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lindashaw Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:16 AM
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Cheney Hints U.S. to Need More Iraq Funds (And so it begins)
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=544&nci...

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) said Sunday he does not know when the U.S. military presence in Iraq (news - web sites) will end and hinted the Bush administration would seek more money than the $87 billion already requested to cover U.S. costs there. (more)
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:18 AM
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1. Vote this one up
it's currently at:

Avg Rating: 3.00, 4 votes
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:40 PM
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16. done. They are going to try slipping these little additions in...
but we aren't fooled!
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madaboutharry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:19 AM
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2. All they do is lie
The White House knew this number was phoney the night of the speech.
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twilight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:21 AM
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3. lies lies lie and more lies!!!!!
:kick:
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:25 AM
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5. HEY! Keep 'em coming, Dick! This is better news than you think.
The drip-drip-drip began long ago. Then your dear young george went on tv to announce he needed 87 billion dollars more. And then the poll numbers started sagging so much so that the media started commenting on it. Could we have another one of those tv speeches? That would be good. Wonder how low the polls will slip after that? The first one certainly didn't stanch the blood flow. (So to speak!)

Maybe you SHOULD be talking like this. It'll certainly help more of America wake up. Go on, Dickie! Tell us some more!
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ChewToy Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:04 PM
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10. Yes, but they're going to try to dribble out these numbers
...in the hopes that no one notices the escalation in the price of this stupid war. Let's hope the bovine media manages to keep its attention on at least the price tag.
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colorado_ufo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:28 PM
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23. As poll number sag
and the possibility of losing the next election becomes real, look for them to grab all the money they can, before * is out of office.
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Mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:21 AM
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4. Fine, raise the tax rates on those who are making money from war
Have the wealthy pay for their fucking war and make sure they send their children to die in it!
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watercolors Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:28 AM
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6. Let * and cheney go on the road
Instead of all these money raising trips for his re -selection, why don't they raise money for shrub's war? Seems fair to me!
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:31 AM
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7. "WARRIOR" CHENEY NEEDS A NEW $$$$ FIX LIKE A CRACK SMOKER
Is anyone as outraged as I am over this???

$87,000,000,000.00 (new money) to blow the crap out of a country that has all the demeanor of a homeless drunk and panhandler on the streets of D. C.

I guess we have NO---

1. Children to educate in the U.S.

2. Seniors who need prescription drugs.

3. Unemployed workers here.

4. Veterans of this or prior Wars to take care of.

5. Crumbling infastructure to fix.

6. Electrical or water grid problems.

7. Problems with social security.

8. Lagging economy with 2 million fewer jobs than 3 years ago.


Ho- Hum what uncaring scum ---Cheney, Wolfie and the CHIMP.
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lindashaw Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:43 AM
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8. Yes, I'm outraged. Mark Shields said tax cut was over $400billion to 1%
If the tax cut to to upper 1% was deferred, it would pay for that $87b and all of Cheney's add-ons.
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:53 AM
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9. do you think shrub and his minions will spiral down like enron ?
just a great BIG collapse that leaves some in awe ????


just got back to DC from a little vacation in rural Virginia...the old confederate flag-wavers are pissed off at the shrub, they are sick of the whole Vietnam-style mess that these madmen have gotten into...I was totally amazed to hear people tell me that it's time for shrub to go home....

I actually felt good about it...those rural Virginians are a real tough group, and they mean what they say....the economy has been REAL BAD for them, and they have opened their eyes on satellite TV...
even better, on the 9/11 night I sat at a campfire, next to the Shenandoah River, with a bunch of old conferate flag-waving Virginian campers....and AMY GOODMAN WITH DEMOCRACY NOW ! came on their radios....wow !! and they liked it...there is still hope...let's keep fighting and take our country back !!!!

hey saigon68, it's our responsibility to take our country back now...we're the old people now, and wiser for the wear...and we can do it...let's make America into OUR vision of peace and justice and economic prosperity WORLD-WIDE...keep fighting, don't give up (Paul Wellstone philosophy of life)....

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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:27 PM
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11. they should provide an event and time table
a milestone schedule so-to-speak

what-needs-to-be-done list

a company would expect one from a subcontractor -- and, these guys just love running (ruining) corporations

what has to be "reconstructed" - describe it, put a start/finish date on it; and, associated costs

what a mockery and boondoggle ... in broad daylight

if no one in a position of power, i.e. in the Senate, is fighting for accountability -- well, they're not too upset about the highway robbery
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lindashaw Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:30 PM
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12. I just read some of the messages on the Yahoo piece. ..
They are molatov cocktails!
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bread_and_roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:41 PM
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17. I did too
...skimmed through three pages of headings and would guess 95%outrage. Good to see.
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pippin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:42 PM
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13. fork out your own . .
re: cheney " hinted the Bush administration would seek more money than the $87 billion already requested to cover U.S. costs there." Fork out your own money dude--you've stolen enough. You wanted this god damn war, you pay for it. :mad:
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:11 PM
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14. The LA Times Had This Story
the day after Cement Head's speech last Sunday.

They knew on Monday that they would need at least an additional 55 billion dollars.

From a LA Times article, Monday, Sep. 9, 2003:

"Administration officials said President Bush's emergency spending
request which would push the U.S. budget deficit above the
half-trillion-dollar mark for the first time still left a
reconstruction funding gap of as much as $55 billion."

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-iraq...
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:39 PM
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15. I did vote and now it as little bit higher. But the best part was Cheney's
picture


Is he talking about Bush*'s male equipment and this being part of the reason for his stupid behavior and our involvement in the war?
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JackSwift Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:02 PM
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18. Appropriate some money to
conduct an organized retreat. Not a dime more.
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:59 PM
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19. Halliburton is really, really, really, really hungry.
I knew they'd be back for more in the blink of an eye.
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oldcoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:05 PM
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20. Exactly!
I would like to know how much of these money will be going to the private contractors and what the private contractors are doing with this money. I like to know how much of this money is actually going to Iraq verses how much is ending up in the executives' pockets.
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:46 PM
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21. No bids either! Ain't capitalism great!! n/t
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:47 PM
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24. Would that be the "Elsewhere" part?
Remember - appropriations for Iraq, Afghanistan, AND ELSEWHERE? Define "Elsewhere," george.
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dusty64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:17 PM
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22. This ought to go over
well with the voters.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:54 PM
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26. Fuck the "voters"
Their buddies at Diebold already got that covered.
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loudnclear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:54 PM
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25. Let Halliburton and all those 'patriotic corporations' donate services!
Afterall, when Iraq is up an running, they will be the ones to benefit.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:23 PM
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27. Tell Chicken Dick to open up his own damned checkbook
Most of us are not getting paid for this finacial charade.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:32 PM
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28. Oh, so you need frames for those lenses?

AND Don't forget that this only takes them through this budget cycle (one year) The press makes it sound like this is all it will cost total.

Next year it will probably be $400 billion, who knows?
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