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Michael_Bush Donating Member (266 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-05 10:25 AM
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164. Your not going to like this
Voting for the bankruptcy bill was a sellout of the highest order and we will look back in shame on that one. Even if you wanted to reform the bankruptcy laws, sticking it to credit card holder and exempting the rich was NOT the way to go. I would LOVE to hear the strategy behind that one because I can't imagine a better knife to stick in the hearts of the Repubs than that one when backruptcies start going up due to inflation and people find out they can't do it. The crap is going to hit the fan and WE helped the bastards pass it. I still can't believe it.

Now, here is the ugly part, I think that those who voted for war had good cause. That "cause" was manufactured LIES by the Administraion but you could easily make the case that those in congress did not know that at the time. To me the bigger crime the Dems committed is not demanding to see the plans for the war and especially the one for "winning the peace", that was negligence of the highest order. It was clear at the time the Administration didn't have one and the Dems should have insisted on seeing one.

Again, I was AGAINST the war, for the same reasons Bush's dad was. The place was/is and ethnic disaster waiting to happen. Iran only stood to win and nobody on any of Iraqs borders had any self interest in helping us. Not exactly the recipe for success.

That is why I NEVER understood calling it an 'intelligence failure" when it was anything but. The intell was there and it was telling the Administration (who CONTROLS the intelligence agencies and who CREATES the reports the Senate sees) was picking and choosing what to put in intelligence reports and led Congress on. The sooner we stop calling it an "intelligence failure" and start calling it what it was which was administration lies, the sooner we get those nuts impeached.

But voting for the war was a reasonable choice, before you lynch me, read the below paragraph.
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