Still waiting to hear your qualifications to make all of these wild ass statements.
looks like the libturds got their wet panties in a great big wad.
try doing a little research for yourselves sometime. I am not the government,I am not doing everything for you, I am not your mother or who ever else it is that tells you what and how to think. no doubt,you all went to public screwels and thats what happened to your little brains and I use the term "little" in a nice way.
FCB, c'mon, give Trow some credit: his writing is much closer to standard lately. And his polar bear statistic DOES seem to come from a right wing Canadian source which actually exists (though this anti-environmental article is rather tentative in its assertions.)
Trow, who in the Czech Republic said that? Where did you find that quote? Just wondering.
Oh look! Now Trowfan, who can barely write a paragraph, is a Climatologist.
That's all the "conservatives" need is people like him to further embarass them.
I'm not here to educate people who REFUSE to be educated. I am merely stating facts that only a liberal will deny/disagree with. we (conservatives) see what liberalism has done to this country and how everything moral is perverted by these bottom dwellers. I personally can not understand the mindset of someone who wants to take away money from people who have earned it and give it to people who sit on their ass and expect others to support them. I also do not understand why liberals don't see that islam is the biggest threat to this nation. 9-11 was committed by MUSLIMS, (not a Baptist in the bunch). they think that negotiating with people who's ideology is to conquer the world will somehow exempt America from further attacks is not just naive it is just stupid. to see them promote "global warming" and polar bears becoming an endangered species, is a great example of how gullible and uninformed they are. the fact that we have had record COLD temps for the past 15 years coupled with the fact that polar bears numbers are increasing is a prime example of how they can not be trusted to make an educated or coherent decision. look at the pig and the wookie in the white house,elected by the brain dead vermin who listen to NPR and MSNBC. if that isn't enough,look at the people re-elected in NY and Caleefornia Barney Fwank and Barbara Boxer. two supporters of communism and anti-American islamic extremists.
Trowfan, when did it become illegal to be a Muslim?
IP nationalist bias is obvious when he chalks up all the evil things the US has done to 'mistakes'. I wonder if he has that same generous interpretation of Iran or China or Russia or Venezuela's foreign policy?
The notion that the US immediately recognizes its mistakes and tries to correct them is so naive as to be laughable. Have we ever apologized for committing the two largest terrorist attacks in history? Did we compensate the victims? Did we try the president, secretary of defense, joint chiefs and pilots for terrorism or crimes against humanity?
Your "small gang" in southern Lebanon which refers to itself as the "Party of God" has been around for almost thirty years, holds seats in that country's Parliament, operates a satellite television channel (Al Manar) and radio network, raises hundreds of millions of dollars annually from Iran and Syria, and has been responsible for the deaths of thousands of civilians while carrying out terrorist attacks throughout the Middle East. So, they're not so small.
Over 200 US Marines were killed in their Beirut barracks by Hezbollah truck bombs. Hezbollah was responsible for hijacking TWA 847 in 1985. Hezbollah frequently targets civilian foreign nationals for kidnapping, to use as political pawns in various forms of extortion against its enemies. Anglican church envoy Terry Waite (4 yrs) and AP reporter Terry Anderson (6 yrs) are just two of dozens of hostages taken and held for years by Hezbollah.
The primary goal of Hezbollah is the destruction of Israel, which can only be considered an act of war. It has used every imaginable form of terrorism to accomplish that goal. It has fired thousands of Katyusha rockets into Israeli civilian population centers, sent homicide bombers to destroy tourists and children, and is considered an outright terrorist organization by Australia, Canada, Israel, the UK and the US. Other nations which have labeled Hezbollah, or elements of Hezbollah as terrorists are France, Germany, Argentina, Italy and the Netherlands, all of which have suffered terrorist attacks on their own soil.
Make no mistake. Hezbollah has declared war on Israel and its allies, and is hell bent on destroying Israel and its supporters. Sark likes to point out that we're not responsible for the evil acts of our enemies, which is true, but that doesn't mean we can't or shouldn't act to protect our interests and the interests of our allies. How many civilian murders by terrorism should a country absorb before it acts to defend itself? Debating whether territorial disputes or hatred of the Jews motivates the terrorists is a moot point. Israel has only two options: allow the wanton destruction of her citizens and property, or defend against attack. Sometimes the best defense is a good offense, especially if you have little territory and finite resources. Certainly, our TSA could learn a thing or two about effectively screening airline passengers through profiling and intelligence gathering.
