Bush Over Baghdad

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Just heard that President Bush has flown over Baghdad....pointing out various sights to the reporters on board Airforce One..

Is this the height of arrogance, political insensitivity or a way of ramming the message to middle eastern leaders, that America plans to change the way things are done..

subtle..as usual...

Is he that dumb or is he really smarter than we realize ?\
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  • Reply 1 of 23
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    Yes
  • Reply 2 of 23
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 16,937member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by aquafire

    Just heard that President Bush has flown over Baghdad....pointing out various sights to the reporters on board Airforce One..

    Is this the height of arrogance, political insensitivity or a way of ramming the message to middle eastern leaders, that America plans to change the way things are done..

    subtle..as usual...

    Is he that dumb or is he really smarter than we realize ?\




    "Height of arrogance"? I don't see how it means anything at all.
  • Reply 3 of 23
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    Wow.
  • Reply 4 of 23
    Naa. That doesn´t get my piss to boil. I´ll rather see USAF1 over baghdad than B52s
  • Reply 5 of 23
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 16,937member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Anders the White

    Naa. That doesn´t get my piss to boil. I´ll rather see USAF1 over baghdad than B52s



    Can you guys imagine the security Bush has had over there? Can you imagine the escort for the aircraft?
  • Reply 6 of 23
    pyr3pyr3 Posts: 946member
    This should be a music thread. First you talk about 'Bush Over Bahgdad' and now you're talking about the B-52's....
  • Reply 7 of 23
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    don't pull the thang out, unless you plan to bang



    bush over baghdad
  • Reply 8 of 23
    enaena Posts: 667member
    I thought this had something to do with more of Uday's escapades.



    My mistake.
  • Reply 9 of 23
    jimmacjimmac Posts: 11,898member
    This is every bit as cheesy as the aircraft carrier thing.
  • Reply 10 of 23
    aquafireaquafire Posts: 2,758member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by SDW2001

    "Height of arrogance"? I don't see how it means anything at all.



    Maybe arranging a 9/11 re-enactment would be kind of the parallel....
  • Reply 11 of 23
    brbr Posts: 8,395member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by aquafire

    Maybe arranging a 9/11 re-enactment would be kind of the parallel....



    Now it's clear that you are totally insane.
  • Reply 12 of 23
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    I think what he's getting at is that a plane flying over like that would remind the savage brown people of the mighty noise making birds that rained much fire on their huts. And the new giant noise bird would make their knees quiver and fill them with much fear of mysterious things they could not understand.



    Or something like that.
  • Reply 13 of 23
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    I think that the thread is about the symbolic aspect of this flight. Like Zeus in the mount Olympus, Bush fly over Baghdad and show things to others minor god with his finger. He did not coundescend to meet Irak people directly.



    I quite understand that aspect, but we should not forget the practical aspect : the security . visiting Iraq may be dangerous for him, and more he can appear like a provocation among some population.
  • Reply 14 of 23
    aquafireaquafire Posts: 2,758member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by BR

    Now it's clear that you are totally insane.



    Nice of you to add more insult..Yawn...



    My point re the flight is that it is prevocative...Insane is a good word for it..

    Just as insane as re-enacting 9/11..but then your probably too busy putting you nuts in a vice to understand ..You Oxymoron you...
  • Reply 15 of 23
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by aquafire

    Nice of you to add more insult..Yawn...



    My point re the flight is that it is provacative...Insane is a good word for it..

    Just as insane as re-enacting 9/11..but then your probably too busy putting you nuts in a vice to understand ..You Oxymoron you...




    i am the only insane people around here. Keep cool with personal attacks.
  • Reply 16 of 23
    aquafireaquafire Posts: 2,758member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Powerdoc

    i am the only insane people around here. Keep cool with personal attacks.



    Br's been attempting slam dunks since the Jesus thread...

    particularly taking offence where none was intended..

    Using such charming language as Arsehole etc..So I think I am being very tolerant indeed...8)
  • Reply 17 of 23
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by aquafire

    Br's been attempting slam dunks since the Jesus thread...

    particularly taking offence where none was intended..

    Using such charming language as Arsehole etc..So I think I am being very tolerant indeed...8)




    Happy to see you are 8) . However this advice concerned also BR and generally all people of AI me included. 8)
  • Reply 18 of 23
    brbr Posts: 8,395member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by aquafire

    Br's been attempting slam dunks since the Jesus thread...

    particularly taking offence where none was intended..

    Using such charming language as Arsehole etc..So I think I am being very tolerant indeed...8)




    Love the revisionist history here. I can see why the cult appeals to you.
  • Reply 19 of 23
    mrmistermrmister Posts: 1,095member
    If *that's* provocative, I wonder what driving tanks into Baghdad was?
  • Reply 20 of 23
    aquafireaquafire Posts: 2,758member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by mrmister

    If *that's* provocative, I wonder what driving tanks into Baghdad was?



    Its hardly the most diplomatic thing to do...flying over that is..But then again..I notice that many in the middle east are giving some creedence to Bush's attempts to broker a peace between the Palestinians & Israel.

    Maybe at the end of the day..President Roosevelt's " "speak softly but carry a big stick "

    is the only effective soft/hard approach to these matters...

    Only time will tell....
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