Thursday, April 15, 2004
Some good ones in here:
"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is."
- George W. Bush, discussing Kosovo, Houston Chronicle, 04-09-99
"I don't understand how poor people think."
- George W. Bush, confiding in the Rev. Jim Wallis, New York Times, 08-26-03
"The White House has bombed its way around the globe. International respect and trust for America has diminished every time we casually let the bombs fly."
"...no one wants us to be there" and that the president's effort "has harmed [our] standing in the world."
- Both quotes from Tom Delay in 1999 in regards to Kosovo
And more here:
Unless Clinton finds "a way to get the bombing stopped" and to "get Milosevic to pull back his troops" voluntarily, NATO faces "a quagmire ... a long, protracted, bloody war," warned Lott. Clinton "only has two choices," said DeLay--to "occupy Yugoslavia and take Milosevic out" or "to negotiate some sort of diplomatic end, diplomatic agreement in order to end this failed policy."
"Once the bombing commenced, I think then [Slobodan] Milosevic unleashed his forces, and then that's when the slaughtering and the massive ethnic cleansing really started," Nickles said at a news conference after appearing on Meet the Press. "The administration's campaign has been a disaster. ... [It] escalated a guerrilla warfare into a real war, and the real losers are the Kosovars and innocent civilians."
And my favorite, from House Republicans in 1995:
"The runaway national debt has much the same impact on our nation's financial condition as termites do on the structure of a house."
The same could be said for present day.
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