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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:23 PM
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Would you be willing to "declare victory" in Iraq to get our soldiers out?
It occurred to me that, if we wanted to give in some to the Chimp, we could just say, "Hey, we got Saddam. Mission Accomplished! Now, let's leave." And it might go a little ways with some of the stupider people in America. It helps them save face for supporting the war.

Would it be worth it to get the troops out of Iraq?
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:27 PM
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1. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
It doesn't matter what you call it, it is what it is.

Bush has already called it everything but what it is. If he wants to call it victory, he will. He doesn't want the troops out.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:27 PM
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2. It's a victory when they declare it is.
And that won't happen until the permanent US military bases are completed; American companies are safely entrenched in Iraq, raping its natural resources; oil is flowing freely again.
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:36 PM
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6. A good time would be when the constitution is ratified nt
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:30 PM
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3. That's the official way to handle a quagmire
Declare victory and get the hell out in a hurry
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:32 PM
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4. What I'm asking is, what if WE declare victory?
You know?
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fighttheevilempire Donating Member (183 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:32 PM
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5. GWB already has declared victory...
doesn't "Mission Accomplished" ring a bell?

I'm still waiting to see how he's going to flip-flop and pull some of the troops out "sending a wrong message to the enemy" so that the 06 elections get some help.
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OKDem08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:47 PM
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9. You would think somebody in the administration
would grow a brain & devise a workable strategy otherwise they have no chance in the 06 elections. Realistically, you know they would never acknowledge the monumental errors & miscalculations; however, their original arguments: regime change & WMD's have both been resolved; therefore--viola'--victory may be declared and Bushco may maintain the facade of departing with honor.
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:38 PM
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7. of course. that's they only way out, realistically
the constitution being ratifed would be a good time to do it.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:43 PM
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8. Imagine if we just did a total 180.
The war has gone MAGNIFICENTLY! The Iraqis are happy, the world is happy, America is safe, our soldiers have finished the job and everything is just hunky-dorey.

Now, it's time to go home.

Would Rush's head explode, you think? I could just hear him: "No, everything is NOT fine in Iraq. Thousands of Iraqis are still being slaughtered, and their Constitution is fascist, etc., etc. Bush has done a horrible job. We must stay."

Even DUers seem to be having a tough time with this one.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 05:09 AM
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10. Didn't he already say that? (without the let's leave part of course) n/t
Edited on Thu Aug-25-05 05:10 AM by ET Awful
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 05:23 AM
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11. Bush will call it a victory regardless
The truth will never matter to the right. They can call it whatever the hell they want at this point, because we know they will anyways. We need to find a way to leave, and leave soon for the sake of American and Iraqi lives.
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