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Fox News Sunday Airs “What We’ve Accomplished” in Iraq Segment
MRC ^ | 5/10/04 | Brent Baker

Posted on 05/10/2004 10:16:05 AM PDT by pookie18

As promised, on Fox News Sunday, in reaction to Nightline’s April 30 listing of the names of those killed in Iraq, Chris Wallace delivered a “What We’ve Accomplished” segment on his program.

Wallace listed “ending the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein,” including “ending the systematic torture and murder of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis,” “ending the theft of billions of dollars from the Iraqi people” and “ending the threat that weapons of mass destruction will be developed and used”; Second, “quality of life” as “daily life has improved dramatically for the average Iraqi since the fall of Saddam” as “2,500 schools have been renovated, with another 800 to be finished soon” and “major progress has also been made in health care”; Third, “human rights” with “a fully functioning legal and judicial system” and freedom of speech. Plus, Iraqis now have satellite dishes, are flocking to Internet cafes, are enthralled with having private conversations on cell phones and the U.S. has done a lot to improve electricity service and clean up sewage.

For those who missed it, below is the full transcript, starting with Wallace’s explanatory introduction: “As many of you may know by now, we thought the ABC News program Nightline made a mistake last week, listing all the brave men and women who died in Iraq but without providing the context of what they died for. So we said that we would put together our own tribute, our own list of what these brave men and women have built in Iraq. “A couple of points before we begin. Some of you have written in saying that we're pushing the White House agenda. As you saw in the last segment, there are plenty of hard questions to ask about the Bush administration's policy in Iraq, and we will keep asking them. “There were also times this week when you couldn't help but wonder about putting on the good news from Iraq, as we saw those ugly pictures from inside Abu Gharib prison. But the more we thought about it, what better time to talk about what the vast majority of our troops are doing there? What better time to try to make sense of the sacrifice of the 767 men and women who have died in Iraq? We call our tribute, 'What We've Accomplished.’"

