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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:00 AM
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Rove: U.S. can't leave one of the world's largest oil reserves in terrorist hands

Rove: Military Must Be Flexible in Iraq

By TODD RICHMOND
The Associated Press
Saturday, October 28, 2006; 12:29 AM

WAUKESHA, Wis. -- Presidential advisor Karl Rove blasted Democrats on Friday for even suggesting the U.S. withdraw from Iraq, saying the U.S. can't leave one of the world's largest oil reserves in terrorist hands.

However, Rove also said the military must be flexible in its tactics. He did not elaborate.

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Joe Wineke, chairman of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, said the public realizes Bush and Rove took America to war under false pretenses.

"Frankly, I think Karl Rove has had too much of his own Kool-Aid. He's starting to believe his own message," Wineke said. "It's their war. It's their mess."

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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:02 AM
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1. Oil, huh, good God, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 08:03 AM by originalpckelly
War, oil, kind of hard to tell the difference these days.

"You left wing nuts are insane for suggesting this war is about oil."
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:00 AM
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18. Actually, it's THEIR oil, not ours.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:03 AM
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2. you know it, I know it, the whole world knows it. War for oil plain and simple
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Theduckno2 Donating Member (905 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:21 AM
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11. Could Cheney, Rove and Bush convince themselves that Iran is a terrorist state?
One small step away from their premise of not letting terrorists control such large supplies of oil.

I can hear it now:
"Our bigger God could have put all of our oil under Texas but he chose to put some under the Middle East, so that we could bring freedom to those poor people."

:sarcasm:
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:04 AM
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3. Simpleton Fear ,Kkkarl on the end of a stick.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:08 AM
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4. And Are the Terrorists Holding The Oil Fields?
Only if Halliburton is classified as such, and the US government.
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neoblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:11 AM
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5. All-Aboard the Neo-CON "Oil-Go-Round"...
Where all "red blooded" Americans are welcome to a "Free** Ride"...

** $3 dollars per gallon and climbing (caveat: except for brief periods immediately prior to general elections if Republicons happen to be trailing in the polls)...
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leftyladyfrommo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:11 AM
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6. He probably should have thought about that 3 years ago.
It's kind of late now.
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:13 AM
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7. So the Iraqi Government that was Democratically elected is now terrorist
They have been fawning over this new Iraqi government ever since it was "elected" and now Cheney says they are terrorist. :shrug:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:16 AM
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8. Saddam is evil! The Iraqis crave freedom! WsMD are aimed at St. Louis!
And oh yeah -- we want that damned oil.
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:42 AM
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13. Thats what Shrubs unsatisfied about ,Good Old Boy Blood!
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:40 PM
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35. The Europeans insisted from the start that this was about oil
and of course, Dubya vehemently denied it.

Sounds like the Europeans knew what they were talking about.
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:16 AM
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9. Just who in the world ever voted for that fascist pig?
Really.

When was this devil's name on a ballot? :shrug:
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CanonRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:18 AM
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10. Gee, what a surprise, it's all about OIL!
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:41 AM
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12. Who put it is the terrorist hands?
These ugly bastards started this war under one lie and they are going to try to keep it going while igniting another war next door.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:44 AM
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14. So it is Greed that has us in Iraq, and not speading
democracy.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:44 AM
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15. So the US oil thieves
invaded a sovereign country to steal oil. Thanks for the confession Rove.
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StellaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:46 AM
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16. Yeah, that's why the UN should take over in Iraq and take it away from the USA
Rove = terrorists
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:51 AM
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17. They can't have the Iraqi "Terrorists" pumping Iraq oil to its full
potential and bringing the price of oil down to what it is worth - the price of dirt. No one has ever come close to pumping Iraq oil fields to their full potential. If they did, oil would be dirt cheap. They can't leave until they have locked down Iraq oil fields and turned them over to the International Oil Corporations to ensure they are never ever pumped fully.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:04 AM
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19. OIL.
I wondered when they'd have to resort to "floating" the truth.

OIL is what bush refers to when he says "national security interests". Most the world knew that. Even half of America knew that. BEFORE hundreds of thousands of men, women, babies were casualties of bush's illegal "supreme crime" invasion of a nation that hadn't been doing one damn thing to anyone.

