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Post by Jim » Wed, 26 Mar 2003 06:22:59


March 24, 2003
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President's Radio Address, 3/22/03

"Good morning. American and coalition forces have begun a concerted
campaign against the regime of Saddam Hussein. In this war, our
coalition is broad, more than 40 countries from across the globe. Our
cause is just, the security of the nations we serve and the peace of the
world. And our mission is clear, to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass
destruction, to end Saddam Hussein's support for terrorism, and to free
the Iraqi people.

"The future of peace and the hopes of the Iraqi people now depend on our
fighting forces in the Middle East. They are conducting themselves in
the highest traditions of the American military. They are doing their
job with skill and bravery, and with the finest of allies beside them.
At every stage of this conflict the world will see both the power of our
military, and the honorable and decent spirit of the men and women who
serve.

"In this conflict, American and coalition forces face enemies who have
no regard for the conventions of war or rules of morality. Iraqi
officials have placed troops and equipment in civilian areas, attempting
to use innocent men, women and children as shields for the dictator's
army. I want Americans and all the world to know that coalition forces
will make every effort to spare innocent civilians from harm.

"A campaign on harsh terrain in a vast country could be longer and more
difficult than some have predicted. And helping Iraqis achieve a united,
stable, and free country will require our sustained commitment. Yet,
whatever is required of us, we will carry out all the duties we have
accepted.

"Across America this weekend, the families of our military are praying
that our men and women will return safely and soon. Millions of
Americans are praying with them for the safety of their loved ones and
for the protection of all the innocent. Our entire nation appreciates
the sacrifices made by military families, and many citizens who live
near military families are showing their support in practical ways, such
as by helping with child care, or home repairs. All families with loved
ones serving in this war can know this: Our forces will be coming home
as soon as their work is done.

"Our nation entered this conflict reluctantly, yet with a clear and firm
purpose. The people of the United States and our friends and allies will
not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with
weapons of mass ***. Now that conflict has come, the only way to
limit its duration is to apply decisive force. This will not be a
campaign of
half-measures. It is a fight for the security of our nation and the
peace of the world, and we
will accept no outcome but victory.

"Thank you for listening."

President George W. Bush
March 22nd, 2003

Additional Resources

Countries in the Coalition of the Willing

     * in 1991: 38 Countries
     * in 2003: 42 Countries
       More.

Key Points From The President's Remarks On Iraq, 3-17-03

Events in Iraq have now reached the final days of decision. Peaceful
efforts to disarm the Iraqi regime have failed because we are not
dealing with peaceful men.

The Iraqi regime continues to conceal some of the most lethal weapons
ever devised. It has used weapons of mass destruction. It has a history
of reckless aggression and a deep hatred for America and our friends.
And it has aided terrorists, including al-Qaida. Using chemical,
biological, or one day, nuclear weapons, obtained with the help of Iraq,
terrorists could kill thousands, or more. More.

