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Announce Iran already has nukes, declare plans to invade 3 25.00%
Ramp up terror alert status for vaguely defined reasons 1 8.33%
Announce that bin Laden has been hiding out in France, declare plans to invade it 0 0%
No specific crisis will be invented, they'll just keep up the rhetoric against 'liberals', a la Herr Rove 4 33.33%
What the hell are you talking about? 4 33.33%
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Old 06-27-2005, 02:37 PM   #1
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What crisis will the neo-cons invent...

...to distract attention from Abu Ghraib scandal Mk II and the ongoing bad news from Iraq?
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Old 06-27-2005, 02:50 PM   #2
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By "neo-cons", I assume you meant the Bush administration, but it's worth noting that not all of them are neocons.

These days, it seems like Rove is driving the bus more often than not, but he is not a neocon. He's a political strategist, and a decidedly unideological one at that.
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Who needs distractions? You seems to keep the conspiracy theory factory alive.
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You seems to keep the conspiracy theory factory alive.
Wow, I must be pretty omnipotent to singlehandedly 'keep the conspiracy theory factory alive'.
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Who needs distractions? You seems to keep the conspiracy theory factory alive.
At least in FYM.
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Terror alert system? That's as outdated as fiscal responsibility. Get with the times!

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At least in FYM.
I wasn't aware that questioning the motives of those in positions of power makes a person a 'conspiracy theorist'

It looks like there are an awful lot of 'conspiracy theorists' in the US at present, as per a recent poll more Americans now blame Bush for the Iraq war than Saddam.
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Really...missed that poll.

Care to link it?
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I wasn't aware that questioning the motives of those in positions of power makes a person a 'conspiracy theorist'

It looks like there are an awful lot of 'conspiracy theorists' in the US at present, as per a recent poll more Americans now blame Bush for the Iraq war than Saddam.
I'll bet you the people of Iraq, whom Saddam had oppressed for almost 30 years, wouldn't agree.
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I'll bet you the people of Iraq, whom Saddam had oppressed for almost 30 years, wouldn't agree.
Really? Ok, I'm on. How much do you want to bet?
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I'll bet you the people of Iraq, whom Saddam had oppressed for almost 30 years, wouldn't agree.
What poll are we going to use for this debate?

LOL

It would take a thread to determine that,...lol
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Really...missed that poll.

Care to link it?
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/2005...king%20War.htm
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Really? Ok, I'm on. How much do you want to bet?

The people are facing a lot less terror now than they did under Saddam's reign of terror. They also have their own government now, and an actual say in the political process.

These people are happy Saddam's gone, and know that Saddam was an evil tyrant who needed to be brought down. And if we could take a poll of every citizen in Iraq, I would bet some money on my theory. Of course, that's impossible, for 2 reasons:

(1) There's no way we can take that poll
(2) I wouldn't be able to collect the money from you, cuz there's no way I'm giving my address on this forum.
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What poll are we going to use for this debate?

LOL

It would take a thread to determine that,...lol
True, true.

Actually I kind of disapprove of gambling and I suspect 80sU2isbest probably does as well.
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The people are facing a lot less terror now than they did under Saddam's reign of terror. They also have their own government now, and an actual say in the political process.

These people are happy Saddam's gone, and know that Saddam was an evil tyrant who needed to be brought down. And if we could take a poll of every citizen in Iraq, I would bet some money on my theory. Of course, that's impossible, for 2 reasons:

(1) There's no way we can take that poll
(2) I wouldn't be able to collect the money from you, cuz there's no way I'm giving my address on this forum.
If we took a poll of every Iraqi citizen today, I honestly doubt if a majority would say they are happy Saddam is gone. In two year's time, hopefully they will.

But you're right, no point in betting money.
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