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Reid Compromise Would Pull Troops, Re-Invade Iraq
Scrappleface ^ | Scott Ott

Posted on 05/03/2007 6:53:00 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Reid Compromise Would Pull Troops, Re-Invade Iraq

by Scott Ott

(2007-05-03) — A day after Congress failed to override a presidential veto of a Democrat-sponsored bill that would tie troop funding to a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressed hope that his new compromise legislation might meet with greater success.

The Reid bill calls for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, followed by a waiting period of about 21 months, then a fully-funded re-invasion “under more compelling circumstances,” according to the text of the legislation.

Experts agree that a U.S. pull-out now would open the door for al Qaeda to make Iraq its base for launching global jihad. Sen. Reid said today that eliminating a safe haven for terrorists offers ample justification for invading a country, like the U.S. did to overthrow the Taliban regime in Afghanistan — a war which Democrats still support.

“The problem with the Iraq war,” said Sen. Reid, “is that George Bush ordered the invasion to get revenge on Saddam Hussein and to get Iraqi oil, under the pretense that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. My bill calls for a do-over, but this time we invade for the right reasons, when we have the right person in the White House.”

Citing President Bill Clinton’s bombing of Iraq, Mr. Reid said, “Democrats don’t oppose military action in principle, so long as we have confidence in our commander-in-chief and support his rationale.”

Under the terms of the measure, the re-invasion to destroy al Qaeda’s new Iraqi headquarters and expected network of Iraqi training camps, would start in January 2009, “contingent upon an appropriate outcome of the U.S. presidential election in November 2008.”


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: whiteflagharry
hee hee....
1 posted on 05/03/2007 6:53:01 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Isn’t this a plan some Dems have actually proposed? The plan went something like we pull out but keep enough troops “in the region” to go back in if they were needed.
2 posted on 05/03/2007 6:55:51 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Sub-Driver
when we have the right person in the White House.”

Ding Ding Ding!! There it is!

3 posted on 05/03/2007 6:56:31 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: Sub-Driver

“George Bush ordered the invasion...to get Iraqi oil.”

Huh? Reid really believes that?

Well, oil cost a helluva lot less in March, 2003 than it does now. I’d say the alleged oil grab didn’t work out to well, Mr. Leader.


4 posted on 05/03/2007 6:57:21 AM PDT by RexBeach (Americans never quit. -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s almost too accurate to be funny.


5 posted on 05/03/2007 6:58:15 AM PDT by Vanbasten
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To: mainepatsfan
"Isn’t this a plan some Dems have actually proposed? The plan went something like we pull out but keep enough troops “in the region” to go back in if they were needed."

Yep. Murtha wanted them redeployed to Okinawa. The dimmocrat talking points at the time included heavy use of the term "over the horizon."

6 posted on 05/03/2007 6:59:16 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: Sub-Driver
My God, I thought it was real till I got past "My bill calls for a do-over".
7 posted on 05/03/2007 7:02:03 AM PDT by TheZMan (That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends...)
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To: Sub-Driver

” said Sen. Reid, “is that George Bush ordered the invasion to get revenge on Saddam Hussein and to get Iraqi oil”

this article is so preposterous, i don’t think its real.


8 posted on 05/03/2007 7:02:28 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: Sub-Driver
Sounds like Viet Nam again ! Take a hill, many soldiers get killed in the process and then get ordered to leave and ordered to retake, more soldiers killed again !

What bull$h!t !
9 posted on 05/03/2007 7:04:07 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Sub-Driver

Wait in nearby Okinawa for 21 months......yeah, that’s it.


10 posted on 05/03/2007 7:04:33 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (No more rhymes, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: Sub-Driver
I guess he thinks we should do like General Eisenhower did in WW-II. Ten days after the Normandy invasion he pulled the troops off the beaches and brought them back to England and sent a harsh letter to Hitler to shape up or we will come back and get you.

You mean it really did not happen that way? I am shocked I tell you shocked!

11 posted on 05/03/2007 7:07:58 AM PDT by cpdiii (Pharmacist, Pilot, Geologist, Oil Field Trash and proud of it.)
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To: Vanbasten
"It’s almost too accurate to be funny."

Huh ??? Please explain.

12 posted on 05/03/2007 7:11:19 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Anti Islam and a Global Warming denier - piss on Islam)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

This is satire from scrappleface right?

At first read, I thought it was a real story not satire.