What The Nation's Editorial Boards Are Saying...
The war that has now begun stands to end the single greatest threat to
peace in the Middle East; it will help establish that rogue states will
not be allowed to stockpile chemical, biological or nuclear weapons in
defiance of the international community. It will also free the
long-suffering Iraqi people, who have endured one of the cruelest and
most ***ous dictatorships of the past half-century. The days and
weeks ahead may be difficult, and the costs high, both for Americans and
for Iraqis. But the reward, if America and its allies can sustain their
commitment, will also be great: the end of a despot who has haunted a
people, and the world, far too long. (The Washington Post, 3/20/03)
Democracies are indeed slow to make war, for which we can all be
grateful. But when threatened and well led, they can unite and mobilize
into an astonishingly powerful force. The dedication of volunteers
fighting for their way of life will always overwhelm the motivation of
conscripts enlisted to die for, say, a dictator and his two sons. (The
Wall Street Journal, 3/20/03)
President Bush has given the necessary orders and committed our planes,
our ships and, most importantly, our servicemen and servicewomen to the
task of disarming Iraq, where cruel strongman Saddam Hussein has
terrorized his own people and mocked demands that he divulge and destroy
his weapons of mass destruction. (The Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, WV),
3/20/03)
Despite such perils, the United States and its allies were right to
reject delay or inaction as options in dealing with Iraq. Left to
develop and stockpile an illegal arsenal, Saddam could have attacked his
neighbors again, seized control of the Persian Gulf's oil supply, or
armed international terrorists. The growing coalition in support of the
United States reflects the realization that the world will be a better,
safer place after Iraq's dictator and his weapons are gone. Moderate
Arab countries, in particular, have much to gain from a peaceful, stable
Iraq. (Orlando Sentinel, 3/20/03)
The war in Iraq is reasserting American military superiority, and our
postwar commitments in Iraq and beyond should reassert our democratic
ideals. (St. Petersburg Times (FL), 3/20/03)
This country does not enter Iraq with territorial ambitions. It does not
seek to occupy and enslave. It seeks to protect itself and to free
innocent Iraqis who have for more than two decades been subjected to the
oppression and tyranny of Saddam Hussein. (Las Vegas Review-Journal,
3/20/03)
President Bush said the United States has only honorable goals for Iraq.
We will show our resolve by supporting honorable goals. Anything else is
not acceptable for this nation that is resolved to hold up the torch of
liberty and opportunity, self determination and self government.
(Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN), 3/20/03)
Iraq's dictator - a killer of ghastly proportions, friend of terrorists,
threat to the security of the United States and the world - is now the
pursued. He must never be allowed to threaten his citizens, his
neighbors or the world again. (The Indianapolis Star, 3/20/03)
No war is without both disasters and heroism. That likely will be true
this time, too. But when it ends, Iraq must be disarmed, free of
Hussein's reign of terror and on its way, with the rest of the Arab
world, to a future of freedom. Those are goals Americans can support.
(The Kansas City Star, 3/20/03)
While war is always a dangerous undertaking, it is, in this case, the
best of the bad alternatives. Twelve years of trying - and failing - to
do the job peacefully testify to the uselessness of options short of
force. (USA Today, 3/19/03)
Saddam's attempts to develop chemical, biological and nuclear weapons
pose a clear and immediate terror threat to the United States. His
statement days ago that he would take the war beyond Iraq's borders
confirms his willingness and desire to do just such a thing. The
existence of this threat makes a U.S.-led attack on Iraq just and legal,
and the president is right to pursue this path at this time. (Portland
Press Herald (Maine), 3/19/03)
By any reasonable measure, the U.S. has given Hussein every diplomatic
opportunity to abandon his maniacal course...Given the circumstances,
the president was right to abandon that fruitless course this week. And
so the road to peace must start with war.
(Freeport (IL) Journal-Standard, 3/19/03)
This is no Western, Jewish, anti-Muslim fight. It is a fight
precipitated by the dictator of Iraq and his relentless state
sponsorship of terrorism. (Baton Rouge Advocate, 3/19/03)
He wants to keep playing games - delay, obfuscate, evade - until he has
accumulated a substantial arsenal. Then, his record shows, he'll use it,
either for blackmail or for mass ***. He'll use it against his own
people, his neighbors - or us. And no responsible American president -
especially after the 9-11 attacks - can let Saddam follow this course.
(The Annapolis Capital (MD), 3/19/03)
Everyone fears the horrors of war. But sometimes war is necessary to
save more lives than would be lost without it. The Iraq crisis is just
such a case. "Peace" with Saddam has been ***y. (Providence Journal,
3/18/03)
The truth is, the world must have the courage to use force if necessary
-- and it has become necessary in this case -- to divorce the dictator,
Saddam Hussein, from those weapons. (The Augusta Chronicle, 3/18/03)
In the end, we found ourselves forced to conclude that there are no good
choices before us. But the worst choice would be to deny that Sept. 11
ever happened. It did happen, and it has changed forever the way this
country views threats to its security. That view is reinforced by the
lessons of history -- lessons that have shown, time and again, that
doing nothing in the face of a growing threat is to set the stage for
disaster in the future. (Albany (NY) Times-Union, 3/18/03)
"The United Nations Security Council has not lived up to its
responsibilities, so we will rise to ours." With those momentous words,
President Bush signaled Monday what a significant majority of Americans
had already concluded on their own. The months-long drama involving the
U.N. had run its course, and there was no point in trying to persuade
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Makes me want to gag

