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WAR: Bush: No Reason To Hold Any Administration Officials Accountable For Mistakes In Iraq

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posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 02:43 AM
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In an interview with the Washington Post, U.S. President George Bush indicated that his reelection was a ratification of how his administration had handled the war in Iraq. He went on to say that there no reason to hold any member of his administration accountable for any errors in prewar or post war management of the situation. The interview aboard Air Force One also showed some shift in policy for his second term. Key among those was an admission that he would not press Senators to pass a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
 



www.washingtonpost.com
President Bush said the public's decision to reelect him was a ratification of his approach toward Iraq and that there was no reason to hold any administration officials accountable for mistakes or misjudgments in prewar planning or managing the violent aftermath.

"We had an accountability moment, and that's called the 2004 elections," Bush said in an interview with The Washington Post. "The American people listened to different assessments made about what was taking place in Iraq, and they looked at the two candidates, and chose me."

With the Iraq elections two weeks away and no signs of the deadly insurgency abating, Bush set no timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops and twice declined to endorse Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's recent statement that the number of Americans serving in Iraq could be reduced by year's end. Bush said he will not ask Congress to expand the size of the National Guard or regular Army, as some lawmakers and military experts have proposed.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Wow, even I am a bit taken aback with the accountability comment. The prewar and post war failures can be clearly laid at the feet of Rumsfield and Wolfowitz. They were the architects of it and the failure should rest with them. Indeed they present a nice pair of sacrificial lams to be used if needed. But with this I doubt that they will. I am not surprised that he backed down on the marriage amendment. He would never have won, and as a lame duck President, without a Vice Presidential candidate to think of he can pick and chose his fights.

[edit on 16-1-2005 by Banshee]




posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 02:52 AM
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This shows you how out of touch and clueless this chimpanzee is. If this guy had a brain, hed realize that most Americans are NOT happy with the way thing went off in Iraq, he wasnt re- elected because of his actions in Iraq, but was re-elected simply because Kerry was not an attractive replacement, and people at least knew where Bush stood.

He also ignores the fact that 48% of the country, basically nearly half of the country, voted AGAINST him. The only mandate he is recieving are the ones in his head, probably more voices from god or something.

People wonder why I am now a certified Bush hater? Crap like this. Total arrogant disregard for the fact he is not as loved as he want to think he is, and his total dismissal of the responsibility his administration has for their dismal failure in planning, execution, and management in Iraq.

This retard is niether smart enough, perceptive enough, moral enough, or responsible enough to effetively run the country. He cant even run his own administration right.



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 03:01 AM
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I thank God every day that George W. Bush is our President. In these times, we need a man who will not split hairs ad infinitum. We need a man who will make decisions based on the best evidence available and stay the course. Of the dozens of politicians who believed that Iraq has WMDs, only two will stand ready to take the heat--Tony Blair and GW Bush. That there are those who cannot understand that civilization itself is at stake in this war, is not surprising. That there are so many is shameful. God's looking out for America and GW Bush is his right hand man.

[edit on 05/1/16 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 03:31 AM
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LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Civilization is at stake. Youre right. GWB is on the verge of destroying it.

I laugh again when you state GWB is willing to take heat for the WMD issue. Obviously you don't read well, do you? He has yet to take responsibility for anything.

Thank you Grady, for such an entertaining, laughable, and utterly ridiculous post. Its nice when others prove my points for me.



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 04:39 AM
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In nearly every past elections for the president of the US, there have been about a 41%+- of Americans that did not vote for them..... Do a search Skadi. In 1992 Clinton won by a whopping 43% popular votes, 57% did not vote for him. In 1996 Clinton won by 50%, the other 50% didn' vote for him.
www.multied.com...

This country has always been divided by an almost equal amount of people for a long time. There have been times when presidents were chosen by 60% of the voters, but many other times it has been for less than in the elections in 2004.



[edit on 16-1-2005 by Muaddib]



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 04:41 AM
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Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Civilization is at stake. Youre right. GWB is on the verge of destroying it.


Who was it again that attacked us in 9/11 Skadi?....or who attacked Spain in 3/11, or any of the other attacks done throughout the world including in the US before this war?... it is not president Bush who is going to destroy the world, well not destroy the world but bring much destruction, if things keep going this way, it is Islamic extremists... The US and coalition are, or were, in 2 wars. Muslim extremists partake in over half of the conflicts in the world, without counting other minor conflicts.



[edit on 16-1-2005 by Muaddib]



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 05:11 AM
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Muaddib,

Just a small correction for you here. The Madrid attacks were carried out by the ETA. The ETA is a Christian terrorist group, not Islamic.



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 06:07 AM
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if any of those in the administration were responsible for the the prison abuse, well, the sure the heck should be held responsible!!! Laws were broken. What, is he saying that over 50% of the population really take issue as to how their tax money is being used, we should ignore that law.

