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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 10:34 PM
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bush is right; his invasion of Iraq has NOT made terrorism worse!
So please tell all these people to stop saying it has!

Senior U.S. officials confirmed Monday that a classified intelligence report does conclude that the Iraq war has worsened the terror threat
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15004211 /

Terrorism threat worse in wake of Iraq war
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200601/s1543486.ht...

Iraq War Blamed for Increased Terrorist Threat
http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/vi...

Iraq War Increased Terror Threat: Global Poll
Most people in 33 out of 35 countries worldwide believe that the US-led invasion of Iraq has increased the threat of terrorism,
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/02/1805227.php

Iraq war could create a new bin Laden
http://www.upi.com/SecurityTerrorism/view.php?StoryID=2...

US Figures Show Sharp Global Rise In Terrorism
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

United States: Losing the War on Terror
http://www.globalpolicy.org/empire/terrorwar/analysis/2...

Evidence that the US May Be Losing the Global War on Terror
http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1501

US: Three Years On, War on Terrorism Looks Like a Loser
http://ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=25437

We have a stronger jihadi presence in Iraq today than in March 2003, noted Roger Cressey, the former director for Transnational Threats in Bush's National Security Council at a briefing at the libertarian Cato Institute earlier this week.
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0911-01.htm

The 'War on Terrorism': Winning or Losing? Losing.
http://www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/publications/brie...

Global terror attacks triple
http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0428/dailyUpdate.html

Worldwide terrorism-related deaths on the rise
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5889435%20 /

US Losing the War on Terror in Iraq; The invasion of Iraq has increased, not decreased, the threat of terrorist attack
http://www.intellectualconservative.com/article2629.htm...

Occupation Made World Less Safe, Pro-War Institute Says
http://www.globalpolicy.org/empire/terrorwar/analysis/2...

Iraq Invasion Hurt War on Terror
http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0719-10.htm

Musharraf: World more dangerous because of Iraq War
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2004/9/25/03544/7945

Blix Says Iraq War May Have Worsened Terror Threat
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0319-02.htm

Poll: Aussies, Brits, Italians say Iraq war increased terrorism
http://www.startribune.com/stories/1576/5027215.html

Iraq intervention increased threat of terrorism ("intervention"??? What exactly was being "intervened"???)
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0409/S00127.htm

UK Government; Iraq war 'increased terror threat'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3451239.stm

Iraq war has swollen ranks of al Qaeda
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,10...

US State Department Corrects Report to Show Rise in Terrorism
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5264512 /

Iraq has become a terrorist spawning ground, CIA admits
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... ?

Iraq Conflict Feeds International Terror Threat
http://www.skyhen.org/Focus/iraqcoverage/cia_iraq_confl...

62 percent of Americans thought that the threat of terror would increase if the U.S. takes military action against Iraq.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/02/07/opinion/meyer...

President GHW Bush, 1998;

"Going in and occupying Iraq, thus unilaterally exceeding the United Nations' mandate, would have destroyed the precedent of international response to aggression that we hoped to establish. Had we gone the invasion route, the United States could conceivably still be an occupying power in a bitterly hostile land."

Brent Scowcroft, one of the Republican Partys most respected foreign policy advisors, and national security adviser under President Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush:

Don't Attack Saddam It would undermine our antiterror efforts. "Our pre-eminent security priority--underscored repeatedly by the president--is the war on terrorism. An attack on Iraq at this time would seriously jeopardize, if not destroy, the global counterterrorist campaign we have undertaken."
http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id...

James Webb, former Sec. of Navy under Ronald Reagan, Decorated Marine Veteran:

"Do we really want to occupy Iraq for the next 30 years? In Japan, American occupation forces quickly became 50,000 friends. In Iraq, they would quickly become 50,000 terrorist targets. Nations such as China can only view the prospect of an American military consumed for the next generation by the turmoil of the Middle East as a glorious windfall."
http://www.sftt.org/article09302002a.html

Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni, former Head of Central Command for U.S.:

"It's pretty interesting that all the generals see it the same way, and all the others who have never fired a shot, and are hot to go to war, see it anotherWe are about to do something that will ignite a fuse in this region that we will rue the day we ever started."

