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BUSH SHOULD PUT UP OR SHUTUP ON IRAQ!

Posted on 03/06/2003 2:00:13 PM PST by BJR

This Bush supporter is about to turn. For months we have heard all the valid reasons for ridding thEE world of Sadam Hussein, over and over and over again. Tonight, the word is that Bush will answer press questions on Iraq and, yet again, assure us all that no decision on war has been made. Great! The markets can continue to collapse, anti-war demonstrations go on, Bush's re-elect poll numbers plummet and Wart Hog Helen gets to ridicule Bush some more.

Well I've had it with Bush. The guy really isn't very smart afterall. And that guy Powell of his has actually done the impossible by making Madeleine Albright look competent in comparison. Bush discarded good advice from experts and get's snookered by Powell into going thru the UN, then watches as the French snooker Powell. And the US now has the humiliating task of begging the likes of Angola and Cameroon for approval to defend the country from horrendous attacks. In the meantime, Powell says we can't talk to North Korea as if just talking was synonymous with re-negotiating an agreement. As a result, Korea may start a war and the US foreign policy is the laughing stock of the world.

Enough is enough! Bush should fire Colin Powell, shutup and stay holed up in the white house until he is actually ready to act as tough as he talks. Come out only to announce the invasion of Iraq or its successful disarming by the UN, whichever comes first.


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1 posted on 03/06/2003 2:00:13 PM PST by BJR
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To: BJR
You are so wrong on so many different levels it is not even funny..........
2 posted on 03/06/2003 2:01:51 PM PST by cmsgop ( Arby's says no more Horsey Sauce for Scott Ritter !!!!)
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To: BJR
And the older bull said to the young one: "Son, why don't we just walk down there and....."
3 posted on 03/06/2003 2:02:32 PM PST by eureka! (Rats Lie)
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To: BJR
Look in the dictionary under the word "Patience." You need some.
4 posted on 03/06/2003 2:02:32 PM PST by justshutupandtakeit ( Its time to trap some RATS)
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To: BJR
Maybe Bush did not think those reasons were so valid after all. But relax, in the end, as you will see, prestige is a good enough reason to go to war in post-Christian America.

5 posted on 03/06/2003 2:03:46 PM PST by JohnGalt
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To: BJR
Count backwards from ten, breath a few times into a paper bag, and cut back on the caffiene. Then, look at the details - we don't have all our forces in place yet, so Bush can afford to dabble over in the U.N. - when the time comes, we'll act - decisively, and in a manner that makes the U.N., the euroweenies and the lefties all look like the idiots they truly are.
6 posted on 03/06/2003 2:04:11 PM PST by dirtboy (The Pentagon thinks they can create TIA when they can't even keep track of their own contractors)
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To: BJR
Who care what you think about Bush; vote for Nader next time and post on the DU. Get enough negativity from Peter Jennings.
7 posted on 03/06/2003 2:04:15 PM PST by Porterville (Screw the grammar, full posting ahead.)
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To: BJR
I agree with one part: He does not need to answer question today! He has answered all the questions already! Speaking anymore will just confuse simple-minded people like Martin Sheen and Susan Sarandon.

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

8 posted on 03/06/2003 2:04:32 PM PST by American Soldier
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To: American Soldier
Edit: He does not need to answer questions today.
9 posted on 03/06/2003 2:05:10 PM PST by American Soldier
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To: BJR
Don't do it, BJR. You ought to have more faith in the integrity and character of President Bush and his administration. I am absolutely certain that everything President Bush is doing is for good reasons, the details of which I probably shouldn't know about. I trust President Bush, and so should you.

Just watch: Everytime Freepers start freeping out, wringing their hands about Bush, he ends up surprising us all with GOOD things.

10 posted on 03/06/2003 2:05:18 PM PST by RooRoobird14
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To: BJR
Oh, great, the drunk on the next barstool has an opinion! We were beginning to get concerned!
11 posted on 03/06/2003 2:05:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Someone left the cake out in the rain I dont think that I can take it coz it took so long to bake it)
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To: BJR
Is it hard to walk around the house with those blinders on?
12 posted on 03/06/2003 2:05:50 PM PST by TADSLOS (Sua Sponte)
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To: eureka!
LOL! I haven't thought about that line in a lonnnnggg time.

