Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Do you agree with these quotes from Republicans who bashed the troops in a time of war?



"You can support the troops but not the president"

-Representative Tom Delay (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."

-Senator 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."

-Representative 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)

"Well, I just think it's a bad idea. What's going to happen is they're going to be over there for 10, 15, maybe 20 years"

-Joe Scarborough (R-FL)

Update 2:

"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 overextended 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"

-Representative 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

Update 3:

"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)

"This is President Clinton's war, and when he falls flat on his face, that's his problem."

-Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN)

"Bombing a sovereign nation for ill-defined reasons with vague objectives undermines the American stature in the world. The international respect and trust for America has diminished every time we casually let the bombs fly."

-Representative Tom Delay (R-TX)

16 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The unmitigated gall of the Republicans grates on the conscience of America.

    The objectives that we achieved in the Balkans were not an American action, but were under the auspices of NATO and was an action called on by a total coalition of our allies in Europe.

    The action in Iraq is a preemptive blunder of unimaginable incompetence.

  • 1 decade ago

    Oh yeah. Look at all those traitorous, anti-American, unpatriotic, undermining America, no respect for the office of the President, Communists loving Republicans!

    I guess Republicans didn't get the memo, that when a president from their party decides on "releasing American military might on a foreign country with an ill-defined objective and no exit strategy", that their words will come back to show them for what they really are. A bunch of hypocrites.

  • 1 decade ago

    In this day and time with on the spot media coverage you can't win a war. A war is bloody, horrible, all of the worse things you can imagine all rolled into one. The people of the world when they see that flashed across their TV screens would be ready to impeach the president any anyone that sided with them. So no matter who is in office it will not happen, you just have no clue as to the horrors that it takes to have total defeat of another nation.

  • 1 decade ago

    Wow. I had forgotten. I have to say that I wish the Dems would have been as forcefull in their questions at the start of the Iraq war. But if they were, they would have been called traitors. I can't figure out how they get away with this double standard.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Are you F-ing kidding me, Clinton had a high ratio of military deaths under his administration. You just go ahead and dig up all the false information you can if it makes you feel better.

  • 1 decade ago

    It is very interesting how the tune changes on BOTH sides of the aisle when the party of the President changes, isn't it? In the Balkans, we did send our soldiers into a civil war to stop sectarian violence, basically the exact same as in Iraq today. The Democrats supported Clinton, the Republicans opposed him. Today we send troops into a civil war war to stop sectarian violence in Iraq. Democrats oppose Bush, Republicans support him (half of them at least). Hypocracy is alive and well in Washington.

  • 1 decade ago

    Why, Honey, look at all the little lib parrots you have attracted! Are you by some chance talking about when our Black Hawk went down and all the Democrats turned tail?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Karl Rove the architect made all that BS up for spin.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Republicans are quite the hypocrites.

  • 1 decade ago

    here's a quote for you:

    "We need to reinstill FAMILY VALUES in the american people."

    -President clinton before the monica BJ scandal

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