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by rshill7
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Letters To Ed :-)

"We've been duped by the Republicans. Kentucky Sen. and minority leader Mitch McConnell in a news conference one day after the election, stated that the single and sole goal of the GOP over the next two years is: to make Barack Obama a single term president. What an arrogant and obnoxious goal and statement. There agenda before the election was to get votes by promising that there first goals were jobs, the economy and health care reform. It seems their goal is to grab power, not to do things for the people that are in need of jobs and or unemployment pay, health care for those that don't have it, and the people losing their homes. This is the same party that wanted the auto plants and their suppliers to go out of business. We are just coming back from what they did to this country, and now we have them back to do the same things to our country again. What a mess the next two years is going to bring to this country. Talk about partisanship." Carl D. Leow Rogers Cit

 
 

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amos57usa

Attention judges, law enforcement, Sunrise Centre and any organization involved in sorting religious people out for drug treatment while others get jail. You may cost Alpena county millions if you continue using religion favoritism. There will be no hiding behind bait and switch 'higher power' frauds. The gods are dying. Prepare for it.

Posted 9 days ago.

amos57usa

In the early 90's Alpena had to stop sentencing people to AA meetings because of it's 'higher power' religiosity etc. A drug user in California just won $two million because he wasn't religious enough for their drug program and sat in jail instead.

Posted 9 days ago.

Again, it has been my pleasure to make a complete fool of RS.

Posted 9 days ago.

The one constant about RS is he thinks no one will check out his posts. Let's go to FactCheck(dot)org:

"But this particular stock of uranium was not recently discovered — and it was no secret. It had been stored in sealed containers, since before the first Gulf War, according to the AP. Saddam Hussein was forced to allow United Nations inspectors into Iraq in 1991, as part of the cease-fire that ended the first Gulf War. The U.N. Security Council’s agreement required Hussein to dismantle Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, in exchange for lifting the 1990 economic sanctions imposed on Iraq. The inspectors monitored Iraq’s disarmament, and later guarded this uranium. More recently, U.S. and Iraqi forces have been guarding it, since Iraqis looted the site after Hussein’s fall from power."

Tuwaitha wasn’t under the radar, either. Israel bombed the facility in 1981, destroying its nuclear reactor. The U.S. also bombed the site during the Gulf War in 1991.

Posted 9 days ago.

EL Diablo!

Posted 9 days ago.

“It can be used as a feed material for nuclear weapons if a country has access to the necessary fuel technology.”

They didn't.

Posted 9 days ago.

rshill7

“It can be used as a feed material for nuclear weapons if a country has access to the necessary fuel technology.” The cost of the transfer was $70 million, and the government of Iraq will reimburse the United States for a portion of the cost, Whitman said.

Posted 10 days ago.

rshill7

Officials transferred the uranium by convoy from Tuwaitha nuclear research facility to a secure location in Baghdad’s International Zone, Whitman said. The ore was in 110 shipping containers. The shipping containers were placed aboard Air Force C-17 Globemaster III airlifters and taken to an intermediate location. It took 37 sorties to transfer the yellowcake.

At the intermediate location -- which Whitman could not name -- the ore was loaded aboard the SS Gopher State, a Military Sealift Command ship, which took it to Montreal.

“This was material that was discovered when we initially went in to Tuwaitha,” Whitman said. “It was under the control of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency since that time.” Whitman stressed that yellowcake is not of direct use in a nuclear weapon. “It is a commodity that is traded routinely in the global nuclear energy sector,” he said.

Posted 10 days ago.

rshill7

updated 6:10 p.m. EDT, Mon July 7, 2008

"500 tons of uranium shipped from Iraq, Pentagon says"CNN

Defense Personnel Transport Uranium Ore Out of Iraq

By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, July 7, 2008 – Defense personnel have completed the transfer of 550 metric tons of Iraqi uranium ore to Canada, Defense officials said here today.

The Iraqi government asked the United States to help transfer the yellowcake -- as the ore is known -- from Tuwaitha Nuclear Research Center near Baghdad to its buyer in Canada, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said today.

The military dubbed the movement Operation McCall, and it ended July 5. DoD’s portion of the operation involved the transfer of the ore.

