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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 11:48 AM
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Just on CNN: Gen. Shalishkavili in hospital--unknown reason
Edited on Mon Aug-09-04 11:51 AM by barbaraann
He supported Kerry at the DNC convention.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 11:49 AM
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1. In guarded condition...
:( Please get well quick, General! We need you!
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 11:49 AM
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2. Somebody else says Shinseki... which one is it? n/t
Edited on Mon Aug-09-04 11:50 AM by LittleApple81
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 11:50 AM
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3. I wonder, too... (nt)
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 11:56 AM
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4. It's Gen. Shalishkavili, and CNN reports he suffered a severe stoke
:(
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 11:59 AM
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5. In ICU - guarded condition
Sad.

Hope he recovers quickly.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 06:53 PM
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16. I heard "massive stroke".
Doesn't sound like the prognosis is good. If he survives the critical period, the doctors will have to determine how much permanent damage he has.

Sad.
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wordout Donating Member (355 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 12:07 PM
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6. poisoned.
gotta take out all military opposition before martial law is declared..
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 12:34 PM
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8. yeah - BBBT&M

bushgang motto: bully, bribe, blackmail, threaten and if all else fails, murder


works for them! we haven't stopped them from doing what they want, yet.
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DeadHead67 Donating Member (529 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 12:21 PM
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7. Probably the same kind of 'Stroke' that . . . .
. . .all the people close to the Kennedy assassination suffered. Hmmmmm!
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 12:37 PM
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9. Saddam had a stroke recently, too.
While in U.S. custody. Hmmm.
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UAWONE Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 12:53 PM
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10. Cheny
Cheney next ???
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 02:21 PM
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11. Get his testimony on video tape before it's too late!
Judging from the Bush administration's depravity, it's not unreasonable to fear the worst.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 04:13 PM
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12. Have we heard anything from Roland Martin, who "called in sick"...
for a C-Span appearance the day after questioning W at the Journalists of Color Conference?
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 04:34 PM
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13. Ex-Joint Chiefs chairman suffers stroke
Retired Gen. John Shalikashvili, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and now an adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry, has been hospitalized in Washington state after a severe stroke, Pentagon officials said Monday. After falling ill at his home in Steilacoom, Washington, Shalikashvili was admitted Saturday morning to Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, officials said. The general was in guarded condition Monday in an intensive care unit, according to hospital spokeswoman Sharon Ayala.

Shalikashvili, 68, was born in Poland and came to the United States at age 16 in 1952, according to The Associated Press. He became the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff when he was named to that post in 1993. He served until his retirement in 1997.

At a gathering honoring Shalikashvili at that time, President Clinton said, "He never minced words, he never postured or pulled punches, he never shied away from tough issues or tough calls, and most important, he never shied away from doing what he believed was the right thing," according to the AP. Before serving as the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, he was NATO's 10th supreme allied commander in Europe.

He enlisted in the Army in 1958 and rose through the ranks, serving in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 and heading up a 1991 international relief operation that airlifted food for Kurds in northern Iraq as well as providing them with protection. Most recently, the general has been an adviser to the Kerry campaign, speaking at last month's Democratic National Convention in Massachusetts. The Kerry campaign had no immediate comment. Shalikashvili and his wife, Joan, moved to Steilacoom, near Fort Lewis south of Tacoma, in 1998, according to the AP.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/08/09/general.stroke/index.h...
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 05:21 PM
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14. My tinfoil hat is now officially ON!!!
:tinfoilhat:
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 05:49 PM
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15. I hope he'll make a good recovery.
I always liked him and was particularly proud of the fact that an immigrant like him could rise to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. People like him built this country.

I'm also glad I got to see General Shalikashvili on the great day when the site for the World War II Memorial was officially dedicated. That was back in 1996, I think, and the Big Dog gave a speech on the site.

Make a good recovery, General!
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ItsMyParty Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 07:46 PM
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17. Oh, will all you people lighten up!!
It's just a coincidence. If you would like I could list the 101 other coincidences in and around this administration...........This will probably be billed as "God" striking him dead for opposing god's second son (the mentally challenged one) George.
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Arcturus Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 08:06 PM
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18. No!
My dad used to work for him. He's a friend of my family and visited us when we lived in Berlin. :(
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BlueCollar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 09:25 PM
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19. How conveeeeeeeeeeeeeeenient
like Bill Casey just as Iran/Contra broke..

:tinfoilhat:
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