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Leave Iraq, Sadr tells "Antichrist" Bush
Yahoo! News ^ | April 28, 2007 | Yara Bayoumy

Posted on 05/01/2007 8:18:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The powerful Iraqi cleric and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr called President George W. Bush the Antichrist on Saturday and urged him to heed calls by the opposition Democrats to withdraw from the chaos of Iraq.

In fresh violence on Saturday, 14 people were killed and 39 others were wounded in a suicide car bombing in the holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala south of Baghdad, a hospital said. A Reuters witness said he saw tens of casualties.

Sadr, whose ministers quit Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government this month, renewed his demand for a U.S. pullout a day after Bush pledged to veto legislation that would require U.S. troops to begin leaving Iraq by October 1.

Calling Bush "the greatest evil," Sadr said in a letter read out by a Sadrist MP in parliament that an eventual U.S. pullout would be a "victory for the Iraqi people."

"Here are the Democrats demanding that you withdraw at least with a timetable and you are stubborn against them," said Sadr, whose Mehdi Army militia fought two uprisings against U.S. forces in 2004.

"You are like the one-eyed Antichrist. You look with one eye and refuse to look with the other," he told Bush.

Maliki, under pressure from his Washington supporters to pass key power-sharing agreements to reconcile Iraq's warring communities, met a Democrat-led Congressional delegation in Baghdad on Saturday.

A statement from Maliki's office quoted him as telling the delegation that his government is committed "to building its armed forces and taking over the security portfolio all over Iraq in the quickest time."

Bush has refused to set any timetable for a withdrawal, calling it a "surrender date." More than 3,300 U.S. troops have been killed in the increasingly unpopular war since the invasion in 2003.

Defying the veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Congress this week approved a $124 billion war spending measure that would require U.S. combat troops to leave by March 31, 2008.

They have promised to send the bill to the White House on Tuesday, the fourth anniversary of Bush declaring aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln: "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended" after Saddam Hussein was ousted in 2003. The aircraft carrier was decorated with a large "Mission Accomplished" banner.

"SADDAM IS DEAD"

In Awja, the small town north of Baghdad where Saddam was born, young children gathered with men and women on Saturday to celebrate the birthday of the once-feared dictator, who was executed on December 30 for crimes against humanity.

"The children brought candles, but we didn't light them because Saddam is dead," said Faten Abdulkader, one of the children's supervisors, as flowers and banners were laid on Saddam's tomb in an extravagant, marble-floored mosque hall.

Four years after Saddam's ouster, Iraq has been riven by sectarian violence between majority Shi'ites and once-dominant Sunni Arabs that has killed tens of thousands of Iraqis and pitched the country close to all-out sectarian civil war.

A total of 27 bodies were found in different parts of the religiously mixed and volatile Iraqi city of Baquba on Saturday, including 15 that were handcuffed and with gunshot wounds to the head, police said.

Iraq has become the "central front of al Qaeda's global campaign," General David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, told reporters in Washington on Thursday.

Sadr rallied tens of thousands of Iraqis in the holy Shi'ite city of Najaf last month to protest against the presence of more than 140,000 U.S.-led forces in Iraq.

A firebrand cleric who draws large support from impoverished Shi'ites, Sadr ordered his six ministers to quit Maliki's cabinet in protest at the prime minister's refusal to set a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal.

Sadr's Mehdi Army has been blamed for widespread killings of Sunni Arabs, but it but has kept a low profile during a 10-week-old, U.S.-backed security crackdown in Baghdad.

The crackdown is seen as a last-ditch attempt to impose order and buy time for political reform and reconciliation.

While quitting the government, Sadr has kept his 30-seat block in parliament, where analysts expect him to play the role of a spoiler.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqueda; army; bushveto; communists; congress; copperheads; cutandrun; defeatists; defeatocrats; democrats; georgebush; harryreid; iran; iraq; islam; jihad; jihadsymathiser; marinecorps; military; mookie; moqtadaalsadr; muhammadsminions; muslim; nancypelosi; presidentbush; saddamhussein; shiite; sunni; traitors; treason; usmc; wot
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When are we going to kill this guy?
1 posted on 05/01/2007 8:18:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 05/01/2007 8:21:25 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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3 posted on 05/01/2007 8:22:26 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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He is going to have to be dealt with if there is to be any peace in Iraq. This is one of Bush’s mistakes in not taking him out earlier.


