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ABC: Bush officials support Obama’s account that he didn’t try to undermine negotiations with Iraq
Hot Air via LGF ^ | 9/19/08 | Allahpundit

Posted on 09/19/2008 2:19:33 PM PDT by zimfam007

"...Two officials of the Bush administration say that if Obama had done what the Post story asserted – which they believe to be untrue – U.S. Ambassador Crocker and embassy officials attending the meeting would have ensured that the Bush administration heard about it immediately. If such an incident occurred in front of officials of the Bush administration, it would have constituted a foreign policy breach and would have been front-page huge news; it would not have leaked out two months later in an op-ed column..."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bogusstory; foreignpolicy; islam; mccainpalin08; mohammedanism; obamabiden; obamasbigadventure; obamavisit; roguestatedept; unnamedsources; unsourcedstory; zebari
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1 posted on 09/19/2008 2:19:33 PM PDT by zimfam007
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To: zimfam007

yeah OK we got it...*wink wink*


2 posted on 09/19/2008 2:20:37 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: zimfam007
If such an incident occurred in front of officials of the Bush administration, it would have constituted a foreign policy breach and would have been front-page huge news.

Only in the National Enquirer....

3 posted on 09/19/2008 2:20:45 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: zimfam007

If true, then it’s more proof that W is the worst partisan leader ever.


4 posted on 09/19/2008 2:21:11 PM PDT by KingSnorky
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To: zimfam007

Obama was quoted saying he did this in a NYT article this past summer.


5 posted on 09/19/2008 2:21:19 PM PDT by Carling (I'm a Typical White Person)
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To: zimfam007

“embassy officials attending the meeting would have ensured that the Bush administration heard about it immediately.”

lol State


6 posted on 09/19/2008 2:21:21 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Carling

So either Obama did it and is a traitor or he didn’t do it and is a liar.


8 posted on 09/19/2008 2:23:21 PM PDT by LetsRok
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To: zimfam007

Yeah, a “State Dept” rep is going to rat out Obama. He probably put him up to it. Also, exactly why would the Iraqi minister make that up.


9 posted on 09/19/2008 2:23:44 PM PDT by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: zimfam007

Naturally they don’t say who these two “officials” are.


10 posted on 09/19/2008 2:23:53 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: zimfam007

Unnamed sources?


11 posted on 09/19/2008 2:23:53 PM PDT by scratcher
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To: zimfam007

Screw the new tone... a premise that I will not miss and never support!

LLS


12 posted on 09/19/2008 2:23:56 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except when it comes to dims!)
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To: Carling
And his campaign's statement on this confirmed it. So, here we have W calling the Iraqi Prime Minister a liar. Nice.
13 posted on 09/19/2008 2:24:25 PM PDT by Heartland Mom (The Presidency is not an entry-level position.)
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To: zimfam007

How disappointing...


14 posted on 09/19/2008 2:25:13 PM PDT by Jay Thomas (A DUmmie I ain't)
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To: Heartland Mom

bttt


15 posted on 09/19/2008 2:25:20 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: j_k_l

No sources for the story dumbass.


16 posted on 09/19/2008 2:25:35 PM PDT by scratcher
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To: Carling

Can you get the article?


17 posted on 09/19/2008 2:25:40 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (McCAIN/PALIN...THE CHANGE AMERICANS REALLY WANT—OBAMA..THE CHANGE THE WORLD'S TERRORISTS WANT)
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To: Doogle

BS!


18 posted on 09/19/2008 2:26:34 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (McCAIN/PALIN...THE CHANGE AMERICANS REALLY WANT—OBAMA..THE CHANGE THE WORLD'S TERRORISTS WANT)
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To: zimfam007

whatever! Sandy Burglar got away scot free. Why not Obama.


19 posted on 09/19/2008 2:26:56 PM PDT by sappy
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To: Doogle

Not you Doogle, sorry.

BS to these POS that says it’s untrue.


20 posted on 09/19/2008 2:27:36 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (McCAIN/PALIN...THE CHANGE AMERICANS REALLY WANT—OBAMA..THE CHANGE THE WORLD'S TERRORISTS WANT)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

got it first time...*LOL*


21 posted on 09/19/2008 2:28:30 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: KingSnorky

Let’s review..... this is the administration that refused to investigate all the Clintonian shenanigans and illegal activity and in fact honored Clinton and the official Mrs. in the White House while they had been back-stabbing him at every opportunity. Now of course the Barak/Biden team is already planning to prosecute Bush and company for alleged transgressions without any proof of this.
I used to think Bush was just magnanamous and liked to stay above the fray to show his statemanship...now I believe it’s just political naievete. Amazing that the only republican with gonads turns out to have ovaries!


