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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:15 AM
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Bush: Leaving Iraq now would be a 'disaster' (CNN)
War 'straining the psyche of our country,' he says

Monday, August 21, 2006; Posted: 11:01 a.m. EDT (15:01 GMT)


WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush on Monday said there would be no quick U.S. exit from Iraq despite his concerns over talk of civil war in the country and the effect the war is having in American society.

"If we ever give up the desire to help people who want to live in a free society, we will have lost our soul as a nation," Bush said.

"Sometimes I'm frustrated, rarely surprised," Bush said of events in Iraq. "Sometimes I'm happy."


http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/08/21/bush/index.html

"Sometimes I'm happy?"
:wtf:
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daydreamer Donating Member (503 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:21 AM
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1. Isn't it already a disaster?
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:44 AM
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29. Either way, we stay; we leave...is a disaster!
The upside to leaving IS...Our sons and daughters will die no more for Bush's mistake!
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Sin Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 01:01 AM
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43. Actually.
A Disaster would be an upgrade from a complete fucking catastrophe.
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Extend a Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:22 AM
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2. staying in Iraq now *IS* a disaster
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:25 AM
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3. bush is a disaster. bush has turned our country into a disaster.
everything bushco has touched has become a disaster.
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MrPrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:26 AM
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4. Insane fucker...
So is this still a Bush problem or an American problem now?
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:28 AM
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8. If it's a disaster, it should be a FEMA problem. --- uh ---
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MrPrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:47 AM
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19. LOL...
Arabian Horse Owners into the Breech!!

...ain't government grand -- it does things so few have the guts to do...like refuse taxpayers services they paid simply because they didn't vote the right way...talk about chutzpah.
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rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:27 AM
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5. True
Of course, staying the course will make it a bigger one.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:27 AM
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6. And leaving later would be what, a catastrophe??? NT
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bigdarryl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:27 AM
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7. You DUMB FUCK!!! it's already a disaster
Is this guy on the same planet as everybody else is. JESUS!!!!
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:29 AM
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9. that would be that disaster, as opposed to the CURRENT disaster
that are both, in any case, products of BushCo's illegal invasion.

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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:30 AM
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10. Would you rather have the disaster you know, or the one you don't know?
I'd rather stop pouring the oil on the flame and let it burn itself out.
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:32 AM
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11. It is starting to disturb me...
That every day, it is becoming more and more probable that the person who calls himself President of The United States has had a complete break with reality. A strong case can be made for him suffering from delusional states.
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:34 AM
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12. The 'disaster' was going into Iraq in the first place
Now that the damage is done it's time to admit the series of mistakes that have lead to where we are and stop digging a deeper hole.
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:38 AM
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13. Congress could do something.... n/t
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:40 AM
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15. If we had a congress but we don't.
They've decided that Bush should make all their decisions for them.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:39 AM
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14. Even though the VAST MAJORITY of IRAQIS want us the fuck out of
THEIR country. THEIR country which BUSH ILLEGALLY INVADED.

And you're ALWAYS INSANE, bush.

MFer.
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:41 AM
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16. His father knew
that going all the way to Baghdad and taking out Saddam would destabilize the entire middle east. Guess what dumb arse! * was stupid enough to let cheney et al talk him into this for Halliburton profits now he knows no other line than stay the course. the only thing that is missing is "1000 points a light" We have never been more screwed as a nation. This clown has ruined our rep in the world in such a short time it is staggering.
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:43 AM
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17. It passed the "disaster" stage a long time ago
And we also lost our soul a long time ago, too.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:47 AM
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18. So what does he call this cluster f$#@ now?
If it is not a disaster, it is at the very least a catastrophe
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:49 AM
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20. Speaking of disasters....


'Nuff said.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:00 AM
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21. 30 dead and 200 wounded yesterday by snipers
during the annual march to the holy mosque...no civil war.

the madness of king george
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Felix Mala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:00 AM
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22. He was channelling Lilly Tomlin's Edith Ann: "Sometimes when
I'm sad, I feel like crying. Sometimes when I'm happy, I feel like crying, too. So I think it is better to be happy. You get two emotions for the price of one."

Why shouldn't the Village Idiot be happy all the time? He's always got someone nearby to make up a fabulous story about anything that might make him sad.
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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:34 AM
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28. He actually said that??? I knew his brain was vacuum-packed, but
this is beyond comprehension. Like others, I'm waiting for just one reporter to say, "Mr. President, could we stay on topic for once and address the crisis in the Middle East?"
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:06 AM
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23. Losing a war is hard work. Hard work. Work that is hard. nt
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Sadie5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:20 AM
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24. Why are there no videos up of his speech
this morning. Been looking around the usual sites and can't find a single one.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:25 AM
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25. for Halliburton
and Exxon-Mobil
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missTheBigDog Donating Member (142 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:29 AM
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26. Stay the course
His rhetoric is wearing thin even with his supporters.
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DuaneBidoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:34 AM
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27. He's right - and staying is a disaster. We have no good choices left.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:45 AM
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30. A Disaster for His Oil Buddies! (nt)
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:28 PM
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31. "Sometimes" you feel like a nut, sometimes you are....n/t
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dasmarian Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:33 PM
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32. Wait!
"If we ever give up the desire to help people who want to live in a free society, we will have lost our soul as a nation," Bush said.


