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Democrats mostly pleased but give no credit to Bush
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Posted on 12/14/2003 8:34:19 AM PST by BJungNan

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1 posted on 12/14/2003 8:34:21 AM PST by BJungNan
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They are all sweating sour grapejuice.
2 posted on 12/14/2003 8:35:37 AM PST by Paul Atreides (Is it really so difficult to post the entire article?)
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senator clinton didn't release any statements however there were sounds of smashing furniture from her offices.
3 posted on 12/14/2003 8:37:42 AM PST by CWOJackson (President Bush is responsibile for cellulite...)
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Lieberman and Gephart show some good grace, the rest, screw them and the Arabian horses they rode in on.
4 posted on 12/14/2003 8:38:01 AM PST by jwalsh07
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They're just pissed it was a Republican who carried out Democratic President Bartlett's words in episode three of the first season of "West Wing:"
What is the virtue of a proportional response? ... I am suggesting, General, that you, and Admiral Fitzwallace, and Secretary Hutchinson, and the rest of the national security team take the next sixty minutes and put together an American response scenario that doesn't make me think we are just docking somebody's damn allowance!

...Did you know that two thousand years ago a Roman citizen could walk across the face of the known world free of the fear of molestation? He could walk across the earth unharmed, cloaked only in the words "Civis Romanis" I am a Roman citizen. So great was the retribution of Rome, universally understood as certain, should any harm befall even one of its citizens. Where was Morris' protection, or anyone else on that plane? Where is the retribution for the families and where is the warning to the rest of the world that Americans shall walk this earth unharmed, lest the clenched fist of the most mighty military force in the history of mankind comes crashing down on your house!? In otherwords, Leo, what the hell are we doing here?


5 posted on 12/14/2003 8:38:57 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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Kerry, on Fox, was loathsome. He spent 20 minutes ripping Bush for being a 'total failure' and whining about how the US won't turn-over its sovereignty to the US one-worlders. It was wonderful to watch this creep destroy his own party.
6 posted on 12/14/2003 8:39:00 AM PST by pabianice
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7 posted on 12/14/2003 8:41:48 AM PST by kstewskis (73 more days until Lent and "The Passion" is released...and no I am NOT giving up Mel for Lent!)
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If you have any doubt about what sniveling weasels the dems are, watch Kerry and Dick Gephardt's TV statements from this morning! They couldn't give Bush credit and both claimed it would have been much better with the UN. What weasels!

Now, let's see what the French demands are. Saddam certainly has passwords, accounts numbers, French and Saudi account numbers and other information that will embarrass some of our "allies."

Chirac still misses the cash that he was getting and will want to know about the access to the drop points. So, I see demands from the French for visitation rights by French organizations on "humanitarian grounds" so that they can report to the UN/Pope/Saudis/Family that Saddam is in good health and being well treated. The French will also demand that Saddam be turned over to an international tribunal for eventual trial. The dem dwarfs, of course, will agree.

8 posted on 12/14/2003 8:44:02 AM PST by Tacis
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Pleased???? Not really. Their one and only interest is regaining power in this country. The capture of Saddam is just one more roadblock in their path. The dems are anti-American, there is no other way to explain it.
9 posted on 12/14/2003 8:44:08 AM PST by cynicom
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I'm surprised that these fools haven't blamed Bush for capturing Saddam.
10 posted on 12/14/2003 8:44:37 AM PST by Cosmo (Liberalism is for Girls!)
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In a private meeting, President Bush b*tchslaps John F'n Kerry....


11 posted on 12/14/2003 8:44:43 AM PST by Paul Atreides (Is it really so difficult to post the entire article?)
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The Democrat Party: it is so September 10th.
12 posted on 12/14/2003 8:44:51 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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Just wait for Helen Thomas to, ah, weigh in.
13 posted on 12/14/2003 8:45:15 AM PST by Paul Atreides (Is it really so difficult to post the entire article?)
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Sen. Joe Lieberman said: "Praise the Lord."

I always liked that guy, even though I never saw eye to eye with his politics.

