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Year: 2003 (page 1 of 6)

Man gets life sentence for spitting

An Oklahoma man arrested on suspicion of beating
his wife faced year in prison and a fine. But when he spit in an arresting
officer’s face, he got a life sentence instead, officials said Wednesday.

John Carl Marquez, 36, was convicted of “placing bodily fluid upon a
government employee,” a felony that can carry a life sentence because of the
possibility of transmitting a potentially deadly disease. More.

Unbrand America

“Because my country has sold its soul to corporate power.
Because consumerism has become our national religion.
Because we’ve forgotten the true meaning of freedom.
And because patriotism now means agreeing with the President.
I pledge to do my duty and take America back.
unbrand america.

xShok

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i love my country
by which I mean I am indebted joyfully
to all the people throughout its history
who have fought the government to make right. ani d.

Aide Memore: Bush’s prewar statements re: WMD

Just to keep the record straight, here’s what Dubya said before the war:

“Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons.”

– Radio Address, October 5, 2002


“The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons.”

“We know that the regime has produced thousands of tons of chemical agents, including mustard gas, sarin nerve gas, VX nerve gas.”

“We’ve also discovered through intelligence that Iraq has a growing fleet of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles that could be used to disperse chemical or biological weapons across broad areas. We’re concerned that Iraq is exploring ways of using these UAVS for missions targeting the United States.”

“The evidence indicates that Iraq is reconstituting its nuclear weapons program. Saddam Hussein has held numerous meetings with Iraqi nuclear scientists, a group he calls his “nuclear mujahideen” – his nuclear holy warriors. Satellite photographs reveal that Iraq is rebuilding facilities at sites that have been part of its nuclear program in the past. Iraq has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes and other equipment needed for gas centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons.”

Cincinnati, Ohio Speech
October 7, 2002


“Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent.”

State of the Union Address
January 28, 2003


“Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised.”

Address to the Nation
March 17, 2003


This compilation of quotes was taken from: Missing Weapons Of Mass Destruction: Is Lying About The Reason For War An Impeachable Offense?

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