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$3.24 Trillion

June 1, 2013

It took 3.24 Trillion Dollars 4,488 American Dead Soldiers 32,021 Wounded American Soldiers To find out that there were no weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq....

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WKnapp

Jun-01-13 12:51 AM

Does it really count as a lie when virtually every intelligence gathering service in the world reports the same thing, and then action is based upon the best information available? Get a grip, leftist griper!

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Premier

Jun-01-13 5:28 AM

Same old thing, Obama is in hot water again so wag the dog and blame Bush for something. It's getting old.

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eriklatranyi

Jun-01-13 5:51 AM

Let me respond by taking a page from the Obama Administration:

Iraq was a long, long time ago.

or

What does it matter?!

I'll let the liberals choose.......

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MrShaman

Jun-01-13 5:54 AM

"To find out that there were no weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq. I just wonder why no Republicans in Congress aren't calling for George W Bush to be investigated for lying to the American public." - John F. Shireman

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Shortly after George Jr. pulled-the-pin on his War, he'd told the remaining critics...THEN, wasn't the time to DEBATE whether-or-not our efforts were required!!

"Funny" thing. It's fairly-apparent it STILL isn't time for that debate. The DICK; Cheney is still spinning his tales...George Jr. is busy painting...and, all those American-deaths are (apparently) mere collateral-damage, in the Chickenhawks' never-ending efforts to prove their "manhood".

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Don521

Jun-01-13 5:55 AM

Your letter is right on but it is not lying if you are incompetent and the name was changed to Iraqi Freedom so it was ok then. How anyone can defend that is unbelievable. If I were walking around on two metal legs from a useless war, I sure would be happy to go to Pres. Bushes walk and bar be que on the ranch.

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MrShaman

Jun-01-13 5:58 AM

"Does it really count as a lie when virtually every intelligence gathering service in the world reports the same thing, and then action is based upon the best information available?" - WKnapp

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Yeah...that was quite some "information, available"!!

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See:

Bush Resurrects False Claim That Congress Had “Same Intelligence” On Iraq

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MrShaman

Jun-01-13 6:00 AM

"Same old thing, Obama is in hot water again so wag the dog and blame Bush for something. It's getting old." - Premier

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It IS getting "old"...as would be expected.

George Jr. is on-the-"run"...once, again.

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MrShaman

Jun-01-13 6:04 AM

"Let me respond by taking a page from the Obama Administration:

Iraq was a long, long time ago.

or

What does it matter?!

I'll let the liberals choose..." - eriklatranyi

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How 'bout we let those parents (who'd "donated" their childrens' lives to BU$HCO) decide, instead?

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mikekerstetter

Jun-01-13 6:15 AM

WMD's are showing up in Syria, where they were suspected of being hid way back then? You know, Obama's line in the sand.... "if the Syrian Government uses WMD's on their people we'll take action".

All the intelligence pointed to WMD's and Saddam himself acted as if they did have WMD's. The UN, for years, tried to deal with Saddam and didn't have to gonads to go after him, even after concrete proof that he gassed his own people. We did. It wasn't a lie on our part then, and it isn't now. But hey, it IS a great way to turn the focus from all of the Obama Administration's scandals. Just remember, "At no time did the Obama Administration know what the Obama Administration was doing".

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MrShaman

Jun-01-13 6:18 AM

"Your letter is right on but it is not lying if you are incompetent and the name was changed to Iraqi Freedom so it was ok then." - Don521

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No doubt. Who KNEW George Jr. was such a big fan o' CHANGE, as well??

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See:

60 Minutes: George W. Bush Sought to -Find A Way- to Invade Iraq (YouTube)

&

EXPOSED: Bush Planned on Invading Iraq Before 9/11-Part 2 (YouTube)

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eriklatranyi

Jun-01-13 6:29 AM

Shamsn asked:

"How 'bout we let those parents (who'd "donated" their childrens' lives to BU$HCO) decide, instead? "

I'll take that deal if we extend it to the parents of the dead in Benghazi.

