Thursday, September 2, 2010

Did Iraq thank GWB for the hard fought democracy?

November 27, 2008 "BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- After months of tough negotiations and intense political wrangling, Iraqi lawmakers Thursday approved the U.S.-Iraqi security agreement, a pact that allows the presence of American troops in Iraq for three more years."

Yep, so September 2010? Obumbles - just implements the EXISTING GWB plan!!!
Above: "U.S. President George W. Bush (L) and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki shake hands during a joint press conference on December 14, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq. Bush arrived in Iraq on a unannounced, farewell visit to Baghdad on Sunday, just weeks before he leaves his office to President-elect Barack Obama. Bush will meet with Iraqi leaders, thank US troops and celebrate the new security agreement during his visit"

Did the Iraqi people thank President Bush for their new, hard fought democracy...? I wonder if they will.

You of course know by now there WERE 'weapons of mass destruction' found, right? Let's look back a bit... From the horses's mouth "On December 16, 1998 President Bill Clinton launched an air strike and cruise missile attack against Iraq lasting a period of four days. While not giving an exact number, the Pentagon said more missiles were fired in the first two days of the campaign against Iraq than the 290 cruise missiles that were launched during the first Gulf War.

"Heavy as they are, the costs of action must be weighed against the price of inaction. If Saddam defies the world and we fail to respond, we will face a far greater threat in the future. Saddam will strike again at his neighbors. He will make war on his own people. And mark my words, he will develop weapons of mass destruction. He will deploy them, and he will use them. Because we're acting today, it is less likely that we will face these dangers in the future." - President Bill Clinton, December 16, 1998:

From 2006, American Thinker discussed the weaponry found:

"According to the US and the UN, the age of the weapons was immaterial. The primary issue has always been one of accountability. The weapons and banned material either had to have been verified as destroyed or be made available for inspection and inventory by UN agencies. Since Saddam actively resisted the inspectors, and then later kicked them out of Iraq, Powell was obligated to present to the UN key intelligence assessments about the unknown status of Iraq's chemical weapons:

• Saddam Hussein has never accounted for vast amounts of chemical weaponry: 550 artillery shells with mustard, 30,000 empty munitions and enough precursors to increase his stockpile to as much as 500 tons of chemical agents. [Emphasis mine]

• If we consider just one category of missing weaponry —— 6,500 bombs from the Iran—Iraq war —— UNMOVIC says the amount of chemical agent in them would be in the order of 1,000 tons

• We know that Iraq has embedded key portions of its illicit chemical weapons infrastructure within its legitimate civilian industry. [Emphasis mine] Illicit and legitimate production can go on simultaneously; or, on a dime, this dual—use infrastructure can turn from clandestine to commercial and then back again."

And work continued as mentioned in JULY 2008: "550 Metric Tons Of Yellowcake Removed From Iraq" highlighted at Atlas Shrugs:

"Secret U.S. mission hauls uranium from Iraq: Last major stockpile from Saddam's nuclear efforts arrives in Canada

The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program — a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium — reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans.

The removal of 550 metric tons of "yellowcake" — the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment — was a significant step toward closing the books on Saddam's nuclear legacy. It also brought relief to U.S. and Iraqi authorities who had worried the cache would reach insurgents or smugglers crossing to Iran to aid its nuclear ambitions."

Oh well, the media will just continue their lies about Iraq. That is their agenda.

Oh yea, small update on that "other" war in Afghanistan from Gateway Pundit: The United States has now lost more military men and women in Afghanistan under President Obama than during 8 years of the Bush Administration. Where are the anti war code pinkie rinkie dinkie protestors now?

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