Bush: Bloodshed in Iraq Is 'Worth It'
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - President Bush on Tuesday appealed for the nation's patience for "difficult and dangerous" work ahead in Iraq, hoping a backdrop of U.S. troops and a reminder of Iraq's revived sovereignty would help him reclaim control of an issue that has eroded his popularity. *
Keyword: Patience. Subjective, demanding, non-specific.
In 1999, Bush Demanded A Timetable. George W. Bush criticized President Clinton for not setting a timetable for exiting Kosovo, and yet he refuses to apply the same standard to his war.
George W. Bush, 6/5/99
“I think it’s also important for the president to lay out a timetable as to how long they will be involved and when they will be withdrawn.”
George W. Bush, 6/24/05
“It doesn’t make any sense to have a timetable. You know, if you give a timetable, you’re — you’re conceding too much to the enemy.”
"Like most Americans, I see the images of violence and bloodshed. Every picture is horrifying and the suffering is real," Bush said, according to excerpts released ahead of time by the White House. "It is worth it."
Tell that to the mothers.
Labels: US Politics
posted by Jdavies @ 6/29/2005,
- At 7/02/2005 07:54:00 PM, said...
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- At 7/10/2005 10:24:00 AM, said...
Don't forget that we still have troops in Germany and Japan, not to mention Korea. We would still have them in the Philippines, except we were asked to leave. Where is Harry Truman's exit strategy?
Most of Iraq is calm and looking forward to peace and democracy. The rest is a Sunni insurgency with foreign terrorists adding to the confusion. See this interactive map for the specifics of where the trouble is.
The Kurds and Americans seem to get along quite well, finding some unexpected cultural affinities. We seem to like each other. The Shiites in the south are suspicious, but want us to stay until they can get their government going. Believe me, we want to get out of there ASAP, but we'll be damned if we'll hand it over to the jihadis. I don't hear a lot of enthusiasm for having the MILF select Gloria's successor, do you?
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- At 10/08/2005 01:27:00 PM, milfcritic said...
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