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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:03 PM
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BREAKING ON CNN: STAY THE COURSE IS BEING RECONSIDERED
The Iraq plan is under review say top U.S. officials.

WHAT PLAN?! Stay the Course is becoming Change the Course.

Looks like the Democrats have been RIGHT ALL ALONG!

Time to IMPEACH THE ENTIRE WHIG.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:04 PM
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1. "Stay the course" is not working as a political issue...
Maybe if they change...??
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:04 PM
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2. La sopresa de octubre?
Is this the best Rove has got?
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:05 PM
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3. It's what I'm calling the November Surprise.
Baker will announce the 'change the course" plans (cut and run) after the election.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:05 PM
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4. So their October surprise has been to steal Dems' ideas?
Color me shocked. :eyes:
No matter, out of Iraq now!
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Caution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:05 PM
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5. Now THIS is the October Surprise from the GOP.
A planned change in Iraq War strategy just prior to the election in an attempt to hang on to Repub party members who were feeling disillusioned by the state of the war.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:05 PM
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6. Desperation time
Any word on the attack of the ammo dump. The silence is deafening.
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verse18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:06 PM
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7. FLIP-FLOP!!!!!!!n/t
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Lindacooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:16 PM
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16. GMTA!!!
My first thought too.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:46 PM
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21. It's okay if repugs do it! But yea, it's a FLIP FLOP!
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RedEarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:07 PM
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8. Flip floppers.... cut and runners.....
...maybe the assholes are reading the polls
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:07 PM
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9. Sounds like "cut and run" to me!
Doesn't it sound like "cut and run" to you?
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:11 PM
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11. I guess they aren't afraid of having to fight them over here anymore
Because, that's what happens when you cut and run, according to jr.

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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:20 PM
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17. "cut and spun" run.....
:-)
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:33 PM
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25. They don't plan to leave
just to disengage from the "nation-building" project, and let Iraq evolve on its own into a brutally repressive dictatorship (led by sectarian militia figures, Imams, or whatever comes down the pike) while our troops sit in their gigantic bases well away from the Iraqi population. Whoever holds power in Baghdad will have our total support in whatever he needs to do to hang on to power (hint: state sanctioned mass murder will be involved), so long as he supports our base presence.
It probably won't work either, but it's all they have left.
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DeadManInc Donating Member (844 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:10 PM
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10. Since when did they have a plan?
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:13 PM
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14. They haven't had one, and don't have one.
But they've decided they'd better get one before the elections, because not having one is not working any longer.

Confused yet? Now you know how it feels to be a Repuke.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:12 PM
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12. Presidents can do that.
They can change course in a war once public opinion builds up against them. But Its soooooooooooo late in the game and he is suuuuuuuch an obstinate asshole that it probably won't help him. Other Presidents would have been much more politically astute.
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:12 PM
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13. This is the word, as reported on BBC- but WHY are we hearing it?
did they want to keep it under wraps until after the election, and it's just getting out by accident?

OR have they decided they need to convince people that they are changing course and deserve a second shot and are therefore "leaking" the news that they are giving up on their initial objectives in Iraq?

(note: Bushler giving up on their initial objectives in Iraq doesn't mean LEAVING, just letting a different form of gov't take shape in Baghdad. Our efforts to remake Iraq into a junior bourgeois republic in our image that would govern democratically and be a friend to Israel and close ally to us is what Bushler would be giving up on--not camping in the world's oil patch. The Baker report appears to endorse the possibility of unleashing a Saddam-like repressive tyranny with explicit Washington approval and backing in order to bring stability to Iraq--this is the so-called "STABILITY FIRST" option.)
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roamer65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:16 PM
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15. It won't save the midterms for the GOoPers...
The immense disapproval they're seeing right now comes from an amalgam of poor decisions on many different issues. Foley was the "dam buster" and it's simply too late for them. I think we've got the House and Senate now after seeing the latest MO and OH polls in the Senate races.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:36 PM
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18. the pukes are going to flip-flop before 11/7
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:39 PM
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19. FLIP FLOP...let the floor exercise begin!
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BluePatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:40 PM
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20. no kidding, "what plan" is under review?
Sure would like to see alleged plan for Iraq...
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:53 PM
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22. Will they put Baathists back in power like Frist wants to do for Taliban?
Looks like they're becoming full-blown Retreaticans!

Thanks to Kerry for that great word.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:54 PM
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23. Gee, three weeks before the election they admit the dems are right!
do they think the American people will fall for this death bed conversion?
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:04 PM
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24. And of course they'll say this was their message all along!
"We've never said we'll never leave Iraq!" (Although, didn't * say exactly that? Something about never leaving during his presidency even if Laura and the dog were against him on it?).

Pukes THINK they are masters of spinning their message; nothing is a flip flop to them. THIS may be different, after so much "cut and run" talk.

I think they're screwed. And they know it.

Bake
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:36 PM
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26. What am I going to do with all these "Adapt to Win" T-shirts now?
:shrug: :shrug:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:39 PM
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27. Wow. LOL! nt
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Homer Wells Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:42 PM
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28. Of course they're saying that!
Elections coming!! Just a political ploy to try and fool some of the moderates that maybe, just maybe, they might do things right.
That idea will be dropped like a hot rock day after the election
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BelgianMadCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:43 PM
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29. Didn't you hear yesterday? It's A-OK, Jimmie Baker is on it
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 08:43 PM by BelgianMadCow
and when he advises, Bush listens he assured us. He has been doig that all along! really! And not just to the voice in his earpiece or in his head!
OK, except focus groups, difficult generals and the like of course.

And you know, when Jimmie Baker, the one who was / is on the Carlyle board, and who defended the Saudi royal family AGAINST the 9/11 families, we can all sleep well!!!


Trusssssst usssssss

He's gonna do a heckuva job.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:48 PM
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30. Unca Jimmie to the rescue!
Poppy must have had a long conversation with Jim and talked him into bailing out junior. Again.
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