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Quotes by Political Leaders about War

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posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 03:50 PM
These are quotes from when Clinton committed troops to Bosnia.

"You can support the troops but not the president." --Rep Tom Delay (R-TX)

"[The] President . . . is once again releasing American military might on a foreign country with an ill-defined objective and no exit strategy. He has yet to tell the Congress how much this operation will cost. And he has not informed our nation's armed forces about how long they will be away from home. These strikes do not make for a sound foreign policy."
--Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA)

"I cannot support a failed foreign policy. History teaches us that it is often easier to make war than peace. This administration is just learning that lesson right now. The President began this mission with very vague objectives and lots of unanswered questions. A month later, these questions are still unanswered. There are no clarified rules of engagement. There is no timetable. There is no legitimate definition of victory. There is no contingency plan for mission creep. There is no clear funding program. There is no agenda to bolster our over-extended military. There is no explanation defining what vital national interests are at stake. There was no strategic plan for war when the President started this thing, and there still is no plan today"
--Rep Tom Delay (R-TX)

"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is."
--Governor George W. Bush (R-TX)

Funny thing is, we won that war without a single killed in action.

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posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 03:54 PM
Thank you for sharing those with us. Its amazing how twisted and distorted things become when need be.

[edit on 19-8-2005 by dgtempe]

posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 04:17 PM
Well, this is interesting. Not really the quotes, that's obvious, as I stated here

What's interesting is that three of you in the span of two days posted exactly the same article in three different threads started in three different forums:

[edit on 8-19-2005 by junglejake]

posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 04:21 PM
D'oh! I didn't even look in 'War on Terrorism'! I don't think it belongs there. Yeah, that's it. That's the ticket!


posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 02:14 AM
More and more people are trying to take these quotes out of context, and apply them to a situation that's not even the same. For example, I was listening to Rush Limbaugh today in my car. He was mentioning a Christman ad me had made that was comically jabbing a Clinton's troops in Bosnia. He explained to the audience the part that most people don't hear. What he was speaking out against was the fact that Clinton set a deadline. He said they'd be home for Christmas. They weren't, and they're STILL there. But people were taking it out of context and making it seem like he was saying something he wasn't. Although Rush is obviously biased and over-extreme at times, it's really a good listen. You hear a lot about the other side of things...

*Braces himself for flaming*

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