Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Black Lawmakers Urge Diplomacy With Iraq (Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters, Elijah Cummings)
Newsday.com ^ | March 18, 2003 | AP

Posted on 03/18/2003 9:27:16 PM PST by FairOpinion

"We still have a window of opportunity tonight," said Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., the only House member who voted against a resolution over a year ago authorizing President Bush to use force against anyone associated with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

We are worried that the war on terrorism is taking a back seat to a pre-emptive strike on Saddam Hussein," Waters said. "Yes, every country should be able to defend itself, but we're in no danger from Iraq. Striking Saddam is not fighting terrorism."

(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: black; california; caucus; congress; democrats; iraq; lee; mariland; maxine; representatives; waters
Maybe we could suggest they go to Iraq as human shields.
1 posted on 03/18/2003 9:27:16 PM PST by FairOpinion
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
That or go try and block an IDF bulldozer.
2 posted on 03/18/2003 9:30:30 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Let them eat cake.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
lol with lots of kool aid
3 posted on 03/18/2003 9:31:15 PM PST by texxie (Don't Mess With Texas!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
Barbara Lee's vote against hunting down the 9/11 terrorists should be a chief tool in convincing the American public that Democrats are not serious about national security. The more visible she is, the better.
4 posted on 03/18/2003 9:35:40 PM PST by jagrmeister
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
Yes, or they can have direct meetings with Saddam right away ... just take those GPS devices with them, too.
5 posted on 03/18/2003 9:35:45 PM PST by WOSG (Liberate Iraq! Lets Roll! now!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
Maxine Waters would make a good human shield: who would want to get anywhere near anything that ugly freak is guarding?
6 posted on 03/18/2003 9:36:33 PM PST by Paul Atreides
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
A message from aliens posing as humans. Creatures from another planet or dimension so far removed from our species that their communication efforts make no sense.
7 posted on 03/18/2003 9:36:37 PM PST by friendly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
Maxine Waters assures us that we are under no threat from Iraq. What a relief! (/sarcasm off)

I'm ashamed that these people are from this planet.

8 posted on 03/18/2003 9:38:48 PM PST by skr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion; mhking; rdb3; mafree
ping
9 posted on 03/18/2003 9:39:36 PM PST by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: skr
They are? Hmm, think I'll wait for Mulder's opinion on that one. :^)
10 posted on 03/18/2003 9:40:51 PM PST by SAJ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: skr
"I'm ashamed that these people are from this planet."

----

Not only that, but these are our representatives in Congress. With people like that in our own US Congress, and the likes of Daschle, who needs enemies.
11 posted on 03/18/2003 9:42:54 PM PST by FairOpinion
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
Did she have on her big orange clown nose on?
12 posted on 03/18/2003 9:46:46 PM PST by noutopia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
How many fingers can Shiela Jackson Lee get UP HER NOSE??
13 posted on 03/18/2003 9:49:38 PM PST by noutopia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
There is seemingly no intellilectual nor educational requirement to hold elected office in this country. When you stack up the idiots on the Hill next to the powerhouse administration, it's no wonder the WH virtually ignores the Congress. We are very lucky to have Bill Frist. One of the few with a vision, let alone a decent education.
14 posted on 03/18/2003 9:51:43 PM PST by bayareablues
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
Wait.! Maxie baby Don't forget to take conyers,and that waxman dude with you. Yeah, you can be the boss.
15 posted on 03/18/2003 9:52:59 PM PST by Pompah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
Please, someone get a pencil and paper and draw Maxine a picture so she will get it.
Saddam is a terrorist, and this is the war on terror on another front.
I suppose she was one who complained that Bush didn't do enough to prevent the attacks of 911 right?
16 posted on 03/18/2003 9:55:48 PM PST by ladyinred
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
Maybe it's not practical.

But B Lee and M Waters

names are so dispicable to me.

I'd love to have code names hereon for them. Such as what?

hmmmm

BOXED EARS

and

USED WATERS

???

or

DEAF EARS

and

MAX P*SSER

OR

RECYCLED BOX

&

OBSCENE WATERS

OR

???
17 posted on 03/18/2003 10:03:29 PM PST by Quix (MARCH BIBLE CODES DIGEST LATEST RESEARCH COMPARES WAR AND PEACE VS BIBLE W SURPRISES 4 BOTH SIDES)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
More "Daschle Moments" from people with impeccable political timing. Keep 'em coming, folks.

> "We still have a window of opportunity tonight,"
> {Babs Lee)

Sure, if Saddam goes into exile.

> ...the only House member who voted against a resolution
> over a year ago authorizing President Bush to use force
> against anyone associated with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Note that this was not the Iraq res.
As I recall, there was one pol who voted against declaring
war on Japan after Pearl Harbor. Ms. Lee needs to share
his obscurity, and perhaps her blathering will help.

> "We are opening a door to an era which de-emphasizes
> diplomacy and devalues peaceful solutions through
> negotiations," said Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J.

No, it restores diplomacy, because it restores teeth
to agreements, resolutions and declarations. Saddam
failed to disarm because he perceived the UN as unwilling
to actually stand behind its words. He was correct.

> "...shouldn't we do everything in our power to find
> a peaceful solution to the situation in Iraq?"

Define "everything". Seems like we’ve done it.

> Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., questioned whether
> the United States had set aside the search for
> Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants.

Amazing.
Sorry, we’ve seen that slight-of-hand trick before.
What little magic it had is gone.

> "We are worried that the war on terrorism is taking
> a back seat to a pre-emptive strike on Saddam Hussein,"

No, actually, you AREN’T worried about that, Maxie.

> "Striking Saddam is not fighting terrorism."

We’ll remind you of those words after the training camps
are overrun, and the records exposed.

This caucus is panicing.

The PLO must be in a pure panic too, what with the drying
up of those $25K homicide-bomber awards from Saddam.
18 posted on 03/18/2003 10:11:27 PM PST by Boundless
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
Barbara Lee was after 9-11 America's only friend of the Taliban. I suggest every one ignore the Bezerkeley kooks - they aren't representative of America.
19 posted on 03/18/2003 11:23:41 PM PST by goldstategop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
Maybe we could suggest they go to Iraq as human shields.

Sounds like a plan to me

20 posted on 03/18/2003 11:25:14 PM PST by Mo1 (Patriots Rally for America V: Liberty Weekend in Washington DC Sunday March 23)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mhking
ping
21 posted on 03/18/2003 11:28:32 PM PST by SeenTheLight
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
communist trash that needs to be hauled out...
22 posted on 03/18/2003 11:29:35 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (Yes, let us crush the gerdung, frunk and canadastan economies...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
Next time we have a target in Iraq that can be taken out by "Dumb Bombs" lets drop them on it.

SO9

23 posted on 03/19/2003 6:43:18 AM PST by Servant of the Nine (JDAM the Arabs, Full Speed Ahead)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: skr
I'm ashamed that these people are from this planet.

Maxine fairly represents her consituents. Do not be ashamed; be afraid.

24 posted on 03/19/2003 6:46:45 AM PST by sphinx
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: FairOpinion
Excuse me ... what about AMERICAN LAWMAKERS - who just happen to be black!
25 posted on 03/19/2003 12:49:53 PM PST by CyberAnt ( -> -> -> Oswego!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson