The gauntlet thrown down
A writer recently complained that there were not a lot of conservative letters in the Northern Express, and the response of the editor was that not many supporting President Bush were received. Well, here we go!
Bush and the War in Iraq: I am tired of hearing so many people say this is a phony war, or an oil war, or a revenge war. Dont people read or listen to news that is not based on Democratic talking points? EVERYONE THOUGHT SADDAM HAD THE WEAPONS. Hilary Clinton, October 10. 2002: ... intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock... He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Queda members... Dick Gephardt, September, 2002: I share the administrations goals in dealing with Iraq and its weapons of mass destruction. Ted Kennedy, September 27, 2002: We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking out and developing weapons of mass destruction. And John Kerry? January 23, 2003: We need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime. Bush made a decision based on information everyone agreed at the time was correct.
The Iraq/Al Qaeda connection: Read the article by Richard Miniter called The Iraq-Al Qaeda Connections (www.techcentralstation.com). Public records, from government reports to congressional testimony, show a clear link since at least 1994. Also try Andrew C. McCarthys article Iraq and al Qaeda at National Review Online (www.nationalreview.com).