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Chimpy's Saturday Lie Rebuffed....
Posted Sunday, September 8, 2002 by editor
During the Chimpy'n'Poodle Show yesterday, the Mumbler-In-Chief and his British Cabana Boy levelled a serious charge at Ol' Saddam:
Blair cited a newly released satellite photo of Iraq identifying new construction at several sites linked in the past to Baghdad’s development of nuclear weapons. And both leaders mentioned a 1998 report by the U.N.-affiliated International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, that said Saddam could be six months away from developing nuclear weapons.
“I don’t know what more evidence we need,” Bush said as he greeted Blair for a brainstorming session on Iraq. “We owe it to future generations to deal with this problem.”
One problem - IAEA says it's not true!
In a summary of its 1998 report, the IAEA said that “based on all credible information available to date ... the IAEA has found no indication of Iraq having achieved its programme goal of producing nuclear weapons or of Iraq having retained a physical capability for the production of weapon-useable nuclear material or having clandestinely obtained such material.”
Oops. What say ye, White House?
A senior White House official acknowledged Saturday night that the 1998 report did not say what Bush claimed. “What happened was, we formed our own conclusions based on the report,” the official told NBC News’ Norah O’Donnell.
So, Chimpy and Poodle lie, the IAEA catch them in said lie, and a WH spokesgeek says 'We used that report to lie to the world'.
Keep that in mind as you listen to these war-mongering bastards this week. Don't be fooled.
Chimpy & The Poodle Fake Them Up Some 'Evidence'....
Posted Saturday, September 7, 2002 by editor
So, Chimpy and Tony 'Poodle' Blair have come out and said they have 'new evidence' that ol' Saddam's trying to build nuclear weapons:
"We only need look at the report from the International Atomic Energy Agency this morning, showing what has been going on at a former nuclear weapon site to realize that," Blair said.
He said satellite pictures indicate new construction in Iraq at "former nuclear weapon sites."
Okay, boys. Just one problem - this seems to be a page out of the Poppy Bush playbook from the Gulf War:
When George H. W. Bush ordered American forces to the Persian Gulf – to reverse Iraq's August 1990 invasion of Kuwait – part of the administration case was that an Iraqi juggernaut was also threatening to roll into Saudi Arabia.
Citing top-secret satellite images, Pentagon officials estimated in mid–September that up to 250,000 Iraqi troops and 1,500 tanks stood on the border, threatening the key US oil supplier.
But when the St. Petersburg Times in Florida acquired two commercial Soviet satellite images of the same area, taken at the same time, no Iraqi troops were visible near the Saudi border – just empty desert.
"That [Iraqi buildup] was the whole justification for George H. W. Bush sending troops in there, and it just didn't exist," said Jean Heller from the St. Petersburg Times in Florida, which broke the story.
Okay, folks - we were dumb enough to fall for this scam once. Are we dumb enough to fall for it again? I'm hoping we're not, but I have serious doubts.
-- Cherri (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 09, 2002
Are you scared yet? Bush sr. lied to start Desert storm, Bush baby is having tantrums because no one likes his idea of starting WWIII.
-- Cherri (email@example.com), September 10, 2002.
Cherri + Trollboy = Junior Prom Queen and King
-- (bubble gum mentality @ study.hall), September 10, 2002.