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Posted on 09/24/2004 1:43:57 AM PDT by brucesenator
Bush Statements "EMBOLDEN" Terrorists
September 23, 2004 (Editors may edit for space & time constraints)
During the press conference September 23, 2004 with President George W. Bush and Iraq Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, the president stated that the "terrorists have an effective tool" in terror. During the August 30, 2004 interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show President Bush spoke what 'his heart' knew was the truth when he clearly said "I don't think we can win it", referring to the winning the "War on Terrorism".
Of course in the days that followed there was a nation-wide effort by the conservative caucus to white-wash what these words really meant. Taking what President Bush says regarding Senator John Kerry's comment "I actually voted for the $87 billion before I voted against it", ... isn't it clear that when you state "I don't think we can win it", you MEAN JUST THAT. Do people talk that way in Missouri, in North Carolina, or elsewhere that when you say "I don't think we can win it", you really mean "We can win it"?
Also during the September 23, 2004 press conference the president gave a COMPENDIUM OF WAFFLING on a report by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The president went from explaining the report meaning from "possibility" to "probability", to where he, the president should have used a better word such as "estimate". Didn't we go through this SHEER CRAP a few years ago when former president Clinton remarked "That depends on what the definition of "is" is". And we come right back to the months-long use of Senator John Kerry's statement regarding his vote "for" and then "against" the $87 billion package which included procurement for the troops.
The fact remains that this president and vice president have LIED AND LIED AND LIED to the American people, as in WE THE PEOPLE, from the very beginning. From the run-up and drum-up to this DIVERSION WAR in Iraq, the war that took our military and intelligence resources away from the task at hand (that being tracking, engaging, and destroying terrorists and their networks), AMERICA HAS BEEN DECEIVED. AND THAT IS CLEARLY AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE.
The fact remains that when George W. Bush made the statement August 30, 2004 regarding winning the war on terrorism, "I don't think we can win it", 1) HE MEANT IT, and 2) TERRORISTS KNEW HE MEANT IT and WERE EMBOLDENED BY IT.
The fact remains that when George W. Bush made the statement September 23, 2004 that "terrorists have an effective tool" in terror, 1) HE MEANT IT, and 2) TERRORISTS ARE EMBOLDENED BY IT.
The fact remains that when George W. Bush made the statement April 14, 2004 during a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that Palestinians should be absorbed into a future Palestinian state "rather than in Israel", 1) HE MEANT IT, and 2) TERRORISTS WERE EMBOLDENED BY IT. How in God's earth can any person who claims to be a person of god, a person of values, hold to such while telling families that their ancestral homes, lands, farms, etc., are to be lost forever. Where are the values, the morals in that position. Where is there a potential for peace in that position.
The fact remains that when George W. Bush wrote "The United States remains committed to the vision of two states living side by side in peace and security, and its implementation as described in the road map. The United States will do its utmost to prevent any attempt by anyone to impose any other plan," 1) HE MEANT IT, and 2) TERRORISTS WERE EMBOLDENED BY IT. Here again the president impugns the integrity of all others not committed to his administration's narrow, rigid mentality. Here again the United States is seen as forcing its will against that of self-determination.
George W. Bush just does not GET IT. LEADERSHIP IS DIFFERENT THAN LEADING. Anyone can LEAD a nation into war, and into war after war, crisis after crisis. It takes LEADERSHIP to do so meritoriously, at the right time and place, and to do so with a broad coalition of support. Even if not actual broad-based participation, at least broad-based support. George W. Bush has FAILED THIS TEST OF LEADERSHIP ... for THREE LONG YEARS. AND HE WANTS FOUR MORE YEARS TO DO THE SAME, TO "STAY THE COURSE". WHY CONTINUE WITH FAILURE?
The facts remain that under Bush-Cheney and their "Boxed-In" mentality where they cannot see or work "Outside Their Box", there is no manner whatever that their administration can bring peace to Iraq, or make sustained gains in defeating the root causes that spawn extremism and terrorism. They have NO "LEADERSHIP" CAPABILITIES TO GUIDE THE WORLD IN A GLOBAL WAR AGAINST TERRORISM. This president and his administration want FOUR MORE YEARS to STAY THE SAME COURSE. A COURSE OF "GO IT ALONE", "US VS. THEM", "OUR WAY OR THE HIGHWAY".
ARE WE CRAZY. WAS AMERICA SO BAMBOOZLED BY THE "NAZI-LIKE INDOCTRINATION" EXHIBITED AT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION, THAT "WE THE PEOPLE" WILL FOLLOW LIKE LEMMINGS OVER THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF?
THIS PRESIDENT AND HIS ADMINISTRATION ARE TAKING AMERICA RACING HEAD ON INTO A BRICK WALL WHETHER FROM AN ECONOMIC OR FOREIGN POLICY STANDPOINT.
TERRORISTS ARE GREATLY MORE EMBOLDENED TO STAND UP TO GEORGE W. BUSH THAN THEY WOULD BE WITH ANY OTHER SITTING PRESIDENT. WHY? BECAUSE THEY KNOW HIS HATRED. THEY CAN SEE AND SMELL IT. THEY KNOW HE WILL NOT GIVE UP AND WILL TAKE AMERICA DOWN WITH HIM. AND THAT IS WHAT THEY WANT. THEY WANT AMERICA TO STAY AND FIGHT ... AND DIE.
THE TERRORISTS HAVE GEORGE W. BUSH EXACTLY WHERE THEY WANT HIM. STAYING THE COURSE SO THEY CAN BEAT UP ON HIM AND AMERICA. What more could a terrorist ask for. A "cause" in their own backyard. A fait accompli for America.
Sorry, I'm allergic to bull****
Welcome to FR.
Enjoy your stay.
I suspect it's going to be brief since you smell like a troll.
$#%@ you, "Bruce".
The liberal mind peeled back for all to peer into the dark recesses of their twisted logic. Not a pretty sight.
Another newbie posting an inflammatory article against GWB.
I hope your ZOT is painless. Because I don't know how to make it hurt through my keyboard anyway...buh-bye!
Hell Yeah we will stay and Fight. Not cower and bow like you. how do people not get this. This is not a war that will last for a year or two. It is going to last at leat a generation. And it should. Anything less that total victory will be at a minimum a slow painful defeat.
I LOVE ARTICLES THAT HAVE LOTS OF CAPS. /STOP
IT REMINDS ME OF THE OLD TELETYPE MACHINES /STOP
BLENDING OF NEW TECHNOLOGY WITH THE OLD-STYLE FORMAT ROCKS /STOP
SOME OF THE GREAT MESSAGES OF HISTORY WERE DELIVERED IN ALL CAPS /STOP
EVEN IF THE CONTENT IS HYSTERICAL BS IT IS STILL COOL TO SEE SOMEONE PAY HOMAGE TO THE OLD WAYS OF COMMUNICATING. /STOP
*snif* Sorry...I'm just a little bummed. I was really enjoying the chase-catch-chomp playtime there...
Ah well, chase-catch-kill is fun too. It's just more fun when they twitch a little while. ; )
Life's too short. Zott'em and bury'em...
Would you please/STOP?
You're making my ribs ache/STOP....;))
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