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  •  Snow owes Senator Reid an apology. (18+ / 0-)

    Snow in the tradition of the Cheney White House pre-emptively struck without considering the full facts produced by faulty "politico" intelligence.

    Every time history repeats itself the price goes up - Anon.

    by Pithy Cherub on Thu Jun 14, 2007 at 02:14:51 PM PDT

    •  then they can apologize to the iraqi people (6+ / 0-)

      ...following the same logic of course.  or perhaps that should come first.

      Life isn't a movie and you're not Clint Eastwood. - Captain Frogbert

      by cosmic lattice on Thu Jun 14, 2007 at 02:21:17 PM PDT

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    •  it was a trifecta (7+ / 0-)

      A slam on Harry Reid's patriotism, a "reminder" that those gosh darn Dems don't realize we are at war ("tough talk" from the spokesmouth for the Leader of the Free World) and a dig at liberal bloggers, operating out of their basements in their jammies and slippers, listening to secret telephone calls slandering the military.

      Good golly.  The NERVE.

      1-20-09 The Darkness Ends "Where cruelty exists, law does not." ~ Alberto Mora.

      by noweasels on Thu Jun 14, 2007 at 02:21:17 PM PDT

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      •  Plus the military will crumble, just crumble (1+ / 0-)
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        under that type of (unproven) rhetoric, not the IED's they face everyday because of Bush's stupid War/Occupation?debacle.

        Every time history repeats itself the price goes up - Anon.

        by Pithy Cherub on Thu Jun 14, 2007 at 02:26:56 PM PDT

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      •  It's not like any of the cheap-shot bastards (1+ / 0-)
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        at Politico and the RWNM who pulled this off are actually supporting Pace.

        Why not strafe the outgoing Chair of Joint Chiefs?  If you're a second-stringer in RW media, it doesn't really matter -- Pace is out of favor, anyway.    Acceptable collateral damage if it's going to make Reid look bad.  

        It's just another safe, passive-aggressive way to brown-nose the White House and take a slap at an easy target in full view of the Son-King's Court.

        Gutsy journos at Politico.  Real Patriots.

    •  Snow owes America a resignation. (2+ / 0-)
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      He's been forced to lie and cover up for the administration so much that the truth (much less the pursuit of truth) no longer has any meaning to him.

      Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. --- Thomas Jefferson

      by Wandering Hoo on Thu Jun 14, 2007 at 02:26:20 PM PDT

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    •  That apology will have to come in the form (0+ / 0-)

      of a resignation. Although, judging from how awful Snow's looking these days due to his cancer and chemo therapy, I suspect that it'll come well before the others resign.

      And no, this is not a cheap shot at a sick man, but simply my opinion that he appears to be too sick to be able to sustain the pressure of this tough job, especially since it's bound to get even tougher as the subpoenas start coming, and it would be both cruel and foolish for the administration to ask him to keep doing this for much longer. And I can only hope that they're not keeping him there out of a despicable hope that he'll garner sympathy due to his condition. I wouldn't put that beyond any of these cretins.

    •  Lou Dobbs just covered this, (1+ / 0-)
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      including press conference clips of Harry Reid--who did NOT deny the allegations.  In fact, it sounded like Reid was confirming them.  Is Reid shooting himself in the foot, again, or what???

      •  Ack! so is Tucker (1+ / 0-)
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        who is slurping his disgust at "liberal nutjob bloggers".  The update shows Reid saying this to Bush's wholly owned General Pace and doesn't mention General Patraeus at all.  

        Every time history repeats itself the price goes up - Anon.

        by Pithy Cherub on Thu Jun 14, 2007 at 03:22:14 PM PDT

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    •  Sounds like many of you owe the politico (1+ / 0-)
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      an apology.

      In this specific instance, they were right, and the folks denying this occurred were wrong.

      A throw away line that was so unremarkable that none of us remembered or reported it

      How can a Senator pointing out the incompetence of one of the nations most highly ranked military officers be 'unremarkable'?

      Is this a common occurence? Doesn't seem that way to me.

      It's an encouraging sign, actually: maybe Harry Reid is actaully going to buckle down and get something done.

      "Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." -- JFK

      by Tryptophan on Fri Jun 15, 2007 at 11:00:05 AM PDT

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      •  Preaching to the choir (0+ / 0-)

        The reason none of the others remembered it was that it didn't stand out.  Pace is incompetent.  Everybody in the Bush Admin is incompetent so a Dem Senator calling a Bush appointee incompetent was water off a duck's back.

        Bernie Goldberg talked about another comment which didn't phase the left-wingers who heard it.  He described a meeting of the CBS Bureau Chiefs in which someone, in an off-hand way, describe Gary Bauer, who was then running for the Repub Presidential nomination, as "the little nut from the Christian group" and no one flinched.  IIRC He later asked someone who had been in the meeting if he remembered it and they said no.

        Reid, D-Nev., said he was particularly concerned about Petraeus' recent comment that there are "astonishing signs of normalcy" throughout the majority of Baghdad. Petraeus was quoted in USA Today this week as saying, "I'm talking about professional soccer leagues with real grass field stadiums, several amusement parks, big ones, markets that are very vibrant."

        Reid said the remark "gives you a feeling that he's not in touch with what is really going on in Iraq or just trying to make the president feel good." ~ KNBC

        How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could get welfare?

        by Kaos Klerik on Fri Jun 15, 2007 at 11:18:13 AM PDT

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        •  Heh, does it irk anyone else (0+ / 0-)

          to hear some arm chair general of a senator critize the actual commander of our forces in Iraq as being out of touch?

          Pace has certainly acted incompetently. Petraeus is a different type entirely, and the military types I know have deep respect for him.

          Anyway, military generals are not Bush appointees - when our senators are calling out our generals who have spent a lifetime of service in the military as being 'incompetent' than there is something big going on.

          If you disagree, can you please point to other instances of senators calling generals incompetent, in other conflicts?

          I think it's important not to just shrug our shoulders and say "Meh, incompetent generals. Nothing new there".  

          This war has been handled in a manner quite unlike any other, and I think it is important to emphasize that.

          "Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." -- JFK

          by Tryptophan on Sat Jun 16, 2007 at 08:13:45 PM PDT

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