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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:23 PM
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Bush showing megaweak leadership


My take on this Iraqi prisoner debacle.

I don't think there is any way of recovering from this iraq abuse and torture debacle the way bush is handling it.

Bush should have come out and given a very strong General Kimmitt-like apology and immediatly fired Rumsfeld to show Iraqi's that we are serious in regret.

But this delay in apology and telling rummy "don't let it happen again" is megaweak leadership.

What it shows is that they are in their standard M.O. in damage control.

Bush and many others HAD to know earlier about these photos and atrocities. The New Yorker was reporting such instances last fall for God's sake.

Bush called Rummy in for a talk so it would distance him from the controversy. To give the appearence of innocence. Then he comes back and reassures him of his job in public. He slaps him on the wrist. Makes everyone happy doesn't it?

Well, it doesn't, it's phony BS, this system of damage control is as transparent as it can get.
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lovedems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:27 PM
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1. Who is it that has a bounty on Rummy?
It is not the recent ones but the one from last week. Is it Iraqi's or terrorist cells? I think it was Rummy, Kimmit and someone else. Help! I am suffering from short term memory loss!

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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:30 PM
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2. Leadership?
In order to have leadership you have to have a President.

We don't have a President, we have some sort of a high priest. No one expects leadership from him, and no one gets it.
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Pillowbiter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:37 PM
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3. Bush is incapable of apologizing
that would mean that he would have to take responsibility.

PB
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:55 PM
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4. Bush* "leadership":
Never admit error. Never apologize. Never change course. Never back down.

That's not leadership, that's stupidity.

Bake
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