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Nancy Pelosi: Iraq not our responsibility
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 12, 2014 | By Carolyn Lochhead

Posted on 06/12/2014 12:19:04 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made it clear Thursday that she would oppose renewed U.S. intervention in Iraq, which is under assault from Sunni forces sweeping down from the north.

The San Francisco Democrat said at her weekly press conference that there is “no appetite in our country to be engaged in any military activity in Iraq.”

“I don’t think this is our responsibility,” Pelosi said of the recent violence. “I do think we were irresponsible going into Iraq for a variety of reasons.”

At her press conference, Pelosi also expressed scorn for defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

“I have as much sympathy for Mr. Cantor as he would want me to have for him,” Pelosi said.

Asked if Cantor’s defeat had prompted other incumbents to fear for their jobs, Pelosi said Republicans have made the House “an unsafe place for children and other living things. I don’t think this is making it any worse.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; pelosi; stretch; terrorism

1 posted on 06/12/2014 12:19:04 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Benghazi wasn’t your responsibility either.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 12:20:05 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
IOW, all those soldiers who gave their lives to give Liberty to the people of Iraq, died in vain.

FUNP

3 posted on 06/12/2014 12:20:34 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey NASTY! Neither is Mexican, Central American and South American poverty. Tell your boy “messiah” to stop importing it to Arizona. You lowlife bass turds!!!!


4 posted on 06/12/2014 12:20:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

F you Pelosi , you r a dirtbag that needs to be retired


5 posted on 06/12/2014 12:21:40 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I suppose all the killed and wounded Americans and allies aren't their responsibility either.

Go wash your hands, bitch, they have blood on them.

6 posted on 06/12/2014 12:24:02 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/10891700/Iraq-crisis-the-jihadist-behind-the-takeover-of-Mosul-and-how-America-let-him-go.html

the leader of these savage barbarians was a US prisoner from 2005-2009
Bush’s fault

he was released “for unknown reasons” in 2009
Obama’s fault


7 posted on 06/12/2014 12:27:02 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What makes that cow think Pelosi is funding Bush' war? Pelosi supports the Taliban and Al-Qaeda just like her soul mate B. Hussien.
8 posted on 06/12/2014 12:28:12 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Steely Tom

The illegal “chilrun” obama is dumping along the border aren’t our responsibility either — chuck em back across immediately.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 12:29:33 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Neither was Syria but our President didn’t seem to have an issue bombing them to protect his precious militant sand diggers.

Who’s side is this guy on?


10 posted on 06/12/2014 12:30:46 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Didn't she used to say the opposite?
11 posted on 06/12/2014 12:39:51 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Steely Tom

FUNP!


12 posted on 06/12/2014 12:50:27 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: P-Marlowe
The reality is that yes - American soldiers died in vain in Iraq.

I supported the war and got off on being an arm chair general. Now I find that I was sadly mistaken. The Neocons talked Bush into the war without thinking about the strategic implications (Iraq checked Iran in the Middle East chess game). Nation building was a scam to justify our involvement, sucking our treasure down an Islamic black hole.

The current resident of the White Hut I am sure is enjoying this strange turn of events. I will pray to God that the souls of our fallen are at his side and that the hearts of their families are given additional healing.

13 posted on 06/12/2014 12:50:29 PM PDT by buckalfa (Charter Member of the Group W Bench)
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To: Steely Tom
“I do think we were irresponsible going into Iraq for a variety of reasons.”

Yet she voted to authorize it.

14 posted on 06/12/2014 12:51:02 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Steely Tom

Let’s not forget our role in Egypt either. The people eventually threw out Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 12:51:50 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The number one tenet of a liberal is ‘take responsibility for nothing.’


16 posted on 06/12/2014 12:59:37 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There are several thousand Americans still in Iraq. The only troops that have been sent in so far are Iranian. What do you think they will do to Americans when they find them. Evacuate all Americans now before hundreds are taken hostage. You only have a limited amount of time. We have no US air bases in Iraq. Most cities are landlocked. Wake up you idiots !


17 posted on 06/12/2014 1:28:21 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: buckalfa
Nation building was not the primary reason.

Did you forget that both parties believed for years that Saddam was involved in getting WMD's?

All intel services throughout the world, the Clintonites in the 90's, and the UN all believed the same.

Even the inspectors said that had Saddam been allowed to remain in power he would have pursued WMD's.

18 posted on 06/12/2014 1:44:49 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

But Libya was our responsibility? What about eqypt?


19 posted on 06/12/2014 1:57:08 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

But Libya was our responsibility? What about eqypt?


20 posted on 06/12/2014 1:57:09 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Saddam Hussein certainly has chemical and biological weapons. There’s no question about that.”
—Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Nov. 17, 2002


21 posted on 06/12/2014 2:04:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

October 10, 2002

“For the past 13 months, we have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with President Bush to remove the threat of terrorism posed by Al Qaeda. Our work is not done. Osama Bin Laden, Mullah Omar and other Al Qaeda terrorist leaders have not been accounted for. We have unfinished business. We are risking the cooperation that we have from over 60 nations who are sharing their intelligence and helping us in the war on terrorism. We cannot let this coalition unravel.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 2:07:59 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is ANYTHING your responsibility?

Just retire already.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 2:16:41 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I hope this ugly hag dies a long and painful death. It isn’t enough that she and her comrades spit on our fallen soldiers, they want to defecate on them as well.

DAMN you, Pelosi, you filthy traitor.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 2:20:44 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Of all of the things coming out of San Francisco, none has created more nationwide trouble than this one.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 2:22:54 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: silverleaf

some day some where some one will publish a list of Gitmo detainees and what they did after release. The CIA probably has such a list.


26 posted on 06/12/2014 2:25:25 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: morphing libertarian

Can’t we just email Ed Snowden and get it?


27 posted on 06/12/2014 2:26:10 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

one source for everything, good stuff


28 posted on 06/12/2014 2:38:07 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Steely Tom

She would have opposed supporting the South Vietnamise as well. Millions died there and Cambodia after the democrats abandoned them. She is looking for a repeat and will blame George Bush. You can count on that.


29 posted on 06/12/2014 2:50:27 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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