Last night's Bush/ Kerry debate?

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Last night's Bush/ Kerry debate?
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Fri, 10-01-2004 - 5:08pm

Given that I work here, I can't take a partisan stand, but I wanted to hear what you thought of the debate. The polls I've seen say that Kerry won hands down.

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Tue, 10-05-2004 - 6:33pm
LOL, Abby...I would expect you to disagree with me!

Good to see you

Sue

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Tue, 10-05-2004 - 6:42pm
Do you think Saddam Hussein was a threat to us?

Sue


Edited 10/5/2004 6:56 pm ET ET by californiadreammin

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Tue, 10-05-2004 - 7:00pm
I think he was.

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Tue, 10-05-2004 - 8:09pm
Hi Jeanie!

I think pretty much everyone agrees that Saddam Hussein was a threat. The question, really, was whether this was the best way to handle it. Personally I think it would have been better to continue diplomatic efforts, inspections, etc. Of course as it turned out he wasn't an imminent threat so in hindsight the rush to war was even more impulsive than what it seemed at the time (which to me at that time was plenty impulsive). And here now we have other countries posing more imminent and direct threats and we do virtually nothing about it.

Even my brother who served in Iraq for 8 months (and who is voting for Bush, BTW) agrees that invading Iraq was a stupid move based on personal vendettas rather than solid intelligence.

The Prez ought to be ashamed of himself, and that's that.

Carrie


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Tue, 10-05-2004 - 8:32pm


Nearly all of the outcomes of votes in congress are known before they happen. Groups get together and make compromises until a majority is satisfied and then they vote. If a group wants a vote to pass they WON'T put it up for a vote until they KNOW it will pass. This is just the facts. It happens in our federal and state governments all across the nation.

Actually protesting is part of the American way. Protests are a fundamental piece of the U.S.A.

Peggy

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Tue, 10-05-2004 - 8:34pm
What I'm wondering is if President Bush were to admit that he made a mistake in invading Iraq and removing an imminent threat to America and the world(Saddam Hussein)...Most everyone agrees he is/was a threat to the world....IF Bush were to admit he made a mistake....should he have freed Saddam and returned him to Iraq rather than handed him over to the Iraqi people for prosecution? Or was that a mistake as well?

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Tue, 10-05-2004 - 8:37pm
No not at all. The guy is a disgrace to humanity and now that we have him in custody he ought to be prosecuted for his crimes. I just disagree with Bush's priorities and his methods.

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Tue, 10-05-2004 - 8:48pm


What he did was is mention 9/11 in conjunction with Sadam Hussein so often that many American people now actually believe Sadam Hussein had to do with 9/11.

Also he and his administration spoke about WMD in such a way that many people (my father among them) believe they found WMD. They said that the aluminum tubes found were part of their proof when it was common scientific knowledge (even the administrations own scientists said so) that Iraq they would have need 16000 of these working and that it was almost entirely certain that these tubes were only used for rockets NOT WMD. Mrs. Rice said that only her staff knew about this. Yeah right! More lies.

Your family got what 300 bucks back? I wonder how much more in state taxes you have to pay as a result? Most states are extremely strapped for cash which has EASILY taken that tax cut away and cost you more only it wasn't from the federal goverment it came in the form of State and Federal fees.

Exactly you can't have it both ways. You can't get a tax cut and get a 200 billion dollar deficit (from RECORD surpluses under Clinton).

Peggy

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Tue, 10-05-2004 - 8:49pm


Funny how Iraq was supposed to be a country with WMD so we invaded them but we don't invade North Korea huh? I wonder how they rationalize that.
Peggy

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Tue, 10-05-2004 - 9:04pm


You think Haliburton is the only company in the world that can handle reconstruction efforts? The reconstruction contracts were never even put out for bids!! It was an utter monopoly. Very unusual one at that.

Here are a couple of companies I easily found that compete with Haliburton for contracts like the ones in Iraq: Schlumberger Ltd. Baker Hughes Inc., GlobalSantaFe Corp., Nabors Industries Ltd. and Weatherford International.

You think we did nothing after the USS Cole, and the first WTC bombing?

The USS Cole bombers were sentenced to death. Here's a link. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3699426.stm

To help you here is the title: USS Cole Bombers Sentenced to Death.

As for the first WTC bombing. Ramzi Yousef is was also convicted: http://www.terrorismfiles.org/individuals/ramzi_yousef.html

Is Osama sentenced to death? No! We can't even FIND him.

Peggy

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