Tuesday, November 15, 2005

"I'm sick of your party, I'm sick of them undermining the President while we're at war" -- Sean Hannity, November 11, 2005

"Forty-eight hours we're sending our men and women in harm's way, and there's the leader of your party [Tom Daschle] in the United States Senate disgracefully attacking our president at a time we're going to war."
--Sean Hannity, May 18, 2003

"Here we are in a conflict, in a war, and the President is trying to direct things, and they just can't put aside their partisanship for five minutes and support the troops and support the President, and these are the leaders of the Democratic Party."
--Sean Hannity, April 6, 2003

"I'm just glad President Carter [who had criticed Bush's reasons for invading Iraq] wasn't in charge after Valley Forge, Bull Run or Pearl Harbor. Unfortunately, this is becoming a dangerous pattern. Democrat leaders continue to undermine our troops and our coalition's ability to win the war and bring peace and stability to the Middle East.
--Tom Delay, April 12, 2004

"Without any coherent international blueprint, the White House has bombed its way around the globe. International respect and trust for America has diminished every time we casually let the bombs fly... No one wants us to be there... [It] has harmed [our] standing in the world."
--Tom Delay, criticizing President Clinton and the reasons for war while our troops were in harm's way in Kosovo.

"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 presidential candidate George W. Bush, criticizing President Clinton and the reasons for war while our troops were in harm's way in Kosovo.

"No goal, no objective, not until we have those things and a compelling case is made, then I say, back out of it, because innocent people are going to die for nothing. That's why I'm against it."
--Sean Hannity, criticizing President Clinton and the reasons for war while our troops were in harm's way in Kosovo.

"I had doubts about the bombing campaign from the beginning. I didn't think we had done enough in the diplomatic area... [G]ive peace a chance"
--Trent Lott, criticizing President Clinton and the reasons for war while our troops were in harm's way in Kosovo.

"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is."
--Governor George W. Bush, criticizing President Clinton and the reasons for war while our troops were in harm's way in Kosovo.

"President Clinton 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."
--Rick Santorum,
criticizing President Clinton and the reasons for war while our troops were in harm's way in Kosovo.

"You think Vietnam was bad? Vietnam is nothing next to Kosovo."
--Tony Snow,
criticizing President Clinton and the reasons for war while our troops were in harm's way in Kosovo.

"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"
--Tom Delay, criticizing President Clinton and the reasons for war while our troops were in harm's way in Kosovo.

"This is President Clinton's war, and when he falls flat on his face, that's his problem."
--Patriot Richard Lugar, criticizing President Clinton and heading for the door while our troops were in harm's way in Kosovo.

"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, April 6, 1999.

There were no American combat fatalities in Kosovo.

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