Response to Diclotican (Reply #36)
Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:34 PM
Honeycombe8 (19,428 posts)
37. Yes, those are the things I remember. I just especially remember the metal tubes.
I think I remember that so well because it was so alarming that Rice had given a special interview saying something completely wrong. Not just a little wrong. Flat wrong. (I choose to believe she was fooled; she didn't seem like the lyin' kind to me...just stupid.)
So there were news accounts out there, showing the WMD story was fishy, at best. But it's also true that those stories were fewer and you were less likely to run across them.
I don't remember when I came to believe the WMD story was false. I started out believing it. But gradually over time, I came to know they'd lied to us and to Congress. Clark (I think that's his name) wrote a book. Stories on TV pointing out lack of evidence. Inspectors not finding anything in Iraq. A U.K. story was big....the admin. said they got intel from the UK, but the UK intel was printed, and it was not what our admin said.
All these things came together, and I came to believe the story that 9/11 was an excuse for Cheney, Rumsfeld, & Wolfowitz, to invade Iraq.
I was a teen during vietnam. I recall then, too, coming to a realization that we shouldn't be there, that things were not going well, that a LOT of our young men were getting injured & killed. It was a combination of rock and folk music, free thinkers on TV, films of the war, etc. (to the extent a teen notices these things).
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Yes, those are the things I remember. I just especially remember the metal tubes.
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