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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:39 AM
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Bush: Election won't end violence in Iraq
WASHINGTON - President Bush (news - web sites) cautioned that Iraq (news - web sites)'s elections will not put an end to terrorist violence. But he said the vote will mark the beginning of peace, stability, prosperity and justice for the troubled country.


"Tomorrow's election will add to the momentum of democracy," Bush said in using his weekly radio address Saturday to describe his long-term goal for the United States to help rid the world of tyranny.


He said terrorists will stop at nothing to prevent or disrupt Sunday's voting because so much is at stake. "The terrorists and those who benefited from the tyranny of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) know that free elections will expose the emptiness of their vision for Iraq."

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The United States is pouring more than $1 billion a week into Iraq, forcing Bush to ask Congress for an additional $80 billion in wartime funds. About 150,000 Americans are serving in Iraq.


Intent on offering its own interpretation of the election, the administration has scheduled Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (news - web sites) for appearances Sunday morning on television talk shows.


Kindasleezy is going to be lying her ass off tomorrow on the talk shows, I imagine the hosts will grill her unmercilessly. :eyes: This should be one for the scrapbook of Bush Administration lies. I can hardly wait.


http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/2005...
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:52 AM
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1. Well "no shit" it won't end the violence.
What it will do is give the insurgents specific, high profile targets.

The countdown to civil war starts tomorrow.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:54 AM
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2. Horsepucky
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 10:55 AM by Jack Rabbit
We got the same line about peace, stability, prosperity and justice when Saddam fell (April 2003), when Saddam was taken prisoner (December 2003), when "sovereignty" was passed to the Iraqi interim "government" (June 2004), and now this.

Very few Iraqis are going to vote. Too many live in areas where they couldn't vote if they wanted to vote. Too many feel they have no stake in the election and will boycott the polls. Too many will stay away from the polls because security cannot be assured for those who do vote. Too many think the votes have already been counted and Bush's puppets are going to win and then ask US forces to remain, because it is the only way they can hold power.

Even if Mr. Bush had a sincere desire to respect the wishes of the Iraqi people -- which I do not believe for a minute he does -- this is no way to hold a free and fair election.

The revolt against US colonial occupation, which appears to be about three revolts at once, will not be abated.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:06 AM
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3. He's counting on it.
There must be instability so as to justify our continuing prsence in the region.
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