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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 03:02 PM
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Bush: U.S. will not allow Iran to dominate Iraq

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Bush: U.S. will not allow Iran to dominate Iraq Mon. 12 Dec 2005

Washington, D.C., Dec. 12 United States President George W. Bush announced on Monday that Washington would not allow Iran to mould Iraqs political structures.

Bush told a gathering in Philadelphia World Affairs Council that Iraqis faced the challenge of maintaining their newfound freedoms in a tough neighbourhood.

Iraq's neighbour to the east, Iran, is actively working to undermine a free Iraq, Bush said.

The U.S. President in unusually harsh language said that Tehran was opposed to democracy prevailing in Iraq. Iran doesn't want democracy in Iraq to succeed because a free Iraq threatens the legitimacy of Iran's oppressive theocracy.

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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 03:09 PM
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1. Ooh good, here we go...
Can't let Iran start selling oil for Euros, now can we? :eyes:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 03:09 PM
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2. the writing is on the wall folks.
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 03:10 PM
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3. Rightee-ho.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 03:12 PM
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4. This prick has his poll numbers go up a point or two and the
John Wayne bullshit starts again, 'eh?
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Texifornia Donating Member (399 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 03:16 PM
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5. Too Late!
He already gave it to them on a silver freaking platter.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 04:25 PM
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13. Yes, he did, Texafornia.
Glad to see that I am not alone on this.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 03:17 PM
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6. So now our troops will have to stay to "keep Iran from
taking over." Yeah, that's the ticket.

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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 07:36 PM
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20. Well, unless we just invade...
...to seek out and destroy those weapons of mass domination.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 08:36 PM
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22. Iran having WMD's and a real army will keep us from invading.
Even at full strength, or army would have a difficult fight on our hands, and an insurgency even more fierce. Iran can shut down the Persian Gulf unless we secure it at the Straits of Hormuz.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 03:18 PM
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7. We need not worry about democracy in Iraq because a theocracy
is in the making on its own.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 03:20 PM
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8. It's OK to have an oppressive thocracy here in the US but not in Iran?
I hate GWB. I really, really detest him. :grr:
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 03:44 PM
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9. I thought there were elections in Iraq. I thought it was a democracy now
and those who were elected, chose , apparently, to make friends with Iran. OMG, can't have that!

That friendship was Bush's fear or ignorance when he declared Iraq will be a democracy--and they all voted-- and it came true--Iran is friends with the leaders in Iraq.

What the hell is Bush the Iraq killer, doing interfering in this newly formed, elected democracy in Iraq? That ain't democracy--that is tyranny on the part of the United States.



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Bob3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 03:46 PM
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10. The US alas has very little say in that
since the government we set up is overwhelmingly Shiite and their leadership leans to Iran anyway.

This by the way is one of the reasons that this ape's daddy didn't take out Saddam since he was afraid an Iraq with strong ties to Iran would emerge from the resulting chaos - which is what we see right now.

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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 05:14 PM
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16. exactly!
Anyone with half a brain would have known that unseating Saddam would unleash the Shi'ite majority, and that it would only be a matter of time before Iraq would cozy up to Iran.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 03:48 PM
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11. Bush wants to dominate Iraq all by himself
Iran will have a significant influence regardless of what Bush wants. A quick look at the map shows that. I doubt that the U.S. has the resources or will for another war, especially with Iran.
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confludemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 04:22 PM
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12. only bush allies have been in bed w/ Iran: Cheney and Chalabi
Edited on Mon Dec-12-05 04:23 PM by confludemocrat
so WTF kinda gibberish is he spewing here? And who listening to him now, anyway?
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 04:37 PM
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14. OH? Iraq isn't a Shi'ite theocracy? Coulda fooled me george.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 04:38 PM
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15. Will a high-tech wall turn back deadly Iranian Influence Rays?
I mean, seriously, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!?!?

Could the freak be more arrogant/delusional/poorly informed?

:eyes:
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journalist3072 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 05:56 PM
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17. Okay, correct me if I'm wrong here...
Edited on Mon Dec-12-05 05:56 PM by journalist3072
But I'm more concerned about the UNITED STATES trying to dominate Iraq.

Seriously, we are making Iraq the 51st state here.
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Bonescrat Donating Member (227 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 06:32 PM
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18. Plausible that this is intentional...
They certainly aren't doing anything to stop Iraq from becoming an Iran sympathetic Islamic theocracy. So they give themselves a reason to keep the military (and contractors) there to either "protect" Iraq from Iran or to simply expand the war to Iran.

They make a lot of money on this...
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Itchinjim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 07:09 PM
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19.  Too late, dumbass.
Edited on Mon Dec-12-05 07:10 PM by Itchinjim
n/t
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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 07:50 PM
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21. Will the Orwellian BushSpeak never end?

What he really means is that we need to keep U.S. forces in Iraq to thwart true democracy from allowing an alliance with Iran, which would really put a crimp in PNAC's masterplan. If only they would tell it like it is.
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 08:51 PM
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23. Bush will not "allow" Iran to dominate? Hah Ha! Good joke ! With what
is bubbleboy going to use to stop Iran?
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