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jono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:53 PM
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Powell wasn't told of $25 billion Iraq request
Posted 5/6/2004 9:19 PM
By Kathy Kiely and Barbara Slavin, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON Shortly before Bush administration officials presented Republican congressional leaders with a request for $25 billion in Iraq funding this week, Secretary of State Colin Powell was telling members of the Congressional Black Caucus that no such request would be forthcoming.

Powell's associates tried to downplay the mix-up of him not knowing about the $25 billion request for funding in Iraq.
By Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP

"I'm stunned he didn't know," Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, one of the Black Caucus members who met with Powell, said Thursday.

Powell's associates tried to downplay the mix-up. But it underscores the continuing rift between President Bush's departments of State and Defense and deepens the impression that the nation's top diplomat is being cut out of the decision-making process. "It's unbelievable that our chief diplomat is not being heard," said Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., another Black Caucus member. "It's tragic and it's dangerous."


http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-05-06-powe...
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:05 PM
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1. He was right.
It'll be $50B.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 01:09 AM
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11. for this quarter
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crossroads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:22 PM
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2. Maybe he was out of the "poop?"
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:28 PM
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3. Your eye is creepy! I can't read your post with that stairing at me!
But it's really cool!
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jono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 01:11 AM
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13. I suppose it's a little distracting.
I don't usually start LBN threads... But thanks! I like it too. :)
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:29 PM
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4. Bush breaks promise, requests US$25bn - TT
REUTERS , WASHINGTON
Friday, May 07, 2004,Page 1

US President George W. Bush on Wednesday asked Congress for an additional US$25 billion to fund military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, breaking a pledge not to seek more money before the November election.

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/05/...
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silverlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:38 PM
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5. OMG - is he wavering? (n/t)
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AZCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:05 AM
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8. I think it's called "flip-flopping" now...
Or does that only apply if you're a Democrat? I forget...

It's hard sometimes to keep up with the evolution of language.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:44 PM
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6. Unbelievable.
This administration has no cohesion. It's anarchy, at the highest levels. It's like a Shakesperean play.

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scarface2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:49 PM
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7. rove called powell a lawn jockey
powell said whatever you say karl.
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:10 AM
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9. Amazing how nobody in this
maladministration knows what the other is doing?
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 01:16 AM
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14. it's that good ole plausible deniability at work
"I didn't know"
"I don't recall"
"I wasn't there"
"I wasn't informed"

you know, the "it's not my fault" because....
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:15 AM
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10. The "Super"Embassy in Iraq ...
... and the Ambassador (Bremer, Negroponte) obviously don't report to Powell like other Ambassadors. The "chain of command" over there must be a real spider's nest.
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JohnOneillsMemory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 01:10 AM
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12. No more reindeer games for Colin. Land of the Misfit toys for him.
Edited on Fri May-07-04 01:12 AM by JohnOneillsMemory
King Cheney is going to help ease the deficit by eliminating the State Department.

It's not being used anyway. Save a lotta payroll bringing those diplomats home to be greeters at Walmart.

Or maybe manning customer service phone banks to explain the 70 new Medicare discount cards to senior citizens.

"No ma'am, I never saw the Florida 'butterfly' ballots...I'm sorry you feel that way, ma'am..."
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FlemingsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 01:16 AM
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15. Yeah and Woodward goes out of his way to tell us...
Powell was the last to be told of the decision to invade Iraq.

I ain't buying it.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 03:58 AM
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16. bush* and his cronies are going to screw Powell
any chance they can.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 04:12 AM
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17. bush is flip-flopping so fast now, nobody can keep track.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 04:23 AM
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18. Hard to tell when flip flop becomes spin spin, lie lie
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 05:27 AM
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19. chalk it up to
the right hand not knowing what the REICH-hand is doing
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area51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 05:44 AM
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20. Powell should get a clue.
Still think you're in the loop, Colonoscopy Powell? You're the last person they tell anything to.
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 07:07 AM
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21. How long before Powell sees he's just a token
to bow and scrape for massa, resignation is the best way for him to save whatever honor (if any) he has left.
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Citizen Daryl Donating Member (693 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 07:14 AM
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22. It's Getting More And More Like The Soviet Politburo - n/t
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 07:39 AM
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23. Who was Powell standing next to at the May Day ceremonies?
Was he standing closer to Cheney than Rumsfeld was?

Where's my tea leaves?
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jono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:00 PM
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24. kick
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