Thursday, April 22, 2004

Did Hillary Just Say Bill Clinton Lied Intentionally?

CNN goes out of its way to insist that Hillary was okay voting for war on Iraq while maintaining she is not responsible for continuing struggles there. The subtleties of left-wing double speak continue to amaze. But how could even CNN miss this nugget?

Clinton had the same information on Iraq that Bush had ... since it was under the Clinton administration that it was compiled. And Clinton referenced that intelligence information when he attacked Iraq in 1998 and on. In 2002 Germany also said Iraq would have a nuclear weapon by 2004 ... their justification ( fear ) that sanctions should be lifted.

But on "Larry King Live" Hillary said:

"The consensus was the same, from the Clinton administration to the Bush administration," she said. "It was the same intelligence belief that our allies and friends around the world shared.
"But I think that in the case of the [Bush] administration, they really believed it. They really thought they were right, but they didn't let enough sunlight into their thinking process to really have the kind of debate that needs to take place when a serious decision occurs like that."

So Clinton was lying when he said it was true about the weapons Saddam had? Since he didn't "really" believe it the way Bush did?

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Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Saddam Bribed The UN?

Would it really surprise you?

It was no secret that Old Europe was cheating on the Oil for Food program but if this story holds up it will blow a hole in any credibility the UN had regarding its waffling on Iraq.
Most prominent among those accused in the scandal is Benon Sevan, the Cyprus-born U.N. undersecretary general who ran the program for six years. Documents have surfaced in Baghdad, in the files of the former Iraqi Oil Ministry, allegedly linking Sevan to a pay-off scheme in which some 270 prominent foreign officials received the right to trade in Iraqi oil at cut-rate prices.

One year after his fall, U.S. officials say they have evidence, some in cash, that Saddam diverted to his personal bank accounts approximately $5 billion from the United Nations Oil-for-Food program.

In what has been described as the largest humanitarian aid effort ever undertaken, the U.N. Oil-for-Food program began in 1996 to help Iraqis who were suffering under sanctions imposed following the first Gulf War.

The program allowed Iraq to sell limited amounts of oil, under supposedly tight U.N. supervision, to finance the purchase of much-needed humanitarian goods.

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Monday, April 12, 2004

Iraq Hostages Released ... What About Those Japanese, Anyway?

Forget that The Koran specifically prohibits punishing innocent people for the crimes of another ... terrorists are terrorists no matter what tome they read. It just so happens that Islam creates a lot more terrorists than anyone else in the universe. This time the terrorists realized they have nothing to gain and even more to lose so they released nine hostages of British, Turk, Pakistani, Nepalese, Filipino and Indian nationalities. That's right, Muslims in there too.

Now, al Jazeera is always complicit in these crimes. There is no greater mouthpiece for terrorism than Al Jazeera and their complete willingness to give any murderous radical publicity. But Iraqi terrorists quickly figured out that they couldn't really set anyone on fire ... that would be worse than bad. So they had to let them go.

But what about that pesky Japanese thing? We had tearful families insisting all Japanese soldiers be brought home to appease the terrorists. Heck, the terrorists should have blown up some stuff just before the election like they did in Spain ( and, as an aside, does al Qaeda's insistence they they are attacking because of Hussein dispel any doubts that al Qaeda and Hussein were in cahoots, or will liberal activists continue to insist they have nothing to do with each other? ) ... but I remain skeptical that this was a kidnapping at all.

Combine Al Jazeera with a Japanese anti-war activist, some other Japanese un-specified Non-Government Organization worker ( read: whatever you want, but probably activist ) and a Japanese reporter ... and I smell a rat. Especially because the deadline to set them on fire has come and gone.

It would be truly horrid if this turned out to be true but a healthy skepticism is warranted here. Like the terrorists they support, radical activists who fly to a war zone are unbalanced enough to fabricate this.

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