Medals handed out for warmongering.

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    let's take a little dance down memory lane a take a look at some medals and awards that have been handed out for war and aggression in the days after the invasion of Iraq ( a nation that had NOTHING to do with 9-11 nor had WMD) and ponder wether or not they were deserved!:cool:
     
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    George Tenet retired from the CIA in 2004. Shortly thereafter he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush, despite criticism from Congressional Democrats that Tenet was responsible for intelligence failures regarding Iraq's purported weapons of mass destruction.
     
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    Why are Libruls so bitter and frustrated?

    Obama won the Nobel Prize, can getting the Olympics to Chicago be far behind?
     
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    Though I was vehemently opposed to the Iraq war, history may judge Bush in a favorable light in a decade or two if Iraq becomes truly free. Of course, the Nobel Peace Prize committee would never recognize this.
     
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    Buying silence: Bush awards Medal of Freedom to key figures in Iraq debacle

    By Barry Grey
    16 December 2004



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    President Bush’s awarding of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday to three of the chief architects and executors of the Iraq war is an affront to the concept of freedom of Orwellian proportions.

    The White House ceremony that saw Bush bestow the gold medallions on retired general Tommy Franks, former CIA Director George Tenet and former US administrator in Iraq L. Paul Bremer for their roles in an illegal war and brutal occupation that have killed 100,000 Iraqis and 1,300 US soldiers could not come as a shock to those who follow this administration with a degree of critical thought and are genuinely devoted to the principle of freedom. Many people throughout the world will react, appropriately, with revulsion.

    The glaring contradiction between Bush’s praise for the three honorees and the disasters over which they presided—in Tenet’s case, within the US as well as in Iraq—points to an additional motive behind the awards. In the atmosphere of crisis and palace intrigue surrounding the Bush White House, the medals suggest a payoff to buy the silence of individuals in a position to tell tales that could prove highly damaging.

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    hmmmmm who else has been honrored that really did their all for war?
     
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    Tony Blair was described as "a true friend of the United States"
     
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    Look at who Obama is friends with: Castro, Chavez and Zelaya
     
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    friends huh....so they hang out at ball games, BBQ together and he has awarded them with medals + you have photos or proof of your assertion?

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