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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 06:14 PM
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Bush: critics back 'cut and run' strategy
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/bush

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"Leaving before we complete our mission would create a terrorist state in the heart of the Middle East, a country with huge oil reserves that the terrorist network would be willing to use to extract economic pain from those of us who believe in freedom," Bush said Wednesday.

"If we leave before the mission is complete, if we withdraw, the enemy will follow us home," he said.

Even though he spoke at a political event, Bush kept the criticism of his opponents gentle, and left partisan politics out of it. His critics are mostly Democrats who contend he has not outlined a plan for success in Iraq. They are increasingly supportive of a timetable for bringing troops home.

"There are some good people in our country who believe we should cut and run," the president said at a fundraiser for former Pittsburgh Steelers star Lynn Swann, who is carrying GOP hopes for an upset over Pennsylvania's Democratic governor, Ed Rendell. "They're not bad people when they say that. They're decent people. I just happen to believe they're wrong."

At the fundraiser, Bush raised an estimated $650,000 in much-needed cash for Swann, who trails Rendell in fundraising and the polls.

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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 06:17 PM
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1. From what I have read about Swann he will need more than money to
win...like Diebold in his back pocket...could happen I suppose?
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 07:28 PM
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10. Junior Backs a " Dodge the Draft" strategy
To keep his sorry ass out of DANGER.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 06:19 PM
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2. so he brings in oil now.


."Leaving before we complete our mission would create a terrorist state in the heart of the Middle East, a country with huge oil reserves that the terrorist network would be willing to use to extract economic pain from those of us who believe in freedom," Bush said Wednesday.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 06:27 PM
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5. Sounds like the coast is clear to pull out all the stops.
Edited on Wed Aug-16-06 06:28 PM by The_Casual_Observer
"This thing is about oil, make no mistake, if we leave Iraq we might as well all start riding horses"
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jayctravis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 02:17 AM
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21. Oh ho..."ECONOMIC" pain he says.
If that's the definition of terrorism...it don't need to follow us; it's already home.
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Phredicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 06:19 PM
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3. And how will we know the "mission is completed"?
When everyone there is dead?


I guess "completed" means something different from "accomplished", incidentally.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 06:25 PM
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4. Hey, junior, when you were blowing up frogs as a kid,
when did you finally stop? When someone came along and stopped you or when there were just no more frogs left? We believe it is our job to legally stop you before there are no more soldiers left. It's not called cut and run. It's called...sanity.
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 06:36 PM
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6. Bush is Chicken Little 2006...
Instead of "the sky is falling," the cry is now "cut and run." "Cut and run" (and its sibling "retreat and defeat") worked to some extent last year, but the effect wears off the more it's repeated. As with the proverbial fowl, the alarm has been repeated so often and for so long that it will eventually lose its ability to be taken seriously. In fact, I would argue that it's already happened.

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bluedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 06:54 PM
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7. DICK CHENEY SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT
DICK CHENEY SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-_oHxbZl9E

"For the U.S. to get involved militarily in determining the outcome of the struggle over who's going to govern in Iraq strikes me as a classic definition of a quagmire." ~Dick Cheney, 1991

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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 08:24 PM
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13. Now that would be great in a campaign ad!
:kick:
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screenplaya Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 07:02 PM
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8. No, We Cut and Won.
We won the war 3 years ago, this is all war profiteering at this point. We need to accomplish other missions.
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 07:25 PM
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9. USA ain't gonna leave, ever - building a dozen bases is their priority
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And they will be well armed with weapons Saddam never even dreamed of

Bases first,

Sneak in some major weapons

And look out you poor people in the Middle East!

The PNACer's Empire has arrived . . .

Gawd, I hope someone stops this USA madness,

But who?

And how?

(sigh)

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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 07:34 PM
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11. Bush has created Vietnam2, the Sequel. nt
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 08:22 PM
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12. old old old recycled propaganda
they really need some new material
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ryanmuegge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 08:32 PM
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14. Correct me if I'm wrong here, but...
Doesn't the Maliki (spelling?) government also want us to set a date for withdrawl? I'm pretty sure this is the case. It isn't just "critics," it's the very democratic government that we're supposedly there to build. How come that's rarely mentioned?
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arewenotdemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 08:44 PM
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15. stray dog insurgency?
"If we leave before the mission is complete, if we withdraw, the enemy will follow us home," he said.

Well then, by all means, stay and complete the mission!
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 09:14 PM
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16. From what I heard your Defense Secretary want to
cut and run.
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 11:21 PM
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17. Bush "Cut and Ran" from Saudi Arabia when he closed
The American base there in 2003 after his Mission accomplished speech.
Osama's main reason for war against America was our presence in the Muslim holy land and demanded America get out.

Bush kissed Osama's ass and gave up the base, 10,000 troops left Saudi Arabia at osama's demand.

Now WHO is cutting and running?
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breakaleg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 11:48 PM
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18. How should the US get out of Iraq?
Right now the country is in disarray, and quite possibly heading towards a civil war. If they leave now, they'll be accused of taking out Saddam and leaving the country worse off than it was. If they stay, it will likely not improve.

What should they do?
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:03 AM
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19. Cut and run? Isn't that what Junior did in TANG?












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drfresh Donating Member (424 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:42 AM
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20. Personally, I think we should cut our losses, and
run like hell from the failed policies of the Bush White House.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 07:20 AM
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22. kick
:kick:
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