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InvisibleDNKYD
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Bush calls for withdrawal from Middle East
    #3869779 - 03/04/05 09:27 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Bush rejects any partial withdrawal by Syria
http://www.cnn.com/2005/ALLPOLITICS/03/04/us.syria.ap/index.html?ironic

WESTFIELD, New Jersey (AP) -- President Bush on Friday flatly rejected any partial withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon, saying he will not accept the kind of "half-measures" Damascus is expected to propose as a compromise.

"There are no half-measures at all," Bush said during an event here on his Social Security proposals.

"When the United States and France say withdraw, we mean complete withdrawal, no halfhearted measures," he said.

During a speech Saturday to his parliament, Syrian President Bashar Assad was expected to announce a troop pullback to eastern Lebanon near the Syrian border -- but not a full withdrawal, according to Syrian and Lebanese officials.

"We need to see action, not words," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said a day ahead of that speech.

A fellow Arab nation, Saudi Arabia, has also called on Syria to pull out. On Thursday, Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah told Assad their relations will suffer if Syria doesn't start soon on a complete withdrawal, a Saudi official said.

Bush welcomed that new pressure, saying he was pleased to hear the same message from Saudi Arabia that has been pressed by a growing list of nations.

"Syria, Syrian troops, Syria's intelligence services, must get out of Lebanon now," the president said.

"The world is beginning to speak with one voice. We want that democracy in Lebanon to succeed, and we know it cannot succeed so long as she is occupied by a foreign power and that power is Syria," Bush said.

Bush told the New York Post in an interview published Friday that he wants Syria's longtime presence in Lebanon and influence on its political affairs ended by May.

McClellan said that deadline was pegged to the parliamentary elections planned for a new government in Lebanon.

"We want to make sure those are free and fair elections without outside interference," McClellan said.

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My favorite part was this:

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"The world is beginning to speak with one voice. We want that democracy in Lebanon to succeed, and we know it cannot succeed so long as she is occupied by a foreign power..."




Yes, stop giving us competition, Syria. The United States will be the sole super power in the Middle East, thank you very much.... :rolleyes:


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Re: Bush calls for withdrawal from Middle East [Re: DNKYD]
    #3869801 - 03/04/05 09:31 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Who would have thought that democracy would be spreading in the Middle East. Who could have been that visionary?


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Re: Bush calls for withdrawal from Middle East [Re: JesusChrist]
    #3870704 - 03/05/05 12:23 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

One more puppet democracy. One more string for a capitalist to pull. Now all that we need is a market and a labor force. Move in industry that lowers the quality of the enviroment and then force the people to work in the commercial areas we provide. All for freedom. Estrange them from their culture and religious right. This post was a premonition, an opinion. Take me seriously or not, it's a reality.


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InvisibleDieCommie

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Re: Bush calls for withdrawal from Middle East [Re: trick]
    #3870763 - 03/05/05 12:32 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

If the country is a true democracy how can it be a puppet of a foreign power?


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InvisibleCJay
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Re: Bush calls for withdrawal from Middle East [Re: DieCommie]
    #3873564 - 03/05/05 06:09 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quite easily

Look at your own democracy - what real choice do you have in the politicians?

The most dominant corporations run tings not the people - this all serves them


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Re: Bush calls for withdrawal from Middle East [Re: CJay]
    #3875476 - 03/06/05 02:19 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

It's about time. Syria destroyed Lebanon. Beruit was once considered to be a very cosmopolitan city. Since then many Lebenese have died, the country has been ruined, and they are now ruled by a dictator.

I think it is pretty foolish to knee-jerk side with the tyrants just because the US doesn't like them. Some of you guys should actually read a little history.

At any rate, the US is planning to be out of Iraq sometime next year. Syria has been in Lebanon for 2 decades.


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