4 posted on 05/01/2007 8:22:56 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That shows how much he knows. No matter how “evil” Sadr thinks he is, George Bush could not possibly be the Antichrist because the Antichrist will come out of the old Roman Empire, not from the US.
5 posted on 05/01/2007 8:23:02 PM PDT by srmorton (Choose Life!)
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6 posted on 05/01/2007 8:23:06 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“You are like the one-eyed Antichrist. You look with one eye and refuse to look with the other,” he told Bush

Ok, this does not make sense..you can not be one eyed and have two eyes one not looking and the other looking.
Second thing if Bush is an anti-Christ wouldn’t he equivalent to mohammed, so should this guy be saying these things?


7 posted on 05/01/2007 8:23:23 PM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Please, for Gods sake I just threw up all over my keyboard.

Sadr may well be the Antichrists right hand pig.

8 posted on 05/01/2007 8:23:42 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, DUNCAN 08, ELECTION 2008, MOST IMPORTANT OF MY LIFE TIME)
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9 posted on 05/01/2007 8:23:51 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dems will be voting Sadr-D, Iraq in 2008


10 posted on 05/01/2007 8:24:10 PM PDT by goalinestan (I hate demorists)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Moqtada al-Sadr requires a custom loaded .308 with his name ingraved on it .


11 posted on 05/01/2007 8:25:41 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: srmorton

What is a muslim doing talking about “antiChrists”?


12 posted on 05/01/2007 8:25:45 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kill Fat Boy. Now. Excuse me, it’s not right to say “kill him”. So just make him disappear, into the swamps.


14 posted on 05/01/2007 8:27:37 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Again, I have to say, and I hate saying it over and over again.

But, This Stuff is PRICELESS for the conservative movement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Imagine TV and video ads and You Tube movements using conservative film and video buffs inundating and saturating the airwaves with: ""This is what the enemies of America are saying," and, "this is what the Democrats are saying..............is there any difference?"" type of stuff.

Can you imagine what patriotic damage this would do?

I really believe that most of us are patriotic when you tug at the heart strings.

15 posted on 05/01/2007 8:29:18 PM PDT by R_Kangel ("Please insert witty tag-line here")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Two points:

- We need to arrange a permanent dirt nap for Mookie, and yesterday would not have been too soon.

And...

" They have promised to send the bill to the White House on Tuesday, the fourth anniversary of Bush declaring aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln: "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended" after Saddam Hussein was ousted in 2003. The aircraft carrier was decorated with a large "Mission Accomplished" banner."

Once again, the lamestream media arm of the 'Rats tries to put one over on the public. The "Mission Accomplished" banner on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln referred NOT to the overall mission to liberate Iraq from Saddam Hussein, but to the Lincoln's individual *specific* mission, which WAS 'accomplished' and there is no question about that.

What the leftists and America-haters try to do every time they cite President Bush's address from the Lincoln, is to suggest that the M/A banner was there as a proclamation that the war was over in Iraq. It was not. It is not now. But the seditionist copperhead Democrats are damned and determined to make it impossible for America to win in Iraq, because they would rather see America lose the war, so they can ride that defeat back into power at the presidential level in '08.
16 posted on 05/01/2007 8:29:39 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jan 20, 2009 - "We Don't Know. Where Rudy Went. Just Glad He's Not. The President. Burma Shave.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When are we going to kill this guy?
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About three years ago.....if this war had been fought right.


17 posted on 05/01/2007 8:31:23 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks to the treasonous Democrats, those that want to eliminate us have no fear.


18 posted on 05/01/2007 8:31:45 PM PDT by Dustbunny (The BIBLE - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s too rich, Sadr-sack calling ANYONE evil! Sadr-sack reminds me of a joke:

What’s the difference between a Masochist and a Sadist?

A Masochist says “Hurt me”

A Sadist says “No”

Da-dum-dum


19 posted on 05/01/2007 8:32:52 PM PDT by rockrr (Never argue with a man who buys ammo in bulk...)
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To: mkjessup

HEAR HEAR!!!


20 posted on 05/01/2007 8:33:12 PM PDT by do the dhue (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I wont - George S. Patton Jr)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?”


21 posted on 05/01/2007 8:34:46 PM PDT by Ronin (Ut iusta esse, lex noblis severus necesse est.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He deserved Saddam...


22 posted on 05/01/2007 8:36:08 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: FreeAtlanta
Shortly after Pelosers visit to Syria, Al Sadr pulled six members from the Iraqi cabinet in protest because Maliki would not set a time line for US withdraw.

Coincident?



23 posted on 05/01/2007 8:36:28 PM PDT by do the dhue (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I wont - George S. Patton Jr)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t Sadr himself leave Iraq months ago ..... LOL!!!


