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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-07-06 04:46 PM
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"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001.


Based on lies from the administration...lies delivered by folks they had no reason at he time to distrust...George Tenet and Colin Powell...COngress does not have its own intelligence agency...they are forced to rely on the CIA etc...at the time in 2002 there was no authoritative reason to believe George Tenet and Colin Powell were fabricating intelligence reports...

So I guess you view all of the other Democrats who voted on the same basis as intellectually incapable of seeing the truth eh?

"You are correct, we live in a republic. That means that our leaders are elected to represent the collective will of their constituents."

Wrong...the collective will of their consituency is only one factor to be taken into account. They are expected to use their own judgement.

If you seriously believe George Bush will pack up and go home if the money were cut off you are deluding yourself...he would shift funds from other areas, and the soldiers would have less of the necessary supplies than they do now...

You didn't answer my question, does your opinion about Senators who voted for the IWR for political expediency extend to folks like Max Cleland and Tom Harkin...whose rationale for their vote was very close to Hillary's. Or again, do you only hold that Senators you do not like did so?




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