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Acceptable Violence?

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Posted on May 3, 2007
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Talking Points TV puts the president’s “there is an acceptable level of violence in certain societies” spiel in perspective. Can daily car bombings and sectarian cleansing possibly be considered acceptable?

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By rodney, May 7, 2007 at 9:24 am Link to this comment
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The man is a moron. Does that include a acceptable level of death’s of American soldiers? It must be, as they have put more American soldiers in harms way to keep the war machine churning. That’s who Bush is really talking about. How many monthly death’s of
American soldiers is acceptable in order to keep the U S permanently in Iraq. I’m sure if the Bush twins were in Iraq no level of violence would be acceptable. But Bush really doesn’t care about the troops. He refuses to attend any of their funerals.
He only meets with family members that agrees with his failed policies and tells them we are going to win the war for them as if winning the war is like winning the Super Bowl. Deaths to innocent Iraqis means nothing to Bush as he and his dad have killed and incarcerated more Iraqis than the man they murdered,Saddam Hussein.

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By Elmo, May 7, 2007 at 7:50 am Link to this comment
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I suspect that when the President refers to an acceptable level of violence, he is thinking in terms of what we put up with in the USA.  By his way of thinking, an acceptable level of violence is 60 or so people killed every day as long as no more than 2 of those killings are committed by the same individual.

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By Dr. Knowitall, PhD, PhD, May 6, 2007 at 6:02 am Link to this comment

In a conversation Bill Mahr and Bill Moyers had, Mahr said, “Assassination is a good thing.”  Moyers disagreed.  I think it can be asserted that violence is never acceptable, but I think there are conditions under which most people, even those who think it’s not acceptable, may agree that it is the only alternative.  Then, when they’re unacceptable acts of violence are being committed, they continue to assert that it’s unacceptable.  I also think laws against violence do little more to stop it than saying that we don’t accept it.  I detest most of what the Bush administration stands for, but I think I can understand what he’s saying.  There’s a fine line between “acceptable,” “inevitable” and even “justifiable,” making the whole thing kind of a semantics exercise.

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By cann4ing, May 5, 2007 at 10:00 am Link to this comment

I’m sorry, Mr. Bush, but there is no level of violence that is “acceptable” anytime, anywhere, period!

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By Dedrian Clark, May 4, 2007 at 2:37 pm Link to this comment
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My first comment simply because, THAT WAS THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS STATEMENT I HAVE EVER HEARD & FROM THE PRES OF THE US NO LESS. When is violence EVER acceptable. And WHO are the EXPERTS that are going to determine how much is okay and how much is not????

His ignorance astounds me. That is all I can say.

DC
B’Ham, WA

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By FrostedFlakes, May 4, 2007 at 9:44 am Link to this comment
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Well if there is an acceptable level of violence, why was Iraq invaded to begin with? Saddam’s level of violence wasn’t acceptable but Bush’s is? What the hell kind of logic is that? This idiot can’t even maintain a straight line of lies. It doesn’t seem if the level of violence in African nations causes W much concern. Dafar still rages and Somalia is headed out of control. But their oil reserves don’t match that of Iraq so they’re able to deal with their own problems. This criminal and his partners need to be impeached by Americans and then be sent to Hague to be tried for war crimes.

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By anonymous, May 4, 2007 at 8:24 am Link to this comment
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Tony’s not back on his game yet.  The answer is, “The level of violence is acceptable when somebody else’s family is being murdered.”

It’s like “minor surgery” but with more killing.

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By Hammo, May 4, 2007 at 7:31 am Link to this comment

There seems to have been a lack of morality and honor within the Bush-Cheney adminstration that is quite serious.

The violence, death and destruction they have created, and allowed, is very disturbing. See:

“‘Strength, Honor, Compassion’ are words to live by in these times”

American Chronicle

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=3351

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By Ron Ranft, May 3, 2007 at 11:56 pm Link to this comment
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The Level for an acceptable level of violence is about the same as the acceptable level of misconduct by a President. How can someone respond to a serious question about the shrubs statement by glibly comparing DC as the murder capitol with the violence rained down on the people of Iraq? There is not only the civil war but the violence our troops perform on a daily basis. I can only imagine that Tony Snow’s ability to lie about that level of violence would be somewhat impacted by the violence if he were in Baghdad instead of DC.

I have a level of acceptable violence when it comes to someone performing un coup de point on the nose of Bush, Cheney, or Snow. How do you feel about that snowjob?

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By JNagarya, May 3, 2007 at 11:09 pm Link to this comment

#68028 by Terry on 5/03 at 6:20 pm
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“These people are just plain evil, an acceptable level of violence, as the obfuscater-in-chief said, that’s a very good question, but I dont have an answer, I do, move the white house to Baghdad, not the green zone and then we’ll see what’s an acceptable level of violence.”

No leval of violence in any society is acceptable.  However, as humans and their societies are not perfect, some violence is inevitable.  And that tends to be legislated against, and prsecutable, precisely because not acceptable.

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By Terry, May 3, 2007 at 7:20 pm Link to this comment
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These people are just plain evil, an acceptable level of violence, as the obfuscater-in-chief said, that’s a very good question, but I dont have an answer, I do, move the white house to Baghdad, not the green zone and then we’ll see what’s an acceptable level of violence.

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