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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:46 PM
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I have the sinking feeling that we're going to be led into another war
as a direct result of Bush, Blair, and their cohorts winning the interpretation battle over the London bombing. Unless we hold their feet to the fire over their complicity in the fueling of violence and hatred of our countries in the Arab world with their military meddling, and unless we hold them accountable for their ineptness as they have both now presided over the most devastating attacks on our countries in decades, they will lead a fearful public further down their paranoid road to more militarism and more fascist disregard of our rights.

Right now, outside of our net refuges and AAR, I don't see any active opposition. Bush has taken to mindlessly repeating everything Blair has said and I fear that it won't be a day before his machine has turned this into a pretext for wider war. I'll be relieved if, over the next 24hrs., we see our opposition find a more elevated platform and our voices rise above the warmongerers . . . we'll see.
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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:47 PM
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1. What was Chimpy's approval rattings again?
Funny nine eleven happened on my moms birthday. This attack happened on mine. Really coeincidal huh.
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:49 PM
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3. Shit, man
Happy Birthday, fwiw

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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:55 PM
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5. TY (nt)
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Garth Beaumont Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:48 PM
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2. We
can not afford another war!
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sadiesworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:50 PM
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4. Welcome to DU, Garth!
:hi: :toast: :hi:
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Garth Beaumont Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:12 PM
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10. Thanks!
Let's kick some booty!
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jedr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:12 PM
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11. welcome to d/u my friend; hope you hit a thousand posts.
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:55 PM
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6. Yeah that's what Bush, Cheney, Condi and the neo-cons and all their
stupid witless gutless scared shit believers want. WAR WAR WAR. Endless war.

However, I am putting stock in the common sense of the British people and the rest of the world. We cannot take on the world alone. We cannot do squat without others..and who is going to buy one damn word that lying Georgie porgie has to say now? Maybe the media repeats his lies as facts, but the rest of the world isn't that dumb.

And I know this is totally unpopular on DU, but I don't think Blair is either that dumb or that rotten. I think he will actually look for the real killers. What a concept.

And some that were caught unaware and busy(just trying to raise a family) like I are not so dumb anymore. I'm not buying into any more wars and anymore fantasies of believing my government has my best interests at heart. There HAS to be more of me know than them.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:00 PM
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8. Wouldn't it be interesting if Blair pushes Bush off and goes his own way
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 08:01 PM by bigtree
on this, and handles it much like a Democratic administration here would have likely handled 9-11. He already distinguished himself from Bush by heading home instead of hiding on airplanes 'out of harm's way' like our fearless leader did on 9-11.
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jedr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:59 PM
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7. who's going to fight it? Seems to me we're out of troops...n/t
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:09 PM
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9. *DRAFT*
everything is pretext with these cretins.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:19 PM
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12. Yep, I believe it'll happen sooner than later
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 08:19 PM by cynatnite
With Iraq's recent friendship with Iran and their pressure to get the US out of Iraq I wouldn't be surprised if we faced a new war. We may not start it, but bush sure as hell got us on the road for it.

Check the thread I started about this.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:26 PM
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13. Right. I saw that report
What a convoluted mess.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:59 PM
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14. and so . . .
I sank . . .
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