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  •  Oh, so drone strikes are a big secret now. (1+ / 0-)
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    That's why it's going to be so dramatic when they announce that yes, there was planning behind those strikes in Pakistan and Yemen.

    Is that like a 1984 thing where someone has to go through all the newspapers and clean out references so we forget them?

    While you dream of Utopia, we're here on Earth, getting things done.

    by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 09:43:17 AM PDT

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    •  Secret? Hardly, (2+ / 0-)
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      except to those of us who claim never to have heard about protests about them. ;-)))

      I believe the question here is: Who or what agencies were behind their planning?  That's what Messrs. Scahill and Greenwald are apparently out to uncover.

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 10:08:49 AM PDT

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      •  How does this help? (0+ / 0-)

        Especially when we have such dramatic and directional issues stateside, like healthcare, the economy, etc?

        While you dream of Utopia, we're here on Earth, getting things done.

        by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 10:31:25 AM PDT

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        •  Even assuming that there's a correct ranking (1+ / 0-)
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          of issues, there's no reason to assume that several can't or shouldn't be attacked simultaneously.

          Of course, I doubt you'd be happy with the results if, say, Scahill stopped exposing war crimes and started writing about Obamacare. ;-)))

          Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

          by corvo on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 11:09:47 AM PDT

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          •  So is it fair to gather (0+ / 0-)

            that

            Of course, I doubt you'd be happy with the results if, say, Scahill stopped exposing war crimes and started writing about Obamacare.
            you're not the best resource to consult for pro-Dem opinion?

            While you dream of Utopia, we're here on Earth, getting things done.

            by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 11:11:53 AM PDT

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            •  oh? we've stopped calling it Obamacare? (0+ / 0-)

              And here I was thinking that we'd just reclaimed the term from the teabaggers . . .

              Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

              by corvo on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 11:22:50 AM PDT

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            •  or do you mean to say that (1+ / 0-)
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              defense of the NSA's frequently unconstitutional and sometimes illegal behavior is mandatory from all Democrats? ;-)

              Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

              by corvo on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 11:27:20 AM PDT

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              •  What I mean is (0+ / 0-)

                do you doubt I'd be happy with Scahill on Obamacare, if he's so concerned with existential things?

                While you dream of Utopia, we're here on Earth, getting things done.

                by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 11:57:10 AM PDT

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                •  If he toed your version of the party line (1+ / 0-)
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                  I'm sure you'd be reasonably satisfied.  Otherwise, not so much.

                  Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

                  by corvo on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 12:49:47 PM PDT

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    •  My thoughts exactly. (0+ / 0-)

      Is anyone really shocked that the penultimate agency for SIGINT is informing targeting decisions?

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