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fearnobush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:00 PM
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Newsweek: Bush wanted to invade Iraq.
"Powell thought that Cheney had the fever," Woodward writes. "The vice president and Wolfowitz kept looking for the connection between Saddam and 9/11. It was a separate little government that was out thereŚWolfowitz, Libby, Feith and Feith's 'Gestapo office,' as Powell privately called it. He saw in Cheney a sad transformation. The cool operator from the first gulf war just would not let go. Cheney now had an unhealthy fixation."
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In Woodward's portrait, President Bush is single-minded, and possibly simple-minded, in his resolve. He seems to have relied more on divine guidance than the considered opinions of his top advisers. Bush told Woodward that as he approached the final decision to go to war, "I was praying for strength to do the Lord's will ... I'm surely not going to justify war based on God. Understand that. Nevertheless, in my case I pray that I be as good a messenger of His will as possible."
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:02 PM
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1. I second the motion
He's fricken' insane!!!!!
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:38 PM
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3. God's will or the neocons' will to implement their PNAC vision?
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keithyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:48 PM
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5. You forgot. PNAC is god!!
Now move along.
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Zeke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:05 PM
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2. He's Baaaaacccckkkkk...
Nero has returned and he's Bush.
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keithyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:46 PM
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4. Wait a minute, I thought no one but Bush was supposed to be openly
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 07:47 PM by keithyboy
quoted? So, Woodward exposes direct comments from Powell but no one else? Do you see what this shit is really about?

Bush has outlived his usefulness and they want to retaliate against Powell for opposing them. Cheney is the evil behind the throne.
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BigBigBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:51 PM
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6. I guess
God couldn't do away with Saddam Hussein without George Bush.

Must be nice to have that kind of leverage.

The word 'hubris' doesn't do this story justice.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:53 PM
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7. What a bunch of sad sacks
Seriously junior should be relieved as Commander of Chief ASAP
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