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  •  How would you go after the remnants of al-Qaeda (0+ / 0-)

    Or like-minded groups/threats..?

    For years I have had problems with the 2001 AUMF, but I also have no clear framework to properly go after such groups/threats without employing legal authority which is not equally problematic.

    So I sincerely ask, what would you (or anyone else since it is more an open-ended question to everyone) propose as a replacement of the 2001 AUMF..?

    cheers,

    Mitch Gore

    Want to end too big to fail banks? Then move your money and they will no longer be too big.

    by Lestatdelc on Sat Dec 31, 2011 at 10:51:48 PM PST

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    •  how about... (0+ / 0-)

      getting out of their country(ies) and leaving them the hell alone, for starters?

      •  "their countries"...? (0+ / 0-)

        What is al Qaeda's country?

        While we as a nation have plenty to answer for regarding bad policy decisions and the all to often terrible consequence emanating from the cold war, and interwar colonialism by our allies and multinational interests, your "getting out of their countries and leaving them alone" is mindless bumper ticker rhetoric.

        cheers,

        Mitch Gore

        Want to end too big to fail banks? Then move your money and they will no longer be too big.

        by Lestatdelc on Sun Jan 01, 2012 at 04:34:03 AM PST

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        •  ?? (0+ / 0-)

          The last thing in this world I am is mindless, you simple-minded s. o b. :) !! OF COURSE they have countries! They had to have been born SOMEWHERE, right? And it is our interference in their lives (and the places they live) that anger people over our presence and our actions. Or do you think that they hate us for our "freedoms", hmmm?

          And calling someone mindless when you cannot spell the word 'sticker' is funny as hell. Or are you going to blame your iPad or your fat fingers for that one, also?

          •  I said your comment was that of (0+ / 0-)

            a mindless bumper sticker slogan. But if you want to imagine that meant I was saying you are mindless, guess I can't prevent that.

            I would also note that typing on the iPad's virtual keyboard can (and often does) having a "key" stroke sometimes not registering a clean hit and the predictive typing/autocorrect function not picking it up since it is a real word ("ticker" in this case).

            cheers,

            Mitch Gore

            Want to end too big to fail banks? Then move your money and they will no longer be too big.

            by Lestatdelc on Sun Jan 01, 2012 at 02:53:44 PM PST

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