Dear George, I would like to live in a free society too. Maybe we should start at home, eh?





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OregonDem Donating Member (242 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:37 PM
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33. Um and it hasn't been a disaster being there?
Bush thinks if we "stay the course" and keep doing the same thing that eventually we will get different results. How many people will have to die before Bush and the Republicans swallow their pride and admit that this was a bad idea?

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. ---Benjamin Franklin
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:16 PM
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34. But Bush and Cheney leaving the White House.......
now that's a winning proposition.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:35 PM
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35. "War is not a time of joy," he said. PROFOUND


....Bush said he was frustrated by the war at times.

"War is not a time of joy," he said. "These are challenging times, and they're difficult times, and they're straining the psyche of our country. I understand that. You know, nobody likes to see innocent people die. Nobody wants to turn on their TV on a daily basis and see havoc wrought by terrorists."

But Bush said he agreed with Gen. John Abizaid, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, that if "we leave before the mission is done, the terrorists will follow us here." A failed Iraq would provide a safe haven for terrorists and extremists and give them revenue from oil sales, Bush said.

In response, Democrats said it was time for a new direction and Bush should begin redeploying troops this year.

"Our soldiers in Iraq should transition to a more limited mission focused on counterterrorism, force protection of U.S. personnel and training and logistical support of Iraqi security forces," House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said.
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:04 PM
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36. Puts me in mind of a Clash song...
whatta fucking idiot frat boy is...

He's souless, what would he know about "losing" his soul?
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:08 PM
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37. that press conference was a joke
he babbled, pouted, lied, insulted reporters, said iraq did 911 (real subtle-like), and basically said, 'Terra! Terra!' to just about every question asked. it was pretty funny.
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ThsMchneKilsFascists Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:29 PM
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38. No quick exit? How about no planned exit. Ever.
The neo-cons and the Pentagon planners don't plan to ever leave Iraq
They've got 14 permanent Iraqi bases so far.


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gefilte Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 12:09 AM
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39. Bush's Message to America
Washington - pResident Bush spoke to the American people about Iraq today, delivering an important message. "Screw you all, you're stuck with it and there's nothing you can do about it." said the pResident in one of his more candid moments. "If we leave it could turn into a disaster, can you imagine what Iraq would look like if it were a disaster? As long as I'm pResident things will continue just like they have been and you just better shut up and accept it. Look on the bright side, half of our army is NOT stuck in Iraq indefinitely, why don't you reporters ever talk about the good news?"

Whitewash Spokesman Orr Wellian clarified the pResident's comments, "What he meant to say was 'Nah nah nah nah nah' just in case you weren't really listening."

Vice pResident Doant Blemey reiterated the pResident's talking points, "Yeah, there were no WMD's, no ties to 9-11, we just did it because we wanted to and now it's a big mess, so take that Beeatch, there ain't nothing you can do about it."

The American people were also shocked to learn that the war in Iraq was a strain on their psyche, rather than on their security, pocketbooks, future and the soldiers lives.

In other news, Vietnam filed a formal complaint with the UN today about Iraq, claiming it threatened their position as the biggest mistake the US has ever made.

Courtesy Mark Hoolihan and the <a href="http://www.hoolinet.com ">Hoolinet</a>
Copyright 2006 Boniface Bugle Productions. All Rights Absurd.


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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 12:14 AM
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40. Stupid bastard. It's easy to play games with someone elses life
Iraq is already a disaster and will only get worse the longer we stay. They need to come up with an exit strategy that gets us out and put the Iraqi's in control of their own country.
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flaminbats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 12:44 AM
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41. Bush is worried we're just not obedient enough..
but forget the idea of allowing the Iraqis to establish their form of government or helping any wanting to live in a society free of invaders! perhaps blindly obeying our officeholders without question, and occupying Iraq without any exit strategy is the heart and soul of America :tinfoilhat:
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 01:01 AM
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42. HEY WHO CARES WHAT YOU THINK YA SLACK-JAWED A-HOLE!!!
Edited on Tue Aug-22-06 01:01 AM by neuvocat
BOO HOO I'M FRUSTRATED!!!! BOO HOO HOO I CAN'T GET ANYONE TO AGREE THAT SENDING TROOPS OFF TO DIE FOR WEAPONS THAT NEVER EXISTED COULD BE MORALLY JUSTIFIED!!!!!

You know what? FUCK YOU!!!!
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Towelie Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 01:15 AM
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44. His whole administration is a disaster
Along with the things they've done. Why should this be any different? The reasoning is that they don't want to create a terrorist haven...well, they already have, in many other places besides Iraq. The asshole is just trying to save face, at the expense of more American and Iraqi lives. :mad:
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 01:30 AM
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45. Then you can stay, GeorgieBoy, but the troops come home.
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