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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:29 PM
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White House Has High Stake in Iraqi Vote
the last thing the WH wanted was the embassy being bombed. Does not give good images to the world.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=544&e=1...

White House Has High Stake in Iraqi Vote

30 minutes ago


By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - The White House is keenly watching the Iraqi election because it could affect U.S. military action there and sap President Bush (news - web sites)'s political strength here and abroad if the balloting doesn't lead to stability.



Bush has sought to declare victory before the polls even open in Iraq (news - web sites) on Sunday by arguing that just the fact that Iraqis are voting means success. The election "will add to the momentum of democracy," Bush said Saturday in his weekly radio address.

Hours after it aired, however, National Security Adviser Steve Hadley informed the president that a rocket had hit the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, killing at least two Americans who worked there and wounding four others. The White House reaction to the attack echoed Bush's insistence that violence will not dissuade Iraqis from voting.

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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:32 PM
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1. War is Peace, Freedom Slavery, Ignorance Strength
Go Bush Go. Go away,
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:39 PM
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2. elections ARE democracy per BushCo
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:40 PM
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4. Bush and Allawi are having lots of chats


......Bush has given the vote such a high priority that he has been on the phone every few days with either interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi or interim Iraqi President Ghazi al-Yawer, who conceded Saturday that security concerns likely will prompt many Iraqis to stay away from the polls.

Bush is expected to be kept abreast of voting and events in Iraq; the State Department formed a task force Friday to follow developments. Preliminary results are expected a few hours after the polls close, but the election commission in Iraq is not promising definitive results for days or a week or more........
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:40 PM
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3. No mandate for Bush in Iraq?
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:44 PM
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5. Of course they have a high stake
by imposing this so called "election" on a population that was shocked and awed by our bombs, destroying entire families at one shot, and now claiming to bring Americanized democracy and liberty to the people we killed by the hundreds of thousands, is nothing more than a sham.

It is a PR attempt to fool, once more, the people who believe that this whole slaughter was for "good".

Al Quaida and BL is still alive, and so is Saddam. One hundred thousand innocent people are DEAD.

It is hard ot imagine that. Imagine one hundred thousand people whose only "crime" was to be born where they were born and their children, the same ones who had a name, and who were loved, and who were sent off to school every morning and whose parents had names and were human beings guilty of NOTHING.

One hundred thousand estimated are dead, are the vulnerable victims.

On lies.

But the people have decided it is of no consequence.

What after all, do those human beings mean to them? Especially the pro-lifers to name a few.

It is a slaughter and it has been done in our name by an insane man and his insane zionist cohorts.

and I am impotent to stop it.

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:44 PM
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:48 PM
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7. It's all so stupid
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 06:49 PM by Piperay
I don't what this election is supposed to do except give chimp a semi-graceful way out of the horrible mess he has made. x(
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:49 PM
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9. you are probably right-but it was not planned that way
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:14 PM
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11. bush* is NOT leaving Iraq...he has his hands on the OIL now...


AND the entire Chemical Industry, which uses the oil to make chemicals for plastics, and fuels, and farming and everything...it's like getting your hands on HOUSTON....


bush* will NEVER let go, no matter how many of OUR soldiers' lives or Iraqi citizens lives....this is NOT about democracy...

the only reason bush* is doing this PUBLIC RELATIONS campaign is to pretend this is an election FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, while another American dictator is installed in Iraq....


What continues to amaze me is that Americans continue to sacrifice THEIR OWN CHILDREN as bush* CANNON FODDER...and there's hardly any outrage....some outrage here, but NO ENOUGH OUTRAGE all across America....
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:25 PM
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13. After the sham elections, the military mission will change.
The military will be used to guard oil facilities. Security in the cities will be turned over to Iraqi police, no matter how ill-prepared. The US will provide limited rapid reaction forces to attempt to stop civil war, but the priority effort for US troops will be to guard the pipelines.

You're right that the election is nothing but a PR sham. It gives Bush an excuse to pull our troops out of the cities and send them to guard the oil.
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:27 PM
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16. bush* is already setting up "work camps" for the chemical industry
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 08:56 PM by diamond14
the OIL is only part of it....Iraq has a giant chemical industry to 'fractionate' the oil into it's many components, much like HOUSTON....

halliburton is already building the 'work camps' to run the chemical and oil industries (which are all outside the major cities)....


bush* learned all this from his grandpa, prescott...the 'work camps' will use CHEAP Iraqi labor, and provide minimal food/housing....

Auschwitz too was a 'work camp'..."WORK MAKES YOU FREE"....after hitler pre-emptively attacked Poland to steal the Iron, Coal, STEEL mills for his WARS.... Auschwitz was set up to provide the ULTIMATE cheap labor (SLAVERY) for those industries, along with the cheapest food/housing possible...when the SLAVES could no longer work or became problematic, they were KILLED, although many died from starvation, diseases, overwork, industrial accidents, mining accidents, etc...

Iraq is morphing into the same profit pattern...bush* pre-emptively attacks Iraq for their oil/chemical industries to support bush* perpetual WARS...(coal, iron, steel is OLD war industries...today's military runs now off oil, plastics, chemicals as the NEW war industries)...

the American Troops will supervise the 'work camps' while also providing protection, and organized torture, like at Abu Garib...the cheap labor is already available, with bush* creating 80% unemployment in Iraq...as starvation sets in, more and more Iraqis will VOLUNTARILY get on the buses to the 'work camps', with the promise of food/housing for workers and their families (NO wages, just a 'company store' for food/housing for starving Iraqis)...like Auschwitz, many will DIE from diseases, minimal or no sanitation, lack of medical care, and OVERWORK, with no OSHA, EPA or any other regulations, unsafe working conditions, chemical exposures, etc (which is already happening, all over Iraq)....the ones that get too weak to continue, or become too much of a burden/problem will be REMOVED to the halliburton incinerators, along with their families....

link to bush* grandpa's scam: how bush* inherited MILLIONS in Holocaust BLOOD MONEY....

http://www.john-loftus.com/Thyssen.asp

just like bush*, hitler had his own little "public relations" scams...like these "Happy" POSTCARDS, that the Holocaust Victims were forced to send back to their families, explaining what a "wonderful life" it was at Auschwitz....

Postcard...from Auschwitz to Lublin





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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:48 PM
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8. Yeah, right
What a tragic and ruthless farce.
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sallyseven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:13 PM
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10. Where the hell is our oil
he made such a mess of things we won't get any oil now. That blowhard piece of manure. He should have let the inspections continue, then made piece with Saddam and got the oil cheap. Can't steal their frickin oil on the cheap.
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:17 PM
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12. as usual...NO expression of sympathy to the families of the Embassy dead

and injured...NOTHING from the chimp at all....when will Americans realize that bush* duped them?
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:56 PM
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14. White House Has High Stake in Iraqi Vote???
I disagree. What difference will it make? Chimpie has never admitted to being wrong about anything. It's unlikely that the Republican controlled House and Senate will turn against him. He has already ruined the US's reputation in most parts of the world. He has dug us into such a deep financial hole, it will take many years to recover, if at all.

I would wager that if he really cares at all, it would only be because failure in Iraq might slow down (not prevent), his force feeding of "democracy" to Iran and Syria and wherever else he sets his sights on.
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AtTheEndOfTheDay Donating Member (454 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:02 PM
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15. We'll be told
what a huge success this farce is regardless of what happens. Reality won't be reported here in the U.S.
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