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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:38 PM
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Simple way to turn around 'soft on defense' charge
Ask how being 'tough on defense' is different from being soft on defense contractors and big oil at the expense of our safety and reputation in the world.

Invading Iraq certainly didn't reduce terrorism or hatred of America, so who exactly is benefiting from it that Republicans refuse to pullout and Democrats mostly make general noises about redeploying?

Do you think we are safer because we gave Iraq's oil to American companies and restructured their oil industry to those companies liking? Gen. Garner, the first guy we sent over to rule Iraq said that would incite an insurgency. Can you tell me in what sense he was wrong? Do you think Iraqis are so stupid they don't know when people are stealing from them?

How is your support of the war different from blatant corruption?

And if you say a word about terrorism, WMD, or spreading democracy, I'll know you're lying to me and talking to me like a child. I doubt that you use that patronizing tone when ExxonMobil calls, you sorry sack of shit.
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:41 PM
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1. "Soft on corruption"
We need to turn this into a handy meme for Jethro...
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:45 PM
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2. exactly--there's no question that's the case with the GOP
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