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Rice wants our enemies to know "aspirational timetables" for Iraq exit

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In something of an August Surprise that will help McCain, the once-taboo exit timetables are suddenly no big deal.

And since they're just "aspirational," they probably are no big deal.

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Submitted by BDBlue on

to help McCain. He had that one week at the Olympics, but since then has pretty much been out of sight (or at least I'm told that, I've made a point of not watching him for years). Now they float this timetable.

I'm sure Bush would see it as vindication if McCain were to win rather than the reality that McCain can't win this thing, it's Obama's to lose and that's because of Bush. But then Bush has never been big on reality.

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Submitted by myiq2xu on

The former yes, the latter not so much.

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Submitted by lambert on

Hey, I didn't know Jerry Rice could play the piano!

[ ] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by vastleft on

From Glenn about Condi "[Military power is] not the way to deal in the 21st century" Rice:

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2...

Just during the time Rice has served in the Bush administration, we bombed, invaded and occupied Afghanistan; did the same to Iraq; repeatedly bombed Somalia, killing all sorts of civilians; fed bombs to Israel as they invaded and bombed Lebanon; top political officials (led by John McCain and Joe Lieberman) have repeatedly threatened, and advocated, that the same be done to a whole host of other countries, including Iran and Syria. That's to say nothing of the virtually countless interventions and bombings in the pre-Bush, "peacetime" years -- from the Balkans and Panama to Somalia, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, and on and on and on.

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Submitted by Corner Stone on

This isn't snark....it is, isn't it?

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Submitted by BDBlue on

of exactly how marked down the word "leadership" has become in the last eight years. She hasn't given uninvited neck rubs to other world leaders or mistakenly called Georgia Alabama, so she looks like a leader. She's not. She's awful. And it's not just that she leads us to do bad things, she doesn't lead at all. She follows. And she's chosen to follow the one-two combination of Dumb and Evil.