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2003-01-04 Axis of Evil
Bush ups rhetoric against Iraq, says Iraq must be 'liberated'
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Posted by Fred Pruitt 2003-01-04 10:35 am|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [716 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Public peeches like this lead me to worry that we've been talking tough all year but have yet to take action. Eventually we're going to have to walk our talk or lose credibility. Is Bush bluffing in hopes that there is a coup or exile deal?
Posted by JAB 2003-01-04 14:09:50||   2003-01-04 14:09:50|| Front Page Top

#2 He's operating on the assumption that having Sammy beat it without an actual war will be cheaper than going in and killing him. Usually, I agree with Bush. In this case, I don't. The long term costs, both in money and trouble, will outweigh the gains.
Posted by Fred  2003-01-04 14:14:36||   2003-01-04 14:14:36|| Front Page Top

#3 we reach a point of no return...military action becomes inevitable. A diplomatic solution for Iraq would look like US weakness. I think that point has passed.
Posted by john  2003-01-04 19:28:21||   2003-01-04 19:28:21|| Front Page Top

#4 JAB, don't worry. It takes time to get all the pieces in place on the board. We've had to get about 60,000 troops in place now with more to come, all their equipment, supplies, support, etc. Takes time. Credit the Bush team for doing it whilst distracting the world with the diplomacy and public statements. The work has been methodical, and real soon now we're going to see Saddam ousted. Fireworks start somewhere around Feb. 2.
Posted by Steve White  2003-01-05 01:20:49||   2003-01-05 01:20:49|| Front Page Top

#5 That Feb 2 date is being bandied about awfully loosly, Steve. I have my doubts as to it's accuracy for that reason. Where's about 3-5 days earlier put us moon-wise? Last quarter, and waning...
Posted by mojo 2003-01-05 02:10:49||   2003-01-05 02:10:49|| Front Page Top

#6 "crucial hours" - may be a good call, at least for organized resistance. Depending on how things go, there may be snipers in the cities, but I have a sneaking suspicion residents who know about these will be standing on street corners with signs "Sniper This Way! No. 123 Wahb Street, Apt 9!".
Posted by John Anderson 2003-01-05 05:21:25||   2003-01-05 05:21:25|| Front Page Top

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