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Newt Gingrich declares: This is WWIII

by Ivan Seeking
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McGyver
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Jul17-06, 03:45 PM
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For those of your who were fortunate enough to see Sunday's "Meet the Press" program hosted by Tim Russert, it was nothing short of a "Presidential Debate" between Senator Joe Biden and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. It was a no rhetoric nuts and bolts discussion.

The program echoed recent revellations that Hezbollah is a far more advanced and infiltrated organization than Al Queda. I was never convinced after 911 that Al Queda deserved the terror threat the Bush White House painted of them, and continues to today. But, Hezbollah, as the militant arm of Syria and Iran, this is REAL!

The topic and the mid-East conflict is very serious, and the two politicians debated in substantive form, agreeing on much of the foreign policy challenges facing the world. The key difference was in Gingrich's hawkish statement he would have hit N. Korea first weeks back when they launched a series of missiles. Biden spoke differently that such a U.S. attack would have caused N. Korea to invade the South. Gingrich also charply criticized the Bush White House.

I gave the advantage to Biden on the 30 minute debate, mostly for his more carefully thought out plans. Gingrich was well informed, but seemed willing to take on too many risks and assumptions.

So I ask, "Tis the pen mightier than the sword?"
physicsmasta
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Jul17-06, 03:49 PM
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i agree, we do live ininteresting times
physicsmasta
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Jul17-06, 03:50 PM
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and yes it is, you can sign a contract with a lawyer, but if you are killed, the swordman will go away for life.
physicsmasta
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Jul17-06, 03:51 PM
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should isreal decleare all out war, or cease fire?
physicsmasta
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Jul17-06, 03:54 PM
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is america the worlds moderator, must we intervene in every small scuffle, or every world war?
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Jul17-06, 04:20 PM
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My best estimate is he is paving the way for a new line of Republicans, maybe a more dove-like contingency, to make a run at the whitehouse and the senate.
Surely you jest on the "dove-like"? He wants to bust out the phoenix.
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Jul17-06, 04:57 PM
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should isreal decleare all out war, or cease fire?
And I bet if Israel declares cease fire, all other parties will stop firing too.
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Jul17-06, 06:37 PM
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I think they would slow down quite a bit; and if Israel fully withdrew from Palestinian land, they would continue to slow down to the point that they would eventually stop.
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Jul17-06, 07:21 PM
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I think they would slow down quite a bit; and if Israel fully withdrew from Palestinian land, they would continue to slow down to the point that they would eventually stop.
So when Israel withdrew from the Gaza strip...... did they stop?

Not really. It looks like they just took the opportunity to build up their reserves
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Jul17-06, 07:36 PM
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While Israel withdrew from the Gaza strip they contenued to occupy and expand elsewhere.
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Jul17-06, 10:08 PM
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So I ask, "Tis the pen mightier than the sword?"
Well, tell them to "stop doing this sh't" is our foreign policy.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/a...ow/1767800.cms
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Jul17-06, 10:34 PM
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Quote Quote by McGyver
For those of your who were fortunate enough to see Sunday's "Meet the Press" program hosted by Tim Russert, it was nothing short of a "Presidential Debate" between Senator Joe Biden and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. It was a no rhetoric nuts and bolts discussion.
MTP is often great. This may have something to do with the fact that it has been running for over 58 years.

Sidebar: I sure hope Russert doesn't let Andrea Mitchell host again.

And Novak is such a lying weasel. Go on and read his transcript. But that's another thread.
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Jul18-06, 12:05 AM
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Well, tell them to "stop doing this sh't" is our foreign policy.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/a...ow/1767800.cms
And who their right mind honestly believes Syria has the power to pull that off?
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Jul18-06, 02:11 PM
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And who their right mind honestly believes Syria has the power to pull that off?
George W. Bush.

Oh, I missed the "right mind" caveat.
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Jul19-06, 07:48 PM
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Quote Quote by Ivan Seeking
Well, tell them to "stop doing this sh't" is our foreign policy.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/a...ow/1767800.cms
As usual, such remarks reflect the real Bush. Anyone who voted for Bush who does not now admit he is an embarrassment to our country is in major denial. And I'd like to know how the religious-right can continue to view Bush as a good, God-fearing man. Because he vetoed stem-cell research? He is an ignorant jerk, and unfortunately a very powerful one thanks to his supporters. Newt is right about one thing. If there is WWIII, it will be because of BushCo stupidity.
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Jul19-06, 08:45 PM
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Quote Quote by Ivan Seeking
Well, tell them to "stop doing this sh't" is our foreign policy.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/a...ow/1767800.cms
What's wrong with that? The world community is in pretty much unanamous agreement that that is what has to happen. Even Russia and China now.
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Jul19-06, 11:49 PM
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Well then we're done. It really is that easy.

Let's tell the Iraqis as much and everyone can come home.
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Jul20-06, 01:35 AM
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Well then we're done. It really is that easy.
What is that easy? Explain your objection to that statement!

Are you saying you do not think Lebanon should make an effort to secure its own territory?


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