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Cronkite Calls Bush 'Grossly Arrogant' for War in Iraq
wral tv ^ | 8:09 a.m. EDT April 9, 2003

Posted on 04/09/2003 6:29:24 AM PDT by blackbag

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:55:51 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

ELON, N.C. -- Former CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite called President George W. Bush "grossly arrogant" for invading Iraq without the approval of the United Nations.

Walter Cronkite appeared Tuesday at Elon University for a news conference and a taped conversation with David Gergen, a former presidential adviser.


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1 posted on 04/09/2003 6:29:24 AM PDT by blackbag
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To: blackbag
shouldn't he be more concerned about his bowel movements and "regularity" rather than the war?
2 posted on 04/09/2003 6:30:18 AM PDT by KantianBurke (The Federal govt should be protecting us from terrorists, not handing out goodies)
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To: KantianBurke
memo to walter: war mostly over. we won. iraqis thank us.

dep

3 posted on 04/09/2003 6:31:02 AM PDT by dep (Ense Petit Placidam Sub Libertate Qvietem)
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To: blackbag
The 86-year-old said the proliferation of cable news channels has advantages, but has harmed CBS, ABC and NBC.

What does he mean - "but"?

4 posted on 04/09/2003 6:32:56 AM PDT by kidd
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5 posted on 04/09/2003 6:33:29 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: blackbag
Yes, it's far better to continue to debate about Iraq and oil prices and do nothing about the rape rooms, the torture, the 2 million murdered, the prospect of an even worse 30 years after Saddam from his stunningly sadistic son, the invasions of peaceful neighbors, etc.

What a shame that such a historical icon has turned out to be such a doddering old fool.

6 posted on 04/09/2003 6:33:46 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: blackbag
Cronkite can go straight to hell along with all the other America haters!!
7 posted on 04/09/2003 6:34:28 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: blackbag
We should change his name to Half-Crocked instead of Cronkite.
8 posted on 04/09/2003 6:34:32 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: blackbag
Cronkite and company were the reason I stopped watching CBS and any other news after returning from Vietnam. He was a crock then and still is.
9 posted on 04/09/2003 6:34:57 AM PDT by KeyWest
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To: blackbag
To Walter: Cheering crowds in Baghdad make you look small and silly. Crawl back onto your boat and sail away with Willy Boy.
10 posted on 04/09/2003 6:35:15 AM PDT by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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To: blackbag
who cares what some old, anachronistic, senile, self-admitted liberal has to say. Go back to the depends and the shuffleboard you silly geezer and leave running the world to the big boys.
11 posted on 04/09/2003 6:35:19 AM PDT by Libertys Kid
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To: blackbag
Cronkite = "Grossly irrelevant"
12 posted on 04/09/2003 6:35:51 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: blackbag
Pompous old windbag used to sign the air with “and that’s the way it is” as if he was the source of all truth.

Now if that ain’t arrogant, then I don’t know what is.

13 posted on 04/09/2003 6:36:11 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: blackbag; dead
Cronkite joined CBS in 1950 as a reporter, and became anchorman ...in 1963. ...He retired in 1981.

Yeah, but when did the brain die?

Dan

14 posted on 04/09/2003 6:36:12 AM PDT by BibChr (Some years before, I'm thinking)
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To: blackbag
Dwindling viewership has led to budget cuts in news departments

Maybe viewership is dwindling because Americans don't believe Bush is arrogant and don't believe the US security should be dictated by the arrogant French.

15 posted on 04/09/2003 6:36:39 AM PDT by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: blackbag
Well ain't that the pot calling the kettle black. Cronkite is one of the most arrogant human beings of all time.
16 posted on 04/09/2003 6:36:39 AM PDT by KMG365
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To: blackbag
Cronkite Calls Bush 'Grossly Arrogant' for War in Iraq

This just in...

N. Theknow calls Cronkite "Grossly Ignorant."

17 posted on 04/09/2003 6:37:00 AM PDT by N. Theknow
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To: blackbag
Walter, ask the Iraqi citizens how "arrogant" Dubya is. Then take a good, long look in a mirror to see the epitome of arrogance.
18 posted on 04/09/2003 6:37:17 AM PDT by Nevermore
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To: blackbag
He is worse than a liberal. He is an internationalist who believes in compromising American sovereignty for the pipe-dream of "world government."
19 posted on 04/09/2003 6:38:17 AM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: conservativecorner
<<"Cronkite can go straight to hell along with all the other America haters!! ">>

I'll Second That!

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20 posted on 04/09/2003 6:39:11 AM PDT by RamingtonStall (Ride Hard and far! ..... and with GPS, Know where you are!)
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To: blackbag
For all his achievements, it must be borne in mind that Cronkite is about 152 years old and cannot perceive the modern world. His eyes are MANY decades old, and can see only the old.

The modern UN cannot be trusted with real repsonsibility for security matters. Period.

And it's not arrogant. "Arrogant" means to exaggerate one's own worth or importance in an overbearing manner or through presumptuous claim. The US doesn't exaggerate anything...we are that strong and that willing to kick off in your a--.
21 posted on 04/09/2003 6:41:43 AM PDT by Gefreiter
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To: blackbag
The last inauguration he covered he could not even remember the name of the new president...
22 posted on 04/09/2003 6:42:00 AM PDT by CathyRyan
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To: ZULU
The memories of Cronkite on a sailboat with Bill and Hillary Clinton are a reminder as to just what type of
person Cronkite admires.
23 posted on 04/09/2003 6:42:06 AM PDT by oldironsides
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To: blackbag
"Dwindling viewership has led to budget cuts in news departments and less editorial control.

