Go Obama! - Page 49 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind > Free Your Mind Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-22-2009, 02:50 PM   #721
Blue Crack Distributor
 
VintagePunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In a dry and waterless place
Posts: 55,732
Local Time: 03:06 AM
Lou Dobbs has jumped on the lunacy bandwagon, too. Please FOX, find a spot for him and hire him?
__________________

__________________
VintagePunk is offline  
Old 07-22-2009, 03:16 PM   #722
Blue Crack Addict
 
anitram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: NY
Posts: 16,295
Local Time: 03:06 AM
These people are total nutbags. Even arch-conservative nutbag Michael Medved has had enough apparently, so that's all you need to know.

Quote:
Michael Medved referred to the Birthers as "crazy, nutburger, demagogue, money-hungry, exploitative, irresponsible, filthy conservative imposters" who are "the worst enemy of the conservative movement." He added, "It makes us look weird. It makes us look crazy. It makes us look demented. It makes us look sick, troubled, and not suitable for civilized company."
Never thought I'd read something rational from him.
__________________

__________________
anitram is offline  
Old 07-22-2009, 04:17 PM   #723
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
2861U2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: watching the Cubs
Posts: 4,255
Local Time: 03:06 AM
Rahm Emmanuel said that the administration "rescued the economy". Now that's a "Mission Accomlished" moment if ever there was one, but I doubt we'll hear too much criticism of it in the media. It's really a shame.
__________________
2861U2 is offline  
Old 07-22-2009, 04:47 PM   #724
BVS
Blue Crack Supplier
 
BVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: between my head and heart
Posts: 40,694
Local Time: 02:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2861U2 View Post
Rahm Emmanuel said that the administration "rescued the economy". Now that's a "Mission Accomlished" moment if ever there was one, but I doubt we'll hear too much criticism of it in the media. It's really a shame.
Link please?

Rescued doesn't = cured, so it's not quite a Mission Accomplished banner.
__________________
BVS is online now  
Old 07-22-2009, 05:26 PM   #725
Blue Crack Addict
 
deep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: A far distance down.
Posts: 28,501
Local Time: 12:06 AM
I am sure the Sunnis and Al-Queda had a big laugh at the "Mission Accomplished" statement



No reason we should deny Boehner, Rush and Hannity their big laugh at the 'Rescued Economy' statement.
__________________
deep is offline  
Old 07-22-2009, 05:29 PM   #726
War Child
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Carlisle PA
Posts: 818
Local Time: 03:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by deep View Post
I am sure the Sunnis and Al-Queda had a big laugh at the "Mission Accomplished" statement

Not as big of a laugh as the Dems, but I think that mission was removing Saddam from power, and yeah it was accomplished at the time. Rather quickly.
__________________
HyperU2 is offline  
Old 07-22-2009, 07:58 PM   #727
Resident Photo Buff
Forum Moderator
 
Diemen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Somewhere in middle America
Posts: 13,238
Local Time: 02:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HyperU2 View Post
Not as big of a laugh as the Dems, but I think that mission was removing Saddam from power, and yeah it was accomplished at the time. Rather quickly.
It's not as if defeating a woefully outmanned/gunned/supplied/prepared army and removing it's head from power was a particularly difficult task.
__________________
Diemen is offline  
Old 07-24-2009, 01:21 AM   #728
Blue Crack Addict
 
deep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: A far distance down.
Posts: 28,501
Local Time: 12:06 AM
Quote:
Senator: Half our opposition to health care is just plain politics

Half the Republicans' opposition to a public health care option comes not from policy differences with the Democrats, or fundamental philosophical differences about the role of government, but purely from a desire to score political points against President Barack Obama, a senior Republican senator has admitted.

George Voinovich (R-OH) said on CNBC Wednesday that a desire to prevent the Democratic president from scoring a historical victory with a public health plan accounts for at least 50 percent of the GOP opposition to the plan.

Squawk Box host Carl Quintanilla asked the senator: "How much of this disagreement with the administration is about the policy of health care and how to fix it, and how much of it is Republicans' ... desire to declaw the president politically?"

To which Voinovich responded: "I think it's probably 50-50."
.
__________________
deep is offline  
Old 07-24-2009, 06:45 AM   #729
BVS
Blue Crack Supplier
 
BVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: between my head and heart
Posts: 40,694
Local Time: 02:06 AM
to honest politicians.
__________________
BVS is online now  
Old 07-24-2009, 07:30 AM   #730
War Child
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Carlisle PA
Posts: 818
Local Time: 03:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diemen View Post
It's not as if defeating a woefully outmanned/gunned/supplied/prepared army and removing it's head from power was a particularly difficult task.

Well they used to be the 4th largest in the world, we didn't seem to struggle then either.
__________________
HyperU2 is offline  
Old 07-24-2009, 07:49 AM   #731
BVS
Blue Crack Supplier
 
BVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: between my head and heart
Posts: 40,694
Local Time: 02:06 AM
__________________
BVS is online now  
Old 07-24-2009, 08:01 AM   #732
War Child
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Carlisle PA
Posts: 818
Local Time: 03:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BVS View Post
Care for a hammer?
__________________
HyperU2 is offline  
Old 07-24-2009, 08:48 AM   #733
BVS
Blue Crack Supplier
 
BVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: between my head and heart
Posts: 40,694
Local Time: 02:06 AM
So violent
__________________
BVS is online now  
Old 07-24-2009, 09:13 AM   #734
War Child
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Carlisle PA
Posts: 818
Local Time: 03:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BVS View Post
So violent
Yeah, but no gun.
__________________
HyperU2 is offline  
Old 07-24-2009, 04:43 PM   #735
Refugee
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,943
Local Time: 08:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diemen View Post
It's not as if defeating a woefully outmanned/gunned/supplied/prepared army and removing it's head from power was a particularly difficult task.

Just a reminder of what Saddam had prior to the invasion:

Active Military: 420,000
Tanks: 2,800+
Armored Personal Carriers: 2,000+
Artillery: 2,000+
Combat Aircraft: 300+

One of the 10 largest military forces on the planet in March 2003.

The coalition invasion force was outnumbered in troops, tanks, armored vehicles, and artillery.

Invading a country the size of Iraq is an incredibly difficult task. As defenders, Saddams military had the huge advantage of fighting on their own territory. Dislodging defenders from positions within cities can be very difficult.

Iran tried to remove Saddam for 8 years and failed.

Success was do to the quality of US, UK, and Australian military forces, NOT to the misperception that Saddam's military was "woefully outmanned/gunned/supplied/prepared army" .
__________________

__________________
Strongbow is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com