24 posted on 05/01/2007 8:36:37 PM PDT by CurlyBill (Democrats: Trying hard to manufacture a loss in Iraq ... all for politics)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So many morons with a microphone.


25 posted on 05/01/2007 8:37:38 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Defeat the traitor McCain for President. Job #1.)
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To: R_Kangel
Can you imagine what patriotic damage this would do?

All I can say is, if they don't like being called a terrorist, they shouldn't give me a reason to do so.

26 posted on 05/01/2007 8:39:39 PM PDT by do the dhue (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I wont - George S. Patton Jr)
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When are we going to kill this guy?

Naaa. Can't do that. Just let him cross the Mexico/US border and grant him amnesty. That way he can monitor more closely his friends in the islamo-fascist cells already here in America; who will also be given amnesty. Washington loves terrorists in our country.

27 posted on 05/01/2007 8:42:54 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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Moqtada al-Sadr upset Bush is stubborn to dems!!!

ROTFLMAO!!!

28 posted on 05/01/2007 8:44:04 PM PDT by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: FreeAtlanta
posts 2,3,9....enablers all.

I'm sick and tired of them all. F*ck 'em.

...the hard way; in the ass.

29 posted on 05/01/2007 8:47:33 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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Moqtada al-Sadr requires a custom loaded .308 with his name ingraved on it

Bah. This fat pansy-girl needs to hear the sound of banjos coming up behind him..

30 posted on 05/01/2007 8:47:42 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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The conservative movement? Patriotic damage? Tugging at the heart strings?

Unless you have served as an infantryman on patrol in Iraq, you have no idea how callous your words are. People are dying over here—our people—every single day, sacrificed on the altar of “Politics.” I had over half of my company in mortal danger for several hours last night under constant machine gun fire. Not a single round was fired in retaliation against the enemy b/c we couldn’t pinpoint the exact spot the firing was coming from. Why didn’t we hit it with area weapons (i.e. artillery and JDAMs)? Because of politics and playing nice. Who knows how many U.S. Soldiers those hajis will kill later on with those weapons since we had to let them go? Who cares? At least we’re advancing a certain agenda, right?


31 posted on 05/01/2007 8:50:34 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Mosul, Baghdad, Karbala, Najaf, Sadr City...'round and 'round we go...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s living the high life in Iran now. Of course he sounds like Harry Reid to me.


32 posted on 05/01/2007 8:51:31 PM PDT by pissant
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To: FreeAtlanta
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
33 posted on 05/01/2007 8:54:25 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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Shouldn’t that be the Anti-Mo?


34 posted on 05/01/2007 8:55:07 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (I wish the world was a newt!)
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al-Sadr and Peloser demand Iraq pullout - Bush Malki stand their ground
35 posted on 05/01/2007 8:55:13 PM PDT by do the dhue (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I wont - George S. Patton Jr)
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The powerful Iraqi cleric and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr called President George W. Bush the Antichrist on Saturday and urged him to heed calls by the opposition Democrats to withdraw from the chaos of Iraq.

Call me crazy, but if Dubya is the antichrist.......doesn't that make him a friend to Mookie?

36 posted on 05/01/2007 8:55:17 PM PDT by Just Lori (There is nothing "democratic" about Democrats.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like the makings of some good Republican campaign ads. Unfortunately, most Pubs missed the class on dirty fighting.


37 posted on 05/01/2007 9:01:02 PM PDT by SMM48
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The article said — “Here are the Democrats demanding that you withdraw at least with a timetable and you are stubborn against them,” said Sadr, whose Mehdi Army militia fought two uprisings against U.S. forces in 2004.

Welll, he sure picked that up in the MSM pretty quickly. Is he on the faxing list for the Democrat Party?


38 posted on 05/01/2007 9:02:25 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You asked — “When are we going to kill this guy?”

If we were going to do it, it would have already happened. Obviously we’re not...


39 posted on 05/01/2007 9:03:42 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Future Snake Eater
I am listening FSE, and I appreciate your service. I truly understand your feelings.

I think we all know that we could firer one missile that could pin point at least seven targets and when they strike they will turn their targets to glass (over there). We have chosen to hoe the hard row instead. I am sorry that it is this way. I myself am more of a Patton man. You would have to wait a long time before you could start spending lots and lots of money to rebuild the entire country after I was through. But we have chosen to love our enemy. We have chosen to try to bring hope and a future to a people. If they don’t want this, then I would not expect you to try any longer. I would expect you to go and protect yourself and use all the fire power necessary to protect yourself. Warriors live to fight another day.