Who did he say was arrogant.
24 posted on 04/09/2003 6:42:58 AM PDT by diggerwillow
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To: blackbag
Can you find out Cronkite's e-mail address?
25 posted on 04/09/2003 6:43:31 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: blackbag
. . . David Gergen, a former presidential adviser

To which of our Presidents did this man provide advice?

26 posted on 04/09/2003 6:47:00 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: KantianBurke

Former CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite called President George W. Bush "grossly arrogant" for invading Iraq without the approval of the United Nations.
 

Well, Walter, as a working, tax-paying and voting U.S. citizen, I don't seem to recall anyhting in the United States Constitution that mentions us getting "the approval of the United Nations" for anything since we are a republic and a sovereign nation.

And where were you, Walter, when your little yachting buddy was bombing Iraq, invading Kosovo, getting U.S. troops killed in Mogadishu and bombing aspirin factories??????????????

 

 

 

27 posted on 04/09/2003 6:47:11 AM PDT by Fintan
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To: KMG365
I think he's running for sainthood, along with his pal Jimmy Mushmouth Cartah
28 posted on 04/09/2003 6:47:33 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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29 posted on 04/09/2003 6:48:22 AM PDT by JudgemAll
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To: blackbag
Cronkeit is an authority on gross arrogance...He's seen it every morning of his life while shaving!
30 posted on 04/09/2003 6:48:23 AM PDT by Wondervixen (Ask for her by name--Accept no substitutes!)
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To: blackbag
Cronkite Calls Bush 'Grossly Arrogant' for War in Iraq

"And thats the way it isn't........"

Good night, walter you are way past your time.

31 posted on 04/09/2003 6:49:52 AM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb the hell out of saddam. Bomb saddam to hell.)
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To: blackbag
Main Entry: ar·ro·gance
Pronunciation: 'ar-&-g&n(t)s
Function: noun
Date: 14th century
: a feeling or an impression of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner or presumptuous claims

That sums up Cronkite.
32 posted on 04/09/2003 6:49:58 AM PDT by JudgemAll
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To: blackbag
Freeing the Iraqis is arrogant. The free Iraqis are arrogant according to leftist media who are continuing this war on the side of Saddam at home.
33 posted on 04/09/2003 6:50:47 AM PDT by JudgemAll
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To: blackbag
What war? It ended almost an hour ago???

VVVVV


34 posted on 04/09/2003 6:51:16 AM PDT by Beck_isright (FLASH: CNN hires Baghdad Bob as new Operation Iraqi Freedom Military Analyst)
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To: blackbag
Dear Walter Crankcase:

Go change your oil. What you're using evidently has sand in it.

Or is the sand in your craw, Crankcase?

Signed: Ole Okie
35 posted on 04/09/2003 6:52:31 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: kidd; blackbag
'The 86-year-old said the proliferation of cable news channels has advantages, but has harmed CBS, ABC and NBC.'

What does he mean - "but"?

So What! That means the leftist elite no longer can control what the news is. Cronkite is a legend in his own mind.

36 posted on 04/09/2003 7:01:13 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Time to bomb Saddam!)
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To: blackbag
Cronkite postings should be prefaced as

OLD FART ALERT

37 posted on 04/09/2003 7:02:47 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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The most trusted liar on television is off his Metamucil.
38 posted on 04/09/2003 7:06:15 AM PDT by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: blackbag
Memo to Walt: Hug a nut.

Love,
wasp69
39 posted on 04/09/2003 7:10:34 AM PDT by wasp69 (The time has come.......)
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To: AxelPaulsenJr
Sounds like walt needs a cookie, a hug, a change of depends and a tuck in bed.
41 posted on 04/09/2003 7:11:01 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: KantianBurke
More drivel from a world-class windbag.
42 posted on 04/09/2003 7:14:07 AM PDT by PhilipFreneau
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43 posted on 04/09/2003 7:16:40 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: blackbag
Maybe Walter can turn on his TV & see all the CHEERING IRAQI'S?

We're the GOOD GUYS, Wally.

44 posted on 04/09/2003 7:20:03 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: blackbag
The pathetic, doddering old brain impaired personage is soiling his image long-term. Too bad he does not understand how history will treat his august person after this bilge out of his spirit.
45 posted on 04/09/2003 7:20:46 AM PDT by Spirited
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To: blackbag
He's a friend of Bill Clinton (and his legacy of death).
So much for Cronkites pro-American credibility.
46 posted on 04/09/2003 7:26:42 AM PDT by concerned about politics (Anti-American protestors are inbread liberal Notsosmartso's.)
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To: blackbag
Eat quiche and die, Walter. You've done more than enough damage to America already. And that's the way it is.
47 posted on 04/09/2003 7:27:57 AM PDT by surely_you_jest
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To: blackbag
....and Walter Cronkite is grossly irrelevant.

He needs to just go away. Fade into history. He is now nothing more than a "useful idiot".

48 posted on 04/09/2003 7:38:47 AM PDT by A. Patriot
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To: lady lawyer
He is worse than a liberal. He is an internationalist who believes in compromising American sovereignty for the pipe-dream of "world government."

Exactly. This is not an old age, brain failing aberration for Walter. He's been working well over 50 years to undermine our country and its ideals from the inside. It's just that his mask worked better when the evil ones had a monopoly on information.

This anti-American SoS is seeing the successful efforts of his lifetime crumble away to nothing. He had a great ride for way too long, but now he'll end his days a bitter old failure. Rest in disgrace, Walty.

49 posted on 04/09/2003 7:44:58 AM PDT by Sal
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