Changing Their Tune on Supporting the Troops

These are comments about Clinton’s commitment of US troops into Bosnia; and it wasn’t all that long ago – they should be able to remember the logic. (Thanks to kos.)

“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)

“I cannot support a failed foreign policy. History teaches us that it is often easier to make war than peace. This administration is just learning that lesson right now. The President began this mission with very vague objectives and lots of unanswered questions. A month later, these questions are still unanswered. There are no clarified rules of engagement. There is no timetable. There is no legitimate definition of victory. There is no contingency plan for mission creep. There is no clear funding program. There is no agenda to bolster our over-extended military. There is no explanation defining what vital national interests are at stake. There was no strategic plan for war when the President started this thing, and there still is no plan today”
–Rep Tom Delay (R-TX)

“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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    You’d see stuff like”Tiger” label in Singapore, for tapes, in the 80’s(cassette’s), and CD’s in other countries, pirated copies.
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    Pirated stuff in almost every country i went to, or boot legged.

    In Singapore, first day in, t-shirts were 14 dollars( 20 years ago)… by day 3, when we were getting ready to leave the area, t-shirts were 4 dollars.
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    Sell it while it’s hot! Discount it if it’s not!

    Take it easy,. You’ll live longer. 😉

  • PS: I am ex-military. No one really “loves” the USA…believe me. They love our money!
    That is for sure!

    from the people in the “red light districts”, to the “legal” shop keepers, and about everyone in between: when the military flew in to town, they all were ready to grab the bucks!
    Same for Federal (American) aid dollars and supplies, it appears.

    Hand ’em a Billion! That will keep them going for 5 more years!


    Praise God, Not Man! Quit using the Bible as A Tool To Benefit Your Opinions. That goes for all posters, even myself.
    Go look in the mirror, and try not to look the other way!

  • Carter was an appeaser: are we better off now, or were we better off pre-1979, with the Shah running Iran?

    Ask the 52 Americans who were held hostage for 444 days.