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Jeffraham Prestonian

Tucker,

Did you know your name is an anagram of "suck wet reek"?
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wtfwjd?

Tucker,

Why didn't Bush allow the Pentagon to kill Allawi in 2002 when he was living safely in the Northern no-fly zone?

As the WSJ reported Monday:

"The Pentagon drew up detailed plans in June 2002, giving the administration a series of options for a military strike on the camp Mr. Zarqawi was running then in remote northeastern Iraq, according to generals who were involved directly in planning the attack and several former White House staffers. They said the camp, near the town of Khurmal, was known to contain Mr. Zarqawi and his supporters as well as al Qaeda fighters, all of whom had fled from Afghanistan. Intelligence indicated the camp was training recruits and making poisons for attacks against the West.

Senior Pentagon officials who were involved in planning the attack said that even by spring 2002 Mr. Zarqawi had been identified as a significant terrorist target, based in part on intelligence that the camp he earlier ran in Afghanistan had been attempting to make chemical weapons, and because he was known as the head of a group that was plotting, and training for, attacks against the West. He already was identified as the ringleader in several failed terrorist plots against Israeli and European targets. In addition, by late 2002, while the White House still was deliberating over attacking the camp, Mr. Zarqawi was known to have been behind the October 2002 assassination of a senior American diplomat in Amman, Jordan.

But the raid on Mr. Zarqawi didn't take place. Months passed with no approval of the plan from the White House, until word came down just weeks before the March 19, 2003, start of the Iraq war that Mr. Bush had rejected any strike on the camp until after an official outbreak of hostilities with Iraq. Ultimately, the camp was hit just after the invasion of Iraq began."


Why did Bush allow Zarqawi to survive -- against the miltary's better judgment? Because he was using Zarqawi's presence in Iraq (in an area over which Saddam had no control) as a key reason for waging the war he so desparately wanted to wage.

And now our troops, and people like poor Margaret Hassan, are paying the price for his lies and his idiocy.

wtfwjd?

'Did you know your name is an anagram of "suck wet reek"?'

Also "We Seek Truck" which pretty much sums up the BC04 position on QaQaaGate.

T. Kosciusko

Beware of Beaucanon. He is a traitor and French co-conspirator. His once proud and respected magazine, The American Conservative, has published a front page article titled "Kerry's The One". Read this sensational clip:

"Bush has behaved like a caricature of what a right-wing president is supposed to be, and his continuation in office will discredit any sort of conservatism for generations. The launching of an invasion against a country that posed no threat to the U.S., the doling out of war profits and concessions to politically favored corporations, the financing of the war by ballooning the deficit to be passed on to the nation’s children, the ceaseless drive to cut taxes for those outside the middle class and working poor: it is as if Bush sought to resurrect every false 1960s-era left-wing cliché about predatory imperialism and turn it into administration policy. Add to this his nation-breaking immigration proposal—Bush has laid out a mad scheme to import immigrants to fill any job where the wage is so low that an American can’t be found to do it—and you have a presidency that combines imperialist Right and open-borders Left in a uniquely noxious cocktail."

Jeffraham Prestonian

wtfwjd?: "Also "We Seek Truck" which pretty much sums up the BC04 position on QaQaaGate."

Or the order, phoned in to U-Haul, from the Oval Office, January, 2005. :)
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T. Kosciusko

Another anagram: Skew the truth

Henry Schlatman

Tucker,
Dee Dee Meyers had you looking bad. She's bight eyed and on mark while your seating there looking like youe asleep. You might want to get some sleep.

No gain dude just couldn't spin out of Bush's remarks today, huh?

Bill Rutherford

"A political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your commander in chief," George W. Bush told supporters at an airport rally. This was in reference to Kerry's criticism of Bush for allowing almost 400 tons of explosives to walk away under his administration's watch.

Gee, isn't that what Bush did as Commander In Chief when he jumped to conclusions about Iraq's WMD's, nuclear program, ties to Al Quaeda, etc., etc. when he rushed us into war against the warnings of Congress? Thousands of deaths later, here we are, finding out that all the conclusions he jumped to have been wrong. So, what I am saying is that I agree with Mr. Bush about his statement, and I am hoping that others will heed his words when they head to the polls on November 2nd.

