Republican Statements on War

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    Republican Statements when Clinton went to war

    "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)


    Funny thing is, we won that war without a single killed in action.

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    Which war are you referring to here max? The one in Bosnia? The one in Somalia? The one in Iraq the first time? Or is it the WOT that wasnt official according to some people at the time? Either way, people have been dieing for awhile in battle. It happens. Its war.

    What these guys were referring to was most likely the Bosnian conflict or the Somalian conflict when we would go in, sit around and got shot up, then leave without achieving the objective. I guess thats what youd call a successful strategy? No wonder you consider Iraq a failure. We havent turned tail and ran yet. Thats required for it to be a success in the eyes of liberals.
     
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    Bosnia.

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    In Iraq we have a clear plan, an achievable goal, and believe it or not, an exit strategy. We're just not going to execute the exit strategy until the goal is completed. What Clinton did was put the troops under control of the U.N., let them sit around and not actually do anything, and then sound the retreat when a couple of bodies show up on CNN. If I had been in office at that time, I would have deployed a mechanized infantry brigade to Mogadishu and let those guys know they can't mess. What Clinton did was let the world know that the U.S. will run away at the first sign of a casualty.
     
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    Um... NATO is still there keeping the peace. This means those that predicted that troops would still be there were right.

    Also, I remember our guys being dragged down the street and burned in Bosnia. That they didn't die in combat doesn't mean much.
     
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    Or beaten and stabbed to death outside of a bar just because they were American.

    "You guys American?"

    "Yes we are."

    "Ok."

    Twenty minutes later, they walked out the door and found 8 guys waiting for them. Before they could walk back inside, they were grabbed, beaten and stabbed to death.
     

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