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Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:23 PM

Pic Of The Moment: The Architects Of Iraq -- What They Said A Decade Ago



Donald Rumsfeld: "Five days, or five weeks, or five months"

Paul Wolfowitz: "Ethnic militias fighting one another"

Bill Kristol: "Two-month war"

Dick Cheney: "Greeted as liberators"

George W. Bush: "Iraqi democracy will succeed"



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Reply Pic Of The Moment: The Architects Of Iraq -- What They Said A Decade Ago (Original post)
EarlG Jun 2014 OP
libodem Jun 2014 #1
AlbertCat Jun 2014 #8
SummerSnow Jun 2014 #18
merrily Jun 2014 #27
cntrygrl Jun 2014 #29
merrily Jun 2014 #30
MADem Jun 2014 #33
Hubert Flottz Jun 2014 #32
The Magistrate Jun 2014 #2
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2014 #10
SoapBox Jun 2014 #3
rock Jun 2014 #5
WinkyDink Jun 2014 #6
PADemD Jun 2014 #17
Martin Eden Jun 2014 #4
hibbing Jun 2014 #7
iandhr Jun 2014 #9
catbyte Jun 2014 #11
Paper Roses Jun 2014 #12
samsingh Jun 2014 #13
Hubert Flottz Jun 2014 #14
Enthusiast Jun 2014 #25
Hubert Flottz Jun 2014 #31
Enthusiast Jun 2014 #34
hibbing Jun 2014 #15
SpankMe Jun 2014 #16
AzDar Jun 2014 #19
Cha Jun 2014 #20
PeoViejo Jun 2014 #21
MrMickeysMom Jun 2014 #22
Bohemianwriter Jun 2014 #23
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2014 #24
Enthusiast Jun 2014 #26
grahamhgreen Jun 2014 #28

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:29 PM

1. A real visionary leader

Too bad he had the caps on his lenses.

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Response to libodem (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:47 PM

8. Notice how his statement....

 

.....was obviously written for him, (because in real life Dubya doesn't talk like that)


The others seem genuinely theirs.

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Response to libodem (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 03:45 PM

18. Please caption this!!! lol

"Wow, its so dark here in Iraq"
"look, its nighttime over there"
" Wow, they have no electricity here, we really need to liberate these people"

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Response to libodem (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 07:23 AM

27. Remember his holding the U.S. flag upside down at the Olympics?

No doubt unintentional on his part, but what an eloquent photo op.

The flag patch on his arm in this photo should be upside down as well.

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Response to merrily (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 10:56 AM

29. Imagine if Obama unintentionally did that? n/t

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Response to cntrygrl (Reply #29)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 11:00 AM

30. No, I can't. There was enough a shitstorm in 2008 over his

not wearing a flag pin or putting his hand over his heart (one time) while the anthem played.

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Response to merrily (Reply #30)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 11:53 AM

33. The hand/heart thing was at the Harkin Steak Fry.

Amazing how the GOP worried so much about what happened at what was, in essence, a Democratic beauty contest...!

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Response to libodem (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 11:11 AM

32. "All these damned wars look the same to me men!"

They're with stupid.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:31 PM

2. Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel, Sir

Why these people are asked their opinions on the matter, and why their statements are not met with jeers and cat-calls, quite escapes me....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 02:08 PM

10. seriously, sir.

I'm sure it's completely unrelated to US repuke-owned CONgress and MSM.

Idiocracy.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:32 PM

3. War Criminals.

Jail is too good for them, compared to what they did.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:18 PM

5. "Jail too good"

I'm willing to settle for that.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:24 PM

6. So is hanging.

 

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 03:34 PM

17. How about U. S. Ambassaor to Iraq?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:17 PM

4. No legitimate news organization would feature them as experts offering advice

That makes it easier to identify news that is not legitimate.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:30 PM

7. Agree

So pretty much all the national corporate media can be excluded from the list of legitimate news organizations. That is one of the reasons I really don't watch them anymore. I find it disgusting that they drag all these lying corporate war mongers out for all their shows to criticize current policy and they are rarely challenged. The only one missing is Colin, but maybe he has been out on them.

Peace

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:51 PM

9. Cheney was right about Iraq…

I think that the proposition of going to Baghdad is also fallacious. I think if we were going to remove Saddam Hussein we would have had to go all the way to Baghdad, we would have to commit a lot of force because I do not believe he would wait in the Presidential Palace for us to arrive.... [And] then we'd have had to put another government in its place.

