So, both President Obama and former Vice President Cheney gave significant speeches on national security, Guantanamo, and interrogation methods. Taken together, these two speeches gave a good picture of the balance of views on these important issues.
Did anyone catch them both, and what did you think?
Mr. Obama continues to reveal his duplicity by allowing the military tribunals for terror detainees to continue. During his campaign he called the tribunals an "enormous failure" and a "legal black hole."
Did Mr.Obama promise to dismantle military tribunals in election speeches? He said "enormous failure" only. Why not he try to correct its failures?
Will any government dismantle military tribunals and let free terror detainees? Not even in dreamworld.
Why is Cheney even giving a speech on this? He is not in government any more.
I'm assuming Obama studied it and talked to experts about it before changing his mind. If he had done the opposite you would have also criticized him.
Not only are you a writer, you are also a mind reader?
Amen, Uninvited. Why does EVERYTHING have to be set at a Hegelian dialectic?...it becomes so annoying especially with people just producing conservative/libertarian/or whatever partisan questions or 2 to 3 line sound bytes.
It was my understanding that Obama was drawing praise from some Republicans for his decisions on this issue. Oh, but not here... And it would be very sad, indeed, if our mainland prisons were not set up for average criminals such as the ones they are thinking about importing... What, have we got Hannibal Lecter here, or what? lol.
Just--I'm curious: Has anybody ever heard of getting more information on an issue or a problem and then changing course or making revisions on how to handle something? Oh, like at work, or on a project or something?
Neither here nor there... But do people really think politics is about shouting at each other like the Hatfield's and McCoy's? Maybe they discuss or give viewpoints that have a little more depth and breadth?
I did not have a chance to watch the speeches about the Gitmo detainees but i do have something to say first Dick Cheney is defending his administraions polices much more now then he ever did as vice president. Second the people we have locked up deserve a far day in court lets hope we are capable of giving them one and another view point is this idea that if we move the detainees into mainland America it will somehow make us less safe is really showing a serious lack of faith we have in our military like just because they are here they going to get out and run wild. As a former member of the military i ask to please have faith in us that we can keep an eye on a person is wearing a bright orange jumpsuit and is spending most of there time in a confined space
I am Indian I cant say anything...but hope he should try to work on recession happened because of US banking and affected in Indian software...so hoping he will make better sense...
He is young politician is the best thing for all...
Ok, already some friends of mine who have served in the Marines don't believe you. But tell me, what is your native language?
Why do you always have to attack someone when they disagree with you?
I disagree with someone when I disagree with them. That's how it works. I have had friends who have been in the Marines look over the comments of that poster and they tell me they are suspect. The composition of his posts suggest he is not a native speaker of English. Hence, my comments.
Well i could care less what your friends think i served in the united states marine corp 4 yrs my native language is english i was born in the united states
2nd mar div 2nd AA Bn. Camp Lejune N.C. and once again if you decide to make up an insult about my spelling or grammer you can go fuck your self I type with out thought or concern for how it sounds no need to its just a forum
Because he is a conservative and if there is one thing i have learned about dealing with consveratives is that they all are <snipped personal attack> and attack people that they disagree with
You can disagree...that was not my point...
And you know what, I don't believe you had your friends who are Marines look over his posts...
well if there friends of yours then chances are they agree with your views and wouldn't believe that i served in the marine corp because god forbid a liberal would join the military it is an insult to for you to assume that i did not serve my country but then again you wouldn't care about a soldier sailor or marine that disagrees with your views would you
They don't believe you because of specific words and phrases you have used. I question whether you are a native English speaker for obvious reasons.
I dont have to be fair all i have to do is express my views and my view is all conservatives are assholes i haven't met a conservative that i liked
Well be specific what were the words and phrases and honestly tell me what is soooo fucked up about what i am writeing i dont think you have any specific reasons i think your just being yourself which sadly means that <snipped personal attack>
FDR - Franklin D. Roosevelt
I agree...a rather pathetic comeback and poor attempt at argument. I'm put in mind of the Monty Python sketch.
Oh! thanks mam..
I am Indian how come I know these short forms...so asked..thanks for telling me...
I agree that trying to claim only a young physically fit man can be an effective leader is a very poor argument.
I actually agree with that. FDR probably would not have been elected in the first place if people had known the extent of his mobility problems, same with JFK.
But, just countering what people say and criticizing their use of English doesn't get you anywhere.
JFK was legitimately injured in combat during WW2, don't you think the voters could overlook that?
He actually wasn't wheelchair bound when he was elected in the first place.
Responding to what people say doesn't get you anywhere? Do you suggest telepathy or something?
Yes it is a particular type of response used in this the context originally referred to it would mean contra or against.
Contrary, in opposition; in an opposite direction.
"Running counter to all the rules of virtue."
This is where the action is at? Anyone take off their clothes yet? I'm ready to get naked!
It was 90 in my hood, well almost but its very pleasant right now, roughly 72. I would have sat around in my front yard in my boxers if I didn't have to go to work.
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http://biggovernment.com/rlaurie/2011/0 … o-success/Lol!This is hilarious because it's sooo true!
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