And of course the MFing stupid rightwingnuts will defend America's right under that MFer bush to attack other nations for their resources.
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natrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:07 AM
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20. at least he might be being honest here nt
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:08 AM
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21. Rove just admitted that the Irq War has been all about oil....
...now if the Democrats have balls they will put an ad together now with KKKarl Rove mouthing those words and hit every TV and radio market in the country.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:10 AM
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22. History will prove we lost thousands of soldiers for the oil industry.
Karl only confirms it.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:18 AM
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23. Anybody who doesn't realize the Iraq war is about oil needs to open their eyes.
Oil companies are profiteering from this war by manipulation of the oil supply.

Record profits once again.

Robber barons in control of our country with 33% approval.

My gods, the power of propaganda!
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:28 AM
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24. That's the new talking point
The chimp in chief* said the same thing earlier this week. If we leave the terrist is gwanna get all the earl. Well, it's their fucking oil, idiots.
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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:31 AM
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29. Yep. But I don't think it's going to play all that well
to the folks who think we're fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here. It's hard to sell the notion that American patriots should support the war because it's, uh, really about the oil.
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cautiouslywaiting Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:45 AM
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31. There are a lot
of ignorant people in this country. I don't know how it ever got this bad.
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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:25 AM
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33. It's because we've been trying to do public education on the cheap.
We've raised two generations of Americans who have no critical thinking skills. Also, Fox News makes people stupid; it's a documented fact.
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cautiouslywaiting Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:30 AM
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34. Lol you're right.
I don't know how anyone can watch that anyway. If I even see it when I flip through the channels, it makes me nauseous.
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:06 AM
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25. What's OUR oil doing under your sands?
And they said that "No war for oil" was nutz.... :shrug:
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:42 PM
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36. Beat me to it!
Why do I feel so sick?

:puke:
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:10 AM
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26. Then I suggest you go over there and use your own tubby little body to
protect the oil fields Karl. You're not sending any more of our children to die for your misbegotten disastrous oil grab of a war.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:12 AM
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27. HA!!! So it is all about oil!! And Cheney did admit to torture!!
Hehe - the truth finally come out when they are desperate - do they think telling the truth about how they are lying war criminals is going to help them??

:rofl:
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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:27 AM
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28. O'Reilly said exactly the same thing on Letterman last night.
And Dave said, "So, you just admitted it--the whole thing's about oil." It was quite a moment. I think the Repiglicans had better think twice before adopting strategic control of Iraq's oil as a pro-war talking point; war for oil won't sit well with many Americans. On the other hand, I feel vindicated--I've been saying it was about oil since it became apparent (to me) that they lied about WMD.
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ProgressiveEconomist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:57 AM
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32. This may be the October surprise: The WH is dropping their
strategy of conjuring mass hallucinations about WMDs and "democracy" in Iraq, and fostering a partial return to reality.

But this shift in strategy is dangerous. Millions may ask, WHEN did Iraq get to be all about blood for oil? During the secret meetings with Big Oil Cheny held in 2001, for his "WH Energy Task Force"? After oil, Task Force members did receive discussion documents that included Iraq oil maps -- see http://www.judicialwatch.org/printer_iraqi-oilfield-pr.... .
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GoogleTheTruth Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:34 AM
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30. all the money and life...
wow... and to think all that money could of probably could of been spent reduced our oil dependancy by pumping out more hybrid cars, industrializing bio/hydrogen fuel... damn.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:02 PM
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37. Oops, there it is
After all this time and all those deaths, the true motive is revealed.

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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:05 PM
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38. I thought it wasn't about oil, Karl. nt
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:14 PM
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39. It's The IRAQI's Oil You
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 06:19 PM by stepnw1f
megalomaniacal piece of shit traitor. Get over it! It ain't yours nor your masters'. Get it? Good... now go put on a uniform and grab a gun and try to take the oil yourself, you criminal coward!
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dansolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:19 PM
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40. I'm sure the Iraqi government appreciates this
I don't think that they are going to be too pleased to hear that the US considers them to be terrorists.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:44 PM
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41. Don't worry, the single largest oil reserve is in the hands of ... oh, Hell, never mind. nt
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