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  •  That was basically my response. "Yeah, he sat and (6+ / 0-)

    watched Americans being killed without doing anything because that is such a human reaction."

    What kind of a cardboard character do they think he is?

    "I cannot live without books" -- Thomas Jefferson, 1815

    by Susan Grigsby on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 12:24:35 PM PST

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    •  they keep going on about the damned talking (7+ / 0-)

      points - and Susan Rice - these guys I assume know how the intelligence community works - that answers don't generally come instantly - the final report for instance from the 911 commission came on July 22, 2004.  

      The commission wasn't even established until 442 days after the attack.

      A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people ... restore their government to it's true principles.

      by maddrailin on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 12:29:56 PM PST

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    •  and even more so, (12+ / 0-)

      what would be his motivation for doing nothing?  Politically it would be horrific to his re-election.  There's no financial gain in it unless he used it as a pretext for going to war and he received kickbacks from the defense industry which he didn't.  For a crime to be proven there needs to be motive.  There was none.  Zero.  Zilch.  

      If anything his political motivation would have been to be tough and macho and leave behind lots of bloodied terrorist bodies so bloodthirsty Americans could get their sense of justice and revenge.  Of course we know that in the long run we'd have made even more enemies but prior to the election it would have made for a great war story and derailed many of the claims of his detractors of a lack of spine and action.

      Their whole case is laughable.

      "A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism." -- Carl Sagan

      by artmartin on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 12:41:22 PM PST

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