Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Hey, older DUers...remember this quote?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
 
progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:09 AM
Original message
Hey, older DUers...remember this quote?
"As South Vietnamese forces become stronger, the rate of American withdrawal can become greater."
-- Richard Nixon --


35 years later, they were able to shorten this to a more manageable sound bite: "as the Iraqis stand up, we will stand down"
Wow. What progress.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:14 AM
Response to Original message
1. They...they being Bush's speech writers...have scoured
other speeches from past Presidents during a time of war and have "borrowed" phrases, words, terms, etc to use

I recall an article talking about how Bush used some phrases from FDR's speeches....changed a round a bit...in a speech Bush gave...might have even been a state of the union address.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:21 AM
Response to Reply #1
3. Yep, original ideas are not at the top of their "skills" list
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bigbrother05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:18 AM
Response to Original message
2. Kissinger at his best(?), only strategy is victory.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:26 AM
Response to Reply #2
4. That big ole Kissinger head keeps popping up.
And it's never good.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:01 AM
Response to Original message
5. it is amazing
that they cannot see the parallels.....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:28 AM
Response to Original message
6. Time heals all wounds...
but not all wounds heal over time.

did I say today how much I loath and completely dispise that fraud* in Washington?

colossal racist fucktard failure*
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:14 PM
Response to Original message
7. Is this what we'll be seeing?


The last helicopter out of Iraq?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:20 PM
Response to Original message
8. hey remember you guys Bushie is getting his points from
Kissinger, and apparently these guys have a vendetta cuz the US pulled out of that failured war of Vietnam. They are playing from the same playbook.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:30 PM
Response to Reply #8
9. And from that same playbook - we (liberals) will be blamed for the Iraq
debacle too.

Pathetic.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Keepontruking Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:18 PM
Response to Original message
10. all
we keep saying is give Peace a chance................Circus
girl
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:37 PM
Response to Reply #10
11. He would have been 66...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:40 PM
Response to Original message
12. Anyone surprised? It's the exact same fucking people
It wouldn't shock me one bit to find out LeMay is still alive and orchestrating the Iraq craptacular.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:40 PM
Response to Original message
13. "Vietnamization" of the war, it was called
The hubris of trying to turn a country into what it already is.

That worked well.... :eyes:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:40 PM
Response to Original message
14. The real sad part about me being here is
I clicked on a thread that said "Older DUers".
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:45 PM
Response to Reply #14
15. Sorry. I couldn't come up with a more delicate way to say it!
I was just a punk kid during that war.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:50 PM
Response to Reply #15
16. I was born in 1960 so I don't remember much about what Nixon said
However I do remember having a POW bracelet as a teen.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:18 PM
Response to Reply #16
17. 1960 - same as my wife. 1963 for me. Guess we're in the same boat.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MamaBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:30 PM
Response to Reply #17
19. I remember that s.o.b.
I remember all too well. No Bush has ever had an original, creative or even honest position to present to the public. And I never did trust Nixon anyway.

I'm from 1950 ... I was ten years old when Kennedy debated Nixon on the television machine. And I still remember watching it and talking to my Mom about it.

The sad part of it for me is that we thought when he resigned we had forced him out, and that when we passed some legislation about campaign finance the problem was fixed and we could start our lives at last, finally out from under a threatening political cloud that hung over us all the time.

Silly us.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:30 PM
Response to Original message
18. Phase III
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Sep 01st 2014, 10:26 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC