View Full Version : Game: Guess the Author
04-20-2004, 08:41 AM
November 9, 1997
"We must recognize that there is no indication that Saddam Hussein has any intention of relenting. So we have an obligation of enormous consequence, an obligation to guarantee that Saddam Hussein cannot ignore the United Nations. He cannot be permitted to go unobserved and unimpeded toward his horrific objective of amassing a stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. This is not a matter about which there should be any debate whatsoever in the Security Council, or, certainly, in this Nation."
If you know it, don't give it away. Let some people guess for a little while.
04-20-2004, 10:07 AM
Saddam Hussein cannot ignore the United Nations.[quote]
Didn't bush did just that?
04-20-2004, 10:20 AM
Nope. Wasn't George W. Bush.
04-20-2004, 10:32 AM
Um, was it Dick Cheney? i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif
04-20-2004, 10:35 AM
Noooope. Not Cheney. It wouldn't be a very fun game if it were Cheney.
Maybe it would help if I added another quote from the same speech:
"while we should always seek to take significant international actions on a multilateral rather than a unilateral basis whenever that is possible, if in the final analysis we face what we truly believe to be a grave threat to the well-being of our Nation or the entire world and it cannot be removed peacefully, we must have the courage to do what we believe is right and wise."
Isn't the answer obvious?
04-20-2004, 10:37 AM
Whoever this person is, it sounds like they are on Bush's side of the issue.
04-20-2004, 10:47 AM
It does, doesn't it?
04-20-2004, 10:49 AM
My goodness people... KERRY!
04-20-2004, 10:50 AM
Big speech back from '97... Where are you digging this stuff up from???
04-20-2004, 10:53 AM
I knew the answer, but it's fun to play dumb. i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif
Flip. Flop. Flip. Flop.
Go get 'em, Senator Waffle.
04-20-2004, 11:07 AM
I know, I know......<waves hand like Arnold Horschack>.
04-20-2004, 11:18 AM
No, it isn't from the Drudge Report.
As the world's only current superpower, we have the enormous responsibility not to exhibit arrogance, not to take any unwitting or unnecessary risks, and not to employ armed force casually. But at the same time it is our responsibility not to shy away from those confrontations that really matter in the long run. And this matters in the long run.
Man, this speech is just gold. Kerry being the tough foreign policy guy. Go get 'em! If not for Howard Dean, Kerry could have easily used this speech to show he's a serious foreign policy guy. Hell, it could even be used to differentiate himself with Clinton among swing voters in the post 9-11 era. But now, it makes Kerry look like a joke. Sometimes, the career politicians are just too funny.
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