14 posted on 12/14/2003 8:46:44 AM PST by squidly
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Kerry's most famous line: "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse… a French horse, that is."
15 posted on 12/14/2003 8:48:10 AM PST by auboy (I'm out here on the front lines, sleep in peace tonight–American Soldier–Toby Keith, Chuck Cannon)
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I'm surprised that these fools haven't blamed Bush for capturing Saddam.

They have.

16 posted on 12/14/2003 8:51:46 AM PST by Lazamataz ("With an Iron Fist, We Will Lead Humanity to Happiness." - Translation of sign at Solovki Gulag)
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Here's how it's going at DU -- some apparently reasonable decent poster posted a congratulations to our troops. DUmmie comments follow:

P.S. Please moderator, let this stand -- it should be exempt from removal under the stated FR polic of allowing occasional posts from DU when gloating is in order.

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PeteNYC Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:00 AM
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Join me in celebrating the capture of a monster (and props to our troops)

As a longtime Amnesty Intl. member/supporter and someone for whom human rights is a key issue, I am thrilled to see a vicious killer taken into custody.

I also commend the bravery and skill of our military men and women who pulled off the successful raid.

Pete

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." Plato

 
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   Hear! Hear! The man was a menace, eom  BertrandL   Dec-14-03 11:01 AM   #1 
   I think I'll celebrate with bacon and eggs  slackmaster   Dec-14-03 11:01 AM   #2 
   They got Bush*????? Damn I missed that  Jacobin   Dec-14-03 11:01 AM   #3 
   Congratulations to the TROOPS! n/t  xultar   Dec-14-03 11:02 AM   #4 
   Now let's go after the monster's enablers  Walt Starr   Dec-14-03 11:02 AM   #5 
   Yes Walt and Yes Pete congrats to all involved....involved  underpants   Dec-14-03 11:04 AM   #10 
   the Republican party supported Saddam in the 1980s  ithacan   Dec-14-03 11:05 AM   #12 
   A clear and oper trial would make the cabal an  0007   Dec-14-03 11:37 AM   #34 
   Now let's go get the others!  ogminlo   Dec-14-03 11:02 AM   #6 
   No thanks  Saudade   Dec-14-03 11:03 AM   #7 
   Get real  snoochie   Dec-14-03 11:08 AM   #16 
      Not really  Saudade   Dec-14-03 11:30 AM   #29 
   Oh Yes. The End ALWAYS Justifies The Means...  arwalden   Dec-14-03 11:03 AM   #8 
   Yup!  latebloomer   Dec-14-03 11:05 AM   #11 
   I didn't say anything about the invasion being justified  PeteNYC   Dec-14-03 11:06 AM   #15 
   Sorry... I can't compartmentalize this war so easily...  arwalden   Dec-14-03 11:23 AM   #25 
      Thanks for clarifying, and I share your disgust at the dishonesty  PeteNYC   Dec-14-03 11:31 AM   #31 
   Nobody said that  snoochie   Dec-14-03 11:10 AM   #19 
   I'll join you in your celebration  pbl   Dec-14-03 11:04 AM   #9 
   amen  Callisto   Dec-14-03 11:10 AM   #18 
   This is the best news  snoochie   Dec-14-03 11:05 AM   #13 
   your dreaming  jonoboy   Dec-14-03 11:30 AM   #27 
   you're correct. they performed admirably.  MinnFats   Dec-14-03 11:06 AM   #14 
   Getting Saddam does not mean we can leave now  snoochie   Dec-14-03 11:12 AM   #20 
   Nope--it'll be mid-September; mark my words.  blondeatlast   Dec-14-03 11:36 AM   #33 
   Now its time to capture the monster  Orrin_73   Dec-14-03 11:09 AM   #17 
   We can't 'capture' him  snoochie   Dec-14-03 11:14 AM   #21 
      Well put, well put!  blondeatlast   Dec-14-03 11:37 AM   #35 
   The troops did a great job  sandnsea   Dec-14-03 11:15 AM   #22 
   Kudos to the troops!  Padraig18   Dec-14-03 11:16 AM   #23 
   Yes and definite props to the troops  ACK   Dec-14-03 11:16 AM   #24 
   bravey ? skill ? his bodyuards handed him over for cash  jonoboy   Dec-14-03 11:28 AM   #26 
   bingo  Magic Rat   Dec-14-03 11:30 AM   #28 
   Maybe so, but now he cannot personlly will the brutal execution  blondeatlast   Dec-14-03 11:40 AM   #38 
   I think it will be a good short term morale boost for the troops  sistersofmercy   Dec-14-03 11:31 AM   #30 
   Uh, Iraqi citizens handed the monster to US troops...  HypnoToad   Dec-14-03 11:32 AM   #32 
   May he burn in hell  Mattforclark   Dec-14-03 11:38 AM   #36 
   OH, its US troops now  rpalochko   Dec-14-03 11:39 AM   #37 
   Excuse me, Pete, but whose "bravery and skill" do you want to....  Media_Lies_Daily   Dec-14-03 11:43 AM   #39 

