Dennis Campbell
August 1, 2004
Did our kids die because the Democrats lied?
By Dennis Campbell

A mantra is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as "a mystical formula of invocation or incantation."

The mantra of Democrats these days is "Bush lied, kids died." Apparently, the only way they can unite behind the decidedly uninspiring John Kerry is to focus on their common hatred of President Bush, who, they say, lied about Saddam Hussein and his weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Since no stockpiles of WMD have been found, Democrats, led by master propagandist Michael Moore, insist that Mr. Bush simply made up the story to justify going to war with Iraq. His real reasons, they say, ranged from seizing Iraq's oil reserves to enriching his friends at home in the oil business to proving his manhood.

This "Bush lied" mantra began in earnest after he said in a speech that "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." The Democrats characterized those words as a "deliberate lie" a mindless accusation, of course, since the British government in fact had provided exactly that information.

Filmmaker Moore, the self-confessed Stupid White Man, is intransigent in his insistence that it does not matter if Mr. Bush's information was wrong he said Hussein had WMD, we have not found them, therefore he lied. But if Mr. Bush really did lie, he is not alone in his deception. Following are the words of others regarding Saddam and WMD:

"...We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." This is excerpted from a letter signed by Democrats including Joe Lieberman, Dianne Feinstein and Tom Daschle.

I guess they all lied.

"Saddam's to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed" Madeline Albright, secretary of state under President Bill Clinton.

Did she lie, too?

"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" Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Democrat.

Another liar?

"The last U.N. weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1988. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retained 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 capability. Intelligence reports also indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons...." Sen. Robert Byrd and, yes, another Democrat.

Did he lie?

"...If left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will...increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons" Hillary Clinton.

Of course, we know she lies!

"Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies.... For more than two decades [he] has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons.... We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons...." Sen. John Edwards yep, John Kerry's running mate.

Was he lying?

And here is the clincher: "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 Kerry, the man the Democrats would have as president.

Oh, all of those despicable liars, making up those awful stories. To the Democrats, though, the only "lie" that mattered was the one told by President Bush (of course, it was not a lie, nor were the other statements cited above).

How convenient. How hypocritical.

© Dennis Campbell


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