Prairie
13 posted on 03/06/2003 2:06:00 PM PST by prairiebreeze (One, two, three, dip, two, three. No Blixie, we've decided we don't want to dance with you anymore!)
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To: BJR
Take a deep breath...
14 posted on 03/06/2003 2:06:22 PM PST by mhking (Mr. Chekov, target that explosion and fire!)
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To: dirtboy
Have no problem with his waiting...just the constant implications about "time is running out" and "one last chance." If he says that again tonight I will puke and so should any conservative!!!
15 posted on 03/06/2003 2:07:45 PM PST by BJR
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To: cmsgop
You are so wrong on so many different levels it is not even funny..........

Very well said.

Patience, patience, patience, patience.

It could be much worse......

You could be Saddam or Chirac. Just imagine the energy being expended spinning wheels and all the minions doing something even if it's wrong.

Relax and enjoy it.

16 posted on 03/06/2003 2:08:08 PM PST by bert (Don't Panic !)
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To: BJR
Hope you feel better soon. All of us are anxious.We are in the middle of a diplomatic dance that's making us crazy!
17 posted on 03/06/2003 2:08:56 PM PST by MEG33
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To: BJR
Whoa, Nellie!

Relax, ol'-timer. It's just the tension in the air you feel.

From a older old-timer.

18 posted on 03/06/2003 2:09:11 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: BJR
This Bush supporter is about to turn.

LOL! The Dems need the help and they are obviously more you're cup of tea. Grab a peace sign and get after it.

19 posted on 03/06/2003 2:09:21 PM PST by San Jacinto
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To: BJR
... and this is why G W Bush is President, and you are not.
20 posted on 03/06/2003 2:09:35 PM PST by HoustonCurmudgeon (Compassionate Conservative Curmudgeon)
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To: BJR
If Bush fired Powell and Powell ran for President, Powell would win. That's because we have a great number of weak, stupid people in this nation--like it or not.

I agree that this has been a keystone cops operation, and ultimatly Pres. Bush is responsible. He deserves the poll numbers he has. Iraq should have been taken care of by Super Bowl Sunday.
21 posted on 03/06/2003 2:10:21 PM PST by KickRightRudder
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To: BJR
What if the whole UN thing was just a ruse to keep the WMD in the bunkers until we are ready to move? It has been opined by others on this board that our most critical time was during the build up. Massive casualties on the docks could push the peace movement to the mainstream. Now Saddam has had to keep the crap hidden from the inspectors, the U2's and the predators; while we built up a quarter million man force. Bush had already told the Euroweenies we will do it without them. It just isn't time yet.
22 posted on 03/06/2003 2:10:54 PM PST by WilliamWallace1999
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To: BJR
BUSH SHOULD PUT UP OR SHUTUP ON IRAQ!

Woogity boogity booo!

23 posted on 03/06/2003 2:11:32 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: BJR
somebody woke up on the wrong side of reason today...
24 posted on 03/06/2003 2:12:24 PM PST by danneskjold
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To: BJR
Relax, pretty soon patience will turn to patients. -Tom
25 posted on 03/06/2003 2:13:12 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: RooRoobird14
I too have faith that he will do the right thing in the end.
However, there is absolutely nothing that will happen that
could justify the horrible way Bush/Powell have handled public relations for the past two months. Bush made great speeches on Iraq to Congress, the UN and to the nation. Going around and around on the topic repeating himself did much more harm than good.

I hate seeing conservatives blinding themselves to poor performance like the liberals do all the time (think clinton).
26 posted on 03/06/2003 2:14:07 PM PST by BJR
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To: BJR
Gee, my support for Jesus has gone down because He said He would return and He hasn't yet. Crime is rampant, tyrants rule, anti-God people are crowing louder, rights are being taken away left and right, the Constitution is being shredded, liberals are still around ranting and raving. Gosh, I'm going to give up on Him. If He doesn't come soon, I'll never trust Him again.

A bit irreverent, but it has a point. I get frustrated, too, by the "delay." But I trust Bush to do what he says. He speaks about liberating Iraq and I believe he will. I believe he and his crew have a plan. The bombing will start. I believe firmly that Bush & Co. will blow Saddam out of Iraq, and the world is going to shut up with its anti-American crap for a little while. Until North Korea. Then they'll pipe up again. Unfortunately.

Our patience will be rewarded.

27 posted on 03/06/2003 2:14:21 PM PST by Luna (Evil will not triumph...God is at the helm)
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To: BJR
I agree that:

1) It's time to go or get off the pot. One or the other. Period.

2) Putting so much emphasis on UN spoort was a mistake. It's been said by many here from the minute we decided to go that route that we would end up with a political mess.

Aside from that, I think you need to relax a little.

We are already in this up to our eyeballs and even if the bombs started falling right now it's going to take a little while to dig back out.

