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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:48 AM
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Onus Now on Kerry's Iraq Plan

Onus Now on Kerry's Iraq Plan
By Ronald Brownstein
Times Staff Writer

May 25, 2004

WASHINGTON President Bush offered Monday the most detailed explanation of his plan for moving Iraq from chaos to independence, increasing the pressure on his Democratic rival, Sen. John F. Kerry, to fill in an alternative vision for stabilizing the troubled country.

Bush did not offer any new initiatives apart from a largely symbolic promise to tear down Abu Ghraib prison, where American soldiers abused Iraqi prisoners or set a date for the withdrawal of American troops.

But he presented, step by step, moves for vesting sovereignty in a new Iraqi government and ending the American-led occupation....."The president laid out general principles tonight, most of which we've heard before," said Kerry, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. "What's most important now is to turn these words into action by offering presidential leadership to the nation and to the world."

But if anything, some analysts say, Bush's recitation of what he called "the specific steps we are taking to achieve our goals" could increase demands for Kerry to offer more specifics of his own.<snip>

"To think that we are going to, quote, stay the course this course is headed over Niagara Falls," Zinni said on CBS's "60 Minutes."<snip>

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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:51 AM
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1. No, the "Onus" is on BUSH!
To do ONE DAMNED THING right, just ONE DAMNED THING. And I'm not talking about completing a sentence, I'm talking about execution of sound policy that doesn't ruin most of us or make us less safe. The Onus is on Bush to DO HIS DAMNED JOB, the job he STOLE from a man FAR MORE QUALIFIED and COMPETENT!!!
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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:53 AM
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2. applause
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