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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:54 PM
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Bush's friend takes US spin to Mideast (it is a hoot but now they really
KNOW how dumb the bush administration is). GAWD

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/00638e68-310c-11da-ac1b-00000e...

> Bush's friend takes US spin to Mideast
> By Guy Dinmore in Istanbul
> Published: September 29 2005 18:45 | Last updated: September 29 2005 18:45
>

>
> .......On her first tour of the Middle East which ended on Thursday, Mrs Hughes, under secretary for public diplomacy and a close friend of President George W. Bush, has shown energy and passion in getting the US message across to a foreign audience. One of her initiatives in the mind war against extremism has been to set up rapid reaction SWAT teams that will monitor foreign reports and respond immediately in the same news cycle to falsehoods and incitement.
>
> However, on her tour of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey she has repeatedly puzzled her audiences with her or the administration's own interpretation of history and current events.
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> In almost every speech or interview, Mrs Hughes has sought to dispel the widely held belief that the US is overly pro-Israel, by stating that Mr Bush was the first American president to declare US support for an independent Palestinian state.
>
> For example, in an interview with al-Jazeera, the Arabic television network that has been criticised by the administration for its perceived anti-American bias, Mrs Hughes said: President Bush is the first president in the history of America to say we believe the Palestinians should have a state, living side by side in peace with Israel. Yet, on January 7 2001, in a policy speech in New York then President Bill Clinton laid out what were known as the Clinton parameters and declared: First, I think there can be no genuine resolution to the conflict without a sovereign, viable Palestinian state that accommodates Israel's security requirements and the demographic realities.........

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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:10 PM
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1. I KNEW Clinton said that first
and posted as much once, but was corrected by someone who said Hillary said it, not Bill.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:13 PM
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7. I have to wonder who is sillier--Jr or Hughes!
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:13 PM
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2. Bushies Cronys is fucking up the deal...big time...Hughes should stay home
and STFU
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:22 PM
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3. It is Keystone Kops slapstick comedy.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:30 PM
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6. The PUB System exposed by a series of losing scores......in 5 seasons
we lost every game.......and in this last year...total disarray...

Not only are we losing.....but by wide margins....

What are we losing? Human Advancements.....think of how much gas/fuel we have used for this Iraqi War? The vast treasure lost with more to come, is astounding....someday, some farmer will beg for fuel while a ripe crop waits......
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:05 PM
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4. It's the "Why Do They Hate Us" tour
Don't expect Imelda Hughes to get all the details right.
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:48 PM
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5. They hate us because we are stupid on top of everthing else....
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:13 PM
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8. Her main goal is to defend Jr policy!!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:14 PM
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9. She is way over her head!
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:10 AM
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10. Only someone stupid would take the job.
Mission impossible
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:11 AM
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11. And it should have been someone very very clever,
But Shrub doesn't seem to know many of those types.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 09:06 AM
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12. the word 'friend' in the headline is revealing!! crony friend
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