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A Reputation in Tatters - Time To Impeach Bush (by Paul Craig Roberts)
Chronicles Magazine ^ | 5/20/05

Posted on 05/20/2005 1:26:39 PM PDT by KidGlock

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

A Reputation in Tatters

George W. Bush and his gang of neocon warmongers have destroyed America’s reputation. It is likely to stay destroyed, because at this point the only way to restore America’s reputation would be to impeach and convict President Bush for intentionally deceiving Congress and the American people in order to start a war of aggression against a country that posed no threat to the United States.

America can redeem itself only by holding Bush accountable.

As intent as Republicans were to impeach President Bill Clinton for lying about a sexual affair, they have a blind eye for President Bush’s far more serious lies. Bush’s lies have caused the deaths of tens of thousands of people, injured and maimed tens of thousands more, devastated a country, destroyed America’s reputation, caused 1 billion Muslims to hate America, ruined our alliances with Europe, created a police state at home, and squandered $300 billion dollars and counting.

America’s reputation is so damaged that not even our puppets can stand the heat. Anti-American riots, which have left Afghan cities and towns in flames and hospitals overflowing with casualties, have forced Bush’s Afghan puppet, “President” Hamid Karzai, to assert his independence from his U.S. overlords. In a belated act of sovereignty, Karzai asserted authority over heavy-handed U.S. troops whose brutal and stupid ways sparked the devastating riots. Karzai demanded control of U.S. military activities in Afghanistan and called for the return of the Afghan detainees who are being held at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

Abundant evidence now exists in the public domain to convict George W. Bush of the crime of the century. The secret British government memo (dated July 23, 2002, and available here), leaked to the Sunday Times (which printed it on May 1, 2005), reports that Bush wanted “to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy. . . . But the case was thin. Saddam was not threatening his neighbors, and his WMD capability was less than that of Libya, North Korea or Iran. . . . The (United Kingdom) attorney general said that the desire for regime change was not a legal base for military action. There were three possible legal bases: self-defense, humanitarian intervention or UNSC (U.N. Security Council) authorization. The first and second could not be the base in this case. Relying on UNSCR 1205 of three years ago would be difficult.”

This memo is the mother of all smoking guns. Why isn’t Bush in the dock?

Has American democracy failed at home?

COPYRIGHT 2005 CREATORS SYNDICATE INC.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antiwarright; clueless; delutionalnonsense; idiot; pathetic; paulcraigroberts; unaware
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Bush’s lies have ... caused 1 billion Muslims to hate America

No need to read much further.

Muslims hated the US since the days of Jimmy Carter.

1 posted on 05/20/2005 1:26:40 PM PDT by KidGlock
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To: KidGlock

Current events are really beginning to look like a concerted effort.


2 posted on 05/20/2005 1:27:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Anyone who thinks we believe Hillary on any issue is truly a moron.)
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To: KidGlock

The first step in the impeachment process is in the Congress. Those who desire impeachment should get their congresscritters cracking.


3 posted on 05/20/2005 1:30:08 PM PDT by bert (Rename Times Square......... Rudy Square.)
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To: cripplecreek
Current events are really beginning to look like a concerted effort.

Truer words were never spoken.

4 posted on 05/20/2005 1:30:33 PM PDT by RushCrush (Never give in. Never, never, never, never!)
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To: KidGlock
Bush’s lies have ... caused 1 billion Muslims to hate America

Aside from the fact that they have hated us for generations, I don't recall a campaign during WWII to try and get the Germans to like us or respect us. This war should be no different.

5 posted on 05/20/2005 1:30:43 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Advantages are taken, not handed out)
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To: KidGlock

This Paul Craig Roberts seems a bit disturbed to me.

Anyone know what happened to him?


6 posted on 05/20/2005 1:31:17 PM PDT by nuffsenuff
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To: KidGlock
This guy relies on British "super secret" memos and British law (opinion, actually) to bring a case of impeachment against an American president??!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!

7 posted on 05/20/2005 1:31:44 PM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: KidGlock
The worst thing that Muslims extremists caused to us was on 9/11/01, did they hate then? Of course.

This is just another hate Bush rant by a left wing liberal, loser, and insanely delusional man.

8 posted on 05/20/2005 1:32:06 PM PDT by alwaysrepublican
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To: nuffsenuff
Anyone know what happened to him?

His mommy made the wrong "choice"?

9 posted on 05/20/2005 1:32:17 PM PDT by clintonh8r (So....Is means testing now a conservative value? Apparently 40% of FReepers think it is.)
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To: nuffsenuff

He works at the Hoover institution. Is this guy supposedly a conservative?


