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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:09 PM
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Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister: "There is no option of cutting and running"

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L23819009.htm

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In London, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih said Iraqi forces were gradually taking over responsibility for security but added that Iraq needed the support of the international community to combat what he called "a difficult onslaught by terrorists".

"We must win this battle and we will win it. But the rest of the world including the UK and the United States must understand that the stakes are very high in Iraq. There is no option of cutting and running," Salih told Sky television.

"The fate of Iraq is vital to the future of the Middle East and the world order," said Salih, in London for talks with Prime Minister Tony Blair.



I guess the BushCo speech writers are working for the Iraqi gov't?
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bluerum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:10 PM
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1. BTW - keep sending trunks of money. We like it. nt
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:11 PM
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2. They see the end of their gravy train and are panicked
If we leave who will line their Swiss accounts with money?
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:12 PM
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4. More than that. They need our military to enforce their dictatorship.
Otherwise a different dictator will take over and they will be standing trial like Hussein.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:11 PM
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3. Maybe he's just heard the phrase so much he thinks it's common English?
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NOLADEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:17 PM
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8. Yeah, don't you just love to hear political catchphrases
out of the mouth of the occupied?

Has a certain ring of democracy, doesn't it?

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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:21 PM
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9. Sure. In the way Kermit always sounded like Jim Hensen.
:)
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:12 PM
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5. So he refuses to acknowledge the real problem?
Great....
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:14 PM
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6. Since when is that son of a bitch making the rules?
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:16 PM
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7. We leave, this guy's toast. And he knows it.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:23 PM
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10. "the world order,"
He meant Poppy Bush's "New World Order"

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