Date: 28 Dec 2006 00:28:10 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <DaveHinznospaml.com>
Subject: Re: Million Mile Saab 900 SPG


On Wed, 27 Dec 2006 10:22:14 -0600, John B <rotten_NOSPAM_nospam.org> wrote: > I have no desire to enter into this thread, but in the interest of fairness, I > must point out that the snopes.com page includes a very important disclaimer > (reproduced below). Also, don't forget to read all of the context information > which forms the bulk of the web page's content. > "However, some of the quotes are truncated, and context is provided for none of > them -- several of these quotes were offered in the course of statements that > clearly indicated the speaker was decidedly against unilateral military > intervention in Iraq by the U.S. Moreover, several of the quotes offered > antedate the four nights of airstrikes unleashed against Iraq by U.S. and > British forces during Operation Desert Fox in December 1998, after which > Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and Gen. Henry H. Shelton (chairman of > the Joint Chiefs of Staff) announced the action had been successful in > 'degrad[ing] Saddam Hussein's ability to deliver chemical, biological and > nuclear weapons.' " Oh, agreed. Classic example of politicians saying one thing while meaning another, so no matter how things play out, they can pretend they are on the side they determine they want to be on later. "I voted for that before I voted against it" and all that. This selective memory is what disgusts me.

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