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Old 01-20-2008, 09:41 PM   #61
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Hoo boy. Somebody done drunk the kool aid.
Someone's done a week long keg stand of the kool aid...
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:36 AM   #62
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Oh, so you're the one who still feels this way.



Yeah, I suppose FYM has to have one.

I do wonder, though, if Mr 2861 is just an alter being run by someone like melon to keep FYM on its toes.
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One year from today...

is correct.
Actually, DaveC was right. It's just that this one year is a little bit longer than a traditional year
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Hoo boy. Somebody done drunk the kool aid.
On the domestic side 2861 might be a bit histrionic (Dems as merely "tax and spend liberals" being a sort of quaint box to fit them into), but I do think that on the subject of the Middle East, whoever steps in does have to deal with the very real possibilities 2861 described of:

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our troops abandon the Iraqi people to get slaughtered, a vacuum is created that will be filled by Iran, Al-Qaeda declares to the world that they beat the United States
That's why foreign policy experience is so crucial for whoever fills the Big Chair (as it was so disastrously not with the current POTUS, which led to the neo-cons assuming control of foreign policy). We need someone who will navigate through the waters (ideally working alongside the UN), rather than merely step out of them. In an interesting way, "Charlie Wilson's War" unintentionally makes a strong case for staying to clean up the mess we made. A President who is actively involved and engaged in the process will help us do this, as opposed to letting cronies make the decisions for him (or her).
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Except this is not 2005 anymore, foreign forces can be removed from Iraq and the idea of indefinite occupation is simply untenable.
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On the domestic side 2861 might be a bit histrionic (Dems as merely "tax and spend liberals" being a sort of quaint box to fit them into), but I do think that on the subject of the Middle East, whoever steps in does have to deal with the very real possibilities 2861 described of:

I was referring more to 2861's assumption that his horrific foreign policy picture was certain to happen if one of the Evil Dems get into the White House. Frankly, I don't see any of the candidates pulling us out of Iraq superquick.
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Except this is not 2005 anymore, foreign forces can be removed from Iraq and the idea of indefinite occupation is simply untenable.
I don't disagree about occupation. At the same time, at this point the US is fighting a war for public opinion in Iraq, and withdrawing would only create an ideological vacuum that would be destructive in the long-term. I don't think anyone wants an Afghanistan part two.

As far as 2861's doomsday scenario: history has a way of repeating itself, and after the neo-cons' rosy, "we'll be welcomed like liberators" mentality, we should probably have a more realistic worldview.
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Actually, DaveC was right. It's just that this one year is a little bit longer than a traditional year
if a year is the time it takes the earth to travel one complete elliptical orbit of the sun

than 365 days (earthly revolutions) is not correct, either
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A new President will be inaugurated, and the world will finally be rid of George W. Bush.

Start the countdown...365!
Don't remind me of the fact that the world will be losing one of it's bravest leaders........

I'm sure Al Quaida is counting too and just waiting for the day the new administration is sworn in and the war on terror officially comes to a halt.
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Let's see if you're laughing after the next attack on the United States (G-d forbid!!!).
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Oh, that's right, that's how simple it is. Gotcha.

"Bravest leader?" I would call Bush a lot of things, and even people who like him would call him a lot of things, but brave? Not at all.
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Oh, that's right, that's how simple it is. Gotcha.

"Bravest leader?" I would call Bush a lot of things, and even people who like him would call him a lot of things, but brave? Not at all.
Yes Philly...it IS that simple.

Right now, Bush is the proverbial cat watching over the mice.

Here and there the mice come out to carry out attacks against the cat but, overall, the cat is managing to protect its house against the hoards of mice beating at its door.

Do I really need to continue or do you get my point?
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Oh, that's right, that's how simple it is. Gotcha.

"Bravest leader?" I would call Bush a lot of things, and even people who like him would call him a lot of things, but brave? Not at all.
I think AchtungBono has a point. Bush has done so many things, not necessarily because they have been popular, but because he knows it's for the good of the country, and knowing full well that after he leaves office he'll probably never have any sort of political role again. If that ain't brave, I don't know what is.
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I'll be so glad. Bush pisses me off.
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