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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-05 11:36 AM
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poll-watching, flip-flopping, nation builder. IT'S BUSH! but he said never
Edited on Fri Aug-12-05 11:43 AM by dajoki
The Bush administration has sent seemingly conflicting signals in recent days over the duration of the U.S. deployment to Iraq, openly discussing contingency plans to withdraw as many as 30,000 of 138,000 troops by spring, then cautioning against expectations of any early pullout. Finally yesterday, President Bush dismissed talk of a drawdown as just "speculation and rumors" and warned against "withdrawing before the mission is complete."

If the public was left confused, it may be no more unsure than the administration itself, as some government officials involved in Iraq policy privately acknowledge. The shifting scenarios reflect the uncertain nature of the mission and the ambiguity of what would constitute its successful completion. For all the clarity of Bush's vow to stay not one day longer than needed, the muddled reality is that no one can say exactly when that will be.The events of the past week have brought home once again the difficulties confronting the president as he prosecutes what polls suggest is an increasingly unpopular war. With surging violence claiming more U.S. forces on the ground in Iraq and the angry mother of a dead soldier camping out near his ranch in Texas, Bush plainly cannot count on indefinite public patience.

Administration officials have all but given up any hope of militarily defeating the insurgents with U.S. forces, instead aiming only to train and equip enough Iraqi security forces to take over the fight themselves. At the same time, they believe that the mission depends on building a new political infrastructure, a project facing its most decisive test in the next three days as deeply divided Iraqis struggle to draft a constitution by a Monday deadline.

In the face of all that, Bush is trying to buy time. After meeting with his national security team at his ranch near Crawford, Tex., yesterday, Bush again beseeched the public to stick with his strategy despite continuing mayhem on the ground, exemplified most recently by the deaths of 16 Marines from the same Ohio-based unit in the past two weeks. Overall, nearly 1,850 U.S. troops have died. WP 8/12/05 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-05 11:40 AM
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1. "Bush cannot count on indefinite public patience"
Oh, but he can certainly count on indefinite obliviousness by the media -- which, when his corrupt administration is flip-flopping like a bass in the bottom of a boat, will only go so far as to timidly say that it is sending "seemingly conflicting signals."

Call it a lie, call it a flip-flop, call it what it plainly is, Washington Post! There's no "seeming" conflict -- It's as plain as the $20 bill on your dresser.
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-05 11:54 AM
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4. remember what they said...
about Clinton, GORE and Kerry about polls, flip-flops and nation building? well look who is right in the middle of it. OH, and i remember something about a non-arrogant foreign policy also. shit, they have Attila the Hun beat by miles.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-05 12:19 PM
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7. Bush** Doesn't Care What the People Think. He Doesn't Have To
He's got

Fixing the Votes Around the Candidate
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-05 11:43 AM
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2. It appears the observations of many DUers are in line, BushCo is ???
Muddled?
Confused?
Stupid/Ignorant?
Arrogant?
Angry?
Denial?
Stubborn?
Rigid?
Myopic?

BushCo shows enough damaging signs to confirm they are INEPT
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-05 11:47 AM
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3. if you mean he's ready...
for a straightjacket or handcuffs, i agree.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-05 12:10 PM
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5. The Pubs got what they voted for....Misery through INEPT and FAILING
LEADERSHIP....

Gary Bauer, Where are you?

Gary Coleman woulda been better than bush...

Mongo even....
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-05 12:19 PM
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6. mickey mouse...
would be better.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-05 03:28 PM
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8. LOL......:o)
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