What kind of government? Should it be a Sunni government or Shi'i government or a Kurdish government or Ba'athist regime? Or maybe we want to bring in some of the Islamic fundamentalists? How long would we have had to stay in Baghdad to keep that government in place? What would happen to the government once U.S. forces withdrew? How many casualties should the United States accept in that effort to try to create clarity and stability in a situation that is inherently unstable?

I think it is vitally important for a President to know when to use military force. I think it is also very important for him to know when not to commit U.S. military force.... t would have been a mistake for us to get bogged down in the quagmire inside Iraq....

Saddam Hussein's offensive military capability, his capacity to threaten his neighbors, has been virtually eliminated.

- Cheney on Iraq in 1991

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 02:08 PM

11. Has Bill Kristol ever been right about ANYTHING?!?

If he told me that today was Monday, I'd still look at a calendar, LOL.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 02:08 PM

12. I can't stand to look at these faces. The pain and death they caused are too much to digest.

May they all burn in hell for their lies, deceit and self-serving endeavors. I damn them to an eternity of fire and brimstone.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 02:14 PM

13. and there are so many more stupid wrong quotes that resulted in the deaths of so many innocent

people

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 02:35 PM

14. The Entire Bush administration was a total crock of shit.

I can't think of a single good thing that Bush and his neocon gangsters did for the American people, besides to get out of town, after he and the neocons/PNAC had just about destroyed our good name, our good credit and the US military capability.

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Response to Hubert Flottz (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 05:22 AM

25. They didn't steal the election with good intentions.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #25)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 11:09 AM

31. The necons and the PNAC were the plague of the millennium. 12/12/2000

And the poison venom has so far failed to be neutralized by an American court or an international tribunal.

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Response to Hubert Flottz (Reply #31)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 04:59 PM

34. A big part of their malignancy was in changing the courts into their own partisan tool.

The PNAC damaged the nation and the world in a myriad of ways.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 02:58 PM

15. Chris Hayes All In from 6/18/2014

It was a simply devastating assault on Cheney and his daughter. I am trying to find the transcript, it was amazing.
At the end he goes on to the idiot son and ends with "simply spends his time in Texas, trying to paint his soul clean".

A snippet from the transcript of the show

"You see the spectacle of Dick Cheney weighing in on Iraq and on one level
it feels like a just society would have done something formal to sanction
this person for what he did and place him outside the bounds of polite
society. But in the absence of that, at least we can take comfort in the
fact that this man is speaking from a lowed mountainside in a funny hat
rather than from the Oval Office at the president`s side.

This is a man whose family name has been so tarnished, so discredited, he
couldn`t get his own daughter through a primary campaign in his own party
in his own home state. He had to go back to the drawing board to find her
another job, which he`s apparently achieved by starting this new
organization.

And, of course, no accounting for this psycho drama, this spectacle of the
lead`s reckoning with the horror of what they did would be complete without
this man, who, to his credit recently, has seen fitting to offer no more
wisdom, dispense no more advice, and simply spend his days in Texas trying
to paint his soul clean."

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55452806/ns/msnbc-all_in_with_chris_hayes/#.U6MZiE0U_Gg

Peace

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 03:10 PM

16. Great pic of day. Rec + 1000

Nice little encapsulation of the staggering hypocrisy.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 06:59 PM

19. The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight...

 

Hard to believe they were allowed to be in charge of anything.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 07:13 PM

20. Blah blah blah.. get with it, EarlG.. Everything is Obama's fault and rw aren't the only ones

projecting their own stink.



P.S. thanks for these quotes from the sociopathic asshole LIARS.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 08:33 PM

21. George W. Bush will set you free.

 

Junior set a few hundred thousand Iraqis free from the bonds of mortal Earth.

Why are these mutherfuckers not in Prison?

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Response to PeoViejo (Reply #21)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 12:17 AM

22. Good question...

They should be. The statute of limitation for murder doesn't expire, either.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 01:01 AM

23. So these criminals...

 

...Are not much about "supporting" the president in thick and thin anymore, but now choose in typical GOP style to play politics and blame game,blaming the BLACK GUY for THEIR failure, their crimes, their war...

Why isn't there a posse of U.S. marshalls tracking these scum down to be delivered to the war crimes tribunal in the Hague?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 05:24 AM

26. It was all part of an elaborate scheme.

And that ain't no theory.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 07:29 AM

28. That's what I'm hearing from war hawks now.

 

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