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Bremer leaves Iraq suddenly...
Drudge/Yahoo ^ | Reuters

Posted on 11/11/2003 8:09:35 AM PST by ClintonBeGone

U.S. governor, Paul Bremer, has left for Washington at short notice and canceled a meeting on Tuesday with visiting Polish Prime Minister Leszek Miller, the Polish delegation said.

Officials in the U.S.-led administration had no immediate comment on Bremer's trip to Washington


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bremer; iraq; saddam
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Hmmm. Wonder if they've captured Saddam?
1 posted on 11/11/2003 8:09:36 AM PST by ClintonBeGone
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To: ClintonBeGone
Optimist.
2 posted on 11/11/2003 8:11:03 AM PST by Huck
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To: Huck
that's putting it lightly.
3 posted on 11/11/2003 8:11:50 AM PST by oceanview
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To: ClintonBeGone
They've captured Saddam, or Bremer's tenure is up.
4 posted on 11/11/2003 8:13:12 AM PST by rs79bm (Insert Democratic principles and ideals here: .............this space intentionally left blank.....)
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To: rs79bm
Why would Bremer leave if they captured Saddam?
5 posted on 11/11/2003 8:14:52 AM PST by Yohan
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To: Huck
What else could be so pressing to blow off a meeting with one of the countries (Poland) that has or will contribute the extra troops you so badly need?
6 posted on 11/11/2003 8:15:01 AM PST by ClintonBeGone
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To: Yohan
Why would Bremer leave if they captured Saddam?

Personal consultation with the CIC.

7 posted on 11/11/2003 8:16:14 AM PST by ClintonBeGone
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To: ClintonBeGone
Family emergency?
8 posted on 11/11/2003 8:16:32 AM PST by nuffsenuff
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To: nuffsenuff
I'm praying for the optimist's scenerio.
9 posted on 11/11/2003 8:17:10 AM PST by Quilla
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To: ClintonBeGone
Posted nearly an hour ago : Here on FR

:)

10 posted on 11/11/2003 8:17:23 AM PST by Brian S
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To: nuffsenuff
Somethings up. Notce the media really isn't covering this. Given their desire to brig us bad news, I am guessing they don't want to dig too deep on this story.
11 posted on 11/11/2003 8:18:28 AM PST by ClintonBeGone
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To: Quilla
Me too. But I try not to get excited much.

12 posted on 11/11/2003 8:18:48 AM PST by nuffsenuff
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To: ClintonBeGone
Something big is up.

There is no way Bush will cave and fire him. He has never done that in the past and I don't believe he will in the future.

Could be some inteligence or proof of WMD. We will just have to wait and see.

I doubt it is Sadam. That would leak out.
13 posted on 11/11/2003 8:18:52 AM PST by ImphClinton
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To: ClintonBeGone
Sounds to me like there's been a change in plans.

I think American forces are in great hands so long as Bush and Rumsfeld are around.

14 posted on 11/11/2003 8:19:00 AM PST by thinktwice ("Thinking is man's only basic virtue, from which all the others proceed." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Brian S
Thanks. Different source, different headline :(
15 posted on 11/11/2003 8:19:48 AM PST by ClintonBeGone
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To: ImphClinton
I am listening to the Tom Marr show in Baltimore just caught something he said--that Bush is going to speak?
16 posted on 11/11/2003 8:20:12 AM PST by biss5577
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To: biss5577
I am listening to the Tom Marr show in Baltimore just caught something he said--that Bush is going to speak?

Is this a good 'uh-oh' or a bad 'uh-oh'?

17 posted on 11/11/2003 8:21:06 AM PST by Snowy (Annoy a lib -> Work hard, earn money, and be happy!)
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To: Snowy
The suspense is killing me.
18 posted on 11/11/2003 8:22:00 AM PST by nuffsenuff
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To: biss5577
Please keep us FReepers in hell**, er, at work updated. Thanks!
19 posted on 11/11/2003 8:22:09 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("There are worse things than crucifixion...There are teeth.")
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To: Snowy
Don't know; just caught the end of the sentence--"And as we wait for Pres Bush to speak....."
20 posted on 11/11/2003 8:22:13 AM PST by biss5577
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To: Snowy
that Bush is going to speak?

Isn't he at Arlington right now?

21 posted on 11/11/2003 8:22:26 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: ClintonBeGone
Probably related to the the General who says they're gonna start cracking down if the bombings don't stop.
22 posted on 11/11/2003 8:22:30 AM PST by r9etb
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To: ImphClinton
There is no way Bush will cave and fire him.

I agree. This guy has better job security than anyone reading this. It's silly for that to even be suggested. The minute he would be fired, the 9 candidates for president would jump all over Bush for admitting he's failing in Iraq.

23 posted on 11/11/2003 8:22:56 AM PST by ClintonBeGone
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To: RandallFlagg
Please keep us FReepers in hell**, er, at work updated. Thanks!

Yes, please. No showers in this building, so I will go 'powder my nose'.

24 posted on 11/11/2003 8:23:13 AM PST by Snowy (Annoy a lib -> Work hard, earn money, and be happy!)
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To: r9etb
You think Bremer, being a State guy, is upset about the Generals comments?
25 posted on 11/11/2003 8:23:30 AM PST by nuffsenuff
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To: Semper Paratus
He is speaking from Arlington--my guess is that to honor our veterans.
26 posted on 11/11/2003 8:24:11 AM PST by biss5577
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To: Semper Paratus
Isn't he at Arlington right now?

