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Bush & Iraq -
a bit of history and logic

[COMMENT:  I am glad to see this piece below, it does some homework for me.  I had earlier supported Bush on the Iraq venture due to things like the following bits of evidence. 

Bush's problem is not that he lied about Iraq (or, maybe they were all lying???), but that he does not know how to resolve the problem.  He is exporting "liberal democracy" which is neither liberal (liberating people) nor democratic (responsive to the will of the people).  See Liberal Democracy - Angel of Light.  

And you cannot establish freedom by force.  That is a logical impossibility.  You must convince people.  Freedom is mostly a spiritual issue.  Force is sometimes necessary, but it cannot be used to establish freedomPeople will accept and build real freedom only as they see it to be desirable on its own merits. 

Bush has drawn many Christians to his support -- including myself, until I began to compare his words with his behavior and found the two trajectories going in different directions.  Bush has no concept of Biblical government, and seems to be patsy for the neo-cons who are globalist-socialists by another name.  

On Biblical government, see http://theroadtoemmaus.org/RdLb/21PbAr/Pl/Cnst/00Const.htm#Biblical%20Government  -- and also http://theroadtoemmaus.org/RdLb/21PbAr/Pl/Cnst/00Const.htm#Church/State   and http://theroadtoemmaus.org/RdLb/21PbAr/Ed/FrMktEdVsWall.htm     E. Fox]

Some political "leaders" Think You Forgot! .............
Did you?

Actual quotes from people criticizing President Bush BEFORE and After Sept 11th, 2001!

The quotations below are a matter of public record; but they are not being reported by the Main Stream Media.

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to 
develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them.  That 
is our bottom line." - President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. 
We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass 
destruction program." - President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great 
deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use 
nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the 
greatest security threat we face." - Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten 
times since 1983." - Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb,

18, 1998

"We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the 
US Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if 
appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond 
effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of 
mass destruction programs." - Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens.

Carl Levin (D-MI), Tom Daschle (D-SD), John Kerry ( D - MA), and others

Oct. 9, 1998

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass 
destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he 
has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." - Rep. Nancy Pelosi

(D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass 
destruction and palaces for his cronies." - Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary

of State, Nov. 10, 1999

"There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons 
programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs 
continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam 
continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of 
a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten 
the United State s and our allies." - Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen.

Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, December 5, 2001

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and 
threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate 
of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the 
means of delivering them." - Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical 
weapons throughout his country." - Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has prov en impossible to 
deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is 
in power." - Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is s eeking and 
developing weapons of mass destruction." - Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA),

Sept. 27, 2002

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are 
confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and 
biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to 
build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence 
reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons...." - Sen. Robert Byrd

(D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

"I will be voting to give the President of the United State s the 
authority to use force-- if necessary-- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I 
believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands 
is a real and grave threat to our security." - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA),

Oct. 9, 2002

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working 
aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear 
weapons within the next five years We also should remember we have always 
underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of 
mass destruction." - Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, 
every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and 
destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This 
he has refused to do." - Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show 
that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological 
weapon stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He 
has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al 
Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked Saddam Hussein 
will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical 
warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." - Sen. Hillary Clinton

(D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that 
Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing 
capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."
 - Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal , 
murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime .. He presents a 
particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to 
miscalculation...  And now he is miscalculating America's response to his 
continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass 
destruction... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass 
destruction is real."  - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003


"Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists and every government that 
supports them. Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end 
there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been 
found, stopped and defeated." - President GEORGE W. BUSH September 12, 2001 
before a bi-partisan standing ovation of congress... He meant it... 
some in the audience do not.

 God save our Country from the misstatements of the Main Stream Media who never miss an opportunity to give aid and comfort to our terrorist enemies in their efforts to discredit President Bush.

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