Sunday, November 20, 2005

By Their Own Words Shall You Know Them...

“Out of the mouths of babes” and all of that. The following quotes were articulated in 1998/99 when Clinton unleashed the “Dogs of War” in Bosnia. Pay particular attention to the quotes of Bush and Tom DeLay (keeping in mind these are just a very small sample of similar statements—how times changes minds). Compare their statements from then with what they now say about being in Iraq. Fools and fanatics, one and all; that’s how I see them, and like all fools and fanatics they must be stopped.

At this point in time I have no idea how “free or fair” our elections are as our election process is in serious trouble, but that said, there is an election coming up, and all 435 people/seats in the House of Representatives are up for grabs. It is my opinion that not a one of them should be returned to congress!! At the same time, I also realize that until corporate money is eliminated from our so-called “political process” that nothing in the end will change. By absolute necessity, we as a nation, in the end, will have to re-visit the “personhood of corporations” as I see that right there as the heart of virtually every problem we in this nation are faced with--This has given us Tom DeLay, G.W. Bush and company. I’ll leave it at that as the list is way to long to enumerate here.--Jack

Quotes from when Clinton committed troops to Bosnia:

"You can support the troops but not the president."--Rep Tom Delay (R-TX)

"Well, I just think it's a bad idea. What's going to happen is they're going to be over there for 10, 15, maybe 20 years." --Joe Scarborough (R-FL)

"Explain to the mothers and fathers of American servicemen that may come home in body bags why their son or daughter have to give up their life?"--Sean Hannity, Fox News, 4/6/99

"[The] President . . . is once again releasing American military might on a foreign country with an ill-defined objective and no exit strategy. He has yet to tell the Congress how much this operation will cost. And he has not informed our nation's armed forces about how long they will be away from home. These strikes do not make for a sound foreign policy."--Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA)

"American foreign policy is now one huge big mystery. Simply put, the administration is trying to lead the world with a feel-good foreign policy."--Rep Tom Delay (R-TX)

"If we are going to commit American troops, we must be certain they have a clear mission, an achievable goal and an exit strategy."--Karen Hughes, speaking on behalf of George W Bush

"I had doubts about the bombing campaign from the beginning . . I didn't think we had done enough in the diplomatic area."--Senator Trent Lott (R-MS)

"I cannot support a failed foreign policy. History teaches us that it is often easier to make war than peace. This administration is just learning that lesson right now. The President began this mission with very vague objectives and lots of unanswered questions. A month later, these questions are still unanswered. There are no clarified rules of engagement. There is no timetable. There is no legitimate definition of victory. There is no contingency plan for mission creep. There is no clear funding program. There is no agenda to bolster our over-extended military. There is no explanation defining what vitalnational interests are at stake. There was no strategic plan for war when the President started this thing, and there still is no plan today"--Rep Tom Delay (R-TX)

"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is."--Governor George W. Bush (R-TX)

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