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Invisibleusefulidiot
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Cheney Calls Iraq, Afghan Wars Brilliant
    #3298856 - 10/30/04 10:27 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4584501,00.html
Cheney Calls Iraq, Afghan Wars Brilliant

AP | October 30 2004

Comment: Whilst these wars may have been "brilliant" for Cheney and Halliburton, they certainly were not brilliant for the hundreds of thousands of dead civillians and soldiers.

Vice President Dick Cheney said Friday the invasion of Iraq will go down in history, along with the war in Afghanistan, for its "brilliance."

The vice president's comment came as he portrayed the controversy over hundreds of tons of missing explosives in Iraq as a battle pitting Sen. John Kerry against U.S. troops, with Cheney siding with the military.

At an airport rally at a hangar in Montoursville, Pa., Cheney said the U.S. invasions of "Afghanistan and Iraq will be studied for years for their brilliance."

At an earlier rally in Dimondale, Mich., Cheney spoke on the issue of explosives that have disappeared from stockpiles in Iraq. He cited Pentagon
statements about the seizure and destruction by U.S. troops on April 13, 2003, of 250 tons of ammunition, including some of the same type as the missing explosives.

"Our troops were doing their job," Cheney said as he called Kerry an "armchair general," a characterization the vice president has been using for several days.

"This is not a battle between us and anyone," said Kerry campaign spokesman Phil Singer. "This is about George Bush

and Dick Cheney taking responsibility for their failure in Iraq."

Three peace activists briefly interrupted Cheney's remarks in Michigan.


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Re: Cheney Calls Iraq, Afghan Wars Brilliant [Re: usefulidiot]
    #3299331 - 10/31/04 12:48 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

He is talking about the invasions. They were both very succesfull campaigns.


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Re: Cheney Calls Iraq, Afghan Wars Brilliant [Re: Divided_Sky]
    #3299340 - 10/31/04 12:50 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I like the Bush campaing, a lil too much


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Re: Cheney Calls Iraq, Afghan Wars Brilliant [Re: Divided_Sky]
    #3299554 - 10/31/04 01:52 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I think all the hawks considered was the initial invasion (as well as manufacturing pretext, of course) - they forgot about the whole occupation part.


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Re: Cheney Calls Iraq, Afghan Wars Brilliant [Re: Vvellum]
    #3299881 - 10/31/04 02:29 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

bi0 said:
I think all the hawks considered was the initial invasion (as well as manufacturing pretext, of course) - they forgot about the whole occupation part.




I wouldn't say that. They had everything worked out with Jay Garner and a comprehensive plan before the war. The problem was things turned out completely different than they expected, the Iraqi chain of command completely broke down and all rule of law disapeared. They had to start from scratch.


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Re: Cheney Calls Iraq, Afghan Wars Brilliant [Re: Divided_Sky]
    #3299897 - 10/31/04 02:36 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I guess they didnt expect the unexpected and their plans were too "narrow". Chaos ensued, what do you expect when you dont expect the unexpected? Shit - starting to sound like Don Rumsfeld


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Re: Cheney Calls Iraq, Afghan Wars Brilliant [Re: Divided_Sky]
    #3300691 - 10/31/04 11:18 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

He is talking about the invasions. They were both very succesfull campaigns.

Come off it. You think you have bragging rights because you invaded devastated third world countries Afghanistan and Iraq? Who are you going to take on next? The Hare Krishnas?


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Re: Cheney Calls Iraq, Afghan Wars Brilliant [Re: Xlea321]
    #3300703 - 10/31/04 11:27 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Didn't Iraq have one of the world's largest standing armies?


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Re: Cheney Calls Iraq, Afghan Wars Brilliant [Re: zappaisgod]
    #3300707 - 10/31/04 11:28 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

"Yeah but after the first three largest armies there's a real big fucking dropoff. The Hare Krishnas have the fifth largest army in the world - and they've already got our airports" - Bill Hicks.

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Re: Cheney Calls Iraq, Afghan Wars Brilliant [Re: Xlea321]
    #3300753 - 10/31/04 11:52 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Exactly. And we still fucked it up. We went over there to stop terrorism supposedly, but have done nothing but spread it. But Bush supporters will call it "successful" no matter what.




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