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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:00 AM
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WH: bin Laden Capture "A Success That Hasn't Occured Yet"
WH: bin Laden Capture "A Success That Hasn't Occured Yet"
By Justin Rood - December 29, 2006

Five years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden is still at large -- but that's not a failure of White House policy, says Frances Fragos Townsend. As she explained to CNN's White House correspondent Ed Henry last night:

HENRY: You know, going back to September 2001, the president said, dead or alive, we're going to get him. Still don't have him. I know you are saying there's successes on the war on terror, and there have been. That's a failure.

TOWNSEND: Well, I'm not sure -- it's a success that hasn't occurred yet. I don't know that I view that as a failure.

http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/002250.php
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:02 AM
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1. That's a doubleplusgood way of describing it.
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PreacherCasey Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:49 AM
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20. It's like they're using Orwell for a playbook. eom
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:02 AM
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2. Oh now that's one for the books...
"it's a success that hasn't occurred yet" :wow:

Sure. Go ahead. Make America look even dumber than the world already thinks we are. :eyes:
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:03 AM
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3. kinda like known unknown knowns
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habitual Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:03 AM
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4. I think I'll go out and spend
the million dollars i haven't earned yet.
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:04 AM
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5. No rhetorical sophistry from this administration surprises me anymore.
I just don't listen if I don't have to.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:04 AM
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6. That's pretty damn funny. .
And that 30lbs hanging around my butt is just the diet that hasn't occurred yet.. "I don't know that I view tht as a failure."
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:05 AM
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7. .
Wow, that's really dumb.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:07 AM
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8. meanwhile - bin-laden capture is an on-going failure
and bush's impeachment is another success that hasn't occured yet
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:07 AM
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9. Wrapped around the newspeak axle. nt.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:09 AM
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10. Is that like winning the lottery without buying a ticket? n/t
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:28 AM
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18. Don't see why not...
I have successfully lost the lottery buying a ticket. Obviously the converse is true.
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Lurking Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:10 AM
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11. Thank G-d!
That means I have successfully lost 10 pounds by next summer! YAY!
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:17 AM
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12. I saw that interview
and thought at the time that Frances Townsend was one of the glibbest BS spinners I'd ever heard, and I didn't believe my ears when she said catching OBL was "a success that hasn't occurred yet." But I guess she really did say it.

:rofl:

So does that mean I can say that the fact that I am not fabulously wealthy is just another example of "a success that hasn't occurred yet"?

:rofl:

What a colossal tool.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:18 AM
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13. Well, hell! I'm a billionaire then! My winning several Lottos just hasn't occurred yet.
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:18 AM
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14. The ridding of the world of scum like
BushCo can be seen as a Success Which Has Not Occurred Yet (SWHNOY ?)too, I guess

man, I daily thank God for these idiots.

and so, I am sure does Bin Laden...

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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:20 AM
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15. Tony is spinnin a failure into a success? WTF?
We haven't found free gas yet but we know its there....
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:25 AM
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16. "I don't know that I view that as a failure." Well, She Should!
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 09:26 AM by ProfessorGAC
What a maroon! The event happened 5 years ago. Letting the greatest mass murderer in U.S. history run free for >5 years is a failure, by any definition. Townsend is an idiot.
The Professor
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:25 AM
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17. I think I'll start making a little extra cash on the side with neurosurgery
License? Degree? "Those are successes that haven't occurred yet."
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:39 AM
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19. of course she is not sure that failing to capture Bin Ladin is not a success
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 09:39 AM by notadmblnd
after all, he's just another member of the cast in this horrible drama that's been playing for the last six years.
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ripple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:55 AM
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21. Maybe after they're out of office, these idiots should do a comedy tour
They should supply plenty of tissue, though. With some of the shit they come up with, it's hard to know whether to laugh or cry.
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90-percent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:20 AM
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23. Other future successes we can look forward to
GWB getting his head blown off by a high powered rifle at the next State of the Union Address would be some people's idea of a "success that hasn't happened yet."

Damn, this is one fun game!

-85% jimmy
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:17 AM
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22. Sure that wasn't Colbert in drag????
He's gonna be all over that one when he gets back. That's up there with truthiness.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:02 PM
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24. Is this a known unknown or an unknown known? nt
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