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Bush to Congress:

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

Consistent with section 3(b) of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243), and based on information available to me, including that in the enclosed document, I determine that:

(1) reliance by the United States on further diplomatic and other peaceful means alone will neither (A) adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq nor (B) likely lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq; and

(2) acting pursuant to the Constitution and Public Law 107-243 is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.



And with that, I am off to lunch, at a diner that shows CNN on ten different TVs.


"P.S.- Daschle is an assclown."

Funny thing you should opine that, Asparagirl. I just got off the telephone with a Navy SEAL who said to me he hoped he didn't meet Daschle face to face anytime soon!!!

what cracks me up is that Daschle's remarks don't even make sense. he says we're going to war because bush failed miserably to get consensus at the UN. if bush had gotten consensus at the UN, we'd still be going to war...just with UN backing. dumbass.

Don't insult dumbasses Dave. That's just mean.

Saddam's troops fire the first shots of the conflict

By Patrick Cockburn in northern Iraq
19 March 2003

Two Iraqi helicopters fired machine guns and rockets into three Kurdish villages on the front line north of Kirkuk yesterday, in the first shots intended to kill in the coming war.

''There were two of them, one an attack helicopter and the other normally used for transport, attacking the villages where people herding cattle live," Mohammed Fateh, a local Kurdish military commander, said.

Kurdish officers believe that the Iraqi helicopter attack on the three impoverished and half-ruined villages of Bashtapa, Girdalanka and Sherawa in the hills south-east of Qush Tappa was a desperate effort by the Iraqi army to raise the morale of its men and prove that its firepower is still to be reckoned with.

Will we still be calling Daschle an "assclown" if as a result of not waiting a few more months for Hans Blix to finish his work American soldiers are killed? Wouldn't it make more sense to let the soldiers continue to play "silly bugger" in the sand of Kuwait and let the weapons inspections complete successfully? What harm would it have been to wait a few more weeks? Never mind, I already know your answer.

Yeah, we should let the people of Iraq deal with their government without interfering. Just more proof of how effective that would be.

P.s. Thanks to the people of this board for making "assclown" a more regular part of my vocabulary.

"...and let the weapons inspections complete successfully"


Oh man, I really needed that. Thanks.