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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:55 PM
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Sen. Graham says Iraq is near chaos---near?
How about already there?

Under election-year pressure to change course in Iraq, the Bush administration said Monday there are no plans for dramatic shifts in policy or for ultimatums to Baghdad to force progress.

Just two weeks before the Nov. 7 elections that will determine whether Republicans retain control of Congress, the White House tried to calm political anxieties about deteriorating security in Iraq. Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers are calling on President Bush to change his war plan.

"We're on the verge of chaos, and the current plan is not working," Sen. Lindsey Graham (news, bio, voting record), R-S.C., said in an Associated Press interview. U.S. and Iraqi officials should be held accountable for the lack of progress, said Graham, a Republican who is a frequent critic of the administration's policies.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061023/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_i... ;_ylt=AsqugkPCEBC4oFCj.CV0sOIGw_IE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3MXN1bHE0BHNlYwN0bWE-
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:59 PM
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1. Agree with your questioning of Graham's term "near."
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 06:59 PM by Old Crusoe
When Republican Senators from South Carolina start offering contrary viewpoints on his own party's president's war strategy, the news at the polls in 2 weeks is likely to favor Democrats.

I suspect that most officers and enlisted folks in Iraq right now would agree with Graham, or maybe more with you, and all that combined spells bad news for Bush re Iraq.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:00 PM
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2. when will they call it what is is? right after the election i'm sure.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:02 PM
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3. Yes. There's a lot of smoke and mirrors going on right now with the
Bush administration.

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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:05 PM
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4. Repugs will never wake up to reality in Iraq debacle, phased withdrawal!!
what do they expect? that the US. because of an incompetant president assures Maliki the Iraqi people will always have the support of the american people? - those days are numbered!!
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:13 PM
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5. Just 4 months ago
it was going swimmingly and none of these Republicans had the guts to stand for the truth and vote for a change because Democrats knew then that Iraq was in chaos. Too bad they chose to play politics with our troops' lives.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:15 PM
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6. and they should never wonder why americans don't trust them
they have been lying about Iraq from the beginning and people tend to believe what their lying eyes tell them and not what Bushco disinformation campaign.
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ovidsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:33 PM
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7. My Senator! Don't you just love him??
Seriously folks, considering how RED my state is, this admission is quite remarkable. And it is getting attention here. As did Graham's initial complaints about the Bush habeas corpus revocation bill. Neighbors who for years have been swallowing the "stay the course, we fight them there so we don't fight them here" BS are reluctantly paying attention.

Yeppers, Lindsey's my Senator. And it could be worse!
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