Hawks in the Bush administration may be making deadly miscalculations on Iraq, says Gen. Anthony Zinni, Bush's Middle East envoy.

"I'm not sure which planet they live on"
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2002/10/17/zinni

Republican Dissent on Iraq
Full page ad in Wall Street Journal by major GOP contributors:


"Mr. President, The candidate we supported in 2000 promised a more humble nation in our dealings with the world. We gave him our votes and our campaign contributions. That candidate was you. We feel betrayed. We want our money back. We want our country back. A Billion Bitter enemies will rise out of this war."
- Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2003
http://talkleft.com/new_archives/001444.html

General William Odom, former head of the National Security Agency:

"Right now, the course we're on, we're achieving Bin Laden's ends. I've never seen it so bad between the office of the secretary of defense and the military. There's a significant majority believing this is a disaster. The two parties whose interests have been advanced have been the Iranians and al-Qaeda. Bin Laden could argue with some cogency that our going into Iraq was the equivalent of the Germans in Stalingrad. They defeated themselves by pouring more in there. Tragic."
http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/091704Y.shtml

Col. Mike Turner (ret), Schwarzkopf's personal briefing officer during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm:

The uniformed Joint Staff in the Pentagon strongly opposed this plan early on...The uniformed Joint Staff was overridden, yet in so many horrifying ways this operation resembles Somalia, not Desert Storm...Perhaps we can pull this off, but here's a far worse scenario that's at least as likely...Photos of American soldiers amid landscapes of Iraqi civilian bodies blanket the world press which aligns unanimously against the US. The US is condemned by NATO and the UN...The war ends within a few weeks, but the crisis deepens...
http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/transcripts/2003/ma...

"We have a stronger jihadi presence in Iraq today than in March 2003, noted Roger Cressey, the former director for Transnational Threats in Bush's National Security Council at a briefing at the libertarian Cato Institute earlier this week.
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0911-01.htm

SO STOP SAYING THAT, WORLD!!!

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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 10:37 PM
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1. All those people are just confused
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 10:39 PM
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2. And "naive".
Don't forget "naive"!

Only BUSH knows the real reality!

Like Iraqis tossing non-explosive items at us, and building that big statue of bush in Baghdad Square and bush's invasion & occupation not costing us a penny and...well and all them other things bush has been so right about!
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 03:52 AM
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9. Kick!
:kick:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 10:45 PM
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3. Damn! Nice collection of debbie downers! How's bushitler
going to explain them all away? Thanks for all the work. Bookmarking K&R
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 10:50 PM
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5. Who's he gonna have to explain them away to??? Our "media"???
Even if the "media" (laf) did bother, bush's bootlicking bushbot rightwingnut freepers don't give a shit about facts; they only care about supporting bush uber alles.



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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 10:53 PM
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7. Heil bushitler!
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 10:49 PM
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4. why thank you
Mr. Colbert! :)
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 10:51 PM
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6. Link to WH's take, proving NIE agrees with what they say...
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 11:43 PM
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8. Channeling Bob Boudelang, I see!
Wonder where the old coot is tonight?

K&R...
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 03:56 AM
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10. I'd like to see somebody strap him to a lie detector with 4,000 amps.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 09:26 AM
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11. But we're America; we don't do torture.
Oh wait...that's not torture, that's just them "frat party games".

Carry on.

:D
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 08:44 PM
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12. Now the UN says bush's war has made terrorism worse. OY!!!
Just STOP SAYING THAT!!!

Al Qaeda gains recruits from Iraq war - UN study
http://www.tiscali.co.uk/news/newswire.php/news/reuters...
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 08:47 PM
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13. Who ya gonna believe, Bush or your lying eyes?
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 10:06 AM
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14. Lessee...bush & condi...versus the rest of the entire world including all
sentient beings...

Oh boy, this is a toughie. Ummm...hmmmm...wait, gimme time...it's coming to me...

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