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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 05:25 PM
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How Bush was whisked to Iraq
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3245120.stm
<snip>
Yet, despite the extreme secrecy, it was a trip that had been weeks in the planning.

Only a handful of aides knew in advance.

Although First Lady Laura Bush was apparently aware of the planning for such a trip, she and her daughters were only told the final decision had been made just hours before the president left.

A photographer for French news agency AFP described how he was given a moment's notice to get ready to leave.

"I had been taking a nap and had just a few minutes to grab what I need and be outside the back of my hotel and not to make any calls," Tim Sloan said.
<snip>

(Don't know if this is considered a dupe or not. If so, please accept my apologies.
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J B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 05:34 PM
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1. Bremer said it's been planned for months.
That's all I need to know. So that's why Bush wasn't concerned. He figured he'd do something like this and all the criticism would wash away. Bleh.
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 05:36 PM
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2. If this was "planned for months" as Bremer says, why the hell
Edited on Thu Nov-27-03 05:41 PM by Billy_Pilgrim
did Bush schedule calls to wounded soldiers that were picked up by Cheney?

They're lying so much they can't keep up with their stories anymore.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 05:37 PM
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3. Sounds like bullshit to me.
So they SAY it was planned. Like they have any credibility!

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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 05:43 PM
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5. The Cheney article PROOVES that someone is lying somewhere.
The WH was calling the German Hospital 2 weeks ago to schedule calls for Dumbya.

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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 06:36 PM
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9. There had to be a plan
They had to call ahead. I remember the European Airlines bitching the last time Air Force one appeared: they had to re-route their their flights etc.
An unanounced 747 enetring the Airspace would have caused a reaction - in any nation.
An escort had to be arranged as well - AFAIK is the range of Fighters nothing like that of a Jumbo.

The question is: when was the decision made to use the plan.
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 11:52 PM
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15. Yeah, the last time a 747 was flying around unannounced
it got its ass shot out of the sky (well, there was a debate on the airspace issue....)

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Manix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 05:40 PM
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4. Another sleazy photo-op for this lying asshole!!
nt
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 05:08 AM
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18. I bet most troops couldn't eat because of high alert - called to patrol
Edited on Fri Nov-28-03 05:09 AM by dArKeR
I bet you any money every unit was on the streets everywhere because of Junior's photo op. The troops could even have a peaceful dinner! Just the few elite in that room!
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 06:08 PM
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6. Planned for months, my donkey
This "plan" went into action when word got out that The Clintons were going.


rocknation


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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 06:15 PM
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7. damn straight
Satisfying to know they are "reacting."




Cher
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 06:16 PM
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8. Was Bush whisked inside a transfer tube?
Did he ride a donkey into the hangar as the crowds shouted Hosannah?
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 06:37 PM
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10. This Crew Is Practiced in Whisking Shrub, as on 9-11 n/t
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jason_sanchez Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 08:49 PM
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11. Where can I find a video of the event?
Thanks.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 09:41 PM
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12. Try Asking Faux and the RNC for It n/t
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 10:53 PM
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14. Hi jason_sanchez!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 10:06 PM
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13. "the President of the United States is AWOL" -- how true!
--a quote from the Drudge article.

http://www.drudgereport.com/flashbb.htm

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coda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 03:59 AM
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16. When did it become known that Senator Clinton was going to Iraq?
Timeline probably begins there.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 05:34 AM
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 06:45 AM
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21. you are the Jesus H. Christ of Comedy...
bow down, lovers of laughter - you just met your New Messiah - and his name is Medcop.

BOW DOWN!
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bushisanidiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 08:46 AM
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22. Obviously, Rove Cares. Why Do You Think He Was Sent, Crying and Trembling
to meet the troops he sent to die in his election campaign war.

Those troops were nothing but props for his photo op campaign to win the election. Same damn thing as his pretend "landing" on his toy aircraft carrier (the military are his personal toys).

Senator Clinton went to visit the troops with nothing to gain. She is not running for anything in '04. She didn't have photographers following her around like they do the chimp. She didn't have to sneek in for a brief visit and sneek out before anyone knew what was going on. She's got a backbone! She ANNOUNCED she was going. AWOL/Bubble Boy has to sneek around wherever he goes.. even in his own country! The world HATES the chimp! The only one's buying Rove's propaganda are the ditto head freeper idiots who believe anything and everything that is fed to them from Rove via Rush "Boil Ass-Druggie" Limbaugh and Fox "news".
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 06:00 AM
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20. Roger that, coda!
This visit was curiously devoid of the Imperial Pomp that usually accompanies the Boy King. And the clandestine nature of the trip is WAY out of character for the Regime.

This one smells much worse than usual. bu$h had to go, lest Hillary get one up on him--and she knew it before bu$h's handlers did!

:evilgrin:
dbt
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 05:06 AM
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17. The 'Secret' is the 10,000 wouned that are being hidden by Bush!
Let's hear the Media Whores publisize that secret!
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leetrisck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 10:04 AM
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23. Actually the Idiot in Thief used Hillary
as a decoy and was hoping something bad would happen to her. He's such a coward - he slipped in "after" he knew she was going.
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