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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:36 PM
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Bush: America will lose its "soul" if we leave Iraq
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 03:36 PM by BurtWorm
:wtf:

America lost its soul when Scalia snuck that asshole into the WH.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...


Bush Warns It Would Be 'Disaster' to Leave Iraq

By Daniela Deane
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, August 21, 2006; 4:26 PM

President Bush said Monday the United States would lose "our soul as a nation" if it gave up on the Iraq war now, warning it would be a "disaster" if U.S. troops left before the new Iraqi government can control the country.

"We're not leaving so long as I'm president," an animated Bush said in a wide-ranging White House press conference. "That would be a huge mistake." He conceded, though, that the war was "straining the psyche of our country" with U.S. deaths now standing at more than 2,600.

At the long and varied news conference, an energetic Bush also called for a rapid deployment of the U.N.-mandated international force for southern Lebanon, saying the "need is urgent," and answered questions about Iran's nuclear program, high gas prices and the lack of progress in rebuilding New Orleans one year after Hurricane Katrina.

Bush made his comments as support for the Iraq war among the American public continues to plummet and Bush's approval numbers stay stuck in the 30s. More conservative commentators are raising questions, expressing doubts or even attacking the president outright on his foreign policy decisions, with the Iraq war figuring prominently. Republican candidates have also been distancing themselves from Bush as mid-term elections near and in some contests the war has become a central issue.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:37 PM
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1. Coming from a man who's soul, I thoroughly believe, is headed for
the lowest place in hell, who is he to judge anyone or any country's morality?
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:41 PM
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2. America has no soul, and it never did
Fuck Bush and the high-horse he rode in on. He doesn't even know a damn what ordinary people have to live through in his world.
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MisterHowdy Donating Member (295 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:42 PM
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3. Translation:
If we leave Iraq the country could re-stabilize itself and it could become a lot harder to get at their oil.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:12 PM
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15. Yep! nt
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:42 PM
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4. This man wouldn't know soul if Sam & Dave sang in each ear.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:42 PM
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5. He called it a crusade years ago, now this
he really seems to see this as some kind of Holy War. 'We're all going to hell if we don't continue the occupation' ?

What happened to 'blessed are the peacemakers'?
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Tanuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:44 PM
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6. Americans have perpetrated torture,
mass murder of civilians,rape, and countless other atrocities in Iraq that have not yet come to light, and this lying, war-profiteering miscreant has the temerity to say that we would lose "our soul as a nation" if we stopped this travesty?!
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:46 PM
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7. Who cares -- we already owe it to the company store
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:57 PM
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8. Jay-sus. I smell desparation.
Like Bush would even know what a soul is, or ANYTHING about what America is about. The """""soul"""" of America is The Constitution, which he is systematically destroying. He's the quintessential treasonous anti-American. That article makes me want to start saying bad words again. :( I just never thought I'd see the day when a world leader equated NOT killing people as immoral. Sh*t!
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:05 PM
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11. he must have peered deeply into an atlas...
and saw no soul there.

re: that putin thing.
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Wells Donating Member (672 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:03 PM
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9. Orwellian double-speak
Bush is pandering to the christian moron base, who get their news from Fox TV and Radio Limbaugh ilk. They actually believe this Orwellian shit.

We pulled out of Vietnam, losing that war, and regained a bit of soul with Jimmy Carter. Unhappy about losing both the war and the election, the warhawks upended the economy (oh yes they did), cranked up the war machine and put a war president back in office in 1980.
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:03 PM
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10. American has a soul to lose?
wtf?
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:08 PM
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12. Whateva crackhead.
Lord Crackhead IS a walking, talking disaster. Just look at 6 years of 'results'. :eyes:


George Walker Bush is the worst President* in US history, bar NONE!

*Not actually elected to office in 2000, unsure if elected in 2004.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:08 PM
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13. But think of all the bodies we'll be bringing home...
...in one piece.
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sable302 Donating Member (597 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:11 PM
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14. He's in hot water folks
Has any other president ever been reduced to appealing to the 'nation's soul'?

I can't think of any.
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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:19 PM
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16. It may hurt America's "football mentality" if we lose the contest....
but here's a way we can win back our integrity and save face in the court of worldwide opinion:

Expose the lies that got us into the war in the first place and prosecute the perpetrators to the fullest extent of international law. This would prove that America remains a land of justice.
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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:21 PM
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17. It may hurt America's "football mentality" if we lose the contest....
but here's a way we can win back our integrity and save face in the court of worldwide opinion:

Expose the lies that got us into the war in the first place and prosecute the perpetrators to the fullest extent of international law. This would prove that America remains a land of justice.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:24 PM
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18. As an American, the soul of America is not in Iraq, nor anywhere in the
Middle East. The soul of America is in our great experiment in democracy and lives in the US Constitution. And George W. Bush and cohorts are trampling it in the dust.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:24 PM
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19. America will lose its ability to service its debt if it stays in Iraq
is the almost certain reality.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:27 PM
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20. I really enjoy the
"It Would Be 'Disaster' to Leave Iraq" part --- And it would be just what now????
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1956 Donating Member (314 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:30 PM
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21. Lost our soul
the day we invaded Iraq!
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:46 PM
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22. I think they should keep putting him out there defending the Iraq Debacle
he looks increasingly unhinged. No one in their right mind believes this horseshit. He is desperate and he looks and talks like it.

THE CHIMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES!

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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:50 PM
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23. The neocon soultrain ....
is derailing, and Dubya is calling "all aboard."
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