ANCFlyer
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Bush Newsconference 1030 ET Oct 25

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:49 pm

Breaking news on CNN . . . no idea the subject, but I can guess:

Iraq, Iraq and Iraq.

President Bush to hold news conference at 10:30 a.m. ET today in the East Room of the White House.

No further at this time.
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RE: Bush Newsconference 1030 ET Oct 25

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:20 pm

Oh great... If I had a job I could avoid watching this train wreck. Whatever. I'll watch it and have coments on the other side (if not during).
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RE: Bush Newsconference 1030 ET Oct 25

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:27 pm

The Bright Yellow Breaking News Banner on the CNN website is goine now - and I can't find anything about this . . .

Wonder if it's cancelled, or CNN just screwed the pooch?
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RE: Bush Newsconference 1030 ET Oct 25

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:37 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
Wonder if it's cancelled, or CNN just screwed the pooch?

They are still saying it's on for 10:30, but remember it's only 0936 right now.
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RE: Bush Newsconference 1030 ET Oct 25

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:43 pm

From http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15411631/

With Iraq dominating the political debate, President Bush scheduled a news conference Wednesday to update the nation on the war. The White House said he would not announce any increase or decrease in troop levels.
So, I guess we're still in for 30 minutes or so of some great comedy.
 
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RE: Bush Newsconference 1030 ET Oct 25

Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:00 pm

CNN is saying it's a "substantial" announcement.
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RE: Bush Newsconference 1030 ET Oct 25

Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:04 pm

Gee, a substantial announcement in October? Hmmmmm. Surprise surprise.
 
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RE: Bush Newsconference 1030 ET Oct 25

Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:48 pm

Don't you just love how he bounces around a question so he doesn't really answer it?

Q. How do you know President Bush is lying?

a. His mouth is moving
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RE: Bush Newsconference 1030 ET Oct 25

Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:57 am

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/10/25/bush.transcript/index.html
Here is the transcript of the speech, but nothing on the Q&A session that followed. Another thing I will point out is that the folks on the east coast generally dont consider the time difference to the west coast. This was done at 730am pacific time, and I was dreemily snoozing at 630am AK time. If this was such an important press conference you think he would have made it at a time when realisitically any American who wanted to watch could.

All in all, after reading the transcript, just more  redflag  BS. A good leader, not even a great leader is one who will admit thier faults, and take responsibility of the failures of those they lead. Not one mention about actually rebuilding the country. He talked about having the UAE, KSA and Jordan(Kuwait interestingly was left out)to help out, well if I was those countries, Id tell Bush he was a day late and a buck short. Now nearly 4 years after the war starts, when the situation in Baghdad is a total SNAFU do we go asking for help. When this all started, if Bush &Co. would have been patient, negotiated with those countries and secured help, I think you would probably see a viable and working democracy in Iraq.
But hey good news, Al Sadr said yesterday that the Iraqis should quit killing each other. Which is a breath of fresh air, he said instead that both groups should focus thier attention on killing Americans. Thanks George. Way to lead the most powerful country in the world into a quagmire that will set this country back 20 years.
 
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RE: Bush Newsconference 1030 ET Oct 25

Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:44 am

Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 8):
Thanks George. Way to lead the most powerful country in the world into a quagmire that will set this country back 20 years.

I thought you liked Bush... Oh well.

The Q and A session was equally laughable. More deflection then an AA AB320-600 rudder flying out of JFK. At least Dave's going to have plenty of material for tonight's presidential moments/speaches bit.
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RE: Bush Newsconference 1030 ET Oct 25

Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:50 am

It's a non starter. He's just attempting be humble and plead for more time. Finally admitting the war is going badly is not going to get him one single vote.
His base only wants to hear good news no matter if it's bullshit.

I love the speeches though. His approval rating notches down each time.
 
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RE: Bush Newsconference 1030 ET Oct 25

Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:57 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 9):
I thought you liked Bush... Oh well.

Not sure what made you think that, most of my posts generally bash him. If its in reference to my username, that is coincidental, I live out in Bush AK, and am a student pilot, among many other things. Though I do need to get to work on my soloing work.
 
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RE: Bush Newsconference 1030 ET Oct 25

Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:13 am

What happened?!?  Confused


"The level of activity that we see today from a military standpoint, I think, will clearly decline. I think they're in the last throes...of the insurgency."

-Dick Cheney


War plans: Congress OKs $20 mil for victory parties

....Congress is ready to celebrate with a $20 million victory party.

Lawmakers included language in this year's defense spending bill, approved last week, allowing them to spend the money. The money for "commemoration of success" in Iraq and Afghanistan...


http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/10/04/congress.iraq.ap/
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RE: Bush Newsconference 1030 ET Oct 25

Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:58 am

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 12):
"The level of activity that we see today from a military standpoint, I think, will clearly decline. I think they're in the last throes...of the insurgency."

-Dick Cheney


War plans: Congress OKs $20 mil for victory parties

....Congress is ready to celebrate with a $20 million victory party.

Lawmakers included language in this year's defense spending bill, approved last week, allowing them to spend the money. The money for "commemoration of success" in Iraq and Afghanistan...

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/10/...q.ap/

A good joke!  rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

... or did I miss that we had the 1st of April this month?  confused   hypnotized 

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RE: Bush Newsconference 1030 ET Oct 25

Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:37 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 5):
CNN is saying it's a "substantial" announcement.

Well, I musta missed that part then . . .

DIdn't hear anything we didn't already know, and thought the whole broadcast a waste of time.
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