Post by NOYB » Wed, 26 Mar 2003 07:48:10

Please elaborate, Jim.  What makes you want to gag?
Quote:

> March 24, 2003
> Lost your password? Have it emailed to you

> President's Radio Address, 3/22/03

> "Good morning. American and coalition forces have begun a concerted
> campaign against the regime of Saddam Hussein. In this war, our
> coalition is broad, more than 40 countries from across the globe. Our
> cause is just, the security of the nations we serve and the peace of the
> world. And our mission is clear, to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass
> destruction, to end Saddam Hussein's support for terrorism, and to free
> the Iraqi people.

> "The future of peace and the hopes of the Iraqi people now depend on our
> fighting forces in the Middle East. They are conducting themselves in
> the highest traditions of the American military. They are doing their
> job with skill and bravery, and with the finest of allies beside them.
> At every stage of this conflict the world will see both the power of our
> military, and the honorable and decent spirit of the men and women who
> serve.

> "In this conflict, American and coalition forces face enemies who have
> no regard for the conventions of war or rules of morality. Iraqi
> officials have placed troops and equipment in civilian areas, attempting
> to use innocent men, women and children as shields for the dictator's
> army. I want Americans and all the world to know that coalition forces
> will make every effort to spare innocent civilians from harm.

> "A campaign on harsh terrain in a vast country could be longer and more
> difficult than some have predicted. And helping Iraqis achieve a united,
> stable, and free country will require our sustained commitment. Yet,
> whatever is required of us, we will carry out all the duties we have
> accepted.

> "Across America this weekend, the families of our military are praying
> that our men and women will return safely and soon. Millions of
> Americans are praying with them for the safety of their loved ones and
> for the protection of all the innocent. Our entire nation appreciates
> the sacrifices made by military families, and many citizens who live
> near military families are showing their support in practical ways, such
> as by helping with child care, or home repairs. All families with loved
> ones serving in this war can know this: Our forces will be coming home
> as soon as their work is done.

> "Our nation entered this conflict reluctantly, yet with a clear and firm
> purpose. The people of the United States and our friends and allies will
> not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with
> weapons of mass ***. Now that conflict has come, the only way to
> limit its duration is to apply decisive force. This will not be a
> campaign of
> half-measures. It is a fight for the security of our nation and the
> peace of the world, and we
> will accept no outcome but victory.

> "Thank you for listening."

> President George W. Bush
> March 22nd, 2003

> Additional Resources

> Countries in the Coalition of the Willing

>      * in 1991: 38 Countries
>      * in 2003: 42 Countries
>        More.

> Key Points From The President's Remarks On Iraq, 3-17-03

> Events in Iraq have now reached the final days of decision. Peaceful
> efforts to disarm the Iraqi regime have failed because we are not
> dealing with peaceful men.

> The Iraqi regime continues to conceal some of the most lethal weapons
> ever devised. It has used weapons of mass destruction. It has a history
> of reckless aggression and a deep hatred for America and our friends.
> And it has aided terrorists, including al-Qaida. Using chemical,
> biological, or one day, nuclear weapons, obtained with the help of Iraq,
> terrorists could kill thousands, or more. More.

