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Daschle lashes out at Bush for 'failed' diplomacy
Cnn.com ^ | March, 17, 2003 | cnn.com

Posted on 03/17/2003 3:49:40 PM PST by pushforbush

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:02:15 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Daschle lashes out at Bush for 'failed' diplomacy DeLay urges America to speak with 'one voice'

WASHINGTON (CNN) --Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle lashed out at President Bush on Monday, saying he had "failed so miserably" at diplomacy in the crisis with Iraq that the United States now stands on the brink of war.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: South Dakota; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: appallingdems; daschle; faileddiplomacy; failure; hallofshame; miserable
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1 posted on 03/17/2003 3:49:40 PM PST by pushforbush
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To: pushforbush
I'm saddened that Daschle is such a miserable failure. Let's be sure to save this for 2004, I think this is the absolute worst statement made by the leader of an opposing party in the United States during wartime in the past 120 years. I think you'd only find worse during the Civil War.
2 posted on 03/17/2003 3:51:13 PM PST by pushforbush
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To: pushforbush
Make Daschle an honorary Parisian.
3 posted on 03/17/2003 3:51:42 PM PST by dighton
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To: pushforbush
Demos shooting themselves in the foot again in front of an informed public who knows that French diplomacy helped insure war and nothing could change their minds.
4 posted on 03/17/2003 3:51:55 PM PST by Shermy
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To: pushforbush
Somebody step on this miserable excuse for a Senate minority leader. He's an embarrassment.
5 posted on 03/17/2003 3:52:14 PM PST by Argus
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To: pushforbush
could there be a worse leader than Tom Daschle, I doubt it
6 posted on 03/17/2003 3:52:37 PM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: pushforbush

7 posted on 03/17/2003 3:52:50 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (Let's Roll)
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To: pushforbush
I, for one, and very pleased that Daschle has expressed his opinion so clearly.

What a loser, capital "L" loser. And a hoser too.

8 posted on 03/17/2003 3:53:20 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: pushforbush
He should be ousted from the Senate as a traitor to his country!
9 posted on 03/17/2003 3:53:54 PM PST by areafiftyone (The U.N. is now officially irrelevant! The building is for Sale!!!)
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To: pushforbush
I've seen this clip of this idiot twice now on Fox. I am so furious that I WILL call Daschle's office tomorrow and God help the person who answers the phone.

I cannot understand how people in South Dakota can elect such absolutely treasonous people.
10 posted on 03/17/2003 3:54:00 PM PST by Endeavor
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To: pushforbush
Tom Daschle is worried President Bush will win. What will the Democrats say then? No wonder he's losing it. :)
11 posted on 03/17/2003 3:54:22 PM PST by goldstategop
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To: pushforbush
http://www.DUMPDASCHLE.org

12 posted on 03/17/2003 3:54:30 PM PST by Capitalism2003
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To: pushforbush
May the filthy democrat party die a miserable death.
13 posted on 03/17/2003 3:55:04 PM PST by alnick
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To: pushforbush
I'd love for someone to kick his teeth out. What a traitor.
14 posted on 03/17/2003 3:55:06 PM PST by ChinaThreat (E)
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To: pushforbush
the Connecticut Democrat also faulted "the Bush administration's unilateralist divisive foreign policy, which has pushed a lot of the world away."

Hey Clueless Joe, why don't you list the countries President Bush has "pushed away", and whom you'd like to see us allied with. Communist China? Angola? Syria? Iran? Cuba? Put up or shut up, you shameless, doubletalking stooge.

15 posted on 03/17/2003 3:55:11 PM PST by Argus
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To: Cboldt
Once again, a Democrat has taken a pisspot for a cologne bottle.

Slather it on there, Tom! It smells just GREAT!
16 posted on 03/17/2003 3:55:51 PM PST by John Valentine (Writing from downtown Seoul, keeping an eye on the hills to the north.)
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To: pushforbush
Boo, hoo-hoo-hoo. Let's roll.
17 posted on 03/17/2003 3:56:19 PM PST by bayareablues
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To: pushforbush

Hillary and 'Howdy' Daschle

Who's the real Senate minority leader?

18 posted on 03/17/2003 3:56:45 PM PST by O.C. - Old Cracker
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To: pushforbush
Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle lashed out at President Bush on Monday, saying he had "failed so miserably" at diplomacy in the crisis with Iraq that the United States now stands on the brink of war.

This from a world-class expert on miserable failure.

19 posted on 03/17/2003 3:57:09 PM PST by MarineDad
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To: pushforbush
This speech has to be played over and over again in a series of formats. What is important is the speech demonstrates why one cannot trust the Rats with the Presidency.
20 posted on 03/17/2003 3:57:19 PM PST by shrinkermd
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To: pushforbush
Once again, the minority leader has become "saddened".

