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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:04 PM
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I missed the news conference, so what was the point? What was the news?
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 02:06 PM by spanone
Did bush* just want to say 'stay the course' one more time? Did he want to set up Iran for oncoming sanctions and/or bombings?

Did he want to weigh in on the Ramsey case? Just curious.
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:05 PM
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1. I for one
Refuse to watch his newsless conference.
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:07 PM
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2. He wanted the Amurican people to know he's a serious man.
And that he takes no joy in what's happening in Iraq.


And then he went on to make fun of some reporter's suit like a 3 year old. SIKE!
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:10 PM
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7. Straining The Psyche:
Q But are you frustrated, sir?

THE PRESIDENT: Frustrated? Sometimes I'm frustrated. Rarely surprised. Sometimes I'm happy. This is -- but war is not a time of joy. These aren't joyous times. These are challenging times, and they're difficult times, and they're straining the psyche of our country. I understand that. You know, nobody likes to see innocent people die. Nobody wants to turn on their TV on a daily basis and see havoc wrought by terrorists. And our question is, do we have the capacity and the desire to spread peace by confronting these terrorists, and supporting those who want to live in liberty? That's the question. And my answer to that question is, we must. We owe it to future generations to do so.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:50 PM
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15. What Bush's subconscious meant: I am being challenged. I'm
going through a difficult time. My psyche is straining to cope. "I UNDERSTAND THAT." I don't know if I have the desire for peace.

He is also challenging US, to confront HIM and his policies: "We owe it to future generations to do so."
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:21 PM
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20. Because he can...
Who would hold him accountable? Congress?



BWWHAAHAAHAAAA!!!..HEHH!..hehee...heh..........*





Oh, Lord, we're doomed....
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EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:09 PM
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3. Chimp speak...
I think the message I got, (after hearing repeated about 9 or 10 times), was that withdrawing from Iraq would send the region into utter chaos, because it isn't already. In short, regardless of what the country and most of the world are asking for, it's King George's decision to stay until the "mission" is completed. Then he puffed up his tissue paper muscles, and looked all frustrated.
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:11 PM
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8. I concur.
That's what it looked like to me, too.

Welcome, EnviroBat.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:35 PM
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13. Welcome to DU!!
Hope you enjoy it here as much as I do.
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:54 PM
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17. Welcome to DU,
EnviroBat. Glad to have you here! :hi:
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Ress1 Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:11 PM
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18. Haha.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:09 PM
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4. I learned a new word, Peroation
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:10 PM
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6. Don't forget "suicider"
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 02:12 PM by Texas Explorer
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:10 PM
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5. There was no news
just his normal rhetoric, with a few juicy tidbits like Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 and that Democrats are patriots.

Then, of course, there was the thing of completely misinforming himself, the press, and the American people. But you've come to expect that part.
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:14 PM
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9. Bush is Crap
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:15 PM
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10. Apparently it was his "malaise" speech
But I haven't heard the whole thing yet.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:18 PM
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11. Nothing new ...
as long as he is so called pres he is not leaving Iraq,( well he needs to get his ass over there fast, quick and in a hurry). He is the decider and dumb,de dumb, dumb, dumb....
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:28 PM
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12. WE WILL NOT LEAVE IRAQ WHILE I AM PRESIDENT!! PERIOD!
To me..THAT was the message. The rest of the 6.x billion people on the planet can just fuck off.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:38 PM
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14. We will not leave Iraq
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:52 PM
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16. Are we being set-up again??? With the polls polling against shrub?
Unless they know something is going to happen, it makes little political sense to go out and trumpet a war that YOU ARE LOSING.

To call a news conference to declare 'nothing' seems pointless.

P.S. Thanks to all for all your info on the news conference this morning!
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:15 PM
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19. I thought this was revealing
"Our commanders have got the flexibility necessary to change tactics on the ground, starting with Plan Baghdad. And that's when we moved troops from Mosul into Baghdad and replaced them with the Stryker Brigade, so we increase(d) troops during this time of instability."

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/08/2006082...
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:23 PM
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21. No point and no news--Typical Bush
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