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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:35 PM
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Bush Admits There Is No Evidence Iraqi Insurgents trying to Influence
Bush Admits There Is No Evidence Iraqi Insurgents Are Trying To Influence U.S. Elections

In the past week, top Bush administration officials have been suggesting that insurgents in Iraq are increasing attacks in order to influence the U.S. midterm elections. Some highlights —

Vice President Cheney, 10/17/06:

I was reading something today that a writer — I don’t remember who — was speculating on increased terrorist attacks in Iraq attempting to demoralize the American people as we get up to the election. And when I read that, it made sense to me. And I interpreted this as that the terrorists are actually involved and want to involve themselves in our electoral process, which must mean they want a change.

President Bush, 10/18/06:

There’s certainly a stepped up level of violence, and we’re heading into an election. … They are trying to not only kill American troops, but they’re trying to foment sectarian violence. They believe that if they can create enough chaos, the American people will grow sick and tired of the Iraqi effort and will cause government to withdraw.

White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, 10/19/06:

(I)t is possible, although we don’t have a clear pathway into the minds of terrorists, it is possible that they are trying to use violence right now as a way of influencing the elections.

But these claims are completely without any basis in reality. Yesterday on ABC This Week, President Bush admitted to host George Stephanopoulos, “I don’t have any intelligence that says that” insurgents in Iraq are trying to influence the election. Watch it:


http://thinkprogress.org/2006/10/23/iraqi-insurgents-el... /

STEPHANOPOULOS: So they’re trying to influence the elections?

BUSH: It could be. I don’t know. I haven’t - I don’t have any intelligence that says that.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:39 PM
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1. Of course, he has no intelligence period.
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:42 PM
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2. The only true thing he's said since he walked in the Oval Office
and he doesn't even know he said it.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:42 PM
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3. Of course, that won't stop him from continuing to SAY it either.
Liars. They're all f***ing liars. I hope America is about to wake up.

Bake
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:47 PM
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4. Isn't it amazing
that Bush and Cheney speak of the threat of the US citizens becoming "demoralized." This implies that there is something "moral" about their war of aggression in Iraq. In fact, they are at best amoral in their behaviors, though a strong case can be made that George and Dick are indeed immoral.

As a US citizen, my hope is that our nation will reach a higher moral ground. To do so, we surely must withdraw from Iraq. That's just a first step.
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