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Democrats in denial about success in Iraq

There are 257 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jul 22, 2008, titled Democrats in denial about success in Iraq. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

PETER HOEKSTRA ''This is no time for our elected leaders to play games about the successes and challenges in Iraq.'' It's hard not to have heard about the positive developments in Iraq lately.

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goon

Bethlehem, PA

#1 Jul 22, 2008
Yeah, the oil is ready to flow again with American companies in charge instead of those pesky Iraqi nationalized oil co.'s. Imperialist's dream.
goon

Bethlehem, PA

#2 Jul 22, 2008
I forgot to say those pesky Iraqi oil co.'s taking EUROS for oil instead of petrodollars
snowman Allentown PA

Nazareth, PA

#3 Jul 22, 2008
I read with interest representative pelosi's remarks about the president's favorable marks. She failed to mention the those in congress have an even lower favorablity with the people. So do yourself a favor either go home and get some or do some work.
impeach bush

Kutztown, PA

#4 Jul 22, 2008
"Democrats in denial about success in Iraq"

I find this funny. Sure there have been improvments in Iraq. Unfortunately, this is much like starting a neighbors house on fire, and then bragging that you helped put the fire out!!

“Here's looking at ya!”

Since: Jul 07

AOL

#5 Jul 22, 2008
Just think of all the success here in the United Stated if all that money was spent in this Country!!!

The things we could of accomplished for our own people!!!

Since: Apr 08

Hampton, VA

#6 Jul 22, 2008
Tarnished Sheba wrote:
Just think of all the success here in the United Stated if all that money was spent in this Country!!!
The things we could of accomplished for our own people!!!
Well there wouldn't be much success because we would be getting attacked still. 7 years no attacks, do you get it, no you want lazy people to be given to for free.

Since: Apr 08

Hampton, VA

#7 Jul 22, 2008
impeach bush wrote:
"Democrats in denial about success in Iraq"
I find this funny. Sure there have been improvments in Iraq. Unfortunately, this is much like starting a neighbors house on fire, and then bragging that you helped put the fire out!!
No it isn't. We are winning and that drives you Anti-Americans pieces of shit crazy. Impeach Bush, you have to be guilty of a crime for that to happen, not just disliked.

Since: Nov 07

AMERICA

#8 Jul 22, 2008
the surge was initiatted to bring forth political continuity in the region, it was also to provide oil money to the u.s.a. to help us recover a portion of our costs. none of this happened. so our soldiers ( in this surge) are fighting to keep this country stable while the government is sitting on their hands and taking their good old time about meeting the earmarks that america imposed on them. so when you here someone say the surge didn't work, they (ia actuality) are correct. look at why the surge was enacted (and for what reasons) and then look and see what was achieved. the political part is still lacking.
David-1206

Atlanta, GA

#9 Jul 22, 2008
The silence from the left and from the mainstream meadia about our success in Iraq is deafening.....
Flyers Fan

Souderton, PA

#10 Jul 22, 2008
keithb250 wrote:
<quoted text>
No it isn't. We are winning and that drives you Anti-Americans pieces of **** crazy. Impeach Bush, you have to be guilty of a crime for that to happen, not just disliked.
Yeah, we really overtook the Taliban and Al-Qaida overthere in the Afghan/Pakistani region. That's where the culprits (of 9/11) reside numbnuts. Just wait till Iran gets into the picture since Saddam isn't around to keep that nut on a leash. Sometimes a bad leader keeps an even worse leader under control at their expense. Keep on following the herd. See, whether you're a Rep or Dem, it's simple common sense to think, why don't we have OBL yet? Iraq is a waste of time, money and lives and even with the surge being affective, there are still more terrorist/insurgent groups there now, then there was when Saddam ran the show. He was a powerfreak and didn't want terrorists running his country.
Flyers Fan

Souderton, PA

#11 Jul 22, 2008
David-1206 wrote:
The silence from the left and from the mainstream meadia about our success in Iraq is deafening.....
The silence or lack of bombing the piss out of Pakistan is deafening.....
come on

Allentown, PA

#12 Jul 22, 2008
The letter writer is delusional. Bush and his goons are killers and should be tried on war crimes!
concerned