Over matching video of the scenes and events described by Wallace, he then launched the segment which lasted just short of seven minutes: “First, ending the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein. Ending the systematic torture and murder of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. Since Saddam was overthrown, investigators have found dozens of mass graves, in which more than 300,000 Iraqis were buried. Ending the theft of billions of dollars from the Iraqi people. Since 1991, Saddam built 48 palaces, at a time when his regime said it did not have the resources to build housing. And an investigation has found Saddam stole more than $11 billion from the UN's oil-for-food program. Ending the threat that weapons of mass destruction will be developed and used. Since the invasion, U.S. inspectors have not found WMD. But during its time in power, Saddam's regime manufactured chemical and biological weapons and, at one point, actively pursued nuclear weapons.” “Second, quality of life. Daily life has improved dramatically for the average Iraqi since the fall of Saddam, but it has come at a cost. These three soldiers [three pictures on screen] were killed last July while they guarded a hospital in Baquba. Under the old regime, little money was spent on education and there was no schedule for maintaining school facilities. So far, 2,500 schools have been renovated, with another 800 to be finished soon.” Young girl, through translator: “They put in electricity for us and a fan for us so we could get some air, and I say thanks to God.” Another young girl, through translator: “Before, the school was dirty and not clean, and even the bathroom was not good. This year they made a new bathroom for us, and they changed the building and painted it well.” Wallace: “What children are learning in school has also changed. Before the war the government fired teachers for not following the party line. Almost nine million new math and science textbooks have been printed and distributed. Old books were filled with pro-Saddam propaganda. And here are U.S. troops handing out knapsacks full of school supplies in Samarra [inside a schoolroom]. This just days after those four American contractors were killed and their bodies mutilated in Fallujah. “Major progress has also been made in health care. Under Saddam, the Ministry of Health spent $16 million a year. The current budget is almost $1 billion. The health care system is now open to all Iraqis, with 30 percent more people now using the facilities. Doctors, who used to get $20 a month, now earn up to $180. Modern medication such as cancer drugs are now available, something unheard of during the Saddam years. “Last Sunday, these five Navy Seabees [pictures on screen] were killed in the Sunni triangle while on assignment rebuilding schools and medical facilities for the Iraqis. “Third, human rights. Since the end of Saddam, a fully functioning legal and judicial system has been developed. More than 600 judges are working in courtrooms across the country. Iraqis charged with crimes now have rights that would have been laughed at under the old regime: the right to remain silent when they're arrested; the right to a fair, speedy and open trial; the right to a defense lawyer at all stages of the process. “Iraqis now enjoy freedom of speech. Street protests against the U.S. occupation are now routine in Baghdad, something that in the past would have earned these demonstrators imprisonment or death. There is also something approaching freedom of the press. Under Saddam, all newspapers were controlled by the government. This woman was a reporter for 27 years.” Woman: “Before, we write as they tell us to write. Now we write what we believe.” Wallace: “Now, 120 papers are being published, some of them critical of the U.S. The coalition has shut down only two papers, which it said were inciting violence.” “This is another sign of new freedom [video of people using computers]: Internet cafes. Before, few people had access to computers, fewer still to the government-monitored Internet. Now people can communicate, get information or sound off in Web blogs. “And here's more technology that was banned under Saddam Hussein: satellite dishes. Now more than one-third of Iraqi households receive news from around the world by way of these dishes. [video of dishes lining roofs] “Finally, the economy and infrastructure. There's a new currency in Iraq. Gone are those ever-present pictures of Saddam in a country that used to have two weak currencies, there is now one stable form of money. “Iraq's most important resource, oil, is showing a strong revival. Production now exceeds pre-war levels, averaging half a million barrels a day more than when Saddam was forced from power. Still, gasoline shortages have meant that U.S. soldiers often have to guard filling stations to prevent looting. Private First Class Jason Wright from the 101st Airborne Division was killed by a drive-by shooter as he protected Iraqis who were buying gas. “One crucial area that has seen solid improvement is basic utilities. After years of neglect, Iraqis have electricity for only part of the day. By this summer, the average Iraqi will have electricity for 16 hours a day, 40 percent above pre-war levels. Under Saddam, only half of the country had access to clean drinking water. Now extensive renovations of water plants have brought cleaner water to more people, almost 15 million, on a more reliable basis. “Before the war, few areas had proper sewage facilities. One example of what soldiers are doing on the ground is in Mosul, where a neighborhood was swamped with raw sewage for 17 years. The U.S. Army spent $40,000 to hire local workers, and the problem is fixed. “Improvements in the infrastructure are widespread. Here are some key examples: Baghdad airport now has 43 passenger flights a day, including regular commercial service to Jordan. And look at something as simple as phone service. Under Saddam, cell phones were a luxury, reserved only for top party and government officials. Now, more than 340,000 Iraqis have cell phones, and business is booming. “There's one other big difference: When Iraqis make a call now, they say no one is listening in. Man: “I call him now on the phone. Now we can discuss anything. We are not, I am not afraid to say anything.”

Wallace, back on the Fox News Sunday set, wrapped up: “As we struggled to put all of this together, we were astonished by all that our troops have accomplished. And we'll keep an eye out so we can update you on some of the ways our troops are making life better for so many Iraqis.”

The home page for Fox News Sunday: www.foxnews.com

CyberAlert items on on Ted Koppel’s “The Fallen” editin of Nightline: www.mediaresearch.org

And: www.mediaresearch.org


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chriswallace; fns; foxnews; goodnews; iraq; progress; rebuildingiraq

1 posted on 05/10/2004 10:16:06 AM PDT by pookie18
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To: pookie18
I saw the last half of it. It is truly amazing how far Iraq has progressed and how much the Americans have helped the Iraqi people...
2 posted on 05/10/2004 10:19:45 AM PDT by 2banana (They want to die for Islam and we want to kill them)
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To: billbears; JohnGalt; Burkeman1; u-89; ValenB4
Wallace listed “ending the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein,” including “ending the systematic torture and murder of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis,” “ending the theft of billions of dollars from the Iraqi people” and “ending the threat that weapons of mass destruction will be developed and used”; Second, “quality of life” as “daily life has improved dramatically for the average Iraqi since the fall of Saddam” as “2,500 schools have been renovated, with another 800 to be finished soon” and “major progress has also been made in health care”; Third, “human rights” with “a fully functioning legal and judicial system” and freedom of speech. Plus, Iraqis now have satellite dishes, are flocking to Internet cafes, are enthralled with having private conversations on cell phones and the U.S. has done a lot to improve electricity service and clean up sewage.

