Meet the Press
Posted Feb 1, 2004 @ 11:59 AM
Posted Feb 2, 2004 @ 9:59 PM
Kilgore, you really are a LOYAL VIEWER! "Meet the Press" is the place where Tim Russert gave Dick Cheney a free pass to tell the American people that the Iraquis would greet American soldiers like liberators, Iraqui oil would pay the entire cost of reconstruction and that Saddam Hussein possessed an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. Russert's "Meet the Press" has done much more for Bush than the Oreilly Factor because it reaches far more people.
Posted Feb 6, 2004 @ 10:40 AM
Edited by lemondust, Feb 6, 2004 @ 10:47 AM.
Posted Feb 8, 2004 @ 9:44 AM
Posted Feb 8, 2004 @ 11:48 AM
I am a registered Independent, and will not vote based on party affiliation, but I'm convinced that virtually any of the Democratic nominees, even the "fringe" ones, could do better than Dubya. Yeah, as the previous entry stated, Tim didn't need to do much. This guy hanged himself. Will be interesting to see if there is any fall-out from the interview!
Posted Feb 8, 2004 @ 11:46 PM
First let me step back and talk about intelligence in general if I might.
i couldn't have scripted a greater line for that man if i tried.
There is no such thing, necessarily, as a dictatorial regime of iron clad solid evidence.
i spent quite some time trying to figure out whether he was talking about saddam or his own administration. frankly, i still don't know.
so many other things to love: the assertion that saddam could have destroyed the WMDs during the war (or had them shipped to another country). seems kind of counter-intuitive that this threat to the world would not have used this arsenal when under attack. what was the point of having them?
did anyone notice that he completely mistook the word "preemption" for unilateralism?
You mentioned "preemption." If I might, I went to the United Nations and said, Here is what we know, you know, at this moment, and you need to act. After all, you are the body that issued resolution after resolution after resolution, and he ignored those resolutions. So, in other words, when you say "preemption," it almost sounds like, Well, Mr. President, you decided to move. What I decided to do was to go to the international community and see if we could not disarm Saddam Hussein peacefully through international pressure.
my feeling about the interview overall is that GWB did well by GWB standards only, and that's setting the bar awfully low. but our country is gullible enough to buy this nonsense and come back for more.
and for chrissakes, don't question bush's record of service: that's tantamount to denigrating the National Guard.
the only reason i dislike GWB is that he thinks he should be (and is (!)) president, but should not be. the republicans say that the democrats are turning this election into an issue of class warfare, but that is the issue -- at least the most salient one. i grew up around, and am friends with many, people who have wealth enough to ensure the comfortable lifestyle of several generations of their progeny, and yet they are grateful to this country only insofar as it can maintain and grow that wealth without contributing their fair share to the common good. they would rather parlay their own means into truly disgusting amounts and insulate themselves from the other 99% of the country than try and continue to make this the greatest society in the history of man.
sorry for the overly-long post. let's blame janet jackson.
(thanks to medk for the transcript.)
Edited by tannerbrowndog, Feb 8, 2004 @ 11:52 PM.
Posted Feb 9, 2004 @ 1:44 AM
So evidently, he's taken Frank Burns as a role model.
But I did say also that our troops must be trained and prepared to fight and win war and, therefore, make peace more possible.
Posted Feb 9, 2004 @ 8:11 AM
Ministry of Truth, anyone?
Posted Feb 9, 2004 @ 10:57 AM
Posted Feb 9, 2004 @ 2:19 PM
There may be no evidence, but I did report; otherwise, I wouldn't have been honorably discharged. In other words, you don't just say "I did something" without there being verification. Military doesn't work that way. I got an honorable discharge, and I did show up in Alabama.
That statement is a contradiction in and of itself. If there is verification in the military for everything, why would there be no evidence that he reported? An honorable discharge isn't a verification of anything.
Posted Feb 9, 2004 @ 3:01 PM
Posted Feb 9, 2004 @ 3:32 PM
Posted Feb 9, 2004 @ 4:01 PM
he was honorably discharged because Daddy Bush told them to!! Same way he got into Yale and Harvard, probably
I don't know why this is relevant to a Meet the Press topic, but as long as it's brought up, is there documentation that substantiates the above?
Edited by medk, Feb 9, 2004 @ 4:33 PM.
Posted Feb 10, 2004 @ 10:19 AM
Posted Feb 10, 2004 @ 10:36 AM
Posted Feb 10, 2004 @ 11:24 AM
Harvard and Yale too. Who would have thought one could parlay Gentleman Cs into the presidency? Is Bush 'fashionably retarded' or simply evil? (No offense meant to any truly challenged people.)
Anyone who was in Skull & Crossbones shouldn't be President. This goes for Kerry as well: if you desire a life in public service then don't join any secret societies as an adult. Rich white boys getting drunk, paddling each other and hatching iniquitous fiscal policies.
Maybe that's just my crazy fantasy -- I don't have any proof that they actually do that. Yet.
Posted Feb 10, 2004 @ 11:35 AM
is there documentation that substantiates the above?
Read Kevin Phillips' book "American Dynasty."
Also, Bushwatch.com is a great source of Bush lore - many sources listed, but also many not. Fun to read if you feel the same about the Bush's as I do - but also very frightening.
Posted Feb 10, 2004 @ 1:48 PM
I have no problem with Russert addressing this issue, but I am curious to see if he asks Kerry how he wangled an early release from his service when he wanted to run for office!
Posted Feb 11, 2004 @ 9:11 AM
Posted Feb 11, 2004 @ 10:02 PM
So evidently, he's taken Frank Burns as a role model.
Diet 7UP. All. Over. Keyboard.
Posted Feb 22, 2004 @ 1:02 PM
Tim beamed as Arnold promised California in November for the Presdent and Mrs Bush.
Posted Mar 2, 2004 @ 10:25 PM
Posted Mar 3, 2004 @ 2:54 AM
Edited by Chambliss, Mar 3, 2004 @ 4:33 AM.
Posted Mar 14, 2004 @ 2:44 PM
Posted Mar 15, 2004 @ 1:19 AM
Posted Mar 22, 2004 @ 3:58 PM
And I love Tim Russert!!!
Posted Mar 28, 2004 @ 2:29 PM