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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:53 AM

Pence: 'We're not convinced' downing of drone was 'authorized at the highest levels'

Source: The Hill


BY ZACK BUDRYK - 06/23/19 09:35 AM EDT

Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday that the U.S. still doubts whether the downing of an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone had been authorized by Iran's leadership.

“The president … had doubt as to whether the downing of our unmanned aircraft was authorized at the highest levels,” Pence told CNN’s Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." “We’re not convinced it was authorized at the highest levels.”

President Trump reportedly cancelled a retaliatory strike on Iran at the last minute last week, and tweeted that he decided it would be disproportionate upon learning it would likely cost 150 lives.

“This is a president who’s always going to count the cost,” Pence told Tapper on Sunday. “The president looked at the potential loss of human life and concluded that was not proportionate.”



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Reply Pence: 'We're not convinced' downing of drone was 'authorized at the highest levels' (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 2019 OP
Scarsdale Jun 2019 #1
olegramps Jun 2019 #10
Submariner Jun 2019 #2
hunter Jun 2019 #6
LiberalFighter Jun 2019 #7
llmart Jun 2019 #3
paleotn Jun 2019 #4
calguy Jun 2019 #5
LiberalFighter Jun 2019 #8
left-of-center2012 Jun 2019 #9
LiberalLovinLug Jun 2019 #11
dalton99a Jun 2019 #12
yellowcanine Jun 2019 #13

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:04 AM

1. Oh, what a crock!

Putin told him to stop, he could care less how many lives are lost. How about the lives lost in these camps at our borders? Pence is a fake Christian. tRump is a fake president, who has no idea what the HELL he is doing. He will blunder us all into world war 111. Hey, his "kids" will not have to serve, so why not.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:56 AM

10. He is the other half of Liars Incorporated.

It doesn't matter because their braindead constituency will believe anything they tell them. If this presidency was a novel, it so absolutely beyond the pale that no publisher would publish it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:24 AM

2. Pence's Saturday confessions to his priest must be epic

Priest: How many times did you have to lie this week to cover up for the jerk off you work for?

Mikey: So many i have lost count. Please forgive father for I have sinned....and I can't stop lying working for this guy.

Priest: You're going to hell Mikey.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 10:39 AM

6. Pence's confessions are probably about his lustful thoughts...

...much enjoyed by him and his confessor, who are both going to hell.



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Response to Submariner (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:29 AM

7. If he were a Catholic he still wouldn't confess anything.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:58 AM

3. Pence's job - doing damage control. Too late for that Pencey boy.

What a tool. Does he even think we believe that his boss gives one whit about loss of life?

Tell that to the children in the cages. Or their parents.

This guy needs to f*** off.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 10:16 AM

4. Ha!

The thing about theocratic dictatorships is nothing of any significance is ever done without say so. And that say so flows down from the top.

This won't play well with some of the followers. Watch for puzzled head scratching amongst the magats. Bolton is so pissed his upper lip caterpillar is vibrating.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 10:22 AM

5. In other words,

Iran called our bluff. We're scared shitless. We don't have a clue what to. We're just trying to bullshit our way out of this.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:31 AM

8. How do they know the downing wasn't at the behest of the highest authority?

Being god. If they truly believe in god wouldn't god have NOT allowed it to happen if he didn't want it to?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:34 AM

9. Pence lied through the whole interview

Several times Trapper almost broke out in laughter at Pence's evasions.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:24 PM

11. No limit to the duplicity of Pence

He's sold his soul to the Devil a long time ago. He has no compass, no ethics, no morals.

Apparently he was one of the voices in the room that was pushing for an Iranian bombing campaign, along with Bolton and Pompeo. As soon as Trump changes his mind, after hearing the voices from the more libertarian anti world police voices like Tucker who made clear to him it may affect him being re-elected, Pence turns on a dime to follow his meal ticket dotard and pretends to have been on the same page all along.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:29 PM

12. It was a clerical error

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:38 PM

13. I am not convinced Pence is a real person.

He may be a robot.

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