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  •  Here ya' go! (4.00)
    "Let me tell you what else I'm worried about: I'm worried about an opponent who uses nation building and the military in the same sentence. See, our view of the military is for our military to be properly prepared to fight and win war and, therefore, prevent war from happening in the first place."

    ~George W. Bush
    November 6, 2000
    Chattanooga, TN

    •  And what about Repub quotes against ... (4.00)
      ... Clinton attacking the Al Qaeda encampments in Afghanistan and Sudan. NYTimes provided administration spin today, concerning the State Dept. warning about Bin Laden being more dangerous in Afghanistan.

      It appears NYTimes wants to shift some blame away from Bush - yet Clinton attacked those encampments, probably missing Bin Laden by minutes. And was subsequently attacked by the Repub's for carrying out that attack.

      "I don't do quagmires, and my boss doesn't do nuance."

      by SteinL on Wed Aug 17, 2005 at 12:02:19 PM PDT

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    •  Opposed Somalia intervention (4.00)
      "Somalia started off as a humanitarian mission then changed into a nation-building mission and that’s where the mission went wrong. The mission was changed. And as a result, our nation paid a price, and so I don’t think our troops ought to be used for what’s called nation building. I think our troops ought to be used to fight and win war. I think our troops ought to be used to help overthrow a dictator when it’s in our best interests. But in this case, it was a nation-building exercise."
      Source: Presidential Debate at Wake Forest University Oct 11, 2000

      http://www.issues2000.org/George_W__Bush_Defense.htm

      Can anyone tell me why my American flag was made in China?

      by Skid on Wed Aug 17, 2005 at 12:07:58 PM PDT

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    •  you guys are just not very understanding (none)
      In the neo-cons universe the mission was clear as was the exit strategy. It is just not working well in this universe.

      Change 10% of the electorate and we will have a landslide and a mandate.

      by Jlukes on Wed Aug 17, 2005 at 03:43:09 PM PDT

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