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  •  There has been discussion concerning the use of (3+ / 0-)
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    WP in Fallujah, but that was during the Bush years. The repeated conflation of Bush and Obama is pointless.

    Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

    by Just Bob on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 11:24:24 PM PDT

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    •  I don't think I conflated the two (1+ / 0-)
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      I merely pointed out that the use of WP is not always anti-personnel in nature and that there are anecdotal reports of its use.  Actually the wide use of WP dates back to WWI and it was used in WWII, Korea, and VN though in those conflicts, napalm was the WMD of choice.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      Also, Obama has continued some of GWB's policies, since you brought it up, and where he has, such as domestic spying or involvement in foreign conflicts, then comparisons between the two men are inevitable  

      •  No. You didn't do the conflating. The diarist did. (0+ / 0-)

        Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

        by Just Bob on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 11:40:35 PM PDT

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        •  Different president (3+ / 0-)
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          but same country.

          There should be some iota of shame there after Fallujah instead of shamelessness and lecturing and drawing of red lines for others to not cross.

          •  I can appreciate a bit a skepticism. I've been (0+ / 0-)

            way since Vietnam, but I think it's being overdone.

            oh well

            Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

            by Just Bob on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 12:41:08 AM PDT

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            •  This is more apropos (1+ / 0-)
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              •  If you look real hard... (0+ / 0-)

                you might find some "same as it ever was" and some Chomsky here:
                http://www.dailykos.com/...

                Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

                by Just Bob on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 12:59:25 AM PDT

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                •  After the past decade (2+ / 0-)
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                  toosinbeymen, Sandino

                  I really think US govt needs to do a great deal of rebuilding trust and doing good works in the world before people inside the country and out take anything at face value from it or expect anything but the crassest ulterior motives under all the high falutin rhetoric of idealism. Food for the hungry, water for the thirsty, jobs for the jobless, butter over guns. Oh, and they should stop reading my email and recording my phone calls.

                  •  Geee....I'd like to live in that world. What did (0+ / 0-)

                    you say the address was?

                    Humor aside, I don't think I could find a good place to live in this world anymore even if I were among the .1%.

                    I'm thinking that someday there will be people who will be shocked to find that money won't buy food and water because there isn't any.

                    Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

                    by Just Bob on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 01:24:27 AM PDT

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