10 posted on 05/20/2005 1:32:24 PM PDT by keithtoo (Howard Dean's Democratic Party: Traitors, Haters, and Vacillators)
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To: nuffsenuff

Yes leftist moonbats, impeach George Bush. If he is removed from office you get to deal with 3 years of... President 'Halliburton' Cheney. *cackle*


11 posted on 05/20/2005 1:32:30 PM PDT by boofus
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To: boofus

D'oh!


12 posted on 05/20/2005 1:33:26 PM PDT by clintonh8r (So....Is means testing now a conservative value? Apparently 40% of FReepers think it is.)
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To: KidGlock
Roberts was once the Supply Side Hero of the Reagan Administration.

In recent years he's detoured into LewRockwellLand.

Sad.

13 posted on 05/20/2005 1:34:18 PM PDT by The Iguana
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To: KidGlock
As intent as Republicans were to impeach President Bill Clinton for lying about a sexual affair, they have a blind eye for President Bush’s far more serious lies.

Anyone who gets the basic facts this wrong merits no further reading. Clinton was impeached not for "lying about a sexual affair", but for committing perjury, obstructing justice, and suborning perjury in others, including his own government employees.

14 posted on 05/20/2005 1:34:20 PM PDT by kevkrom ("Those who stand for nothing fall for anything." -- Alexander Hamilton)
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To: KidGlock

Uh .. excuse me .. but weren't these the same people who said 9/11 was because the Muslims hated us - and Bush was in office for less than 9 mos.

The dems/libs only talk about impeaching Bush when the reality of their being out of power begins to sink in. In their desperation .. their only rationale is to just remove the guy because they don't see any other way of getting what they want.

My question: DO THESE PEOPLE REALLY WANT DICK CHENEY FOR PRESIDENT ..?? I DON'T THINK SO! Of course, I'd love it.


15 posted on 05/20/2005 1:34:21 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: KidGlock
Is this what has become of the far-Right? Its seething hatred of President Bush knows no bounds, and is comparable to anything the Leftists can offer.


16 posted on 05/20/2005 1:34:26 PM PDT by rdb3 (One may smile and smile and still be a villain.)
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To: KidGlock

Is this the same Paul Craig Roberts whose columns G. Gordon Liddy would read on his show? If so, wot happen?


17 posted on 05/20/2005 1:34:35 PM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: nuffsenuff; All
HE IS A CONSERVATIVE SO-CALLED REAGAN REPUBLICAN COLUMNIST WHO WRITES FOR TOWN HALL HERE IS HIS BIO AND COLUMNS HERE

Paul Craig Roberts is the John M. Olin fellow at the Institute for Political Economy, research fellow at the Independent Institute and senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. A former editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, he writes a political commentary column for Creators Syndicate. He also writes a monthly economics column for Investors Business Daily . In 1992, he received the Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1993, he was ranked as one of the top seven journalists by the Forbes Media Guide .

He was distinguished fellow at the Cato Institute from 1993 to 1996. From 1982 through 1993, he held the William E. Simon chair in political economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. From 1981 to 1982, he served as assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy. President Reagan and Treasury Secretary Regan credited him with a major role in the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, and he was awarded the Treasury Department's Meritorious Service Award for "his outstanding contributions to the formulation of United States economic policy." From 1975 to 1978, Dr. Roberts served on the congressional staff where he drafted the Kemp-Roth bill and played a leading role in developing bipartisan support for a supply-side economic policy.

In 1987, the French government recognized him as "the artisan of a renewal in economic science and policy after half a century of state interventionism" and inducted him into the Legion of Honor.

Dr. Roberts' latest book, co-authored with Lawrence Stratton, is The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice (2000, Prima Publishing). The New Colorline: How Quotas and Privilege Destroy Democracy, also co-authored with Lawrence Stratton, was published by Regnery in October 1995. Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy, co-authored with Karen LaFollette, was published by the Cato Institute in 1990. His book, The Supply-Side Revolution, was published by Harvard University Press in 1984. Widely reviewed and favorably received, the book was praised by Forbes as "a timely masterpiece that will have real impact on economic thinking in the years ahead." He is the author of Alienation and the Soviet Economy, published in 1971 and republished in 1990, and Marx's Theory of Exchange, Alienation, and Crisis, published in 1973 and republished in 1983.

Roberts has held numerous academic appointments and has published many articles in journals of scholarship, including the Journal of Political Economy, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Law and Economics, Studies in Banking and Finance, Journal of Monetary Economics, Public Finance Quarterly, Public Choice, Classica et Mediaevalia, Ethics, Slavic Review, Soviet Studies, Rivista Di Politica Economica, and Zeitschrift Fur Wirtschafspolitik. He has contributed to Commentary, The Public Interest, Harper's, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Fortune, Investor's Business Daily, London Times, Financial Times, The Spectator, The Times Literary Supplement, IL Sole 24 Ore, Le Figaro, Liberation and The Nihon Keizai Shimbun. He has testified before committees of Congress on over 30 occasions.

