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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:37 AM
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John Gibson: "Blogs attacking me for saying Rove should get a medal"


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,163030,00.html

The liberal blogs have been attacking me for saying Rove should get a medal. Even Bill O'Reilly said I'm a smart guy but wrong on this. All right, let me repeat my position.

One, Joe Wilson made his State Department bones by facing down Saddam (search) as the last American diplomat in Baghdad just as the Gulf War was starting in 1991. Two, it was that work which got Wilson major kudos at State and put him to the head of the line to make ambassador. Three, Joe Wilson's whole diplomat deal during the first Gulf War was that the U.S. could not, not, not go all the way to Baghdad because it would be a disaster for us in Arab countries. Four, Joe Wilson carries that belief with him to this day. He always believed regime change was wrong wrong in 1991 and wrong in 2003. That's what you need to know about Joe Wilson. And his wife, the spy, Valerie Plame (search) certainly did know that about him.

So when she put him up for the job of going to Niger to check on Saddam's WMD, do you think she thought her husband would change his spots while he was away in Africa? Doubt it. She knew he'd come back and take the position that nothing he found would justify war to overthrow Saddam. Now my point is that the American people had a right to know who sent Joe Wilson.

If the cover story for Wilson's trip is that Cheney sent him and Wilson's message of, "Don't go to war to overthrow Saddam," is ignored by Cheney and Bush and the American public is wondering why Cheney would send someone to check out Saddam's WMD and then ignore the advice, don't you think it would be important to know Cheney didn't send Wilson that Wilson's wife sent him? I do.
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mode13h_net Donating Member (60 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:42 AM
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1. These guys had two years to come up with a story...
and 'rove is an altruistic whistle blowing hero' is they best they came up with? I think its time for them to enact plan "C"...

I think it has something to do with blaming clinton or something..

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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:44 AM
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4. Welcome to DU! (nice chair)
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mode13h_net Donating Member (60 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:47 AM
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8. Thank you...
I assume you appreciate modern furniture design? How elitist/snobbish/liberalish of you ;)
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:34 AM
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18. Mies is quite good, but I prefer Eames...
Just a personal taste thing...

RL

(being all elitist/snobbish/liberalish )
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:43 AM
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2. Well John, in case you haven't noticed,
the whole case for the Iraq war was based entirely on falsehoods, otherwise known as lies. So now the truth tellers are the bad guys? Putz.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:43 AM
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3. Yeah, whatever, Gibson. Dry up and blow away. n/t
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:45 AM
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5. Let's just hope it's John Gibson's "Last Word"
If I never saw or heard this mediocre jerk again that would be fine with me.

How these Bush Administration apologist keep trying to justying the outing of a convert CIA agent is amazing. Keep digging your intellectual holes! If it was so important to "correct" Joe Wilson, why not do it in a press conference in the open?

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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:48 AM
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9. He starts the article by saying...
..." This is the last thing I'm going to say about the Rove, Plame, Wilson affair."

I didn't include it in my post because we all know that the next time Rove sends talking points to Rupert Murdoch, Gibson will eagerly join the chorus.

:toast:
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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:45 AM
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6. What an ASSHOLE....
Aren't you proud to oppose vermin like this?

TC
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:09 AM
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21. "Aren't you proud to oppose vermin like this?"
:toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast:

Yes I am...THANK YOU!
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:45 AM
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7. Amazing!
He goes right down the line about Wilson's positions on Iraq as if Wilson was wrong on all counts. Clearly he's not paying attention. Earth to John Gibson, Wilson was right about everything you dumb ass!
:banghead:
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:08 AM
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31. Those 2 make a fine looking couple. n/t
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:55 AM
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10. Just email him the CIA Agent's Letter to Congress
not that gibson can read... :evilgrin:
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:58 AM
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11. Helmet Hair Gibson......
is just trying to get everyone to pay attention to him. I imagine he was one of those children never chosen for the team, always beaten up by the class bully, always waved his hand in class and then gave the wrong answer. He's crying for attention now and I'll be damned if I'll give him any.
His opinions carry no more weight than anyone else's. In fact, they carry less because he's a crawling sycophant of FUX News and the bush republican propaganda machine.
Screw him. He's not worth the powder it would take to blow him to hell.
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:19 AM
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16. This Entire Admin Is Comprised Of The Kids We All Hated
Fucking Clown College.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:00 AM
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12. HEY! Guess What, Gibson.....
"Joe Wilson's whole diplomat deal during the first Gulf War was that the U.S. could not, not, not go all the way to Baghdad because it would be a disaster for us in Arab countries"

