Thread: how many........
08-23-2005, 01:00 PM #1
VACATIONS DOES THIS ASSHOLE TAKE ANYWAYS..........
Bush raps anti-war protesters
No plans to meet with activist Cindy Sheehan
DONNELLY, Idaho (AP) -- President Bush suggested Tuesday that anti-war protesters such as Cindy Sheehan, who want the troops brought home immediately, do not represent the views of most U.S. military families and are "advocating a policy that would weaken the United States."
In brief remarks outside the exclusive resort where he is vacationing, Bush gave no indication that he would change his mind and meet with Sheehan, who lost a son in Iraq and has emerged as a harsh critic of the war there, when he returns to his Texas ranch Wednesday evening.
Sheehan has been maintaining a vigil outside Bush's ranch, a demonstration that has been joined by more and more other anti-war protesters. (Related story.)
Bush said two high-ranking member of his staff already have met with her.
Bush said most military families have a different viewpoint than Sheehan. "She doesn't represent the view of a lot of families," he told reporters.
On Iraq, Bush said a democratic constitution "is going to be an important change in the broader Middle East." Reaching an accord on a constitution after years of dictatorship is not easy, Bush said.
He spoke after the head of the committee drafting Iraq's constitution said Tuesday that three days are not enough to win over the minority Sunni Arabs, and the document they rejected ultimately may have to be approved by parliament as is and submitted to the people in a referendum. (Related story.)
Iraqi leaders completed a draft Monday night and submitted it to parliament by the midnight deadline, but delayed a vote for three days to give them time to convince Sunni Arab negotiators to accept it.
Of the continuing lack of consensus, Bush said, "The Iraqi people are working hard to reach a consensus on the constitution."
"The fact that they are even working on a constitution is vastly different from working under the hand of a dictator," Bush said, speaking outside the Tamarack Resort, in the mountains 100 miles north of Boise.
Bush was asked about the possibility that objections to the constitution as it now stands from the Sunnis, the party of deposed leader Saddam Hussein, could trigger a civil war.
"The Sunnis have got to make a choice -- do they want to live in a society that's free?" Bush said.
He said he thought most mothers, regardless of their religion, would prefer to live in peace rather than violence.
He congratulated Israeli President Ariel Sharon on the completion of the withdrawal of settlers from the Gaza Strip. (Related story.)
And Bush praised Sharon for making "a tough decision" and said the next step would be to establish a working government there.
Bush, spending a day at the resort with Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, a Republican, said he was getting updates on the Iraqi constitutional process from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
He said Rice had assured him that the rights of women were being protected. "Democracy is unfolding," the president said. "We cannot tolerate the status quo."
On Sheehan, the grieving mother who has camped near his ranch since August 6, the president said he strongly supports her right to protest. "She expressed her opinion. I disagree with it," Bush said.
"Those who advocate the immediate withdrawal ... not only from Iraq but from the Middle East are advocating a policy that would weaken the United States," he said.
Bush has scheduled more than two hours to meet with family members of slain soldiers Wednesday at Mountain Home Air Force Base near Boise.
Bush said he planned to go on a hike and have dinner later Tuesday with Kempthorne and the Idaho congressional delegation. Bush said he also planned to spend "quality time" with first lady Laura Bush, who is traveling with him.
Bush, who is seeking to quell growing criticism at home over the Iraq war, told the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Salt Lake City on Monday that "a policy of retreat and isolation will not bring us safety." (Related story.)
Bush made a rare reference of the U.S. military death toll -- more than 2,000 killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
"We owe them something. We will finish the task that they gave their lives for ... by staying on the offensive against the terrorists, and building strong allies in Afghanistan and Iraq that will help us win and fight -- fight and win the war on terror," he told the VFW convention.
Bush plans to give a second speech on the subject Wednesday when he speaks to military families in Nampa, Idaho.
Recent polls have shown growing public dissatisfaction with the president's handling of the war in Iraq in the face of a persistent insurgency and the mounting U.S. death toll.
An AP-Ipsos poll taken earlier this month showed the percentage of Americans who approve of Bush's handling of Iraq -- a number that had been hovering in the low- to mid-40s most of the year -- dipped to 38 percent.
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08-23-2005, 03:26 PM #2Originally Posted by Badgerman
Did Clinton meet with every protester, no, and why should he, if the President meet with every protester, that's all they'd be doing. Protesters don't get a special pass to see the President and that shouldn't be their goal. They have the freedom to protest, but no guarantee to speak to the group or person they are protesting against.
So to make it sound like Bush is doing something out of the ordinary, is not presenting the truth. Did Clinton or any other President stop their schedule to accommodate protesters, NO, why should they, it's there job to run the business of the country, not speak to very person that disagrees with them.
08-23-2005, 10:50 PM #3
WTF does this have to do with Clinton????
He was on vacation every day with a BJ.......
If you're president ......you should be at work.......not schmoozing with the elite........
There are alot of us that don't have vacations for a few years.......Bush seems to be vacationing all the time.......