28 posted on 03/06/2003 2:14:22 PM PST by Jhoffa_ ("HI, I'm Johnny Knoxville and this is FReepin' for Zot!")
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To: BJR
YOU GOT YOUR HEAD SO FAR UP IT IS DARK AND SMELLY.
29 posted on 03/06/2003 2:14:22 PM PST by CHICAGOFARMER (Citizen Carry)
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To: BJR
Patience is a virtue.

Putting 300,000 troops and 6 carrier groups and enough firepower to put the fear of God into even the stupidest in the Middle East would, in most quarters, be called putting up.

Shutting up is not an option when you are the leader of a Constitutional Republic since citizens like myself wish to keep as well informed as possible within security parameters.

30 posted on 03/06/2003 2:14:49 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: BJR
On this issue I agree with the President if the end result is we get of the UN, if we are not doing this to make the UN worthless and the UN is very much a Bush goal then I will be very outspoken against the UN and the reason we even allow the UN in out country as The un is a communist front. Bush has no business even consulting it.
31 posted on 03/06/2003 2:16:11 PM PST by TLBSHOW (God Speed as Angels trending upward dare to fly Tribute to the Risk Takers)
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To: BJR
I wish I had a buck for each similar vanity we saw posted here before the action began in Afghanistan.
32 posted on 03/06/2003 2:16:40 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: BJR
C'mon everybody GIVE this person a break! WE all are under alot of pressure to see this war off! It's depressing to see all the frickin protests across the country day after day and watch those IDIOT hollywood whores flaunt their evil anti-america agenda without any accountablity what so ever! And seeing the liberal bastard media whores be so biased against the pro american rallies! This are hard times right now, so let this person VENT before he or she has a heart attack!!
33 posted on 03/06/2003 2:17:29 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: BJR
Aw c'mon! Would you rather see this "World Comedy" play out or watch Laci Peterson stories on the news ALL day long?!?
34 posted on 03/06/2003 2:17:29 PM PST by Normal4me
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To: San Jacinto
You need to take reading lessons LOL!
35 posted on 03/06/2003 2:17:51 PM PST by BJR
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To: BJR
also I hope Iraq surrenders without us having to fully go to war.
36 posted on 03/06/2003 2:18:23 PM PST by TLBSHOW (God Speed as Angels trending upward dare to fly Tribute to the Risk Takers)
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To: BJR; mhking; RJayneJ; JohnHuang2

So *WHY* do we have to attack this very moment?

You didn't really make much of a case, other than that you were incapable of waiting for the action to start, you know.

Consider, if *you* are boiling under all of this "pressure", how the French, Germans, and Iraqis must feel.

Consider, maybe we *want* to have our troops based near Iraq (rather than in Germany and South Korea), and that constantly reminding the world that we are "just about ready to strike" is a grand way to keep anyone from claiming that we are pulling our troops out of Germany merely for political reasons (hopefully such thoughts aren't too deep for the readers on this thread).

Consider that perhaps we are merely keeping up the pressure on Iraq in order to prevent Iraq from offering Osama Bin Ladin sanctuary. A little pressure and some delaying, and poof, suddenly we've tracked the little SOB down.

Maybe we are delaying in order to force the hand of other regional players (e.g. North Korea, China, Iran, Syria).

Perhaps we are keeping up all of this "war is imminent" pressure in order to make other key players (e.g. the "anti-war" movement, al qaeda, France/Germany/Cuba) to mis-guess/mis-time their political and/or military moves.

Or maybe we're just not in a hurry. Building up, taking our time, and getting things done properly the first time might just be the top goal of the current administration.

But sheesh, if *you* can't handle the pressure then I suppose that Bush had better invade Iraq tonight! < /MOCKING >

37 posted on 03/06/2003 2:18:25 PM PST by Southack (Media bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Normal4me
"World Comedy" meaning France, Germany, UN, etc.......
38 posted on 03/06/2003 2:20:15 PM PST by Normal4me
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To: KickRightRudder
Amen to that. I'm thankful that at least some freepers are paying attention to what is actually happening. Too many of them, though, just sit around lobbing insults all day at anyone criticizing Bush for any reason.
40 posted on 03/06/2003 2:20:50 PM PST by BJR
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To: BJR
How frustrated were you right after 9/11 to see us do something, anything, to get back at the dirtballs who helped carry out the attacks? I can remember saying on 9/30 that I would have bet a LOT of money that the U.S. would have already wiped Afghanistan off the map by then and that I couldn't believe we hadn't responded. Of course, several days later we started cleaning out the rat's nest in a brilliant, decisive, quick operation. It was worth waiting for then and it's worth waiting for now. I trust GWB and his team to put together a first-class response. The end of Sadaam is closer than we think.
41 posted on 03/06/2003 2:21:00 PM PST by golfGodd
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To: BJR
So when are you going to volunteer for this guy...