What a nitwit. Like clintoon's "diplomacy" toward saddam made any difference.

Let's all join together and watch as this fool's ratings plummet even further...
21 posted on 03/17/2003 3:58:12 PM PST by Adams
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To: pushforbush
"I'm saddened," Daschle, D-South Dakota, said

I'm saddened all flights into Baghdad have been canceled. I'd be happy to pay his way so he can meet face to face with Saddam and show his superior diplomacy skills.

22 posted on 03/17/2003 3:58:12 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: shrinkermd
It seems to be a Democratic talking point. Loretta Sanchez was saying the same thing yesterday.
23 posted on 03/17/2003 3:58:36 PM PST by Shermy
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To: pushforbush
And Clinton succeeded???
24 posted on 03/17/2003 3:59:22 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: pushforbush
"I'm saddened," Daschle, D-South Dakota, said in a speech to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. "Saddened that this president failed so miserably at diplomacy that we're now forced to war. Saddened that we have to give up one life because this president couldn't create the kind of diplomatic effort that was so critical for our country. But we will work, and we will do all we can to get through this crisis like we've gotten through so many."

Sheesh Tommy, now you have gotten 95% of next weeks Oscar winners mad that you revealed thier scripted "acceptance" speeches a week early.

25 posted on 03/17/2003 3:59:56 PM PST by Dane
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To: pushforbush
I just saw Daschle on TV uttering those words and it made me want to scream. Actually, I DID scream! The only thing that surprised me is that he didn't say, "I am deeply troubled", which is his usual mantra. I am so sick of this guy I'm on the verge of an uncontrolable case of projectile vomiting.
He is so partisan, it's disgusting.
26 posted on 03/17/2003 4:00:30 PM PST by kimchi lover (When will the left learn that Bush is NOT the enemy?)
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To: pushforbush
The miserable little puke was right at home with the Government snivel servant crowd, undoubtedly anti-war Dems, who think the State exists only to provide them sustenance.
27 posted on 03/17/2003 4:00:38 PM PST by headsonpikes
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To: pushforbush
Dashole
28 posted on 03/17/2003 4:00:55 PM PST by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: pushforbush
"Saddened that this president failed so miserably at diplomacy that we're now forced to war.

Well, if the idiot Dasshole is "saddened" by the president's diplomacy...can we surmise that the moron is feeling suicidal over France's diplomacy?

Up the meds, Dasshole. Up the meds.

29 posted on 03/17/2003 4:01:20 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia (May God bless President Bush and our troops)
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To: pushforbush
Is anybody else as disgusted and angry at this guy as I am??!! Here we are about to go to war, and all he can do is criticize our Commander-in-chief! Didn't he do enough of that before we got to this point? Once this is over, we must, repeat MUST, keep what these traitorous dems have done in the face of the american people; especially at election time. Let's have their actions haunt them and put them so far back all they will be able to whine about will be how the elections were unfair and they weren't able to get their message out.

Well, at least I fell better.
30 posted on 03/17/2003 4:01:58 PM PST by Lurkus Maximus
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
The Democrats are great for one thing though: comedic relief.
31 posted on 03/17/2003 4:02:30 PM PST by goldstategop
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To: MarineDad
Like the 'Toon, when Little Tommy One-Note comes on the set, the channel suddenly changes. Life is just too short.

Put all these losers on a suicide watch.

32 posted on 03/17/2003 4:02:45 PM PST by Trust but Verify
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To: Dane
I, for one, hope that Dash-hole and other libs continue to make these kinds of statements because it will be amusing beyond anything imaginable to watch them try to shake their own words when the truth comes out. You go Tom, keep helping my side.
33 posted on 03/17/2003 4:02:48 PM PST by hilaryrhymeswithrich
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To: pushforbush
Buh-bye, t-Tom!
34 posted on 03/17/2003 4:02:49 PM PST by fuente
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To: pushforbush
Saddened that we have to give up one life because this president couldn't create the kind of diplomatic effort that was so critical for our country.

Saddened because this president hasn't learned how to grovel before tinhorn dictators and besmirch the reputation of the greatest nation on earth.

But we will work, and we will do all we can to get through this crisis like we've gotten through so many."

"Including the myriad crises we Democrats created then blamed on the Republicans."

35 posted on 03/17/2003 4:03:34 PM PST by IronJack
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To: Lurkus Maximus
Well, at least I fell better.

Hope you didn't get hurt!

36 posted on 03/17/2003 4:03:57 PM PST by Trust but Verify
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To: The Wizard
Im willing to bet that Daschle gets led around by the nose by Hillary. Having said that, Daschle sucks.
37 posted on 03/17/2003 4:04:28 PM PST by cardinal4 (The Senate Armed Services Comm; the Chinese pipeline into US secrets)
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To: pushforbush
"If military action is necessary, the fault will clearly be Saddam Hussein's," Lieberman said.

