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Nambe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 01:59 PM
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..Wolfowitz says morale of U-S troops still high
Pentagon-AP


Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz says contrary to rumor, the morale of U-S troops in Iraq remains high.

He's just back from what he calls a "whirlwind tour" of Iraq -- where he says Iraqis expressed "enormous gratitude" for U-S and British efforts to topple Saddam Hussein's regime.But Wolfowitz says fear is still pervasive in Iraq -- and that showing proof of Saddam's sons' deaths could help relieve some of that fear. He says whether to release photos of the bodies is something U-S officials "have got to think through."Wolfowitz says the conflict in Iraq is a guerrilla war in some ways. ---

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Melsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 02:07 PM
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1. I think wolfie is the one that is high
As if they are going to let him talk to a bunch of unhappy Iraqis. And I'm sure the troops are not going to risk complaining to him either.

Unlike the troops, I would imagine that wolfie had access to all the water and toilet paper he needed. Not to mention air conditioning.
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 05:42 PM
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19. der morale uff der troops iss high
we get der oil to der Israelis as quickly and effishently as possibell.
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 02:16 PM
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2. Again, more proof facts don't matter to the Bush WH
Just keep saying it over and over, Wolfie. Your media whores will do the rest.
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Kitsune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 02:26 PM
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3. "One weekend a month my ass."
Yep, that's some sky-high morale there.
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drewb Donating Member (564 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 03:04 PM
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6. Sure am glad I got out of the Reserves...
Being stuck in Iraq doing something I didn't believe in would seriously piss me off...
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 02:33 PM
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4. I guess wolfie did not read this article in Asia Times
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East /

Spells out here in black and white how the Iraqis that really matter right now to the troops (the ones Attacking them!) don't give a crap about Saddam and his sons. It is so much deeper than that wolfie you fuck head! Then again you never fucking cared about the troops anyway.
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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 03:21 PM
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7. Hey leftchick, thanks for the link...
but would you mind indicating which particular article on that page you are referring to? There are a bunch there. Thanks! :hi:
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 03:40 PM
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8. Iraqi Resistaance Takes on a New Face...
about:blankhttp://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East /

I am sorry about that! Sheesh, kinda wrecked my rant too...
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Gingersnap Donating Member (420 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 04:36 PM
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14. sorry, but I couldn't find the article you meant
all the ones on Iraq that I clicked on were old--ie, March 2003.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 04:58 PM
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16. new link... I hope this works....
Edited on Wed Jul-23-03 05:00 PM by leftchick
Asia Times never fails to impress, IMO this is another MUST read for Americans ... http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EG24Ak03.html


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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 05:43 PM
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20. Alright leftchick...
Thank you so much. I am really interested in reading this. Your link works just fine. Thanks again. :bounce:
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 03:02 PM
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5. Wolf is on crack...plain and simple. n/t
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 03:45 PM
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9. What a loony tunes
Edited on Wed Jul-23-03 03:46 PM by DoYouEverWonder
How could someone whose supposed to be such a genius, live in such a fantasy world?

If they are this clueless about reality, and they didn't have a clue about 9-11, how could they have possibly have a clue about anything else?

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 03:46 PM
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10. ~"..at least among the soldiers they let get within a mile of me"
Edited on Wed Jul-23-03 03:46 PM by underpants
Want to bet they didn't let him anywhere near the 2nd Brigade of the 3dID?
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Eddie Current Donating Member (401 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 03:48 PM
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11. soldier blogs
http://lettersfrombaghdad.blogspot.com /

morale among the guys only gets worse here,
(everyone wants to go home!) bush and rumsfeld are the most
hated men on earth around here now, i dont see how he can get
re-elected now, (they are so hated!)

http://turningtables.blogspot.com

the national guard troops are angry...they were civilians and now they are full fledged camo clad dirt loving soldiers...they are complaining to national news agencies...there is turmoil...

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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 03:55 PM
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12. Troops are calling for Wolfowitz's resignation
Edited on Wed Jul-23-03 03:56 PM by lebkuchen
Wolfie is slow at making connections. Can we blame him for 9-11?
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 03:58 PM
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13. Yeah, The Soldiers Are The Liars
that's the ticket.
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Outvoicer Donating Member (667 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 04:53 PM
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15. It's "Comical Ali" ...
I didn't realize he was now acting as Deputy Defense Secretary under a different name!

What a moroon.

MORAN!
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jamesinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 05:01 PM
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17. Yes morale is high
Because the pentagon has told them they will be punished if they keep speaking their mind. This only came out last week after an interview of the troops by the T.V. media. Wolfie was just cheking to see if the orders were being followed.
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ze_dscherman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 05:33 PM
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18. Morale is high in comparison
to the lowly standards in morale this lying, warmongering scumbag and war criminal holds.
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uhhuh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 07:02 PM
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21. US troops morale high
I'm sure that when they first heard that wolfie was being sent to Iraq, it was high. When they found out that he was just visiting and not being assigned to patrol, I'm sure it fell right back down.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 07:51 PM
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22. Morale still high, WMD will be found, Economy is fine......
Nothing to see here, move along!

"That's the spirit, George. If nothing else works, then a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through."

General Melchett, Blackadder Goes Forth.
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indictrichardperle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 08:01 PM
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23. what would Wolfowitz know about the military?
he avoided his chance to serve in the military, too busy studying the fascist Strauss and doing math puzzles.

Can anyone see Wolfowitz going through boot camp ? yea, right next to lardass richard perle.

Yea right, the neo-cons give a shit about the working poor serving as grunts, in their PNAC "grand scheme".
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veracity Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 08:22 PM
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24. Wolfowitz - the PNAC Propagandist!
Wow, am I impressed! Paul W, - went around and interviewed every Iraqi and every single GI on his "whirlwind tour!" The guy is an absolute wonder! Of course, he's the one who said the Iraqis would be dancing in the streets after we invade and kill thousands of their people! The man is clairvoyant. How did he know all that? Whatta guy! How comforting it is to know that Iraqis appreciate and welcome invaders, and that our guys and gals in uniform love being picked off one at a time in 117 degree heat. I'm so relieved. Sigh. Oh well, the Brothers Grim are dead, and we're all safe from harm. Not.
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 09:09 PM
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25. LOL!
This is just hilarious. I wonder, Mr. Wolfowitz, where your morale would be if you were stuck in 100+ degree weather with several dozen pounds of gear on your back, forever worrying if you will get shot. And when you realize that you have no business whatsoever being there. Let's not forget that you've been told three times that you're coming home. I wonder, Mr wolfowitz, how you would feel.
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