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

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Stay the Course

“Look, the fact is that our mission in the war in Iraq is critical. We agree on that; we agree it’s wrong to cut and run. But look, we’re not coming in and saying ‘Stay the course.’ The choice in this election is not between ‘Stay the course’ and ‘Cut and run,’ it’s between ‘Win by adapting’ and ‘Cut and run.’”
-Ken Mehlman, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, August 13, 2006

“Absolutely. To say that we need to ‘stay the course’ in Iraq is insanity! I think that we can all agree on that.”

“We’re not going to lose in Iraq. As a matter of fact, we will win in Iraq so long as we stay the course.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, July 11, 2006

“I think the thing you do, number one is, you bring to justice those who are guilty of breaking laws. And certainly this is not a government that condones rape, murder, or the abuse of human rights. The second thing you do is you stay the course..”
-White House Spokesman Tony Snow, July 10, 2006

“We’re for staying the course in Iraq and the war on terror.”
-Senator Bill Frist, July 27, 2006

“And a believe that a free, democratic Iraq is quickly becoming an inevitable fact, and that now more than ever we need to stay the course there.”
-Senator John Thune, February 17, 2005

“On behalf of our men and women in harm’s way, the children they protect, and the dreams and aspirations of Americans for a bright future, I will stay the course as a member of the Senate to support them in the war on terror.”
-Senator Johnny Isakson, November 8, 2005

“And I'd just like to reiterate what the other governors have said, that it is very important that we stay the course…”
-Governor Jeb Bush, April 19, 2006

“Hey, those are just the Republicans.. Our allies are also staying the course.”

“U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair said he plans to ‘stay the course’ in Iraq after the outgoing British envoy to the country warned that it is more likely to descend into civil war than form a successful democracy.”
-Bloomberg News Service, August 3, 2006

“So the Republicans actually ARE saying that we should ‘stay the course’, and our allies (ok, just Blair) are down with that funky sickness. At least the Democrats are showing more common sense.”

“But Lieberman has opted for a rematch and is now running as an independent for a second chance at keeping his seat. With Lamont calling for a troop withdrawal from Iraq and Lieberman saying the U.S. should stay the course, what does this week’s vote say about Democratic views and public sentiment about the war?”
-Fox News, August 13, 2006

“Um.. I meant no real Democrats. Thanks to Think Progress for most of this morning’s Quotes.”


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