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  •  For me, the news of bin Laden's death... (3+ / 0-)
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    JVolvo, zett, eyesoars

    ... just drove home the reality of the war crimes committed by the Bush administration in invading Iraq, and of the war crimes we continue to commit under the Obama administration when our drones kill civilians unnecessarily in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    It's like we've finally killed Col. Sanders, but his franchisees already have the 11 herbs and spices recipe, and they are still in business.  If we had treated the 9/11 attacks as a crime in the first place, and used police methods to locate (and Navy Seals to take out) bin Laden and his top men in 2001, we could have killed his franchise before it could be established.

    The indiscriminate killing required by the sort of warfare we are now prosecuting in Afghanistan and Pakistan has done, and continues to do, more harm than good.

    We need to pull our troops out of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq yesterday, stop committing more crimes and making more enemies, and use the effective techniques we used to take out bin Laden to take out his remaining  franchisees.

    You know what hope is? Hope is a bastard. Hope is a liar a cheat and tease. Hope comes near you, kick it's backside. It's got no place in days like these.

    by tbetz on Mon May 02, 2011 at 08:02:57 AM PDT

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