Wow, in book Bush says, "GOP leadership wanted to play politics soldiers lives"

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    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky)

    “Mr. President,” McConnell is quoted as saying, “your unpopularity is going to cost us control of the Congress.”

    Bush said he responded to McConnell: “Well, Mitch, what do you want me to do about it?”

    McConnell, the president wrote, answered: “Mr. President, bring some troops home from Iraq.”

    Bush said this was his answer: “Mitch, I believe our presence in Iraq is necessary to protect America, and I will not withdraw troops unless military conditions warrant.”

    “If the story is true, Sen. McConnell will have to explain to the families of all the men and women who sacrificed in Iraq why he was willing to play politics with their lives,”

    Mitch McConnell Suggested Using Troops As Political Pawns

    Before the 2006 midterm elections in which Republicans ultimately took a clobbering, Sen. Mitch McConnell asked President Bush in a private Oval Office meeting to pull some troops out of Iraq in order to boost the GOP's chances, Bush reports in his new memoir.

    And in the same month -- September 2006 -- that McConnell made his private request, he publicly blasted Democrats for calling for a reduction of troops in Iraq, saying that their position endangered Americans.

    The Washington Monthly

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    Is Mitch's position defensible?
     
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    Check my sig line.
    Democrats do this every day of the week, btw. How many anti war proposals did the Pelosi Congress pass while Bush was in office? Yet they never cut off funds, never had a vote to do so.
    Isn't that playing politics with soldiers' lives (whatever that means)?
     
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    Makes me feel even better about GW.... He didnt care about politics when it came to national defense.

    Thanks Rdean....



    BTW, do ever have a thought of your own?
    I mean really.... you keep dragging up these dumb things and dropping them on the doorstep of USMB and then you sit there and meow....


    I have a fucking cat that is more intelligent than you sir....
     
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    Democrats never vote in a block. They are a coalition party.

    Republicans vote in lockstep.

    Mitch: he publicly blasted Democrats for calling for a reduction of troops in Iraq, saying that their position endangered Americans.

    Why would Democrats put soldiers in danger by cutting off funds? That's something I suspect most, if not all Republicans would do, but not Democrats. Democrats wanted to bring the soldiers home to protect them. This is why they wouldn't cut soldiers funds.

    It's no accident that it's the Democrats who want to provide soldiers with health care, mental health care, the GI bill and other benefits we believe they earned by serving. Most, if not all Republicans don't believe those things. We all know it.
     
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    You are so full of shit, your board-name should be "Port-o-Let".

    Im not even going to comment, b/c it will fall on deaf & dumb ears. :eusa_hand:
     
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    The book was about Bush, not McConnell. If you were actually being serious rdean, you would commend G.W. Bushs' integrity. But you can't bring yourself to do that because you're just a partisan hack.
     
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    Its an impossible thought for him.

    He's too far gone.
     
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    He didn't care about the Iraqi Christians either. From 1.4 million to 400,000. Where did they go? Not here. There weren't allowed to come here. We ruined their lives. But I'm stupid and your smart. Only I have a soul and a conscience.

    You don't really miss what you never had.
     
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    and Clinton didnt care about Iraqi Kurds. I never once heard her say anything in support of them. What hypocrites the Dems are!
     
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    Where does the quote in this thread's title come from?
     
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