Remember when conservatives criticized Clinton for fighting a war in Bosnia for humanitarian reasons? Ah, those were the days!

3 posted on 05/10/2004 10:22:21 AM PDT by sheltonmac ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." -Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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To: sheltonmac
Bosnia was not a vital interest of this country. That was the main argument against US involvement there ("Let the Euros clean up their own messes").
4 posted on 05/10/2004 10:28:08 AM PDT by My2Cents ("Well...there you go again.")
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To: pookie18
BUMP
5 posted on 05/10/2004 10:32:49 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: sheltonmac
You must mean Kosovo. And Clinton was rightly criticized for wagging the dog, which he did. If Clinton had cared about "human rights" he would have attempted to stop the massacre in Rwanda or the slavery in Sudan. He chose to launch a war against a country that had never fired a shot at us, a country that fought with us against the Nazis and a country that was fighting for its life against Islamic narco-terrorists.

Any pretense that Clinton cared about humanitarianism is laughable.

6 posted on 05/10/2004 10:36:18 AM PDT by Deb (Democrats HATE America...there's no other explanation.)
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To: sheltonmac
Amazing how NATO didn't even give the UN a chance before transgressing its own charter. This from multilaterists Clinton & Co.
7 posted on 05/10/2004 10:38:30 AM PDT by Paul_B
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To: sheltonmac
Humanitarian effects are nice, but what you may have missed is the line below:

ending the threat that weapons of mass destruction will be developed and used
8 posted on 05/10/2004 10:43:52 AM PDT by GROOVY
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To: pookie18
Formatted Transcript:

Wallace:“As many of you may know by now, we thought the ABC News program Nightline made a mistake last week, listing all the brave men and women who died in Iraq but without providing the context of what they died for. So we said that we would put together our own tribute, our own list of what these brave men and women have built in Iraq.

“A couple of points before we begin. Some of you have written in saying that we're pushing the White House agenda. As you saw in the last segment, there are plenty of hard questions to ask about the Bush administration's policy in Iraq, and we will keep asking them.

“There were also times this week when you couldn't help but wonder about putting on the good news from Iraq, as we saw those ugly pictures from inside Abu Gharib prison. But the more we thought about it, what better time to talk about what the vast majority of our troops are doing there? What better time to try to make sense of the sacrifice of the 767 men and women who have died in Iraq? We call our tribute, 'What We've Accomplished.’"

Over matching video of the scenes and events described by Wallace, he then launched the segment which lasted just short of seven minutes:

“First, ending the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein. Ending the systematic torture and murder of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. Since Saddam was overthrown, investigators have found dozens of mass graves, in which more than 300,000 Iraqis were buried.

Ending the theft of billions of dollars from the Iraqi people. Since 1991, Saddam built 48 palaces, at a time when his regime said it did not have the resources to build housing. And an investigation has found Saddam stole more than $11 billion from the UN's oil-for-food program.

Ending the threat that weapons of mass destruction will be developed and used. Since the invasion, U.S. inspectors have not found WMD. But during its time in power, Saddam's regime manufactured chemical and biological weapons and, at one point, actively pursued nuclear weapons.”

“Second, quality of life. Daily life has improved dramatically for the average Iraqi since the fall of Saddam, but it has come at a cost. These three soldiers [three pictures on screen] were killed last July while they guarded a hospital in Baquba. Under the old regime, little money was spent on education and there was no schedule for maintaining school facilities. So far, 2,500 schools have been renovated, with another 800 to be finished soon.”

Young girl, through translator: “They put in electricity for us and a fan for us so we could get some air, and I say thanks to God.”

Another young girl, through translator: “Before, the school was dirty and not clean, and even the bathroom was not good. This year they made a new bathroom for us, and they changed the building and painted it well.”

