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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    Oh, I'm not riled...I'm not even annoyed. Sitting here with a muffin and cocoa on a cold Tuesday morning in Sydney :)
    Good to hear. What kind of muffin?
     

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    Oh, just an ordinary one.

    *munch*

    All gone :D
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    Oh, just an ordinary one.

    *munch*

    All gone :D
    Corn muffin sounds good right about now.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    Corn muffin sounds good right about now.
    Careful. You could get fatter eating that type of stuff.
    Loyalty Binds Me- Motto of Richard III
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    Careful. You could get fatter eating that type of stuff.
    Impossible. I'm a sow as it is.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    Corn muffin sounds good right about now.

    You like cornbread? You are a goddess.
    Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
     

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    The latest on the decision to get the toops out. Nothing in here about a new mission. It is all Let Wing Bush bashing and anti Americanism. The same thing we got from France and Canada a few years ago.

    Why Australia is leaving Iraq

    Prime Minister Rudd criticized the US justification for the 2003 invasion of Iraq as 550 Australian troops packed up to leave.

    By Nick Squires | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor
    from the June 3, 2008 edition


    Sydney, Australia - Australia's prime minister said Monday that the reasons used to justify joining the war in Iraq turned out to be false.

    Labor leader Kevin Rudd made the remarks a day after ordering his country's 550 combat troops to head home after five years in Iraq.

    As one of the United States' staunchest allies, Australia was quick to pledge military support for the US-led coalition invasion of Iraq in 2003. But that decision was made by conservative prime minister John Howard, whose 11 years in office came to an end in November's election.

    Bringing home Australia's small but politically significant contingent of combat troops was one of Mr. Rudd's main election campaign pledges.

    He dismissed one by one the reasons used by the Howard administration Ė and by association the Bush administration Ė to topple Saddam Hussein.

    "Have further terrorist attacks been prevented? No, they have not been, as the victims of the Madrid train bombing will attest," Rudd told Parliament.

    "Has any evidence of a link between weapons of mass destruction and the former Iraqi regime and terrorists been found? No.

    "Have the actions of rogue states like Iran been moderated? No ... Iran's nuclear ambitions remain a fundamental challenge.

    "After five years, has the humanitarian crisis in Iraq been removed? No, it has not."

    Rudd said there had been a "failure to disclose to the Australian people the qualified nature of the intelligence. For example, the prewar warning that an attack on Iraq would increase the terrorist threat, not decrease it."

    In response to Rudd's remarks, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino told reporters Monday that "we acted on the intelligence that we had.... No one else in the world, no other government, had different information and so we acted based on what was the threat that was presented to us."

    Rudd, a former diplomat, also dismissed his predecessor's argument that Australia had been obliged to send troops to Iraq because of its longstanding alliance with the US. He said that while he valued the alliance, it did not mean that Canberra should automatically accede to US requests for military support.

    Australia's defense minister, Joel Fitzgibbon, said that the country's military was overstretched with commitments in East Timor, Afghanistan, and Iraq. "Roughly half of our infantry and cavalry is somehow tied to those deployments. This is an unsustainable position," he said.

    But Rudd said Australia would continue to keep its 1,000 troops now deployed in Afghanistan.

    Brendan Nelson, leader of the opposition Liberal Party, said Australia's troops should stay in Iraq and continue their a training role. .

    Australian troops helped train 33,000 Iraqi Army soldiers and did reconstruction and aid work.

    Rudd said 27 Australian soldiers had been wounded in Iraq since 2003. None had been killed.

    Australia will still have about 800 military personnel in and around Iraq, including a 110-strong diplomatic security detachment in Baghdad, sailors on warships in the Persian Gulf, and Royal Australian Air Force crew.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0603/p04s01-wome.html
     

  8. #78  
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    Gator has personally called me a coward on at least two occasions.This is not about politics. This is a vicious personal attack on me.

    Gators attitude is everyone should serve and those that don't are "chickenshits". Gator personally abuses members and gets away with it because he is an admin. To date he has never apologised for that vicious, unwarranted slur on my character, nor will he ever.

    Witness the "male nurse" epithets...apparently to him, nurses are also beneath contempt.

    Gator abuses his power, abuses the privilege of his position and is a hypocrite.

    I am no coward, and I do not have to serve, or do anything else to prove otherwise..and we all know Gator will never back down or apologise or admit he was wrong or that he was out of line.

    Even when everyone but him can see that he has stepped out of line.

    Gator treats everyone with contempt and slags off at members whenever he feels like it.

    Had this thread been started by anyone else, the thread would be gone and the member banned. This is not about politics and never was. Gator has attacked my character, treated me and others with derision and scorn, and gotten away with conduct that no one else here ever would be.

    You called me a coward, Gator,...you attacked my character and have abused me and treated me like filth when I have never merited it.

    We all know you will never man up and apologise.

    So if anyone here is a chickenshit, anyone here is a coward...its you, Gator.

    Go ahead, use those awesome admin powers and ban me. Delete the post (oh wait, don't worry, thats what ctrl and print screen is for)

    And you will have proven every word I have said here to be 100% correct.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    Gator has personally called me a coward on at least two occasions.This is not about politics. This is a vicious personal attack on me.

    Gators attitude is everyone should serve and those that don't are "chickenshits". Gator personally abuses members and gets away with it because he is an admin. To date he has never apologised for that vicious, unwarranted slur on my character, nor will he ever.

    Witness the "male nurse" epithets...apparently to him, nurses are also beneath contempt.

    Gator abuses his power, abuses the privilege of his position and is a hypocrite.

    I am no coward, and I do not have to serve, or do anything else to prove otherwise..and we all know Gator will never back down or apologise or admit he was wrong or that he was out of line.

    Even when everyone but him can see that he has stepped out of line.

    Gator treats everyone with contempt and slags off at members whenever he feels like it.

    Had this thread been started by anyone else, the thread would be gone and the member banned. This is not about politics and never was. Gator has attacked my character, treated me and others with derision and scorn, and gotten away with conduct that no one else here ever would be.

    You called me a coward, Gator,...you attacked my character and have abused me and treated me like filth when I have never merited it.

    We all know you will never man up and apologise.

    So if anyone here is a chickenshit, anyone here is a coward...its you, Gator.

    Go ahead, use those awesome admin powers and ban me. Delete the post (oh wait, don't worry, thats what ctrl and print screen is for)

    And you will have proven every word I have said here to be 100% correct.
    I couldn't agree more Sonnabend. I find it interesting that Gator can attack with pure vicious hatred anyone and their family members on this board; when the same is done to him, or his relatives, he becomes an absolute pussy.
     

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