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Democrats Blame Bush for Baghdad Bombing
NewsMax.com ^ | 8/20/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 08/20/2003 10:15:09 AM PDT by kattracks

Some of the Nine Dwarves are trying to spice up their foundering presidential campaigns by blaming President Bush for the deadly bombing at the U.N.'s headquarters in Baghdad.

"Had the president pursued the war on terrorism prior to initiating military action against Saddam Hussein, as I advocated last year, it is likely that al-Qaeda and other terrorist networks would not have been able to take advantage of the chaos that now exists in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq," said Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla.

"It is becoming increasingly clear each day that the administration misread the situation on the ground in Iraq and lacks an adequate plan to win the peace and protect our troops," said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

The bombing "should also explode the illusions of postwar progress and stability the Bush administration continues to cling to. To achieve victory and a lasting peace in Iraq, we must directly involve the United Nations and commit greater force, more resources and stronger leadership," said Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn.

These and other Democrats, of course, did not blame Bill Clinton for the American troops and foreigners slaughtered in his wag-the-dog wars.

Read more on this subject in related Hot Topics:
2004 Elections
DNC
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War on Terrorism



TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2004; armchairgenerals; dems; flypaperstrategy; rebuildingiraq; saddamhandmaidens; softtargets; unhqbombing
"Had the president pursued the war on terrorism prior to initiating military action against Saddam Hussein, as I advocated last year, it is likely that al-Qaeda and other terrorist networks would not have been able to take advantage of the chaos that now exists in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq," said Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla.

Uh huh, they would have been able to concentrate on striking in America again, you idiot.

1 posted on 08/20/2003 10:15:09 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Does this mean we can blame Bubba for the bombing of the WTC on 9/11?
2 posted on 08/20/2003 10:16:34 AM PDT by kellynla ("C" 1/5 1st Mar. Div. An Hoa, Viet Nam '69 & '70 Semper Fi)
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To: kattracks
We could be under Alien attack and the Rats will still blame Bush for not preventing the Alien invasion (Not the Illegal Aleins, but the other kind of Aliens).
3 posted on 08/20/2003 10:18:31 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: kattracks
Benedict Graham.
4 posted on 08/20/2003 10:18:33 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: kattracks
I think I hate democrats.
5 posted on 08/20/2003 10:20:55 AM PDT by fml
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To: kattracks

Hi, im a tool.
6 posted on 08/20/2003 10:28:28 AM PDT by smith288 ('This time I think the Americans are serious. Bush is not like Clinton.' - Uday Hussein)
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To: kattracks
These men are utterly disgusting. Islamic terrorists slaughter innocent people and all the Dems can do is try to play politics with it.
7 posted on 08/20/2003 10:30:40 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle (uo)
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To: kattracks
How does one "win the peace" ? I can see winning wars but winning peace ? How does that work exactly ?
8 posted on 08/20/2003 10:32:02 AM PDT by VRWC_minion (Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and most are right)
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To: KevinDavis
We could be under Alien attack...

Where have you been? We are!!

9 posted on 08/20/2003 10:33:31 AM PDT by upchuck (This tag line has caused a hugh, fat, ugly page fault in module Hillary!.dll and will be shut down.)
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To: kattracks
"Had the president pursued the war on terrorism prior to initiating military action against Saddam Hussein, as I advocated last year, it is likely that al-Qaeda and other terrorist networks would not have been able to take advantage of the chaos that now exists in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq," said Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla.

Right, and if I had sold all of my stocks at their peak I'd be much better off today.


10 posted on 08/20/2003 10:34:39 AM PDT by unixfox (Close the borders, problems solved!)
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To: upchuck
I'm talking about a hypothetical alien invasion from space..
11 posted on 08/20/2003 10:35:54 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: unixfox
Graham, ignorant, lying fool that he is, talks as if Bush had abandoned the war on terrorism, which he has not. The Democratic constituencies have done everything they can to hinder the war on terrorism.
12 posted on 08/20/2003 10:37:04 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle (uo)
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To: fml
You think?...I do.
13 posted on 08/20/2003 10:38:31 AM PDT by mystery-ak (The War is not over for me until my hubby's boots hit U.S. soil.)
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To: kattracks
As the UN refused the heavy US Military protection offered, one wonders if these people were sacrificed to make President Bush look bad. < /tinfoil hat >
14 posted on 08/20/2003 10:38:55 AM PDT by TheDon (Why do liberals always side with the enemies of the US?)
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To: kattracks
The only likely thing is that whatever Bush did you would complain is was wrong.
15 posted on 08/20/2003 10:39:33 AM PDT by VRWC_minion (Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and most are right)
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To: Steve_Seattle
Absolutely, the politics of desperation.
16 posted on 08/20/2003 10:39:46 AM PDT by miloklancy
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To: kattracks
Their statements are truly pathetic and serve absolutely no purpose.

