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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:48 PM
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Bush: "go on offensive" best way to protect US
Bush: "go on offensive" best way to protect US

www.chinaview.cn 2005-07-21 01:23:27


WASHINGTON, July 20 (Xinhuanet) -- US President George W. Bush on Wednesday told the public that the best way to protect the US homeland is to "go on offensive."

"I want you to remember, as we work to secure the homeland, we have to be right 100 percent of the time, and the enemy only has to be right one time," Bush said during a televised speech delivered in the Port of Baltimore, Maryland.

"Therefore, the best way to protect the homeland is to go on the offensive, is to find these people in foreign lands and bring them to justice before they come here to hurt us," he said.

To that end, Bush said, the US government is adopting a two-pronged strategy, including intelligence-sharing with allies and hunting for terrorists around the world.
(snip/...)

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/21/content_32...

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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:49 PM
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1. When HASN'T Bush been offensive?
Oh, wait...that wasn't quite what he meant, was it?
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:13 PM
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38. yeah, it's just about the only thing he can do consistently
Offend people.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:51 PM
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2. How about Christ's Golden Rule?
Bush's interpretation of Christianity is very weird and menacing.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:51 PM
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3. "We have to be right 100% of the time"
Well, let's see, starting from being right 0% of the time, smirk's got a long way to go.
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:52 PM
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4. Yes, it's the best way to provide cover for the Neocon....
program of imperialism around the world. Sorry, George, that fig leaf has dried up and shriveled under the hot glare of the video lights.
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Nostradammit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:53 PM
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5. We must go to the wasps' nest and find all the ones
who might someday sting us. Then we must whack the nest with a stick until they are all dead.


Great thinking, George.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:57 PM
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21. How many escape to later sting another time?
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snippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:58 PM
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6. He must think it worked well for Spain and Britain. n/t
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:59 PM
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7. 'we have to be right 100 percent of the time'
he might want to set his sights a bit lower since he hasn't managed ANYthing right so far.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:59 PM
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8. You've been on the offensive since 9/11, commander in chump
and the only mission you've accomplished is making your friends richer.

:headbang:
rocknation
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:01 PM
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9. And screw the defenses in the meantime. What a MORAN!
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:01 PM
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10. Bu$h needs to read the Nuremberg Indictments.
1. Conspiracy to commit crimes against peace
2. Planning, initiating and waging wars of aggression
3. War-Crimes
4. Crimes against humanity


Bu$h is certainly two-for-four (#1 & #2), if not four-for-four, right now.




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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:02 PM
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11. Even if I agreed with the idea,
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 01:03 PM by MGKrebs
there would be an underlying assumption in my statement that we would go on the offensive AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE A THREAT TO US, not just randomly be on the offensive.

edited for clarity
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:20 PM
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14. I listened to most of the speech. Jr was is high post 9/11 mode.
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meti57b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:07 PM
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12. going on offensive means the opponent figure their best defense is offense
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Marthe48 Donating Member (473 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:07 PM
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13. These liars and thieves are losing in the polls
so they will go start killing people somewhere else to take the spotlight off their high crimes and misdemeanors? I wonder if the public will go for it this time? And how many times they'll whip this dead horse?



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FormerOstrich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:21 PM
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15. Do they have the authority to do this?
Where is Congress? :wtf:

I act like this is new or something....sigh
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:13 PM
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16. No more Mr. Nice Guy
The swagger is sickening.

Too bad Ninny-boy just doesn't have enough legions to trample everyone who's got it coming to 'em; it must keep him in a smoldering rage.

This also sounds like coded hints at an operation in Syria, but that's just me...
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wookie294 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:16 PM
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17. Huh ?
"the US government is adopting a two-pronged strategy, including intelligence-sharing with allies and hunting for terrorists around the world."


Yo, Bush! That's the strategy all presidents have used. You're adopting that strategy today instead of yesterday?? WTF??
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pfitz59 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:18 PM
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18. Army has 15,000 more potential recruits........
Courtesy of Hewlitt-Packard and the Bush* economy!
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:51 PM
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19. ",as we work to secure the homeland"
Didn't they just cut transportation (rail and subway) security by 50 million. Way to go shrub.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:55 PM
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20. He still can't find Bin Laden, still doesn't have enough troops,
he's bankrupting the country on Iraq, and he's talking about offense?
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:57 PM
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22. When I played football, the best offensive was giving our playbook...
...to the other team.

Now, I know that sounds silly, but that's what Bush did when he exposed Plame.

What a stupid shit. Did he really think his sixth-grade bullying tactics would work on grownups in international affairs?
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:57 PM
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23. He said, "we are on the HUNT"

What a horrible expression for the head of the USA to use.


How much more can we take!
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bspence Donating Member (406 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:51 PM
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24. Same crappy lines we've heard a million times n/t
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:54 PM
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25. This is news???? n/t :)
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Rebellious Republican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:00 PM
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26. So what was the date on this LBN? Sounds very familar to me!
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:11 PM
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27. Well, OK then!
Since I'm still only 42, I guess I'll be among those doing the "finding in foreign lands" part, while you strut around like a rooster threatening the next country you want me to protect you from, eh Georgie? :grr:
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:05 PM
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28. How does Saudi Arabia fit in with the "two-pronged strategy" of
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 05:05 PM by fob
intelligence sharing with "allies" and hunting for terrorists around the world?

Even fromthe "official" report of 9/11 15 of the 19 "hijackers" were Saudis.

We don't seem to be "hunting for terrorists" there so I guess they're allies? :crazy:
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:17 PM
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29. Was Bush 100% right when tens of thousands of Iraqi
and Afghanistan civilians were killed in his invasions and subsequent occupations?
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:48 PM
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30. Candid assessments of the coming denouement in Iraq
...draw bully pulpit counterpropaganda. Organizationally, the Army can carry this on for 12 to 18 months more tops. As Col. Cordesman, who is a conservative military analyst says, "they're eating the seedcorn."
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:10 PM
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31. I think it's working! I find Bush very offensive! nt
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:18 PM
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32. Bush went on the offensive during Vietnam.
Straight to a champagne unit with obsolete planes. Couldn't even maintain flight status and refused to take a flight physical.

Now he wants to wage neverending war with YOU AND YOUR KIDS. The ruling elite will never bear the suffering of fighting "on the offensive." That is for the serfs.
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wli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:20 PM
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33. I thought Patriot Act extension by 10 years was fait accompli
I saw it somewhere, anyway. Maybe it was just one branch of legislature.
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:26 PM
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34. What a coincidence. Hitler thought the same thing!
Hence the 'Ardennes Offensive', AKA 'The Battle of the Bulge', the beginning of the end of the Nazi war machine.

And this idiot monkey was supposedly a history major?
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:51 PM
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35. It hasn't worked yet. And it never will.
George came out of the womb and punched the doctor who delivered him, I bet.
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DawgHouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:52 PM
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36. All I hear anymore is blah blah blah blah
It's the same old line, same old rhetoric.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:00 PM
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37. what's to protect anymore? The jobless masses and idiot commuters?
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:18 PM
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39. So who do we invade next?
:eyes:
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