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Cuyahoga Chuck
06-26-2007, 10:22 PM
Senator Richard Lugar, one of the highest ranking Republicans in the US Senate, has made a declaration the The Iraq war is going nowhere and the time is ripe to pull our troops out.
Hmmmm.

Osborne Russell
06-27-2007, 02:48 PM
If they won't give you a magic event in September, they have to give you measurable incremental progress before then, and continuously. Gotta be one or the other, if not both. Otherwise, why are we still there?

jack grebe
06-27-2007, 02:51 PM
Sorry, but the decision is not his to make.

Tom Montgomery
06-27-2007, 02:51 PM
True believers don't call guys like Lugar "Reeps". They call them "Rinos." Ask Oyster.

LeeG
06-27-2007, 03:25 PM
Sorry, but the decision is not his to make.

true,,whose is it?

The declaration on the other hand is.

Cuyahoga Chuck
06-27-2007, 04:45 PM
Sorry, but the decision is not his to make.

In the US Senate Richard Lugar is one of the heaviest of heavy hitters. Pressure from him could offset that of Dick Cheney.
Even tho' what you said is true on it's face, politics is a strange game where there are exceptions to every rule.
Lugar's defection along with that of George Voinovich (R-Ohio) mean something. We just aren't sure what quite yet.

John of Phoenix
06-27-2007, 04:53 PM
Sorry, but the decision is not his to make.
Milo, et al. say it's all Pelosi's fault.


Luger's defection along with that of George Voinovich (R-Ohio) mean something. We just aren't sure what quite yet.

I don't think it's anything more than the rapidly approaching election.

ljb5
06-27-2007, 05:06 PM
Luger expressed an opinon?

How impolite of him!

I can't believe he came up with this all on his own. Who were the higher-ups who manipulated him into saying this?

JimD
06-27-2007, 05:20 PM
It would be a shame to have to leave Iraq without the creation of substantial permanent US military bases adjacent to the major oil fields in order to promote the continued development of economic freedom for the Iraqi people and to encourage the spread of democracy to her muslim neighbours.

jack grebe
06-27-2007, 07:20 PM
It would be a shame to have to leave Iraq without the creation of substantial permanent US military bases adjacent to the major oil fields in order to promote the continued development of economic freedom for the Iraqi people and to encourage the spread of democracy to her muslim neighbours.
truer words cannot be spoken. A permanent base is most definatly needed as a staging ground for the invasion of Iran.......and that will, IMHO, happen

LeeG
06-27-2007, 07:41 PM
and if that happened you'd see the soldiers in that staging base with no supply line as a few million shiite turn their focus to those bases.

This won't affect William Kristol but it'll affect a few million Iranians, Iraqis and US forces around the world.

Osborne Russell
06-27-2007, 11:23 PM
Sorry, but the decision is not his to make.

Three branches, yo.

LeeG
06-28-2007, 06:37 AM
nuh uh,,,there's the fourth dimension. The Cheney Zone. Neither, either or. The fourth branch as seen between 60degreees and 67.5 degrees on a balmy summer day or any subpoena from a democrat.
Not just a tricky dick, a slippery eel or a quantum quandary.
It's the deciders decider.

Nicholas Scheuer
06-28-2007, 06:52 AM
He is one of the Republicans in washington that I admire, inspite of my being fundamentally Democrat. He was the former Mayor of Indianapolis who backed Metropolitan Consolidation, putting that city squarely on a path toward becoming "The Atlanta of the North".

A news comentator said the evening of Lugars speech regarding a draw-down from Iraq words to the effect, "In a Capital noted for Politicians throwing out catchy one-liners that will be quoted in the news media, Senator Lugar keeps a low profile, rarely making a public comment on anything."

For Lugar to have commented at this time would be typical of him, signalling it's time for Bush and his cabal to make a significant change.

Senator Lugar is indeed, a "Heavy Hitter".

Moby Nick

jack grebe
06-28-2007, 08:05 AM
Three branches, yo.
nice theory, It's a shame the reality of it doesn't play out.
The real government holds court on Wall St.

ljb5
06-28-2007, 09:22 AM
Lugar has made comments like this before... but he's consistently voted the President's position.