Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Rice says Iraq must not be given up to 'merciless killers'

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:22 PM
Original message
Rice says Iraq must not be given up to 'merciless killers'

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0930RiceTerroris...

Rice says Iraq must not be given up to 'merciless killers'

Associated Press


PRINCETON, N.J. - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday the United States must not abandon its mission in Iraq and Americans must realize the consequences of ceding the country to an enemy she called savage.

Rice also told students at Princeton University that the Bush administration's focus on the spread of democracy in the Middle East is both a moral obligation and a tough-minded response to global terrorism.

"From Cairo and Ramallah to Beirut and Baghdad, they are now finding new spaces of freedom," Rice said. advertisement

On Iraq, Rice took the unusual step of noting the number of U.S. troops killed during the war - nearly 2,000.
"The nation will always honor their names and their sacrifices," Rice said.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:24 PM
Response to Original message
1. What might the consequences of ceding the country be?
Hmmmm. Civil War where everyday tens and hundreds and innocent people are being killed? The creation of new and emboldened terrorists? Increased hatred toward America?

No, can't let that happen.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:24 PM
Response to Original message
2. Too late.
Blackwater mercs and negroponte death squads are already there.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:26 PM
Response to Original message
3. What is the US mission and could some of its actions be termed savage?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:26 PM
Response to Original message
4. More Orwellian babble. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:27 PM
Response to Original message
5. 175 protesters outside the bldg at 3PM!!!
--Blue in Princeton
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:56 PM
Response to Reply #5
17. very cool!
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 04:13 PM by leftchick
I hope she saw and heard them. CONDI THE KILLER!



U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, delivers a keynote address on Friday, Sept. 30, 2005, at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ., as part of the 75th anniversary of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. (AP Photo/Jose F. Moreno)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Laughing Mirror Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:57 PM
Response to Reply #5
18. Did Dr. Rice stop and talk with them?
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 03:58 PM by downstairsparts
Although I've never seen any evidence of it, she's supposed to be so brilliant and all, you'd think she'd jump at the chance to exercise that briliant mind of hers with the brainy Princeton protesters as a relief, if nothing else, from her dull, stupid, dim boss and sometime "husband" George Bush.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:59 PM
Response to Reply #18
19. We called her out, but i think she was too busy regurgitating
propaganda inside.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Laughing Mirror Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:09 PM
Response to Reply #19
20. I'm sure the energy vibes you were sending penetrated that reptilian flesh
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 04:10 PM by downstairsparts
I'm so glad to hear this. That's a lot of protesters.

Thanks to all for keeping the pressure on.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:28 PM
Response to Original message
6. Good. Is she hinting it's time for the United States to get out? NT
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
gasperc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:29 PM
Response to Original message
7. fuck you bitch
condi you ignorant slut
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:29 PM
Response to Original message
8. Merciless killers
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 03:32 PM by paineinthearse

like rummy?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:30 PM
Response to Original message
9. Isn't that who we got it from???
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
earthboundmisfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:30 PM
Response to Original message
10. WTF is a "space of freedom"?
What an odd thing to say.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
meti57b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:41 PM
Response to Reply #10
14. I'm starting to wonder, ... what is "freedom".
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:31 PM
Response to Original message
11. What's a merciful killer?
Would she consider Conquistadors or Crusaders or the US Cavalry during the Indian Wars merciful killers?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:39 PM
Response to Reply #11
12. Well, the death penalty
must be merciful, i guess, based on this random neuron firing she likes to call thinking.

Pulling the plug on Schiavo, not.

If it wasn't so sad it would be funny.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
deek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:42 PM
Response to Reply #11
15. don't forget the mercenaries in Iraq eom
.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
arewenotdemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:57 PM
Response to Reply #11
26. No, not at all.
"Saviors" would be the term...saving the gawd-fearing Christian white folk from the heathen "savages" (if too late to save the souls of the savages).
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:39 PM
Response to Original message
13. Way too late.
The Bushists still have to pretend Iraq is turning into a peaceful Western democracy... so long as we don't lost our will and resolve.

As anyone who is following events knows, that is complete bullshit, and the only question is when does the civil war start, sooner, or later?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:48 PM
Response to Original message
16. The US military is already doing its "merciless killings" in Iraq
I guess we don't want any competition when it comes to slaughtering a civilian population, over 100,000 civilians have been killed by US since the war began.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Anywho6 Donating Member (458 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:33 PM
Response to Original message
21.  "Merciless killers." As Phoebe said, "Well, hello, Kettle, you're black!"
:crazy:

Peace...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
neweurope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:39 PM
Response to Original message
22. Recommended reading:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

It's a MUST.


-----------------------

Remember Fallujah

Bush to The Hague!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:40 PM
Response to Original message
23. There are more than two options, Condi.
Us being there, or ceding the country to terrorists aren't the only choices. An actual DIPLOMAT would be working on other scenarios to present to an actual LEADER who could contemplate more than one thing at a time.