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MrShaman

Jun-01-13 6:30 AM

"WMD's are showing up in Syria, where they were suspected of being hid way back then?" - mikekerstetter

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Of course they were...at least, until some OTHER "hot-spot" occurs.

Those "WMDs" (much like their tales) surely have "grown-some-legs".

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MrShaman

Jun-01-13 6:34 AM

Shamsn asked:

"How 'bout we let those parents (who'd "donated" their childrens' lives to BU$HCO) decide, instead? "

I'll take that deal if we extend it to the parents of the dead in Benghazi." - eriklatranyi

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Gee....how "generous" of you.

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spike2

Jun-01-13 6:40 AM

Iraq is the primary driver of the national debt . We are under water because of an unfunded war. School lunches, birth control pills, housing subsidies, Social Security, not one caused the debt. Obama didn't pull us out quick enough either. The intelligence was faulty then. If WMD's were suspected of being in Syria, why were we in Iraq for this many years? Are we the supreme controllers of the world. Do you think the Iraqis appreciate our little intervention? Their entire country is a mess now. Let me move to pre-emptive strikes. Can I shoot someone now because I was told they are planning to burglarize my home, while I am in bed asleep, two weeks from Thursday?

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gavinf56

Jun-01-13 6:45 AM

I agree you do not go to war without paying for it, but the Iraq war is not the primary driver of the national debt. It is a contributing factor, but not the primary factor.

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CMReeder

Jun-01-13 7:04 AM

First Republicans are not going to go after one of their own. Truthfully going to war is not grounds for impeachment.

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Ritty77

Jun-01-13 7:09 AM

"You will recall that it took UNSCOM four long and frustrating years to pry -- to pry -- an admission out of Iraq that it had biological weapons.

Second, when Iraq finally admitted having these weapons in 1995, the quantities were vast. Less than a teaspoon of dry anthrax, a little bit about this amount -- this is just about the amount of a teaspoon -- less than a teaspoon full of dry anthrax in an envelope shutdown the United States Senate in the fall of 2001. This forced several hundred people to undergo emergency medical treatment and killed two postal workers just from an amount just about this quantity that was inside of an envelope.

Iraq declared 8,500 liters of anthrax, but UNSCOM estimates that Saddam Hussein could have produced 25,000 liters. If concentrated into this dry form, this amount would be enough to fill tens upon tens upon tens of thousands of teaspoons. And Saddam Hussein has not verifiably accounted for even one teaspoon-full of this deadly material."-

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Ritty77

Jun-01-13 7:33 AM

"Iraq is the primary driver of the national debt."

The national debt was over $5.5 trillion before Bush was elected. What was the "primary driver" of that debt?

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JerryfromRI

Jun-01-13 7:36 AM

Good letter.

Looks like Erik is back from vacation. Are you sun burned man?

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Bufftrev1

Jun-01-13 7:42 AM

Let us not forget that several books have been written by people in the bush administration that were in the room as bush, cheney and rumsfeld planned the deception..

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CMReeder

Jun-01-13 7:44 AM

I have to laugh the right doesn't like the rising national debt but can't come to terms what drives the debt up.

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CMReeder

Jun-01-13 7:46 AM

You all do know that Bush is out of office, you can't impeach him now.

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Ritty77

Jun-01-13 7:51 AM

"I just wonder why no Republicans in Congress aren't calling for George W Bush to be investigated for lying to the American public. —John F. Shireman

Most Republicans apparently don't believe there is cause for investigation.

Democrats also have the power to "investigate." Did the Democrats investigate the matter? If not, why not? If yes, what were the conclusions of that Democrat investigation?

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Ritty77

Jun-01-13 7:53 AM

"I have to laugh the right doesn't like the rising national debt but can't come to terms what drives the debt up." —Chuck

Have you "come to terms" with what drives the national debt? What are those terms?

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CMReeder

Jun-01-13 8:06 AM

Apparently Ritty you don't pay attention to anything said from the left. We have, you on the right however have not.

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