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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 12:19 AM
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Soros Steps Up Attack on Bush Policies in Iraq
Soros Steps Up Attack on Bush Policies in Iraq
By REUTERS

Published: May 17, 2004


Filed at 8:03 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros on Monday stepped up his attack on President Bush's international policies, saying the U.S. war on terror had claimed more innocent lives than the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.

Soros said the invasion of Afghanistan could be justified because the Taliban had helped al Qaeda, but the invasion of Iraq ``could not be similarly justified.''

Speaking at a graduation ceremony at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in New York, he further charged that recently published photographs of U.S. troops abusing Iraqi prisoners were ``not a case of a few bad apples, but a pattern tolerated and even encouraged by the authorities.''

``We claim to be liberators, but we turned into oppressors,'' Hungarian-born Soros said of U.S. actions in Iraq.

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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/politics/politics-iraq-s...
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 12:37 AM
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1. Go Soros....
Unfortunately he is probably the only billionare on our side and only one who is willing to outlay the cash. As far as I am concerend, he has done more than his fair share for our cause. The repgus have lots of billionares backing them, so this is refreshing. We can't sit around expecting everything from him, and we must also step up and take action.
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Chicago Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 01:37 AM
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2. Yes we must give and give and give!
Until it hurts! Every single month until November. And Volunteer! And be very nice to Repugs , they are feeling very betrayed.
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 01:41 AM
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3. my nephew graduated there today...
wish I could have gone.

Only 4 tickets, though..
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President Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 01:59 AM
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4. Soros genuinely puts money where mouth is...
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