somewhere between 15,000 and 25,000 people a year and filling up these mass graves and killing fields. I'm the guy that was giving $25,000 to suicide bombers who would go out and kill innocent men, women and children, the terrorists.
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:41 PM
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2. I heard somewhere that
there were no mass graves dated post-Gulf War 1 era. Can anyone verify this?
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