BertrandL (32 posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:01 AM
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1. Hear! Hear! The man was a menace, eom

 
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slackmaster (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:01 AM
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2. I think I'll celebrate with bacon and eggs

Maybe an early beer too.

 
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Jacobin Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:01 AM
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3. They got Bush*????? Damn I missed that

 
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xultar Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:02 AM
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4. Congratulations to the TROOPS! n/t

 
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Walt Starr Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:02 AM
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5. Now let's go after the monster's enablers

Rumsfield, Cheney, Poppy, and Reagan should be put on trial beside Hussein!

"I fixed the election in Florida for George Bush." - Jim Baker.

 
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underpants Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:04 AM
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10. Yes Walt and Yes Pete congrats to all involved....involved

That leaves anyone not in country out and Bremer too he was surely busy justifying $2.64 gallons of Halliburton gas.

 
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ithacan Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:05 AM
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12. the Republican party supported Saddam in the 1980s

and that fact cannot be forgotten.

Reagan and Bush I administrations actively supported Saddam in the 1980s, provided him with chemical weapons, precursors to biological weapons, prevented the US Senate from denouncing him for using chemical weapons, forced the State Dept to take him off the list of supporters of terrorism, pressured the UN not to denounce him, etc.

For full details see U.S. Diplomatic and Commercial Relationships with Iraq, 1980 - 2 August 1990 http://www.casi.org.uk/info/usdocs/usiraq80s90s.html

This info should be well publicized in any trial of Saddam.

 
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0007 Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:37 AM
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34. A clear and oper trial would make the cabal an

accessory to the fact. Saddam Hussein was a murderous thug before the U.S. install him to power. And those chemical weapons to commit murder with, where'd they come from, 'eh?

 
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6. Now let's go get the others!

Like Bush, Cheney, Rummy, Wolfowitz, Perle, Rice...

God save America...

 
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Saudade (274 posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:03 AM
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7. No thanks

Insofar as this probably means four more years of Bush, I'll pass on the celebration.

 
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snoochie Donating member (407 posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:08 AM
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16. Get real

You'd rather have more dead troops than bush?

Inhuman.

http://www.kucinich.us -- because I want real change for my children's sake

 
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Saudade (274 posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:30 AM
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29. Not really
Edited on Sun Dec-14-03 11:34 AM by Saudade

"You'd rather have more dead troops than bush?"

To me, it's obvious that Bush is far more dangerous than Saddam Hussein, especially if he has another four years to destroy my country by trying to transform the republic into an empire.

The benefits of capturing Saddam seem vastly outweighed by the increased danger posed by Bush insofar as Bush's reelection chances are enhanced by the capture.

In my view, what is good for GW Bush politically is almost necessarily bad for America and the world.

I also think that it is absurd to allow one's feelings for the troops -- who voluntarily chose to join America's hyper-aggressive war-machine -- to determine one's analysis of policy.

 
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arwalden Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:03 AM
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8. Oh Yes. The End ALWAYS Justifies The Means...

"Hey! This is fun! What OTHER countries can we pre-emptively attack?" George thinks to himself when he realizes that people no longer CARE about how this war came to be in the first place.

Pathetic.

-- Allen


 
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latebloomer Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:05 AM
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11. Yup!

But only those horrible dictators who no longer are our FRIENDS!!

"Mr. Stevenson, you have the vote of every thinking person in America!" "That's not enough, I need a majority."