I imagine there are quite a few parents out there who were just a tad upset when their children wrote home asking them to hold charity events so they could have the proper body armor....what, since the majority of us don't have children fighting in this war, their feelings on the subject don't matter?

this idea that the majority rules above the law is a utter joke!!! the laws are there to protect the minority also. god, a good example of this mob rule mentalitiy was the halocaust!! they nearly wiped out a minority!



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 07:51 AM
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Let the maniacs in power and without blame while they allowed our troops to burn for their mistakes, how convenient and how patriotic to want this man in the white house.

The prison scandal is a shame to the administration but is better to let the littler people burn for them.

Patriotic my butt.



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 09:06 AM
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God's looking out for America and GW Bush is his right hand man


What ever happened to God's last right hand mand?



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 09:15 AM
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Does this really suprise any body? First, Bush would not become a member of the international war criminal court. Then he orders his generals to torture some captives for "info" and now he is saying that no one should get in trouble for what they have done. He is covering his own arse!.

So if I am the president of a club, and I have my guys go and carjack some old ladies, and a few of them get killed, Im going to tell my guys not to worry about it because they are above the law and nothig will ever happen to them as long as they keep bringeng me these cars.



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 09:28 AM
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Brilliant idea. Call an election next month or once a year. get rid of the Supreme Court, Federal Courts, Senate Oversight Committees, get rid of the senators, house of reps... No need to be accountable for anything. Each election result brings about a complete amnesty and amnesia. Great !



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 09:38 AM
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Originally posted by FredT

www.washingtonpost.com

President Bush said the public's decision to reelect him was a ratification of his approach toward Iraq and that there was no reason to hold any administration officials accountable for mistakes or misjudgments in prewar planning or managing the violent aftermath.


Not only is it an illegal war, but they also messed up the pre-war and post-war plan which resulted in the loss of many lives, and President Bush has the right to say no one in his cabinet (including him) should be responsible?

I believe that many people in this world will not see that as a viable option. Just like every other tyrant that has lived he and his cabinet will reap what they have sown, whether it be politically or by the same violence that he has promoted.


Originally posted by FredT
With the Iraq elections two weeks away and no signs of the deadly insurgency abating, Bush set no timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops and twice declined to endorse Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's recent statement that the number of Americans serving in Iraq could be reduced by year's end. Bush said he will not ask Congress to expand the size of the National Guard or regular Army, as some lawmakers and military experts have proposed.


I personally do not believe it would matter how big America's army is anymore, when you are fighting an enemy that would rather shoot his AK47 at an M1 Abram tank than give into oppression, you are fighting a peoples war you have no hope of winning.

[edit on 16-1-2005 by Johnny Redburn]



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 09:44 AM
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What he is actually saying is that whatever that was done, all the wrong intel, all the mistakes, all the things deons or not done which some people may say is wrong, really isn't and is no longer relevant. The admnisrtation's accountability for all that was wiped clean after the election results. Ever wonder why he is spending an enormous amount on the inaugaration ?



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 10:04 AM
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Wait a minute...

doesn't this mean that when Clinton got re-elected all White Water investigations should have stopped?

I want my money back.



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 10:06 AM
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Originally posted by dixon
Ever wonder why he is spending an enormous amount on the inaugaration ?


That is privately funded $ for the inaugaration. But I guess ol' Georgy doesn't regret having a weak post war plan, or the lack of armor for the troops, or the need for more troops, or staging for weeks around Fallujah without securing the perimiter allowing terrorist leaders to escape, or regret having to change the reason for going into Iraq, etc... feel free to add.



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 10:10 AM
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I just want all of you to know that now that I've learned that my vote is interpreted in this manner, from now on, no matter who is in office, no matter what party affiliation they have, if they've done something that should be accounted for - I'm voting against them.

I don't think it's fair I had to learn what my vote meant in the manner in which I learned it, but now that I know I will definitely exercise that voice in the appropriate manner.



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 04:47 PM
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And a little good-natured ribbing is in order....Beat you to it, FredT,
. Check the Time of Post at the top of the thread for each.....got you by an hour and a half
. Points to you for noticing the duplicate though, I hadn't noticed it yet.



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 04:56 PM
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Here's another thing Bush isn't accountable for, directly from the interview:

Mr. Bush said he was pleased with the pursuit of Osama bin Laden, blamed for the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. "I will be more pleased when he's brought to justice, and I think he will be," he said.

Asked why bin Laden was not been captured yet, the president responded, "Because he's hiding."


Does anyone REALLY believe the Commander-In-Chief of the world's largest military force and the world's most sophisticated intelligence systems, ought to get away with that?


"Fool me once... shame on you ... fool me twice... er... fool me fool... er... fool me again... you won't get fooled again." George W Bush, who overcame the odds, 2003.


[edit on 16-1-2005 by MaskedAvatar]



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 05:09 PM
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Yep, you are correct. SOrry folks, this story already exists here on ATSNN and can be found:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Please post future comments and thoguhts in that thread

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