Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Scroll down memory lane...

Now I have not independently verified all of these, and am guilty of sloppy snarking, but... these are reactions collected in response to Clinton's actions concerning Bosnia. I just had to share them, they speak for themselves of course. Oi.

"You can support the troops but not the president."
       ---Rep Tom Delay (R-TX)

"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

"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)

"[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)


Cantankerous Bitch said...

How quickly they forget, eh?

Thanks for picking these up, Lily. I'd been tempted to do the same and had been procrastinating the verification research.

Geo_Chick said...

LOL, I had to copy this and email spam my conservative friends.

les said...

And the point is? Surely we're not surprised.

Cantankerous Bitch said...

Great snarky potential aside, I think it's handy ammo for rebuttal to conservative drones about Bush's "fine foreign policy". Then again, I'm just a brat, so what do I know?

Lily said...

Well you clearly know more than me, or I wouldn't read your rants. Even the misguided ones (ha!) give me pause.
Hypocrisy. Gotta love it. I actually have a bunch of sources now, but became exhausted just thinking about them...

Cantankerous Bitch said...

"Well you clearly know more than me"

Overstatement aside, I'd love to see what sources you've dug up. Any postings I've seen of those quotes have been unsourced, and being the anal freak that I am, I've longed for the origins.

Some moment in your oh-so-copious free time, perhaps...

Renee said...

Isn't our exit strategy to eventually have military bases stationed in Iraq, Iran, and Syria?