In response to the chants of Bush supporters of, "Four More Years," I say 5 1/2 more days.

RocketPunch

Bill Rutherford - I belly laughed when I heard him say that today. I see a commercial coming.

Mike

"A political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your commander in chief," George W. Bush

George W. Bush is the best campaign ad John Kerry could possibly have or want.

rosette

Tucker,
Liked your comment " Misery loves Kerry "
Very true!LOLLLL !!

Henry Schlatman

With the Boston Red Sox sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals, how will the MSM spin this into a Kerry win. Yes, the Cardinal fans may suffer a secound defeat due to their stadiums name. Over the next few days the political spin masters will use the World Series Champions to push Kerry over the top in the popular vote.

Although I am supporting Kerry this year, I feel sorry for the Cardinals as the Bush Stadium becomes the wallpaper of the next Kerry commercial embrassing "The Come Back Kids." Yes, America can it be that we are about to see the end of GW Bush as president?

Well, can there be a sweep in Mass in October and November?

MIke

"The must solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people"
George W. Bush.

Where was this protection before 9-11? Where was this protection when he was told these was a strong possibility of flu vaccine shortages? Where was this protection when it came to securing munitions in Iraq?
George W. Bush is the best campaign ad John Kerry could have or want.

wasted potential

Misery loves Kerry - very fitting. Some of the posters here seem quite miserable indeed!

I was at the Bush rally in Findlay, OH today - we had a 25 year old Democratic state rep speak before Bush came out, stating that Bush was his choice. Then came Zell Miller, the keynote speaker for Bill Clinton's convention in 1992.

Then when Bush spoke, it was very powerful. Granted, he was preaching to the choir, but his comments were an effective response to Kerry, given the actual facts presented to this point. With all of the noise out there today and tonight, he was wise not to comment until all facts are investigated. However, this whole missing explosives story will be over by Friday, see what ABC is saying now:

ABC: Discrepency Found in Explosive Amounts
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"The information on which the Iraqi Science Ministry based an Oct. 10 memo in which it reported that 377 tons of RDX explosives were missing — presumably stolen due to a lack of security — was based on "declaration" from July 15, 2002. At that time, the Iraqis said there were 141 tons of RDX explosives at the facility. But the confidential IAEA documents obtained by ABC News show that on Jan. 14, 2003, the agency's inspectors recorded that just over 3 tons of RDX was stored at the facility — a considerable discrepancy from what the Iraqis reported."

Oh well, all of you Kerry supporters can take comfort in this - you will be able to get together and bash Bush for another 4 years.

Phoenician in a time of Romans

Mike: "Where was this protection before 9-11? Where was this protection when he was told these was a strong possibility of flu vaccine shortages?"

Oh, come on - influenza only kills 40,000 Americans every year. Don't you know there's a goddamned WAR on - where are your priorities, you liberal?

Jeffraham Prestonian

Bush threw out the first pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals on April 5th, 2004.

Kerry threw out the first pitch for the Boston Red Sox on July 25, 2004.

Make of it what you will.
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Will

Re: baseball---
Bush threw a strike. Kerry throws like a girl. Is that what you're getting at?

John

"Bush threw out the first pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals on April 5th, 2004.

Kerry threw out the first pitch for the Boston Red Sox on July 25, 2004.

Make of it what you will."

Bush threw a strike. Kerry's throw was about 15 feet short of the catcher.

Make of it what you will.

Henry Schlatman

Well considering Bush owned a baseball yeam, I would hope he could get one thing straight.

Check out this web site: http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/chris/2003_03.html
It makes for some interesting reading around March 7, 2003. Can anyone tell me why it was Cheney's Halibruton that lost a nuke?

docweasel

So Mr. Eskew, when will you post your prediction: Electoral Votes Bush v. Kerry and percentage of popular vote Bush v. Kerry?

296 Electoral votes for Bush and 52.5% of the popular vote is my best guess, assuming he takes all the states he leads in now as well as Florida and Ohio. Kerry has never, in any recent poll, credibly had over 48% of the vote, so he should come in < 47% with Nader et al at < 1%

forgainst

Bush threw out the first pitch for the Cardinals (a strike ) and Kerry wimped in a bouncing ball for the Sox ... what do I make of that ... Bush takes Missouri ... that is what I make of that ...

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