Yellowcake is a uranium ore that can be processed to become nuclear fuel. State and Energy Department personnel also participated in the transfer.

Posted 10 days ago.

normanlake

If you SPREAD lies and misconceptions, Shrill, that makes YOU a LIAR. You failed to read the article, all you did was read the first right wing take on the article in the New York Times, and regurgitate in Politibrew. Reading is not enough IF you did read it, you must also be capable of comprehending what you read. I rate your puerile take panties on fire!

Posted 10 days ago.

El Diablo!

Posted 10 days ago.

"The case for an Iraqi WMD program in the nuclear area has thus now completely collapsed. Since it was the nukes that were truly scary (rightwing commentators kept saying Saddam might give a suitcase bomb to al-Qaeda, never a likely scenario), not botulism or mustard gas, one wonders if the Congress would have authorized the President to go to war if it had known there were no nukes. The Niger documents turn out to be clumsy forgeries, raising questions about whether Bush, Cheney and others who depended on them were attempting to deceive US public opinion and that of the world.”

Posted 10 days ago.

“It appears to be the case that Iraq simply has no nuclear weapons program. Al-Baradei of the IAE[A] has swept the country with Geiger counters and cannot find evidence of such a thing. The program once employed 12,000 scientists, so it could not easily be hidden if it existed. The evidence given last summer and fall by US officials, including President Bush, included: 1) satellite photos showing expansion of buildings at a site once used for the program; 2) documents showing Iraqi purchases of uranium from Niger; 3) Iraqi purchase of aluminum tubing that might be used in centrifuges for the enrichment of uranium. Al-Baradei visited the buildings and found that they were now devoted to some other use and their expansion had nothing to do with nukes. The Niger documents were closely examined and found to be forgeries. The aluminum tubing has the wrong specifications for use in a centrifuge and was purchased for making conventional missiles. "

Posted 10 days ago.

www(dot)newrepublic(dot)com/article/119832/gop-claim-chemical-weapons-iraq-prove-bush-was-right on Septmeber 12, 2002, President Bush described a different threat while making the case for the 2003 Iraq invasion: “Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons.” The Times' investigation doesn't mention any findings of biological weapons.

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He went on, “The regime is rebuilding and expanding facilities capable of producing chemical weapons.”

According to the investigation, the chemical weapons discovered by U.S. soldiers after the 2003 invasion were all manufactured before 1991.

El Diablo!

Posted 10 days ago.

rshill7

Oh look. Both scrambled eggs, frying in a pan. Got any bacon, or just thousands and thousands of WMD in Iraq?

I linked the NYT article Normugsie. Also included three news videos.

Tell Jaxstrap that WMD means WMD, and it's not a synonym for nuclear weapons.

Bush - truth teller

Obama - habitual liar

Posted 10 days ago.

normanlake

HERE is the clincher in the article..."in 5 of 6 instances (of old chemical weapons) in which troops were wounded by chemical agents, the munitions appeared to have been designed in the UNITED STATES (of America), manufactured in Europe and filled in chemical agent production lines built in Iraq by Western companies". Spread that, butterbean.

Posted 10 days ago.

"A" guy built a pond, then it got rescinded by the feds. Moral of the story: Make sure you comply with EPA regulations. But who would be so dumb as to not keep up with them? Anyone we know?

Posted 10 days ago.

Yes! They found the chemical weapons we knew Hussein had since 1991! None of the weapons were manufactured during the time Bush said Hussein was operating a chemical factory! And where are the nukes Bush said Hussein was building!

Bush apologist bait and switch alert!

Posted 10 days ago.

normanlake

"remnants of LONG ABANDONED programs, built in close collaboration with the West", and "old chemical munitions", "filthy, rusted or corroded" , in reference to aged munitions that WERE found during the Immoral, Illegal LIE based Iraq WAR. Learn how to read before you spread lies, and give excuses, and apologize for the Bush/Cheney reign of terror. Rshrill, you may be as dumb as a post, and are proving that daily.

Posted 10 days ago.

normanlake

So Shrill "has a banana"! When you practice swallowing it, do you first remove the skin, or does it feel better with the peel.

Posted 10 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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