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kurtyboy Donating Member (968 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:05 PM
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Okay, this is the ideal time to ask conservatives like Tony Snow
How many broken-up-international terror plots have involved Iraqi principals?

No, really--How many people from, "The central front in the war on terror" http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/06/2005062... have actually been caught setting up terror attacks?

My guess is that after the Brits have divulged the national origins of the suspects they arrested this morning, the answer to the question will still be around ZERO.

Tony Snow got live CNN coverage yesterday from Crawford and made sure everyone who was listening understood the direct connection between our ongoing presence in Iraq and the war on international terror. Snow asserts that to leave Iraq (as 60% of the American people want to do) would be to facilitate international acts of terrorism:

"A white flag, in short, means a white flag in the war on terror.

Prime Minister Maliki, when he spoke before Congress, made it clear that Iraq remains a central pivot in the war on terror, because it is where many terrorist groups are going to test the will of the American people and also of the international community. This President does not intend and will not walk away from the promises he has made."

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/08/2006080...


Okay, Tony. Show us the connection. You folks have had three and a half years to put it together--show us. How many Iraqi terrorists have plotted against the UK, the USA, etc? Put up or shut up--because if the answer is zero or something close to it, I figure we should get the Hell out of a civil war we helped to foment.

He who asserts must prove. Show us the evidence.
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izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:08 PM
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1. They've got that covered with the "fight em over there so don't have to
here" lie. I hear they call catupulting the propaganda and that is what Bush meant by it. Prepare the groundwork with a series of hazy propositions and then pull them out like a deck of cards when things don't go so well.

We know its shit but "the base" imprisoned within the network of rightwing bobbleheads will still be looking at the shadows on the wall.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:12 PM
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2. By their logic it's not working
But when did they ever care about their logic!
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izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:15 PM
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3. They can't win arguments with logic
so they spin little yarns and spit out silly little slogans.
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bigendian Donating Member (956 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:26 PM
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4. Ahem.
Seem the suspects are Britons with Pak ties.


snip:

According to BBC sources the "principal characters" suspected of being involved in the plot were British-born. There are also understood to be links to Pakistan.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4778575.stm
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