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  • Flashman_25 Flashman_25 Aug 31, 2004 2:52 PM Flag

    Will Repubs now call GW flip-flop also?

    In an interview with Matt Lauer of the Today Show, Bush told Lauer that he didn't think you could win the war on terror, just make it less easy for the terrorists to do business...

    Today, in front of vets at the American Legion, he changed that, saying "we will win" the war on terror...

    This, combined with his most recent foray into saying he wanted a new sales tax, then backing off from that statement, makes me curious to see if the repubs will now acknowledge that he is a flip-flopper, or if they will say that the comments were taken 'out of context'... Just curious to see if Bush supporters are as hypocritical as they seem to be...

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      One can only hope that Kerry takes these issues (can't win/will win war , national sales tax, etc.) and slam them with it. If he wants to be a nice guy in this race he will finish with all the other nice guys.

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      • "One can only hope that Kerry takes these issues (can't win/will win war , national sales tax, etc.) and slam them with it. If he wants to be a nice guy in this race he will finish with all the other nice guys."

        I agree completely, the RNC started slinging red meat right out of the box. If the Dems don't come out swinging in the debates and call him to the carpet for all the conflicting statements and mistakes he's made, then Bush has it in the bag... However, it looks like Edwards is coming on strong to do the hatchet work this week on Bush's statements, attacking those things specifically, but it needs to be done with more teeth... I hope that when Kerry makes his speeches from now on, he comes out with both guns blazing. I think that the Kerry camp is finally starting to figure out that you have to fight fire with fire, and they'll do so as the race gets closer to election day...

    • The Republicans' focus on 9/11 and the alledged good job being done in the War on Terror are interesting for a number of reasons:

      1. The war in Afghanistan was a good thing. We are, however, botching the peace. Afghanistan has an excellent chance of sliding back into anarchy and anti-West sectarian dominance.

      2. The war in Iraq diluted our focus and when executed was unneccesary. There has thus far been no peace to botch, and will not be for quite some time. Iraq may well end up a sectarian breeding ground for more nasty people that want to hurt us badly.

      3. We don't have Osama, we don't know where he is, and we don't know what he is planning. We don't have Osama because we diverted ourselves with the misbegotten adventure in Iraq and failed to seal the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

      4. The people who orchestrated this series of miscues are still in place, and should Bush win in November they will remain in place to orchestrate more miscues.

      5. Yesterday Bush said we likely cannot win the war on terror. Today he said we will. What changed in twenty-four hours? Is this a matter of what "is" is?

      I'm sorry, guys, but this outline does not fill me with confidence.


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