$600 million to search for WMD- lets cede the point and save some money

This WMD shit has been going on long enough. I say lets send an e-mail to Bush saying that we believe him and he can quit looking. It will make him feel better and we’ll save a lot of money.

We are going to need the money for the rebuilding and our national debt etc., and, what’s wrong with making our president feel better.

A letter to our hometown newspapers encouraging others to do the same (send Bush an e-mail) would also be good. Maybe somebody can work up a form letter of some kind?

The point of finding them is not to win an arguement. It’s to remove them as a potential threat.

They may exist. They might not. The fact they’ve not been found yet doesn’t mean they’re definately not there, it just raises the probability. But we won’t know until a thorough search has been completed.

Not going to happen. Actually finding something would be a chance for him to pull his ass out of the hole he’s dug himself into and it’s coming very close to election season.

Is there a limit on how much of Americans hard earned tax dollars Shrub is going to spend to try to ensure his re-election?

Wait, WMD may yet exist. I heard they might have found a single granade from 1965 that was dipped in Windex.

Run for your lives!!!

I’m going to go out on a limb here, and say that the statement, “They may exist,” is just not supported by the facts. At this point, I’d say there’s virtually no chance whatsoever that any significant quantities of viable WMD will ever be found (I’m qualifying that to cover the possibility of finding some old, rusty artillery shells that show some traces of, say, chemical agents, in an abandoned warehouse).

And what is a “thorough search?” Do we have to dig up every square inch of the Iraqi desert? At this stage of the game, between the U.N. inspectors (pre-war), coalition forces (post-war), and substantial rewards being offered to Iraqis who point us in the right direction, if there were anything to be found, it would have been found, and would have been all over the front pages of every newspaper in the world by now.

Look at how much remains hidden to this day. We haven’t found their very recognizable ex-leader yet. Haven’t found a number of the Deck of 55 or whatever the list was called. Ammunition caches are rampant. There’s a lot that we can’t do search wise until the ongoing hostilities have ended.

I don’t place much hope in finding anything either but when we quit looking I’d like for it to be because we’re sure.

Hope springs eternal… Here, for instance is Charles Krauthammer’s column on the search for WMDs from October 10 (printed in the Des Moines Register yesterday. In it he makes some astounding assertions the most salient of which is that Saddam down scaled all his unconventional weapons stuff to the potential to have unconventional arms when and if nobody was looking. Kaye’s public reports and comments also seem to point at circumstances that imply a possible potential to have WMDs some time in the indefinite future.

As others, especially elucidator noted we would, the talk is no longer that Iraq was a clear and present danger to the United States but that Iraq had the speculative possibility of someday becoming a potential danger that might rise to the level of becoming imminent.

Sure, spend the money. Otherwise we would do something stupid with it.

Oh we are really having this discussion? Silly me.

Look you poindexters, there ain’t no viable WMD, they lied to us. Those scumbags in the White House had an itch to scratch, so they used 9/11 and some seriously trumped up charges to lead us to a bullshit war that will seriously come back and bite us in the ass one day.

Wasn’t Colin Powell sitting at the UN pointing at actual buildings saying “THIS IS WHERE THE CHEMICAL PLANT IS”???"

Were have all this intel ahead of going in, yet we’ve been boots on the ground for 6 months and we ain’t found shit. Oh he hid them? I got news for you people, weapons to kill people and the factories that make said weapons are big! You don’t slip a missile, a launcher, and the factory that makes both under the carpet in an hour. You especially don’t do it when you have one of the most advanced intel agencies monitoring you 24/7. So we are being told that we knew where the shit is (like we did at the UN) and once the war started, poof, it could be 900 miles across the desert under 100 feet of sand?!?! We didn’t see any of the shit moving? We didn’t see them digging a big ass hole? :smiley:

Don’t give me the Saddam is gone, they are better off bullshit, that is classic bait and switch. We supposedly went in for WMD, anything less is a lie.

Vote these clowns out in 2004!!

Unless they could develop, test and lauch these weapons in 45 minutes, the Bush Administration are completel dishonest.

When I saw this:

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I thought we’d agree ::gasp!:: on something for once.

Then i saw this:

Why? I don’t believe him. We CAN stop looking and save some money, because it’s been nothing more and a frivolous waste of cash. Even AirmanDoors is ready to cede the point, almost…

WTF? Who cares how he feels. This isn’t about “warm fuzzies”, it’s about lies, bullshit and death.

Sam

The problem is that this establishes a precedent, that Bush and his neocon groupies can throw out any other bullstuff for any other “military action,” and the public will buy it and back it. Within six months, we’ll be hearing about how Venezuela’s a new al Qaeda haven, and we must invade them before Osama bin Laden gets a hold of all that precious oil…

Sorry, no way, no how, not again.

This won’t happen if we vote these fucks out!!!

The capacity of this crew to lie and mislead is pretty damned impressive. Didn’t Bush run partly on bringing honor and integrity back to the White House? Guess all ‘integrity’ means to this crew is that, as long as you aren’t cheating on your spouse, you can lie as much as you want about matters of state.

We’re right through the frickin’ looking glass here.

Brutus, Scylla, et.al., where are you? Don’t let all us America haters sit around and have a liberal mutual masturbation session here (as good as it might be for the prostate) without your contribution.

That should probably say, “Even Scylla is ready to cede the point, almost…”

But my memory is failing me and I cannot recall.

Sam

Well, I guess this means that the form letter to the hometown newspapers isn’t going to be done either?

channelling…channelling…

Somebody has to speak up against you Bash-bushers and your plot to undermine America! Don’t you ever think about how all this affects our brave troops overseas? Well, go look at that recent poll, if you want to see how all this backstabbing and bitebacking and whinging is affecting them! I guess we all know who’s to blame for that! Spawn of Fonda!

I mean, its a big country, big as California. And full of sand! Now, The Leader has said that there are tons of biological agents hidden in Iraq. But he didn’t say they were all in one place, now did he? Ha! Got you there! You know how small an anthrax germ is? Well, I don’t either, but its damn small! You take a couple of tons of them and start hiding them one at a time in the desert, and they’re going to be pretty hard to find, aren’t they? But, oh no, you guys insist that just because we knew they were there, we should have known where they were there.

The $600 million is for spoons and strainers. This is going to be a thorough search. Going to take a while. But sooner or later they’ll find an anthrax spoor or a botulinum texan or a VX nerve cell and then you guys will have to eat some crow!

Rummy says they’re north and west of Baghdad, that’ll narrow it down some.

well they did find that vial of stuff in that one guys’ frig.

Let them start looking in the frig’s of college boys. Betcha they’d find 'em all there.

Way ahead of ya, chief! (GASP! Questioning the Commander in Chief? we’re traitors!)

Even the conservatives should be mad at Bush and Co., since they got used. I was at least dragged kicking and screaming into attacking another country. (and don’t anyone DARE presume that means i want our boys to die once they are there)