 
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PeteNYC Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:06 AM
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15. I didn't say anything about the invasion being justified

I'm speaking about the isolated fact of Saddam's capture.

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." Plato

 
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arwalden Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:23 AM
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25. Sorry... I can't compartmentalize this war so easily...

that's EXACTLY what this administration wants us to do now. They would prefer that we forget about all the lives that were lost and they hope that we focus entirely (and at great length) on this "isolated" success.

I prefer to not wear blinders and to look at the WHOLE picture. I prefer to be realistic.

I know you didn't say anything about the war being justified. I'm sorry if that's the impression my reply left. Indeed you did NOT say that the war was justified.

But you also did NOT say that it WAS NOT justified either. What you just did, and what I now see happening is exactly what this administration wants. Selective amnesia. Focusing ONLY on this minor but symbolic event while totally glossing over the lies that brought us here in the first place.

Someone please read off the names and ages of the DEAD again. Was it worth it? Have we forgotten those folks too?

All this whoo-hoo and whoop-de-doo celebration makes me ill.

-- Allen


 
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PeteNYC Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:31 AM
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31. Thanks for clarifying, and I share your disgust at the dishonesty

of making this the centerpeice of the entire invasion.

The war was still morally wrong, and thousands of innocents died needlessly, but that doesn't diminish from the singular fact of Saddam being brought to justice.

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." Plato

 
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snoochie Donating member (407 posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:10 AM
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19. Nobody said that

Can't we just be glad that this means a possible lessening in the loss of life over there?

For God's sake people...

I share your concern that this may lead to this moronic administration figuring they can start another war for private profit, public loss, but can't you see that this IS good news?

Additionally, you have to be glad that it happened NOW, because this won't have much mileage come November.

http://www.kucinich.us -- because I want real change for my children's sake

 
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pbl Donating member (997 posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:04 AM
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9. I'll join you in your celebration

And hope for the end of our soldiers being killed.

I'm not a Democrat but I play one on DU

 
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Callisto (91 posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:10 AM
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18. amen

Saddam caught alive for photo ops...but that's fine. No other admin in history has manipulated the media so well...but I am so happy Saddam is caught and mybe now our soldiers can come home.Bush has a lot of work to do just the same. I will not forget the republicans are the ones who created this guy....in the trial it better be mentioned who was shaking his hand after he gassed the Kurds....there is blame all around - sadly.

 
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snoochie Donating member (407 posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:05 AM
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13. This is the best news

I trust this will result in fewer attacks in Iraq. Hopefully things will settle down and we can make some real progress for both our troops' and the Iraqi's sake!

http://www.kucinich.us -- because I want real change for my children's sake

 
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jonoboy (424 posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:30 AM
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27. your dreaming

 
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MinnFats (963 posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:06 AM
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14. you're correct. they performed admirably.

especially since they went in with bad intelligence all around.

"You will be welcomed as liberators."

"It will only take a few weeks."


"Mission Accomplished! Whoops! I guess not."



now let's get our people home damn fast.
or do we have to wait for an October surprise photo op?

 
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snoochie Donating member (407 posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:12 AM
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20. Getting Saddam does not mean we can leave now

We still have to ensure that Iraq is rebuilt. If we don't start doing that in a sane way, we could still be there for years.

http://www.kucinich.us -- because I want real change for my children's sake

 
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blondeatlast Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:36 AM
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33. Nope--it'll be mid-September; mark my words.

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde

 
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Orrin_73 (418 posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:09 AM
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17. Now its time to capture the monster

in the white house.

http://www.deanforamerica.com/
http://www.clark04.com/
http://www.kucinich.us
http://www.sharpton2004.org/

 
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snoochie Donating member (407 posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:14 AM
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21. We can't 'capture' him

But we can sure start honing in on attacking him on his miserable failure of a domestic agenda, as opposed to his miserable failure of the liberation of Iraq.

http://www.kucinich.us -- because I want real change for my children's sake

 
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blondeatlast Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:37 AM
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35. Well put, well put!

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde

 
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sandnsea Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:15 AM
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22. The troops did a great job

Good for them, they executed this particular mission admirably. They have reason to be proud of themselves today.

