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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:32 PM
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"BANDAR, Why Should I care About North Korea?" (Duh!)
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 02:39 PM by Karenca
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George W. pulled Bandar aside.
"Bandar, I guess you're the best asshole who knows about the world. Explain to me one thing."
"Governor, what is it?"

"Why should I care about North Korea?"
Bandar said he didn't really know. It was one of the few countries that he did not work on for King Fahd.
"I get these briefings on all parts of the world," Bush said, "and everybody is talking to me about North Korea."
"I'll tell you what, Governor," Bandar said. "One reason should make you care about North Korea."
"All right, smart alek," Bush said, "tell me."
"The 38,000 American troops right on the border." ..."If nothing else counts, this counts. One shot across the border and you lose half these people immediately. You lose 15,000 Americans in a chemical or biological or even regular attack. The United State of America is at war instantly."
"Hmmm," Bush said. "I wish those assholes would put things just point-blank to me. I get half a book telling me about the history of North Korea."
"Now I tell you another answer to that. You don't want to care about North Korea anymore?" Bandar asked. The Saudis wanted America to focus on the Middle East and not get drawn into a conflict in East Asia.
"I didn't say that," Bush replied.
"But if you don't, you withdrawl those troops back. Then it becomes a local conflict. Then you have the whole time to decide, 'Should I get involved? Not involved?' Etc."
At that moment, Colin Powell approached.
"Colin," Bush said, "come here. Bandar and I were shooting the bull, just two fighter pilots shooting the bull." He didn't mention the topic.
"Mr. Governor," Bandar said, "General Powell is almost a fighter pilot. He can shoot the bull almost as good as us."

Bob Woodward
State of Denial
2006


http://roxanne.typepad.com/rantrave/2006/10/all_you_nee...

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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:34 PM
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1. .
That was posted earlier but without any doubt, it deserves to get repeated as it clearly shows what an incompetent idiot he is.
It's time for a real President.
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:35 PM
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2. oh
didn't know that.

But what an IDIOT!!!!!
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:39 PM
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3. "Two fighter pilots shooting the bull"
Lol. One fighter pilot and an AWOL drunk.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:42 PM
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4. Please
"Colin," Bush said, "come here. Bandar and I were shooting the bull, just two fighter pilots shooting the bull."
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:51 PM
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5. "General Powell is almost a fighter pilot"
All of that military experience is almost as impressive as the fact that once upon a time GWB flew a jet. Such hubris.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:54 PM
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8. Powell of the three of them has seen and been in real combat.
* got grounded even before he went AWOL
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:59 PM
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12. Yes. That's exactly what I was referring to.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:53 PM
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6. Ok here is the qusetion
why is the President of the US, even as a governor, asking for foreign relations advise to a foreign leader?

And one, mind you, that might have less than our interests in mind?
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:55 PM
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9. even being spoon feed it from Bandi he did not listen.
:grr:
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:57 PM
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10. Jeez, you talk like Bandar's a furriner or something!
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 02:57 PM by JHB
Who do you think he is? Hillary?!?

:sarcasm:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:58 PM
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11. I know I know
my mistake, he is a friend of the familia, almost a Consiglieri, will not do that again
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:04 PM
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14. Friend? He's a MEMBER of the Bushler family.
:D



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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:57 PM
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15. Like the smoldering
red glint in his eye - barely perceptable but there nonetheless. Nice touch!
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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:54 PM
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7. wow, nt
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:02 PM
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13. The Ridiculous Thing Is Those Front Line Troops Are A Tripwire...
An attack on South Korea is tantamount to an attack on the Unites States.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:38 PM
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16. Haven't 35,000 of those 38,000 gone to Iraq?
I think I read that somewhere today.
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