22 posted on 09/19/2008 2:29:08 PM PDT by Froggie
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To: LibLieSlayer

indeed.. unnamed source... how many times have we seen the MSM using ‘unnamed source’ to pop up the credibility of their story?

I’m sicked an tired of GW Bush anyway - he is a liberal in disguise, because he loves to protect the libs who would slash his throat. He protect the libs who ran down the corporation by bailing out these stupid companies one after another.

I agree with Savage, GW Bush is a socialist for the rich.


23 posted on 09/19/2008 2:29:35 PM PDT by FreeFromLiberalizm
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To: Heartland Mom
...here we have W calling the Iraqi Prime Minister a liar...

Key word in the article" "Bush Officials" ... this includes his cooks, the groundskeeper, and the quislings in the State Department. Most likely the latter.

Of course to put this issue to bed, Mr. Bush should just put out an official statement that describes the facts. But he won't ... since it most likely will contain damning remarks about Mr. Obama, and we can't do anything that might digress from setting that 'new tone' in Washington.

24 posted on 09/19/2008 2:31:27 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Froggie

What you said!


25 posted on 09/19/2008 2:34:03 PM PDT by Crawdad (Joe Biden- the Fredo Corleone of the Democrat Party)
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To: zimfam007

Bush is really joke. Maybe he can go out with his father and give another murdering communist a liberty medal. It would be a huge stretch to assume Bush would be competent enough to know if his policy was being undermined.


26 posted on 09/19/2008 2:34:42 PM PDT by John Robie
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To: El Cid
“Key word in the article” “Bush Officials” ... this includes his cooks, the groundskeeper, and the quislings in the State Department. Most likely the latter.”

That's why they don't name names. This story has no credibility.

27 posted on 09/19/2008 2:34:51 PM PDT by scratcher
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To: zimfam007
Someone get the quote of the nObama spokesHole stating that HE DID say it! The spokesHole really stepped in it, if this is what they get Lugar to come out and say.

THAT SHOULD BE THE BIGGER STORY NOW!

28 posted on 09/19/2008 2:34:54 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (OBAMA: He was a flop before he became a flipper.)
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To: zimfam007

More anonymous sources. Zzzzzzzzzzz.


29 posted on 09/19/2008 2:35:30 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: zimfam007

To many “ifs” in the article. Still leaves things wide open on the subject.


30 posted on 09/19/2008 2:35:30 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Doogle
Yeah, Bush would have handled this breach with the same testosterone laced response to the CLinton's trashing of the White House on their way out....

President Pollyanna

31 posted on 09/19/2008 2:37:31 PM PDT by SENTINEL (SGT USMC COMBAT VET.)
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To: zimfam007

The W “new tone,” or “let the Dems win,” kept the Clintonistas out of prison and removed the GOP from the congressional majority.
Other than the WOT,the W legacy will be judged by history as the most incompetent since Jimmy Carter and the most damaging since LBJ.Give me BJs in the Oval Office anyday!

Will there be any America left for the future President Palin to save?


32 posted on 09/19/2008 2:38:14 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Yeltsin was the comedy relief between two evil bastards.")
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To: zimfam007
Since the story could not be sourced I will assume this is just another hit piece attempting to prop up the Muzzie.
33 posted on 09/19/2008 2:40:09 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: scratcher
Unnamed sources?

That's a dead giveaway, ain't it?

You need someone who is actually going to go on the record.

34 posted on 09/19/2008 2:40:47 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: zimfam007
Here's my big problem with stories like this. 1. There are no names to refer to in regard to these two, count them, two unnamed sources. 2. The bogus way that two, count them two, represents an entire collective group cracks me up. This is similar to skewed bias polling when a new article says... CONSERVATIVE WOMAN ABANDON McCain PALIN.. The heading is so highly misleading when you read the actual story and find out 1 count it, 1 conservative woman was interviewed and said she would be voting Obama so suddenly all conservative women are abandoning McCain. I swear the Media and all those related are so out of control in this election they are absolutely useless. Until Bush himself comes out saying how he feels about this I'm not allowing two, count them, two un named sources to define his thoughts on this. Especially when this is coming from ABC
35 posted on 09/19/2008 2:42:12 PM PDT by cosmic_me (Stop picking your nose. People are watching.)
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To: zimfam007

I guess these two Bush officials had their ears against the wall listening to a private conversation between Maliki and Obama.


