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  •  This is a very interesting piece. lawnorder, (none)
    because the weapons inspectors went back in to Iraq on December 10, and I kept waiting, day after day for three days for them to announce their findings of massive quantities of WMD. In November we were told (I saw the piece on PBS News Hour) that they were going to go to all the top-tier sites first (instead of like before when the inspectors went from the bottom up. "We know where they are," Cheney or Rumsfeld said, relying of course on Chalibi's lies and deceptions.

    By December 13, I knew there was nothing to find.  And if I knew that, so did Bolton and Rice and Powell and Rove and Libby and Cheney and Bush.

    They knew no later than December 13 that there was no WMD to be found!

    Plugging that into the motivation time line...?

    The rhetoric of the right wing is being fixed around the policy of disinformation.

    by MoronMike on Thu Jul 28, 2005 at 08:54:25 PM PDT

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    •  I forgot to add (none)
      that by December 19, 2002, the report date, knowing as they did that the WMD hype was going south, instead of owning up to it, they reinforced their own hype by publishing the report and hyping that!

      It wasn't until your post that I put two and two together.  I think it's important, time-wise, because it speaks to the start of a huge cover-up of why there was no WMD in the very top-tier places touted as the reason we went to war.

      "It will just take time," said Bush.  Yeah, right.

      The rhetoric of the right wing is being fixed around the policy of disinformation.

      by MoronMike on Thu Jul 28, 2005 at 09:03:12 PM PDT

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    •  Damn, my brain is on fire (none)
      BushCo knew by December 13 or so there would be no major WMD findings, if any at all.  They didn't invade Iraq for more than three months AFTER they had to have come to the conclusion there was no WMD.  This report is nothing short of the official cover for that time period, to frame the issues totally inconsistent with their own damned findings.

      The bastards!

      The rhetoric of the right wing is being fixed around the policy of disinformation.

      by MoronMike on Thu Jul 28, 2005 at 09:10:56 PM PDT

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      •  They HAD to know there was no WMD (none)
        Because they didn't send enough troops to guard said WMD. As a matter of fact there weren't ANY troops tasked with protecting WMD sites until after the "Mission Accomplished"

        Curiously enough, the oil fields were protected from the beginning, with troops put on guard to "avoid an ecological disaster". Well , WMD spills are an ecological disaster too, aren't they ?

        Besides, I recall seeing somewhere that only 1/3 of the troops had bioweapons / hazmat suits. Either they are completely calous with the troops health or they knew the WMD threat was greatly exaggerated...

        If being anti-child-sodomy is now considered the partisan position, then I'm going to be the biggest f---ing partisan on the planet.. - Hunter

        by lawnorder on Thu Jul 28, 2005 at 10:31:47 PM PDT

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    •  Timeline correction (none)
      I just googled this, and I will rely on it, rather than my obviously faulty memory.  I don't know where Dec 10 came from, except it's an old friend's birthday!

      On November 18, a team of about 30 weapons inspectors, led by the chief weapons inspector, Hans Blix, and the director of the IAEA, Mohammed el-Baradei, returned to Baghdad to begin Unmovic's work.

      Okay, so move everything back a month.  But the coverup makes even more sense because BushCo had a whole month to dream up their talking points in their Dec 19 "fact sheet."

      The rhetoric of the right wing is being fixed around the policy of disinformation.

      by MoronMike on Thu Jul 28, 2005 at 09:25:27 PM PDT

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