4/29/2008

4056 American soldiers dead, 1,205,025 Iraqis dead, $3 trillion & climbing

"Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties."

President George W. Bush,
(Response attributed to him by the Reverend Pat Robertson, when Robertson warned the president to prepare the nation for "heavy casualties" in the event of an Iraq war, 3/2003)



"Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, Saddam has continued to produce them, he has existing and active military plans for the use of chemical and biological weapons, which could be deployed within 45 minutes."

Prime Minister Tony Blair
Sept 24, 2002

"I think things have gotten so bad inside Iraq, from the standpoint of the Iraqi people, my belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators"

Vice President Dick Cheney
March 16 2003

"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? Oh, I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"

Barbara Bush,
on Good Morning America
March 18,2003

"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."

President George W. Bush
May 24, 2005

2 comments:

Roadkill said...

Sunny,

Wow, I had no idea that you held Pat Robertson’s views and/or statements in such high regard as to put them at the top of one of your posts. Here’s a few more, to give your readers a better appreciation of the guy you think is so eminently and credibly quotable:

-- "Over 100 years, I think the gradual erosion of the consensus that’s held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings."

-- "Lord, give us righteous judges who will not try to legislate and dominate this society. Take control, Lord! We ask for additional vacancies on the court."

-- "Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history."

-- "I would warn Orlando that you're right in the way of some serious hurricanes, and I don't think I'd be waving those flags in God's face if I were you, This is not a message of hate -- this is a message of redemption. But a condition like this will bring about the destruction of your nation. It'll bring about terrorist bombs; it'll bring earthquakes, tornadoes, and possibly a meteor."

-- "(T)he feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."

-- "I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period."

-- "I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected him from your city. And don't wonder why he hasn't helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I'm not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that's the case, don't ask for his help because he might not be there."

-- "God considers this land to be his. You read the Bible and he says 'This is my land,' and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, 'No, this is mine.' ... He was dividing God's land. And I would say, 'Woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the E.U., the United Nations, or the United States of America.' God says, 'This land belongs to me. You better leave it alone.'"

-- "Maybe we need a very small nuke thrown off on Foggy Bottom to shake things up"

-- "You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he (Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez) thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability. We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with."

++ "Wait a minute, I didn't say 'assassination.' I said our special forces should 'take him out,' and 'take him out' can be a number of things, including kidnapping."

Yeah, sure, I believe what Pat Robertson says he heard Bush say. Sure I do.

Sunny Badger said...

Roadkill:

"Take him out" could also mean to buy him supper.

I thought I would use the Pat Robertson quote in a Reverend Wright sound bit sort of way. I don't think the Rev. Wright actually said what they are saying he said.

That said, Barack Obama is having his baggage searched a little late in the campaign. The "fresh face" pass that sucked up the votes in a front-loaded Democratic primary is going to find it difficult to explain those innocent underwear stains in the bright lights of media circus weasels trying to rip his flesh.

Nice quotes by PR. They are appreciated.