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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    So do you feel the same way about the other 85 senators? Also if Hillary runs there is no doubt in my military mind that you will fall in line like the rest of the lemmings on the left and vote for her.
    Yes, and no.
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The left sure as hell did not wait to slam President Bush before he got out of office...It goes with the territory Anna...By the way welcome to DP...Looking forward to your input......
    Doing something unsavory because others before have done it doesn't make it less unsavory. He should have waited until president Obama was out of office. It's going to be tough for future presidents to feel they can speak freely to their advisors, staff members and whomever when they have to worry about a book detailing their every thought and comment coming out while they're still president.
    I'm glad he wrote the book and I'm glad he's telling people how president Obama goes about making and not making decisions. I just think he should have waited.

    And thanks for the welcome.

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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I detest Hillary Clinton, and will vote for Mickey Mouse before her. And yes, I'm aware of the senate complacency on Bush's lies about Iraq though.

    PBS commentator Bill Moyers had made similar points throughout the run up to the Iraq War, and prior to a national press conference on the Iraq War[28] Moyers correctly predicted "at least a dozen times during this press conference he [the President] will invoke 9/11 and Al Qaeda to justify a preemptive attack on a country that has not attacked America. But the White House press corps will ask no hard questions tonight about those claims."[68][69] Moyers later also denounced the complicity of the press in the administration's campaign for the war, saying that the media "surrendered its independence and skepticism to join with [the U.S.] government in marching to war," and that the administration "needed a compliant press, to pass on their propaganda as news and cheer them on."

    Rationale for the Iraq War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Wikipedia is a left wing rag site owned by a lefty that anyone can post to or change.....Try again my left wing friend.
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Noblesse View Post
    Doing something unsavory because others before have done it doesn't make it less unsavory. He should have waited until president Obama was out of office. It's going to be tough for future presidents to feel they can speak freely to their advisors, staff members and whomever when they have to worry about a book detailing their every thought and comment coming out while they're still president.
    I'm glad he wrote the book and I'm glad he's telling people how president Obama goes about making and not making decisions. I just think he should have waited.

    And thanks for the welcome.
    But how do you know he can be trusted?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Wikipedia is a left wing rag site owned by a lefty that anyone can post to or change.....Try again my left wing friend.
    Fine, find it here then.

    Bill Moyers Journal . Transcripts | PBS

    Or here.

    http://m.thenation.com/blog/178894-w...-failures-iraq
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Noblesse View Post
    Doing something unsavory because others before have done it doesn't make it less unsavory. He should have waited until president Obama was out of office. It's going to be tough for future presidents to feel they can speak freely to their advisors, staff members and whomever when they have to worry about a book detailing their every thought and comment coming out while they're still president.
    I'm glad he wrote the book and I'm glad he's telling people how president Obama goes about making and not making decisions. I just think he should have waited.

    And thanks for the welcome.
    It's a date set by the publisher to maximize sales. You do realize this was done to sell books don't you?

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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    It's a date set by the publisher to maximize sales. You do realize this was done to sell books don't you?
    That and perhaps a little help for Hillary. She's already criticized Obama's Syria policy.
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Interesting point I still think he is a square shooter though.
    That's his reputation but although he has answered many questions they were done in a 'diplomatic' fashion that often bordered on smarmy. He may be a lot more impressive in private than he is in public.

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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    That's his reputation but although he has answered many questions they were done in a 'diplomatic' fashion that often bordered on smarmy. He may be a lot more impressive in private than he is in public.
    I heard today he was once a Republican...I listened to him on the Factor tonight and was impressed.
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I heard today he was once a Republican...I listened to him on the Factor tonight and was impressed.
    Yes, he was a Republican.

    I saw that interview as well and was also impressed for a while but it just didn't stay with me. He said just enough to do damage and then let people like Krauthammer fill in the blanks. If he was sincere he should have resigned with honor earlier and not have come out of the political closet while on a book tour. But perhaps I'm too cynical.

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