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timontheleft Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:57 PM
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Bush: The Democrats are Wrong on Iraq
The Democrats are wrong on Iraq. Thats what you told me today in your speech. Hearing about the state of things over there at the moment leaves me wondering if I should believe you.

Lets see, I was told that Saddam had ties to al Qaeda, but that turned out not to be true. I was told that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but that wasnt true either. I was told that terrorists were being trained in Iraq, that wasnt true (not when I first heard about it anyway). I was told that Iraqis would welcome our soldiers (with flowers!), but that didnt happen.

I was then told Mission Accomplished in Iraq, but today you said that we should stay until the job is done. Ive been told that if we stay and fight in Iraq the terrorists would be so busy fighting us there that we wont need to worry about fighting terrorists here. I guess that doesnt apply to the good folks in London how much longer until it doesnt apply here either?

We were told that we had turned a corner when Saddam was captured, when Iraq held their first elections, when Al-Zarqawi was killed, and at other times Im sure. I cant really remember them all; Ive gotten dizzy going around all these corners.

Ive been told that everyone is either with us or against us; why has no one other than Mr. Blair chosen to stand with us? We wont even get into all the things I was told about serving justice to Osama bin Laden. I was told the Taliban had been destroyed, but it seems we mustve missed a few somewhere.

I was told we wouldnt get into nation building; you left out the part about making exceptions for countries that have something to offer the big oil companies. I was told all about compassionate conservatism. When does the compassionate part start? I was told you are a uniter not a divider; that seems to be at least partially true. Look how youve managed to unite the entire world against us.

So, the Democrats are wrong on Iraq? You say if we leave that it would be a huge mistake. Granted you are an expert on huge mistakes, but given your track record I think Ill listen to the Democrats.


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BushOut06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:58 PM
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1. At least Bush was right about one thing
We're going to be in Iraq as long as he's president. All the more reason to impeach his ass!
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:59 PM
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2. SOB is one main reason the world hates us
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:00 PM
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3. Bush was and IS wrong on Iraq......
:wtf: does he really think he's fooling anyone with his tired mumbo jumbo?

Opened up the largest Pandora's box there was to open.....to a point that there is no easy answer for the U.S.....cause no matter what, we are the losers in this.

Dummy Asshole!
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:22 PM
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4. Awesome enumerations. K&R. And--
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 11:27 PM by chill_wind
here's an essay much in that vein you might also appreciate. Long but powerfully iterated summary.

In the long ago words of James Carville, we're right, they're wrong and here's why.


What I Heard about Iraq

Eliot Weinberger

In 1992, a year after the first Gulf War, I heard Dick Cheney, then secretary of defense, say that the US had been wise not to invade Baghdad and get bogged down in the problems of trying to take over and govern Iraq. I heard him say: The question in my mind is how many additional American casualties is Saddam worth? And the answer is: not that damned many.

In February 2001, I heard Colin Powell say that Saddam Hussein has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbours.

That same month, I heard that a CIA report stated: We do not have any direct evidence that Iraq has used the period since Desert Fox to reconstitute its weapons of mass destruction programmes.

In July 2001, I heard Condoleezza Rice say: We are able to keep his arms from him. His military forces have not been rebuilt.

On 11 September 2001, six hours after the attacks, I heard that Donald Rumsfeld said that it might be an opportunity to hit Iraq. I heard that he said: Go massive. Sweep it all up. Things related and not.

much more: http://www.lrb.co.uk/v27/n03/wein01_.html
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timontheleft Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:29 PM
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5. Thanks . . .
and thanks for the article. That's quite a list of lies!
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:42 PM
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6. nice try, Junior
American are dumb, but not that dumb.
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alvarezadams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 12:01 AM
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7. Should be sent
as letter to the editor of as many papers as possible.
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sknabt Donating Member (209 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 12:06 AM
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8. The definition of insanity is...
... trying the same thing over and over and over again while expecting different results.

Like Bush preaching "stay the course" in Iraq. Yeah, if we remain addicted to the failures of the past over there we are assured success in the future. Makes perfect sense. Or was that nonsense?

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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 12:09 AM
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9. Welcome to DU!
My its busy here in the GDP forum tonight.
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