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Emboldened Chimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:49 PM
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Bush Is Briefed on Iraq; Senior Democrat Urges Exit Strategy
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: April 6, 2004

CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush was briefed Wednesday on the spiraling violence and U.S. casualties in Iraq where American forces are facing the heaviest fighting since the fall of Baghdad a year ago.

Bush, at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, through Easter Sunday, got an update on fighting by U.S. Marines in the Sunni Muslim stronghold of Fallujah. Bush spoke via a secure video conference call with his national security advisers. The call was to have included Gen. John Abizaid, commander of the Central Command which has jurisdiction in Iraq, and L. Paul Bremer, the top U.S. civilian in Iraq.

Bush also spoke by telephone for 30 minutes with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, his closest ally in Iraq. The two leaders will meet in Washington late next week to discuss Iraq and other foreign policy problems.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-US-Iraq.htm...


Gee, sounds like our Great Leader is really involved. :eyes:
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:50 PM
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1. Bush Was Said To Have Remarked:
"Make this brief, I got brush to clear..."
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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:52 PM
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3. or he's thinking, there's a joke in here somewhere....
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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:51 PM
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2. are these the same people who said they had WMD? n/t
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:56 PM
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6. Yeah, time for the Iraqi 'insurgents'
to haul out those WMDs.
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Homer12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:53 PM
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4. Bush does not seem to urgent on this issue
Typical on vacation when when the shit hits the fan.

Let Dick take care of it.
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webtrainer Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:54 PM
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5. That Senior Democrat is the Great Senator Robert . . .
Byrd!!!

Chuck Hagel is also saying the United States and its allies are "right on the edge" of losing control in areas of Iraq.
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GainesT1958 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:59 PM
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7. " 'Exit Strategy'? What difference does it make?"
Was Dub's reply to Sen Byrd... :crazy:

Sen. Byrd's response to Mr. Bush's remark was reported to be: "You know, Mr. pResident, when it comes to you and all of your screwed-up policies in Iraq, you've really got a point there!" :eyes:

B-)
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:00 PM
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8. pResident BUNNYPANTS taking some time out of his vaca
:puke:
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:03 PM
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9. locking
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