Wallace: “What children are learning in school has also changed. Before the war the government fired teachers for not following the party line. Almost nine million new math and science textbooks have been printed and distributed. Old books were filled with pro-Saddam propaganda. And here are U.S. troops handing out knapsacks full of school supplies in Samarra [inside a schoolroom]. This just days after those four American contractors were killed and their bodies mutilated in Fallujah.

“Major progress has also been made in health care. Under Saddam, the Ministry of Health spent $16 million a year. The current budget is almost $1 billion. The health care system is now open to all Iraqis, with 30 percent more people now using the facilities. Doctors, who used to get $20 a month, now earn up to $180. Modern medication such as cancer drugs are now available, something unheard of during the Saddam years.

“Last Sunday, these five Navy Seabees [pictures on screen] were killed in the Sunni triangle while on assignment rebuilding schools and medical facilities for the Iraqis.

“Third, human rights. Since the end of Saddam, a fully functioning legal and judicial system has been developed. More than 600 judges are working in courtrooms across the country. Iraqis charged with crimes now have rights that would have been laughed at under the old regime: the right to remain silent when they're arrested; the right to a fair, speedy and open trial; the right to a defense lawyer at all stages of the process.

“Iraqis now enjoy freedom of speech. Street protests against the U.S. occupation are now routine in Baghdad, something that in the past would have earned these demonstrators imprisonment or death. There is also something approaching freedom of the press.

Under Saddam, all newspapers were controlled by the government. This woman was a reporter for 27 years.” Woman: “Before, we write as they tell us to write. Now we write what we believe.”

Wallace: “Now, 120 papers are being published, some of them critical of the U.S. The coalition has shut down only two papers, which it said were inciting violence.” “This is another sign of new freedom [video of people using computers]: Internet cafes. Before, few people had access to computers, fewer still to the government-monitored Internet. Now people can communicate, get information or sound off in Web blogs.

“And here's more technology that was banned under Saddam Hussein: satellite dishes. Now more than one-third of Iraqi households receive news from around the world by way of these dishes. [video of dishes lining roofs]

“Finally, the economy and infrastructure. There's a new currency in Iraq. Gone are those ever-present pictures of Saddam in a country that used to have two weak currencies, there is now one stable form of money.

“Iraq's most important resource, oil, is showing a strong revival. Production now exceeds pre-war levels, averaging half a million barrels a day more than when Saddam was forced from power. Still, gasoline shortages have meant that U.S. soldiers often have to guard filling stations to prevent looting. Private First Class Jason Wright from the 101st Airborne Division was killed by a drive-by shooter as he protected Iraqis who were buying gas.

“One crucial area that has seen solid improvement is basic utilities. After years of neglect, Iraqis have electricity for only part of the day. By this summer, the average Iraqi will have electricity for 16 hours a day, 40 percent above pre-war levels.

Under Saddam, only half of the country had access to clean drinking water. Now extensive renovations of water plants have brought cleaner water to more people, almost 15 million, on a more reliable basis.

“Before the war, few areas had proper sewage facilities. One example of what soldiers are doing on the ground is in Mosul, where a neighborhood was swamped with raw sewage for 17 years. The U.S. Army spent $40,000 to hire local workers, and the problem is fixed.

“Improvements in the infrastructure are widespread. Here are some key examples: Baghdad airport now has 43 passenger flights a day, including regular commercial service to Jordan.

And look at something as simple as phone service. Under Saddam, cell phones were a luxury, reserved only for top party and government officials. Now, more than 340,000 Iraqis have cell phones, and business is booming. “There's one other big difference: When Iraqis make a call now, they say no one is listening in. Man: “I call him now on the phone. Now we can discuss anything. We are not, I am not afraid to say anything.”

Wallace: “As we struggled to put all of this together, we were astonished by all that our troops have accomplished. And we'll keep an eye out so we can update you on some of the ways our troops are making life better for so many Iraqis.”

9 posted on 05/10/2004 10:45:16 AM PDT by ntnychik
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To: My2Cents
Bosnia was not a vital interest of this country. That was the main argument against US involvement there ("Let the Euros clean up their own messes").

