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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:51 PM
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Freedom is on the march...
The only obstacles: terrorists and the U.N.

http://freedomalliance.org/view_article.php?a_id=491


United States and Iraqis Give Lesson in Democracy to UN

by Freedom Alliance


January 28, 2005
Dulles VA -- The elections in Iraq are an example of democracy, and the United Nations is discouraged that democracy is actually taking root, says Tom Kilgannon, President of Freedom Alliance, in response to UN complaints today that the U.S. military has been overly enthusiastic in trying to help out with this election.

Kilgannon continued, We thought the terrorists were the only danger in deterring the elections, but now it is the UN as well, as they globally disparage our efforts in promoting safe, free elections. It is no surprise though, the UN turns a blind eye to tyranny, and if President Bush has any hope whatsoever of defeating it as he stated in his inaugural speech, step one should be holding the United Nations accountable for harboring terrorists and dictators.




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On Par Donating Member (912 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:01 PM
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1. Just A Reminder....
We didn't go to Iraq to instill freedom. No, we supposedly went because of

1. An eminent threat to the United States.

2. SH had bio-chemical weapons.

3. That SH's drones (weed-whackers with wings) were going to fly over the US and poison us with gas. Isn't that why we were suppose to buy plastic and duck tape?

4. Aluminum tubes for irrigation, I mean nuclear material.

5. SH was going to have nuclear capability within 6 months.

6. And yes, the infamous WMD's !!!!

Please explain exactly where in all of the hype of fear was there any notion from the Oaf in Office about FREEDOM?

OP
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:15 PM
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2. Naaah, we went for OIL
They had it, we (by 'we' I mean the royal wee--the weecowboy) wanted it. If the plan had worked, we'd probably be buying gas for 99 cents a gallon. However, since our failed little war, Iraq pumps way less than they used to, and sabotage further diminishes exports. That's why "we" want Chavez out of Venezuela. He has oil, weecowboy wants it.

It's all about the oil!
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:15 AM
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8. I think you are right except for the 99 cents part
We'll still pay 2 bucks a gallon but U.S. corporations will grow fat off the proceeds. The American people will not benefit in any way.
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SweetLeftFoot Donating Member (905 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:34 AM
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9. Americans
still pay ridiculously low prices for gas by developed world standards. As a non-driving Aussie living Europe, I'm more than happy to whack big taxes on petrol ... NOT GAS :-) ... and enjoy free healthcare.
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:01 AM
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10. We do pay a lot less for gas than other countries but
Our hideously car-dependent transportation infrastructure necessitates our driving a lot more so petrol is huge expense for most of us. Of course, this is not helped at all by the love of gas-guzzling behemoth vehicles and an utter lack of willingness on the part of the populace to commit to exploring alternatives. You would not believe the resistance to the proposed light rail project and bus service expansion here in Phoenix. Thankfully voters passed the initiatives but the carping continues. Peak oil is going to be a rude awakening for them...
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SweetLeftFoot Donating Member (905 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:08 AM
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11. I take it then
people wouldn't like the congestion charging system they have in London are probably going to bring in here in Edinburgh?

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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:16 PM
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3. The tubes were for conventional rockets
but hey, freedom is on the march!
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:44 AM
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6. Thank you!
Thank you a million times over. Agree 100 percent!
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:21 PM
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4. Ya know what...Sunday is the BE ALL and END ALL PERIOD...all this
bru haha crap is crap...it is WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS.that will ultimatly count...to pretend otherwise is to pretend!
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MsMagnificent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:16 AM
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5. And....
You said ...to pretend otherwise is to pretend!

And what else is new in America?? :evilgrin:
"Reality" to this government is merely a word... and not a very good word -- they can find better!
:crazy:
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:42 AM
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7. Freedom at gunpoint is not freedom.
An occupying force will never enforce 'democracy' on a largely hostile populace.

I think history is pretty clear on that.

But hey, I'm just a member of the 'reality-based' community, so what do I know.

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