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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:34 PM
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Bush: "NOT READY FOR DUTY, SIR!"
Campaign 2000, our brave hero chimp declares the military unfit under Clinton:

At the Republican convention in Philadelphia, George W. Bush declared: "Our military is low on parts, pay and morale! If called on by the commander-in-chief today, two entire divisions of the Army would have to report, 'Not ready for duty, sir.'" Bush says he is the candidate who can "rebuild our military and prepare our armed forces for the future."

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Yesterday:

WASHINGTON The Army's top general said Thursday that the mission in Iraq "will break" the Armywithout an expansion of the size of the active-duty force or the remobilization of the National Guard and reserves.

Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, the Army chief of staff, said the all-volunteer Army was being tested by a schedule that allowed less than a year at home for active-duty units between deployments to Iraq.

Boosting the size of the active-duty force would be expensive, and remobilizing the guard members and reservists who have already served in Iraq would be controversial and politically unpopular. But the high operational demand placed on the Army is unlikely to end soon, Schoomaker said. And without sending reservists to Iraq for additional tours or expanding the size of the active-duty Army, it would be difficult to meet the overseas demands.

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-na-ar...
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:36 PM
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1. i watched that whole thing on CSpan and it was very depressing
our military is a mess
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:37 PM
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2. * was never ready for duty either
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journalist3072 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:43 PM
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3.  I talked about this very quote on my blog the other night
I was talking about this very issue, and that very quote from Bush, on my blog the other night.

http://progressiveminds.bloghi.com/2006/12/10/working-g...
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:45 PM
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4. He's RUINED - R U I N E D!!!! the navy and air force. nt
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:01 PM
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6. systemically I think this is bush's plan to ruin everything
and we see from the evidence that he has ruined everything, he's a very sick sick man, and won't stop unless a challenge is made.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:55 PM
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5. Didn't the reichwing always howl that Clinton had decimated the
military? What's this utter silence when the boob in the WH is really doing it??
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:12 PM
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8. I really think what those fucks that would say that actually mean is this;
Clinton would not start a war for the sole purpose of starting a war and "using" the military might of the country = Military Ruined

bush* starts and fucks up an entire war and threatens to open up more fronts, military gets to "kill some a-rabs" = Military Fixed



Nothing else, including and especially facts to the contrary seem to make sense of their "argument".
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:43 PM
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7. "You broke the ship! You broke the bloody ship!"
I immediately thought of this line from Galaxy Quest when I heard abou that statement.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:26 PM
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9. The MAN HATES THE GOP...Bush is doing everything in his Power to KILL THE GOP
and himself...politically speaking...

There has to be only one explanation.....Bush is INSANE
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JaneQPublic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:48 PM
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10. "help is on the way!"
That's what Chimpy and Cheney told service members during the 2000 campaign. How sad to think of the lies they were told back then.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:37 AM
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11. How COULD I forget that whopper! nt
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