> What The Nation's Editorial Boards Are Saying...
> The war that has now begun stands to end the single greatest threat to
> peace in the Middle East; it will help establish that rogue states will
> not be allowed to stockpile chemical, biological or nuclear weapons in
> defiance of the international community. It will also free the
> long-suffering Iraqi people, who have endured one of the cruelest and
> most ***ous dictatorships of the past half-century. The days and
> weeks ahead may be difficult, and the costs high, both for Americans and
> for Iraqis. But the reward, if America and its allies can sustain their
> commitment, will also be great: the end of a despot who has haunted a
> people, and the world, far too long. (The Washington Post, 3/20/03)
> Democracies are indeed slow to make war, for which we can all be
> grateful. But when threatened and well led, they can unite and mobilize
> into an astonishingly powerful force. The dedication of volunteers
> fighting for their way of life will always overwhelm the motivation of
> conscripts enlisted to die for, say, a dictator and his two sons. (The
> Wall Street Journal, 3/20/03)
> President Bush has given the necessary orders and committed our planes,
> our ships and, most importantly, our servicemen and servicewomen to the
> task of disarming Iraq, where cruel strongman Saddam Hussein has
> terrorized his own people and mocked demands that he divulge and destroy
> his weapons of mass destruction. (The Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, WV),
> 3/20/03)
> Despite such perils, the United States and its allies were right to
> reject delay or inaction as options in dealing with Iraq. Left to
> develop and stockpile an illegal arsenal, Saddam could have attacked his
> neighbors again, seized control of the Persian Gulf's oil supply, or
> armed international terrorists. The growing coalition in support of the
> United States reflects the realization that the world will be a better,
> safer place after Iraq's dictator and his weapons are gone. Moderate
> Arab countries, in particular, have much to gain from a peaceful, stable
> Iraq. (Orlando Sentinel, 3/20/03)
> The war in Iraq is reasserting American military superiority, and our
> postwar commitments in Iraq and beyond should reassert our democratic
> ideals. (St. Petersburg Times (FL), 3/20/03)
> This country does not enter Iraq with territorial ambitions. It does not
> seek to occupy and enslave. It seeks to protect itself and to free
> innocent Iraqis who have for more than two decades been subjected to the
> oppression and tyranny of Saddam Hussein. (Las Vegas Review-Journal,
> 3/20/03)
> President Bush said the United States has only honorable goals for Iraq.
> We will show our resolve by supporting honorable goals. Anything else is
> not acceptable for this nation that is resolved to hold up the torch of
> liberty and opportunity, self determination and self government.
> (Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN), 3/20/03)
> Iraq's dictator - a killer of ghastly proportions, friend of terrorists,
> threat to the security of the United States and the world - is now the
> pursued. He must never be allowed to threaten his citizens, his
> neighbors or the world again. (The Indianapolis Star, 3/20/03)
> No war is without both disasters and heroism. That likely will be true
> this time, too. But when it ends, Iraq must be disarmed, free of
> Hussein's reign of terror and on its way, with the rest of the Arab
> world, to a future of freedom. Those are goals Americans can support.
> (The Kansas City Star, 3/20/03)
> While war is always a dangerous undertaking, it is, in this case, the
> best of the bad alternatives. Twelve years of trying - and failing - to
> do the job peacefully testify to the uselessness of options short of
> force. (USA Today, 3/19/03)
> Saddam's attempts to develop chemical, biological and nuclear weapons
> pose a clear and immediate terror threat to the United States. His
> statement days ago that he would take the war beyond Iraq's borders
> confirms his willingness and desire to do just such a thing. The
> existence of this threat makes a U.S.-led attack on Iraq just and legal,
> and the president is right to pursue this path at this time. (Portland
> Press Herald (Maine), 3/19/03)
> By any reasonable measure, the U.S. has given Hussein every diplomatic
> opportunity to abandon his maniacal course...Given the circumstances,
> the president was right to abandon that fruitless course this week. And
> so the road to peace must start with war.
> (Freeport (IL) Journal-Standard, 3/19/03)
> This is no Western, Jewish, anti-Muslim fight. It is a fight
> precipitated by the dictator of Iraq and his relentless state
> sponsorship of terrorism. (Baton Rouge Advocate, 3/19/03)
> He wants to keep playing games - delay, obfuscate, evade - until he has
> accumulated a substantial arsenal. Then, his record shows, he'll use it,
> either for blackmail or for mass ***. He'll use it against his own
> people, his neighbors - or us. And no responsible American president -
> especially after the 9-11 attacks - can let Saddam follow this course.
> (The Annapolis Capital (MD), 3/19/03)
> Everyone fears the horrors of war. But sometimes war is necessary to
> save more lives than would be lost without it. The Iraq crisis is just
> such a case. "Peace" with Saddam has been ***y. (Providence Journal,
> 3/18/03)
> The truth is, the world must have the courage to use force if necessary
> -- and it has become necessary in this case -- to divorce the dictator,
> Saddam Hussein, from those weapons. (The Augusta Chronicle, 3/18/03)
> In the end, we found ourselves forced to conclude that there are no good
> choices before us. But the worst choice would be to deny that Sept. 11
> ever happened. It did happen, and it has changed forever the way this
> country views threats to its security. That view is reinforced by the
> lessons of history -- lessons that have shown, time and again, that
> doing nothing in the face of a growing threat is to set the stage for
> disaster in the future. (Albany (NY) Times-Union, 3/18/03)
> "The United

