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  • Nickdfresh
    SUPER MODERATOR

    • Oct 2004
    • 49260

    Pres. BILL CLINTON On IRAQ...

    Bill Clinton: Iraq A 'Big Mistake'
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 16, 2005
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    Former President Clinton speaks to students at the American University of Dubai, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005. _(AP)
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    "Saddam is gone. It's a good thing, but I don't agree with what was done."

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    Former President Bill Clinton
    (AP)_Former President Bill Clinton told Arab students Wednesday the United States made a "big mistake" when it invaded Iraq, stoking the partisan debate back home over the war.

    Mr. Clinton cited the lack of planning for what would happen after Saddam Hussein was overthrown.

    "Saddam is gone. It's a good thing, but I don't agree with what was done," Mr. Clinton told students at a forum at the American University of Dubai.

    "It was a big mistake. The American government made several errors ... one of which is how easy it would be to get rid of Saddam and how hard it would be to unite the country."

    Mr. Clinton's remarks came when he was taking questions about the U.S. invasion, which began in 2003. His response drew cheers and a standing ovation at the end of the hour-long session.

    Mr. Clinton said the United States had done some good things in Iraq: the removal of Saddam, the ratification of a new constitution and the holding of parliamentary elections.

    "The mistake that they made is that when they kicked out Saddam, they decided to dismantle the whole authority structure of Iraq. ... We never sent enough troops and didn't have enough troops to control or seal the borders," he said.

    As the borders were unsealed, "the terrorists came in," he said.

    Mr. Clinton said it would have been better if the United States had left Iraq's "fundamental military and social and police structure intact."

    Democrats are accusing President Bush of having misled the American public about the urgency of the Iraqi threat before his order to invade, and Mr. Bush on Monday threw back at Democratic critics the worries they once expressed about Saddam.

    "They spoke the truth then and they're speaking politics now," Mr. Bush charged.

    On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld continued Mr. Bush's attack, citing the words of Clinton and others from his administration as saying Saddam was a security threat to the United States and its allies.

    At a Pentagon news conference, Rumsfeld noted the Iraq Liberation Act that Congress passed in 1998 had said it should be U.S. government policy to support Saddam's removal from power. He noted that Clinton signed the act and ordered four days of bombing in December 1998.

    Recent opinion polls show Mr. Bush as having the lowest approval rating of his presidency. In AP-Ipsos polling, a majority of Americans say Mr. Bush is not honest and they disapprove of his handling of foreign policy and the war on terrorism.
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  • BigBadBrian
    TOASTMASTER GENERAL
    • Jan 2004
    • 10625

    #2
    “If bullshit was currency, Joe Biden would be a billionaire.” - George W. Bush

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    • FORD
      ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

      • Jan 2004
      • 58903

      #3
      Harry Reid said that, based on the assumption that Chimpy would comply with the terms of his own war resolution and NOT go to war except as a LAST RESORT.
      Eat Us And Smile

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      "If the American people had ever known the truth about what we (the BCE) have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched." - Poppy Bush, 1992

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      • Seshmeister
        ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

        • Oct 2003
        • 35262

        #4
        What Clinton says is obviously true so who fucked up?

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        • FORD
          ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

          • Jan 2004
          • 58903

          #5
          Originally posted by Seshmeister
          What Clinton says is obviously true so who fucked up?
          With the Busheep mentality, Clinton is ALWAYS the one who fucked up.

          Because getting your dick sucked in the White House is so much worse than killing 100,000 Iraqi civilians and over 2000 Americans over a lie.

          The further irony here is that Clinton is pretty much on the same page as Poppy Bush as to what would happen if Iraq was invaded.

          “To occupy Iraq would instantly shatter our coalition, turning the whole Arab world against us, and make a broken tyrant into a latter-day Arab hero,"
          Hell, even Cheney the heartless bastard agreed with them back then......
          “To have brought the (Gulf) war into the populous Iraqi capital of Baghdad where Hussein is based would have involved a different type of military operation than in the desert, and would have put large numbers of Iraqi civilians and hundreds of thousands of our troops at risk of being killed,”
          And they accuse Democrats of "flip-flopping"??
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          "If the American people had ever known the truth about what we (the BCE) have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched." - Poppy Bush, 1992

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          • WACF
            Crazy Ass Mofo
            • Jan 2004
            • 2920

            #6
            Originally posted by Nickdfresh
            [B] Bill Clinton: Iraq A 'Big Mistake'

            ... We never sent enough troops and didn't have enough troops to control or seal the borders," he said.

            As the borders were unsealed, "the terrorists came in," he said.

            Sounds like Afghanistan...does it not?

            That seemed suspect...change of venue was too quick.
            Seemed like the "baddies" were supposed to get away.

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            • ELVIS
              Banned
              • Dec 2003
              • 44120

              #7
              That's a great thing for a former president to be saying to keep out troops morale up...

              From now on, it's open season on Clinton around here...