Allentown, PA

#13 Jul 22, 2008
BELFASTBOB wrote:
the surge was initiatted to bring forth political continuity in the region, it was also to provide oil money to the u.s.a. to help us recover a portion of our costs. none of this happened. so our soldiers ( in this surge) are fighting to keep this country stable while the government is sitting on their hands and taking their good old time about meeting the earmarks that america imposed on them. so when you here someone say the surge didn't work, they (ia actuality) are correct. look at why the surge was enacted (and for what reasons) and then look and see what was achieved. the political part is still lacking.
Wow!
C'mon, we are all Americans, this is supposed to be about we and us not Republican and Democrat and gotcha. We shouldn't be keeping a score card. In fact, they have met most of the stupid time lines set by the politicans in Washington. This is war, not checkers. Thank God you people weren't around during world war II.
Anonymous

Allentown, PA

#14 Jul 22, 2008
These so called ‘terrorists’ that we are fighting…they are winning. They have played us right where they want us. Dumbass bush just keeps falling for more and more.
The ‘terrorists’ know exactly what to do to destroy the US. They are destroying us by destroying the economy.

While the cost of lives is high:
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The main objective of the ‘terrorists’ is to continue this:
http://www.nationalpriorities.org/costofwar_h...

Which contributes to this:
http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/BPDLogin...

They don’t want to fight us on our soil. They want us to travel and spend billions to occupy.
Remember, the war is over. Iraq is an occupation. An occupation can not be ‘won’. It is a forever. The ‘terrorists’ know it. They are winning. The have destroyed our economy.
bush can lie about the economy all he wants. Every American is feeling it. We are losing. We may have already lost.
minor threat

Tallahassee, FL

#15 Jul 22, 2008
we were attacked on Bush's watch. His administration had eight(8) months of terrorism intelligence; something big was coming, increased chatter, muslims taking flight lessons, bin Laden determined to strike US, etc. How many terrorism meetings did they have? ZERO. Bush was already planning to attack Iraq and he wasn't reading intelligence briefs, he was reading My Pet Goat. You chickenhawks are such tools. bin Laden is STILL on the loose. Go ahead and blame Carter or Clinton, that's all you got! Dubya was asleep at the wheel and you apologists defend his incompetence even though it killed 3,000 people and over 4,200 have died in Iraq which is nothing but a smoke screen for a land/oil grab disguised as nation building. Mission Accomplished? Not even close!
keithb250 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well there wouldn't be much success because we would be getting attacked still. 7 years no attacks, do you get it, no you want lazy people to be given to for free.

Since: Apr 08

Hampton, VA

#16 Jul 22, 2008
Flyers Fan wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, we really overtook the Taliban and Al-Qaida overthere in the Afghan/Pakistani region. That's where the culprits (of 9/11) reside numbnuts. Just wait till Iran gets into the picture since Saddam isn't around to keep that nut on a leash. Sometimes a bad leader keeps an even worse leader under control at their expense. Keep on following the herd. See, whether you're a Rep or Dem, it's simple common sense to think, why don't we have OBL yet? Iraq is a waste of time, money and lives and even with the surge being affective, there are still more terrorist/insurgent groups there now, then there was when Saddam ran the show. He was a powerfreak and didn't want terrorists running his country.
Right 7 years though. Who cares about Bin Laden, it is not even important. Iraq was strategic. A great move. Very intelligent. Look at where it is located, look at what is in the middle of Iraq and Afghanistan. I am not blind I know exactly why we did what we did. No not everything has been addressed, but it was a good start, and very intelligent. So you mean we could have two Nations, both bordering Iran who could be headed toward freedom. That is bad? Those nations will face their own challenges over time, and they different people and groups will fight for equal freedoms, a work in progress, like here. Hey that may over time make nations that border them ask for the same, it is possible, not guaranteed. It is a start.