It seems every statement they make digs their graves even deeper. Unfortunately, it also emboldens our enemies; possibly burying others with them.
17 posted on 08/20/2003 10:39:53 AM PDT by PigRigger (Send donations to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org)
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To: mystery-ak
I wish I had your strength. Soon I'm sure.
18 posted on 08/20/2003 10:41:13 AM PDT by fml
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To: kattracks
Idiots:

Except for the recently built concrete wall, U.N. officials at the headquarters refused heavy security because the United Nations ``did not want a large American presence outside,'' said Salim Lone, the U.N. spokesman in Baghdad.

Source

19 posted on 08/20/2003 10:46:45 AM PDT by Sir Gawain (According to Ashcroft, Al Capone was an alco-terrorist)
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To: kattracks
"Had the president pursued the war on terrorism prior to initiating military action against Saddam Hussein, as I advocated last year, it is likely that al-Qaeda and other terrorist networks would not have been able to take advantage of the chaos that now exists in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq," said Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla."


No you nitwit. They would have been knocking on your door at your summer home in the keys asking directions to the nearest munitions dump. Graham is like wine. If you don't store him right, he goes bad and needs to be poured out.
20 posted on 08/20/2003 10:48:30 AM PDT by Redwood71
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To: kattracks
There is an article on Opinion Journal, drawing the connection between terrorism and Iraq. Judging from some of the responses, it is also part of the Democrat talking points to claim that Bush brought terrorism to Iraq, where none previously existed.

You have to give the left credit, they sure are organized.
21 posted on 08/20/2003 10:50:24 AM PDT by Eva
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To: kattracks
Some of the Nine Dwarves are trying to spice up their foundering presidential campaigns by blaming President Bush for the deadly bombing at the U.N.'s headquarters in Baghdad.

When I hear Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla, Sen. John (The French looking Ketchup Boy) Kerry, D-Mass. Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn or Billary the Hitch talking about Bush did this, Bush did that Bush did not do whatever, I just think to my self, "Do you know how stupid you sound?"

Billary blamed Bush for letting the "Like new power grid get antiquated" in just under 3 years. There have not been any new, major power plants built in the U.S. since 1988. No new, major high voltage power lines have come on line since the early 1980s. That's new? How many people still drive 1980 model cars and expect them not to break down?

22 posted on 08/20/2003 10:53:12 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Clone Ann Coulter, the woman sent by God)
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To: KevinDavis
I'm talking about a hypothetical alien invasion from space..

It was Ted Nugent who said of the Left, "I can't believe these people belong to the same species as me!" Boy, was he ever right. They are just like a bunch of space aliens.

23 posted on 08/20/2003 10:54:07 AM PDT by Garth Rockett (What you see is what you get, and what you don't see is better yet!)
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To: Eva
That bunch of nitwits makes you want to go buy stock in Reynolds Aluminum - there has to have been a run on tin foil hats here lately.
24 posted on 08/20/2003 10:55:28 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Helen Thomas, Molly Ivins, Maureen Dowd - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: kattracks
I hate them. I really do.
25 posted on 08/20/2003 10:56:16 AM PDT by CaptRon
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To: fml
I think know I hate democrats.
26 posted on 08/20/2003 10:59:06 AM PDT by happygrl
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To: kattracks
The sun didn't come up today. It's Bush's fault.

I banged my toe on my bed post last night. It's Bush's fault.

My toilet got stopped up and overflowed all over my bathroom. That's Bush's fault too.

What else can a Democrat blame on Bush?
27 posted on 08/20/2003 11:00:13 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLA TIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: kattracks
Some of the Nine Dwarves are trying to spice up their foundering presidential campaigns by blaming President Bush for the deadly bombing at the U.N.'s headquarters in Baghdad.

