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Reactions from Team Obama: Biden Was “Terrific,” a “Happy Warrior”

Red17 Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:09 AM
So Bush and the GOP relied on the advice of a Russian dictator to invade the wrong country? Comforting. Russian dictators do not necessarily have our best intrests in mind, Bagger.
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:36 AM
Don't fvcking call me a "bagger" when your own leaders voted on their own "intelligence" -- gleaned during the Clinton administration -- that Saddam Hussein had WMD.

I didn't vote for either war nor did I vote for Bush. Don't blame this shyt on me. Blame it on your own.
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:35 AM
weapons, he is trying to get nuclear weapons."

- Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D, CA) Addressing the US House of Representatives, 10 October 2002 Congressional Record, p. H7777


"The weapons inspectors said he had them. He catalogued—they catalogued them. This was not some, some Cheney, you know, pipe dream. This was, in fact, catalogued. They looked at them and catalogued. What he did with them, who knows? The real mystery is, if he, if he didn’t have any of them left, why didn’t he say so? Well, a lot of people say if he had said that, he would’ve, you know, emboldened Iran and so on and so forth."

- Senator Joe Biden, Meet The Press, 29 April 2007


ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:34 AM
– Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), 23 January 2003


“We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.”

– Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), 8 December 2002


"I come to this debate, Mr. Speaker, as one at the end of 10 years in office on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, where stopping the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction was one of my top priorities. I applaud the President on focusing on this issue and on taking the lead to disarm Saddam Hussein. ... Others have talked about this threat that is posed by Saddam Hussein. Yes, he has chemical weapons, he has biological
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:34 AM
"I am absolutely convinced that there are weapons...I saw evidence back in 1998 when we would see the inspectors being barred from gaining entry into a warehouse for three hours with trucks rolling up and then moving those trucks out."

- William Cohen, President Bill Clinton's Secretary of Defence, April 2003


“Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation … And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real…”

ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:33 AM
against Iraq, 10 October 2002


"I share the administration's goals in dealing with Iraq and its weapons of mass destruction."

- Minority Leader D.c k Gephardt, (D-M), September 2002


"Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal."

- Senator John Edwards, 10 October 2002
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:33 AM
Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well affects American security."

- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), U.S. Senate debate over going to war
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:33 AM
against his own people. He is working to develop delivery systems like missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles that could bring these deadly weapons against U.S. forces and U.S. facilities in the Middle East."

- Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV and KKK), 10 October 2002, U.S. Senate debate over going to war against Iraq


"The debate over Iraq is not about politics. It is about national security. It should be clear that our national security requires Congress to send a clear message to Iraq and the world: America is united in its determination to eliminate forever the threat of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction."

- Senator John Edwards, 10 October 2002


“"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:32 AM
"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years. And that may happen sooner if he can obtain access to enriched uranium from foreign sources—something that is not that difficult in the current world. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."

- Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV and KKK), 10 October 2002, U.S. Senate debate over going to war against Iraq


“He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:32 AM
been no inspections since the end of 1998. There can be no doubt that Iraq has continued to pursue its goal of obtaining weapons of mass destruction."

- Senator Patty Murray, 9 October 9 2002


"There's no question that Saddam Hussein is a threat… Yes, he has chemical and biological weapons. He's had those for a long time. But the United States right now is on a very much different defensive posture than we were before September 11th of 2001… He is, as far as we know, actively pursuing nuclear capabilities, though he doesn't have nuclear warheads yet. If he were to acquire nuclear weapons, I think our friends in the region would face greatly increased risks as would we."

- General Wesley Clark , 26 September 2002


ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:31 AM
"Over the years, Iraq has worked to develop nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. During 1991 - 1994, despite Iraq's denials, United Nations inspectors discovered and dismantled a large network of nuclear facilities that Iraq was using to develop nuclear weapons. Various reports indicate that Iraq is still actively pursuing nuclear weapons capability. There is no reason to think otherwise. Beyond nuclear weapons, Iraq has actively pursued biological and chemical weapons. Inspectors have said that Iraq's claims about biological weapons is neither credible nor verifiable. In 1986, Iraq used chemical weapons against Iran, and later, against its own Kurdish population. While weapons inspections have been successful in the past, there have
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:31 AM
So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but it is not new. It has been with us since the end of the Persian Gulf War."

- Senator John Kerry, 23 January 2003


“[Saddam Hussein is] a long term threat and a short term threat to our national security. We have no choice but to eliminate the threat. This is a guy who is an extreme danger to the world. He must be dislodged from his weapons or dislodged from power.”

- Senator Joe Biden, Meet The Press, 26 September 2002


"Every day Saddam remains in power with chemical weapons, biological weapons, and the development of nuclear weapons is a day of danger for the United States."

- Senator Joe Lieberman, August 2002
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:30 AM
hand for 4 years to reconstitute these weapons, allowing the world, during the interval, to lose the focus we had on weapons of mass destruction and the issue of proliferation."

- Senator John Kerry, 9 October 2002


"(W)e need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime. We all know the litany of his offenses. He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation. ...And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction. That is why the world, through the United Nations Security Council, has spoken with one voice, demanding that Iraq disclose its weapons programs and disarm.
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:30 AM
3 October 2002, U.S. Senate debate over going to war against Iraq.


“I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force– if necessary– to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”

- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), 9 October 2002, U.S. Senate debate over going to war against Iraq.


"The threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but as I said, it is not new. It has been with us since the end of that war, and particularly in the last 4 years we know after Operation Desert Fox failed to force him to reaccept them, that he has continued to build those weapons. He has had a free
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:30 AM
“We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein's regime is a serious danger, that he is a tyrant, and that his pursuit of lethal weapons of mass destruction cannot be tolerated. He must be disarmed."”

- Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), 27 September 2002, Johns Hopkins University


“The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons…”

- Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV; and K.K.K.),
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:29 AM
Whereas Iraq has consistently breached its cease-fire agreement between Iraq and the United States, entered into on March 3, 1991, by failing to dismantle its weapons of mass destruction program, and refusing to permit monitoring and verification by United Nations inspections; Whereas Iraq has developed weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and biological capabilities, and has made positive progress toward developing nuclear weapons capabilities"

—From a joint resolution submitted by Tom Harkin and Arlen Specter on 18 July 2002.

"Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement."

— Senator Barbara Boxer, (D-CA) 8November
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:29 AM
ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them.”

- Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), 19 September 2002, Remarks to a Senate committee on that date.


“We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.”

- Al Gore, 23 September 2002, The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco


“Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.”

- Al Gore, 23 September 2002

ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:28 AM
This December will mark three years since United Nations inspectors last visited Iraq. There is no doubt that since that time, Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to refine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer- range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."

—From a 6 December 2001 letter signed by Bob Graham, Joe Lieberman, Harold Ford, & Tom Lantos among others.

“We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignore

Guy posted on the negative reviews Joe Biden’s 'performance' at the debate received, but what were some of the reactions like from Team Obama?

1. Barack Obama

“I'm going to make a special point of saying that I thought Joe Biden was terrific tonight,” Obama said as he descended Air Force One, according to a media pool report. “I could not be prouder of him. I thought he made a very strong case. I really think that his passion for making sure that the economy grows for the middle class came through. So I'm very proud...