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Old 12-30-2012, 09:37 AM   #81
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Presumably, but isn't that the role of a responsible leader of the free world.. to filter out facts from fiction..?



Not this one -

That's not Obama
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:51 AM   #82
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:52 AM   #83
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Saddam bragged on several occasions that he had WMD's. He did it to intimidate Iran because he knew he could not win against them in a conventional war. It was a bluff that went the wrong way.
He did a lot more than brag about them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halabja_poison_gas_attack
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:36 AM   #84
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He had nukes! He MOVED them before we got there!

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:20 PM   #85
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He had nukes! He MOVED them before we got there!

Texans will defend their number one cowboy to the death.
For your information a weapon of mass destruction is not just nuclear devices, WMDs also refer to biological and chemical weapons. We know Saddam had the latter, so Saddam did have WMDs...
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:05 PM   #86
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For your information a weapon of mass destruction is not just nuclear devices, WMDs also refer to biological and chemical weapons. We know Saddam had the latter, so Saddam did have WMDs...
BushCo sold us nukes and mushroom clouds.

Where are they?
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:06 PM   #87
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Pretty much every press event, congressional testimony, briefing, statement and opinion by Bush and his cronies in the lead on, errr, lead up to the Iraq War. Bush's "smoking gun in the form of a mushroom cloud" pretty much encapsulated his justification to go to war, i.e., a supposed imminent nuclear threat.

Of course, we now know, and Bush himself was compelled by the facts to concede, that there were no nukes, not a one, nor even a significant nuke program. Had there been one, after Bush's desperate post-invasion scouring of Iraq, he and every Neo-Con partisan would have shouted that from every rooftop.

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Seriously?
Never mind. I totally misread that last night, and now I can't even figure out what I read it as that made me want you to cite a source. Sucks to get old.

Please disperse, nothing to see here, carry on.
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May I politely remind everyone that Obama might have taken a vacation but he and the Senate worked through the day and the night to get something out for Congress to review before midnight, while Congress had long broken up. In fact, Boehner and Co. are still sitting on their hands as we speak..
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I'm actually impressed at how much they have accomplished over the past few days. Now it's time to talk budget cuts.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:51 PM   #94
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I'm actually impressed at how much they have accomplished over the past few days. Now it's time to talk budget cuts.
Looks like the morons in Washington finally got something together to avoid immediate paycheck deductions starting today.

Now the real debate on the debt ceiling starts..

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I'm actually impressed at how much they have accomplished over the past few days. Now it's time to talk budget cuts.
I'm not impressed. Those assholes knew this was coming since 2011 when the gang of 12 failed. They ignored the problem up until the last minute and rammed through a pile of sh!t that doesn't address even half of the problem they knew was upon us.

They suck. All of them. But they did manage to take care of pay increases for themselves in 2013. They made sure to take care of that little problem with no delays.
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I'm not impressed. Those assholes knew this was coming since 2011 when the gang of 12 failed. They ignored the problem up until the last minute and rammed through a pile of sh!t that doesn't address even half of the problem they knew was upon us.

They suck. All of them. But they did manage to take care of pay increases for themselves in 2013. They made sure to take care of that little problem with no delays.
I tend to agree. They delayed the inevitable, yet again, by kicking the can down the road.
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The fact that congress can't get anything done on matters that pertain directly to the citizens they represent makes me a little more confident that they will never pass any kind of meaningful gun control law.

But it is pretty sad how ineffective congress as a whole has become. It used to be a joke about politicians not being able to do things, now, unfortunately, it's reality.
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I'm not impressed. Those assholes knew this was coming since 2011 when the gang of 12 failed. They ignored the problem up until the last minute and rammed through a pile of sh!t that doesn't address even half of the problem they knew was upon us.

They suck. All of them. But they did manage to take care of pay increases for themselves in 2013. They made sure to take care of that little problem with no delays.
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The fact that congress can't get anything done on matters that pertain directly to the citizens they represent makes me a little more confident that they will never pass any kind of meaningful gun control law.

But it is pretty sad how ineffective congress as a whole has become. It used to be a joke about politicians not being able to do things, now, unfortunately, it's reality.
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I was impressed at how they tried to work together but pissed off at the fact they waited until the last moment and then quickly hashed something temporarily together. It's like half assing a paper at the last minute and expecting to get an A.
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I'm not impressed. Those assholes knew this was coming since 2011 when the gang of 12 failed. They ignored the problem up until the last minute and rammed through a pile of sh!t that doesn't address even half of the problem they knew was upon us.

They suck. All of them.
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