What is a Democrat? Do we know anymore?

 
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Padraig18 Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:16 AM
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23. Kudos to the troops!

'We stand at Rossa's grave not in sadness, but in exultation of spirit... This is a place of peace sacred to the dead, where men should speak with all charity and all restraint; but I hold it a Christian thing... to hate evil, to hate untruth, to hate oppression, and hating them to strive to overthrow them... while Ireland holds these graves, Ireland unfree, shall never be at peace.'

 
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24. Yes and definite props to the troops


The ends do not justify the means but ... there is no denying this is a good thing.

At midnight all the agents

 
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jonoboy (424 posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:28 AM
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26. bravey ? skill ? his bodyuards handed him over for cash

give me a break

 
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Magic Rat Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:30 AM
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28. bingo

 
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blondeatlast Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:40 AM
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38. Maybe so, but now he cannot personlly will the brutal execution

or torture of his dissenters.

I'll give credit where credit is due. Kudos to those who turned him over, kudos to those who brought him in.

One less, brutal, bloodthirsty dictator is a good thing; I don't care how much we despise Bushit.

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde

 
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sistersofmercy Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:31 AM
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30. I think it will be a good short term morale boost for the troops

I have thoroughly read AI reports on Iraq as well as reports on other countries in the region. Saddam was brutal but not the most brutal or the biggest human rights violator, that dubious distinction would go to the house of Saud or North Korea. My problem is that he has been made out to be the worst when in fact by all accounts he was not. So Saddam joins the list with Charles Taylor, Idi Amin, Pol Pot. I would be more comfortable with this if I knew there was going to be something done with US allies who are major human rights violators as well, there are two on the top of my list and no, I don't mean to imply NK is one of them.
So cheers to the troops for a job well done.

"But I'm stuck like a dope with a thing called hope, And I can't get it out of my heart. Not this heart!"

 
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HypnoToad Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:32 AM
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32. Uh, Iraqi citizens handed the monster to US troops...

I'd heard that several times on DU this morning. So far, that thought had not been discredited.

The troops should get kudos for... NOTHING. They pulled off... NOTHING. They would have continued looking for ages, and finding... NOTHING.

Now it's Bush's* turn.

America is for all, not just the wealthy elite. Let's remind them of that.


The only album I'd recommend...

 
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Mattforclark Donating member (457 posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:38 AM
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36. May he burn in hell

ship him off to the Hague...

 
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rpalochko Donating member (423 posts) Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:39 AM
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37. OH, its US troops now

Funny how its always "coalition troops" till something goes right then its US troops.

 
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec-14-03 11:43 AM
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39. Excuse me, Pete, but whose "bravery and skill" do you want to....

...commend? The people who turned Saddam in for cash, or the U.S. troops for taking Saddam into custody? What "raid" are you talking about?

One last question...do you think this is going to affect the current situation in Iraq? Do you think the killings will stop? Do you think the Iraqis will stop trying to get the "coalition" forces to leave Iraq?

And, since you claim to be a member of Amnesty International, when did you plan to mention all of the Iraqis killed during Desert Storm, the UN sanctions, and the current Iraqi conflict? Just curious.

 
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17 posted on 12/14/2003 8:52:24 AM PST by Maceman (Too nuanced for a bumper sticker)
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To: auboy
Kerry's most famous line: "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse… a French horse, that is."

A French Vietnamese horse in Vietnam which had a Vietnam War which I am a Vietnam Veteran of.

18 posted on 12/14/2003 8:52:55 AM PST by Lazamataz ("With an Iron Fist, We Will Lead Humanity to Happiness." - Translation of sign at Solovki Gulag)
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To: squidly
Sen. Joe Lieberman said: "Praise the Lord." I always liked that guy, even though I never saw eye to eye with his politics.

I agree with you.

