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BobcatJH Donating Member (504 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:32 AM
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Bush: We'll be in Iraq through 2009
Per the president:
BUSH: The strategy is to help the Iraqi people achieve the objectives and dreams which is a democratic society. That's the strategy. The tactics now either you say yes it's important we stay there and get it done or we leave. We're not leaving so long as I'm the president. That would be a huge mistake. It would send an unbelievably you know terrible signal to reformers across the region. It would say we've abandoned our desire to change the conditions that create terror.
More of the same. Awesome. Because "the same" has gone so, so well.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:34 AM
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1. Well then, we'll just have to something about shortening his
Presidency. Say, perhaps, by Impeachment?

A Democratic-led House could start the ball rolling.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:36 AM
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2. Then he won't have to solve the problems he has created. I think
dimson should be held accountable for all the murdering going on that he's enabled.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:38 AM
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3. Then how about you and your base pay for it, Chimpy?
You and the haves and the have-mores start supplying the personnel and the money to keep prosecuting this misbegotten misadventure. It's easy to stay the course when you're not running it, isn't it? We'll see how quickly things can get resolved in Iraq when the body bags aren't filled with guys named Gonzales and Washington but are instead have name tags like Bush, Frist, Hilton, Baker and Rove.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:43 AM
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4. So, why doesn't he include the cost in the actual budget for once?
They've been deceptively leaving the costs of the occuption out of the annual budget, then going to Congress and getting the hundreds of billions as supplementary 'emergency' appropriations. Well, if you know today we are going to be there into 2009, then it's hardly an emergency, right? PUT IT ON THE BOOKS!

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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:47 AM
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5. Bush is a HUGE mistake.
While he talks of democracy in Iraq Bush is doing everything to destroy democracy here in America. This bastard can't be impeached too soon.

An aside: My daughter and her friends were approached by military recruiters looking for cannon fodder for Bush's failed invasion. They told him that they were "terrorists" (they're vegan, a group Bush has authorized spying on). The military recruiter said he'd take them anyway. I'd take that as a sign that they're pretty desparate.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:55 AM
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6. ONE - He isn't pResident, John Kerry legally should be this
time around.

TWO - What some misguided people call his 'first term' was actually Al Gore's pResidency.

So as far as I'm concerned he has yet to become pResident.

We need to get out NOW.
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Chef Donating Member (453 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:12 AM
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7. Peace with Honor
What a mess he's made. It's going to fall apart. We can be pretty sure of it unless we put in more troops to secure the government we set up or they somehow get it together. Neither seems likely. So, if we leave now and it falls apart into three countries, Turkey has a war with the Kurds and the Shiites and and Sunnis become part of Syria and Iran, we have a mess. George gets the blame for letting it fall apart. Or, a new dictator takes over and forces the unification of the country ala Saddam. If he does what he says and stays there, he gets to hand it off to the next president who will have to leave and they get the blame. The only other alternative is to do as McCain says and send in more troops to pacify the country (where he gets them?, no one asked him yesterday). In this respect, it is like Viet Nam because once you have made the mistake of going there you can't leave without getting blamed for what happens. The only logical thing to do is form a new coalition of nations to oversee the partition of the country in as strife less a way as can be done. This is the opposite of Viet Nam where the result was the unification of the country.

There is no way out of this mess.
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