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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

American Ugly Contest, cont'd

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But the GOP would NEVER politicize 9/11. No way!

Karma is going to be pretty rough on this joker. Straight to hell can't happen fast enough. BTW, who was in charge of national security on 9/11? I forgot.

In the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings (August 7, 1998), hundreds of people were killed in simultaneous car bomb explosions at the United States embassies in the East African capital cities of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya. Along with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, and the 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.
BTW, who was in charge of national security befor 9/11?

Hey, at least he isn't saying the Democrats PLANNED 9/11 as a political stunt.

But I voted for the Republicans in 2000 and got 9/11. What happens if I vote Democratic?

His music video is absolutely hysterical.
And, once again, we get the delightful spectacle of the GOP trying to disassociate itself from Republicans. Fun stuff.


I don't think you are making the point you think you are.

The timeline goes like this:

Jan '01 Richard Clarke sends Condi Rice a memo warning her about Al Queada, she ignores it.

Aug '01 Condi and Buch get a memo that says Bin laden is determined to strike us using hi-jakced planes as weapons, they ignore it.

9/11 carried out by mostly Saudi members of Al Queada based in Afganistan. Bush does the bare minimum to strike back at Bin Laden and then puts the bulk of our effort into Iraq. Meanwhile Bin Laden is free in Pakistan somewhere, the Taliban is resurgent in Afganistan and Iraq is a collosal mess.

How is it that the Dmeocrats are resposnisble for terrorism again? Killing brown people indiscriminately, tossing our nations honor into the dumpster by torturing people and talking nonsense about Iran while ignoring the actual problem is not being tough on terrorism.

The wing nuts of the right who think the real world is a John Wayne movie have taken over the GOP (Eisenhower kept them locked up in the attic and Nixon started letting them out, Bush just finished the job, even Reagan was smart enough to ignore idiots like Cheney)

I wish people would stop allowing themselves to be terrified by terrorists. Terrorism is horrible and we should work to stop it, but there's only an incredibly minute risk that you'll be harmed by it. The motivation behind terrorism isn't really to kill people, it's to scare an entire society. When we become irrationally fearful of terrorism, we're allowing terrorism to work exactly like the terrorists want.

The administration isn't helping with it's asinine color-coded alerts.

The way to win the war on terror is to refuse to be scared.

Terrorism is horrible and we should work to stop it

i hear you, but terrorism is not always "horrible". if it were, why would the US make it an explicit (yet unnamed) part of US policy? for example, labeling the initial Iraq attack "shock and awe" is a candy-coated way of saying "cause terror".

and nations use terrorism all the time. we threaten citizens with the terror of the death penalty. we allow transnational corporations to terrorize (yes, cause terror in) third world countries. we torture prisoners to induce terror and encourage confessions. we terrorize the skinny kid for his lunch money. we terrorized Native Americans to force them to flee. we explicitly said "to terrorize the enemy until he capitulates" in the Phillipines. the list is far too long to list herre.

attempting to terrify your enemy is an ancient practice of armies and governments. always has been. in the face of a modern empire bent on global economic domination, there are not a lot of tools the powerless have left. heck, even eBay is failing.

When we become irrationally fearful of terrorism

there's really no such thing as "fear of terror." there's fear *and* terror, but you don't "fear terror"--you are either fearing, or in terror.

The way to win the war on terror is to refuse to be scared.

i think the way to win the "war on terror" is to first admit the absurdity of "waging war" on an emotion.

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