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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-04 10:18 AM
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Bush Defends Terror-Threat Alert
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040...

President Bush (news - web sites) on Friday defended the decision to issue terrorism warnings and tighten security in New York and Washington, saying "the threats we're dealing with are real" even though some of the intelligence on which the government acted was as much as four years old.

Bush said the government had an obligation to tell Americans about the threats, even though some have questioned whether the warnings were politically motivated to strengthen the president's image as commander in chief in an election year.

"When we find out intelligence that is real, that threatens people, I believe we have an obligation as government to share that with people," Bush told a convention of minority journalists. "Imagine what would happen if we didn't share that information with the people in those buildings and something were to happen, then what would you write? What would you say?"
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-04 10:24 AM
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1. the cya president
Bush is in a tough spot, he's got zero credibility.

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NoBorders Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-04 10:28 AM
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2. I think it's great he's having to defend it
since it means they're on the, well, defensive, and that the sheeples aren't necessarily toeing the party line!
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-04 10:31 AM
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3. I have only one thing to say:
WOLF!WOLF!!!
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-04 10:44 AM
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4. Hahahahahahaa!
Indeed.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-04 10:47 AM
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5. so why didn't you feel obligated to warn people after the aug. 6 pdb?
uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I believe the title was bin Laden determined to strike within US.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-04 11:18 AM
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6. because see, he was on vacation and all
And he wouldn't want to interrupt that!
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-04 12:17 PM
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7. Hey Bush you already said it, can't you remember anything?
You and Rice said there was "no way anyone could know the hijackers of 9-11 would hijack planes and fly them into buildings."
We know now that you and Rice were informed of this very real threat and you DID NOTHING.

Defend that you lying bastard.
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