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NeoConsSuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 07:09 PM
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Bush: 'I know what I'm doing' on war
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) -- President Bush on Wednesday pushed back against John Kerry's criticism of his handling of Iraq, saying, "I know what I'm doing when it comes to winning this war."

Bush used an re-election rally to sharply reject Democratic challenger John Kerry's proposal to begin to withdraw troops from Iraq within six months of taking office.

"We all want the mission to be completed as quickly as possible. But we want the mission completed," the president said. "The mission is not going to be completed as quickly as possible if the enemy thinks we will be removing a substantial number of troops in six months."

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/08/11/bush.ap/index...
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bringbackfdr Donating Member (196 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 07:16 PM
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1. Mission Unaccomplished
Maybe when the mission is completed Kerry could jump onto an aircraft carrier, wearing a flight suit ...
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NeoConsSuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 07:19 PM
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5. Saw a bumper sticker in a parking lot today..
'Mission Accomplished', with the word 'Mission' crossed out and the word 'Nothing' written over it.

How sad, and how true.
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 07:35 PM
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9. I saw one of those
today too! Wonder where they got it?
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NeoConsSuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 07:38 PM
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11. It was at my place of employment..
I'll find out who the owner of the car is and email you the source.

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luaneryder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 07:50 PM
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12. I got mine from MoveOn
Got it free a month ago.
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 10:45 PM
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38. Moveon.org
<a href="http://www.moveonpac.org/stickers " target="_blank"><img src=""></a>
<a href="http://www.moveonpac.org/stickers " target="_blank"


Funny, my tags work on my webpage, but they don't here. Oh well, just click on the links...
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briang5000 Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 08:36 PM
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25. free bumper stiicker is from MoveOn.org
Edited on Wed Aug-11-04 08:39 PM by briang5000

here's the link to get the free stickers:
http://www.moveonpac.org/stickers
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 10:33 PM
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37. Welcome to DU, briang5000!
:hi:

Thanks for the link. I ordered 10!
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mbperrin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 06:59 AM
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53. You can get them from MoveOn PAC
https://www.moveonpac.org/stickers /

(They're real head-turners here in West Texas!)
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 09:50 PM
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32. Those are my exact thoughts too...I thought the "MISSION was ACCOMPLISHED"
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 08:48 AM
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57. Flip flop
by Bush.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 07:16 PM
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2. but georgie
i thought the mission was already accomplished?
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 09:42 PM
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60. You mean the current situation is intentional? OMG! I thought it
was just a gigantic FU. I had no idea that this is the result he intended.

So, he knows what he's doing, hunh? Now I'm really scared.
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clydefrand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 07:17 PM
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3. Wonder why McCain didn't speak???
Strange, don't you think? Could he be seeing through him afterall because he certainly is shallow enough.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 07:18 PM
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4. Let me see if I understand this correctly...
"Mission accomplished" does NOT mean "mission completed."



Right? :crazy:
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BonjourUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 07:23 PM
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6. What does it mean "mission" ?
Couldn't he explain again his war aim ?
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 07:59 PM
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14. Must be the same way he defines sovereignty
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IA_Seth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 08:24 PM
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21. Well you see...
A mission is just that - a mission. I would say that in the future the mission will be the mission, ya know, the mission. Its very missiony, but pretty clearly a mission.

He is such a freakin moron.
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 07:06 AM
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54. Yeah...is this "mission" like a "crusade"? A church thing?
Are we sending soldiers as missionaries to convert "the heathen"? I suspect he thinks that analogy would be acceptable... :eyes:

Dubya, you DON'T know what you're doing in any real sense of the word! You aren't Humpty Dumpty and you can't make words mean what you want them to mean.
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 08:30 PM
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58. Missions in Texas History....
The missions of San Antonio are famous historical sites, still active parishes and well worth a visit. There are even older missions near El Paso. But among the lost missions of Texas, the Mission at San Sab is most interesting.



In 1785, a relative of one of the Franciscans who died at San Sab commissioned a mural illustrating the results of trying to missionize the Comanches. A few years ago, the mural's ownership was subject to a legal dispute. Houston's Museum of Fine Arts offered a secure, climate controlled environment until the case was settled. Therefore, Houston had a good chance to see the first painting, ever, to depict an event in Texas History.

