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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 01:34 PM
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How do you think Congress will react if Petraeus says that progress is being made in Iraq?
My guess that they'll all give a sigh of relief. "Whew, now we don't have to get out!"
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 01:35 PM
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1. OK How many more billions do you need?
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Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 01:35 PM
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2. ... it would be nice if they all stood up and laughed at him.
Seriously.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 01:36 PM
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3. I suspect...
they'll make bold pronunciations about "changing the course" while stabbing the country in the back by funding more war.

I'd like to be wrong.
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 01:40 PM
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4. Did you mean "when" Petraeus says ... ? - n/t
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 01:48 PM
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6. Or when Petraeus says what President Cheney and King Bush tell him to say. nt
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 01:49 PM
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7. This was exactly my thought...
Is there any doubt?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 01:55 PM
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10. Beat me. n/t
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 01:47 PM
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5. Ahem
I know they don't read YAHOO!! Apparently angry housewives are more clued into the bullshit that is this government, which is why houswife is angry.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070724/wl_mideast_afp/usi...

The plan builds on the "surge" strategy set out by President George W. Bush in January when he deployed additional US combat troops to Iraq.

The blueprint was developed by the commander of US troops in Iraq, General David Petraeus, and the US ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, and has been presented to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the newspaper said.

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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 01:49 PM
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8. It depends, but I think our Democratic leaders
Won't take that statement at face value.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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Maggie_May Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 01:53 PM
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9. Of course he going to say its working but,
if you took all the police and put them in the highest crime rated city in the country what do you think would happen in that city? You also have to think about what would happen to the city that now have minimal police.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 01:56 PM
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11. I hope they say
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 02:12 PM
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12. I wouldn't be surprised if we heard a few COUGH*cough ~`^*bulLsHiT!!~`~* * cough*COUGH..! noises NT
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 02:12 PM
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13. You already know that Petraeus is going to say that progress is being made in Iraq..........
Edited on Tue Jul-31-07 02:12 PM by Double T
even if it is NOT. The military industrial complex's ride will continue beyond bushco's reign as bush and cheney will never admit they were wrong about anything, including the 'surge'. Congress will once again give in to the decider's requested 'war' fund. congress maintains business as usual; NOTHING accomplished.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 02:24 PM
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14. What I don't understand
Progress in Iraq=Stay the course
Lack of progress in Iraq=Stay the course :shrug:

When exactly are things going to be good (or bad) enough to leave Iraq?????
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