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Sat Mar 14, 2015, 08:45 PM

"I said to [George W. Bush], even before he entered Iraq:

"Forget about all that. We, the Arabs . . . are not like regular countries. You will drown there". He didn't believe me." -- Omar Sharif.

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Reply "I said to [George W. Bush], even before he entered Iraq: (Original post)
Brigid Mar 2015 OP
bahrbearian Mar 2015 #1
Hoppy Mar 2015 #2
rhett o rick Mar 2015 #6
kairos12 Mar 2015 #3
calimary Mar 2015 #4
herding cats Mar 2015 #5
rhett o rick Mar 2015 #7

Response to Brigid (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2015, 09:10 PM

1. But Chimpy didn't drown there. America did. Chimpy just went "Heh heh no WMD's here.

More Time to spend painting in the bath tub.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2015, 09:25 PM

2. Yeah, but McChimp probably thinks we won.

 

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Response to Hoppy (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 14, 2015, 11:03 PM

6. He and his family did win. nm

 

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2015, 10:33 PM

3. Shrub was too busy getting over his pretzel injury to pay attention.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2015, 10:51 PM

4. Amazing quote!

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2015, 10:54 PM

5. Omar Sharif said in a 2004 interview to the Guardian:

"This whole business of wanting to put democracy in the Middle East is total rubbish. It will never happen." He believes Arabs are too poor and too tribal. "There is no such thing as democracy for a tribal people," he says. "The moment they turn their backs and leave Iraq there will be the most bloody civil war in the history of the world. They will kill each other, the Kurds, the Sunnis and the Shia. They will kill each other completely; they will eliminate each other."

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2004/mar/22/features.timdowling


I'm sure the Bush admin had people telling them the same thing, they had to know better and just chose either not to care, or not to listen. So, people died and continue to die who wouldn't have otherwise. But hey, the war has made a lot of money for military contractors, and big oil rode a wave of massive profits for a decade. Billionaires were made from that war, so at least there's that.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 14, 2015, 11:05 PM

7. Spreading Democracy with war is the biggest lie of all. The MIC prospers when

 

we have wars. It's about profits. Hillary Clinton knew this.

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