The full mural & lots of info:

www.texasbeyondhistory.net/sansaba/

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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 09:55 PM
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33. Yup...you got it right...Bush never means what he says!
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 07:33 PM
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7. Bu$h reminds me of that fish
that he gave to Barney to torture. The poor thing was flip flopping all over the deck of the boat.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 07:33 PM
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8. famous last words
:eyes:
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Sagan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 07:36 PM
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10. Winning this war? WINNING this war??

What about "Mission Accomplished?" What about "end of hostilities"? What about "sovereignity"?

If Chimpy is now talking about still having to win his war, then he's admitting he has badly, BADLY mishandled the situation thus far.

Truth to everyone here, of course, but still.. What an idiot!
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 09:00 PM
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26. Unwinnable
This war won't be "won" in our lifetimes. When the radical fundamentalists have made up the 1300 to 1400 years that they're behind the modern world, then we'll talk.
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 07:57 PM
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13. Flip: "The mission is not going to be completed ..."
Edited on Wed Aug-11-04 07:59 PM by hadrons
Flop:

"I know what I'm doing when it comes to winning this war."

I kinda wish he would start trying to LOSE the war
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 08:18 PM
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18. Do you have a little sister named Lepton ?
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 09:39 PM
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29. sorry, no sis
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 08:00 PM
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15. OK.......I am now convinced. This guy is true idiot!!!
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Bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 08:02 PM
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16. I know what Im doing?
I know what Im doing? I know what Im doing?
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RebelYell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 08:02 PM
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17. Oh yeah??? Prove it, then, dammit! nt
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 08:22 PM
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20. A msg. to the world from Dumbass.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 09:00 PM
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27. Is that photo for real?
If it is, where was he?
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 08:19 PM
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19. Good Heavens!! The fact that he even has to SAY that...
...speaks volumes about his ineptness. IF he knew what he was doing, there would be NO NEED to make that statement outright. His policies would speak for themselves. And, they DO. However they are NOT saying that he "knows what he's doing". Quite the contrary...and therein lies the problem and the necessity for his making the claim that he does.
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Keirsey Donating Member (508 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 08:31 PM
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22. I'm disgusted
The president roamed a square about the size of a boxing ring inside an aircraft manufacturer. One jet was left on the plant's floor, its nose pointing straight at Bush. Bush joked that he and McCain, both former fighter pilots, would take the plane out for a spin.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/08/11/bush.ap/index...

Dubya seems to have forgotten that he was grounded because he refused to take the physical. Then he went AWOL.

I'm showing great restraint here. You don't want to know what I really think.



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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 08:32 PM
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23. Had to go read the whole article
to see if he was talking about Iraq. Indeed he was. "I know what I'm doing" LOL!
Iraq is on the brink of total collapse.

At least he's answering the tough questions...

Samples questions on Wednesday:

Can I take a picture with you?

Can I introduce you to my wife and mother in law?

I want you to know that I'm praying for you.

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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 08:33 PM
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24. So how are things at the grownups' table these days?
You don't really expect us to swallow that, do you?
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POed_Ex_Repub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 09:31 PM
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28. You'd think he'd be better at this...
You'd think someone with Bush's stellar military record would know how to avoid combat....
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young_at_heart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 09:45 PM
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30. Many knowledgeable people DON'T think he knows what he's doing
How many miltiary experts and others have the exact opposite opinion? I am amazed that anyone could believe a word he says!
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 09:49 PM
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31. meme change and a fat lady singing....
Edited on Wed Aug-11-04 09:57 PM by teryang
Before it was "winning the peace" now its "winning the war."

Off in the distance, I hear a fat lady singing.

Also, reminds me of the old drunk's joke heard often in watering holes of lesser repute, "truuuuuuuust me! I know what I'm doing."

Nobody in their right mind would ever accept such assurances. It's laughable.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 09:58 PM
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34. Bushies mission was to keep us safe...He did nothing of the kind for 8
months despite warnings and recommendations....

Then 9/11.