Yes. They were showing that on TV before some trial verdict in Texas was announced. I find it odd that they would interupt a radio show for the President's comments unless it was something more than a Veteran's day speech.

27 posted on 11/11/2003 8:24:27 AM PST by ClintonBeGone
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To: ClintonBeGone
Ran out of quarters maybe?


28 posted on 11/11/2003 8:24:27 AM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: ClintonBeGone
Resignation? Ask for a raise? I don't know. Your idea is very optimistic. I was sarcastically pointing that out as if it's a bad thing. It's not bad to be optimistic. People like optimists. Out of all the things it could be, your supposition is way over on the optimist side.
29 posted on 11/11/2003 8:24:41 AM PST by Huck
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To: ClintonBeGone
Maybe he's got stomach pain and wants to see American doctors.
30 posted on 11/11/2003 8:25:48 AM PST by Huck
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To: Quilla
I'm praying for the optimist's scenerio.

So am I. How great it would be if they announced that Saddam had been captured on Veteran's Day!

31 posted on 11/11/2003 8:26:32 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: ClintonBeGone
On C-span
32 posted on 11/11/2003 8:26:43 AM PST by theriotcat
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To: Huck
Out of all the things it could be, your supposition is way over on the optimist side.

Well. . .thanks. I think. :) I think its either good news, or no news here. I wasn't even thinking 'bad' news. Of course, I guess that depends on what 'bad' news is. Is bad news finding WMD? Is bad news that 5 soldiers were wounded in a firefight that lead to the capture of Sadaam? I don't know. Life's just weird sometimes. Its all in how you look at it.

33 posted on 11/11/2003 8:27:11 AM PST by ClintonBeGone
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You think Bremer, being a State guy, is upset about the Generals comments?

No, I think there's probably some consultation involved to flesh out the details and limits on what "cracking down" means. Bremer has at least as big a stake in it as the military guys do. Wouldn't surprise me if some of the military brass have been called back, too.

34 posted on 11/11/2003 8:27:15 AM PST by r9etb
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To: ClintonBeGone
Hmmm. Wonder if they've captured Saddam?

Or he could be a target of plot

I'm hoping it's about Saddam's capture

35 posted on 11/11/2003 8:27:49 AM PST by Mo1
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To: ClintonBeGone
I can't imagine Bush is asking for his resignation, especially not in such a public way. If Bremer was to step down, it would be for the good old "family reasons," and they would not be so foolish as to blow off a meeting with the Poles to call Bremer on the carpet in D.C.
36 posted on 11/11/2003 8:28:08 AM PST by diamondjoe
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To: Huck
Maybe he's got stomach pain and wants to see American doctors.

Um, we have American doctors over there. :)

37 posted on 11/11/2003 8:28:58 AM PST by ClintonBeGone
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To: theriotcat
soros just gave dean five billion dollars...lol
38 posted on 11/11/2003 8:29:10 AM PST by iBillDavis
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To: Mo1
Tom Arnot (SP?) was on hardball last night interviewing a general in Baghdad---he said that he was targeted.
39 posted on 11/11/2003 8:29:40 AM PST by biss5577
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To: r9etb
With Gen. Abizaids comments in mind, this unscheduled trip does sound like there is definitely something big on the horizon.

The suspense is killing me.
40 posted on 11/11/2003 8:30:01 AM PST by nuffsenuff
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To: ClintonBeGone
I wasn't even thinking 'bad' news.

There's a word for that, you know. It's called optimism ;-) It's a good thing.

41 posted on 11/11/2003 8:30:44 AM PST by Huck
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To: Huck
Bremer is doing a great job. Its Sanchez who should be fired. If Bremer resigns, that is a major blow to Bush and the overall effort in Iraq.
42 posted on 11/11/2003 8:31:05 AM PST by oceanview
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To: nuffsenuff
As this hits the news Administration comments or lack of comments will be a clue.
43 posted on 11/11/2003 8:31:41 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: biss5577
you mean Bremer is targeted by the terrorists? well, that is hardly news, but maybe they had some intel that indicated an attempt to kill Bremer was imminent.
44 posted on 11/11/2003 8:32:25 AM PST by oceanview
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To: oceanview
Sorry, I meant the General.
45 posted on 11/11/2003 8:33:13 AM PST by biss5577
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To: ClintonBeGone
Captured? Unearthed pieces maybe... Just curious though, how come they never even captured any of the two dozen Saddamm look-a-likes?
46 posted on 11/11/2003 8:33:29 AM PST by Hatteras (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: biss5577
Tom Arnot (SP?) was on hardball last night interviewing a general in Baghdad---he said that he was targeted.

I saw that interview too .. Our Troops really need our prayers

47 posted on 11/11/2003 8:33:56 AM PST by Mo1
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To: Hatteras
the fate of all the "doubles" has been one of those un-asked, un-answered questions, along with many others.
48 posted on 11/11/2003 8:35:17 AM PST by oceanview
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To: ClintonBeGone
Why would Bremer leave if they captured Saddam? Personal consultation with the CIC.

I don't see it. Bremer could give Sec Rumsfeld/Dubya the good news via a secure call, and not blow off a meeting with a key ally.

49 posted on 11/11/2003 8:35:26 AM PST by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: ClintonBeGone
the iraqi war spins out of control
50 posted on 11/11/2003 8:36:42 AM PST by iBillDavis
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