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Monday, October 13, 2003
The war on logic continues
Bill O’Reilly was ranting on his radio program last Wednesday. Within two or three minutes he praised the recall of California Governor Gray Davis and the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger as a great democratic act, concluded that Schwarzenegger may or may not have abused women but the real issue is that the Los Angeles Times was trying to destroy his political career, bashed Davis for appearing with former U.S. President Bill Clinton and explained that the “far left” hates democracy because they want to recall Schwarzenegger.
"I acted because I was not about to leave the security of the American people in the hands of a madman. I was not about to stand by and wait and trust in the sanity and restraint of Saddam Hussein... It is undeniable that Saddam Hussein was a.. danger," U.S. President George W. Bush said on Thursday.
"All of you are serious observers of public affairs, especially in matters of national security. And that's why I've come here this morning to discuss the war on terror, the choices America has made in that war, and the choices still before us," U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said on Friday at an event held by the Heritage Foundation.
Later in the speech Cheney said, "In the post-9/11 era, certain risks are unacceptable. The United States made our position clear: We could not accept the grave danger of Saddam Hussein and his terrorist allies turning weapons of mass destruction against us or our friends and allies."
Speaking on David Kay's report, Cheney says, "He notes: 'Iraq's WMD programs spanned more than two, involved thousands of people, billions of dollars and were elaborately shielded by security and deception operations that continued even beyond the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom'" and later adds, "If Saddam Hussein were in power today... this ally of terrorists would still have a hidden biological weapons program capable of producing deadly agents on short notice. There would be today, as there was six months ago, the prospect of the Iraqi dictator providing weapons of mass destruction, or the means to make them, to terrorists for the purpose of attacking America."