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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:25 AM
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Bush: Berg's killers must be found
Bush: Berg's killers must be found

By PETE YOST, Associated Press
Last Updated 8:07 am PDT Saturday, May 15, 2004

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush is focusing on the killers in Iraq who beheaded American civilian Nicholas Berg, insisting they must be hunted down as part of a strategy ultimately designed to bring peace to the U.S.-occupied country.

"We must confront the enemy and stay on the offensive until these killers are defeated," Bush said in his weekly radio address, as he sought to shift the focus from the abuse of some Iraqi prisoners by American troops.

With polls showing his approval ratings at the lowest level of his presidency, Bush went on the offensive, saying that Marines are systematically dismantling the militia of a radical Shiite cleric and are disrupting enemy attacks in the Fallujah area, home of Saddam Hussein loyalists and other militants.

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White House spokesman Scott McClellan said later that the United States only stations its forces in places around the world "where we are welcome, and I fully expect our forces to continue to be in Iraq at the invitation of a sovereign government on July 1."

more... http://www.sacbee.com/24hour/special_reports/iraq/story...
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scarletlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:26 AM
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1. LIke Osama?
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:29 AM
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6. my exact
sentiments-this guy has zero credibility when it comes to "we'll get him-isms"
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peterh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:38 PM
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17. And still nothing on.
The anthrax mailer nor the Valerie Plame leakerbut we do have Saddam, a Mission Unaccomplished photo-op and a more dangerous and dirty world..
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fearnobush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:44 PM
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25. We found Bergs killers, according to his father, his son's killers
are in the white house.
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MSgt213 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:27 AM
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2. How many more soliders and marines we going lose trying to find the
killers of one man. We lost at least 10 Marines looking for the killers of the 4 contractors.
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:28 AM
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3. Ok. Now I'm really starting to strap on the foil
If Bush had played this down, I'd be less inclined to speculate as to the white chair and yellow walls - but if this bastard is going to exploit this murder to stave off is crashing poll numbers, then something is really wrong here.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:28 AM
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4. Biach should look in the mirror n/t
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:28 AM
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5. Just like Plame's leakers?
Look in your own backyard. Actually, you don't even have to step outside of your temporary housing there, mr. pResident!!!
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:34 AM
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7. Staying on the offensive hasn't worked too good so far....
The only positive thing about the course he is on is that its heading him back to Crawford.

How do you like you're toast, smirky?
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:35 AM
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8. hey--------------------------------------!
Edited on Sat May-15-04 11:36 AM by rchsod
WHAT ABOUT THE ANTHRAX KILLER?? and there`s only a few people who could have done it..but you think the bushboys would catch him/her, wouldn`t you? -dead men tell no tales, do they...
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:55 AM
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9. Maybe they will have...
The WMDs on them, too.
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maggrwaggr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:04 PM
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10. he's starting to sound like O.J. Simpson
Bush -- "I'm gonna find the real killers"
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:09 PM
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11. like Osama
and whoever outed Valerie Plame

dead or alive

smoke 'em out

no hole deep enough
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Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:14 PM
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12. Look in the mirror, Mr. Bush. There you will find Berg's killer.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:40 PM
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13. That should be easy
Look for arabic men with very white hands. There can't be very many of them.

Julie
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creeksneakers2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:42 PM
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14. Bush had three chances to get Zarqawi before the war.
The White House turned down plans to get Ansar al-Islam and Zarqawi three times because they thought it would undermine the case for war against Iraq. Bush has a lot of nerve playing the tough sheriff now.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4431601

If Bush had any real interest in preventing terrorism Berg might be alive now.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:44 PM
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15. Anyone watch "The West Wing" last Wednesday night?
In the episode, one of the US Envoy vehicles is attacked in Gaza. Two congressmen, and Admiral Percy Fitzwallace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs (played by John Amos, and one of my favorite characters), are killed.

President Bartlett visits Mrs. Fitzwallace in her home, to offer his condolences and to promise her that "we will hunt down and bring to justice the people who did this."

"Thank you, Mr. President," she says, calmly, "but you won't catch them or bring them to justice. I know the world."

I couldn't help but think of all the promises made to Americans about "hunting down the killers."
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:37 PM
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16. Hah...
with all the weirdness about THAT, finding the killers is the last thing chimpy would want to happen. :tinfoilhat:
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:27 PM
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18. so, will Inspector Gadget put Blackwater on the list of suspects?
actually saw someone wearing a Blackwater t-shirt yesterday
:wow:

... an old Rolling Stone concert t-shirt I could see ... but, Blackwater?

You can't miss that big paw print. http://www.blackwaterusa.com /
they train dogs, too

:scared:

OC Hell, California
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Manix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:33 PM
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19. ...you have to November 2 to find them smirk, because after then
you will be too busy moving back to Crawford.
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Lou_C Donating Member (944 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:33 PM
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20. OJ & Scott Peterson looked for the killers
Why not * LOL
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:36 PM
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21. Steve Bell
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:34 PM
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31. LOL
Steve Bell is the greatest.
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POed_Ex_Repub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:40 PM
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22. In other words...
"Please use this as a distraction and justification for our inhumane treatment of Iraqi prisoners"

Wouldn't it be nice if policy shaped politics and not the other way around?
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:01 PM
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23. Did he say he won't rest until they are found? Nope, vacation time!
he learned something from the OBL experience.
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Unperson 309 Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:42 PM
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24. Georgie, have you looked...

under that white House sofa, again, yet?

They're probably next to the WMD. Or your porno mags.

309
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:59 PM
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26. Bush*, no dessert until you finish your vegetables...
Where is the Anthrax killer?
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:06 PM
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27. the very fact that
"President Bush is focusing on the killers in Iraq who beheaded American civilian Nicholas Berg, insisting they must be hunted down as part of a strategy ultimately designed to bring peace to the U.S.-occupied country"--tells me the whole thing stinks.

Can he get out of the "hunted down" rhetoric? It did not do a thing to catch Bin Laden, and actually, it was the Kurds who captured Saddam.

Can we please get rid of this idiot who insists upon a foreign policy that uses outdated cowboy rhetoric.

He is using it, and because he is, makes me suspiciouos that it has been engineered so that he could use it.

and he looks and sounds like a damned fool.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:16 PM
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28. Oh shut up. Just shut up. Who the hell have they found?
Saddam? That's it isn't it? No Mullah Omar, no OBL,
no perps for the Crispy Critters in Faloojah, nobody
for the WTC attack, nothing. Just shut up you incompetent
buffoon.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:49 PM
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29. Berg's death came in handy for Bush
But then again, so many deaths have. Although I do get the feeling that this isn't proving to be as good a distraction as a lot of people thought it would - it seems to be helping with his base, but I don't get the sense it is winning converts to the cause of continuing the war in Iraq.

Which makes you wonder, just what distraction could lie in store.
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devinsgram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:29 PM
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30. Well then, all he has to do
is look in the mirror. Presto, found them.
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Chicago Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:52 PM
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32. Hey George Bush - Look in the mirror!
Berg never would have died if you didn't start this God Damn War.
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