What is going on here? The dumbocRATs are blaming Bush (about ten posts earlier) and now this article. The media will be so screwed up with these conflicting stories, they will say there were no suicide bombings yesterday. Those stories were "fabricated" by the Bush administration to take away attention from the power outage last week.

28 posted on 08/20/2003 11:01:58 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Clone Ann Coulter, the woman sent by God)
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To: kattracks
Look for a future headline blaming President Bush for this hot summer!
29 posted on 08/20/2003 11:03:35 AM PDT by Destructor
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To: kattracks
Democrats Blame Bush...

In other breaking news, the sun came up in the east this morning.

30 posted on 08/20/2003 11:03:52 AM PDT by workerbee
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To: kattracks
About time I brought back a previous tag line...
31 posted on 08/20/2003 11:06:05 AM PDT by CedarDave (The Dems look for a shadow on the brightest day, call it the dark of night and blame George W. Bush)
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To: fml
agree----it seems that to be a Demonrat, you must hate Bush for anything and everything while professing to love our America and know what is best for the masses---if any fools vote for this scum (any and all of them) they are traitors to the United States--God Bless America, she needs all the Blessings she can get with citizens who would destroy everything we have believed in for over 200 years--Pray for our troops in foriegn lands
32 posted on 08/20/2003 11:08:26 AM PDT by cmotormac44
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To: fml
I know I do!
33 posted on 08/20/2003 11:09:46 AM PDT by mombonn (íViva Bush/Cheney!)
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To: Redwood71
These idiots don't even realize that Iraq has become the center for the war on terrorism. The terrorists, are for the first time, playing defense and protecting their home turf. Instead of planning attacks on America, they are too busy coelescing in Iraq trying to prevent a face-lift that could change their world forever. The war in Iraq is not a distraction from the war on terrorism...it has become a destraction for the terorists who must now defend the home-front. We can either fight this war in the streets of America or in their backyard. I prefer the latter. And at least this way we have a fighting chance since they are going up against the US military instead of innocent civilians. It is without doubt a bloody mess, but if we can get these terrorists in one location (Iraq) we have a better chance of solving this problem.
34 posted on 08/20/2003 11:12:11 AM PDT by cwb
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To: kattracks
Democrats blame Bush for everything. If the weather is bad, blame Bush. If the lights go out, blame Bush. So if the bad guys have the temerity to shoot back, you guessed it, blame Bush!

35 posted on 08/20/2003 11:20:05 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (The Problem With Socialism Is That You Eventually Run Out Of Other People's Money - Lady Thatcher)
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To: cwboelter
I don't completely agree with you. Terrorism is not limited to Iraq and the ones over there are not completely Iraqi defending their homeland. There are a large assortment of groups in there that do not live there, and were brought in because the Iraqi people, as a whole, do not want a war fought on their turf either. The only group gaining by this type of conflict is the Baath Party and Saddam. They have observed the Korean, Vietnamese, Balkan, Yugoslavia, Sumalia, and Haitian conflicts and they are of the opinion we will leave if we get enough headaches from them. And there seems to be a never ending amount of people willing to die for their cause (and will die).

36 posted on 08/20/2003 12:08:11 PM PDT by Redwood71
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To: KevinDavis
They're not coming from space. Most of 'em are coming through that piece of Swiss Cheese we laughingly refer to as our "southern border." Sometimes I think we'd be better off if they WERE coming from outer space.

Close the borders NOW!

37 posted on 08/20/2003 1:12:13 PM PDT by upchuck (This tag line has caused a hugh, fat, ugly page fault in module Hillary!.dll and will be shut down.)
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To: kellynla
Does this mean we can blame Bubba for the bombing of the WTC on 9/11?

This is Dem-
Some of the Nine Dwarves are trying to spice up their foundering presidential campaigns by blaming President Bush for the deadly bombing at the U.N.'s headquarters in Baghdad.

This is us<>br> He deserves the blame for everything in the period when he became Governor unitl 20 years after he and Hit leave office! He killed our Constitution.

38 posted on 08/20/2003 2:43:08 PM PDT by JustPiper (The Free Republic of America! "W" is our President !!!)
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