But then, you are really only the head of the propaganda department, and your contract does not include consideration of any ideas other than those handed to you by Dick Cheney.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:48 PM
Response to Original message
24. Does she mean Bush and Rumsfeld?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:53 PM
Response to Original message
25. Isn't that us? Murderers, rapists, torturers? nt ...
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 04:54 PM by cassiepriam
So much projection of our evil ways onto others.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:10 PM
Response to Original message
27. It's those "merciless killers" at the Pentagon that has spawned any
insurgency in Iraq.

And then there are those Brits in wigs and Iraqi clothing....
Sort of wolves in sheeps clothing. More of those 'merciless killers' Condi is referring to?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:17 PM
Response to Original message
28. Merciless Killers? Like the US/ Blackwater mercenaries?
Perhaps someone can explain to Rice the difference between tough minded and pig headed.

And "new spaces of freedom" is GOP speak for the fact that the coalition forces don't control a single village or town in their entirety. Yeah, there's a 20 foot stretch on the road between Baghdad and the airport that hasn't been the site of an IED ----yet.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:05 PM
Response to Original message
29. What part of the "Flypaper plan" does kindasleazy NOT understand?
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 07:18 PM by fob
Hey you lying skank, the Flypaper plan equals giving Eyerak to the "terraists" so's we don't have to fight them here, remember?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cantstandbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:20 PM
Response to Original message
30. Did she mean "Iraq must not be given up BY merciless killers?"
That would be the US, right?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:43 PM
Response to Original message
31. I Think That's the Exact Message the Bombers Are Saying
and as for merciless killers, just look in the mirror, Condi, and the Oval Office.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
demobrit Donating Member (279 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:05 AM
Response to Original message
32. Rice warns against quitting Iraq

The US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, has said that America must not abandon its mission in Iraq

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4299462.st...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
OKDem08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:05 AM
Response to Reply #32
33. yeah, right
it's such a 'noble cause'...how convenient for her that she doesn't have to actually experience the debacle she has helped to create!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:05 AM
Response to Reply #32
34. Two cows are standing in line outside a meat packing plant.
One cow says; "I hear only hamburger ever comes out of this place."

The other cow replies; "Yes, but we must carry on so we honor all those who came before us."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:06 AM
Response to Reply #34
36. That describes the situation in Iraq very well.
"Two cows are standing in line outside a meat packing plant."
One cow says; "I hear only hamburger ever comes out of this place."

The other cow replies; "Yes, but we must carry on so we honor all those who came before us."



I'm passing this on to 'everyone on my e-mail list' or 'everyone I know'. Who says anoying chain e-mails have to be long and full of graphics? Short and pithy works too. :patriot:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:06 AM
Response to Reply #32
35. Here's your helmet, vest, boots, and gun, Condi.
And don't let the door hit you in the behind.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:06 AM
Response to Reply #32
37. she must 've not looked at herself in the mirror ...


or she would've seen herself and her bushie boy as two of those barbaric killers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the nerve of that woman!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:06 AM
Response to Reply #32
38. "Mission" my remote.
The corporatists always try to make themselves sound like Fr. Junipero Serra.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
necso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:06 AM
Response to Reply #32
39. The only plausible justification
that the neocons have left for staying in Iraq is that things will get worse if we leave (danger, terror, boogiemen, land sharks, mushroom clouds, etc).

But it's the overall net-effect on our national interests that matters, and I see a big net-plus from withdrawing. (It's also possible that once they realize that they're on their own militarily, the Iraqis will do things differently -- or not.) Moreover, I see the downside risk becoming greater the longer we stay, not less.

Of course, the neocons would (and will) claim something different. And as long as people don't hold the neocons responsible for the failures brought on by their deceptions and delusions -- and judge neocon rhetoric based on its track record of failures, as opposed to falling repeatedly for the spin-of-the-moment (often full of intangible assertions or assertions (like assertions about the future) that can't be disproven with the facts available to skeptics) -- then this country will never solve its problems, and we will remain headed for disaster.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:06 AM
Response to Reply #32
41. Germany must not abandon her mission to Christianize Europe!
Condi Rice is Josef Goebbels in black face and in drag!


Goebbels
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 10:53 AM
Response to Original message
40. Since it rightfully belongs to the Kompassionate Killers
I weep for you," the Walrus said:
"I deeply sympathize."
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of the largest size,
Holding his pocket-handkerchiefs
Before his streaming eyes.

"O Oysters," said the Carpenter,
"You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?"
But answer came there none
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tainowarrior Donating Member (425 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:09 AM
Response to Original message
42. ...and that's why I'm calling for the U.S. forces to pull out immediately!
:sarcasm:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:10 AM
Response to Original message
43. We agree! Get BLACKWATER out of there! n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MODemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 05:22 PM
Response to Original message
44. Why is Condoleezza often called Dr. Rice?
Seriously, I really don't know why she has earned that title. Can my DUer friends tell me? :think: :think: :shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 05:32 PM
Response to Original message
45. Soemtimes I really wonder if she's been
playing the piano and ice-skating in the 90s and 00s as well.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Sep 23rd 2014, 07:33 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC