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Old 11-07-2009, 08:08 PM   #31
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Should Muslims be allowed in the Army? Yes. Should some Muslims in key positions with tons of authority be watched a little more closely considering we at war with two Muslim countries and Global War that many Muslims believe is a war on the entire Muslim world? I think that would be wise.
I think the second part is the worst thing we could do. We are not fighting an entire religion. We are not even fighting an entire country at this stage of either war. Keep that in mind. If anything Muslims in key positions are an advantage. They probably have a better understanding of the culture and beliefs of the region. That can be helpful for troops in the middle east. They might even be more driven to combat terrorists who create a terrible image of Islam around the world and murder innocent people in the name of it. They may even have creative new ideas on dealing with that. My fear is that this act may inspire a similar view or worse.
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As John Wayne Gacy was a plotting mass murderer and Timothy McViegh was a plotting mass murderer, so is Nidal Malik Hasan, and deserves the same penalty.
What, and they weren't disturbed people?

Just because it was pre-meditated doesn't mean they weren't highly disturbed individuals.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:07 PM   #33
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I think the second part is the worst thing we could do.
Really? The worst thing we could do?
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Thank you.

There is NO justification for his actions. But, before we just go off on this guy as a "religious crazy" let's realize that there is an extreme religious element in the military, and it needs to be kept in check.

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Non-Christians in the military can face a lot of discrimination. Again, absolutely NO justification, but this is a chance to bring to light that some in the military are doing it more for GOD than God and country.
Maybe they should just be doing it for country.
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We should continue to allow any religion to serve in any capacity in all branches, but we shouldn't be scared to take them to task when they start to act up. Nice shooting officer Munley, but I wish he'd died so he couldn't play the whiny bitch now.
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considering we at war with two Muslim countries and Global War that many Muslims believe is a war on the entire Muslim world? I think that would be wise.
Do you believe this about all wars? Should all religions, skin color, and nationality of US soldiers be in question when we're at war with countries that hold these religions, skin colors, and nationalities?
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Do you believe this about all wars? Should all religions, skin color, and nationality of US soldiers be in question when we're at war with countries that hold these religions, skin colors, and nationalities?
If we were at war with 2 communist countries and a global battle to combat communist terrorism - then I think that we would need to keep a closer eye on communist officers.
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Perhaps we should just keep a closer eye on all male soldiers. It's obvious the bastards can't be trusted.
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no, you're just trying to fabricate a cheap dig at Obama.

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Wrong again,and you're out of touch with the majority of Americans on this.

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Obama's Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting
A bad week for Democrats compounded by an awful moment for Barack Obama.
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President Obama didn't wait long after Tuesday's devastating elections to give critics another reason to question his leadership, but this time the subject matter was more grim than a pair of governorships.

After news broke out of the shooting at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas, the nation watched in horror as the toll of dead and injured climbed. The White House was notified immediately and by late afternoon, word went out that the president would speak about the incident prior to a previously scheduled appearance. At about 5 p.m., cable stations went to the president. The situation called for not only his trademark eloquence, but also grace and perspective.

But instead of a somber chief executive offering reassuring words and expressions of sympathy and compassion, viewers saw a wildly disconnected and inappropriately light president making introductory remarks.
At the event, a Tribal Nations Conference hosted by the Department of Interior's Bureau of Indian affairs, the president thanked various staffers and offered a "shout-out" to "Dr. Joe Medicine Crow -- that Congressional Medal of Honor winner." Three minutes in, the president spoke about the shooting, in measured and appropriate terms. Who is advising him?
Anyone at home aware of the major news story of the previous hours had to have been stunned. An incident like this requires a scrapping of the early light banter. The president should apologize for the tone of his remarks, explain what has happened, express sympathy for those slain and appeal for calm and patience until all the facts are in. That's the least that should occur.



2009 in Memoriam

Indeed, an argument could be made that Obama should have canceled the Indian event, out of respect for people having been murdered at an Army post a few hours before. That would have prevented any sort of jarring emotional switch at the event.
Did the president's team not realize what sort of image they were presenting to the country at this moment? The disconnect between what Americans at home knew had been going on -- and the initial words coming out of their president's mouth was jolting, if not disturbing.

It must have been disappointing for many politically aware Democrats, still reeling from the election two days before. The New Jersey gubernatorial vote had already demonstrated that the president and his political team couldn't produce a winning outcome in a state very friendly to Democrats (and where the president won by 15 points one year ago). And now this? Congressional Democrats must wonder if a White House that has burdened them with a too-heavy policy agenda over the last year has a strong enough political operation to help push that agenda through.
If the president's communications apparatus can't inform -- and protect -- their boss during tense moments when the country needs to see a focused commander-in-chief and a compassionate head of state, it has disastrous consequences for that president's party and supporters.
All the president's men (and women) fell down on the job Thursday. And Democrats across the country have real reason to panic.
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Religion may well have a decent part to play in this shooting, it's a pity that most of those condemning Islam for religious hatred are hypocrites.
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Wrong again,and you're out of touch with the majority of Americans on this.
if you could provide a link so that we can all fall about laughing at the right wingnut blog you lifted this from it would be appreciated.
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if you could provide a link so that we can all fall about laughing at the right wingnut blog you lifted this from it would be appreciated.
you would laugh in the face of tragedy.

NBCChicago.com is a right wingnut blog?

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/polit...President.html

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If we were at war with 2 communist countries and a global battle to combat communist terrorism - then I think that we would need to keep a closer eye on communist officers.
Way to dodge the question...
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you would laugh in the face of tragedy.

NBCChicago.com is a right wingnut blog?

Obama's Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting | NBC Chicago

Think before you post.
i didn't laugh.

it's still ultimately lifted from a blog

i think you might want to try your own advice, too. there's a reason nobody takes you seriously.
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