Dr. Roberts was educated at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Virginia, the University of California at Berkeley and Oxford University, where he was a member of Merton College.

18 posted on 05/20/2005 1:35:07 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: KidGlock

But I read a British dossier marked "Super Double-Secret" that said there's only 800 million Muslims in the world.

So Bush is a real miracle worker, increasing the number of Muslims who hate America by 25% more than the number of Muslims who exist.


19 posted on 05/20/2005 1:35:20 PM PDT by Vicomte13 (Et alors?)
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To: KidGlock

Oh I forgot .. if the President's reputation is in such tatters - how come about 250,000 people showed up IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY to honor him ..??


20 posted on 05/20/2005 1:35:39 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: KidGlock
Bush’s lies have caused the deaths of tens of thousands of people, injured and maimed tens of thousands more, devastated a country, destroyed America’s reputation, caused 1 billion Muslims to hate America

Muslims never hated America until Bush became President. Everybody knows that.

IT'S ALL BUSH'S FAULT!

21 posted on 05/20/2005 1:35:48 PM PDT by Luna (Lobbing the Holy Hand Grenade at Liberalism)
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To: KidGlock

"Muslims hated the US since the days of Jimmy Carter."

Longer than that. Since Oct, 1973.


22 posted on 05/20/2005 1:35:53 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: KidGlock
A Reputation in Tatters

Mr. Roberts could be referring to himself here.

23 posted on 05/20/2005 1:36:00 PM PDT by Logophile
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To: KidGlock; rmlew
Muslims hated the US since the days of Jimmy Carter Thomas Jefferson.
24 posted on 05/20/2005 1:36:06 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: nuffsenuff

His column used to be in the Washington Times and I read him after 9/11 but was struck by the unrelenting negativity. It got so bad that I just stopped reading him and I don't believe the Times runs his columns anymore or if he's widely syndicated. I sense he's a nuttier version of John McLaughlin and Pat Buchanan--conservatives who jumped the shark.

I was surprised to see him posted on this site and how far he's come from even when I was reading him.

That's all I know.


25 posted on 05/20/2005 1:36:27 PM PDT by Patriot from Philly
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To: areafiftyone

So what's his problem?


26 posted on 05/20/2005 1:36:30 PM PDT by nuffsenuff
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To: KidGlock

Somebody drank a full pitcher of Kool-aid.

27 posted on 05/20/2005 1:36:36 PM PDT by Minnesocold
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To: KidGlock

When did Paul Craig Roberts turn into a girly-man?


28 posted on 05/20/2005 1:37:38 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: nuffsenuff

Crystal Meth, would be my guess.


29 posted on 05/20/2005 1:38:30 PM PDT by DHerion
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To: KidGlock
Paul Craig Roberts is the John M. Olin fellow at the Institute for Political Economy, a research fellow at the Independent Institute, and senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

This claptrap is written by a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution ?

Is that a local high school ?

30 posted on 05/20/2005 1:39:29 PM PDT by oldbrowser (You lost the election.....get over it.)
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To: DHerion

Is he angry that he's been cut out of the loop?

Something must have triggered this craziness.


31 posted on 05/20/2005 1:39:38 PM PDT by nuffsenuff
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To: KidGlock
Abundant evidence now exists in the public domain to convict George W. Bush of the crime of the century.

And yet no one has proposed Articles of Impeachment. Perhaps the 'abundant evidence' does not actually support what Mr. Roberts imagines.

Well. Maybe he will run for Congress in 2006, write the Articles himself and garner sufficient support to move the process forward.

32 posted on 05/20/2005 1:39:40 PM PDT by siunevada
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To: All

This moronic pinhead doesn't explain why the "over 1 billion sold" fanatical muslims hated us PRIOR to the Iraq war. Must be the heat.


33 posted on 05/20/2005 1:40:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: nuffsenuff

The man seems to be quoting the DU Mantra! "Impeach Bush" Must be hanging out there too long!


34 posted on 05/20/2005 1:40:11 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: keithtoo

PC Roberts is a "Paleolibertarian."


35 posted on 05/20/2005 1:40:17 PM PDT by Clemenza (Now it's dark...)
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To: KidGlock

What planet has this doofus been on?

The only time "the world" does not hate the USA is when we have linguini spined cowards such as carter or clinton in the oval office. Then they just laugh at the USA.

