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Old 08-06-2006, 04:24 PM   #1
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HALF of polled Americans still believe Iraq had WMD

OK, seriously, WTF?

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Despite this, a Harris Poll released July 21 found that a full 50 percent of U.S. respondents up from 36 percent last year said they believe Iraq did have the forbidden arms when U.S. troops invaded in March 2003, an attack whose stated purpose was elimination of supposed WMD. Other polls also have found an enduring American faith in the WMD story.

"I'm flabbergasted," said Michael Massing, a media critic whose writings dissected the largely unquestioning U.S. news reporting on the Bush administration's shaky WMD claims in 2002-03.

"This finding just has to cause despair among those of us who hope for an informed public able to draw reasonable conclusions based on evidence," Massing said.
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It means apparently half of Americans are stupid.
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If I can find it....

The Boston Herald had a poll about two weeks ago that indicated before the war 35% of the Herald readers believed Iraq had WMD. Currently 65% believe we found them.

My wife showed it to me at the airport.
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Does ANYBODY care enough to inform themselves these days from news other than Entertainment Tonight???
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Does ANYBODY care enough to inform themselves these days from news other than Entertainment Tonight???
No.
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If I can find it....

The Boston Herald had a poll about two weeks ago that indicated before the war 35% of the Herald readers believed Iraq had WMD. Currently 65% believe we found them.

My wife showed it to me at the airport.
65% ?!?!!?!??!?!?

You have got to be kidding!

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Does ANYBODY care enough to inform themselves these days from news other than Entertainment Tonight???
Fox News?
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Disney Resorts do not carry FOX news....MSNBC and CNN are apparently OK though...hehe!!!
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It means apparently half of Americans are stupid.
I believe that Iraq did not have them at the time of the invasion. I believe that they got rid of them in the 2 or 3 weeks leading up to the war - heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to Syria they go. I do realize that is close enough to the views of the 50% in the poll to qualify me as stupid in your eyes. But hey, I would be surprised and disappointed if I did agree with you on anything.
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I can't believe it. Good grief.
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I believe that Iraq did not have them at the time of the invasion. I believe that they got rid of them in the 2 or 3 weeks leading up to the war - heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to Syria they go.
I can believe E.T. is coming home for dinner but without any solid evidence, that's just a fairy tale.
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I also have a belief that Saddam smuggled what little he did have out.

I do not believe the intelligence agencies of Germany, France, and the UK could be so wrong on their own intelligence.

I am discounting the US intelligence because I cannot trust them.
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But hey, I would be surprised and disappointed if I did agree with you on anything.
That's uncharacteristically rude of you, 80s.
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But if you believe that he had "little" left, then the intelligence agencies of those countries were at least partially incorrect, because two things cannot be true at the same time when they are mutually exclusive. If they are partially incorrect, can one not then reasonably assume they were completely incorrect?

I am not particularly familiar with them the way you are. Whereas this US administration is concerned, I don't trust them as far as I can spit.
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That's uncharacteristically rude of you, 80s.
Americans are stupid isn't?

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I am not particularly familiar with them the way you are. Whereas this US administration is concerned, I don't trust them as far as I can spit.
If you discount the lies of this administration and look at say the UN reports alone....

It was impossible to believe he had nothing before the war...

I am thinking he had little left because of the fact that there has been little found and I find it difficult to believe he got what the UN thought he had out of the country.


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