Since: Apr 08

Hampton, VA

#17 Jul 22, 2008
minor threat wrote:
we were attacked on Bush's watch. His administration had eight(8) months of terrorism intelligence; something big was coming, increased chatter, muslims taking flight lessons, bin Laden determined to strike US, etc. How many terrorism meetings did they have? ZERO. Bush was already planning to attack Iraq and he wasn't reading intelligence briefs, he was reading My Pet Goat. You chickenhawks are such tools. bin Laden is STILL on the loose. Go ahead and blame Carter or Clinton, that's all you got! Dubya was asleep at the wheel and you apologists defend his incompetence even though it killed 3,000 people and over 4,200 have died in Iraq which is nothing but a smoke screen for a land/oil grab disguised as nation building. Mission Accomplished? Not even close!<quoted text>
The first attack on Afghanistan was by Clinton, we also bombed Iraq continuously under Clinton. I am not arguing against those moves either. If it was for oil why did we go to Afghanistan. I love beating people like you up, it is so easy, you all use the same arguments, over and over and over and over and over and over. Your a broken record. We were attacked under Clinton too. I am not blaming him. It is unfortunate, but we have not been attacked in 7 years. You have nothing to say to that. You bring up us being attacked 7 years ago. Carter -Christ man that guy was an idiot I would not even bring him up. He was pathetic. I am dealing in the present, you are living in the past. I could care less if one person name Bin Laden is out there. Does not matter to me. Not even important. He has been unable to attack us here, that is what matters. It was so bad he was trying to offer a cease fire, remember.

Since: Apr 08

Hampton, VA

#18 Jul 22, 2008
Flyers Fan wrote:
<quoted text>The silence or lack of bombing the piss out of Pakistan is deafening.....
Well right but if we had bombed them too you and your best ol pals would be bitching about that too. You can't please everyone, especially libs, they make it up as they go. You guys have no direction. You just lodge complaints. BTW who has sacrificed in your family for the war? Not died, and I hope not, but even sacrificed at all? Anyone?
Flyers Fan

Souderton, PA

#19 Jul 22, 2008
keithb250 wrote:
<quoted text>
Right 7 years though. Who cares about Bin Laden, it is not even important. Iraq was strategic. A great move. Very intelligent. Look at where it is located, look at what is in the middle of Iraq and Afghanistan. I am not blind I know exactly why we did what we did. No not everything has been addressed, but it was a good start, and very intelligent. So you mean we could have two Nations, both bordering Iran who could be headed toward freedom. That is bad? Those nations will face their own challenges over time, and they different people and groups will fight for equal freedoms, a work in progress, like here. Hey that may over time make nations that border them ask for the same, it is possible, not guaranteed. It is a start.
Nevermind, you're brainwashed.

Look, we all want those ultimately responsible of 9/11 brought to justice. That's not happening in Iraq. I don't know how much clearer I can put it. Since we created that mess, we have to finish it, but the real issue is in the Afghani/Pakistan mtns. The American people want results. Screw the media, we want OBL on a stick and his Al-Qaida/Taliban followers destroyed. They love that we're in Iraq, because they're regrouping, rebuilding, and possibly coordinating the next major attack. Meanwhile we watch our economy go down the toilet. Don't you see we have fallen into Al-Qaida's trap?

I doubt i'm clear enough for you.
more deaf than dumb

United States

#20 Jul 22, 2008
Anonymous wrote:
These so called ‘terrorists’ that we are fighting…they are winning. They have played us right where they want us. Dumbass bush just keeps falling for more and more.
The ‘terrorists’ know exactly what to do to destroy the US. They are destroying us by destroying the economy.
While the cost of lives is high:
http://icasualties.org/oif/
The main objective of the ‘terrorists’ is to continue this:
http://www.nationalpriorities.org/costofwar_h...
Which contributes to this:
http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/BPDLogin...
They don’t want to fight us on our soil. They want us to travel and spend billions to occupy.
Remember, the war is over. Iraq is an occupation. An occupation can not be ‘won’. It is a forever. The ‘terrorists’ know it. They are winning. The have destroyed our economy.
bush can lie about the economy all he wants. Every American is feeling it. We are losing. We may have already lost.
Yeah, the terrorists know exactly what to do to destroy America...help Democrats get elected.

Nothing like surrendering to lose a war.
Happened with Viet Nam, and is happening again, the Democrats trying to micro-manage a war.

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