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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

General Discussion: MISLEADING AND INACCURATE STATEMENTS MADE BY PRESIDENT BUSH

19600745, Misleading and Inaccurate Public Statements Compiled from Public Sources
Posted by IChing on Tues Aug-22-06

You want ammo on proviing this lying sack of shit is a liar well here you go.

Bush on chemical weapons:

1. "We recently found two mobile biological weapons facilities which were capable of producing biological agents."
Source: President Talks to Troops in Qatar, White House (6/5/2003).

Explanation: This statement was misleading because it claimed the purpose of the trailers was to produce biological weapons without disclosing that engineers from the Defense Intelligence agency who examined the trailers conducted that they were most likely used to produce hydrogen for artillery weather balloons.

2. "Here's what---we've discovered a weapons system, biological labs, that Iraq denied she had, and labs that were prohibited under the U.S. resolutions."
Source: President Bush, Russian President Putin Sign Treaty of Moscow, White House (6/1/2003)

Explanation: This statement was misleading because it claimed the purpose of the trailers was to produce biological weapons without disclosing that engineers from the Defense Intelligence Agency who examined the trailers concluded that they were most likely used to produce hydrogen for artillery weather balloons.

3. "We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories. You remember when Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said, Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological weapons. They're illegal. They're against the United Nations resolutions, and we've so far discovered two. And we'll find more weapons as time goes by. But for those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they're wrong, we fouind them."
Source: Interview of the President by TVP, Poland, White House (5/29/2003)

Explanation: Same as above

President George W. Bush on Al-Qaeda:

4. "The battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror than began on September the 11, 2001---and still goes on. That terrible morning, 19 evil men---the shock troops of a hateful ideology---gave America and the civilized world a glimpse of their ambitions. They imagined, in the words of one terrorist, that September the 11th would be the 'beginning of the end of America.' By seeking to turn our cities into killing fields, terrorists and their allies believed that they could destroy this nation's resolve, and force our retreat from the world. They have failed."
Source: President Bush announces Major Combat Operations in Iraq Have Ended, White House (5/1/2003)

Explanation: This statement was misleading because by referencing the September 11 attacks in conjunction with discussion of the war on terror in Iraq, it left the impression that Iraq was connected to September 11. In fact, President Bush himself in September 2003 acknowledged that "We've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was invoved with the September the 11th."

President George W. Bush on Nuclear Capabilities:

5. "Our intelligence sources tell us that he has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes suitable for nuclear weapons production."
Source: President Delivers "State of the Union," White House (1/28/2003).

Explanation: This statement was misleading because it suggested that Iraq sought aluminum tubes for use in its nuclear program, failing to mention that the government's most experienced technical experts at the U.S. Dept of Energy concluded that the tubes were "poorly suited" for this purpose.

6. "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."
Source: President Delivers "State of the Union," White House (1/28/2003)

Explanation: This statement was misleading because it suggested that Iraq sought uranium from Africa despite the fact that the CIA expressed doubts about the credibility of this claim in two memos to the White House, including one addressed to National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice. CIA Director George Tenet also warned against using the claim in a telephone call to Ms. Rice's deputy. In addition, the statement fails to mention that State Dept. Intelligence officials also concluded that this claim was "highly dubious."

7. "The report also failed to deal with issues which have arisen since 1998, including: ....attempts to acquire uranium and the means to enrich it."
Source: Letter to Cheney/Senate, White House (1/20/2003)

Explanation: Same as above

8. "Iraq has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes and other equipment needed for gas centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons."
Source: President Bush Outlines Iraqi Threat; Remarks by the President on Iraq, White House (10/7/2002)

Explanation: Same as No. 5.

9. "If the Iraq regime is able to produce, buy, or steal an amount of highly enriched uranium a little larger than a single softball, it could have a nuclear weapon in less than one year."
Source: President Bush Outlines Iraqi Threat; Remarks by the President on Iraq, White House (10/7/2002)

Explanation: This statement was misleading because it failed to provide the context that the U.S. intelligence community believed that Iraq probably would not be able to make a nuclear weapon until near the end of the decade.

10. "Knowing these realities, America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof---the smoking gun---that could come in the formation of a mushroom cloud."
Source: President Bush Outlines Iraqi Threat; Remarks by the President on Iraq, White House (10/7/2002)

Explanation: This statement was misleading because it starkly evoked a threat of Iraq detonating a nuclear bomb when there was a deep division in the intelligence community on the issue of whether Iraq was actively pursuing its nuclear program.

And the biggest truth he told

"You don't get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier."
Describing what it's like tobe governor of Texas.
(Governing Magazine 7/98)

---From Paul Begala's "Is Our Children Learning?"

"I told all four that there are going to be some times where we don't agree with each other, but that's OK. If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."

---CNN.com, December 18, 2000

"A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it," he said.

---Business Week, July 30



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