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The Cleaner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:36 PM
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NBC Nightly News Airs Bush Response to Iraq/9-11 Link
Kelley O'Donnell reporting.

They actually aired Bush's response to the reporter's question of "What did Iraq have to do with 9/11." Bush said, "NOTHING."

Then they cut to a video clip of Cheney on MTP claiming that Iraq did in fact have everything to do with 9/11.

These guys are cutting their own throats.

Kudos to NBC though.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:39 PM
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1. OMG, too bad our countrymen are braindead.
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:40 PM
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2. Maybe them showing it will make people watch it on the web now. n/t
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:42 PM
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3. NBC and other media KNEW THAT back in 2004 but did not choose to point
it out to the American people, even as an issue in the debates.
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Halliburton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:48 PM
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4. karl's already pissed about jon benet coverage
stopping the cable news networks like cnn from fearmongering. he sure as hell won't be happy about this. kelly o'donnell usually tows the white house line so this is pretty surprising.
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:49 PM
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5. Wait a minute - our CORPORATIST media did THIS?
How can it BE? That rabid, conservative, NBC Universal did this? Oh by the grace of journalism go I!
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:50 PM
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6. Heh it's only been 3 years and 2,605 soldiers lives sacrificed
for them to finally show this immoral lie on our news. What a disgrace.
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Harry Monroe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:14 PM
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7. Here's the full text, in context...
"Q: A lot of the consequences you mentioned for pulling out seem like maybe they never would have been there if we hadn't gone in. How do you square all of that?

Bush: I square it because imagine a world in which you had Saddam Hussein, who had the capacity to make a weapon of mass destruction, who was paying suiciders to kill innocent life, who had relations with Zarqawi.

Imagine what the world would be like with him in power. The idea is to try to help change the Middle East.

Now look, part of the reason we went into Iraq was -- the main reason we went into Iraq, at the time, was we thought he had weapons of mass destruction. It turns out he didn't, but he had the capacity to make weapons of mass destruction.

But I also talked about the human suffering in Iraq. And I also saw the need to advance a freedom agenda. And so my answer to your question is that -- imagine a world in which Saddam Hussein was there, stirring up even more trouble in a part of the world that had so much resentment and so much hatred that people came and killed 3,000 of our citizens.

You know, I've heard this theory about, you know, everything was just fine until we arrived and -- you know, the stir-up-the-hornet's- nest theory. It just doesn't hold water, as far as I'm concerned.

The terrorists attacked us and killed 3,000 of our citizens before we started the freedom agenda in the Middle East. They were ...

Q: What did Iraqi have to do with that?

Bush: What did Iraq have to do with what?

Q: The attacks upon the World Trade Center.

Bush: Nothing. Except for it's part of -- and nobody's ever suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack. Iraq was a -- Iraq -- the lesson of September the 11th is: Take threats before they fully materialize, Ken.

Nobody's ever suggested that the attacks of September the 11th were ordered by Iraq. I have suggested, however, that resentment and the lack of hope create the breeding grounds for terrorists who are willing to use suiciders to kill, to achieve an objective. I have made that case."

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Harry Monroe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:17 PM
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9. Sorry, forgot to give the source link
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:16 PM
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8. They're all nailing Bushco on
this one today. Can't wait for KO
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creeksneakers2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:01 PM
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10. The NBC report had lots of goodies
One of their better nights.
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mystique Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:03 PM
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11. Yeh ???
What's going on ?? I am seeing these Rep's posts that Bush never linked Saddam with 911. What a bunch of crap !!!!
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