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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:09 PM
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2000! -Cheney Cited UAE/Saddam Relations As A Reason US Might Invade Iraq
Cheney Cited UAE-Saddam Relations As A Reason US Might Need To Invade Iraq In 2000...
The Huffington Post | Posted March 10, 2006 01:28 PM

READ MORE: George W. Bush, Saddam Hussein, Dick Cheney, Iraq, Halliburton
TRANSCRIPT FROM THE VP DEBATE W/ SENATOR LIEBERMAN, 10/6/00

MR. SHAW: This question is for you, Mr. Secretary. If Iraq's President Saddam Hussein were found to be developing weapons of mass destruction, Governor Bush has said he would "take him out." Would you agree with such a deadly policy?

MR. CHENEY: We might have no other choice. We'll have to see if that happens. The thing about Iraq, of course, was at the end of the war we had pretty well decimated their military. We had put them back in a box, so to speak. We had a strong international coalition raid against them, effective economic sanctions and a very robust inspection regime that was in place. So that the inspection regime under U.N. auspices was able to do a good job of stripping out the capacity to build weapons of mass destruction -- the work that he'd been doing that had not been destroyed during the war on biological, chemical agents as well as a nuclear program. Unfortunately, now we find ourselves in a situation where that's started to fray on us, where the coalition now no longer is tied tightly together.

Recently the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, two Gulf states, have reopened diplomatic relations with Baghdad. The Russians and the French now are flying commercial airliners back into Baghdad and sort of thumbing their nose, if you will, at the international sanctions regime. And of course the U.N. inspectors have been kicked out. And there's been absolutely no response.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/03/10/cheney-cited-u...
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:11 PM
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1. See we already have the ammo.....we just have to use it....
they are tripping themselves up pretty good....but we can use facts like this to kick em when they are down!!

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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:33 PM
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7. No, we need to keep our powder dry.
No need to rock the boat. This might make some people uncomfortable if it got out.

:sarcasm:
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:13 PM
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2. Governor Bush has said he would "take him out."
isn't also proof that Saddam was on the mind of BushCo from day ONE ?
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:14 PM
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3. Cheney and "if you will"...
Interesting how often that phrase turns up in Dickie's transcripts.

It is almost as if by saying that, the interviewer is automatically accepting what Cheney says as fact, if you will.
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:15 PM
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4. .
:nuke:

good one kpete!

countdown@msnbc.com
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:16 PM
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5. I sent my email to countdown n/t
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:20 PM
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6. keep kicked
:kick:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:37 PM
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8. Nice find! Can't have it both ways, dead-eye. nt
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Sensitivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:50 PM
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10. Did Cheney ever back the Deal -- thought he was with NeoCon schemers
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:13 PM
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15. What deal are you talking about?
He obviously backed going to war and said (see OP) that Abu Dhabi was involved w/Saddam.
Do you mean did he back the ports deal? I'm sure he did because I haven't heard anything
to the contrary.
As has been said often with these thugs, follow the money, and his pockets are overflowing.
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:48 PM
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9. Oh what a tangled web you weave when chickens roost on your home. nt
Bwahahhhhahhhh! You wanted us to be afraid, Mr. Dick. Your plan worked out very well.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:52 PM
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11. kicking n/t
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Dr. Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:59 PM
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12. K&R
Whoa

:kick:
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:00 PM
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13. EMAIL ALL MEDIA OUTLETS - ESP COUNTDOWN!!!!!
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:05 PM
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14. Email - LOU DOBBS here is link - let's flood him
http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?9


Here is what I sent him. Be sure to check postive for comments.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/03/10/cheney-cited-u...

Cheney Cited UAE-Saddam Relations As A Reason US Might Need To Invade Iraq In 2000...


MR. CHENEY: We might have no other choice. We'll have to see if that happens. The thing about Iraq, of course, was at the end of the war we had pretty well decimated their military. We had put them back in a box, so to speak. We had a strong international coalition raid against them, effective economic sanctions and a very robust inspection regime that was in place. So that the inspection regime under U.N. auspices was able to do a good job of stripping out the capacity to build weapons of mass destruction -- the work that he'd been doing that had not been destroyed during the war on biological, chemical agents as well as a nuclear program. Unfortunately, now we find ourselves in a situation where that's started to fray on us, where the coalition now no longer is tied tightly together.

Recently the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, two Gulf states, have reopened diplomatic relations with Baghdad. The Russians and the French now are flying commercial airliners back into Baghdad and sort of thumbing their nose, if you will, at the international sanctions regime. And of course the U.N. inspectors have been kicked out. And there's been absolutely no response.




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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:32 PM
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16. email email email email email email email email email
email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email email
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:37 PM
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17. You Just Don't Get It.
Bad things that occurred in the past only matter when a Democrat was involved. Rethuglicans were just participating in youthful indiscretions that don't want or need to talk about. It's all water under the bridge and people really need to move on. :sarcasm:

Jay
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happydreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:37 PM
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18. K&R.
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Higans Donating Member (819 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:29 PM
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19. ...
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:31 PM
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20. Send this to Lou Dobbs!
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:38 PM
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21. 'Orgasmic' revelations
this will kill Cheney stone dead! :popcorn:
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:50 PM
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22. "Take him out."
That doesn't mean on a date. That means assasination, which is illegal. There we have the proof that the Iraq invasion was on these criminals minds even before Bush was selected.
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:22 PM
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23. stone dead
means stopped
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JawJaw Donating Member (574 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:23 PM
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24. Indeed

"Take him out"

them's turrist words, Mr secretary!
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 02:55 AM
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25. Congratulation, you made the front page! Sounds like he was lying big-time
Edited on Sat Mar-11-06 02:55 AM by Up2Late
...during that debate, if you will, as he made several errors in that statement.

Like where he said, "...Recently the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, two Gulf states...," That's wrong, Bahrain is part of the U.A.E., it's not a separate state.
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Tarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-13-06 12:41 PM
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30. That is incorrect.
Bahrain, Qatar and the Trucial States (aka the current UAE, 9 emirates in total,) sort of banded together post WWII under a British protectorate. Agreement couldn't be reached, so Bahrain was granted independence itself in 1971, Qatar soon after that, and the remaining seven formed the UAE of the present.
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ColonelTom Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 10:58 AM
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26. But UAE has been a staunch ally in the War on Terra!
They've helped us apprehend over 50 Al Qaeda #3's. Why do you hate freedom?
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:22 PM
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27. K'd & R'd!
GREAT FIND!!!!
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electron_blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:39 PM
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28. Whoa. Great find.
Thanks for the link. I need to bookmark her site, don't know why I haven't already.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 09:37 AM
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29. it's not hard to figure out what they will say about that
Basically, they will say that - that was then, under Clinton's mismanagement of Iraq and before 9/11. Whereas now, under Bush's leadership, the UAE is a valuable and strategic (and profitable, if you will), ally in the war on Tara.
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