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December 14, 2005

On the Iraqi elections.

Heh.

Howard Dean, you have a call waiting on line 1, Mr. Howard "Just Plain Wrong" Dean, you have a call waiting on line 1.

Hoo-ah! Give Mr. Dean, Markos Zuniga, et.al., The Finger!

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Comments on On the Iraqi elections.
Fuzzybear Lioness briefed on December 14, 2005 10:13 AM

Awesome video clip!

Lisa Gilliam briefed on December 14, 2005 03:22 PM

I happen to agree with that one tough braod!

Lisa Gilliam briefed on December 14, 2005 03:23 PM

I happen to agree with that one tough braod!

Lisa Gilliam briefed on December 14, 2005 03:23 PM

I happen to agree with that one tough braod!

Lisa Gilliam briefed on December 14, 2005 03:23 PM

I happen to agree with that one tough braod!

Lisa Gilliam briefed on December 14, 2005 03:23 PM

I happen to agree with that one tough braod!

Lisa Gilliam briefed on December 14, 2005 03:23 PM

I happen to agree with that one tough braod!

Lisa Gilliam briefed on December 14, 2005 03:24 PM

I happen to agree with that one tough broad!

Lisa Gilliam briefed on December 14, 2005 03:24 PM

I happen to agree with that one tough broad!

Lisa Gilliam briefed on December 14, 2005 03:24 PM

I happen to agree with that one tough broad!

Neffi briefed on December 14, 2005 03:32 PM

...and thats *gotta* be an all-time record for the Castle Echo...

bad cat robot briefed on December 14, 2005 04:04 PM

Neffi, didn't you get the memo? It is practicing for the Castle Caroling party. Lots of harmonics 'n stuff.

Adjutant briefed on December 14, 2005 06:06 PM

Memo? Did someone say Memo??

Raymond B briefed on December 14, 2005 08:37 PM

The soldiers are doing a great job in Iraq, they are never the issue when the question of elections in Iraq appears, the questions are all on the administration. What is their plan after the elections?
Raymond B
www.voteswagon.com

John of Argghhh! briefed on December 14, 2005 09:04 PM

As the Prez has been saying of late... stand back as we can, and let the Iraqis run with it.

But it will still take time.

And just because there was an election, doesn't mean there is a fully functional governmental structure.

The big test is the next year.

Yes. Year.

And it may not have been about the troops for you, Raymond.

But it has for Kos, Dean, Kerry, Fonda, Ward Churchill and the like.

All of whom have greater voices in the din than you or I have.

Notta Libb briefed on December 16, 2005 03:26 AM

Check out a site dedicated to the absurdity and satire nature of saying "It's All George Bush's Fault!"

http://www.itsallgeorgebushsfault.com

Regards,
Notta Libb

Raymond B briefed on December 17, 2005 01:59 PM

I hope these purple fingered people remember our blood red sacrifice for their freedom. What do the Iraqi people do now that the elections are over? The situation is still there as far as the insurgents; the only real difference is that these insurgents will now be called revolutionaries, or rebels. Does a name change constitute a positive, or a negative? Our soldiers are doing there part, what are the administration planners doing? I have heard nothing since the election.
Raymond B
www.voteswagon.com

John of Argghhh! briefed on December 17, 2005 02:13 PM

I give up. You're absolutely right Ray. Since the answers aren't all obvious, easy, and neat, since they aren't all simple, and tidy, and certainly arne't all as fast as McDonald's, we should just leave. What the hell.

You ask an awful lot from the people who have been doing one hell of a lot more dying than we have, for decades. For people who take a much greater risk to go vote over the last year than you have ever taken to go vote.

And those people are still doing that dying - yet they keep trying to do something positive, while all you have to offer is "why is it taking so long? I don't like how we're doing it. How come it isn't all wrapped up so that my 30 second attention span can move on to something else?"

Ray - it took this country *decades* to get the Constitution mostly settled.

It took this country over a *decade* from 1776 to 1787 to get the document we're mostly familiar with now written.(with an *interim* covenant, adopted 1778, the Articles of Confederation) - and two years after that to get it ratified. And then in 1791 we published our first 10 Amendments to it. And then we had to readjust it because the first document didn't account for the rise of political parties.

But you seem to want this all to be over, right now, and perfect.

Welcome to adulthood, Ray - where the answers aren't easy, the choices aren't obvious, and the results can take decades to develop.

Gadzooks, Ray, for pity's sake - 3 elections, each with less violence and more participation than the previous. And a greater percentage of the population participated in this last one than participate in our elections. What the bloody hell is going to satsify you?

It's easy to criticize.

What do you have to offer? Other than, "I don't like this, I wanna go home." Which isn't a plan, it's a capitulation. And we have plenty of evidence through the 90's how Muslim terrorists view capitulation. It's a reason to strike, not withdraw.

Notta Libb briefed on December 18, 2005 08:04 AM

Check out a funny site dedicated to the absurdity and satire nature of saying "It's All George Bush's Fault!"

http://www.itsallgeorgebushsfault.com

Regards,
Notta Libb