19 posted on 12/14/2003 8:53:23 AM PST by BJungNan
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To: squidly
I agree. I like Joe too. Don't agree with him, but I think he is a good man.
20 posted on 12/14/2003 8:54:53 AM PST by jern
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To: squidly
The one democrat who acknowledges the difference beteen right and wrong, both re: Clinton and now. He seems to be the only RAT worthy of public office.
21 posted on 12/14/2003 8:56:34 AM PST by BamaFan
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To: auboy
That wasn't a horse a horse my kingdom for a horse, it was a whore a whore, a kingdom for a whore.
22 posted on 12/14/2003 8:57:22 AM PST by Joe Boucher
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To: Maceman
Please edit thsse quotes down to a more manageable size and add them to my DU watching thread here.
23 posted on 12/14/2003 8:57:26 AM PST by Lazamataz ("With an Iron Fist, We Will Lead Humanity to Happiness." - Translation of sign at Solovki Gulag)
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To: Tacis
Yes -- they're already starting to agree on the Sunday morning shows. Of course, there's no way the Iraqis are going to give him up to the Euroweenies, who would just slap his wrist -- the Iraqis want justice and vengeance.
24 posted on 12/14/2003 9:00:41 AM PST by expatpat
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To: BJungNan
Doesn't matter.
Bush will be on national television right around the time every white male in America will be checking the tv guide for football schedules.
Dean's love of NASCAR fans won't sway them on who is responsible for the capture, nor that the war was just.

Buh-bye Election 2004. And 2008. And 2012.

If Gore was setting himself up for a run, he sure set himself up but good - for a return to retirement.
25 posted on 12/14/2003 9:03:59 AM PST by mabelkitty
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To: jwalsh07
They have political instincts.
They are in the best position right now, but sadly, if either get the nomination, nobody will send a Dem to do a Bush's job.
26 posted on 12/14/2003 9:05:08 AM PST by mabelkitty
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To: Paul Atreides
Democrats react to Saddam's Capture


27 posted on 12/14/2003 9:17:49 AM PST by BenLurkin (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: BJungNan
Democrats mostly pleased but give no credit to Bush

Meet "The Axis of Domestic Evil"

OK, that's too extreme, let's make it
"The Axis of Domestic Weasels"
28 posted on 12/14/2003 9:28:47 AM PST by VOA
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To: BJungNan
The only way the Dem's would've credited Bush was if Dubya himself opened the spider hole door and dragged Saddam out personally.
29 posted on 12/14/2003 9:50:28 AM PST by 3catsanadog (When anything goes, everything does.)
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To: CWOJackson
...and flying ashtrays!
30 posted on 12/14/2003 9:51:04 AM PST by Free_at_last_-2001 (is clinton in jail yet?)
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To: 3catsanadog
The only way the Dem's would've credited Bush was if Dubya himself opened the spider hole door and dragged Saddam out personally.

Nah, they would have called it a "photo op".

31 posted on 12/14/2003 9:52:00 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: BJungNan
Dean is keeping pretty quiet. He's screwed.
32 posted on 12/14/2003 9:56:14 AM PST by bdeaner
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To: Right_in_Virginia
Exactly.

Case in point is Saudad's post at DU:
"In my view, what is good for GW Bush politically is almost necessarily bad for America and the world."

That about sums up the Democratic party today, in a nutshell.
33 posted on 12/14/2003 9:59:29 AM PST by bdeaner
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Very telling that the current theme on CNN is "this won't stop the attacks against American troops... etc."

Everybody else is celebrating the event.

34 posted on 12/14/2003 10:06:30 AM PST by TechJunkYard
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To: CWOJackson
and... sound of china hitting walls also overheard.
35 posted on 12/14/2003 10:12:56 AM PST by Toidylop
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To: BJungNan
It really does show you how SMALL the democrats are when they cannot even congratulate their own president for doing a good thing.

France and Germany have called President Bush and CONGRATULATED HIM on the news. But .. our own democrats cannot bring themselves to say anything good about President Bush. Believe me .. the American people are taking notice!
36 posted on 12/14/2003 10:31:11 AM PST by CyberAnt (America .. the LIGHT of the World)
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To: Paul Atreides
When I woke up, the radio was already on, and I heard this, my eyes just shot open and the adrenaline poured in.

This is WONDERFUL!

TDIDS.

