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Four Color Politics

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

Friday, March 30, 2007

Quotes of the Morning: Root Root Root for the Home Team

“The Democratic-controlled Senate ignored a veto threat and voted Thursday for a bill requiring President Bush to start withdrawing combat troops from Iraq within four months, dealing a sharp rebuke to a wartime commander in chief.

In a mostly party line 51-47 vote, the Senate signed off on a bill providing $122 billion to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It also orders Bush to begin withdrawing troops within 120 days of passage while setting a nonbinding goal of ending combat operations by March 31, 2008.
The vote came shortly after Bush, in a move that his aides said was unprecedented, invited all House Republicans to the White House to appear with him in a sort of pep rally to bolster his position in the continuing war policy fight.”

“A pep rally? I guess that Fearless Leader has finally figured out how to properly use his talents.” -Skippy

“Bush became a big brother to four other Bush kids. Then, at 15, he left home to start on the traditional family educational track at an elite prep school in the East, Phillips Andover. George Sr. had been a baseball star wearing the Andover ‘A.’ Bush also played baseball, but mostly made his mark as a cheerleader for the teams.”
-CNN Special Report, October 29, 2000

“See? There is so much to root for; whether you are there to support the Administration…”

“Attorney General Alberto Gonzales falsely denied he was deeply involved in the firing of eight federal prosecutors, his former top aide said Thursday, adding that the final decision on who was to be dismissed was made by Gonzales and President Bush’s former counsel.”
-NBC News, March 29, 2007

“…or there to support the War in Iraq…”

“A series of car bomb blasts at a Baghdad market and a Shiite town north of the capital killed at least 100 people Thursday, police and hospital sources said.”
-MSNBC, March 29, 2007

“…you’ll be happy to know that supporting Fearless Leader is the same thing as supporting the good work that we are doing overseas spreading peace and harmony in the Middle East...”

“King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia told Arab leaders on Wednesday that the American occupation of Iraq is ‘illegal,’ and he warned that unless Arab governments settle their differences, foreign powers like the United States would continue to dictate the region’s politics.

The king’s speech, at the opening of the Arab League summit meeting here, underscored growing differences between Saudi Arabia and the Bush administration as the Saudis take on a greater regional leadership role, partly at American urging. The Saudis seem to be emphasizing that they will not be beholden to the policies of their longtime ally.”
-New York Times, March 28, 2007

“…and making Iraq a better place to be.”

“Policemen who took part in the reprisal shootings of scores of men in northwest Iraq this week were arrested but then freed again to prevent unrest, the provincial governor said on Thursday.

Hours after truck bombs killed 85 people on Tuesday in a Shi'ite area of Tal Afar, up to 70 Sunni Arab men were shot dead in a town which only a year ago was held up by U.S. President George W. Bush as an example of progress towards peace.”
-Reuters, March 29, 2007


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