Cheney's the same way.......schmoozing in Jackson.......while we pay the shipping on his fleet of suburbans.......
08-24-2005, 12:14 AM #4Originally Posted by Badgerman
08-24-2005, 12:25 PM #5Originally Posted by Badgerman
I didn't like Clinton's policies, but for me to piss and moan when he went on a vacation, is a waste of my time, cause he's going to do it anyway. It comes with the job and it's not going to change, I think they deserve those vacations, they are on 24/7, it's not a 9-5 job. Do you really thing their vacations are like the ones we take, hell no, if they're needed, they have to deal with the problem. If you don't take a vacation once a year that's your fault not the Presidents. I take at least 2 a year, it's all about budgeting your finances
08-24-2005, 01:18 PM #6Originally Posted by JohnnyB
08-24-2005, 01:26 PM #7Originally Posted by JohnnyB
ill agree with u on this , hell who wouldnt take vacations like the way they do if u were the PRESIDENT .............. i think the only time when we should be criticising is when they screw up , then one should not hold back
08-24-2005, 01:29 PM #8
Im glad he takes alot of vacations. I would rather have a well rested pres. running the country. As far as Sheehan, im sure her boy would tell her to f*ck off if he were still alive.
08-24-2005, 02:54 PM #9
Is that a picture of Bush looking at the little wad in his hand from wacking off??
08-24-2005, 02:57 PM #10
I'm sorry.....but if I were prez......I would be at work all the time for four years.......
Bush thinks he's on holiday all the time........but we all know it's his brain that's somewhere else
08-25-2005, 05:57 AM #11Originally Posted by Badgerman
Damn, am I glad YOUR not president.
08-25-2005, 06:11 AM #12Originally Posted by Badgerman
Does that make your mouth water?
08-25-2005, 06:43 AM #13Female Member
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He has met with her..
President Bush made the following remarks to the Travel Pool at the Tamarack Resort in Donnelly, Idaho today:
Q: Mr. President, we know you met with Cindy Sheehan a year ago, but she says a lot has changed since then; she has more to say to you. And even some Republicans have said that you should meet with her. Why not do that when you get back to the ranch?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, I did meet with Cindy Sheehan. I strongly support her right to protest. There's a lot of people protesting, and there's a lot of points of view about the Iraq war. As you know, in Crawford last weekend there were people from both sides of the issue, or from all sides of the issue there to express their opinions.
I sent Deputy Chief of Staff Hagin and National Security Advisor Hadley to meet with Ms. Sheehan early on. She expressed her opinion. I disagree with it. I think immediate withdrawal from Iraq would be a mistake. I think those who advocate immediate withdrawal from not only Iraq but the Middle East would be -- are advocating a policy that would weaken the United States. So I appreciate her right to protest. I understand her anguish. I met with a lot of families. She doesn't represent the view of a lot of the families I have met with. And I'll continue to meet with families.
Well said, Mr. President.
08-25-2005, 08:10 AM #14Originally Posted by BeerBaron
08-25-2005, 09:15 AM #15Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
And maybe the jews planned 9/11.
08-25-2005, 09:22 AM #16Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
08-25-2005, 09:29 AM #17Originally Posted by MilitiaGuy
08-25-2005, 09:33 AM #18Originally Posted by roidattack
But in 10 years if there was evidence to say Israel and the Zionists were involved totally, I wouldnt be suprised one bit.
08-25-2005, 09:33 AM #19Originally Posted by Mesomorphyl
08-25-2005, 10:18 AM #20
okay lets take this to a hypothetical reality , which may or may not be true ........... but i'd liek to ask folks on AR for entertaining purposes .
IF in the event we all do find out that the CIA and Israel were behind all the 9/11 and London bombings , what would your reaction be (this is hypothetical so give an honest reply thx).
and how would u feel about being part of such a country , thx ?
08-25-2005, 10:39 AM #21Originally Posted by zOaib
I would want to see all who were involved charged with murder and be sentenced to death. Not that I believe for 1 second that its true.
08-25-2005, 02:36 PM #22
Is Bush making a point........or trying to count his digits??
08-25-2005, 03:07 PM #23Originally Posted by roidattack
08-25-2005, 03:08 PM #24Originally Posted by Badgerman
08-25-2005, 03:11 PM #25Originally Posted by zOaib
08-26-2005, 06:10 AM #26Originally Posted by Badgerman
Hes saying "Do you get what Im saying, fukrag?"
08-26-2005, 06:11 AM #27Originally Posted by Badgerman
Your typing this from the looney bin, arent you.
08-26-2005, 10:02 AM #28Originally Posted by roidattack
08-26-2005, 12:48 PM #29Originally Posted by Badgerman
You act like you are in the third grade and nutz.
08-26-2005, 01:03 PM #30Originally Posted by roidattack
Might be PENIS envy.....
08-26-2005, 01:44 PM #31Originally Posted by roidattack
08-26-2005, 01:45 PM #32Originally Posted by Badgerman
And your heterophobic.
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