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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:13 AM
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AP: Bartlett: White House Flexible on Iraq (denies "stay the course")
Bartlett: White House Flexible on Iraq


Monday October 23, 2006 1:46 PM

AP Photo WHRE101

WASHINGTON (AP) - The fledgling Iraqi government must "step up and take
more responsibility" for the country's security, a high-ranking White House
official said Monday.

At the same time, Dan Bartlett denied in a television interview that the Bush
administration's war policy has been a sweeping "stay the course" commitment,
saying "what we aren't doing is sitting there with our heads in the sand."

In contrast to earlier White House statements, Bartlett did not deny a New York
Times report saying the head of the U.S.-led Multinational Forces in Iraq and
the U.S. ambassador were working on a plan that for the first time would set a
specific timetable for disarming militias and meeting other political and
economic goals.

-snip-

The White House earlier had said the report in Sunday's editions of the Times
was not accurate. Bartlett said he thought it "might have been overwritten."

-snip-

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6165777...
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:19 AM
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:20 AM
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2. te he. technically i suspose he can deny this----but the idea is there.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:21 AM
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3. They deny they are finally doing something right
by actually discussing a plan (although the only reason they are doing it is political.)

bush and bartlett and rove and rumsfeld have no goal, no objective, no strategy, no plan just STAY THE COURSE which is getting our kids killed every day.

The federal government does not work, put republicans in charge and they will prove it.

My hate is rational.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:23 AM
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4. HAHAHAHAHAHA
Flexible???!!!
They've been about as flexible as a 5 inch thick steel bar.
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ItsTheMediaStupid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:43 AM
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8. Somebody should bash their heads with something that flexible.
Such incredible, balls-out, flagrant lying.

There is no lack of chutzpah in these criminals.
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:31 AM
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5. ...Overwritten, huh?
That timetable thing is big news in foreign papers, the Guardian included...
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:33 AM
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6. MaineDem: Bartlett and WH are LIARS
This is all crap. How dare they!
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:40 AM
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7. The new product rollout sort of flopped, didn't it?
No need to come up with something else, just deny that you ever said what you said, then adopt your opponent's plan, tweak one or two points, then claim that your opponent doesn't have a plan. Of course, this odious demagoguery would never get off the ground except for the active connivance of the popular media, which has been spun so hard they don't remember from one day to the next who said what, and are eager to repeat whatever the GOP tells them.
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