42 posted on 03/06/2003 2:21:38 PM PST by finnman69 (!)
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To: BJR
You could always run and hide in a corner with Algore next time around. Do ya think Algore would have done a better job?
Clinton didn't take care of this problem for 8 years and you expect President Bush to rush into it before he has everyone in place to do the job right????

"Scuse me", I am antsy too but I have more trust in this man than I have had in any President since Pres. Reagan.
I believe his heart is in the "right place".

God Bless GW Bush, Our President


God Bless America

43 posted on 03/06/2003 2:22:36 PM PST by IceAge
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To: BJR
Bush discarded good advice from experts and get's snookered by Powell into going thru the UN, then watches as the French snooker Powell.

The culprit is not Powell...it was the Dems who demanded cooperation with the UN...FYI...

"When you go ahead and pass something as broad as Mr. Gephardt has signed onto with the president, it really undercuts the negotiations going on at the United Nations," Mr. Biden said. "The biggest hurdle [Secretary of State Colin L.] Powell has to overcome is that we're serious, that we really want to engage the United Nations."

Bush wins support on Iraq

A White House draft of a congressional resolution authorizing the use of military force against Iraq was met with a decidedly mixed reaction on Capitol Hill, as many rank-and-file Democrats questioned its scope and what they see as a lack of emphasis on international cooperation.

"I think clearly there's been movement that we wanted [at the U.N.]," said Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Illinois. "Now the president sends to Congress this challenge, which basically says, ignore the United Nations, the United States is going to do this alone. I think it's the wrong way to go."

Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, who chairs the Armed Services Committee, said: "I'd like the focus of the resolution to be on urging the U.N. to take action, setting a deadline, an ultimatum to have the very strong inspections, to force inspections and to authorize member nations to use military force to implement that resolution calling for the very strong inspections and disarmament."

And Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, said, "The United Nations should be given an opportunity to compel adherence to the 16 or so resolutions in the past which Iraq has effectively not complied with ... maybe some language could be added."

Congress mixed on Iraq resolution

44 posted on 03/06/2003 2:22:59 PM PST by ravingnutter
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To: Dog Gone
I swear I am going to start making a list of all these hysterical people and post it when the war starts.

We have seen this type in the old movies...the Indians have the wagon train surrounded, Gary Cooper is remaining calm, and some loony settler goes nuts and jumps up screaming, only to take an arrow in the chest.

Or it is a jungle movie, and the natives are surrounding the mission, where a few folks are holed up, and someone starts yelling, "The drums, the drums, I can't take the drums!"

These are definitely NOT the people who learned that "You don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes."

45 posted on 03/06/2003 2:23:25 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: BJR; All
I just fired off an email, and I urge everyone esle to do the same. A sample of my email is below:

Dear Mr. President,

Please attack Iraq NOW, so BJR will shut the hell up already.

Thanks you,

Chad Fairbanks
46 posted on 03/06/2003 2:23:42 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks ("We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers. It's quite frightening really. The size.")
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To: Jhoffa_
This goes deeper than the UN. The political manuevering was a a suble hint to other countries that claim to be smarter than us to solve the problem. They missed the chance and failed. Our next step was to spell it out for them. They shanked it again. These things take time. I like the idea of having it on the record and written in stone where these countries stand.
47 posted on 03/06/2003 2:23:48 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Read Hillary's hips. I never had sex with that woman.")
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To: BJR
My patience has worn very thin. The only hope is that the endless chatter means nothing since the forces were not ready anyhow. When "Go" day arrives, chatter stops.

If they really meant any of this interminable chatter, and if one single U.S. soldier died as a result, I would be chagrinned.

Here's hoping it was all for the betterment of our men and women on the firing line.

48 posted on 03/06/2003 2:24:44 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Peace is Good, Freedom is Better!)
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To: Dog Gone
AMEN! Me too!
49 posted on 03/06/2003 2:24:47 PM PST by justshe (FREE MIGUEL !)
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To: BJR
Too many of them, though, just sit around lobbing insults all day at anyone criticizing Bush for any reason


LOL

50 posted on 03/06/2003 2:25:12 PM PST by TLBSHOW (God Speed as Angels trending upward dare to fly Tribute to the Risk Takers)
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