Wednesday, August 17, 2005


GOP attacks President over troop deployment

Markos reminds us of what the GOP had to say when Clinton committed troops to Bosnia, Ahh, the good ol' days:

You can support the troops but not the president.
Rep Tom Delay (R-TX)
Well, I just think it's a bad idea. What's going to happen is they're going to be over there for 10, 15, maybe 20 years.
Joe Scarborough (R-FL)
"Explain to the mothers and fathers of American servicemen that may come home in body bags why their son or daughter have to give up their life?
Sean Hannity, Fox News, 4/6/99
[The] President . . . is once again releasing American military might on a foreign country with an ill-defined objective and no exit strategy. He has yet to tell the Congress how much this operation will cost. And he has not informed our nation's armed forces about how long they will be away from home. These strikes do not make for a sound foreign policy.
Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA)
American foreign policy is now one huge big mystery. Simply put, the administration is trying to lead the world with a feel-good foreign policy.
Rep Tom Delay (R-TX)
If we are going to commit American troops, we must be certain they have a clear mission, an achievable goal and an exit strategy.
Karen Hughes, speaking on behalf of George W Bush
I had doubts about the bombing campaign from the beginning . . I didn't think we had done enough in the diplomatic area.
Senator Trent Lott (R-MS)
Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is.
Governor George W. Bush (R-TX)

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