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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:18 PM
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Richard Perle - in his own words (Motherjones 2004)
"Iraq is a very wealthy country. Enormous oil reserves. They can finance, largely finance, the reconstruction of their own country. And I have no doubt that they will."
PBS interview July 11, 2002

Wrong. Iraq is a oil-plundered, war-ridden hell.

"We are not talking about a massive invasion along the lines of 1991. We're talking about a much more modest effort in which the United States would assist Iraqis in freeing their country."
Washington Post interview, August 22, 2002

Wrong. The Iraqis didn't trust Bush' motives. Which planet were you on when uttering this nonsense?

"UN weapons inspectors are being seriously deceived. It reminds me of the way the Nazis hoodwinked Red Cross officials inspecting the concentration camp at Theresienstadt in 1944. The SS even organized a phony concert to show what a wonderful new home the Jews had. But Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has MORE evidence of secret weapons dumps."
Writing in the News of the World, February 23, 2003

Wrong. Even MORE evidence, gee. Must have been a hickup in the intel somewhere. And it is a bit strange to compare Jews and WMD, isn't it?

"The predictions of those who opposed this war can be discarded like spent cartridges. You remember them? We will kill hundreds of thousands. We will create thousands of new terrorists. The Arab world will rise up and set the region aflame. Tony Blair and George Bush knew better."
Writing in the News of the World, April 13, 2003

Wrong. I feel like a spent cartridge, due to the insane killing based on a lie.
'We will kill hundreds of thousands': Yes, possibly it's hard to determine civilian losses in Iraq.
'We will create thousands of new terrorists': Yes.
'The Arab world will rise up and set the region aflame': Yes, pretty accurate. We may have yet to see the worst of it.



Four estimates, all wrong. Perle in a nutshell.

http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2004/05/04_408....

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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:22 PM
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1. Perle in a nutshell:
:puke:


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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:31 PM
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2. What does a guy have to do to be discredited?
Answer: If you're a bushie, its not possible
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:32 PM
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3. In hindsight, those quotes look dumber and dumber
Ass.
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bostonbabs Donating Member (465 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:43 PM
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4. kick
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:46 PM
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5. that is one ugly bastard....
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