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Four Color Politics

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

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Iraq, Iran, Whatever..

“Hey, did I mention yesterday that we’re gearing up to go for the Trifecta? You know, invade our third country in this Administration? Well guess what..”

"For our part, the United States is keeping all options on the table in addressing the irresponsible conduct of the regime, and we join other nations in sending that regime a clear message: We will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon."
-‘Dick’ Cheney, March 7, 2006

“Sound familiar? Maybe this will ring a bell.”

“And so one of the -- what the Vice President is doing is he's reminding people about this danger, and that we need to work in concert to confront this danger. Again, all options are on the table, and -- but one thing I will not allow is a nation such as Iraq to threaten our very future by developing weapons of mass destruction.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, March 13, 2002

“Its ok though because, despite all of the evidence, things are going really really well in Iraq. You just don’t know it because you are being lied to. No, no, not by the Administration. By the media.”

“Rumsfeld, citing information from his top commander in Iraq, said the news media has exaggerated the number of attacks on mosques in the latest sectarian violence, the number of Iraqi deaths and has mischaracterized the actions of government security forces.

‘From what I've seen thus far, much of the reporting in the U.S. and abroad has exaggerated the situation,’ Rumsfeld said.
‘Interestingly, all of the exaggerations seem to be on one side. It isn't as though there simply have been a series of random errors on both sides of issues. On the contrary, the steady stream of errors all seem to be of the nature to inflame the situation and to give heart to the terrorists and to discourage those who hope for success in Iraq.’"
-Washington Post, March 7, 2006

“The media wants you to see the dark side and is probably working with the terrorists to undermine American Freedom ™. Only the military has the courage to see the bunnies and flowers.”

“On Sunday, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a televised interview that things in Iraq were ‘going very, very well, from everything you look at.’"
-LA Times, March 7, 2006

“You see, if you knew how well things were really going in Iraq you’d see that we can win the war in Iraq with one hand tied behind our backs, and you wouldn’t be so worried about us threatening Iran. Heck, if we invaded Iran they’d probably be throwing flowers at us, and we could pay for the whole thing with oil revenues so it wouldn’t need to worry about the cost. What could go wrong?”

“The top U.S. envoy to Iraq said Monday that the 2003 toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime had opened a ‘Pandora's box’ of volatile ethnic and sectarian tensions that could engulf the region in all-out war if America pulled out of the country too soon.

In remarks that were among the frankest and bleakest public assessments of the Iraq situation by a high-level American official, U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said the ‘potential is there’ for sectarian violence to become full-blown civil war.”
-LA Times, March 7, 2006


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