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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-05-04 09:57 PM
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WP: U.S. Moves Closer to U.N. Resolution on Iraq (Bush* vs Chirac)
Edited on Sat Jun-05-04 10:16 PM by kskiska
By Dana Milbank

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In a frosty moment that ended the conference, Chirac criticized Bush's linkage between the Iraq war and World War II -- a comparison Bush has made anew in advance of Sunday's 60th anniversary of the D-Day allied landing in Normandy.

"I fully understand what led President Bush to make this comparison, if only for reason of circumstance," Chirac said. "History does not repeat itself, and it is very difficult to compare historical situations that differ. The situation in Iraq has to be contained, has to be mastered. We have to roll up our sleeves . . . and perhaps we will succeed."

The thinly disguised tension between the two leaders came despite what both sides say is progress toward a U.N. resolution that would set aside diplomatic strains.

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After the exchange of warm opening statements, in which Chirac said the press had written untruths about his awkward relationship with Bush, the good feelings appeared to deteriorate. Chirac appeared surprised when Bush breached protocol by inviting questions without leaving that duty to his host. And Bush appeared angry when a French journalist asked why Bush was "pushing your country and France to divorce?" The questioner cited a quotation, "Every man has two countries, his own, and France," which he attributed to John F. Kennedy. (It was, in fact, coined by Thomas Jefferson.)

Bush shot back: "To paraphrase President Kennedy, there's America, and there's Texas." He did not elaborate.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17614-20...
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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-05-04 10:07 PM
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1. "there's America, and there's Texas!"
What the FUCK is he talking about?

I can't wait to get a real President.
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-05-04 10:16 PM
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2. Even Tony Snow on Faux
didn't know.
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-05-04 11:30 PM
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3. I....THINK....
That he's trying to say that the United States and Texas are his countries....? That's stupid so it's probably what he meant.
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schultzee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-05-04 11:59 PM
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5. I lived in Texas. Bush thinks that Texas is THE WORLD.
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-06-04 03:20 AM
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9. TEXASS
Edited on Sun Jun-06-04 03:22 AM by burrowowl
I was born in the civilized part of Texas, El Paso.
Texas was created by opportunistics politicians, many who died as arrogant idiots at the Alamo for the greater glory of slavery and rich or speculative GRINGOS.
Now there is a movie out saying it is one of the greatest battles of all times! CROCK!
I forgot to add that Texas, supposedly is the only state to have a clause saying that it can secede from the Union whenever it pleases.
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schultzee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-05-04 11:57 PM
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4. He is so ignorant and arrogant.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-06-04 01:40 AM
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6. A Dallas November reference?
"There's America and There's Texas."
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-06-04 01:50 AM
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7. Interesting thought
Bush's mind never seems to stray far from death and destruction, so you could be right.
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FormerOstrich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-06-04 02:21 AM
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8. America and Texas!!
I don't see the quote in the linked article???? What is up with that???
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