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Senators to Bush: Stay out of Iran
CNN.COM ^ | January 11, 2007 | CNN.COM

Posted on 01/11/2007 11:34:17 PM PST by Greystoke

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush's warnings to Iran and Syria to not interfere in Iraq and the arrest of six Iranians in Iraq by U.S. troops raised eyebrows Thursday on Capitol Hill, where senators warned Bush against widening the nearly four-year-old war.

Sen. Joseph Biden, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that Bush did not have the authority to send U.S. troops on cross-border raids.

"I believe the...

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: biden; iran; iraq; liberals; senatorclowns; stupidestsenator

1 posted on 01/11/2007 11:34:19 PM PST by Greystoke
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To: Greystoke
Sen. Joseph Biden, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that Bush did not have the authority to send U.S. troops on cross-border raids.

Senator Biden is a bozo.  Those 6 Iranians were in Iraq when they were arrested. 

2 posted on 01/11/2007 11:36:33 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Greystoke
Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Nebraska, said Rice's responses had echoes of the debate over the Vietnam War, when the Nixon administration denied U.S. troops were conducting raids into neighboring Cambodia to stop the flow of weapons to South Vietnam's communist insurgency. Hagel, a veteran of that war, called Bush's plan "the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam." (Full story) "When our government lied to the American people and said we didn't cross the border going into Cambodia, in fact we did. I happen to know something about that, as do some on this committee," he said. "Madame Secretary, when you set in motion the kind of policy that the president is talking about here, it's very, very dangerous."

So who's Senators are stopping Iranian "troops" from crossing the Iraqi borders?
3 posted on 01/11/2007 11:38:03 PM PST by Dallas59 (HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007!)
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To: Greystoke
Senators, I dare you to cut the war funding in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Until then, STFU!

4 posted on 01/11/2007 11:40:03 PM PST by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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To: BigSkyFreeper


Facts don't matter to Biden.


5 posted on 01/11/2007 11:40:19 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: onyx

They NEVER have done, why should they matter to him now?


6 posted on 01/11/2007 11:40:57 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Dallas59
"When our government lied to the American people and said we didn't cross the border going into Cambodia, in fact we did. I happen to know something about that, as do some on this committee," he said.

Surely Hagel wasn't referring to John EFFEN Skerry's (who's on the committee) Christmas trip to Cambodia?

7 posted on 01/11/2007 11:41:13 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Sen. Joseph Biden, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that Bush did not have the authority to send U.S. troops on cross-border raids.

Sure he does.

Biden's a moron.

L

8 posted on 01/11/2007 11:42:11 PM PST by Lurker (Europeans killed 6 million Jews. As a reward they got 40 million Moslems. Karma's a bitch.)
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To: onyx

Exactly, facts don't matter to eggheads like Biden. In fact, I heard those Iranians were in Baghdad when they were arrested. Hardly a border town.


9 posted on 01/11/2007 11:43:00 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Lurker

I just hope he wasn't wearing a Dallas Cowboys hat when he said that.


10 posted on 01/11/2007 11:45:30 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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Same 'magic line' that cost us so many casualties and ineffectiveness in so many post-WW2 wars........
11 posted on 01/11/2007 11:45:54 PM PST by wodinoneeye
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To: Greystoke
FWIW, Senator is from senex, ancient drooling bugger.
12 posted on 01/11/2007 11:46:15 PM PST by dighton
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To: Greystoke
Red Steel to Senators - shut up.
13 posted on 01/11/2007 11:46:26 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I can hardly wait to see him get creamed in his run for his party's nomination.....LOL.


14 posted on 01/11/2007 11:48:31 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: Lurker

Biden's a moron.......... I just love that word, moron. It fits so many of the people who are against this war.


15 posted on 01/11/2007 11:49:34 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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To: Greystoke
Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the House Armed Services Committee that U.S. troops are trying to crack down on the spread of Iranian-supplied explosives into Iraq, and the administration is "making it clear that those who are involved in activities that cost the lives of American soldiers are going to be subject to actions on the part of the United States inside Iraq."

The response from the senators should be Applause followed by the question......" Do you have the funds an equipment you need Mr Secretary?"

Instead these wanna be minipresidents can't get out of their own way. They are so laden with their own self importance they not only don't see the big picture .....they simply don't care about it.

This country could go to hell in a handcart and all they would car about is that they are still in power.

16 posted on 01/11/2007 11:52:54 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Greystoke

"Sen. Joseph Biden, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee"

I notice CNN really likes to lay on all the 'titles' when referring to rats like Biden, but when they're talking about the President it's just "Bush".. disrespectful bast@@ds. Biden ought to shut his stupid trap.


17 posted on 01/11/2007 11:53:17 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: onyx

I'd like to see him concede his presidential bid by going into a blubbering heap of flesh like Gephardt did when he ran.


18 posted on 01/11/2007 11:53:32 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

That all teeth evil grin and his arrogance. Wow, such a nasty little twerp.


