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  •  Who gave the order. (2+ / 0-)
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    If Issa really gave a shit about this country, that's the Congressional hearing he would be holding:  who (or whom) blocked Bin Laden's killing in 2001?

    Who was the idiot who didn't have 10,000, 20,000, 30,000 troops ready to airlift into the area once Bin Laden was spotted?   We had the military capability for sure.  I would have had the entire 101st on standby in Ubekistan or Pakistan waiting to go in.  This was well within our capabilities.  They had 2-3 months to get ready for that by December, 2001.

    Well, I guess public resources are better spent providing fuel for RW fund raising and attack ads on Hilary Clinton.  

    LOL. Ok Brecht.  Here's a test.  What do your ideals cost you?  Rove and them.  Look at what they say.  Are you going to change your DKos signature quotation?

     (Keep it.  Let them be the cheats).

    “Everyone is ignorant, only on different subjects.” ― Will Rogers And, yes, of course I think this applies also to me. A reason why I read the Daily Kos.

    by MugWumpBlues on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 01:56:38 PM PDT

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    •  But Obama should have pushed for hearings in (0+ / 0-)

      Congress, on Iraq and Afghanistan - especially the lying us into war - in 2009, when we had Congress. Especially since Clinton had made the exact same mistake over Iran-Contra, when he came in. Obama made short-term compromises, for a comity that Republicans were never going to give him. Just as he did with Wall St., over the bailout and better regulations. Just as he did with Big Pharma and HMOs, in not even bringing single-payer advocates to sit at the table when ACA was being hammered out.

      Ah. Your last two paragraphs lead to some very tangled philosophical and pragmatic discussions, which need some diaries of their own. The Republicans are caught up in this "Our Ends Justify any Means" approach, which poisons all our discourse. Honesty and Transparency may lose a lot of battles, but these means are vital standards in our long war.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 03:35:38 PM PDT

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      •  Maybe (1+ / 0-)
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        As Rove says, the attack needs to come from a trusted source.  To educate the RWers, it needs be Issa or some other Republican they trust.  Hearings held by Democrats would just be looked at as political show.   On that subject--what democrats might have done--I thought this was really good:  

        I wrote a diary about this danger, which basically looked at the dangers of the Republican party's decision to use the superstitious christian base.  


        I'm sorting of working on a bookpaper about this.  The Conservative base has rejected what was well accepted mainstream political theorists, like utilitarianism.  I forget the book's author, but a Conservative Book of the Month Club listed (Im blanking on the name) the famous essay on Utilitarianism as one of the worst books ever.  

        What's are the opposite?   An aristocracy?  A theocracy?  A dictatorship posing as a democracy?   Sure there are problems with utilitarianism but I've yet to see a better tool for evaluation of potential solutions.  

        John Stuart Mill?  The one with the also famous Dad.  I re-read the book last summer and can visulize its cover but dont recall the name.  Ah well.

        “Everyone is ignorant, only on different subjects.” ― Will Rogers And, yes, of course I think this applies also to me. A reason why I read the Daily Kos.

        by MugWumpBlues on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 04:20:33 PM PDT

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        •  Books (0+ / 0-)

          19 Books that screwed up the world buy Benjamin Wiker was a conservative book of the month club selection.  Wiker's 6th selection s Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill.
          (Wiker's other selections include Darwin, Feminist rights, Leviathian and a book by Planned Parenthood founder Sanger.  I wonder why Wiker is so set on living in America.)

          Wiker is from the RW religious faction.  

          “Everyone is ignorant, only on different subjects.” ― Will Rogers (Of course this also applies to me.)

          by MugWumpBlues on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 10:28:58 PM PDT

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