Weapons of Mass Destruction
It is still possible that the same troops that tracked down Saddam Hussein, may someday find another leanto, concealing another hole in the ground and find a few dozen or so starving, unshaven, Iraqi scientist and along with them those so far undiscovered Weapons of Mass Destruction
. Even thought it appears highly unlikely, it could
So, the question that remains unanswered is , was there ever any real evidence of these weapons to begin with? The primary argument for going to war was "Saddam Hussein either already has or has access to WMD's and won't think twice about using them...". Yes, there were other reasons, massive human rights violations, the suspicision that Saddam was in bed with Osama Bin Laden and his merry band of international terrorist. But, this is not the argument that the current administration chose to employ.
Based on these facts one can ask the question, did they lie to us, or were they mistaken? While it may seem that the former of the two would be the worst case, in my opinion it is the ladder that is most frightening. Being lied to by ones Government is not that big of a surprise. Governments lie, politicians lie. Yes, even Presidents lie, and probably more often than you think, they are lied to. Not a big shocker there.
What truly concerns me is the possibility that they were mistaken. How could the most highly regarded intelligence organization in the world be so badly mistaken? We have the best experts, the best technology, the best military, the best of the best. How did they get this so wrong? Not just wrong but deadly wrong. So far nothing of any significance has been found. No major chemical labs. No storage of deadly weapons. Lots of mass graves but none of them contain weapons or chemicals. Yes there have been a few minor discoveries but nothing that would substantiate claims of WMD's. Not even close. And this
worries me. A lot.
Is it any wonder that there was not so much as a hint in the air of a terrorist attact such as occurred on 9/11? What? You say there was? Now, I'm really worried. Because I don't feel one bit safer than I did September 10th, 2001. In fact I feel less safe. Why? Because if they did know
about the possibility of a terrorist attact and did nothing to warn Americans (especially those in large cities and those who worked in high rise buildings), and they got it all wrong about WMD's in Iraq. Then what does that say about our intelligence community? Who do we trust now? Inquiring minds want to know.
From Sam over at Cry Me A River
Hate Me If You Wish
I believe the money I make belongs to me and my
family, not some government stooge with a bad
comb-over who wants to give it away to crack addicts
for squirting out babies.
I believe they are called the Boy Scouts for a reason,
that is why there are no girls allowed. Girls belong
in the Girl Scouts!
I think that if you feel homosexuality is wrong, it
is not a phobia, it is an opinion, whether it's a good one or not.
I don't think being a minority makes you a victim of anything
The only things I can think of that are truly
discriminatory are things like the United Negro
College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment
Television, and Miss Black America. Try to have
things like the United Caucasian College Fund, Cloud
Magazine, White Entertainment Television, or Miss
White America; and see what happens. Jesse Jackson
will be knocking down your door.
I have the right "NOT" to be tolerant of others
because they are different, weird, or tick me off.
When 70% of the people who get arrested are black, in
cities where 70% off the population is black, that is
not racial profiling, it is the Law of Probability.
I know what sex is, and there are not varying degrees
of it. If I received sex from one of my subordinates
in my office, it wouldn't be a private matter or my
personal business. I would be "FIRED"
I believe that if you are selling me a milk shake, a
pack of cigarettes, a newspaper or a hotel room, you
must do it in English! As a matter of fact, if you
want to be an American citizen, you should have to
My father and grandfather didn't die in vain so you
can leave the countries you were born in to come over
and disrespect ours.
I think the police should have every right to shoot
your sorry self if you threaten them after they tell
you to stop. If you can't understand the word
"freeze" or "stop" in English, see the above lines.
I feel much safer letting a machine with no political
affiliation recount votes when needed. I know what
the definition of lying is.
I don't think just because you were not born in this
country, you are qualified for any special loan
programs, government sponsored bank loans or tax
breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee shop,
trinket store, or any other business.
We did not go to the aid of certain foreign countries
and risk our lives in wars to defend their freedoms,
so that decades later they could come over here and
tell us our constitution is a living document; and
open to their interpretations.
I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor. I
know pro wrestling is fake, but so are movies and
television. That doesn't stop you from
I believe a self-righteous liberal or conservative
with a cause is more dangerous than a Hell's Angel
with an attitude.
I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every
penny he made and continue to make more. If it ticks
you off, go and invent the next operating system
that's better, and put your name on the building.
Ask your buddy that invented the Internet to help you.
It doesn't take a whole village to raise a child
right, but it does take a parent to stand up to the
kid; and smack their little behinds when necessary,
and say "NO!"
I think tattoos and piercing are fine if you want
them, but please don't pretend they are a political
statement. And, please, stay home until that new lip
ring heals. I don't want to look at your ugly
infected mouth as you serve me French Fries!
I am sick of "Political Correctness." I know a lot of
black people, and not a single one of them was born in
Africa; so how can they be "African-Americans"?
Besides, Africa is a continent. I don't go
around saying I am a European-American because my
great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather
was from Europe. I am proud to be from America and
And if you don't like my point of view,
why the hell are you here reading this, dumbass?
No, Andy Rooney did not say this, for those of you who have received the forward as well.
I have to say, I agree with most every thing said here.
Here are a few things I'd like to add...
I don't think that the men and women who serve our country in the military should not have to rely on food stamps to feed their families.
I don't think politicians should be some of the highest paid people in this country.
I think that CEO's who pillage, steal and squander the profits of large corperations should be sent to jail. Everything they own should be seized, sold and the profits divided among the people they robbed.
I don't think the families of the victims of 9/11 should be compensated for their loss any more than the families of any other victims of acts of terrorism. Their loss is no greater or of no more importance than anyone who has lost a family member in the war being waged by terrorist. Enough already
This said, I suspect that if most people took the time to actually listen to each other, Democrats, Republicans and Independents would discover they have a lot more in common than they realize.