Retired Officials Say Bush Must Go

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    The 26 ex-diplomats and military leaders say his foreign policy has harmed national security. Several served under Republicans
    By Ronald Brownstein
    Times Staff Writer

    June 13, 2004

    WASHINGTON — A group of 26 former senior diplomats and military officials, several appointed to key positions by Republican Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, plans to issue a joint statement this week arguing that President George W. Bush has damaged America's national security and should be defeated in November.

    The group, which calls itself Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change, will explicitly condemn Bush's foreign policy, according to several of those who signed the document.

    "It is clear that the statement calls for the defeat of the administration," said William C. Harrop, the ambassador to Israel under President Bush's father and one of the group's principal organizers.

    Those signing the document, which will be released in Washington on Wednesday, include 20 former U.S. ambassadors, appointed by presidents of both parties, to countries including Israel, the former Soviet Union and Saudi Arabia.

    Others are senior State Department officials from the Carter, Reagan and Clinton administrations and former military leaders, including retired Marine Gen. Joseph P. Hoar, the former commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East under President Bush's father. Hoar is a prominent critic of the war in Iraq.</blockquote>

    Real conservatives are beginning to turn on Dubbyuh, many having been critical of his administration from day one. They are beginning to see what a true disaster this adminstration is turning out to be for the conservative movement.
     
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    Who cares? The people say otherwise.
     
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    Are they suggesting a different republican candidate for 2004 or are they wanting Kerry to become president?
     
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    I've got three issues with this:

    1) It is from the L.A Times. Slightly southpaw in bias.
    2) The dramatic headline and link takes us to a registration page.
    3) These are all has beens? Only one name has been given of the 26. Granted, the article is not due to come out until Wed.

    ok, 4th issue - if the article is not coming out until Wed., why is it even being alluded to now? Is the elite media now giving teasers and trailers of their "news"? Smack of "BREAKING NEWS...DETAILS NEXT WEEK".
     
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    Actually this is old news.

    http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=e6ecc1a32a71fb11
     
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    Like the peoples opinion always matters, or that we suddenly are smarter than those who have more knowledge?
     
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    Oh these guys don't have an agenda, they just want Bush gone:

    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/13/1087065033801.html?oneclick=true

    A group of 26 former senior US diplomats and military officials, many appointed to key positions by the Republican presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush snr, is to issue a joint statement this week saying that President George Bush has damaged America's national security.

    The group, which calls itself Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change, will explicitly condemn Mr Bush's foreign policy and urge his defeat in the November presidential elections, several of those who signed the document said.

    "It is clear that the statement calls for the defeat of the Administration," said William Harrop, the ambassador to Israel under Mr Bush snr and one of the group's principal organisers.
     
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    So do they want Kerry? Thats still my question.
     
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    ~BULLHORN~ ANYONE BUT BUSH!!!!

    They are all noise, all the time.

    The diplomats got lots of media attention in May, but a yawn from the voters. They are trying again.
     
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    Thats what I figured------bash Bush----offer no solution--chicken to say that they think Kerry would be better? OF COURSE !
     

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