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Botnst is apparently hesitant to describe a 99% probability as "FACT". The Bush administration was actively seeking evidence to support a predisposed stance, rather than objectively weighing all evidence. That is obvious to all. My personal favorite was the administration's policy of rewarding Iraqi expatriates for "good" information, but sending them packing if they provided "true" information. The bias in the administration's "intelligence" gathering has been clearly demonstrated by a wide range of unrelated sources.
Botnst wonders how you computed that "99% probability."

Botnst says that 99.999999% of people who claim a 99% probability in any political analysis have no idea how to compute a conditional probability.

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We trolls occasionally quantificate in order to pontificate. Substitute "extreme" for "99%" in order to extricate the obfuscate from pontificate. Got it, mate?

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Re the Iraq WMD. It is not “I know someone who knows someone”. It is I eat lunch two times a week with the Captain who was doing the testing. Pretty big difference.

As for the other items, you are too biased to read newspapers and magazines and independent sources to draw a fact based conclusion. You criticize a sentence on Archived Documents from 1100 days ago by saying “There is the HINDSIGHT again” WELL DUH!! Are you a moron. Of course it is HINDSIGHT. One does not speak of historical events with Foresight, or Omnisight, or Clairvoyance.

And as for reporters on the ground, if you remember, which I really doubt your selective memory will grab this particular synapse but during the first two weeks, the two weeks with the BIG BOMBING CAMPAIGN, reporters were not allowed to wander around Baghdad or in ANY of the outlying provinces. These would be the two weeks where wads of people were killed in their houses. And as for how many are male, who knows, these are counted as Civilian, not Military deaths, which are on completely different lists. The only reporters out were those embeds that were very much under control of the military and if you remember Geraldo, he was short leashed pretty quickly when he went off script.

But go ahead and follow Jayhawk in continuing to believe the unbelievable and arguing only with muddle and no logic. Somehow it fits you.

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Should all countries with WMDs be invaded? Or just the ones who have actually used WMDs?
Shit, you are not going to get them wound up and wanting to invade Madison County are you? That means I gotta get my Chem suit out and I don't think it fits as well as it did. Too much pizza at the shop.

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Didn't your momma teach you that it's rude to respond to a question with another question? ...

Did yours?
Nope? Nice evasion...again.
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Shit, you are not going to get them wound up and wanting to invade Madison County are you? That means I gotta get my Chem suit out and I don't think it fits as well as it did. Too much pizza at the shop.
Shhhhhh -- you blew my gambit right outta the water. Let me try to find another carrot for the end of that stick now.......

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Re the Iraq WMD. It is not “I know someone who knows someone”. It is I eat lunch two times a week with the Captain who was doing the testing. Pretty big difference. I don't give a pigs eye what tards you eat,
clearly they are as oneside as you. I know somebody whoopde do


As for the other items, you are too biased to read newspapers and magazines and independent sources to draw a fact based conclusion. You criticize a sentence on Archived Documents from 1100 days ago by saying “There is the HINDSIGHT again” WELL DUH!! Are you a moron. Of course it is HINDSIGHT. One does not speak of historical events with Foresight, or Omnisight, or Clairvoyance. NY Times Washington Post. Read on

And as for reporters on the ground, if you remember, which I really doubt your selective memory will grab this particular synapse but during the first two weeks, the two weeks with the BIG BOMBING CAMPAIGN, reporters were not allowed to wander around Baghdad or in ANY of the outlying provinces. These would be the two weeks where wads of people were killed in their houses. And as for how many are male, who knows, these are counted as Civilian, not Military deaths, which are on completely different lists. The only reporters out were those embeds that were very much under control of the military and if you remember Geraldo, he was short leashed pretty quickly when he went off script. Most bombing was done at night. They brouhgt CNN out during the day, why were most military sites near the civilains schools & hospitals also used a bomb shelters. I believe your own study had the % of males killed
But go ahead and follow Jayhawk in continuing to believe the unbelievable and arguing only with muddle and no logic. Somehow it fits you.
I know you know somebody who knows somebody, you've told everyone, I think once or twice.
That still doesn't mean you're not a big windbag backseat armchair general want to be.

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Should all countries with WMDs be invaded? Or just the ones who have actually used WMDs?
Sure, when would you like to lead the pack.
Poor Japan, they never did dig themselves out of that hole.
Or did you mean countries that have threanted to use them on another
to destroy them, just in the recent years. Heck even one year ago.
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