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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:51 AM
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Dan Rather says Bush just wants to hold Iraq together until he leaves...
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 11:51 AM by kentuck
office...and leave the clean-up to his successor. Think about how sick and petty that is. So long as Dubya is not there when the shit hits the fan, he can always find an excuse to blame the failure on someone else. That's a really admirable quality, isn't it? :sarcasm:
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:53 AM
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1. Then Bush had better resign immediately. It ain't holding.
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NastyRiffraff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:29 PM
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21. Right...he's done this all his life
And gotten away with it. The Harkin Energy fiasco, the National Guard screwup, and on and on. He got into Yale because of daddy's legacy. The MSM didn't bother with this stuff during the 2000 campaign; they were too busy trashing Al Gore over petty (and untrue) shit.

He believes he's entitled to a) Screw up, b) blame someone else, and c) walk away from the mess.

November '08 can't come soon enough.
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knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:54 AM
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2. snipers killed 20 in Baghdad and wounded 300
quagmire hell for two more years? I am so ashamed of my country.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:55 AM
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3. Bush is even more delusional than I thought..
... if he thinks he can escape his responsibility for Iraq. There ain't no freaking way - even those who basically support him know this was HIS doing, period, end of story.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:55 AM
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4. bush better worry about holding
himself together until 2008 comes and we finally get that idiot outta there.
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:01 PM
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5. It is never George's fault
But Iraq is melting down, they are sending mortar shells into the Green Zone, I don't think
Iraq will last 6 more months with the current strategy.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:09 PM
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6. That's what they call "the adults being in charge"
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:11 PM
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7. Like Nixon did in Vietnam
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:37 PM
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13. Tet '68 happened on Johnson's watch.
I remember well. I was there.

Tet (and the aftermath) is what convinced Johnson not to run again.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:38 PM
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my mistake
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 12:48 PM by bigtree
like Johnson and Tet

there!

What I was thinking about was Nixon and Cambodia. He wanted to roll the Vietnamese back just far enough so that the negative effects of his widening war wouldn't show up until after the election. Told his aides to say one thing and do another
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:52 PM
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:54 PM
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18. alright alright
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 12:57 PM by bigtree
ever made a mistake? Goddamn. It just gets harder and harder to have a conversation without folks jumping in to prove how smart they are, most of the time without a wit of a remark about the OP. Fuck this.
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:17 PM
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20. Some people just lurk in forums to make smartass remarks so they can go
back to wherever they came from and brag to their buddies. Don't sweat the small shit BT.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:54 PM
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19. I thought Ford was President when we escaped from Vietnam??
How time changes our perspectives...
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:23 PM
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8. Story of his life, isn't it?
Screw things up and leave it for someone else to come and pick up the pieces?
For gods' sake...DON'T let Daddy Bush et al put him in charge of the U.N. or we may as well ALL just kiss our asses goodbye...
:sarcasm: :nuke: :banghead:
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rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:28 PM
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9. At two of our soldiers dead a day
bush* polly thinks it's a bragain. What an asshat!
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:31 PM
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10. That's what Democrats are here for...........
cleaning up the messes left by the rethug neocon regimes.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:34 PM
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11. Well, it is true...
That Jimmy Carter's job was to clean up the mess left by Watergate and Bill Clinton's job was to clean up the huge debt and deficits of Reagan and Bush Sr. The next Democrat sure is going to have his hands full after this moron's mess...
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:49 PM
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15. It might even take a woman to cleanup THAT MAN'S (??).........
mess of this country and the world......
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:51 PM
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16. Maybe ?
:)
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:37 PM
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12. Sounds like the soundtrack to his life.
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:38 PM
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14. Sounds about right...If * had the answer, we would have known...nt
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:32 PM
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22. This seems to be a tradition with Republicans since the days
of Hoover. Well, Ike wasn't so bad, but the rest? This is why we can never allow Republicans to run our country again.
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Cosmocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:34 PM
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23. The shame is ...
outside of the actual disaster Iraq is, on all levels ...

It takes having been totally ramrodded out of his network job for a man of Rather's quality and experience to just flat out call things without putting punches ... He has nothing to lose now, so now he can just call it like it is ... The other 99% of the top media guys, knowing they have their jobs on the line offer things up in this weak, see both sides of the issue manner at best, or those who kwow they can actually advance their carreer use the Bushco agenda to do so ...

admirable quality ??? Yeah, to the freaks, "a man of conviction" ...

TOUGH being an american right now ...
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:48 PM
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24. I'll be glad when his HDNet program comes on in October. I'm hoping
that without the profit margin of today's MSM, he can really expose this White House. I'd be talking about payback. There's just so much that needs to be exposed.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:53 PM
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25. If MSNBC was smart, they would give him his own show...
Surely he still has a lot of loyal viewers left over from CBS. They could steal that audience. Rather could replace Matthews as their flagship "journalist". It could help them improve their ratings.
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watercolors Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:07 PM
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26. He said basically the same thing as gov
to run for pres. Left Texas in a big mess! Guess some one has cleaned up after him his whole life! Covered all his bushit!
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