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April 4, 2007 at 8:46 PM #8763April 4, 2007 at 9:28 PM #49240vegasrenterParticipant
Yep. Dems are much better at negotiating hostage releases from Iran. Take Jimmy Carter, for instance…April 4, 2007 at 9:40 PM #49242AnonymousGuest
I assume that you are joking, Breeze.April 4, 2007 at 10:05 PM #49252
Very serious, bj. I find it funny how Bush is too cowardly to even personally venture into the Middle East while a woman — A WOMAN! — makes one trip to Syria and suddenly the hostages are freed the next day. Bush is a small, small, frightened man with a small, small mind.
I look forward to seeing you and your ilk thrown out of power come 2009.April 4, 2007 at 10:24 PM #49256
The older I get the more I think the Dems and Republicans are in it together. Aside from some fundamental differences on a few topics, they both have the same objective – improving or maintaining their grip on power.
On the surface, it would appear that Pelosi’s visit undermined the White House’s efforts in how it deals with a terrorist-harboring state such as Syria. However, the more I think about it, the more I believe that this visit may be setting the stage for some sort of good cop-bad cop negotiation tactics later on down the road, even perhaps as they pertain to relations with Iran.
I feel that everything we are doing, from a broader military and political policy standpoint, is done with an eye towards confronting Iran…either diplomatically or militarily. Defeating/weakening Iran is a must if we are to win the war on terror.April 4, 2007 at 10:33 PM #49258
greekfire, How did kicking the Sunnis out of power in Iraq and handing power to the Shiites (Sunnis and Shiites are obviously enemies) weaken Iran (Iran is a Shiite-ruled country)? Your logic is like Swiss cheese (yep, you guessed it, it’s full of holes).April 4, 2007 at 10:52 PM #49259
Tell us all something we don't already know. Please tell us that you have a better comeback than that. Perhaps the picture below will help to tell the tale in terms that you can more easily understand, since you seem to have trouble with the written word. I am assuming that you did not know the flags in the picture represent countries where we have military bases. You come across as being less a "breeze" and more like a fart in a whirlwind.
[img_assist|nid=3053|title=|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=466|height=422]April 4, 2007 at 11:33 PM #49263
Wow! I feel much safer now that you’ve placed a bunch of American flags on a graphic. I guess those American flags are why John McCain only needed 100 military personnel, two BlackHawk helicopters, a gun ship, and a bullet-proof vest when he took that “stroll” in Iraq. Keep living in your dream world.April 5, 2007 at 12:45 AM #49268
I personally wouldn’t trust John McCain any farther than I could throw him. Just read between the lines and probe deeper than the headlines is all I am saying. You might find that there is more to the story than you think.April 5, 2007 at 2:10 AM #49270AnonymousGuest
You are an idiot……
Take a hike and post something of value….typical left wing nut ball!
Biotech-DudeApril 5, 2007 at 7:01 AM #49272Chris Scoreboard JohnstonParticipant
I have always dodged these political discussions, because they are just an accident waiting to happen. However, how anyone can think that “President elect Pelosi” is good for this country is beyond me. Regardless of your political leaning, she is bad news for all of us. Just what I want, someone full of hate and anger having a heavy influence on my future.April 5, 2007 at 7:46 AM #49274PDParticipant
Pelosi makes a visit, hostages are released, therefore, Pelosi caused the hostages to be released.
I walked out to my mailbox on Tuesday, there is mail there on Wednesday, therefore, I caused mail to be delivered to my mailbox.
Many children believe in the Easter Bunny, there are eggs hidden on Easter Sunday and a basket full of goodies waiting, therefore, the Easter Bunny is real.April 5, 2007 at 8:56 AM #49279hipmattParticipant
please try and keep it related to “housing bubble content”.. note the slogan underneath the logo. Especially if your political prophesy is completely insane.
BTW.. no one cares what Pelosi did and only a looney toon would give her any credit for the release of hostages, not that they are President Bushes responsibility in the first place. hmm… Iran captures a few UK and wacky dems blame Bush…Instead of flipping out about Bush, you should be asking yourself, why were they taken captive, without warning at least, in the first place?April 5, 2007 at 9:12 AM #49283aztecnologyParticipant
Pelosi didn’t do shit….
Blair: No deal done for UK sailors
“Ahmadinejad said the release of the Britons was a goodwill gesture in honor of last weekend’s observance of the birthday of Mohammed, “the holy prophet of Islam — the center of all goodness.” And, according to Iran’s state-run news agency, the upcoming Christian holiday of Easter”
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/04/05/iran.sailors/index.htmlApril 5, 2007 at 1:05 PM #49316PerryChaseParticipant
Anyone who thinks there wasn’t any kind of back room deal doesn’t understand diplomacy. It’ll be a while before all of the details come to light but you can be sure that there was some kind of quid-pro-quo.
I happen to like Polosi, not so much for her policies but for her personality and smarts.
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