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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:16 PM
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(Singh) PM says US invasion of Iraq a mistake
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PM says US invasion of Iraq a mistake
Washington: In a candid submission made on the American soil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the 2003 US invasion of Iraq was a ''mistake''.

Answering questions after his address at the National Press Club here, he said, ''it was our sincere view that it (invasion of Iraq) was a mistake but it is now a thing of the past and we must look to the future.''

Singh said India would like democratic institutions to take deeper roots in Iraq and New Delhi believed it had a contribution to make in this effort. The Prime Minister said he had written to his Iraqi counterpart immediately after the latter's elections that India would like to work with the government and render assistance in the reconstruction work and the economic development of the war-torn country.

Singh is perhaps the first foreign leader to criticise the US invasion of Iraq while being in Washington. His statement drew a thunderous applause from senior American journalist.

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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:19 PM
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1. U.S. invasion of Iraq a mistake
That qualifies for a huge duh. Wish W had the guts to admit it.
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existentialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:25 PM
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4. Bush make mistakes?
How dare you say such a thing. Bush doesn't make MISTAKES. :sarcasm:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:43 PM
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11. "mistake" ... the current euphemism for war crime
:grr:
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:22 PM
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2. Illegal "supreme crime" wars of aggression always are a "mistake".
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 03:58 AM
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19. Wonder who the lone American Journalist was in thunderous applause?
Probably Helen Thomas...one of the few REAL journalists in DC left...or maybe Krugman or Ivins were in the crowd, but they are editorial columnists....hmmm...maybe Hersch?

:eyes:
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nine23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:24 PM
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3. "Freedom Curry"?
Just wait for the avalanche of racist comments to follow, with the ubiquitous "we're GIVING them our jobs, and this is the thanks we get". Which, of course, in completely beside the point...
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:31 PM
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5. especially after * gave him that fantastic gala!
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:39 PM
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9. ...and since we'll become nukular buddies
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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:28 PM
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17. LOL! I was just thinking the same thing
This is the same guy * stayed up late for so he could have a state dinner for him. A nice and welcomed little stab.
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ToeBot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 04:22 AM
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20. Guess that plate of celery and side of rice, didn't impress n/t
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:37 PM
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6. Support Our Oops
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Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 07:19 AM
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22. THAT is brilliant!
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sugarman Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:37 PM
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7. recommend for the greatest...
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 10:38 PM by sugarman
... india has a history of telling it the way it is. Starting with Gandhi, the country's leaders have always spoken truth to power. The emergance of India as a world power is a good thing.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:45 PM
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12. China, India, & Russia are uniting
With Bush selling off our deficits and outsourcing our jobs, he's playing into their hands.

But why shouldn't he, he wants to be the corporate world emperor. He could care less about us other than making a permanent low income class here to service the needs of the corporatists.
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K-W Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:48 PM
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13. India's government has deep problems.
And thier leaders have not always spoken truth to power.

The emergance is a good thing because we need a more pluralized global society.
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ignatius 2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:38 PM
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8. Gosh, the PM better be careful or Bush won't share U S nuclear secrets
with him afterall.
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sugarman Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:40 PM
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10. obviously,
...this PM is willing to tell the truth and face the consequences. I've always been a big fan of PM Singh. He's one of the most dynamic and truthful leaders in the world...
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ignatius 2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:03 PM
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14. I said that with tongue firmly planted in cheek. I was personally
amazed, I am certain my jaw dropped open, when I read that Bush wanted to share our nuclear technology with India. I thought we were suppossed to be reducing WMDS, not creatig them. Even though the plan is for electricity production one would have to be totally delusional to think that creating more and more powerful weapons wouldn't be the logical next step.

Not too many years ago,under Reagan and Poppy, we were selling conventional and biological weapons to our buddy Saddam.How quickly our allies can become our enemies.

Whatever happened to the idea of nuclear disarmament? Nowadays, people think of a nuke as if it was a firecracker you throw off the back deck on the 4th of July, instead of a weapon that can destroy not only people, but the earth.

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Bhaisahab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:19 PM
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16. here's a joke that's popular in india since Singh's visit
bush comes to india on a state visit and is impressed by the intelligence of our President APJ Kalam, who is also a popular scientist and missile engineer. So he asks Kalam -
"How come your so intelligent excelantcy?"
Kalam says -
"Dubya, that's because I surround myself with intelligent people."
"How so?"
"Let me demonstrate by asking you a question - Your parents have three children. One is your brother and one your sister. Who is the third?"
Bush hems and haws and gives up.
Kalam calls Manmohan Singh over and asks him the same question. The PM smiles and says - "Its me of course."
Impressed by the intelligence surrounding the Indian president, Bush goes back to Washington DC and summons Condi Rice.
"Condi, those Indians are so darn smart. I want smart folks around me too. Answer this question - Your parents have three children. One is your brother and one your sister. Who is the third?"
Condi is stumped, and quickly excuses herself to go to the loo. On her way, she meets Dick Cheney and asks him the question. Dick growls - "Its me you stupid mama."
Condi rushes back to Bush and says - "I know the answer husb... sir! Its Dick Cheney!"
Bush slaps his forehead in disgust! "No wonder the world calls me dumb. I'm surrounded by fools out here! No its NOT dick cheney you moran! It's Manmohan Singh!"


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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 03:55 AM
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18. Hee Hee...that's funny....
:rofl:
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 06:57 AM
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21. omg....
:rofl:
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:10 PM
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15. It's not polite to tell the truth in BushAmerica. NT
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