Dtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3289 times:
"NEW YORK (CNN) -- The founder of the U.S. Christian Coalition said Tuesday he told President George W. Bush before the invasion of Iraq that he should prepare Americans for the likelihood of casualties, but the president told him, "We're not going to have any casualties.""
Here is the quote. To the defense of the President, and this is hard for me to say, I am sure this is being taken out of context somehow.
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3227 times:
Then why would he confide such a damn fool remark to a supporter, Mike?
IF this had come from, say a Democratic member of Congress, I wouldn't give it much creedence, but it's coming from a staunch supporter of the President. Do you think Robertson is lying? And if he is, to what purpose?
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 55 Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3184 times:
I'm with Dtwclipper here. Regardless of how someone else is quoted, I simply cannot believe that George Bush would have thought that Iraq could happen without casualties. I might not be the biggest fan of the man, but that suggestion just stretches credulity too far.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
FDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 38 Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3183 times:
What would Kerry be saying now in his Presidential campaign if Bush didn't go into Iraq?
>>>This president has left a dangerous, unpredictable tyrant in control of Iraq. A totally unacceptable and irresponsible decision made all the worse because the Congress of the United States of America, including my own, Yes vote, have overwhelmingly determined Saddam to be an unacceptable threat in this post 9/11 world.
This president is unwilling or unable to come to grips with this clear and present danger.
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3129 times:
You make me sad Alpha...so worked up, such a tortured soul.
ROTFL. Your description is colorful, James-it's not accurate at all, but it's certainly colorful. I'm hardly worked up at all. If anyone is worked up, it's you, everytime someone dares point out Mr. Bush's shortcomings, of which he has many. You and the other members that I used to group are always there, Johnny-on-the-spot, to kill the messanger, and kiss Bush's butt.
I think it's a hoot, to be honest.
If you honestly believe the President said that then you are beyond help.
Looking at his M.O., the fact that he never admits to a mistake, and is so out-of-touch with what Iraq is really like, then I guess I'm beyond help. Mr. Bush could say that to your sorry face, and you'd still deny he meant it.
Jamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 8 Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3096 times:
"That comment is pointless on so many levels, I don't even know where to begin."
Feel free to begin, because I think it is important given the context of this conversation.
"I'd say since Clinton / Bush."
I don't think so because no one won a majority. In fact it could be effectively argued that the Repub base was adversely affected by Perot running. Had it been Clinton/Bush heads up it is possible we would have had a different outcome.