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By Justa Tought, August 13, 2006 at 5:41 pm Link to this comment
Hmm, just a thought but if the 911 attacks were created internally, why would “terrorist” celebrate the date? Why does the media keep pushing the lie of US terrorism? It seems to me that terrorism only became worst AFTER the attack on Iraq. It looks like it is growing to me .....Thanks Bush! unlike you I cannot hide my sons from the military b/c I’m not wealthy.
By Enlightened One, August 13, 2006 at 5:00 pm Link to this comment
Poor misguided Kevin, he knows not what he is saying. I’m going to guess that he is a grunt b/c they are (traditionally) not known for their intellect. The sad thing is that he is not alone in his way of thinking, granted he has been over in the “sandbox” but so have others who have noticed that none of the politicans who still are for this made up war have never served or have any children over there. So tell me Kevin does your senator or congressman have any children fighting alonside of you? Come to think of it has your senator or congressman ever served active duty? I know your president, vice president, sec of state, chief of staff, the head of the republican party nor head of the democractic party has’nt either. So tell me Kevin does this make them smarter than the average private in field risking his/her life for the “fattening” of their pockets? Think Kevin….or at least try to
By Does it suprise you, August 13, 2006 at 4:38 pm Link to this comment
The Rubs are absolute geniuses, I mean they knew what they were going to do before the Clinton Administration. What better way of “doing your dirt” then to have a failed businessman, “c” (at most) student to take the blame (if anyone found out the truth) about the extreme greed and corruption of the people running this country. The man himself is not the brightest lightbulb in the box, but he is a hellva alot better then the second in command. This party has played on the fears of the blind and the gullible for years. Now they finally figured out a way to “beat” the voting system and manipulate the american people of not even beliving their own eyes. Whoa as me:(
By Greg, March 5, 2006 at 9:19 pm Link to this comment
This is in response to Comment 2895 by Kevin.
You are the type of person that is an embarrasment to our country. There are more ways to be patriotic than to be a grunt carrying a gun and shooting at what you are “told” is the enemy.
You say; “If we bring these countries to democracy, well have better trade relations, allowing us to increase our standard of living.”
First of all, check you sentance structure. You do not bring someone to Democracy. You bring someone to a tavern, you convert someone to democracy. When you say we will increase our standard of living, what you really mean is we as a country can make more money. How shallow are you?
Sine I am obviously wasting my time as your ability to rise above your narrow minded frame of reference, I will end with one question.
Is it more patriotic to follow your leader when he is obviouly doing the wrong thing, or more patriotic to speak up against it.
PS: The average German stood behind Hitler up until they realized what he was really up to.
By Bug-Eyed Liberal, February 15, 2006 at 9:23 am Link to this comment
Please don’t pick on someone who’s just doing and saying what he has to inorder to stay alive himself (GWB). If anyone thinks THIS guy has the ‘nads to do this all by himself doesn’t understand the powers behind the politics. GWB is just the poster boy for those who really hold the keys to the furtive future we are seeing played out before our very eyes. If GW doesn’t play along, he’d be assassinated and someone else would fill his shoes Dickie-boy who is closer to the power source than GW. GWB is interested in self preservation pure and simple.
By Spencer, February 15, 2006 at 7:05 am Link to this comment
I think the rationale used by Kevin can be explained by the compulsion to reduce complex events (clashes among cultures in this case) to the most easily understood, most primal level, independent of actual cause and effect. That compulsion is the same one which drives so many of the current administration’s policies and is the very compulsion that if carried to it’s extreme will insure we ultimately go the way of the dinosaurs. In other words, why utilize our abilities to intelligently solve problems (or why use any science for that matter) so long as ignorance can be exploited for short-term power gain/
By Bruce, February 14, 2006 at 1:36 pm Link to this comment
Jesus Christ - somebody PLEASE unplug and reboot Kevin. The T-1 line from Rumsfeld’s office to his animatronic thought impulse actuators has been hacked again.
By Martin, February 8, 2006 at 11:32 am Link to this comment
Expanding the argument that each of us has the right to self-defense to justify the war in Iraq is blatant bullshit.
I’ve been to one war and that was enough. Moreover, I had the onerous duty to tell a dozen or so mothers and wives that their loved ones were killed in Vietnam—eyeball to eyeball. Those memories torture me still, and I believe that Bush and his cohort haven’t the emotional, mental, or moral capacity to even imagine the pain of loss their politics and greed have levied on this nation.
The lies, schemes and deceits practiced by Bush et.al. are the shame of this nation and will contribute greatly to our ultimate downfall. Soon, we will see how we’ve lost our empire just like Britan did after WWII. Soon we will have to eat humble pie as our Republican Party debt puts makes us hostage to other world powers who are less profilgate—China for example.
When it comes to blasphemy, George Bush is a master. If there is a hell, I presume his particular place is open and ready for occupancy.
By Emma, February 6, 2006 at 6:07 pm Link to this comment
Sometimes you must fight either proactively or reactively to protect against those who would do you harm. This seems basic to me. It could be to protect against a criminal who threatens to enter your home and harm your family, friends, self, steal your means of survival; or it could be to protect against a larger group of criminals desperate for international media attention who threaten to harm even larger groups of your friends and neighbors via bombing of subways, monuments, public buildings, ships, whatever. (And who better to attack than the nation with the largest horde of swarming newshounds and their related satellite broadcasts of self-indulgent storytelling?)
