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Bush Flip-Flops on ‘Surge’

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Posted on Jan 8, 2007
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President Bush was against a troop surge before he was for it. In this clip from 2005, the president says that sending more troops to Iraq would “undermine our strategy of encouraging Iraqis to take the lead” and “suggest that we intend to stay forever.”
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By Leige Watts, January 14, 2007 at 5:32 pm Link to this comment
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The USA will surge right through Iran, Syria, and any other “enemy of opportunity”!  “Onward to Christian Soldier, Going as to war…..”

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By Ed, January 9, 2007 at 7:50 pm Link to this comment
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“BRING’EM ON”,as our IDIOT IN CHEIF,our draft dodgger,our deadliest choice in time,likes to have it,bring’em on,to his bedroom,to his neighbourhood,and straight into his balls.
I am so maaaaaaaaaaaaad

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By Bert, January 9, 2007 at 2:54 pm Link to this comment
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I’ve read a little about the whole Iraq thing, it’s hard not to, it’s pretty much covered in just about any publication you look at, websites and so forth, and my conclusion is thus: Call for a meeting of the generals, be they in the service or not, get everybody to sit at the Big Round Table,start with the proverbial blank sheet of paper, and develop a plan to resolve the dilemna, to develop the ‘way forward’, and then follow that plan. 

Someday, the people of Iraq are going to have to run things for themselves again. All things considered, it’s probably better that they start doing it sooner, rather than later.
There are other things that we could be seeing, like a full-force national energy conservation/alternative energy development program, that’d probably likely prove to be better in the long run. I think we’ve got a lot to learn from Japan in the area of efficiency,
they say that 300 billion’s been spent on the war, I wonder what kind of cars we’d be driving if they spent 300 billion on developing transportation that required no oil. You can make plastic out of other stuff besides petroleum, too.
Brains, not brawn, will win the day for america, I think.

Here’s a thought: Put 5 million bucks on the table for the first school whose students can power a car without a drop of oil, and achieve comparable performance to what you’d expect from a ‘grocery getter’. Money talks, and if the money says ‘we’re tired of being dependent on imported oil’, people will listen…

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By winterfire6, January 9, 2007 at 10:52 am Link to this comment
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Some days, I just really don’t think I can stand much more of politics in America.

Until we get the big money out of the election process, our government will remain corrupt and, for the most part, unanswerable to the American electorate.

We need publicly funded elections and paper ballots. How hard can this be? Does anyone in D.C. have an IQ in even double digits?

Here is a question for the Republicans? If there really is a danger of a bio-weapon attack or even an outbreak of a deadly flu virus, in the U.S., why isn’t universal health-care a matter for national security?

There are at least 44 million people in this country who are uninsured and and millions more who are under-insured. How many Typhoid Marys do we need, who may run around for days, sick and contagious, because they cannot afford a physicians visit or to miss work, unless they are dying.

It is a recipe for disaster to the economy, as well as for those who lose their lives as a result of a patchwork health care system which cannot meet the ordinary health care needs of this country’s people, let alone respond to a pandemic of some plague or the other.

Bush doesn’t know how to deal with any problem, except to send the army. I understand that is his plan for an avian flu outbreak. Yep, that’s right. He plans on sending the national guard to quarantine people, whole cities. I don’t know what he plans to do for guardsmen, but that is his plan. He probably is unaware that there are not so many left and that their equipment is ready for the junk heap.

Oh well, there are always the born-killers of Blackwater. Could be a blessing in disguise. People wouldn’t have to suffer as long, if they can manage to drag themselves out into the streets to be “liberated.”

See what I mean. Politics in America has caused me to have ugly seizures of cynicism.

Who can I sue, damn it?

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By Manny, January 8, 2007 at 5:47 pm Link to this comment
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The unablity of the American goverment to learn the lessons of history are evident in the next round of the Iraq ” Surge” insane policy of Mr. Bush. As Mr. Bush is gearing up to force his Iraq vision down the throats of the American people, Congress will not act to put a stop to all this killing. From the beginning of this Iraq mess, our President has been dishonest with all of us. History like nature will not forgive
human stupidity.

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By Dr Zaius, January 8, 2007 at 1:23 pm Link to this comment
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He’s a proven liar, but technically, he hasn’t officially called for anything.  Hold this until later this week.

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By DennisD, January 8, 2007 at 12:14 pm Link to this comment
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Our “What Me Worry” president never had a plan other than to make money in Iraq so how can anything he does be called a flip-flop. His latest “signing statement” gave him a full and unconditional flip-flop pardon and the ability to read your mail.

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By Lefty, January 8, 2007 at 10:32 am Link to this comment
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I think Bush and Cheney should personally lead the serge to glorious victory . . . for Jesus, of course . . . without body armor . . . which is OK because Jesus will protect them.

OK, maybe Jesus will let them be slaughtered, but, since it’s their idea, they should show some good faith and head over to the front lines right now . . . are there any front lines in Iraq . . . ?

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