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Re: [prezveepsenator] Re: "that will be decided by future Presidents"

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  • THOMAS JOHNSON
    Jack Murtha has said that the House will change hands next Oct... I can see the Repubs running like scalded dogs from the future Presidents comments. Tom
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 21, 2006
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      Jack Murtha has said that the House will change hands
      next Oct... I can see the Repubs running like scalded
      dogs from the 'future Presidents' comments.

      Tom




      --- Ram Lau <ramlau@...> wrote:

      > http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/03/21.html#a7603
      >
      > Bush dodges Helen Thomas: Talks about when we're
      > (not) getting out of Iraq
      >
      > I was surprised to see Helen Thomas get a question
      > in today, but she
      > did and as usual, President Bush was evasive and cut
      > 99oher off
      > repeatedly. She asked him why he really wanted to go
      > to war and he
      > denied that was the case.
      >
      > Video-WMP Video-QT
      >
      > Mickey Herskowitz who had struck a deal to ghost
      > write Bush's
      > autobiography said that "He was thinking about
      > invading Iraq in 1999,"
      > "It was on his mind. He said to me: 'One of the
      > keys to being seen as
      > a great leader is to be seen as a
      > commander-in-chief.' And he said,
      > 'My father had all this political capital built up
      > when he drove the
      > Iraqis out of Kuwait and he wasted it.' He said, 'If
      > I have a chance
      > to invadeĀ·.if I had that much capital, I'm not going
      > to waste it. I'm
      > going to get everything passed that I want to get
      > passed and I'm going
      > to have a successful presidency....read on
      >
      > He also responded weirdly to this question by a
      > reporter.
      >
      > Q: Will there come a day, and I'm not asking you
      > when -I'm not asking
      > for a timetable. Will there come a day when there
      > will be no more
      > American forces in Iraq?"
      >
      > BUSH: That, of course is an objective, and that will
      > be decided by
      > future presidents and future governments of Iraq.
      >
      > Did he slip up and tell the truth?
      >
      > From the AP:
      >
      > Asked if that meant it won't happen on his watch,
      > the president said,
      > "You mean a complete withdrawal? That's a timetable.
      > I can only tell
      > you that I will make decisions on force levels based
      > upon what the
      > commanders on the ground say."
      >
      > The Martini Republic: Strawmen, Slogans and
      > Shibboleths
      >
      > E&P has a transcript up also:
      >
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