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  •  i don't know, (0+ / 0-)

    I thought we were at war.

    My mistake, I guess.

    "A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and me?" - Don Van Vliet

    by AlyoshaKaramazov on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:12:19 AM PST

    •  when did we declare war on yemen... (5+ / 0-)

      or pakistan, somalia, etc.?  

      or do you really go for that crap that wherever the president says there might be a terrorist, we can just go ahead and attack?  say, the 9/11 terrorists were all from saudi arabia, why aren't we bombing with drones there?

      i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

      by joe shikspack on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:40:50 AM PST

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    •  No reason for Geneva Conventions, (4+ / 0-)
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      extended to drones or other uncovered technologies or tactics, now or in the future?

      All that is quaint?

      We didn't think so when Gonzo declared it so...

      The Class, Terror and Climate Wars are indivisible and the short-term outcome will affect the planet for centuries.

      by Words In Action on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:06:35 AM PST

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    •  Goddamn, I think you've got it! (3+ / 0-)
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      My mistake, I guess.
      The War on Terror is as much a real war as the War on Drugs or the War on Christmas.

      When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill...

      by PhilJD on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:09:35 AM PST

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    •  That's the trouble. The only reason (1+ / 0-)
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      to call it "war" is that the Bush Administration told us it was, and this administration has been pleased to continue that.  It's really not a war in any traditional sense; it's more just a campaign of lawless violence against individuals the administration regards as themselves lawless and violent -- not the same thing as an organized conflict between nations.  

      BTW, props for your sign-off.  

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