19 posted on 01/11/2007 11:54:35 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: onyx
That all teeth evil grin and his arrogance.

Offputting.  I agree.  His arrogance reminds me of a father scolding his kid for wrapping the family truckster around the 200-year old oak tree a block from the family home on a Friday night. 

20 posted on 01/11/2007 11:57:09 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
He's worse. Plagiarist and a liar, Wicked little man.
21 posted on 01/12/2007 12:03:22 AM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: Greystoke

The Democrats are going to be put in an extremely uncomfortable position when we take out Iran's nuclear facilities -- they condemn a successful military operation that eliminates a nuclear danger from an avowed enemy of the U.S. at their own political peril. But Biden is stupid enough to do it.


22 posted on 01/12/2007 12:03:36 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

Agreed. Biden is plenty stupid.


23 posted on 01/12/2007 12:08:56 AM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: onyx

He's also the unofficial record holder of the longest question ever asked behind the committee room table. (15 minutes).


24 posted on 01/12/2007 12:09:23 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I truly despise him and all who continue to reelect him.


25 posted on 01/12/2007 12:10:39 AM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: onyx

I do too. I get dry heaves just looking at him and his dripping arrogant evil toothy grin.


26 posted on 01/12/2007 12:12:54 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Greystoke

Bring it on? Sooner then you think Monkey Boy.

27 posted on 01/12/2007 12:15:25 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: Greystoke

Just as during the Vietnam War, some of our politicians are trying to illegally restrict our military forces to stay within certain borders, while the same politicians are facilitating enemy mobility to attack however the enemy wishes to do so.

It appears that some of our politicians are again working for special interests that are supporting the wrong side.


28 posted on 01/12/2007 12:18:49 AM PST by familyop
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To: All
Dear Dems.

If you cannot offer support.
Get the F-outa the way!

29 posted on 01/12/2007 12:21:11 AM PST by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: Kakaze

This country could go to hell in a handcart and all they would car about is that they are still in power


Could?


30 posted on 01/12/2007 12:35:26 AM PST by Greystoke
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To: Greystoke

Stupid Iranians.

Don't they know the trick to jumping the border is to pretend they're Mexicans going to Iraq to pick lettuce?

If they did that, we wouldn't have paid any attention to them at all.


31 posted on 01/12/2007 12:42:00 AM PST by djf (Democracy - n, def: The group that gets PAID THE MOST ends up VOTING THE MOST See: TRAGEDY)
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To: Greystoke
Democrats to President Bush" "Stay out of Iran"

"Amedinejad isn't an insane, terror loving, anti-American, anti-semetic nutjob. He just needs a hug, silly!"

32 posted on 01/12/2007 1:45:30 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Greystoke

Who says the KGB is dead.

Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies,.....Or... Joe McCarthy was more right than he ever knew
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/622675/posts

You have your orders!


33 posted on 01/12/2007 2:40:00 AM PST by quietolong
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To: Greystoke
The Democrats' newest version of cut and run is cut and bleed. They'd rather allow our troops to be murdered by Syrian and Iranian interference in Iraq than have us put a stop to exactly that sort of affairs that's breeding chaos in Iraq. So much for their pledge "to support the troops."

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

34 posted on 01/12/2007 2:49:49 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Greystoke

Yep we should stay out of Iran, just shoot a few cruise missles with nukes there, no troops.


35 posted on 01/12/2007 3:02:29 AM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: goldstategop
Oh, they support "THE" troops. Just not our troops.
36 posted on 01/12/2007 3:37:22 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (When true genius appears, know him by this sign: all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.)
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To: SeaBiscuit

FOX has done it also. Couple years ago the news reader Sally something was covering the WH and kept calling him "Bush". I fired off a note to FOX about the disrespect of the Office. Noticed almost immediately that she began calling him by his title. But there are several who do not use the title unless they are talking about Clinton as if *he* were still the president.
Just one of those things that grate on me.


37 posted on 01/12/2007 5:44:48 AM PST by daybreakcoming
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To: Greystoke

bttt


38 posted on 01/12/2007 8:53:08 AM PST by Greystoke
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To: Greystoke
Wow, these "US" Senators are tougher on the Pres than they are on Iran.

Not surprising since none of the cowards as ever done a thing about Iran's kidnapping of US citizens.

What good is a United States Senator, when he protects the enemy?

Whom does he serve?
39 posted on 01/12/2007 9:00:12 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: onyx
"Facts don't matter to Biden."

The only thing that matter to Joe 'the plagerist' Biden is the ability to cut and paste.
40 posted on 01/12/2007 9:24:18 AM PST by Skywarner (The U.S. Armed Forces... Producers of FREEDOM for over 200 years!!)
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To: Greystoke
The libs seem to be hysterically afraid that we might win this war yet. It would certainly go a long way towards ending many far-lefty careers.

Git 'er done!

41 posted on 01/12/2007 1:38:38 PM PST by TigersEye (If you don't understand the 2nd Amendment then you don't understand America.)
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