Yes, but look at all of the "accomplishments" listed in the above post. They all have to do with our humanitarian efforts there. To speak of "ending the threat that weapons of mass destruction will be developed and used" is to overlook the fact that most supporters of the war claim that these weapons have been moved to other locations. If that's true, the that would mean they still exist and pose a threat - kind of like the nuclear devices that went missing after the fall of the Soviet Union.

10 posted on 05/10/2004 10:49:09 AM PDT by sheltonmac ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." -Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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To: Deb
He chose to launch a war against a country that had never fired a shot at us...

When did Iraq fire a shot at us? (And yes, I did mean Kosovo rather than Bosnia.)

11 posted on 05/10/2004 10:51:48 AM PDT by sheltonmac ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." -Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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To: GROOVY
Humanitarian effects are nice, but what you may have missed is the line below:

ending the threat that weapons of mass destruction will be developed and used

See post #10.

12 posted on 05/10/2004 10:53:57 AM PDT by sheltonmac ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." -Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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To: sheltonmac
Dont you remember our planes getting shot at in the no-fly zone about 3 times a week after gulf war 1.

Or doesnt that count?
13 posted on 05/10/2004 10:54:48 AM PDT by Sabretooth (I'm not SabERtooth, Im SabREtooth.)
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To: 2banana
We saw the whole segment and it was nicely and very professionally done...made you proud to be a convervative Republican American....
14 posted on 05/10/2004 10:55:09 AM PDT by smiley
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To: sheltonmac
Is your argument that because Saddam may have moved his then current stockpile of weapons of mass destruction that we should not seek to stop his capability to manufacture further stockpiles?
15 posted on 05/10/2004 10:58:28 AM PDT by GROOVY
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To: sheltonmac
You were defending Clinton. We were discussing Clinton. Clinton was the subject. Clinton was being impeached and launched a war. Bush did not.

To answer your question... Saddam shot at the American fighters patrolling the No Fly Zone EVERYDAY!!!

16 posted on 05/10/2004 11:03:55 AM PDT by Deb (Democrats HATE America...there's no other explanation.)
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To: Sabretooth
Dont you remember our planes getting shot at in the no-fly zone about 3 times a week after gulf war 1.

I very well remember this being stated any number of times on fora such as this.

However, maybe I missed it when it happened.

Would you have a reference to a DoD source, perhaps?

Thanks.

17 posted on 05/10/2004 11:05:20 AM PDT by logician2u
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To: Deb
Saddam shot at the American fighters patrolling the No Fly Zone EVERYDAY!!!

OK, maybe I'll get it from good ol' Deb.

What's your source, Deb? You seem sure.

18 posted on 05/10/2004 11:07:18 AM PDT by logician2u
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To: Deb
You were defending Clinton.

When was I defending Clinton? I was merely pointing out the fact that the same conservatives who jumped all over Clinton when he went to war for humanitarian reasons are the same conservatives who are using the humanitarian accomplishments in Iraq as justification for the war. If the main reason was to end Saddam's WMD capabilities, then nothing else should matter as far as U.S. security interests are concerned.

19 posted on 05/10/2004 11:12:58 AM PDT by sheltonmac ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." -Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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To: sheltonmac
Point well-taken.
20 posted on 05/10/2004 11:16:36 AM PDT by My2Cents ("Well...there you go again.")
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To: sheltonmac
Deb must be gone for the day. She normally replies to these kind of challenges, if only to lob an insult.

It will become apparent in a few short years, I think, that U.S. military actions in Vietnam, Panama, Bosnia, Kosovo, Somalia, Haiti, even Iraq, were precitipated by not just big lies (eminent threats to national security, potential genocide, alleged attacks on American forces) but a number of small ones as well.

It could be the small lies -- the most believable at face value, and therefore the ones few journalists waste time to examine -- which tip the scales in the public mind toward war.

I'm thinking in particular of the Saddam-9/11 connection which is still believed by a majority of Fox News viewers.

If the administration has formally dismissed it a hundred times, it's still not enough as long as Cheney says, "There can be no doubt . . ."

