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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-03-04 07:14 PM
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23. Bush was looking for an excuse to invade Iraq to maintain power
I remember before 9/11, Bush was talking so tough about Iraq and Saddam Hussein. I couldn't figure out why he was beating the war drums so much. Then on one of the pundit shows, someone said that Bush had seen his father's approval ratings up in the 90% range during the first Gulf War, and then it plummited when the war was over. W, they said, was determined to not make the same mistakes his father did. It became very obvious that W wanted to get into a war just because the American public tends to rally around its leaders during times of war. If he could get into a prolonged, unending war, he would be able to maintan power through two terms, thus showing up his father.

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  -I'm convinced they wanted to invade even before 9/11 fujiyama  Oct-03-04 01:18 AM   #0 
  - look up Paul O'neil.  Dr_eldritch   Oct-03-04 01:20 AM   #1 
  - I Forgot about him  fujiyama   Oct-03-04 01:40 AM   #6 
  - C-Span just ran the 2000 debate.  jdjkkse   Oct-03-04 01:21 AM   #2 
  - I knew this would happen  WLKjr   Oct-03-04 01:21 AM   #3 
  - One of the first things junior did after assuming office  Art_from_Ark   Oct-03-04 02:56 AM   #7 
  - PNAC site  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-03-04 01:23 AM   #4 
  - hell yes they were planning to invade  ogradda   Oct-03-04 01:24 AM   #5 
  - I knew they were going in when Bush was elected  DianeG5385   Oct-03-04 03:01 AM   #8 
  - Exactly.  in_cog_ni_to   Oct-03-04 11:14 AM   #14 
  - Watch a video called "Hijacking Catastrophe."  Rhiannon12866   Oct-03-04 05:59 AM   #9 
  - More on Hijacking Catastrophe  IkeWarnedUs   Oct-03-04 10:54 AM   #11 
     - Thank you!  Rhiannon12866   Oct-03-04 06:55 PM   #21 
  - Since February of 2001, actually.  Spider Jerusalem   Oct-03-04 06:26 AM   #10 
  - Richard Clarke and Paul O'Neill both said, in their books,  in_cog_ni_to   Oct-03-04 11:11 AM   #12 
  - Well yeah, in other news: the earth is round  Radical Activist   Oct-03-04 11:13 AM   #13 
  - LOL  fujiyama   Oct-03-04 05:55 PM   #18 
     - This is extremely important stuff....  AntiFascist   Oct-03-04 06:23 PM   #20 
        - 60 Minutes buried their report on the reasons for going to war  pduck   Oct-03-04 07:05 PM   #22 
  - this is pretty much of an accepted fact,  The Doctor   Oct-03-04 11:14 AM   #15 
  - Read All About It:  Stephanie   Oct-03-04 11:19 AM   #16 
  - Rummy & wolfowitz wrote pres Bill urging war vs Iraq...........  Astrochimp   Oct-03-04 11:53 AM   #17 
  - See frontline's "the long road to war" On the PBS website.  lojasmo   Oct-03-04 06:15 PM   #19 
  - Bush was looking for an excuse to invade Iraq to maintain power  pduck   Oct-03-04 07:14 PM   #23 
  - front page above the fold NYTimes today about the "alumium tubes" lie  ElsewheresDaughter   Oct-03-04 07:47 PM   #24 

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