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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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    •  that sure sounds a bit like (none)
      he was putting his feelers out there for his Iraqi invasion...

      I think our troops ought to be used to help overthrow a dictator when it's in our best interests

      hmmm....

      •  Putting Feelers Out?! (none)
        He had been planning on invading Iraq ever since he stopped drinking.  All they needed was an excuse.

        And in the phrase 'our best interests', you have to realize who he means by 'our' (see link above).

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