Mission blown...its OK,

New MISSION,

Protect the HOMELAND

close the barn door....
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 10:02 PM
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35. "We all want the mission to be completed as quickly as possible"
I thought he declared the war was over and the "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" in November 2003...what mission is he talking about. :spank:
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xdk999 Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 03:57 AM
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44. he declared "end of major combat"
had he declared end of war, the applicable law would have changed. end to major combat is just the same nonsense-expression like 'enemy combatant', it does not mean anything in a legal sense.

keep it going, cheers, d.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 10:04 PM
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36. What is "the mission"? (nt)
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 10:48 PM
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39. My God, this idiot is actually using the "Sledge Hammer" line
From an obscure (but laugh-out-loud hilarious) ABC-TV show from the 1980s about a clueless Dirty-Harry-like cop. His catch phrase was, "Trust me. I know what I'm doing," when it was obvious that he didn't have any freaking idea. The series ended with him blowing up the entire west coast in a nuclear explosion.


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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 05:09 AM
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48. Was that "Sledge Hammer"? nt.
Sid
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 06:54 AM
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52. Yes, that's a picture of Sledge
And great to find another SCTV fan on these boards, by the way.
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Mechatanketra Donating Member (903 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 10:58 PM
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40. EVERYONE knows what you're doing, Dub.
F-9/11 saw to that. :-)

The question is what it'll take to make you stop doing it.
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allalone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 11:06 PM
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41. a word a day
do they give him a word a day to learn? Today's word is -completed-.
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wovenpaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 11:28 PM
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42. "The decision I made,
in my judgement, is the right one."
That about says it all. I'm soooooooooooooooooooooooooo tired of this arrogant SOB and his evil cronies and sooooooooooooooooooooooooo look forward to seeing them all kicked out of office-January can't come soon enough!
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Porcupine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 01:57 AM
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43. Proof Bush KNOWS he's Losing...
because we certainly aren't winning anything. Oil flow is to a minimum. No non-arab is safe outside of guarded compounds and bombings continue daily in Baghdad.

Oh yeah, we also now have regular attacks on oil facilities and personnel in Saudi Arabia.

That's losing in anyone's book but the BFEE.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 04:26 AM
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45. I, for one, am not convinced. nt
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Tripmann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 04:31 AM
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46. "I know what I'm doing when it comes to winning this war."
Really George? Then maybe President Cheney should let YOU be in charge for a while!

Tripmann
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 05:03 AM
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47. Trouble is, the WLF* does know what he's doing!
It all depends on how one defines "winning this war." You see, American troops in Iraq are actually fighting for Halliburton and its related companies. Every bomb the US forces drop creates more rebuilding work for Halliburton, no? And the "rebuilding contracts" were awarded well in advance of the invasion, no?

Then, there's all that lovely oil. It will not be the US who ultimately controls it; that will fall to one or two giant corporations with no loyalty to anyone except bu$h.

"The mission" remains what it has been from Day One: getting unimaginable wealth into a very few hands.

(*WLF = Worthless Little Fuck)

:argh:
dbt
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Bernardo de La Paz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 05:30 AM
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49. Bush knows what he is doing? How can Bushistas disagree?
"I know what I'm doing when it comes to winning this war" -- George W. Bush, 2004-08-11.

This quote does not need any frosting or ornamentation. It can only increase doubt in the minds of the undecided and the wavering Bush base. Bushistas can't deny it.

As an historical aside, doesn't this remind one of Bush's role model, Nixon, and his secret plan in the 1972 campaign to end the war in Vietnam.

If anyone says that GWB is "resolute", give them the quote. This would seem to be a great quote to put on signs and bumper stickers. Slap one on a Bushista car, they gotta love it!
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Citizen Daryl Donating Member (693 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 05:32 AM
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50. He DOES know exactly what he's doing.
It's called "cash from chaos".
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 06:01 AM
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51. "winning the peace" now "winning the war"
The frog is being poached.
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DFWJock Donating Member (320 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 07:53 AM
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55. He knows what he's doing
because he's the "war president" - wait, no, he's the "peace president" but "who the heck wants to be the war president?"

flip flop
flip flop
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 07:57 AM
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56. I am NOT a miserable failure
so STOP SAYING THAT!

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jackieforthedems Donating Member (534 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 08:44 PM
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59. Yeah, Right
He never fought in one, how could he?!? :puke:
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