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  •  Sanity??? Bullshit. (4+ / 0-)
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    Robobagpiper, pot, Johnny Q, lotlizard

    Our military is tasked with fighting hostile combatants. NOT those who cheer lead them. By your logic we should be carpet bombing everyone in the Northwest provinces of Pakistan.

    "I will veto any bill that changes benefits for those who rely on Medicare but does not raise serious revenues." Uh, Mr. President, and if the bill DOES raise "serious revenues"?...

    by WisePiper on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 10:54:20 AM PDT

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    •  bullshit. (3+ / 0-)
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      Pozzo, Seeds, Geekesque

      The military's task is to defend this nation, and part of that defense includes the dismantling of the structure of organizations like Al Qaeda. Their head honchos don't get a pass. They are legitimate military targets. If your organization has declared war on the US (as Al Qaeda has), then guess what - you are at war with the US. If you're at war with the US, you're a legitimate military target for the US.

      •  Funny, I remember the military's oath (1+ / 0-)
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        Johnny Q

        being to the Constitution, which states - with no exceptions - that no one be deprived of life without due process of law.

        Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

        by Robobagpiper on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 11:01:45 AM PDT

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        •  So, every soldier we kill must have a trial? (2+ / 0-)
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          Seeds, Geekesque

          He's the enemy, and we are at war. Is every soldier and every commander all the way back to the birth of our republic guilty of murder?

          It doesn't matter that this guy was born here. What matters is that he was a member of an organization that we are at war with. He was actively recruiting people to murder American citizens. He's the enemy.

          The military has the obligation to go kill him, given that he's the enemy.

          •  By the way - (1+ / 0-)
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            Seeds

            When republicans scream that Liberals are terrorist sympathizers, crap like this gives their claims legitimacy.

            You are actually sympathizing with a terrorist who belongs to an organization that has been at war with the US since the 90's.

    •  Don't give them ideas. nt (1+ / 0-)
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      WisePiper

      Reality has a liberal bias.

      by Hayate Yagami on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 12:11:01 PM PDT

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