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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:23 PM
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Bush Goes on Offensive To Explain War Strategy
President Bush plans to begin a series of speeches next week again explaining the administration's strategy for winning the war in Iraq, as the White House returns to a familiar tactic to allay growing public pessimism about the war that has helped keep the president's approval rating near its historic low.

After previewing the upcoming speech in his radio address today, the president is scheduled to make remarks on the war at George Washington University on Monday. The appearance, which will be followed weekly by as many as four other speeches, marks the start of the White House's latest effort to convince skeptical Americans that it has a coherent plan for victory as the war nears its third anniversary later this month.

The president hopes to give "better depth, understanding and context for how the strategy in Iraq is unfolding," a senior White House official said of the planned speeches. Vice President Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other Cabinet members will be making speeches on Iraq in advance of the anniversary of the U.S. invasion.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

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And in each of the speeches * will speak with a more pronounced phony Texas accent, the better to build a bridge between him and Everycitizen.
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:27 PM
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1. Is he going to ask us to celebrate the 3rd anniversary with
fireworks, picnics in the park (with apple pie & lemonade), and a national day of prayer?
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:30 PM
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5. I think he's planning to bring
out a large sheetcake with the infamous plastic turkey sitting atop it.
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:27 PM
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2. Again? It reminds me of his Social Security horse and pony show. nt
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:33 PM
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25. Actually, it reminds me of the last time he was going to roll out
a series of "strategy" speeches. The first one was so bad they shitcanned the rest.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:28 PM
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3. Strategy? I got your strategy, right here. Hangin' (As they say in
Brooklyn, or used to at least).

Strategy, my ass. Shut up and go away, would you, bushyboy? Nobody is listening anymore.

PS: Going out and making a bunch of speeches, sure, that will help you. Look how your endless speeches about Social Security brought people around to your point of view!

Redstone
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:28 PM
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4. I think all this will do is give people a chance to see how stupid they
were for believing him the first time.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:31 PM
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6. Don't you mean bush JR goes on the 'DEFENSIVE"?? n/t
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Kierkegaard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:33 PM
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7. He's been offensive for as long as I've been aware of him.
Oh, by the way, exactly WHAT STRATEGY is it that this hole is yammering about???
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:33 PM
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8. !!


Photo by David Douglas Duncan from the website of the University of Texas

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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:35 PM
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9. Oh man! This is GREAT!
He can only fuck up more and more.... like every time he opens his mouth. :D


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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:35 PM
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10. Oh, no - he's already so offensive - can't he just GO AWAY!
Doesn't he realized that he's not wanted in this country any more - geez - can't he move to Fiji or something?
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:38 PM
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12. How about an iceberg in the Arctic Ocean?
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 09:39 PM by Jack Rabbit
Hey, Frat Boy! What was that about global warming being junk science? Do you want to stake anything big on it?
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:40 PM
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15. I like your idea.
He can learn a thing or two about melting and how ones life can depend on a lack of melting :D
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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:37 PM
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11. I love this. Very very funny.....
The president hopes to give "better depth, understanding and context for how the strategy in Iraq is unfolding," a senior White House official said of the planned speeches.


In other words....

"Yeah this is how we planned it. No problem. Ducks in the bag. A ok." wink wink
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Southsideirish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:38 PM
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13. Didn't he just do that? n/t
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:42 PM
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16. Yep--
this is modeled on a previous PR push that popped him a few percentages higher on his knee-high to a dime ratings. Then that went fizzle.
I wonder if his precious Lincoln Group is behind this idea or if it is a R*ve special.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:39 PM
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14. Heard him at the Publishers' group - frantically yelling about optimism
That's the frantic point du jour. 9/11 fears are wearing thin, terror alerts are like yesterday, already, Homeland security may be a little embarrassing as a punch line just now, but "Optimism!"

Yeah, that's the ticket. You CAN'T question that! We're all optimists...
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:43 PM
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17. EXCELLENT! Every time he opens his fool mouth, he loses support!
He probably could have gotten his big Social Security
SCAM passed into law, if he had just had the sense
to stay home and STFU.

I say, let the moran keep talking!
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:59 PM
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18. If it wasn't for the awful cost in blood, money, and tears this might ....
..... funny.

<President Bush plans to begin a series of speeches next week again explaining the administration's strategy for winning
the war......>

130,000 troops in a country of 24,000,000 of which 19,200,000 want us dead and or gone and fuck
head wants to talk strategy?
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Geoff R. Casavant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:11 PM
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19. Predict Your Sound-Bites Now
Dibs on "as the Iraqi forces stand up, we will stand down."
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NastyRiffraff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:20 PM
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20. Freedom is on the march...
But this marchin' and stuff is harrrrrdd werrrrrrk!
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:22 PM
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21. Again? Insanity Is Doing Same Thing-Expecting Different Results
So we knew Bush was insane

but why does this country put up with him?
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:32 PM
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24. Whaddaya expect from an alcoholic?
Especially one who's probably back on the sauce?
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:01 PM
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26. Absolut, I mean Absolutely! n/t
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:24 PM
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22. Yawn boring.
The regime flails like a fish outta water. That old bullshit will only work against them now. Talk away moron.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:31 PM
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23. See, it's about goin' after evildoers... and protectin' Merika.
How's that?
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NightOwwl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:26 PM
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27. Oh goody!
This ought to drive his approval ratings down into the 20's.

I can't wait!



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