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Makes me want to gag

Post by Jim » Wed, 26 Mar 2003 08:18:04

The following
"more than 40 countries from across the globe" <Most of which he
probably couldn't find on a map>

The future of peace and the hopes of the Iraqi people now depend on our
fighting forces in the Middle East"  <If we don't kill them first>

"I want Americans and all the world to know that coalition forces
 >>will make every effort to spare innocent civilians from harm"
<Following our "shock and awe" bombing>

"Our nation entered this conflict reluctantly"  <Having planned it since
the mid 80s>

"Countries in the Coalition of the Willing
 >>
 >>     * in 1991: 38 Countries
 >>     * in 2003: 42 Countries
 >>       More.

<GREAT countrys like Latvia Uganda, and others who we bought>

"Events in Iraq have now reached the final days of decision. Peaceful
 >>efforts to disarm the Iraqi regime have failed because we are not
 >>dealing with peaceful men."  <ANd now WE are an agressor Nation>

"The Iraqi regime continues to conceal some of the most lethal weapons
 >>ever devised. It has used weapons of mass destruction. It has a history
 >>of reckless aggression and a deep hatred for America and our friends.
 >>And it has aided terrorists, including al-Qaida. Using chemical,
 >>biological, or one day, nuclear weapons, obtained with the help of Iraq,
 >>terrorists could kill thousands, or more."
<Yet to be proven>

What The Nation's Editorial Boards Are Saying...
"it will help establish that rogue states will
 >>not be allowed to stockpile chemical, biological or nuclear weapons in
 >>defiance of the international community."  <Like the US>

Despite such perils, the United States and its allies were right to
 >>reject delay or inaction as options in dealing with Iraq. Left to
 >>develop and stockpile an illegal arsenal, Saddam could have attacked his
 >>neighbors again,
*********************************************
seized control of the Persian Gulf's oil supply,
**********************************************
<The real reason for the war>

"But the worst choice would be to deny that Sept. 11
 >>ever happened. It did happen, and it has changed forever the way this
 >>country views threats to its security"
<Again with the Liw that it was Iraq>

"Bush left no doubt that, in the end, he is acting within the legitimate
 >>parameters set forth by the United Nations itself"

<Bush is acting in DEFIANCE of the UN>

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> Please elaborate, Jim.  What makes you want to gag?

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Makes me want to gag

Post by Jim » Wed, 26 Mar 2003 11:15:34

the password is for additional GOP crap, that they think I'll pass on to
my "team"

Some time ago (For reasons I don't understand) I was invited to be a
Team Leader for the GOP.  Curious as to what that was, I agreed to look
at their propaganda.  Talk about spin -- Reagan is a saint, Bush 1 is a
hero, Bush 2 is a saint in waiting.  All is right with the world (or
will be when the GOP assumes full control)

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>>March 24, 2003
>>Lost your password? Have it emailed to you

>>President's Radio Address, 3/22/03

> You're a waste of bandwith, Jim.

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