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Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Sept. 12, 2006 / 19 Elul, 5766

Any which way to get at Bush and the GOP

By David Limbaugh


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Once again the Democratic leadership is giddy about yet another smoking gun "proving" what a liar President Bush is. This time, the Senate Intelligence Committee has issued two "Phase II" reports concerning pre-war intelligence on Iraq that supposedly cast doubt on the administration's claim there was a connection between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda.


This has Democrats dancing in the streets, kind of like they were with news of a delay in the federal response to Hurricane Katrina, which they gleefully attributed to Republican racism.


It is not enough for Republicans to answer merely that, "this is old news." They need to respond forcefully and indignantly. The Democrats are claiming, once again, that President Bush lied about a life and death matter: alleging a Saddam/Osama connection to build public support for attacking Iraq. Republicans dare not take this charge lightly.


First, let's not overlook that Republicans don't have a real majority on the committee, as several of the GOP committee members are decidedly antiwar and the staffer for one of them — Sen. Chuck Hagel — is reputedly a strong Democrat partisan, having worked on Sen. Kerry's presidential campaign.


The Democrats have continually politicized the committee, especially with this latest release. Committee Chairman Pat Roberts said, "I have some real concern with the final version of this report. Very simply, the conclusions are misleading and are not supported by the facts." Roberts added, "Overall, I am disappointed that some of my colleagues have twisted the facts to reach conclusions that support other agendas."


Next, let's not forget the Democrats' deception on this issue. They have repeatedly said President Bush claimed not only that there was a connection between Saddam and Al Qaeda, but that Saddam was connected to the 9/11 attacks.


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Bush did not say that, but exactly the opposite. As I point out in my new book, "Bankrupt," President Bush said, "We've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with September 11." I quote Secretary Rice as making the same point. As usual, on the subject of lying about Iraq, the Democratic leadership has much explaining to do.


But what about the relationship between Saddam and Al Qaeda? "Fox News Sunday's" Chris Wallace asked Secretary Rice whether she was a aware of a pre-war Defense Intelligence Agency report concluding that "Iraq is unlikely to have provided bin Laden any useful CB — that's chemical or biological — knowledge or assistance." Wallace asked, "Didn't you and the president ignore intelligence that contradicted your case?"


While I doubt Rice's answer will get much "mainstream" media play, it is persuasive. She said, "There are intelligence reports and conflicting intelligence reports all the time. That's why we have an intelligence system that brings those together into a unified assessment by the intelligence community ... That particular report I don't remember seeing. But there are often conflicting intelligence reports."


In "Bankrupt," I quote CIA Director George Tenet affirming that intelligence is an inexact science and that there were definitely dissenting opinions on matters contained in the National Intelligence Estimate. But the agencies made the best judgments they could based on the best intelligence information available, and the president not only had a right, but a duty to rely on the considered judgment of our intelligence experts.


Secretary Rice said the best intelligence pointed to strong ties between Saddam and Al Qaeda "going back for a decade." I cite in "Bankrupt" a good deal of that evidence, and it is powerful.


Chairman Roberts said that these latest reports offer little new information, reiterating that our intelligence was flawed.


But to admit our intelligence was flawed is a far cry from saying that those who relied on it were lying.


The Bush administration was not guilty of cherry picking data to support its case for war. It is the Democrats who are now cherry picking information designed to discredit the president who correctly relied on our intelligence agencies concerning the Saddam/Al Qaeda connection and Iraqi WMD. As Chairman Roberts said, "Instead of focusing on the implementation of reforms and on current and future threats, Intelligence Committee Democrats remain obsessed with looking backwards … On behalf of national security, the Committee needs to and must extricate itself from … what has become a time-consuming and unnecessary effort and return to forward-looking oversight on the nation's Intelligence Community.


As we just passed the fifth anniversary of 9/11, it is time for Democrats to put the security interests of their country over the political interests of their party. But all signs are they will do anything to win in November, even if it means continuing to undermine national security and the war.

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