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  •  Clinton was (6+ / 0-)

    ... running for office for Pete's sake.

    "I was so easy to defeat, I was so easy to control, I didn't even know there was a war." -9.75, -8.41

    by RonV on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 02:40:47 PM PDT

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    •  Killing Someone to Pander to Voters (6+ / 0-)

      Do you think that makes it right?

      •  No, but it makes it inevitable. (2+ / 0-)
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        RonV, Vote4Obamain2012

        Given the sentiments of the electorate. You can look on drone strikes the same way. If there is a major terrorist attack, the Republicans probably take back all levels of government, with all that that implies. So terrorist networks have to be disrupted by any means necessary, even when that involves the risk of killing an apartment-house full of innocents for the chance of assassinating one leader. The alternative is risking losing control of the state to those who would, on balance, engage in even more killing.

        You don't like that? Fine. But recognize that you've just either withdrawn from politics entirely or handicapped yourself to the point you will accomplish nothing. And don't imagine there will be no blood on your own hands should that happen, because there will be.

        "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

        by sagesource on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 04:02:56 PM PDT

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        •  Wait - you're actually adovacating this?! (2+ / 0-)
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          shaharazade, TimmyB
          So terrorist networks have to be disrupted by any means necessary, even when that involves the risk of killing an apartment-house full of innocents for the chance of assassinating one leader.
          ...and this sounds like it came straight from Fox 'News' circa 2005:
          You don't like that? Fine. But recognize that you've just either withdrawn from politics entirely or handicapped yourself to the point you will accomplish nothing. And don't imagine there will be no blood on your own hands should that happen, because there will be.
          "We have to kill some innocent people or we will be accused of being weak!" That's bullshit. Killing people for political expediency is what's weak.

          'Betting against Facebook since 2012'

          by VictorLaszlo on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 07:46:06 PM PDT

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      •  It was a farcical take off on... (7+ / 0-)

        Mitt Romney. I kind of thought that people around here were familiar with the Romney quote. In Romney's case, he was talking about having undocumented workers on his payroll, but the idea is the same. Off course it doesn't make the action right. However, it's often what politicians do.

        "I was so easy to defeat, I was so easy to control, I didn't even know there was a war." -9.75, -8.41

        by RonV on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 06:34:30 PM PDT

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