36 posted on 09/19/2008 2:42:33 PM PDT by Ben Reyes (Obama - The ME-TOO Candidate)
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To: zimfam007

I don’t think Bush is always on the ball, but let’s give him a break. This is a bogus story, based on two “anonymous Bush officials,” i.e., absolutely any of the millions of people working in the government.

If it wasn’t entirely made up by the writer of this story.


37 posted on 09/19/2008 2:42:50 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: zimfam007
"If such an incident occurred in front of officials of the Bush administration,...."

LOL, and if it DIDN'T? What then..moron!

38 posted on 09/19/2008 2:43:02 PM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: zimfam007
Compassionate Conservatism in action.

The president has never yet missed a chance to take the side of those who hate him and belittle him and he isn't about to start now.

Of course, he doesn't actually know what was said or not said by Obama.

His normally incompetent State Department officials do not know what was said or not said outside of their presence.

But in making this asinine statement he has definitely removed any possibility of this issue working in McCain's favor.

It seems that whenever the opportunity has been presented President Bush has done what he can to hinder the Republcans in this election.

39 posted on 09/19/2008 2:43:56 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Alaskan landscape is littered with the bodies of those who have crossed Sarah Palin)
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To: zimfam007

This is ridiculous. Is Bush intentionally hurting America or does he really have such low life officials? Sounds like Bush officials are calling the Iraqi leader a liar. Obama admitted what he said so he would be a liar too?


40 posted on 09/19/2008 2:44:26 PM PDT by nclaurel (I think therefore I vote Republican.)
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To: Heartland Mom

We have “Bush administration officials”, not W. Are the officials even named in this piece?


41 posted on 09/19/2008 2:56:49 PM PDT by Carling (I'm a Typical White Person)
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To: Carling
We have “Bush administration officials”, not W. Are the officials even named in this piece?

Of course not, but why should that FACT get in the way of a little Bush bashing. 

42 posted on 09/19/2008 3:03:06 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: LibLieSlayer
Screw the new tone... a premise that I will not miss and never support!

The price we Americans pay for the elite Bush's noblesse will be far above most of our paygrades.

Have Killer Ted Kennnedy over for popcorn and a movie before he croaks. Hell, "Dubya," you did it before-- why not now? Hmm?

43 posted on 09/19/2008 3:15:35 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: zimfam007

The State Dept. is Bill Clinton’s, so I guess we can trust them.


44 posted on 09/19/2008 3:23:20 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: zimfam007
It’s possible, Obama advisers believe, that either Zebari or columnist Taheri confused the Strategic Framework Agreement, which Obama feels should be reviewed by Congress, with the Status of Forces Agreement, which Obama says the Bush administration should negotiate with the Iraqis as soon as possible.

Taheri cleared that up beyond all doubt. Obama had to be talking about both since one can't exist without the other.

Two officials of the Bush administration say ...

Anonymous sources = no sources.

45 posted on 09/19/2008 3:23:40 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: zimfam007

This shouldn’t be surprising. Bush has always tried to place nice to Democrats, while they nibbled at his knees.

After the Clinton’s trashed the white house leaving, he just quietly had all repaired or replaced, no complaints.

He has yet to really stand against them and they see this as his weakness.


46 posted on 09/19/2008 4:00:14 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: TigersEye

this is a sad attempt by the MSM to squelch the treason story


47 posted on 09/19/2008 4:03:42 PM PDT by Pacothecat
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To: zimfam007

Two people who want to keep their jobs when the new President comes in. I’m betting they are Clinton hold-overs that Bush never dealt with.

Nice. Two losers who undermine Iraqi government officials.


48 posted on 09/19/2008 4:39:27 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Obama campaign activist illegally hacked Palin's email system for political reasons.)
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To: LetsRok

His spokesperson issued an outraged non-statement about it not specifically denying it.

He did it and is trying to spin it.

If you liked Clinton’s parsing of words, Obama has him beat.


49 posted on 09/19/2008 4:41:11 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Obama campaign activist illegally hacked Palin's email system for political reasons.)
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To: mabelkitty

How would these guys even know what Obama did or didn’t do? Were they there when the conversation took place? Or, is this just another part of the ever changing meta narrative that is Barack Obama’s political career?


50 posted on 09/19/2008 4:46:10 PM PDT by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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