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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:08 PM
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Condi Rice's DRUMBEAT to WAR with SYRIA AND IRAN!!
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 03:14 PM by rbajai
Here we go AGAIN...but with the failing war in Iraq, and the lack of troops, could they be possibly be THIS DUMB?? These people need to go and NOW!! They all need to be impeached in my opinion. THEY ARE CRAZY NEOCONS and they are bringing our country to the very brink of destruction.

Also note the lone protestor who was escorted out. Brave woman.

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WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday refused to rule out the possibility of...U.S. military force against Syria and Iran...Lawmakers also pressed Rice on strategy for dealing with Iran and Syria, two of Iraq's neighbors. U.S. officials have accused Syria of allowing foreign fighters to cross into Iraq. The Bush administration contends Iran is supporting the Iraqi insurgency.

Rice said the U.S. was using diplomacy to urge a change in the behavior of Syria and Iran. But she stopped short of ruling out military force. "I'm not going to get into what the president's options might be," Rice said. "I don't think the president ever takes any of his options off the table concerning anything to do with military force."

The senators' questioning followed Rice's earlier remark that Syria and Iran "must decide whether they wish to side with the cause of war or with the cause of peace."

As Rice spoke, a woman in the second row of spectators shouted "Stop the killing in Iraq." A police officer motioned her out of the room.


Link to original article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051019/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/u...
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ken_g Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:10 PM
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1. Change headline to Syria and "Iran"? eom
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 03:11 PM by ken_g
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:15 PM
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3. Oh, haha!
:rofl:

Thanks guys...my bad.
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Verve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:13 PM
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2. Umm? Who does she plan to go to war with?
Does she not realize she might be the only one left in this administration after next week?
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:15 PM
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4. HOPEFULLY
keep our fingers crossed...
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:25 PM
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7. Send her! She wants war so badly, let her go fight it. nt
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:37 PM
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12. She might get her pretty little nails dirty...
and you KNOW she wouldn't want to scuff up her nice new shoes...
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:21 PM
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15. LOL. No war boots for Condi!
:yoiks:
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:28 PM
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18. Not war boots, but
"fashion war pumps." At $2000 per pair mind you.
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:25 PM
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17. The Boy Scouts are available...they are men in uniform...would they
work?
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doublethink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:23 PM
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5. Haven't been to DU in a few days and I sit here wondering.........
if the coming showdown against this administration (Fitzgerald indictments) could possibly keep us out of another criminal war ... this time with Iran/Syria. Gotta keep hoping .... but these weasels always seem to dodge the bullet. Peace. :)
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:25 PM
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8. Indeed i have been thinking the same thing...
I hope the good prevails against the evil...however, at the same time, there are enough crazy RW neocons in our current government that the post-impeachment leadership would likely be not much different than the current * admin.

Still, I would like to see justice done and the entire * admin behind bars. Hey - it's happening with Tom Delay - so maybe there IS HOPE after all!
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doublethink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:31 PM
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10. Yea the 'Delay Arrest Warrant' today was classic !!!!!
Made my day over the coming hurricane, indictments, whatever war these criminals have in their bag of tricks. One day at a time. A glimmer of hope, can't wait to see the mug shot of Delay. :) Peace.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:32 PM
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11. I worry that it may be a race.
Getting the indictments in before they start their next war. Wouldn't have to be a full-fledged war. Just a couple bunker-buster mininukes to keep the Iranians in line.

These numbnuts maybe forgot that in the Iran/Iraq war Iran lost more than a half million troops in human wave attacks against the Iraqis. They are not going to be scared by a couple little bombs.
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doublethink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:48 PM
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14. No they are not ........
and with our country's reluctance (rightfully so) to reinstate any kind of draft for this shit .... it makes you wonder just how 'psycho' these neo-cons really are in wanting to use 'nuclear' bunker busters, or any other kind of WMD's to pillage other lands? :scared: Talk about shit hitting the fan. :freak: Peace. :)
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enid602 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:23 PM
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6. conspiracy?
Condi needs to get her facts straightened out. She's not ruling out any possiblitites; hell, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (I read it on another thread here on DU), our armed forces crossed the border into Syria last week. bbg
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:39 PM
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13. Gotta link for that one?
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 03:39 PM by rbajai
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enid602 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:52 PM
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19. search
Can't use search function on DU; I think because I've not yet donated.
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enid602 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:00 PM
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20. Go on the web to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Story follows:



"Dan Simpson: Invade Syria? Insane
U.S. forces have started fighting Syrians at Iraq's border. Can anybody say 'Cambodia'?
Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As I suspected six months ago, U.S. military and Bush administration civilian officials confirmed last week that U.S. forces have invaded Syria and engaged in combat with Syrian forces.


Stacy Innerst, Post-Gazette

Click illustration for larger image.



An unknown number of Syrians are acknowledged to have been killed; the number of Americans -- if any -- who have died in Syria so far has not yet been revealed by the U.S. sources, who by the way insist on remaining faceless and nameless.

The parallel with the Vietnam War, where a Nixon administration deeply involved in a losing war expanded the conflict -- fruitlessly in the event -- to neighboring Cambodia, is obvious. The end result was not changed in Vietnam; Cambodia itself was plunged into dangerous chaos, which climaxed in the killing fields, where an estimated 1 million Cambodians died as a result of internal conflict.

On the U.S. side, no declaration of war preceded the invasion of Syria, in spite of the requirements of the War Powers Act of 1973. There is no indication that the Congress was involved in the decision to go in. If members were briefed, none of them have chosen to share that important information with the American people. Presumably, the Bush administration's intention is simply to add any casualties of the Syrian conflict to those of the war in Iraq, which now stand at more than 1,970. The financial cost of expanding the war to Syria would also presumably be added to the cost of the Iraq war, now estimated at $201 billion.


Dan Simpson, a retired U.S. ambassador, is a Post-Gazette associate editor (dsimpson@post-gazette.com ).

The Bush administration would claim that it is expanding the war in Iraq into Syria to try to bring it to an end, the kind of screwy non-logic that kept us in Vietnam for a decade and cost 58,193 American lives in the end.

Others would see the attacks in Syria as a desperation political move on the part of an administration with its back against the wall, with a failed war, an economy plagued by inflation --1.2 percent in September, a 14.4 percent annual rate if it continues -- the weak response to Hurricane Katrina, grand jury and other investigatory attention to senior executive and legislative officials, and the bird flu flapping its wings toward us on the horizon. The idea, I suppose, is to distract us by an attack on Syria, now specifically targeted by U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad.

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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:26 PM
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9. This is the tail wagging the dog
and Democrats should start the drumbeat of "WAG THE DOG, WAG THE DOG!"
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stevietheman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:25 PM
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16. These idiots had better not touch Syria or Iran...
I'm all but certain there will be a groundswell, if not an insurrection, that occurs after any attack, even from many conservatives.

I'm confident that many Americans would, at that juncture, call for Bush's head on a platter.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!
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raysr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:06 PM
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21. Don't these people
EVER lose their credibility?
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:30 PM
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22. Crazy Condi
I would say she better strap up her duffle bag and head out, but this country doesn't need a new front.
So, Go to Hell Condi!
:freak:
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antonialee839 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:37 PM
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23. She's not getting into what Monkey's options might be because
he has so few. She's talking out her ass.
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