As long as these organizations exist, there will be no peace, and no end to war. In the end, one side will be exterminated. Hezbollah's number one goal is the destruction of Israel, and Israel's only chance for peace is through the destruction of Hezbollah and other radical Islamic terrorist organizations. We cannot turn a blind eye to this fact, because these organizations have also professed that our nation should be destroyed. Beirut, the USS Cole, and US Embassy bombings in Kenya, Lebanon, and Uzbekistan prove that the conflict spans the globe.
So, which side do you take? Do you go with the folks who will accept you in their society without regard to your faith or lack thereof, or do you take the side of those who seek to enforce a monotheistic culture, and "defend" themselves with proactive acts of terrorism? Which city is more desirable to live in? Jerusalem or Tehran? Do the governments of these two cities enhance or repress their citizens individual freedom and liberty? The choice is obvious for most people.
Mat - we have made mistakes, and we acknowledge those mistakes and seek to correct them. The "fog of war" is a reality. Our enemies do not consider propaganda, torture and the indiscriminate targeting of civilians to be mistakes. They consider it a strategy, in that the ends justify the means. Perhaps Israel should adopt the same attitude in ending the war.
They just need to wait until the wind will blow the radioactive fallout to the northeast.
Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic . Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do.
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama,who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude
of fools such as those who made him their president."
Bush kept us safe?
Perhaps you never heard about the 9/11 incident that occurred on his "watch".
so,this tax and spend,illegal muslim who won't say the pledge of allegiance and sends our economy right into the shitter "loves" America?? you liberal fools who give this POS one ounce of credibility are the problem here. Bush does love this country. he kept your unworthy asses safe all the while you railed against him. the problem with libs is,they think that keeping this country safe isn't part of the job the POTUS is supposed to do but then,they are know nothings who support aiding countries who hate the U.S. I propose that all you liberals take the slack up for people who don't want higher taxes and pay them yourselves.
I never met a poor person who gave anyone a job and I never met one that pays their FAIR share of taxes.
to say Bush loves America is like saying a wife beater loves his wife...
Ha ha ha IP yuengling you know me so well! You think im angry and directed by some tea party movement? ha ha ha They don't even get to be on tv!
If they seem to be against the media monopoly or the weapons industrial complex on tv they are liars, because the corporate masters would not let them be on tv to begin with!
You think I am a product of the same media conglomeration I blame for the mass brainwashing of americans?
Has it ever dawned on you that I have family members who died in these wars??
Is it only the people who have had people murdered out of there lives who actually ever realize whats going on?
I clearly remember the first gulf war, and I didn't ever say bill clinton was any better than Bush, as he bombed Iraq everyday of his presidency so that the people who pay for his campaign trail could keep selling billions of dollars in weaponry (THANKS MOTOROLA AKA GENERAL DYNAMICS) .
Just so you know it is now legal to visit lebanon again and the people there are wonderful. I travel extensively in the world and have had the chance to see Hezbullah with my own two eyes. (They are basically a small Gang in southern lebanon that has nothing to do with IRAQ or most lebanese) Why would the nation of Israel destroy an entire countries infrastructure like in 2006 (roads, schools, bridges, hospitals), and kill hundreds of thousands of people with the landmines made by motorola? hmmm..
To get two kidnapped soldiers back? Or to use the weapons that were just collecting dust on the shelf so that they could be sold more? Last I checked landmines that blow little kids feet off do not return kidnapped soldiers.
ALso it pains me to say Israel is not the homeland of the Jewish people anymore! It is the HOMELAND OF HOMELAND SECURITY. The nation of Israel's people have been suffering from "post 9/11 syndrome" for over 50+ years now so ISRAEL is where the bush/clinton collective get the ideas they need to sell more weapons. Keep the people in blind fear of an invisible enemy, and you can suspend normal laws that protect their rights and sell weapons.... Easy Formula.
Why do they want to take our rights, and our lives with the wars that only make them more powerfull and wealthy?
"...attempt to assassinate a former POTUS,"
Probably never happened. The idea came from the Kuwait Secret Police and was never found to hold any semblance of truth, as the confessions from the assassins came after they were tortured.
The report that the explosives used in the plot were of Iraqi origin was misreported, according to the man in charge of the examination of the devices, and was used primarily as justification for a missile strike on Iraq in 1994.
But, thanks for helping us with all that tricky "history".
