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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Quotes of the Morning: Younger and Wiser

“Remember this old news article from yesterday’s Quotes?"

"U.S. officials held secret talks in Iraq with the commanders of several Iraqi insurgent groups recently in an attempt to open a dialogue with them, a British newspaper reported Sunday.
The commanders 'apparently came face to face' with four American officials during meetings on June 3 and June 13 at a summer villa near Balad, about 25 miles north of Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, according to The Sunday Times."
-Associated Press, June 26, 2005

"No nation can negotiate with terrorists. For there is no way to make peace with those whose only goal is death."
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, April 4, 2002

"You see.. apparently the 'insurgents' are no longer 'terrorists'. In order to be semantically correct I think Bush will need to start referring to them as 'freedom fighters'. I guess that the real question is, how long will we be fighting these killers-formerly-known-as-terrorists?"

“It doesn’t make any sense to have a timetable. You know, if you give a timetable, you’re — you’re conceding too much to the enemy.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, June 29, 2005

"Hmm.. Interesting. Somehow I think that a different Republican might have a different viewpoint."

"Victory means exit strategy, and it’s important for the president to explain to us what the exit strategy is.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, April 9, 1999

“I think it’s also important for the president to lay out a timetable as to how long they will be involved and when they will be withdrawn.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, June 5, 1999

"I guess that it really is different when YOU are the president. Let's finish up on the words of a different, younger and wiser Republican."

"Accurate judgment is predicated on accurate information. Government has an obligation to present information to the public promptly and accurately so that the public's evaluation of Government activities is not distorted. Political pundits speak of the 'credibility gap' in the present administration. Indeed, this appellation is so widespread that it has become a household word."
-Donald Rumsfeld, February 21, 1967


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