Your Weekly Rush
"Bush never said Iraq was an imminent threat. Where did this come from? Was Kosovo an imminent threat? No. Why did we go there? We went there because there was a horrible genocide going on there. I guarantee you that what was going on in Iraq was much worse. If we were justified in going to Kosovo, then we were 10 times as justified going into Iraq on the same basis.." - Rush Limbaugh, September 19, 2004
Here's what the President said.
"With nuclear arms or a full arsenal of chemical and biological weapons, Saddam Hussein could resume his ambitions of conquest in the Middle East and create deadly havoc in that region. And this Congress and the America people must recognize another threat. Evidence from intelligence sources, secret communications, and statements by people now in custody reveal that Saddam Hussein aids and protects terrorists, including members of al Qaeda. Secretly, and without fingerprints, he could provide one of his hidden weapons to terrorists, or help them develop their own. . . .
Some have said we must not act until the threat is imminent. Since when have terrorists and tyrants announced their intentions, politely putting us on notice before they strike? If this threat is permitted to fully and suddenly emerge, all actions, all words, and all recriminations would come too late." - President George W. Bush, State of the Union, January 28, 2003
Here is what the Los Angeles Times said about what President Bush said.
"Responding to demands from home and abroad, Bush laid out the case for war against Iraq in the most detail to date, arguing that use of force is not only justified but necessary, and that the threat is not only real but imminent." - Maura Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, January 28, 2003, Reporting on the State of the Union.
You can draw your own conclusions.