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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:44 PM
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Snow: "what you have is not 'stay the course,' but, in fact, a study in constant motion"

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/10/2006102...

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Q Is there a change in the administration "stay the course" policy? Bartlett this morning said that wasn't ever the policy.

MR. SNOW: No, the policy -- because the idea of "stay the course" is you've done one thing, you kick back and wait for it. And this has always been a dynamic policy that is aimed at moving forward at all times on a number of fronts. And that would include the international diplomatic front. After all, the Iraq compact is something we worked out with the Iraqis before visiting the Prime Minister in Baghdad earlier this year.

So what you have is not "stay the course," but, in fact, a study in constant motion by the administration and by the Iraqi government, and, frankly, also by the enemy, because there are constant shifts, and you constantly have to adjust to what the other side is doing.

I think you also see much more aggressive efforts on the part of the Iraqi government because the Prime Minister understands the importance -- the vital importance of reconciliation. The third reconciliation conference will be taking place next -- is it next week, week after next -- on the 4th. He is working on the reconciliation front. There has been considerable, and continues to be, action on the economic front. And obviously, we're continuing to cooperate in security. That is not a "stay the course" policy.


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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:45 PM
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1. so stay the course means changing approaches. I see.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:49 PM
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2. Why don't we just call it "Defeat" and stop with the games
Take our marbles, go home and let the Iraqis sort it out for themselves. I'm sure they are perfectly capable of blowing each other up until they decide who's going to control things. We did that ourselves in 1861, and we did it pretty much all by ourselves, with some little bit of help from Europe, but all in all, by ourselves.

Let's just pretend we 'gave them' their 1776 independence and now we are going to 'let them have their 1861 civil war' , since the neo cons are so entralled with making Iraqis mimic our own political development.
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:53 PM
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4. Translation: Stay the course was Bullshit.
It was just another phrase for the masses to keep them nuetered.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:51 PM
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3. They wake up in the morning all telling the same lie and expect
the American people not to notice. These are some brazen motherf*ckers.
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Baselinereality Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:56 PM
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5. "A Study In Constant Motion"?
My God, these people astonish me. One day my eyes are going to stop processing the double-talk and spin that emanates from their lips and simply explode instead.

Joseph Goebbels is probably looking down at Tony Snow, Dan Bartlett, Karl Rove and the rest and thinking, "Damn--why didn't I try that? And that--I didn't think even we could get away with that."
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:16 PM
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6. I used to think Snow was a smart man-prob. is---but, he shows how
stupid a man an get when trying to spin for the WH!
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