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Old 01-17-2005, 01:58 PM   #1
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Bush - " We Had An Accountability Moment, The Election"



http://www.cnn.com/2005/ALLPOLITICS/...raq/index.html

In an interview with the Washington Post on Sunday, Bush was asked why no one in his administration had been held accountable for perceived missteps on Iraq policy, including being wrong about weapons of mass destruction.

"We had an accountability moment, and that's called the 2004 election," he was reported as saying.
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Delusional

or just an idiot.
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4 more years of side splitting humor.
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Old 01-17-2005, 02:09 PM   #4
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Delusional

or just an idiot.
Or both

Ted Kennedy went on another rant, I should look for it online

Face The Nation w/ Ted Kennedy

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/...in667257.shtml
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I agree in that winning elections aren't a blank check but a leader can only lead on his own convictions. He can't borrow someone else's because he didn't win in a landslide.

As far as accountablilty, is it enough that Tenet, Ashcroft, Powell and others resigned? Or did they need to be fired?

There were a lot of calls for apologies from W before the election. People begging for apologies. Of course he made mistakes, but this was bogus political posturing; apologies benefit no one but those trying to bring him down.
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They hardly resigned in shame, Tenant got a hero's medal for the job he did. Accountabilty should be layed at the feet of those who are guilty.
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The man thinks he has a mandate, with only 51% of the vote, and that everything he does is correct.

It's going to be a long four years...!
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As far as accountablilty, is it enough that Tenet, Ashcroft, Powell and others resigned? Or did they need to be fired?
yes, lovely medal of freedom Tenet has hanging round his neck.

one word: RUMSFELD.

fired. head on a platter. packed in dry ice. full apology for wanting to show off his little too-cute-by-half "modern" army where he seems to think 150,000 soldiers can effectively occupy a country the size of california and populated by 25m people who have just had the bejezus bombed out of them.

the one consolation i have is that Rumsfeld is going to occupy a very special place in American history. right next to McNamara.
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I'm thinking of sending George a bag of pretzels for a congrats on the second term gift....
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:38 AM   #10
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The man thinks he has a mandate, with only 51% of the vote,
I agree he doesn't have a mandate, but he really doesn't need one with a Republican Congress. The last pres with a real mandate was Reagan, and he made use of it to pass his agenda through a Democratic Congress.


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and that everything he does is correct.

One would hope any leader believes what he is doing is correct. At that level, there are no spur of the moment decisions. Contrary to what many think, W has advisers, debates issues, then makes decisions. What's he supposed to do, make a decision that he knows is incorrect?
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One would hope any leader believes what he is doing is correct. At that level, there are no spur of the moment decisions. Contrary to what many think, W has advisers, debates issues, then makes decisions. What's he supposed to do, make a decision that he knows is incorrect?
Which would be fine, if he and his advisors weren't loons.

The problem is with what he "knows." And I am worried about leaders who are too sure of themselves. Any decision at that level is never going to be perfect and I want someone smart enough to understand that and not be so damned cocksure. Bush isn't any of those. And his advisors tell him what he wants to hear.
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He may not have a mandate, but I am sure very few liberals clamored for Clinton to make sure Republicans agreed with his moves after the 92 election.
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Looks like a mandate map....not a popular vote map....lol
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So do we get to vote now every time he does something questionable?

Miss Beazley for President
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