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Open Letter to Obama from ex-Republican


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#31 mmmbeans

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:15 PM

Probably true, but so what? If they had a fleet of starships, they probably wouldn't use terrorist tactics either.


or if they had other people to carry out their terrorism for them they wouldn't be terrorists either.

#32 Murph

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:21 PM

I have to admit that all this talk of doom and gloom unless the stimulus is passed is a bit...well too much? If this thing helps, it is going to look like he saved us. The media is helping this whole thing with articles and titles like this

http://news.yahoo.co...stimulus_stakes

Yet his own speechs last fall told us that we needed to do most of the work to pull ourselves out of this mess. If it works, I wonder how the credit will be spread around?

#33 Davidson Deac II

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:38 PM

or if they had other people to carry out their terrorism for them they wouldn't be terrorists either.


Actually, they do have other people to carry out their terrorism for them. Thats why you don't see Osama strapping bombs to himself.

#34 Matt Foley

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 02:14 PM

I don't get the whole "let's understand the terrorists" mentality. They are what they are. Once you cross that line, you're dog poo. JMHO

#35 Davidson Deac II

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 02:28 PM

I don't get the whole "let's understand the terrorists" mentality. They are what they are. Once you cross that line, you're dog sh*t. JMHO


Its a military axiom that one has to understand the opponent to defeat them. One of the reasons we struggled in Iraq in the beginning was that we went in with very little understanding of the situation. We now understand things better, and its part of the reason why the situation has improved.

We need to understand why a person becomes a terrorist in order to try to prevent them from becoming terrorist, and to try to defeat them if they do become terrorist.

#36 Matt Foley

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 02:36 PM

Its a military axiom that one has to understand the opponent to defeat them. One of the reasons we struggled in Iraq in the beginning was that we went in with very little understanding of the situation. We now understand things better, and its part of the reason why the situation has improved.

We need to understand why a person becomes a terrorist in order to try to prevent them from becoming terrorist, and to try to defeat them if they do become terrorist.


Isn't that what we were trying to do in Iraq? Establish a democracy, hope it takes, and give these animals another alternative?

#37 natty

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:36 PM

Isn't that what we were trying to do in Iraq? Establish a democracy, hope it takes, and give these animals another alternative?


How would you think that? The Iraqi people are not animals....

#38 cookinwithgas

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:01 PM

Meat, we prefer to call them "our little brown brothers".

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:29 PM

Just to be clear, I was talking about defeating the radical fundamentalist (ie terrorist :)), not the Iraqis.


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