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Roberts: Bush's critics jeopardize U.S. work in Iraq
THE BRADENTON HERALD ^ | Dec. 03, 2005 | Dan Voorhis

Posted on 12/03/2005 9:35:07 AM PST by george76

Sen. Pat Roberts warned critics of President Bush's Iraq policy that they may be hurting the country's attempt to win the war.

He spoke Friday at the Kansas Livestock Association's annual conference in Wichita.

Robert welcomed Bush's speech at Annapolis, Md., this week laying out his plan to win the war in Iraq and bring U.S. troops home.

"This is long overdue," he said. "We need more straight talk."

But, he said, the challenge of winning the war is made harder by critics who called on Bush to withdraw all troops from Iraq.

(Excerpt) Read more at bradenton.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Kansas; US: Maryland; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bush; bush43; exmarine; iraq; murtha; patroberts; roberts

1 posted on 12/03/2005 9:35:07 AM PST by george76
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To: george76
I am stunned! A Republican Senator with the courage to back Bush on the war??? Pinch me I must be dreaming.
2 posted on 12/03/2005 9:42:20 AM PST by trek
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To: trek

It is nice to see this in Kansas, now we need to see it in DC!

The Elite Media would die if it got on the Sunday morning shows...but we can always hope.


3 posted on 12/03/2005 9:48:52 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: trek

The so-called "loyal opposition" Democrats need to be publicly whipped with these kinds of things on a daily basis. If the President provides leadership in this, maybe a few more in his party will follow. If we don't take the gloves off with those who are working feverishly to undermine us solely for their own political gain, the whole country will lose.


4 posted on 12/03/2005 9:49:12 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: george76
the country's attempt to win the war.

Hey, journo: We already won the war; we're presently securing the peace.

Sheesh.

5 posted on 12/03/2005 10:01:17 AM PST by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: george76

You are right...when Roberts had the opportunity in front of a NATIONAL audience on a Sunday Talk show a couple of weeks ago....he just sat there like a bump on a log...and let Rockefeller tell lie after lie...

Even Fox questioned Rockefeller's lies..but not ole Pat...No, he just wimped out like the rest of them have been doing.

With Senators like these..President Bush is going to "war" without any back up...sheesh


6 posted on 12/03/2005 10:16:56 AM PST by Txsleuth (9/11NEVER FORGET-NEVER SURRENDER, Sam Johnson, a REAL hero!)
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The Sunni's their ally Sadam are the party out of power in Iraq, and the rejectionists that the President referred to in his Annapolis speech.

The Democrats and their ally the MSM are the party out of power in Washington, and the rejectionists the President alluded to in the same speech.

Is there a difference?
7 posted on 12/03/2005 10:23:26 AM PST by Fielding ("Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark" Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr")
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To: Txsleuth

I liked that General is speaking straight...

We need to hear more of this from our nervous Senators and Congressmen...




Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, spokesman for U.S. forces in Baghdad, isn't letting journalists get away with their phony display of outrage.

After the New York Times front-paged the "fake news" story Thursday under the headline: "U.S. Is Said to Pay to Plant Articles in Iraq Papers," Gen. Lynch defended the practice.

"We don't lie. We don't need to lie," he told reporters in Baghdad. "We do empower our operational commanders with the ability to inform the Iraqi public, but everything we do is based on fact, not based on fiction."

Sounds to us like Gen. Lynch was taking a none too subtle jab at the mainstream media's penchant for reporting - not just planted stories - but its own faked news reports.


Rathergate, Jayson Blair, etc.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1533373/posts


8 posted on 12/03/2005 10:30:45 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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the challenge of winning the war is made harder by critics

The critics know this and it is the purpose of their public criticism. They are intentionally aiding and abetting the enemy. Murtha especially is a despicable party hack.

9 posted on 12/03/2005 10:32:20 AM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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Murtha seems terrible.

He has his family and friends in a cover organization transfering many hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to their other friends.

He has dodged AMSCAM, but he is now in trouble again.

So he appears to be developing a cover story for when the real story breaks.


10 posted on 12/03/2005 10:42:06 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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