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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-03 06:37 PM
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Molly Ivins: Remember how we got here
At the beginning of the summer, several of us who are not exactly upbeat about our prospects in Iraq urged the administration to Do Something before it was too late -- like, by the end of the summer.

Now what? Our people are over there liked staked goats in the desert, the administration won't ask other countries or the United Nations for help, they won't send more troops, and the NGOs are pulling out. There was no apparent connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda before this war, but there sure as hell is now. We have already lost more soldiers in the "peace" than we did during the war.

And still no weapons of mass destruction. I realize all the good little boys and girls are supposed to "get over" the missing weapons of mass destruction, but I cannot brush this aside with the careless lan of the neo-con hawks ("doesn't matter," "makes no difference," "who cares?"). Public officials need to be held to some standard of accountability for what they say.

In a separate column, I will try to Be Constructive about our current plight, but I think it is important to remember how we got here. May I remind you of what we were repeatedly told?

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http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?itemid=1554...
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kainah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-03 06:41 PM
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1. The O'Reilly quote at the end is priceless
Edited on Tue Sep-02-03 06:41 PM by kainah
paraphrased: if we go in there and overthrow Saddam and it turns out there are no WMD, I'll apologize to the nation and never trust Bush* again.

I'm still waiting on that apology, Bill.........
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jbfam4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-03 06:53 PM
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2. Bill said the same thing on his radio show...
Edited on Tue Sep-02-03 06:54 PM by jbfam4
Anyone every hear that apology? More fair and balanced lies from Faux.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-03 07:02 PM
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3. And we are funding 1200 agents in Iraq
to look for WMDs...still.

Why? Isn't it obvious that even if they are found Saddam was not a threat.

I think Dub and O'Really need a good cry in each other's arms.
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Martin Eden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-03 07:55 PM
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4. O'Reilly is in Jimmy Hoffa mode
Just because Hoffa's corpse has never been found doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-03 08:38 PM
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5. oreilly said I want wmd to be found...
...because I love my country. Then he went on to criticise liberal ideologues who try to fit the facts into their ideology. He then said that he never did that.
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fencesitter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-03 08:43 PM
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6. Huh? What weapons?
Oh, that. Geez, That's like so last month. When's the new Fall TV season start?
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