13 posted on 05/03/2007 7:15:23 AM PDT by Vanbasten
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To: Sub-Driver
Reid Compromise Would Pull Troops, Re-Invade Iraq

Hmmm, sounds like a good idea to me. Next time let's invade it to conquer and pacify it and not as liberators, peace keepers and nation builders.

14 posted on 05/03/2007 7:25:26 AM PDT by Riodacat (Ignorance is bliss. Knowledge, truth and reality sucks....)
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To: Vanbasten

Why sir, you are correct - it is scrappleface.


15 posted on 05/03/2007 7:28:56 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Anti Islam and a Global Warming denier - piss on Islam)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet; CORedneck; RexBeach

The article is scrappleface... it’s satire, but always close to the truth.


16 posted on 05/03/2007 7:38:52 AM PDT by SolidWood (Islam is an insanity cult that makes everyone act Arab)
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To: Sub-Driver

Now, I never claimed to be a military genius, but I’m just wondering what Reid could possibly have in mind by drawing up a plan for an immediately withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

Then a waiting period of 21 months.

Then a sweeping new surge in Iraq that would wipe out all of the new AQ headquarters and the training camps in Iraq. This surge would begin in January 2009, providing, of course, that there were an appropriate outcome for the November 2008 election.

So, let’s see — first he wanted all the troops to be withdrawn, starting in October of this year. Nary a mention in the old Reid Bill for any kind of re-attack plan.

Now he wants an immediate withdrawal of troops and — after a little while — a gangbusters redeployment.

Good Great Geronimo!

Reid sounds like he got ahold of Custer’s Big Battle Plan.

We’re doomed, folks.


17 posted on 05/03/2007 7:46:41 AM PDT by janereinheimer ((I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.))
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To: SolidWood

I read the whole thing and didn’t see it was a sham until the end -

I know it’s scrappleface, but the sheer stupidity reid has demonstrated of late, kinda numbed me to the satire.

First I laughed when I realized, then I was sad because it wasn’t that hard to believe he’d said it.

We have a helluva a mess in D.C.


18 posted on 05/03/2007 7:50:19 AM PDT by four more in O 4 (God Bless America. Let Freedom Reign.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And his rationale is whatever you say it is, right, Harry Reid?

What is this about Congress sending the original vetoed bill back to the President, over and over and over?
The Democrat Congress is showing it’s true colors - bright to blood RED.


19 posted on 05/03/2007 7:55:58 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Don’t feel bad.

I spent 3 minutes writing an intense comment when it dawned on me, “What’s the source? Ah crap! They got me again!”.

Reid is such a clown, nothing surprises me.


20 posted on 05/03/2007 7:57:45 AM PDT by ryan71 (You can hear it on the coconut telegraph...)
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To: Sub-Driver

My Momma always said
"Stupid is as stupid does".


21 posted on 05/03/2007 8:05:15 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: SolidWood

Oops!


22 posted on 05/03/2007 8:06:04 AM PDT by RexBeach (Americans never quit. -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: four more in O 4

I did the same.

Substitute redeploy for reinvade and it’s your typical democrat quote.


23 posted on 05/03/2007 8:06:24 AM PDT by Vanbasten
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To: Sub-Driver

All Scrappleface articles need to be posted with “SATIRE” in huge 72-point type right at the beginning, because they are getting to be way too close to the truth. ;)


24 posted on 05/03/2007 8:08:51 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: ryan71

Not the first tome I’ve been had by Scrappleface :-)


25 posted on 05/03/2007 8:10:35 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Anti Islam and a Global Warming denier - piss on Islam)
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To: Sub-Driver

You know, we could work this same deal with Germany. They invade France but this time they’re nicer about it. It could work.


26 posted on 05/03/2007 8:15:09 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: RexBeach

“George Bush ordered the invasion...to get Iraqi oil.”

I’d like to see some PROOF that we went over there and overtook the oil fields. Why don’t the Republicans DEMAND proof of this lie?


27 posted on 05/03/2007 8:52:42 AM PDT by KingRonnie9
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To: KingRonnie9

Yup. I agree. At every protest, you always see a sign that reads “No war for oil!” Stupid.


28 posted on 05/03/2007 8:55:09 AM PDT by RexBeach (Americans never quit. -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Sub-Driver
If all we wanted was oil... Put your glasses on liberal nut-balls... WE WOULD HAVE WRTTEN A CHECK!
29 posted on 05/03/2007 9:32:39 AM PDT by Freeport
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