21 posted on 05/10/2004 11:41:18 AM PDT by logician2u
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To: logician2u
It could be the small lies -- the most believable at face value, and therefore the ones few journalists waste time to examine -- which tip the scales in the public mind toward war.

Good point.

22 posted on 05/10/2004 12:07:07 PM PDT by sheltonmac ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." -Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/07/26/us.iraq/
"Pentagon sources said this week's close call, in which a modified Iraqi surface-to-air missile exploded close enough to rattle a single-seat U.S. U-2 spy plane, is the latest of some two dozen attempts by Iraq to shoot down reconnaissance planes this year. "

http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/archive/2002/wpost111602.htm
"Iraq fired yesterday on U.S. and British warplanes patrolling a "no-fly" zone over the southern part of the country, confronting the Bush administration with its first test under the new U.N. resolution insisting Iraq disarm."

http://www.historyguy.com/no-fly_zone_war.html
"December 29, 1998
Iraqi missile batteries fired on U.S. aircraft over the northern "no-fly" zone.
The Allied warcraft returned fire and destroyed the Iraqi air-defense battery. "

That's just from the first page of a google search. Mind you, I had serious problems with the sovreignty implications of the no-fly zones to start with, but there were plenty of attacks on our planes.
23 posted on 05/10/2004 12:19:29 PM PDT by m1911
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To: 2banana
The words president Bush has said over and over, is that the Iraqis will one day be our good friends...right there in the middle of the middle East. It looks as though it will happen. A MIGHTY GUTSY move by one US president!
24 posted on 05/10/2004 12:24:01 PM PDT by BillyCrockett
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To: GROOVY
ending the threat that weapons of mass destruction will be developed and used

Didn't miss it all. I also noted that it was down the list. Since the weapons were not found either they are still a threat, meaning the troops didn't complete that mission, or they never existed in the first place as we were told in pushing for support in this latest act of the WOST

25 posted on 05/10/2004 12:24:04 PM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice.)
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To: logician2u; sheltonmac
I meant the previous post for you.
26 posted on 05/10/2004 12:25:04 PM PDT by m1911
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To: My2Cents
How Ironic! We went to Iraq based on our National Interests. Clinton went to Kosovo based on his Personal Interests. Bout sums Clinton up, doesn't it?
27 posted on 05/10/2004 12:33:32 PM PDT by johnb838 (Stand Up For Rummy!)
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To: pookie18
Even more important than the substance of this report, is the inherent fairness that it takes to run it. This is what so many of us consider balance, and it is almost absent in most press outlets.

If someone wants a reason from me why Fox news is #1, I will show them this transcript.

28 posted on 05/10/2004 12:56:23 PM PDT by lawnguy (Those who beat their swords into plow shares, are destined to be ruled by those who don't.)
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To: pookie18; Dog; Ragtime Cowgirl; boxerblues; mystery-ak; eureka!; IGOTMINE; patton; kellynla; ...
Hope you all got to see this special. Very informative, and really amazing when you look at everything accomplished.
29 posted on 05/10/2004 12:57:01 PM PDT by Coop (Freedom isn't free)
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To: johnb838
The moral of the story: Democrats only support wars meant to cover-up the misdeeds of their own Presidents.
30 posted on 05/10/2004 1:06:54 PM PDT by My2Cents ("Well...there you go again.")
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To: sheltonmac
Everyone paying attention knows WMD were used because that was the main violation of UN offenses. It was not the main reason given by Bush in his State of the Union speech. You're just parroting what has become conventional wisdom in the Democrat dominated press. Try thinking for yourself.

I repeat...Clinton went to war to wag the dog away from Monica and impeachment. At no other times did he care about human rights around the World. Let me amend that to include one other time when Clinton paid off the Congressional Black Congress for defending him during the Whitewater hearings by deposing Haitian leader General Cedros, who never fired a shot against us either, and reinstating the Marxist Aristide to power.

We also denounced him for that one.