Note to Sen. Lieberman: Call Daschle's office. He's apparently a little confused on this issue.

38 posted on 03/17/2003 4:04:38 PM PST by IronJack
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To: pushforbush

"Let them laugh for NOW.
You and I still control a thousand stolen FBI files,
and because of them there never has been
AND NEVER WILL BE accountability for us.
They won't even go after Billy Bulger (D, Boston).
First, eliminate my competition, then go after the President."

39 posted on 03/17/2003 4:04:41 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: pushforbush
Daschle's definition of failing miserably at diplomacy is "not giving in to the demands of others." In other words, Senate Republicans have failed miserably at diplomacy towards Democrats regarding the Estrada nomination and partial birth abortion because they won't give in to Democrat demands.

It is true what they say about Daschle, that he turned the Democrat party into a "whatever Bush wants, we're against it" party.

-PJ

40 posted on 03/17/2003 4:04:51 PM PST by Political Junkie Too
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To: pushforbush
I just saw Da$$hole on Fox making his statement. I know we're not supposed to use pet names for these RATs, but I'm sorry, calling him Da$$hole is being kind. I lay the whole diplomatic fiasco he cites at his own feet along with Jacques ChIRAQ. People of South Dakota, do the honorable thing and recall that treasonous piece of human flotsam.
41 posted on 03/17/2003 4:05:34 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." GWB 9/20/01)
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To: shrinkermd
What Congressional leader has ever said any thing remotely comparably to this Daschle comment about a U.S. President during wartime? We must never let people forget what was said. This should be in the history books in the future as the measure of how low the Democrats have fallen.

I remember too well how the critical comments about Bush 1 (admittedly mild compared to this) were so quickly forgotten after the U.S. flattened Saddam in the early 90s.
42 posted on 03/17/2003 4:05:34 PM PST by pushforbush
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To: pushforbush
Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle lashed out at President Bush on Monday, saying he had "failed so miserably" at diplomacy in the crisis with Iraq that the United States now stands on the brink of war.

Wasn't it Clausewitz who said " War is a continuation of diplomacy... by other means."? I paraphrase of course.

Daschle cannot know the outcome of this drama, it is approaching in the middle act, not yet the final.

The democrats best be careful they don't paint themselves as the anti-Bush, anti-war, anti-American party. They wil pay heavily next November.

43 posted on 03/17/2003 4:05:40 PM PST by Blennos (hoste, opto ut seis felicior.)
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To: pushforbush
maybe Daschle will resign!!!!
44 posted on 03/17/2003 4:05:40 PM PST by knak (kelly in alaska)
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To: pushforbush
Come on South Dakota, you can't possibly let him survive this, can you?
45 posted on 03/17/2003 4:05:54 PM PST by lawnguy
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To: pushforbush
Just saw Daschles comments on FNC w/Brit and it totally smoked me. That POS needs to be silenced. Free speech is one thing, but talk from a "Senator" railing against the Government he serves at a time of unity is over the edge!
46 posted on 03/17/2003 4:07:01 PM PST by NYKbyD (Kick butt and take DNA samples later)
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To: pushforbush
Daschle should be interned as an illegal combatant.His type of treason is to paper over valid security problems with UN resolutions that won't be enforced after the issue drops from current headlines.Why? Because he is willing to take any security risk so he can hand over the funds our security costs to a groups that sponge for benefits in exchange for voting for Democrat low-life.
47 posted on 03/17/2003 4:07:08 PM PST by wilmington2
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To: pushforbush
People of South Dakota, I implore you: Is this not enough to get rid of Little Tom next year? If not, I worry about you.
48 posted on 03/17/2003 4:08:18 PM PST by Defiant (Human Shield Posted in San Diego)
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To: knak
He is too unprincipled to resign. I mean, if he REALLY feels the way he just said he does, he SHOULD leave. But, alas, he has decided that it would play well to the anti-war left, at this moment, to pander to them.
EVERYTHING he does and says is calculated. I don't think there is an honest bone in his body. I really don't.
49 posted on 03/17/2003 4:09:32 PM PST by kimchi lover (When will the left learn that Bush is NOT the enemy?)
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To: pushforbush
Don't be fooled by Dasshole's demeanor...He's delighted that he can get on his soap box and proclaim this nonsense...He is delighted that he and his cohorts around the world were able to make the president look as if he is wrong in this fight against terrorism...He and his cohorts are directly responsible for putting our troops in harms way...He and his pals are no better than the scum that flew our jets into the WTC.
50 posted on 03/17/2003 4:09:34 PM PST by hope (The rats and Saddam are swapping talking points.)
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