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Brooklyn Michael Donating Member (403 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:33 PM
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Quotes to remember...
I wasn't sure where to post this, but a co-worker of mine just showed me these. Handy to have for rebuttal against Freeper-types you may find yourself (unfortunately) in conversation with...

QUOTES ABOUT CLINTON AND KOSOVO

"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is."

-Governor George W. Bush in 1999

"The President is once again releasing American military might on a foreign country with an ill-defined objective and no exit strategy. He has yet to tell the Congress how much this operation will cost. And he has not informed our nation's armed forces about how long they will be away from home. These strikes do not make for a sound foreign policy."

-Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA)

"No goal, no objective, not until we have those things and a compelling case is made, then I say, back out of it, because innocent people are going to die for nothing. That's why I'm against it."

-Sean Hannity, Fox News, 4/5/99

"If we are going to commit American troops, we must be certain they have a clear mission, an achievable goal and an exit strategy."

-Karen Hughes, speaking on behalf of presidential candidate George W. Bush

"I had doubts about the bombing campaign from the beginning...I didn't think we had done enough in the diplomatic area."

-Senator Trent Lott (R-MS)

"You can support the troops but not the president"

-Representative Tom Delay (R-TX)

"My job as majority leader is be supportive of our troops, try to have input as decisions are made and to look at those decisions after they're made ... not to march in lock step with everything the president decides to do."

-Senator Trent Lott (R-MS)

Bombing a sovereign nation for ill-defined reasons with vague objectives undermines the American stature in the world. The international respect and trust for America has diminished every time we casually let the bombs fly."

-Representative Tom Delay (R-TX)

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Bernardo de La Paz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:39 PM
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1. No Americans died in combat in Kosovo.
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Brooklyn Michael Donating Member (403 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:42 PM
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2. ALSO a handy fact to have...
:toast:
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lady lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:59 PM
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3. It's really stunning how easy it is for them to play both sides.
What's worse is that their comments prove that they understand the need for clear-cut goals and an exit strategy, and yet they chose to ignore that this time around. How do they sleep at night?
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:56 PM
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4. I just love it when their words can come back and bite them n.t
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:29 PM
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5. The difference is
2 wars fought for different purpose and therefore a different end game:

Kosovo was fought against genocide- Republicans hate anything humanitarian.

Iraq is being fought for Oil- Republicans love anything dealing with money.

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