October 07, 2005
Happy Anniversary Suckers!
Steve Cobble over at The Huffington Post cobbles together the Bush lies from his infamous speech in Cincinnati on 10.07.02. Here are some of them:
"Tonight I want to take a few minutes to discuss a grave threat to peace..."Click the link above to read Steve's commentary on the speech that plunged us into our current Mess-O'Potamia.
"The threat comes from Iraq...and its drive toward an arsenal of terror."
"We agree that the Iraqi dictator must not be permitted to threaten America and the world with horrible poisons and diseases and gases and atomic weapons."
"...the threat from Iraq stands alone--because it gathers the most serious dangers of our age in one place."
"If we know Saddam Hussein has dangerous weapons today--and we do..."
"Iraq has a growing fleet of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles that could be used to disperse chemical or biological weapons across broad areas."
"We know that Iraq and al Qaeda have had high-level contacts that go back a decade."
"Some have argued that confronting the threat from Iraq could detract from the war against terror...To the contrary, confronting the threat posed by Iraq is crucial to winning the war on terror."
"Iraq has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes and other equipment needed for gas centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons."
"Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof--the smoking gun--that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud."
"...for the sake of peace, we will lead a coalition to disarm him."
"I have asked the Congress to authorize the use of America's military, if it proves necessary, to enforce U.N. Security Council demands. Approving the resolution does not mean that military action is imminent or unavoidable."