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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-08-10 05:20 PM
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"I can't believe you're going to leave a soldier on the battlefield!"
Harsh words from a guy who never set foot on a battlefield, thanks to his 5 deferments.

November 08, 2010 11:00 AM
Bush was worried Cheney wouldn't be his friend if he didn't pardon Libby

By David

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/bush-friendsh... -

President George W. Bush's friendship with Vice President Cheney was stretched to the breaking point after the president refused to pardon I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby for lying in the Valerie Plame case.

Appearing in a interview on NBC Monday, the former president said that Cheney was furious over the decision.

"He wanted me to pardon him," Bush told NBC's Matt Lauer. "And this was a decision that -- a real life decision for the presidency, really. I chose to let the jury verdict stand after some serious deliberation. And the vice president was angry."

"You went to him and you told him," Lauer explained. "You said he was furious and he said, 'I can't believe you're going to leave a soldier on the battlefield?'"

"Yeah, he did," the president said.

But Bush said his relationship with Cheney has since recovered.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-08-10 05:23 PM
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1. But leaving soldier Valerie Plame on the battlefield is a-ok
That just goes to show you, RIGHT THERE, that to Bush and Cheney the battle was against the American people.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-08-10 05:46 PM
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7. And leaving troops to die for nothing on the battlefields of Iraq was a-ok
Their hands are stained with the blood of thousands of U.S. troops and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi soldiers and civilians.

Cheney mouthing concern about leaving a soldier on the battlefield--and Bush repeating it--is obscene. All the more so in that Cheney is referring to a crony staffer who helped him 'out' an American CIA agent for political reasons.

Bush and Cheney were the heirs of wealth and privilege who avoided going to war, but they were fine with OTHER mothers' sons going to fight and die and be maimed in Vietnam. Then they concocted false pretenses for sending other mothers' sons and daughters to die in another unjustifiable war--which they inflicted.

I can see why, psychologically, they need to rationalize what they did. The truth would be too overwhelming--and too sickening--to bear, or to live with.
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-08-10 05:23 PM
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2. What a disgusting comment even for Cheney. Libby a "soldier'?
Their battlefield was the truth. I wonder now if they lost that battle.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-08-10 05:26 PM
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3. A draft dodger lecturing a deserter on battlefield etiquette nt
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-08-10 05:31 PM
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4. +1,000,000!!!
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-08-10 05:39 PM
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5. Surprising response, from "shoot him in the face and get an apology" Dick.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-08-10 05:40 PM
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6. It is SO hard not to use the "F" word . You don't deserve to utter that,you prick.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-08-10 05:49 PM
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8. If Libby was a "soldier" than We, the People are the enemy..
by definition.
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