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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 12:21 PM
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"Gingrich calls Iraq war a 'failure'". The rodents are jumping ship.
Wow! You'd think that things were not going as planned in Iraq. I guess Newt didn't hear about the flower strewn streets and ecstatic Iraqis celebrating "liberation". Or about the "failed insurgency" run by "dead enders".

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2006/11/29/g... /

BEDFORD, N.H. -- Former House speaker Newt Gingrich told a New Hampshire audience yesterday that unless the Bush administration admits that the war in Iraq is a "failure," it will never develop a strategy to leave the country successfully.

Gingrich, who has been laying the groundwork for a presidential run, said the Bush administration needs to plan a "third stage" in Iraq, following the military takeover stage and the recent democracy-building stage. But he says a third stage can come about only if officials admit they must change course.

"If the military, White House, and State Department continue to avoid the word 'failure,' how can you bring about a third stage?" Gingrich said.

Gingrich was in New Hampshire for three campaign-style events Monday night and yesterday. While the former speaker has expressed interest in a presidential run, he said yesterday that he is more interested in injecting ideas in to the 2008 campaign than in putting his name on the ballot. He said he will not seriously entertain a presidential campaign until September. Gingrich, who served on a key Pentagon board that advised Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld in the runup to the Iraq war, was eager to distance himself from the Bush administration's handling of the war.

He said a show of contrition by the White House would help the president regain the trust of the American people and avoid a quick pullout, which would be disastrous.

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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 12:22 PM
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1. Gee, a couple of weeks ago, Gingrich said we were in the middle of WWIII
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 12:34 PM
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7. Well......
You got to get your face out in TV if you plan to run for Pres in 08....
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 12:24 PM
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2. He said a show of contrition by the White House
at this point that's all it would be ... a show...

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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 12:25 PM
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3. Newt has a better way of fighting the 'war on terror'--gutting the Constitution
and throwing out the 1st Amendment.

What a jackass.

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americanstranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 12:28 PM
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4. Yeah, and he also called for regulation of the internet
in this country in order to protect us from terrorists.

In addition, he claimed that campaign finance reform as stifling free speech and declared that churches should be able to endorse and work for political campaigns.

Pardon my freedom, but Newtie can go fuck himself.

- as
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Cass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 12:31 PM
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5. My head hurts listening to him. I thought we were done having him in the political arena
but he's back again. Oh God.
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 12:33 PM
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6. Done????
We are still living with the "Contract on America".....
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Devil Dog Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 05:03 PM
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8. Trying to preserve the Republican brand by dumping this on Bush personally
I only hope that Dems won't let the repugs off the hook that easily.
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luckyleftyme2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 06:34 AM
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9. KNEWT THE TOOT

NEXT TO NORTH I CAN'T THINK OF A BIGGER LIAR,BUSH COMES CLOSE BUT HE HAS TO CK WITH THE PUPPET MASTER;THE OTHER TWO COULDN'T TELL THE TRUTH FROM FAIRY TALE LAND!
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