Your point and your arguments are bogus. Clinton was and is a corrupt ex-govenor from a tiny one-party state, who accidentally became president because of the arrogance of H. Ross Perot. Bush is a man of his word, who is the only world leader to step up and attempt to do something about Islamic terrorism. Part of that included denying them a haven in Iraq (the mastermind of the first twin towers attack was Iraqi and returned there after the bombing) and financing (Saddam paid Palestinian suicide bomber's families $25,000 a piece).

31 posted on 05/10/2004 2:15:02 PM PDT by Deb (Democrats HATE America...there's no other explanation.)
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To: pookie18
thanks for posting this.

I missed the show b/c of MOther's day--I completely forgot.

Fox News should re-air it sometime. I'm sure I wasn't alone.
32 posted on 05/10/2004 2:19:37 PM PDT by proud American in Canada
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To: pookie18; Coop; Cannoneer No. 4; bert; LisaFab; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; TEXOKIE; Alamo-Girl; ...

Thanks for the post, pookie18.

Thanks for the ping, Coop.

Press has us so well trained we celebrate when one American news outlet reports the truth and honors our brave troops.

It's a beginning...

Thank goodness for FoxNews.

Successes of our troops are on record - readily available to anyone in the press (and the public)
through the net....

....over a year's worth - and many precious lives' ago.

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As promised, on Fox News Sunday, in reaction to Nightline’s April 30 listing of the names of those killed in Iraq, Chris Wallace delivered a “What We’ve Accomplished” segment on his program.

For the troops (ammo for the culture war - stubborn facts), ping!


33 posted on 05/10/2004 2:20:18 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: logician2u
Rumsfeld. Are you kidding?
34 posted on 05/10/2004 2:27:28 PM PDT by Deb (Democrats HATE America...there's no other explanation.)
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To: All
It lasted at total of 8 minutes.
15 minutes on Iraq prisoner abuse on 1st
Rest of time devoted to bashing the administration.
35 posted on 05/10/2004 2:44:16 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (FOX, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC The alphabet liberal media who cover up Hanoi Kerry's Viet Nam past.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Thanks for the ping! Meanwhile we have the "Mainstream Media " making these kinds of charges:

Editor of LA Times... Fox News is pseudo-journalism

36 posted on 05/10/2004 2:47:55 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Good News Bump
37 posted on 05/10/2004 3:20:33 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Time is just nature's way to keep everything from happening at once.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
We are winning ~ the bad guys are losing ~ trolls, terrorists, democrats and the mainstream media are sad ~ very sad!

~~ Bush/Cheney 2004 ~~

38 posted on 05/10/2004 3:50:31 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Bump!
39 posted on 05/10/2004 11:55:08 PM PDT by windchime (Podesta about Bush: "He's got four years to try to undo all the stuff we've done." (TIME-1/22/01))
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To: logician2u
I heard it on the news.They would target us with radar lock on...it happened often.Sometimes they fired.
40 posted on 05/11/2004 12:37:50 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: Michael81Dus
Ping
41 posted on 05/11/2004 3:40:54 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: sheltonmac
I do not believe that the humanitarian efforts in Iraq are a justification for the war - just as the humanitarian efforts in Germany were not. The war was justified based on the threat Iraq posed to the world and Saddam's flagrant violations of the cease fire pacts after Gulf War I.

The point made by Fox is that the efforts currently underway are successes which the mainstream media refuses to cover by instead concentrating on body counts and all things negative.
42 posted on 05/11/2004 3:50:17 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (A vote for JF'nK is a vote for Peace in our Time!)
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To: MEG33
Now that sounds better! Thanks.
43 posted on 05/11/2004 4:00:01 AM PDT by Michael81Dus
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To: Michael81Dus
Even our media doesn't know the good parts. "If it bleeds..it leads" What's exciting about new school openings?
44 posted on 05/11/2004 4:09:28 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: MEG33
BTTT
45 posted on 05/12/2004 4:42:39 AM PDT by Coop (Freedom isn't free)
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To: BillyCrockett
The words president Bush has said over and over, is that the Iraqis will one day be our good friends...right there in the middle of the middle East. It looks as though it will happen.

You are being sarcastic, right?

46 posted on 05/12/2004 4:49:05 AM PDT by sakic
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