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Bush says open to suggestions on Iraq
Reuters ^ | November 9 2006

Posted on 11/09/2006 9:01:04 AM PST by jmc1969

President George W. Bush, signaling a more conciliatory approach after suffering electoral losses this week, said on Thursday he was "open to any idea or suggestion" on the Iraq war.

The incoming Democratic-controlled Congress is expected to exert more pressure on Bush for a course correction in Iraq amid rising U.S. casualties and violence.

"I'm open to any idea or suggestion that will help us achieve our goals of defeating the terrorists and ensuring that Iraq's democratic government succeeds," Bush said in a Rose Garden appearance with members of his Cabinet.

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To: AdamSelene235
I think it is you who are confused. The electorate has just spoken and they want us out, honorably, from Iraq. Get used to what I am suggesting - 'cause that is much more likely to be what happens than for us to kill more people and break more things.

There were no WMD's. That was a blow to our reasoning for going in there. Now the voters are very unhappy with our young men and women dying over there and no end in sight.

Americans do not like war. They want it over with with the least amount of casualites and damage. The people rule in America and what needs to happen in Iraq is not more killing - but working with the Iraqis realistically - with respect toward who they are - with the goal of leaving them with a system that will not be a breeding ground for terrorists and is a better place than the one we invaded.

51 posted on 11/09/2006 11:39:22 AM PST by Sunsong
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To: Sunsong
The people rule in America and what needs to happen in Iraq is not more killing - but working with the Iraqis realistically - with respect toward who they are - with the goal of leaving them with a system that will not be a breeding ground for terrorists and is a better place than the one we invaded.

What color is the sky in your world? Iraq is not going to turn into Sweden. Its future is one of civil war, genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Sunni population.

52 posted on 11/09/2006 11:44:23 AM PST by AdamSelene235 (Truth has become so rare and precious she is always attended to by a bodyguard of lies.)
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To: MadIvan
[ He should phrase it more sharply. He should say that "It is clear the American public have an interest in the policies and plans of the Democrats. Very well then, I am open to hearing their plans for how we can best resolve the Iraq situation. Let them present their ideas and let's discuss the benefits and drawbacks openly." ]

Exactly.. Ivan.. and more he "could" develop some TV footage on the conversations.. C-Span whatever.. Even an "investigation" into efficient strategies.. on whats to be done in Iraq and the mideast generally..

Theres got to be some democrats that would attend and display their total Moonbat tactics.. With Bush in charge the adults could "spank" them fully and with prejudice..

53 posted on 11/09/2006 11:50:07 AM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperboles)
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To: jmc1969

Here's a suggestion: Take the gloves off and request Al-Sadr's head by sundown.


54 posted on 11/09/2006 11:55:42 AM PST by Azzurri
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To: hosepipe
Exactly.. Ivan.. and more he "could" develop some TV footage on the conversations.. C-Span whatever.. Even an "investigation" into efficient strategies.. on whats to be done in Iraq and the mideast generally.. Theres got to be some democrats that would attend and display their total Moonbat tactics.. With Bush in charge the adults could "spank" them fully and with prejudice..

Bush would have to have someone stand in for him as he incapable of communicating effectively or thinking on his feet. At best, he can stumble through a script prepared for him by a speech writer but when he speaks freely he comes across as confused and incompetent.

Surely you've noticed this by now.

55 posted on 11/09/2006 11:57:02 AM PST by AdamSelene235 (Truth has become so rare and precious she is always attended to by a bodyguard of lies.)
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To: Sunsong

People are fed up with seeing American soldiers in a 'politically correct' war. We see the neccessity for war at times and don't shrink from it. But, pc wars are wasteful of lives and money.


56 posted on 11/09/2006 12:01:14 PM PST by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: AdamSelene235
[ Bush would have to have someone stand in for him as he incapable of communicating effectively or thinking on his feet. ]

Right Ari Fleisher would be good..

57 posted on 11/09/2006 12:04:07 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperboles)
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To: AdamSelene235
The people rule in America and what needs to happen in Iraq is not more killing - but working with the Iraqis realistically - with respect toward who they are - with the goal of leaving them with a system that will not be a breeding ground for terrorists and is a better place than the one we invaded.

There is nothing in that statement that says Iraq is like Sweden. It says, specifically, that we need to respect who the Iraqis are. We need to respect their mentality, their beliefs, their attitudes, their culture etc

It may be that three semi-autonomous regions under a loose federal system [if something can be figured out to do with Baghdad] is a good way to go. Each region must be safe and secure and all Iraqis need to benefit from the oil money.

But it is not helpful for us to do more killing or breaking of things.

58 posted on 11/09/2006 12:10:53 PM PST by Sunsong
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To: monkeywrench
People are fed up with seeing American soldiers in a 'politically correct' war. We see the neccessity for war at times and don't shrink from it. But, pc wars are wasteful of lives and money.

I am not talking about a politically correct war. I am talking about common sense. It does us no good to try and pretend that the Iraqis want the kind of society we want. They don't. They hate each other. We should have been factoring that in from the beginning.

And you are wrong, anyway, about what people want. The electorate has just spoken and they want Iraq solved...soon!

59 posted on 11/09/2006 12:15:18 PM PST by Sunsong
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To: Sunsong
We need to respect their mentality, their beliefs, their attitudes, their culture etc

One of their strongly held beliefs is that several million of their countrymen need to die immediately.

It may be that three semi-autonomous regions under a loose federal system [if something can be figured out to do with Baghdad] is a good way to go. Each region must be safe and secure and all Iraqis need to benefit from the oil money.

That's nice. Lemme guess, Americans get to do all the heavy lifting.

But it is not helpful for us to do more killing or breaking of things.

We don't have to. All we have to do is respect their mentality, their beliefs, their attitudes, their culture and they will do all the killing for us.

60 posted on 11/09/2006 12:16:30 PM PST by AdamSelene235 (Truth has become so rare and precious she is always attended to by a bodyguard of lies.)
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To: AdamSelene235
We don't have to. All we have to do is respect their mentality, their beliefs, their attitudes, their culture and they will do all the killing for us.

Is that what you really value? Killing?

61 posted on 11/09/2006 12:19:26 PM PST by Sunsong
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To: jmc1969

Just two questions.

Are we going to accept millions of "boat people" like we did after Vietnam?

How about all the millions who will be slaughtered like they were in Cambodia?


62 posted on 11/09/2006 12:32:58 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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