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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:47 PM
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Who Could Have Predicted The Current Crisis In Iraq?
Me for one...probably you too, and The Onion of course!

This spoof on the arguments/outcomes of the Iraq invasion was written min March 2003, just goes to show you how predictable this whole mess was, unless of course you are a freaking moron like GWB!

http://www.theonion.com/onion3911/pt_the_war_on_iraq.ht...
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:50 PM
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1. Half the country!!!
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:53 PM
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4. and the rest of the world
ggggeeeeeeeeeeez
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Pyrogen Donating Member (42 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:52 PM
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2. To be quite frank, the administration predicted difficulty.
Bush said it would take years and that there would be casualties.
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eaprez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:55 PM
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5. Question
Was that before or after he declared major combat operations to be over?
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:58 PM
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7. Funny I remember them predicting
our soldiers being greeted with hugs and flowers.
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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:58 PM
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8. Please provide source
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 04:58 PM by wuushew
preferably any senior administration official between October 2002 and March 2003.
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cosmicaug Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:58 PM
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9. Difficulties.
Pyrogen wrote
Bush said it would take years and that there would be casualties.
Yeah, technically, he probably did say this at one point or another. However, the administration clearly was giving the impression that any difficulties might be along those of severe repercussions in the rose petal market caused by the never before seen demand in the Middle East caused by our liberation of Iraq (and they probably believed it too)
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:08 PM
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14. I Had This Onion Argument With EVERY GOP Person I Know
The same one! They ALL said it was a "no brainer," that we would be greeted as liberators, we would be out in weeks and the oil would pay for it.

I think all the GOP pundits SCREAMED that impression on purpose -- and the WH once in a while put in a "we're in it for the long haul" statement that they could refer back to later....MALDITOS!
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Branjor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:06 PM
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13. Another Question
Was that before or after he said it would be a "cakewalk"?
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Liberal Christian Donating Member (746 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:10 PM
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16. I remember him saying that about the "war on terror"
but not specifically about Iraq. Iraq was supposed to be a "splendid little war" that was only a tiny part, we promise, of the whole war on terror.

The reality is, of course, that you can't have wage war against a concept.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:12 PM
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17. Gee, that's really funny. Why then did they only budget $2 billion for
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 05:17 PM by Jacobin
the entire operation prior to the invasion? Does that mean Bush is stupid, delusional, a liar, a criminal or just an ordinary RW doofus?

Why is it that RWer's are always revising history to suit their evil purposes? Can't they deal with the truth?
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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:14 PM
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18. To be quite frank, the administratin promised WMDs.
But it's not really about the WMDs, it's about the lying.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:18 PM
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20. To Be Extra Frank, GWB Promised The Iraqis Security....
...and that they would determine their own government...
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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:14 PM
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19. What about prominent NeoCons? Perle and Aldeman?
The shifty Perle, the Mother of all Neocons, also predicted, like former Defense Department official, Ken Adelman, that a U.S. invasion of Iraq would be a cakewalk! It will be easy, he boasted. We would also be exporting democracy to the Iraqi people, who will welcome us with open arms as liberators, he claimed over and over again in similar words. Cakewalk! Easy! Exporting Democracy! Liberators! Sure!

http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/HUG307B.html
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cosmicaug Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:53 PM
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3. I guess I did.
I guess I predicted it. Now we can't really just leave (and let's be clear, just leaving would be a horrible mistake) and we don't seem to be making things work by staying. In short, we're fucked!

I guess the only thing left to do is to deny reality some more just like our Revered Leaders.
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dd123 Donating Member (226 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:56 PM
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6. Wasn't it obvious beyond belief?
Our leaders who voted for this are idiots.
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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:59 PM
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10. And
You can vote for one of them in November!
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:00 PM
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11. Anyone with a remotely adequate education.
The people, whose country we have invaded and occupied, have outlasted every previous invader.
A fucking World History course might help this useless administration more than their daily trips to the gym.
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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:04 PM
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12. Well, duh!!!!!!
N/T
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:09 PM
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15. The entire civilized world
Including most Brits
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erpowers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:19 PM
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21. Liberals
From the very beginning liberal said that if we were to go into Iraq we would only created more terrorism. Liberals continuously told Republicans and the American people that we would be able to defeat Saddam's troops, but we would not be able to win the peace. What is happening now in Iraq is the exactly what liberals said would happen. On the other hand Republicans were saying this war would be a cake walk and that liberals were just crazy.
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