|Bush Tells Kerry, Lieberman to Cooperate or Risk Conflict|
|April 14, 2003|
|Washington, D.C. -- President Bush accused Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) of developing and storing weapons of mass destruction Monday morning in a radio address.
"I'm very serious about stopping weapons of mass destruction," he said. "I expect both senators to drop out of the 2004 election race or face military action."
The President cited CIA intelligence reports and claimed that satellite images proved the two senators to be both constructing backyard chemical weapons facilities on their respective residences.
In a show of posturing, Bush praised the effectiveness of the military, saying that Afganistan was just a "tune-up" for action in Iraq. He expects all the bugs to be worked out by the end of the impending incursion into Syria.
"We're getting better and better each time, so why stop in Iraq?" he said. "Should John [Kerry] or Joe [Lieberman] be uncooperative, the military will be ready."
Both senators have shown interest in running for president in 2004. The Bush administration was stunned upon learning of their weapons programs, as each senator voted yes on the Authorization for War with Iraq bill. White House Spokesperson Ari Fleisher stressed the importance of constant vigilance in the post-September 11th era.
"Mr. Bush is concerned with the saftey of this peace-loving nations as well as his own administration," he said. "Action toward Kerry and Lieberman may be necessary to exterminate terrorism."
The President has developed a "watch-list" of countries and people who either harbor terrorists or have illegal weapons programs. Joining North Korea on that list are France, Germany, Russia, Kofi Annan, Barbara Streisand, and Michael Moore.
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