And remember this too. On Iwo Jima, we averaged a thousand losses a day for 21 straight days. Four years into Iraq, we are equal to the third day on Iwo. I think you all have done an outstanding job. I am damn proud of you. Keep up the good work. We have not shot a tank, plane, or uniformed soldier in a long time. We are now dealing with one less enemy. And we are also dealing with another enemy.

Our enemy is not terrorism. Terrorism is a tool. Our war is against Jihad. We have to select our targets and engage them well. We have to hoe the hard row. May God Bless you for this service. It is imperative to find our resolve and bring peace and hope to a people. At least try.

If we choose to pull out, a Taliban type like Government could take over. They will say to the Europeans, "you will turn a blind eye to what we are about to do to Israel, or we will turn your oil off". The new Taliban Government may or may not be friends with the Iranian Government, but I bet they have one common goal. That is jihad against Israel. Think about what Iran could give this new terrorist state and what they could do to Israel.

So, the job you are doing is mighty important and I thank you for it.

Keep up the good work. Tell your men that I support them too.

40 posted on 05/01/2007 9:14:21 PM PDT by do the dhue (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I wont - George S. Patton Jr)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Wonderful WWII vet I was honored to spend some time with at a rally. My father (another WWII vet) had died a couple weeks before this. This gentleman was awesome.

41 posted on 05/01/2007 9:18:20 PM PDT by Just Lori (There is nothing "democratic" about Democrats.)
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To: Future Snake Eater
Here's another one for ya.


42 posted on 05/01/2007 9:20:20 PM PDT by Just Lori (There is nothing "democratic" about Democrats.)
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To: Future Snake Eater
There was a "peace activist" who had appeared at several rallies, dressed in the worst 60's garb I'd ever seen. THIS lady decided to "show her up" and it made the rally that day! She even followed the Evergreen pacifist around with her signs. You shoulda seen it! (Ah, the pictures I didn't get)


43 posted on 05/01/2007 9:25:46 PM PDT by Just Lori (There is nothing "democratic" about Democrats.)
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To: Just Lori
BRILLIANT!!


44 posted on 05/01/2007 9:29:42 PM PDT by do the dhue (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I wont - George S. Patton Jr)
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To: Future Snake Eater
My sign being held by a younger GREAT AMERICAN! (I got the idea for the sign from another FReeper, Ms.Behavin)


45 posted on 05/01/2007 9:32:39 PM PDT by Just Lori (There is nothing "democratic" about Democrats.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Another rally pic.

46 posted on 05/01/2007 9:34:54 PM PDT by Just Lori (There is nothing "democratic" about Democrats.)
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To: goalinestan
The Rnc should use all the money they have running ads against the democrats using all the words of our enemies.
47 posted on 05/01/2007 9:35:28 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: Future Snake Eater
There is war being fought in the political realm right now. On our own home soil

There are some that are attempting to pull the rug out from the entire military presence in the sandbox while they are STILL in theater. The media is being used by the likes of Al Qaeda et-al to sway world opinion against the presence of our own as well as coalition troops. The use of this media is what will sway the thoughts of those that have been corrupted at home as well as those that live on foreign soil either for or against.

It is my belief that the conservative movement is the standard that holds the baton of where this country will go next, both in our destiny and our future.

It is also my belief that this is a team effort. Lose the fight at home, then we will lose the fight over there. We are helping fight the war at home, we need to keep the support for our troops in the forefront of the American public, let them see the damage that would ensue caused by withdrawing funding for this war as well as the repercussions of doing so.

It is also my belief that there are some that are using our own media against us. In order to regain public support for the cause we need to reverse this trend by using the media against both those at home that are hoping for the defeat in Iraq to gain political points, and those abroad that seek our destruction.

Sorry for my verbal vomit, but I really do believe we are on the same team.

Lose the war over there, then blood will be shed once again on our own soil.

48 posted on 05/01/2007 9:36:28 PM PDT by R_Kangel ("Please insert witty tag-line here")
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To: Future Snake Eater

another rally pic. (We have a great time)

49 posted on 05/01/2007 9:36:36 PM PDT by Just Lori (There is nothing "democratic" about Democrats.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

TO THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS,

YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES FIGHTING THIS WAR BY DENYING

THE TROOPS WHAT THEY NEED TO FIGHT THIS WAR.

FOR POWER YOU WOULD HAVE BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS BY KILLING OUR OWN

TROOPS.

YOU MUST BE VERY PROUD OF THE OFFICES YOU HOLD.


50 posted on 05/01/2007 9:42:20 PM PDT by joydoc
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