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"The Waters? What Waters?"

"I was wrong" about Iraq, writes former Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards in Sunday's Washington Post.

"The Waters? What Waters?"

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Bogie "I was wrong" about Iraq, writes former Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards in Sunday's Washington Post.

Wait, it's a trend.

"Turns out we were wrong," the president's national security adviser Stephen Hadley tells CNN.

Though that's about all they agree on.

Former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry had something to say on the subject, too.

"I’ve made it very clear that that vote was based on misleading intelligence that now may be purposely misled, which is why this investigation is so critical. But nevertheless it was based on evidence we now know, and a serious of incompetent choices, so that none of us, I think, would vote to give the authority based on the abuse that [the president] conducted. I can tell you that as a presidential candidate .... I gave 4 major speeches laying out how the president ought to proceed to be faithful to our troops."

JerryD
Posted 11/13/2005 06:54:16 PM
Revisionist history by desperate men (aka The Democratic Party)
AlexC
Posted 11/13/2005 10:39:39 PM
If Bush lied, it's amazing how many Democrats got outsmarted by a "dummy."
cos
Posted 11/14/2005 01:17:50 AM
Poster 1 & 2:Its understandable you're bitter;your hero is exposed as a corrupt incompetent dimwit unworthy of public support by all but the most brainless apologists.Its a sign of intelligence to correct oneself after realising a mistake has been made;only a fool allows partisan rhetoric to stand in the way of the truth.Or maybe a religious fanatic that thinks he hears God talking to him.  
William Young
Posted 11/14/2005 08:43:48 AM
Right. Dummycrats are easily fooled. Or, as I wrote the other day, there's a bit of desperate history re-writing going on, and the media, and Dan, are helping in the lying. Though, to be totally fair, Dan is only presenting as evidence the lies, not pronouncing the lies "lies" or "truth."

Well, Dan, what is it? Do you believe this revisionist nonsense or do you stand with it?

And, "cos" should take his own advice.
albert
Posted 11/14/2005 08:59:03 AM
ah kerry, succinct as always.  couldn't he take a cue from teresa and just get to the point?!
Daniel Rubin
Posted 11/14/2005 09:33:53 AM
I think Albert got my point
William Young
Posted 11/14/2005 09:58:15 AM
Uhh, no. Albert did not "get" your "point" in the sense you're trying to claim. Your point is not Kerry's long-windedness, your point is the word "wrong" and its connection to the word "intelligence."

At which point, you are wrong, Kerry is wrong, and your whole post's intention is wrong. 'tis the reason for the hyperlink in my initial comment.
Daniel Rubin
Posted 11/14/2005 10:30:49 AM
Thanks for clearing that up.
albert
Posted 11/14/2005 10:37:44 AM
William, tell me what number I'm thinking of right... now!
AlexC
Posted 11/14/2005 02:47:44 PM
Cos: For being "a corrupt incompetent dimwit" his "lies" fooled "everyone." 

What does that say about them? 

I'm not going to take it on faith that your a Democrat.. so I won't ask you to defend them (as you assume I defend Bush)....

But what does it say? Kerry, Hillary, Schumer, Rockefeller, that whole gang?
phillyboy
Posted 11/14/2005 04:50:13 PM
Bottom line is that Bin Laden is still on the loose, we're still not checking most containers for weapons, WMD, chemicals, or nuclear material at ports, we're still not adequately guarding our nations power plants, military enlistment and retention is WAY down since the Iraq war started, the economy isn't doing well, Bush's people have lied to grand juries, and the list goes on and on. 
cos
Posted 11/14/2005 11:57:39 PM
What it says is about the power of FEAR and MISINFORMATION as a politcal tool over people too involved in the day to day existence and survival to be able to discern it.Unfortunately the American public follows its inept "journalists"and leaders by not learning from its mistakes.McCarthyism and Vietnam can only be described as dark points in US history yet revisionists still try to justify and recreate them today.Keep sitting on the fence if YOU'RE(not your)so cute.YOU'RE correct in not assuming I'm a Dem or Rep.I've always been registered Independent so I have no asinine partisanship to cling to.My alliance must be with the lesser of the two evils.Its clearcut that republican leadership is leading the US down the wrong path.By not responding to crucial mistakes leaders make you are part of the problem thereby "defending" bush and the status quo.So keep playing useless games on blogs if you like the way things are going.  
AlexC
Posted 11/15/2005 03:29:11 PM
Geez. A typo! OMG! I'm so stupid!   Hence everything I say is wrong.

Seriously, you need to take a Xanax or something. You're (see?) way to high strung. McCarthy? Vietnam? Jeez.  If you claim independence, it's time to move on from the leftie talking points.

I'm still asking the same question, which you seem to be unable to respond.

Bush is a dummy. (For the sake of argument, I'll agree).

And everyone has been fooled by him and his lies. Who are the dummies?
cos
Posted 11/15/2005 04:39:49 PM
You.Get OFF the xanax lightweight.Its lack of moral indignation that allows us to get in the mess we're in.The country is in a divisive war,in Iraq and at home vs. the poor and middle class.But its no skin off you,right spanky?No kids I presume, because if you had any you would care about what's going on in terms of the future.No girlfriend either I presume because women are returning to back alley abortions if your buddies get their way. What are you interested in exactly?Playing provocuer and word games that deflect criticism off Bush and his policies?Trivializing war?Wasting time in your cube until 5PM and you go to the young republican circle jerk?And don't blame typos.Its TOO bad about YOUR poor use of 6th grade english,dummy.  
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