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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Have you seen this video?

    Not till now. Wish it was more complete.

    Do you really trust edited snippits?

    How about more content of what they were saying please...

    Powell, 9 seconds. Who is "he?"

    Rice, 11 seconds, again, no context.

    I have no way of knowing the accuracy of your contention. Any reputable source would have had better context.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Not till now. Wish it was more complete.

    Do you really trust edited snippits?

    How about more content of what they were saying please...

    Powell, 9 seconds. Who is "he?"

    Rice, 11 seconds, again, no context.

    I have no way of knowing the accuracy of your contention. Any reputable source would have had better context.
    This guy always posts YouTube videos as "evidence."

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    I just took a a quick look at the poll numbers and it looks like the overwhelming consensus is that G.W. Bush didn't do a good job as president of the USA.

    I doubt that many statues of him will ever stand in many town squares.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    This guy always posts YouTube videos as "evidence."
    Well, I found the transcripts of both. At least I do my research.

    Here they are:

    CNN.com - Transcripts

    Longer snippet:
    KING: Still a menace, still a problem. But the administration failed, principally because of objections from Russia and China, to get the new sanctions policy through the United Nations Security Council. Now what? Do we do this for another 10 years?

    RICE: Well, in fact, John, we have made progress on the sanctions. We, in fact, had four of the five, of the permanent five, ready to go along with smart sanctions.

    We'll work with the Russians. I'm sure that we'll come to some resolution there, because it is important to restructure these sanctions to something that work.

    But in terms of Saddam Hussein being there, let's remember that his country is divided, in effect. He does not control the northern part of his country. We are able to keep arms from him. His military forces have not been rebuilt.

    This has been a successful period, but obviously we would like to increase pressure on him, and we're going to go about doing that.
    Transcript: Briefing by Secretary Colin Powell, Foreign Minister Amre Moussa

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    We will always try to consult with our friends in the region so that they are not surprised and do everything we can to explain the purpose of our responses. We had a good discussion, the Foreign Minister and I and the President and I, had a good discussion about the nature of the sanctions -- the fact that the sanctions exist -- not for the purpose of hurting the Iraqi people, but for the purpose of keeping in check Saddam Hussein's ambitions toward developing weapons of mass destruction. We should constantly be reviewing our policies, constantly be looking at those sanctions to make sure that they are directed toward that purpose. That purpose is every bit as important now as it was ten years ago when we began it. And frankly they have worked. He has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbors. So in effect, our policies have strengthened the security of the neighbors of Iraq, and these are policies that we are going to keep in place, but we are always willing to review them to make sure that they are being carried out in a way that does not affect the Iraqi people but does affect the Iraqi regime's ambitions and the ability to acquire weapons of mass destruction, and we had a good conversation on this issue.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Well, I found the transcripts of both. At least I do my research.

    Here they are:

    CNN.com - Transcripts

    Longer snippet:


    Transcript: Briefing by Secretary Colin Powell, Foreign Minister Amre Moussa

    Longer snippet:
    It's a good find, and she does state that sanctions "are working" and that Iraq is not developing WMD. However, this was a public interview. The government does not reveal what it REALLY knows on television during an interview. Why on earth would anyone think she would put Americans in a state of panic like that? They wouldn't.

    We never really know what the government knows. They share with us what THEY want us to know and that is all.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    It's a good find, and she does state that sanctions "are working" and that Iraq is not developing WMD. However, this was a public interview. The government does not reveal what it REALLY knows on television during an interview. Why on earth would anyone think she would put Americans in a state of panic like that? They wouldn't.

    We never really know what the government knows. They share with us what THEY want us to know and that is all.
    Well, none of it said he wasn't developing it...

    Anyway, looking for more material, I found this of interest:


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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Well, none of it said he wasn't developing it...

    Anyway, looking for more material, I found this of interest:

    Wow! That is crazy! They thought the president might have poisoned? Fascinating! I knew they were a bit dysfunctional, but never to that extent.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Wow! That is crazy! They thought the president might have poisoned? Fascinating! I knew they were a bit dysfunctional, but never to that extent.
    Paranoia is normal. Presidents do get assassinated.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Paranoia is normal. Presidents do get assassinated.
    I don't know. That was kind of weird.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I don't know. That was kind of weird.
    LOL...

    I didn't think too much of security doing their job.

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