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              • Guitar Shark
                ROTH ARMY SUPREME
                • Jan 2004
                • 7579

                #8
                Originally posted by ELVIS
                From now on, it's open season on Clinton around here...
                "From now on"? LOL
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                Originally posted by EAT MY ASSHOLE
                Sharky sometimes needs things spelled out for him in explicit, specific detail. I used to think it was a lawyer thing, but over time it became more and more evident that he's merely someone's idiot twin.

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                • FORD
                  ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

                  • Jan 2004
                  • 58903

                  #9
                  Originally posted by ELVIS
                  That's a great thing for a former president to be saying to keep out troops morale up...

                  From now on, it's open season on Clinton around here...


                  As I clearly pointed out above, Poppy Bush and the Tin Man said the same thing. Is it "open season" on them as well?
                  Eat Us And Smile

                  Cenk For America 2024!!

                  Justice Democrats


                  "If the American people had ever known the truth about what we (the BCE) have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched." - Poppy Bush, 1992

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                  • Nickdfresh
                    SUPER MODERATOR

                    • Oct 2004
                    • 49260

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Guitar Shark
                    "From now on"? LOL


                    Yeah PRESIDENT CLINTON! You'll never get re-elected in 2008 you bastard!!

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                    • FORD
                      ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

                      • Jan 2004
                      • 58903

                      #11
                      Does the 22nd Ammendment exempt part of a two term president from running again?

                      I figured since the Republicans are still obsessed with Clinton's penis that it should run it's own campaign. Monica Lewinsky can be its running mate.
                      Eat Us And Smile

                      Cenk For America 2024!!

                      Justice Democrats


                      "If the American people had ever known the truth about what we (the BCE) have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched." - Poppy Bush, 1992

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                      • Ernie123

                        #12
                        Take another sip of Clinton Kool-Aid..

                        Fact: Hillary is Running For President. This is and will continue to drive all Clinton political rehortic until November 2008. However, once those debates begin, she will be exposed for the arrogant lightweight that she truly is... Being a royal bitch and never challenged by the likes of Andrea Mitchell and other elitists tele-journalists that are up her ass, doesn't make her qualified for anything..and definitely not for president.

                        Fact: Bill Clinton gave NUMEROUS speeches while president about the threat Saddam posed to the middle east region and US interests in General. Please click on the link for a GLARING Example...



                        Fact: Saddam supported terrorism. Please look up ansar al islam... They are a terrorist group that trains in Northern Iraq. Link is below on ansar al islam/iraq connection...



                        Fact: George Tenet, CIA Director, told President Bush when pressed by him... "Mr. president, it's a SLAM DUNK!" on WMD's.

                        Fact: Bill Clinton is a revisionist historian. Just because the mainstream press refuses to call this guy out doesn' t mean he didn't make NUMEROUS mistakes. He was and is a liar. Probably the best liar in the history of American Politics. I will never question his intellectual capabilities. However, I question his motives. He is a liar.

                        You are wasting your breath FORD. You are supporting people that wouldn't cross the street to piss on you if you were burning to death. They are arrogant elitists that don't get it. They are only out for one thing.. themselves. As long as they can sit and read Tolstoy and drink cosmompolitans in upper manhattan, laugh at middle america characterizing them as "stupid" and not break a sweat, they are fine. But when it comes to defending a way of life, they want to appease and be a "world community"... A world community that has nothing but disdain for the United States. There thoughts are very simple: We should all be ashamed of this country's success. And now it's time for the US to give everything away... EXCEPT for those elitists in Upper Manhattan. They can't give up their Latte's and Blackberry's... But hey, that Ivy Leaque education ANNOITS them with previlage. The rest of us are stupid lemmings that deserve to be abused and stripped of diginity.

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                        • Nickdfresh
                          SUPER MODERATOR

                          • Oct 2004
                          • 49260

                          #13
                          Originally posted by FORD
                          Does the 22nd Ammendment exempt part of a two term president from running again?

                          I figured since the Republicans are still obsessed with Clinton's penis that it should run it's own campaign. Monica Lewinsky can be its running mate.
                          I was referring to the fact that some here apparently BELIEVE that CLINTON is still president based on the number of times he gets mentioned/blamed for the current policy failures...

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                          • Warham
                            DIAMOND STATUS
                            • Mar 2004
                            • 14589

                            #14
                            Originally posted by Nickdfresh


                            Yeah PRESIDENT CLINTON! You'll never get re-elected in 2008 you bastard!!
                            He's going to try the next best thing. Get his wife elected.

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                            • LoungeMachine
                              DIAMOND STATUS
                              • Jul 2004
                              • 32576

                              #15
                              Originally posted by Guitar Shark
                              "From now on"? LOL

                              Shhhhhhh.


                              *dont tell warham *


                              LMMFAO
                              Originally posted by Kristy
                              Dude, what in the fuck is wrong with you? I'm full of hate and I do drugs.
                              Originally posted by cadaverdog
                              I posted under aliases and I jerk off with a sock. Anything else to add?

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