Does anyone think it is better to show a face of weakness to ward off these violent wackjobs? If there is no guard at the bank don’t you think a lot more thieves will try to steal the vault money?
The problem is not one of fighting or not fighting, to have war or not to have war… it is a problem of trust. The left does not trust a word coming from anyone even remotely connected to the secretive Bush/Cheney crew. The right no longer even acknowledges the existence of the left, certainly not without a hearty laugh. The reason for much of the opposition to the war in Iraq is the desire to prove dishonesty on the part of Bush/Cheney by those who do not trust them no matter what, and to do this publicly, and in my view, largely disrespectfully.
Missing is the acknowledgement by the left of the practical value of the Iraq war in proactively preventing further harm coming to the citizens of our limelit nation. Many of those who protested the war in Afghanistan are altoghether different people than the anti-Iraq war types… closer to true pacificists who did not care that most of the world, including the French, joined in that war after 9/11 to find the culprits and rid the Khyber Pass of them. Those protesters seemed to not believe in violence at all, and seemed to have more genuine conviction than the malcontents doing nothing but destructive Bush-bashing, foaming at the mouth to stick it to Bush/Cheney any chance they get, using the Iraq war as the most recent means to this end.
I count myself an independent, have not yet voted for a republican for president, voted for one democrat, and have been voting for decades. I am embarrassed by the behavior over the past few years of many of my friends of the left persuasion… in my opinion sour grapes over the 2000 election (come on, Gore lost Tennessee all by himself!) and misplaced anger at themselves for putting up such a completely lame candidate in 2004. Thank goodness for the comic relief of Nader.
I hope everyone settles down and does something more constructive with all the free time they have to bash the people who are protecting us.
Of course, all just my opinion.
By Blaise, February 3, 2006 at 1:16 am Link to this comment
Look, George is an idiot. That’s all there is to it. And granted, he may be stupid, but he was born into it. It’s called millionaire/billionaire inbreeding. George Sr. shot his first blank and low and behold… out came a blank! They are not just killing other human beings around the world, they are also killing themselves. And also you have to look at it this way, the Cheney/Bush families knew that they wanted direct control of the White House, but also knew how much more dangerous it was going to be, because they knew that they were planning on stealing the 2000 and 2004 elections but they didn’t want any of their smarter more educated children to take office due to the danger of assasination and who better to risk the crosshairs than Dubya himself? He’s just stupid and arrogant and power hungry and greedy enough to do it. But what amazes me the most, are all the people and reporters (even on KPFK 90.7 in L.A.) who insist on continuing to refer to 9/11 as a terrorist attack on the U.S. by foreign invaders. When we all know that it was an inside job. Initially, Osama Bin Laden was pleasantly surprised by the incident and quite openly stated that although he was happy about the attack, he actually had no way of co-ordinating such an attack on the U.S. because the leaders of his host country would not allow him to organize in such a way. Go to: http://www.loosechange.com and get the DVD’s, they are very, very compelling and very thorough and make a lot of sense. Also, don’t forget, George W. Bush’s grandfather was the banker who financed Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party. The Bush family is a very dirty, crooked, biggoted, rascist, fascist, greedy, power hungry bunch of snobs. They are an incredibly dangerous family also. If you start researching Papa Bush’s career, you will find direct connections to the assasination of Robert F. Kennedy.
By Kevin, February 2, 2006 at 12:35 pm Link to this comment
I’m a soldier. Bush is doing what’s best for the country. Islamic fundamentalists have it out for America, and they have the means of hurting us. We are also helping others. Saddam is lucky I didn’t find him in that hole. This country had better be ready to be at war in the Middle East no matter what president we have. I’d rather be on the safe side, and not have to retaliate AFTER being attacked. I’m not going to sit back and let others get hurt. If we bring these countries to democracy, we’ll have better trade relations, allowing us to increase our standard of living.
The people who have problems with the president because they lost a loved one in war are stupid. Their son or daughter would be ashamed to have them as a parent. War sucks, but it must be done. Our presence is needed (probably not much longer), and there are going to be casualties. Soldiers are willing to die for their country. It’s called patriotism. Many people have lost that. This country is full of pussies now. Let’s have tolerance and homos. Tolerance is madness when it is supporting immoral actions. Everyone wants the easy life, but they don’t want to work for it. Wake up to reality.
By Frank, January 20, 2006 at 8:05 pm Link to this comment
President Bush would have a different tune to sing if his son or daughter or other family member were injured or killed in Iraq.
President Bush has made the mistake ( war in Iraq) that will eventually cost him his eternal soul. He will go down with Hitler and others just like him. I feel sorry for Pres Bush because he is so stupid that he really doesn’t know what he is doing. At judgement day when the Lord is our judge, I fear that President Bush will be cast out of The Kingdom and be lost forever. If he were a true Christian he would repent of his wrongs and do whatever it would take to right all of the wrongs he has done and all of the death he has caused.
By Russell Scott, January 11, 2006 at 7:56 am Link to this comment
Bush will only give up when he is last one left in his kingdom drinking the water of his policies and prophecies. All hail the fallen emperor.
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