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

Monday, November 28, 2005

Quotes of the Morning: SNAFU


"The military families who mourn the fallen can know that America will not forget their sacrifice, and they can know that we will honor that sacrifice by completing the noble mission for which their loved ones gave their lives."
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, November 28, 2005

“And how exactly is that noble mission going? Let’s ask the former Prime minister of Iraq..”
-Skippy


“Human rights abuses in Iraq are as bad as they were under Saddam Hussein if not worse, former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi has said.
‘People are doing the same as (in) Saddam's time and worse,’ Allawi said in an interview published in Britain on Sunday.
‘It is an appropriate comparison,’ Allawi told The Observer newspaper. ‘People are remembering the days of Saddam. These were the precise reasons that we fought Saddam and now we are seeing the same things.’
[…]
[Allawi] added that he now had so little faith in the rule of law that he had instructed his own bodyguards to fire on any police car that attempted to approach his headquarters without prior notice, following the implication of police units in many of the abuses."
-CNN, November 27, 2005

“Seeking to quell the insurgency and sectarian violence, leaders of Iraq's sharply divided Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish political factions ended three days of contentious talks Monday with a call for a pullout of foreign troops from the country but no agreement on a timetable.
[…]
In Egypt, the communiqué's attempt to define terrorism omitted any reference to attacks against U.S. or Iraqi forces. Delegates from across the political and religious spectrum said the omission was intentional.
‘Though resistance is a legitimate right for all people, terrorism does not represent resistance. Therefore, we condemn terrorism and acts of violence, killing and kidnapping targeting Iraqi citizens and humanitarian, civil, government institutions, national resources and houses of worships,’ the document said.”
-Associated Press, November 22, 2005

“Well, we can always just declare victory and get out.. Despite what Bush said last week about there being ‘no timetable’, that seems to be exactly what he is now pushing..”
-Skippy


“The White House for the first time has claimed possession of an Iraq withdrawal plan, arguing that a troop pullout blueprint unveiled this past week by a Democratic senator was ‘remarkably similar’ to its own.
[…]
Even though Bush has never publicly issued his own withdrawal plan and criticized calls for an early exit, the White House said many of the ideas expressed by the senator were its own.”
-AFP, November 27, 2005

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