I just hope we get around to discussing our own tricky history of extraordinary rendition, falsified reports of WMD, no-bid contracts, government propaganda efforts, and an almost twenty year history of causing massive death and destruction in a country that was labeled as "worth it" by Madeline Albright.
IP: we're not responsible for the evil acts of our enemies (the US was actually Saddam's ally during many of his atrocities, but that's beside the point). We're only responsible for our own actions (and the actions of our client states like Israel and Saudi Arabia). That's why people like me focus so much more on the evil things that the US has done/abetted: we're responsible for it.
I'm sure zeroz will also conveniently forget the 80,000 Kurds in northern Iraq who were killed in one of Saddam's chemical attacks on his own people. Hilarious!
I bet zeroz will also forget about the torture chambers operated by Saddam's kid Uday, who routinely beat and tortured thousands of Iraqi citizens, including members of Iraq's own football team for "poor play" in the 1997 World Cup matches. That was a hoot!
I'm sure zeroz WILL remember how popular Saddam was with his own people, who voted for him in a "free election", and how Saddam managed to receive over 98% of all the votes cast. Saddam was a peaceful, righteous man, who would never invade a neighboring country, attempt to assassinate a former POTUS, or pay $25,000 "bonuses" to the family members of Hezbollah homicide bombers responsible for the slaughter of innocent Israelis on buses and in cafes. I'm sure a reasonable bloke like Saddam would have stepped down from power and control of the largest army in the middle east if we had just said, "please".
I will go out on a limb and guess that zeroz is an early twenty something who has no recollection of the events of 1990-91 in Iraq and Kuwait, and is not motivated to seek out any information that would run counter to the progressive pablum he's been spoon fed by certain segments of the media and academia. I will further guess that zeroz has not served in the military, been to Iraq, or read Bill Clinton's book, wherein the ex-president (who himself ordered dozens of cruise missile strikes in Iraq) stated unequivocally that he felt Saddam had to be removed because he was pursuing WMDs. Slick Willie based his analysis on the same intel that Bush received from MI6, Mossad and Russian intelligence.
I guess Shultz, Olbermann and Maddow forget to mention those things to zeroz. Or maybe it was a simple omission of those pesky facts on Huffpo, Media Matters or Moveon that led him astray.
So, Big Brother is rewriting history for folks like zeroz, who are all too willing to accept the lies verbatim, especially when it reinforces the twisted narrative they so willingly embrace. That narrative, in a nutshell, is this: America is an evil colonial power, spreading misery and death around the world. The rest of the world would be at peace but for American intervention. After that fact is ingrained into the youthful indoctrinates, the next step requires them to destroy their own country from within, through activism, agitation and violence.
Never mind that America, and our men and women in uniform, are the first ones delivering humanitarian aid around the world whenever the earth quakes, the tsunami breaks, and the "evil-doers" take.
He is funny because comedy central says he is!
They also informed many americans of how he was a good guy with, "thats my bush" just like this writer is trying convey.
Ya I won't remember the piles of bodies of dead children or regular people like you or me that were struck by american missiles in IRAQ, or shot by mercenaries who were not there to serve any humanitarian goals but profit sharing and salary.
Those same mercenary companies also handled katrina if you look into it, but nobody remembers that because the mainstream media does not want us too.
People are lucky they were taught to hate Bush by jokes on tv like harold and kumar, and not like the millions that were murdered while crying to god in their homes for the bombs to not kill them.
I don't think people who commit war crimes are funny. Oh,...neither was Katrina...or the economic collapse...NOT FUNNY!
Sad day if anyone out there has expectations that a politician that runs for office will have a clean record. What is the point of bitching? If a republican wins, the bleeding heart liberals will bitch. If a democrat wins, the religious nutjobbers will ask their god for guidance. What we need is more than the two party system. A libertarian candidate is needed. And only the people who vote really have a say in this. Sad that all of the brainwashed will not recognize this need.
I think the instated implication of your article Chris is that we suffer from a systemic problem. It's not a matter just getting the "right" people in positions of power-because the problem is the positions of power in the status quo itself. That's why if someone asked me to name my perfect president or build my perfect cabinet I wouldn't be able to do it. I don't believe the presidency should exist, and I'd like to see our entire system of government radically transformed to spread out power and make it more democratic and responsive to the will of the people. Until we change the system so we're no longer putting our faith in politicians to save us you (and many others) will continue to be bitterly disappointed.
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