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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 08:44 AM
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US stressing Iraq success amid attacks
Despite daily attacks on American forces, the US ground commander in Iraq delivered an upbeat assessment yesterday of the 100-day period since Baghdad fell.

Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez played down the daunting problems facing his troops and the US administration here, and Iraqis' widespread complaints about the occupation.

''By God, I guarantee you we've made tremendous progress,'' Sanchez said at a news conference. ''We are way ahead of schedule.''

In southern Iraq, US Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz, a key architect of the war, insisted that the United States is committed to rebuilding the country and stressed that bringing the regime's former leader to justice is a top priority. ''We're not playing any games with Saddam Hussein,'' Wolfowitz, on a four-day visit to Iraq, said in Najaf. ''The sooner we catch that bastard -- excuse me -- the better off everybody will be.''

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http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/201/nation/US_stressi...
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 09:00 AM
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1. lol reminds me of baghdad bob
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 09:21 AM by Kamika
By God, I guarantee you we've made tremendous progress, The iraqui people loves us and are throwing flowers at us as i speak.

May the libruls who is telling othervise burn in hell and worms feed on them for trying to tell these lies
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 09:12 AM
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3. HERE COME THE FLOWER PETALS
Actually its more of a MIX of Rocket-propelled Grenades and IRISH CONFETTI (1/2 a cobblestone).

The Irish confetti, apparently is quite sucessful at taking out the windshields on the HumVees.

They also starting to organize a celebration of peace and LOVE like Woodstock. They'll call it Iraq-stock.

I can't wait to see this Bremer on the stage, with 500,000 pissed off Clerics , Kurds , Shiites and Sunnis all booing him.

And he responds with the Country Joe song

1, --2, -- 3, --- what are we fighting for!!!

LOL
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 09:53 AM
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7. Iraq'n'roll muzak?
:silly:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 09:07 AM
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2. What "schedule"??
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 09:09 AM by TahitiNut
I wonder if they'd care to make it public? Nawww... :puke:

"rebuilding the country"?? That's a familiar euphemism for "corporatizing the national infrastructure and resources." :eyes:
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matt819 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 09:21 AM
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4. If this is success, it would be interesting to see what failure would be (
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leQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 09:44 AM
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5. memories of ken lay telling his employees how great enron is
come to mind whenever i see these liars cheats & thieves proclaiming their successes.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 09:49 AM
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6. What crap.
We have made a huge mess at huge expense and we will never
see any return on that investment, ever. If they have accomplished
anything at all it is to accelerate the decline of the American
Empire.
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DrBB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:18 AM
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8. Yes SIR, General Dreedle, SIR.
Colonel Cathcart reporting for duty. May I shine your shoes, SIR!
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:34 AM
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9. Put some more lipstick on that pig
and make sure it's Mary Kay PINK!
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:42 AM
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10. Well, of course it's a success! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!
"BRING 'EM ON"!!



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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:47 AM
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11. And how many U.S. soldiers were killed in Kosovo?
<<Asked by reporters why his assessment was so positive amid a persistent guerrilla war and a restive population, Sanchez said, ''Look -- I spent a year in Kosovo in the aftermath of a war. We were nowhere near the level of progress that has been made in this entire country in 100 days.''>>

I remember that after we went to Kosovo, some mothers named their babies Clinton. I wonder how many Iraqi mothers have named their babies Bush.

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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:52 AM
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12. Pay no attention to that guerrilla war behind the curtain!
The Iraqi people are going to show Bremer and Bush what liberation looks like.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:56 AM
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13. ''By God, I guarantee you we've made tremendous progress,''
By God, they lie as US troops and Iraqi civilians die daily. Someone PLEASE tell me these people are going to Hell!
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