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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:43 AM
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President Bush Announces Combat Operations in Iraq Have Ended
http://www.usiraqprocon.org/pop/BushEnd.htm

The text below is taken from a press release issued by the White House Office of the Press Secretary,
of the remarks made by President Bush from the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003.


President Bush Announces Combat Operations in Iraq Have Ended

Remarks by the President from the USS Abraham Lincoln
At Sea Off the Coast of San Diego, California


THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much. Admiral Kelly, Captain Card, officers and sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln, my fellow Americans: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed. (Applause.) And now our coalition is engaged in securing and reconstructing that country.

In this battle, we have fought for the cause of liberty, and for the peace of the world. Our nation and our coalition are proud of this accomplishment -- yet, it is you, the members of the United States military, who achieved it. Your courage, your willingness to face danger for your country and for each other, made this day possible. Because of you, our nation is more secure. Because of you, the tyrant has fallen, and Iraq is free. (Applause.)

Operation Iraqi Freedom was carried out with a combination of precision and speed and boldness the enemy did not expect, and the world had not seen before. From distant bases or ships at sea, we sent planes and missiles that could destroy an enemy division, or strike a single bunker. Marines and soldiers charged to Baghdad across 350 miles of hostile ground, in one of the swiftest advances of heavy arms in history. You have shown the world the skill and the might of the American Armed Forces.

This nation thanks all the members of our coalition who joined in a noble cause. We thank the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom, Australia, and Poland, who shared in the hardships of war. We thank all the citizens of Iraq who welcomed our troops and joined in the liberation of their own country. And tonight, I have a special word for Secretary Rumsfeld, for General Franks, and for all the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States: America is grateful for a job well done. (Applause.)

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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:45 AM
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1. Talk about something coming back
to bite you in the ass!
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:49 AM
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2. I remember when they changed the heading in the White House
home page so that it would match the text ("major" was added to the heading). The "1984" aspects of this war have been apparent from the beginning.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:50 AM
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3. Fallujah, we barely knew'd ya.
what a difference a year has made. :mad:
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:51 AM
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4. think any of the tv "news" shows will dare mark the anniversay...
of that idiotic display exactly one week from today? I think they should play the clip of him in his dress-up outfit over and over all day long. I can dream....
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pleiku52cab Donating Member (674 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:15 AM
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6. maybe one will
check out LOU DOBBS TONIGHT on cnn (yes cnn) between 6-7 any weekday evening - better do it soon because cnn has to be ready to can him for not following the "party" line.
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:43 PM
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10. Lou Dobbs has been great lately and Welcome Pleiku
I once was at a place called Plei Ku and I imagine you were also. I only dropped in occasionally but it seemed like a nice spot. Glad you are here to post. :toast: :beer:
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:23 PM
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13. equal time -
they should play it at least as many times as the Iowa 'scream'.
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OneTwentyoNine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:54 AM
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5. Almost one year already.....
And look at what has transpired in Iraq in that year.


Hell of a leader George...

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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:23 AM
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7. kick
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:03 PM
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8. If this keeps up, like its getting worse by the day, where will we be in
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 12:04 PM by opihimoimoi
the year ahead? Fast Forward 1 Year............................................... .................................... ...................................................... .......................................................................... ......................................... ..........zero progress?
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:13 PM
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9. We won't be there in a year I don't think.
Things are going downhill fast.

Don

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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:30 PM
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11. Too much Spice there to cut and run. The Bushistas want that oil
so badly, they willing to send our troops there and spend our money doing it.

It will be up to Americans to wake up and smell the coffee, We got had in a Bad deal. ... which is W Bush. He is a Cancer to America. Just look at the symptoms.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:15 PM
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12. Bush won't be leaving because he wants to leave. Promise that
It will be a case of leave or lose in November. That is all he and his minions are worried about right now.

Don

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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:27 PM
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18. He who controls the SPICE
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9215 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:59 PM
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14. And the US public , by and large, just doesn't care.
They just sit on their ample asses and listen to this kind of shit spewing from Der Fuhrer and don't express outrage: its the same old sports talk, or home improvement--gardening--erectile dysfunction--Yoplait fat ass treatment--survivor for simpletons barf. They really don't give a shit!

I can't help it. American deserves what it is getting and if the Mideast explodes and the US military is destroyed by an enraged Arab world then I just cannot get worked up over it. We tried to tell the damn fools and they will not listen.

I think something disastrous is going to happen to the US military in Iraq soon.

I would leave this country and seek asylum somewhere if I had the means.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:48 PM
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15. The Simple folk will soon get mad as they find out they got "taken to
the cleaners" by a bunch of Con Artists posing as people who care about America. The evidence points towards them being the crooks they are, evil ones.
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PfcHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:55 PM
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16. maybe. sometimes i think the obese sheeple actually
appreciate being lied to. they stay glued
to unreal reality tv that is obviously something
fake being passed off as real. like staged wrestling,
they can't seem to get enough of it. to a
degree, the real world has taken on some of these
unreal reality qualities.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:20 PM
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17. Its too easy to believe the lie than think about it.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 10:30 AM
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19. I think you may be on to something here n/t
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DaveSZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 10:36 AM
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20. One thing I notice:
Books are taking the place of the news media in providing information to the masses.

This might be good for people who read, but how many people are as well-informed as us?

Most people still think Saddam and Al Qaeda are linked thanks to Faux News.
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