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  •  Let's see, 0 in 200+ years so far... (10+ / 0-)

    If the odds are so high, it must be just about to happen!

    No one is saying 'do nothing'.  They're saying 'return to a pre-9/11 mentality'.  Just because George W Bush said '9/11 changed everything!' doesn't actually make it so.

    He had to say something - he ignored the regular old intelligence that could have prevented a catastrophe on his watch, with a cavalier 'You've covered your ass'.

    •  Exactly. (3+ / 0-)
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      tardis10, JerryNA, YucatanMan

      The people pushing the overblown responses are exactly the ones who fucked up so bad.

      Giving them any sort of credence is the height of folly.

      "What could BPossibly go wrong??" -RLMiller "God is just pretend." - eru

      by nosleep4u on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 09:48:41 AM PDT

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    •  How can you consistently think so much like me? (2+ / 0-)
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      JerryNA, CitizenOfEarth

      I wonder if we have a connection somehow. Did you have a twin brother who went missing from the hospital or something?

      I read your comments and think, "that's exactly what I was going to say."

      Bush screwed up the opportunity to really change this nation. We were all ready, willing, and able to do whatever necessary.  We could have gotten the nation off of foreign oil during his tenure.  We could have done something really significant that would make us safer and stronger forever, instead of the GWOT and Go Shopping. (and don't forget plastic sheets and duct tape. Lots of Dust Tape. Lots.)

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 11:36:08 AM PDT

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