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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:45 AM
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Iraqis Skeptical on Bush Speech, Want U.S. Out
Iraqis Skeptical on Bush Speech, Want U.S. Out

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By Alastair Macdonald

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqis reacted with weary skepticism Tuesday to promises from President Bush (news - web sites) of a peaceful and independent future.

Latest headlines:
Najaf Shrine Is Damaged in Clashes
AP - 5 minutes ago
Bush Urges U.S., Iraqis to Follow Plan
AP - 5 minutes ago
Bush Seeks to Reassure Nation on Iraq
washingtonpost.com - 10 minutes ago


Iraq (news - web sites)'s defense minister said he wanted U.S. troops out within the year, to be replaced by newly trained Iraqi forces.

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Shortly before Bush spoke, Washington asked the United Nations (news - web sites) to endorse a plan that would give U.S. forces an open-ended mandate to stay in Iraq, renewable in a year.

But Iraqis, from the streets of Baghdad to the ranks of the U.S.-installed administration, made clear they wanted a final end to 14 irksome months of occupation as soon as possible.

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"Bush is a scorpion. He is a liar. He is sneaky, making all kinds of promises when he just wants to control Iraq," said Ayman Haidar, a policeman on duty in Baghdad.


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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:49 AM
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1. But Chalabi said that Bush is the most popular politician in Iraq!
Are the Iraqis turning on their "Great Emancipator?" :eyes:


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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:53 AM
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3. A scorpion? Chilling description!
The speech failed. BIG TIME!
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:53 AM
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2. Damn. Ayman Haidae rocks!
""Bush is a scorpion. He is a liar. He is sneaky, making all kinds of promises when he just wants to control Iraq," said Ayman Haidar, a policeman on duty in Baghdad."

A Baghdad cop does more in depth, honest journalism with one sentence about Bush than most of our media have done in four and half years.

Ayman Haidar for VP!!!
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:55 AM
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5. Haidar doesn't have to worry about "access."
If our journalists worked together, they wouldn't, either.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:32 AM
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9. True, but they don't get access now
They get proximity.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:54 AM
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4. Oooooo,...a scorpion,....that stings!!!! n/t
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:03 AM
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6. The Iraqis will be in charge...
But we're staying, too.

So, if the Iraqis are in charge and they ask us to leave...do we say "NO"?

Strange.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:06 AM
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7. The Speech Was For The US Sheeple
In an effort to get Dimbo re-selected. Notice how he spoke in front of a military audience to show off his "leadership" qualities?
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:20 AM
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8. If the police are saying that
What's the average Ahmed-Schmed saying?
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:33 AM
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10. Something which translates loosely as "Grab your guns." nt
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:47 AM
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11. Americans Skeptical on Bush speech, want U.S. out.
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