Target: Hussein

Weapons of Mass Destruction
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Mar 22, 2013

10 years ago, 2003: U.S. forces launched their long-awaited war against Saddam Hussein, targeting him personally with a barrage of cruise missiles and bombs as a prelude to invasion. Iraq responded hours later, firing missiles toward American troops positioned just across its border in Kuwait.

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Colonel Angus

1 May 2003- "Mission Accomplished"

Maggdi

The sign was for the end of the carrier's deployment. It was for the crew. Not that it will matter to you. Doesn't fit the narrative...

deertracker

"America and it's allies have prevailed in Iraq" Sounds like mission accomplished to me. Let's not rewrite history. Okay!

Maggdi

Those banners were never used on ships before at the end of their deployments? CNC or no CNC

votelibertarian

Most Americans still believe he was behind 9-11.

Maggdi

And we never landed on the Moon.
I am unfamiliar with evidence that MOST Americans believe that. Could you please direct me to a citation that shows this overwhelming belief?

deertracker

He was not behind 911, he just ignored the warnings!

Maggdi

You may be right DT. He had a whole 9 months to get his intel together. And Billy Jeff only had the 8 years before that and never cracked the code. I'm sure that the embargo put on shared intel didn't help.

deertracker

I am right. GWB was the sitting pres so he is responsible. The WMD was suppose to come in the form of a mushroom cloud. We are not talking about chemical weapons!

Darwin's choice

So, sitting Obama is responsible for the defecit.....exactly right.

deertracker

He is responsible for fixing it. We all know the deficit did not begin in 2009. Stop acting like you really care. How does the deficit affect you?

goofus

Really, with the debt raising daily, how has Obozo fixed it!!!!! Maroon.
Trust me, it will affect everybody!!!

Maggdi

That's one up on me DT. I was aware that there had be alleged sourcing of yellow cake in Africa but I didn't realize the there was a bigger concern that there was actual fissionable material than for chemical and biological weapons in Iraq.

deertracker

The yellow cake story was also a lie.

Maggdi

What was the yellow cake story/lie? Got any specifics of the lie?

Maggdi

I apologize for not making myself clear that my understanding was the allegation was that they trying to procure yellow cake. I thought Mr. Wilson's trip was to see whether the Iraqis were trying to make a deal to buy yellow cake. I honestly never knew the allegation was that the Iraqis had received it.

goofus

Really porch puppy Snopes? How can you but any credence into Snopes when it uses MSNBC as a source.

goofus

Source? Or is that your opinion deertracker during the offseason

goofus

Another liberal history rewrite? It's always was about chemical weapons like the mustard gas he used on the kurds, his own people!

deertracker

How was he going to attack the U.S. with mustard gas goofy? What he did to his own people is no threat to us. TURN THE CHANNEL......PLEASE...just for an hour!

goofus

I thought leftists were supposed to feel compassion for down trodden people all over the world. Obozo could just put all downtrodden on welfare all over the world!

The Big Dog's back

Trollin' goof?

goofus

No porch, just regurgitating the truth about you wierd leftists

goofus

Oh ye master of revisionist history Deerpoacher, google Jamie Gorelick and The Wall. He had no warnings nimrod

Cowboy

oops! You didn't have any WMDs! Just disregard the missiles we sent your way then, we had bad intel!

Maggdi

There's never a good reason to try to clean out a viper's nest. Let the world carry on and the chips fall where they may. We can always try to clean up the mess later and find someone to blame.

Fromthe419

The chemical weapons were most likely used in Syria a few days ago, if he had them he sent them out of the country to prevent the international community from finding them.

Maggdi

If Syria does have chemical weapons, did they manufacture them themselves? And if they did, where's the facility? If they didn't, where did they come from, who did they get them from?
I have no trouble believing they did come from Iraq. But it seems no one is very interested in finding out...

deertracker

Both of you are just making stuff up!

goofus

Way to go Beertracker,if you don't believe it ain't true, is this the new DNC ploy?

The Big Dog's back

No way, no how did they come from Iraq. You don't think our satellite imagery would have picked that up? We can see someone in their home from a satellite.

Maggdi

So are you saying you think Syria has WMD BD?

The Big Dog's back

No. But so what if they do?

Maggdi

Is your point BD that it's no one else's business what they do in their own country?

deertracker

Sounds like good sense to me to mind your own business. America is not the world police. Other countries, non allies, believe they need protection from the U.S.

mikel

right, wrong or indifferent we had this conflict. almost every war/conflict this country has been involved in has been for equal or lesser reasons. 'nam, korea, ww2 (except for japan), ww1. why? none of those countries attacked us. we need to learn to keep our noses out of other countries.

we pay the u.n. $$$$$millions$$$$$ per year. let them do their job and police the world.

deertracker

Agreed!!!!!!

bucknut36

Please check out "Iraq War Vet pens last letter to Bush and Cheney". I was deployed there twice and I could not have said it better myself!

Cowboy

Here it is.....I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. I write not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and power. I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to make it clear that I, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow veterans, along with millions of my fellow citizens, along with hundreds of millions more in Iraq and the Middle East, know fully who you are and what you have done. You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole.

Cowboy

I forgot the most important thing.......thank you for your service bucknut36.

goofus

Really? I thought this was written to LBJ for Vietnam!!!!

deertracker

You are excused goofy!!

Hopperthe2nd

Maggdi, how old are you?

Maggdi

Old enough to have watched our Astronauts walk on the moon. And remember heated discussions between my parents and oldest sister over Vietnam.

Hopperthe2nd

My age then. How did you misinterpret that banner. What about when the said that combat is over (paraphrased) how many died after that boldfaced lie?

Maggdi

I understood it to mean that the heavy combat with the Iraqi military was over. But always understood that wasn't going to be the end of non uniformed combatants. Do I, at this point, think it was worth the blood of our men and women? If Iraq turns into another thug nation then I will have to concede that it was not and that the only way for a nation to become productive and peaceful is at the hands of it's own people. You know like the Arab Spring!

deertracker

Iraq already is a thug nation. I will give GWB credit for negotiating an end to the war and OBAMA for ending it!

Maggdi

Does that mean Obama gets credit for the aforementioned Arab Spring? And all it's consequences? Egypt, Libya, Syria....

The Big Dog's back

Yes.

Maggdi

The Coptic Christians won't be thanking him. Nor the freedom seeking youth. And apparently very many other Arabs feel the same way. It seems, according to recent surveys we are dislike more today then we were 4yrs ago.

deertracker

There is no "Arab Spring" in Syria and I prefer to give the Egyptian and Libyan people credit for standing up for their right to freedom. TOUCHING how your heart bleeds for the Arabs that supposedly hate us.

Maggdi

I don't think the people who started resisting Bashar would agree with you as to their motivation for initiating their resistance to his regime. And let's agree that this administration helped in both Egypt and Libya..?... And let's forget how they're all being overrun by radical Islamist...

deertracker

It's not our business.

The Big Dog's back

And we are better off after this how?

KURTje

Chicken-hawks chicken-hawks. Hear M squawk. Chicken-hawks chicken-hawks. Take a walk.