What this intelectual midget is really trying to say is that Bush has humiliated and trashed the hopes the LEFT had of making the usa the ussa. What has this example of mono cellular brain power bunched his undies in a bind is that the demonstrated STRENGTH of the USA as lead by GWBush had by contrast shown how IMPOTENT and ineffective any leadership by democrats continues to produce.

This fine upstanding example of cranial to rectal insertion has no interest in solutions, he only wants to claim the perpetual problem. The same perpetual carter-esque USA -USSR negotiations which keep the elites of perversion in perpetual ponderance of their belly buttons.

If anything this nurological short circuit has failed to see that an IMPEACHMENT CONVICTION HAS BEEN PASSED JUDGMENT by the voters. For OVER TWENTY years the democrat party has been subject to enforcemnt of that conviction and they have been suffering the electoral execution by 1000 votes. The democrat ('gay') party has been removed vote by vote, office by office by the citizens.

The citizens are the ultimate judge, jury and executioner of all political careers.

Perhaps this author should go back to woodstock where he can sit naked in the mud, smoke more pot, do more illegal drugs, listen to more badly played music, and hope the adults are kind enough to mercifully bring him something to eat.








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36 posted on 05/20/2005 1:40:19 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Phantom Lord

There WAS a campaign to get germans to "like us", it was lead by Nevil Chamberlin.


37 posted on 05/20/2005 1:41:40 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: KidGlock

". . in matters of foreign policy paleoconservatives actually share much in common with the American left . ."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/paleoconservative#paleoconservatives_in_modern_America


38 posted on 05/20/2005 1:42:21 PM PDT by tumblindice (Paleontology: the study of fossil remains)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
Is this the same Paul Craig Roberts whose columns G. Gordon Liddy would read on his show? If so, wot happen?

Yes.

And I don't know.

39 posted on 05/20/2005 1:42:26 PM PDT by KidGlock (Get in the pit and try to love some one)
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To: KidGlock
Yo RAT morons!

You LOST and are losing and are losers. Keep whining and sinking deeper and deeper.
40 posted on 05/20/2005 1:42:43 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeePeee!)
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To: KidGlock

Bush is bad, Bush is stupid, blah, blah, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ......


41 posted on 05/20/2005 1:43:56 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Honoring Saint Jude's assistance every day.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Yes, it's all about that Barbary Pirates thing.


42 posted on 05/20/2005 1:44:29 PM PDT by stop_fascism
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To: KidGlock

"As intent as Republicans were to impeach President Bill Clinton for lying about a sexual affair" ..... lying under oath!!!!
Do you think these people will ever state what the impeachment was really about?


43 posted on 05/20/2005 1:44:49 PM PDT by roylene
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To: KidGlock
Good heavens, what a mess. I guess the death of David Hackworth has left a vacuum that even the once-respectable Mr. Roberts is rushing to fill....

How the mighty have fallen.

44 posted on 05/20/2005 1:45:09 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: kevkrom
Anyone who gets the basic facts this wrong merits no further reading. Clinton was impeached not for "lying about a sexual affair", but for committing perjury, obstructing justice, and suborning perjury in others, including his own government employees.

You posted what I was intending to post. You are exactly correct. It amazes me how often these facts are conveniently left out of any article regarding the impeachment of President Clinton.

What else could you expect from the Bush-hating crowd?

45 posted on 05/20/2005 1:46:12 PM PDT by blinachka (Vechnaya Pamyat Daddy... xoxo)
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To: KidGlock
Supposedly the NYT posted an article about 96 Dem congressmen sent a letter to Pres Bush about this.

They said it was buried on page A37.

If it had any truth to the story it would have been on page A1 of the NYT.

Libs are all saying "now we got the proof".

Just got to laugh at the left.
46 posted on 05/20/2005 1:46:15 PM PDT by PureTrouble
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To: areafiftyone

Well, that's a very impressive resume. I must say I always found this guy a little nutty when I've read his pieces. Then he just started to freak me out, so I stopped reading him.


47 posted on 05/20/2005 1:46:58 PM PDT by jocon307 (Irish grandmother rolls in grave, yet again.)
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To: blinachka; kevkrom

48 posted on 05/20/2005 1:47:24 PM PDT by Howlin (Up or down on Janice Brown!)
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To: KidGlock
Are you kidding? George W. Bush and his gang of neocon warmongers... was all I needed to read.
49 posted on 05/20/2005 1:47:34 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: KidGlock
No need to read much further.

I didn't get past:

"George W. Bush and his gang of neocon warmongers..."

Life's just too short.
50 posted on 05/20/2005 1:47:51 PM PDT by itsamelman (“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” -- Al Swearengen)
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