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

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Quotes of the Morning: Time Keeps On Slipping Into the Future

"I have tried to discourage my Republican colleagues from saying that September is some kind of seminal moment. I am aware the American people are frustrated. I share that frustration. I don't think the American people are aware of the consequences of failure."
-Sen. John McCain, May 27, 2007

“Don’t look to September as being anything except another date to extend the war in Iraq. As a matter of fact, things may become worse as we ratchet up the heat against the terrorists. To expect to see results by the Fall would be foolish.”

“Look, I think, I think by the end of this year we will see some signs of success, how significant those will be.”
-Sen. John McCain, May 13, 2007

“Well, I guess we can expect to see some success after all. What I meant to say was that we can’t expect to really see for some months whether or not the new ‘surge’ tactic is working.”

“McCain, a decorated Vietnam veteran who spent more than five years as a prisoner of war, said he hopes Americans will be patient and give the new Iraq strategy, led by Gen. David Petraeus, an opportunity to succeed. He said it should be clear within ‘some months’ whether the plan is working.”
-Seattle Times, February 23, 2007

“Um.. Sorry.. What I REALLY meant to say is that, though we will be able to see if the plan is working in some months (from February.. That would be.. um.. now), it isn’t like we’re going to win this war or lose it any time soon. This is a long, hard war, and it may take a few years to fix the problems we have created.”

“And, look, if you talk to most military experts, we’re in a critical and crucial time. We’re either going to lose this thing or win this thing within the next several months.”
-Sen. John McCain, November 12, 2006

“John.. Really, you are making this tough on me. I keep trying to justify what you say, but that last Quote was from last November. I think that we already passed the ‘next several months’, and now you are saying that we won’t even know how we are doing until next winter. Are you even paying attention to what is happening over there?”

“Iraqis are clamoring to get out of Iraq. Two million have fled so far and nearly two million more have been displaced within the country. (That’s a total of some 15 percent of the population.) Save the Children reported this month that Iraq’s child-survival rate is falling faster than any other nation’s. One Iraqi in eight is killed by illness or violence by the age of 5. Yet for all the words President Bush has lavished on Darfur and AIDS in Africa, there has been a deadly silence from him about what’s happening in the country he gave ‘God’s gift of freedom’.”
-Frank Rich, New York Times, May 27, 2007


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