He's RIGHT!!

stupid f*ck
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:05 AM
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30. John Gibson commentator for Fox news is pure sh*t for brains!
nothing more then a Limbaugh-Hannity wannabee
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:01 AM
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13. Hey Gibson - You DID know that George HW Bush stated in his
own memoirs that:


"Trying to eliminate Saddam .. would have incurred incalculable human and political costs. Apprehending him was probably impossible ... We would have been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in effect, rule Iraq ...there was no viable "exit strategy" we could see, violating another of our principles. Furthermore, we had been self-consciously trying to set a pattern for handling aggression in the post-Cold War world. Going in and occupying Iraq, thus unilaterally exceeding the United Nations' mandate, would have destroyed the precedent of international response to aggression that we hoped to establish. Had we gone the invasion route, the United States could conceivably still be an occupying power in a bitterly hostile land."

That was George HW Bush that said that Mr. Gibson, not Joe Wilson.
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:07 AM
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14. George HW Bush ALSO sent a memo to Nixon, asking him to resign...
...because he felt that he had screwed up things W-A-Y beyond repair.

Oh, the irony.

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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:14 AM
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15. Poppy Bush: there was no viable "exit strategy"
Idiot son's invasion of Iraq shows that Poppy Bush was right in not going into Baghdad. Poppy Bush's mistake is that he called for the Shia to rise against Saddam, and then did nothing to help them when Saddam butchered them. But then, the argument could be made that Poppy did not want the Shias to win and turn Iraq into a clone of Iran.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:29 AM
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17. So he approves of blowing an agent's cover for political expediency.
What else do you need to know about him?
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:53 AM
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19. Is it just me
or does he remind you of the emperor from star wars?

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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:03 AM
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20. Another lie - "Wilson's wife sent him"
Have these assholes have no shame? (just a rhetorical question)
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Dawgs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:43 AM
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22. Not that it will matter, or that they will listen...
But I expect that just like Schiavo, the facts that will come out after this investigation is finished will show that Wilson's wife had nothing to do with sending him, and that Rove's fingerprints will be all over this outing.
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:45 AM
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23. Oh boo hoo! Will the elephants stampeded to his defense?
Doubt it!
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:47 AM
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24. Gibson is an idiot. Wilson was right
One, Joe Wilson made his State Department bones by facing down Saddam (search) as the last American diplomat in Baghdad just as the Gulf War was starting in 1991. Two, it was that work which got Wilson major kudos at State and put him to the head of the line to make ambassador. Three, Joe Wilson's whole diplomat deal during the first Gulf War was that the U.S. could not, not, not go all the way to Baghdad because it would be a disaster for us in Arab countries. Four, Joe Wilson carries that belief with him to this day. He always believed regime change was wrong wrong in 1991 and wrong in 2003. That's what you need to know about Joe Wilson. And his wife, the spy, Valerie Plame (search) certainly did know that about him.



I mean, I'm just so glad to see that Wilson was proven so wrong in his assessment about the US going into Baghdad with troops.

Hell, even Cheney said that going into Baghdad in 1991 would have been a bad move.
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:16 AM
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25. In the video I saw of this, he also said that reporters "should be shot"
What a right wing maroon!
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:09 AM
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26. "Subliminal"
Gibbon....er, Gibson is also not-so-subtly trying to turn Amb. Wilson into a weakling controlled by his wife.
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:12 AM
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27. No blogs are attacking you for being a slimy, shameful helmet head who is
is an apologist for a man who is a traitor to the United States of America.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:15 AM
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28. Except those documents were FORGED and there were NO WMDs.
You seem to leave out that part.
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ncteechur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:56 AM
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29. We attack Gibson because he a lying piece of horseshit. The fact
that he made idiotic comments like the one about Rove recieiving a medal is just proof positive. He is a journalistic eunic!!
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:23 AM
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32. How about for saying no one would care if Paris were blown up?
Neanderthal pig!
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