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LunaC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-05-05 04:43 PM
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BULLSHIT ALERT! Arm yourself to counteract Pug "spin" on the DSM
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Edited on Sun Jun-05-05 04:45 PM by LunaC
The Pugs have a tendency to twist the Truth and sometimes go to the extreme of just making shit up. Once the meme is implanted in the dittohead's lizard brain, they keep on repeating it until they believe it's true. There is a classic pre-emptive Rove mind-fuck in the works and I want everyone to be appropriately armed to be on the counterttack.

As mentioned on another thread, (nice catch, Crisco) the Pugs plan on trotting out H.R. 4655 signed by President Clinton named "The Iraqi Liberation Act of 1998". They will claim that this gave President Bush all of the legal recourse necessary for the war.

They will purport to quote directly from the bill: "Iraq Liberation Act of 1998" declares that it should be the policy of the United States to seek to remove the Saddam Hussein regime from power in Iraq and to replace it with a democratic government. "

Don't be fooled by the selective tunnel-vision rhetoric.......

This bill is to support the IRAQI OPPOSITION. It never came close to opening the door for direct U.S. military intervention.

And here's another handy tidbit to know.....Clinton may have signed the bill but he never funded it! Why? Because a huge ortion would heve gone to Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress

Here's a few quotes to throw back,......

Speaking on behalf of the bill in the Senate, Trent Lott said:

"The United States has many means at its disposal to support the liberation of Iraq. At the height of the Cold War, we supported freedom fighters in Asia, Africa and Latin America willing to fight and die for a democratic future. We can and should do the same now in Iraq.

"This year, Congress has already provided $5 million to support the Iraqi political opposition. We provided $5 million to establish Radio Free Iraq . We will provide additional resources for political support in the FY 1999 Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, including $3 million for the Iraqi National Congress

"Enactment of this bill will go farther. It requires the President to designate at least one Iraqi opposition group to receive U.S. military assistance. It defines eligibility criteria such a group or groups must meet. Many of us have ideas on how the designation process should work. I have repeatedly stated that the Iraqi National Congress has been effective in the past and can be effective in the future. They represent the broadest possible base of the opposition. There are other groups that are currently active inside Iraq: the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan ,the Kurdish Democratic Party and the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq The State Department seems to believe there are more than 70 opposition groups, many of which do not meet the criteria in H.R. 4655. Many barely even exist or have no political base. They should not be considered for support. We should also be very careful about considering designation of groups which do not share our values or which are simply creations of external forces or exile politics, such as the Iraqi Communist Party or the Iraqi National Accord.

"This is an important step. Observers should not misunderstand the Senate's action. Even though this legislation will pass without controversy on an unanimous voice vote, it is a major step forward in the final conclusion of the Persian Gulf war. In 1991, we and our allies shed blood to liberate Kuwait. Today, we are empowering Iraqis to liberate their own country."


Jesse Helms Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, commented:

"This bill will begin the long-overdue process of ousting Saddam. It will not send in U.S. troops or commit American forces in any way. Rather, it harkens back to the successes of the Reagan doctrine, enlisting the very people who are suffering most under Saddam's yoke to fight the battle against him."


According to Senator Bob Kerrey

"Second, this bill is not a device to involve the U.S. military in operations in or near Iraq. The Iraqi revolution is for Iraqis, not Americans, to make. The bill provides the Administration a portent new tool to help Iraqis toward this goal, and at the same time advance America's interest in a peaceful and secure Middle East.



http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Iraq_Liberat...

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