General Petraeus on Iraq

Re: General Petraeus on Iraq

PostBy: spc On: Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:59 pm

stockingfull wrote:Which of the GOP crook Speakers are you pining for? Newt "Impeach Clinton for philandering while I'm philandering" Gingrich? David "I almost was Speaker but I was also a philanderer" Livingston? Denny "Look the other way while Mark Foley was diddling with the pages" Hastert? How about good ol' leader Tom "let's illegally reapportion Texas while I'm golfing at St. Andrews with Abramoff" DeLay? :roll:

:lol:
Newt
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Re: General Petraeus on Iraq

PostBy: stockingfull On: Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:32 pm

spc wrote:
stockingfull wrote:Which of the GOP crook Speakers are you pining for? Newt "Impeach Clinton for philandering while I'm philandering" Gingrich? David "I almost was Speaker but I was also a philanderer" Livingston? Denny "Look the other way while Mark Foley was diddling with the pages" Hastert? How about good ol' leader Tom "let's illegally reapportion Texas while I'm golfing at St. Andrews with Abramoff" DeLay? :roll:

:lol:
Newt


Smart guy, Newt, no doubt. But highly corrosive; the '94 "Republican Revolution" was his brainchild, and most mark it as the beginning of the hyper-partisanship which voters have been turning away from since 2006. After so long in the minority, Newt might have been understood for wanting to "break some china" in taking control of Congress. And he sure did.

But, as it turned out, his boyz turned out to be not one bit more ethical in their use of that power than the Democrats had been; not only did they prove just as corrupt and partisan, they abandoned the truly conservative principles that they'd run on and, once they got a President of their own party, set records for spending our money.

Thankfully, it'll soon be over. Just look at the voter turnout and money raised this primary season.
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Re: General Petraeus on Iraq

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:43 pm

daveuz wrote:[Richard you are on to something here . Let me add to the great names: General Ulysses S. Grant and General Robert E Lee and let us not forget Stonewall Jackson.



Great line from the recently deceased Richard Widmark's "Halls of Montezuma" can be applied to all the generals you just named....."Those eightballs were'nt that great!! ..... They never even left the States!!"
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Re: General Petraeus on Iraq

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:01 pm

Devil5052 wrote:
daveuz wrote:[Richard you are on to something here . Let me add to the great names: General Ulysses S. Grant and General Robert E Lee and let us not forget Stonewall Jackson.



Great line from the recently deceased Richard Widmark's "Halls of Montezuma" can be applied to all the generals you just named....."Those eightballs were'nt that great!! ..... They never even left the States!!"

Not so. General Jackson fought in the Mexican American war in Mexico in the late 1840's or early 1850's. Sorry, I watch the history channel when I'm not on the coal forum.
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Re: General Petraeus on Iraq

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:11 pm

coalkirk wrote:
Devil5052 wrote:
daveuz wrote:[Richard you are on to something here . Let me add to the great names: General Ulysses S. Grant and General Robert E Lee and let us not forget Stonewall Jackson.



Great line from the recently deceased Richard Widmark's "Halls of Montezuma" can be applied to all the generals you just named....."Those eightballs were'nt that great!! ..... They never even left the States!!"

Not so. General Jackson fought in the Mexican American war in Mexico in the late 1840's or early 1850's. Sorry, I watch the history channel when I'm not on the coal forum.



Ah.......but isn't Mexico our 51st State? (or maybe I have that backwards! :lol: :lol: )
Either way, it's easier to cross the Mexican border than it is for me to cross over into Rhode Island! ;)
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Re: General Petraeus on Iraq

PostBy: spc On: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:02 am

Iraq's Prime Minister Maliki seems to be smarter than the American media, the lib's & some on this forum. Go figure. :D

"Iraq: Sadr party faces rising isolation"


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080406/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_isolating_the_sadrists
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Re: General Petraeus on Iraq

PostBy: stockingfull On: Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:22 pm

spc wrote:Iraq's Prime Minister Maliki seems to be smarter than the American media, the lib's & some on this forum. Go figure. :D

"Iraq: Sadr party faces rising isolation"


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080406/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_isolating_the_sadrists
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


Whaddaya mean, "smarter?"

Do you really think our impending election has nothing to do with the Iraqi gov't finally getting off the tit? :roll:

It's great news; every such act of self-reliance puts us another step closer to getting the flock outta there. :clap:
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Re: General Petraeus on Iraq

PostBy: spc On: Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:39 pm

stockingfull wrote:Whaddaya mean, "smarter?"

More intelligent than, sharper, brighter. :)
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Re: General Petraeus on Iraq

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:42 pm

It looks like it is up to the old cleric Sistani now.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080407/wl_nm/iraq_dc
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Re: General Petraeus on Iraq

PostBy: stockingfull On: Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:08 pm

spc wrote:
stockingfull wrote:Whaddaya mean, "smarter?"

More intelligent than, sharper, brighter. :)


There were 2 questions in my post; where's your answer to the second?
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Re: General Petraeus on Iraq

PostBy: stockingfull On: Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:10 pm

coaledsweat wrote:It looks like it is up to the old cleric Sistani now.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080407/wl_nm/iraq_dc
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


If they're really smart, they'll knock all of this off till we can get the hell outta there.

Then I don't care if they form a circle and spill all they want.
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Re: General Petraeus on Iraq

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:49 am

Hearings will be on CSPAN starting at 9:30am. I'm gonna have it on in the backgound. You can watch it here http://www.c-span.org/watch/index.asp?Cat=TV&Code=CS )
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Re: General Petraeus on Iraq

PostBy: spc On: Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:31 am

stockingfull wrote:
spc wrote:
stockingfull wrote:Whaddaya mean, "smarter?"

More intelligent than, sharper, brighter. :)


There were 2 questions in my post; where's your answer to the second?
I'm glad we agree the Iraqi gov't is stepping up. :)
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Re: General Petraeus on Iraq

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:15 am

[quote="spc"]

If you watch clips of the actual street fighting, the Iraqi soldiers have to be pushed into the battle....Or more accurately...pulled by US GI's! (10 US GI's killed just yesterday)
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Re: General Petraeus on Iraq

PostBy: spc On: Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:47 am

Devil5052 wrote:Hearings will be on CSPAN starting at 9:30am. I'm gonna have it on in the backgound. You can watch it here http://www.c-span.org/watch/index.asp?Cat=TV&Code=CS )
Why would you watch? There is nothing the General would say that would please you.

You can use this in your post after the hearings, "Bush's military mouth piece". :(
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