So, here's what I got in my email box this morning. I subscribe to a loony left newsletter (from CLG - but it's fun and informative to know what those in Bizarro World are thinking). Here's their take"

***
"Saddam Hussein captured alive --Ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been captured alive by coalition forces after a manhunt of more than eight months, US civil administrator Paul Bremer said in Baghdad on Sunday. [None of this changes the fact that Bush is a war criminal who needs to be tried, convicted, and sentenced for war crimes.]"

Just saw one of the panelists on Fox - don't know his name, but he is of M-E extraction:

"It's a good day to be an American, and an even better day to be an Iraqi."

Also loved Bremer's intro: "We got him!" And the journalists erupted into cheers! A couple of guys even stood up!

Boy, are the Deanie Weanies going to look foolish!

Woo Hoo! And thank God!

37 posted on 12/14/2003 10:38:19 AM PST by bootless (Never Forget)
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To: BJungNan
Is it true Saddam was wearing a "Dean for President" button when captured?
38 posted on 12/14/2003 10:40:33 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: CWOJackson
senator clinton didn't release any statements however there were sounds of smashing furniture from her offices.

She did release a statement & it went like this, "you know, you know, you know, you know ..........."

39 posted on 12/14/2003 10:43:42 AM PST by Digger
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To: bootless
Their Party mascot isn't a jackass for nuthin'!
40 posted on 12/14/2003 10:44:55 AM PST by Paul Atreides (Is it really so difficult to post the entire article?)
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To: Lazamataz
Oh, good grief! Now I need another shower. Good for PeteNYC for at least trying to acknowledge how GOOD this is - shame on the cynical parsemeisters.

Speaking of which (segue alert), I got this in the email from a friend of mine down in Lampassas, TX - a World War II P-38 ace:

"Have you heard what the troops are calling the Sikorsky Blackhawk helicopter Hillary Clinton used on her Iraq tour?

"Broomstick One"

:-)

41 posted on 12/14/2003 10:59:10 AM PST by bootless (Never Forget)
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To: bootless
This is what happens when I party's only chance of success is for the nation's current endeavors to fail. It must be hard rooting against everything American.
42 posted on 12/14/2003 11:08:20 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: bootless
That is, when A party's...
43 posted on 12/14/2003 11:09:22 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: jwalsh07
Lieberman and Gephart show some good grace, the rest, screw them and the Arabian horses they rode in on.

They're the only two that have some semblance of recognition of the big picture and long term effects; the rest only care about immediate power. Sadly, neither of the somewhat normal two have a snowball's chance in heck of winning their party's nomination.
44 posted on 12/14/2003 11:10:58 AM PST by Thoro ("No one's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session."-Samuel Clemens)
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To: BJungNan
Sen. Joe Lieberman said: "Praise the Lord." I always liked that guy, even though I never saw eye to eye with his politics. I agree with you.

Lieberman is a SCUMBAG, just like the other dems. The only difference is his support for the war. He;s a two-faced hypocrite, who talks moderate (for a Dem), but when push comes to shove, he's a snake in the grass... Note how he did a 180 during the '00 elections. Note how he also blames Bush for being a total failure.

Like I said, he's a SCUMBAG.

45 posted on 12/14/2003 11:12:27 AM PST by NYC Republican
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To: Maceman
What is all that crap? And why is it here?
46 posted on 12/14/2003 11:18:13 AM PST by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: NittanyLion
Yep - it's like selling short every day...

Democrats: The Party of Pessimism (new symbol: a half-empty glass)
47 posted on 12/14/2003 11:26:18 AM PST by bootless (Never Forget)
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To: Paul Atreides
Apt, I'd say!
48 posted on 12/14/2003 11:27:40 AM PST by bootless (Never Forget)
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To: bootless
Yep. Unemployment's down...bad news. Saddam's been captured...more bad news. No more terrorists have attacked the US...horrible news.

What a miserable outlook on life.

49 posted on 12/14/2003 11:34:04 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: MrsEmmaPeel
What is all that crap? And why is it here?

Because I get a kick out of the idiocy at DU, and on a day when they are all on suicide watch, I think a lot of other Freepers would benefit from seeing how the lunatic Democratic base is responding to good news for America and Bush.

50 posted on 12/14/2003 12:00:41 PM PST by Maceman (Too nuanced for a bumper sticker)
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