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Old 09-30-2011, 07:53 PM   #401
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Woohoo for assassinating American citizens abroad!
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Woohoo for assassinating American citizens abroad!
All this made possible by the Budh administration.

The genie is out of the bottle ... So while this might be a "good" thing, it raises some very difficult questions and genuine dilemmas. This will not be simple.
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Yes, it is a shame he was not French or even Canadian,
anything but an American.
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Washington (CNN) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney praised the Obama administration Sunday for using a drone strike to kill American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, but said President Barack Obama should now reverse past criticism of former President George W. Bush's actions against suspected terrorists.

Al-Awlaki -- an American whose fluency in English and technology made him one of the top terrorist recruiters in the world -- was killed Friday in Yemen, according to U.S. and Yemeni government officials.

The strike also killed Samir Khan, an American of Pakistani origin, and two others who were in the same vehicle as al-Awlaki, said the U.S. official, who was briefed by the CIA. Khan specialized in computer programming for al Qaeda and authored the terror network's online magazine, Inspire.

"I think it was a very good strike. I think it was justified," Cheney told CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union." But "I'm waiting for the administration to go back and correct something they said two years ago when they criticized us for 'overreacting' to the events of 9/11."
Cheney approves of al-Awlaki attack

The Obama administration has "clearly ... moved in the direction of taking robust action when they feel it is justified," Cheney said.

Cheney's daughter, Liz Cheney, went a step further, saying Obama "in effect said that we had walked away from (America's) ideals."

"I think he did tremendous damage," Liz Cheney said. "I think he slandered the nation and I think he owes an apology to the American people."

When asked by Crowley if Dick Cheney also wants an apology, the former vice president replied, "Well, I would. I think that would be not for me, but I think for the Bush administration."

Republican critics of the administration claim it is hypocritical for Obama to approve the killing of Americans without due process while criticizing Bush officials for signing off on the use of so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" such as waterboarding.

The use of such techniques has been banned by Obama.

Former Rep. Jane Harman, D-California, told CNN that she believes many of Obama's critiques of the Bush White House -- most notably its secrecy -- are valid.

"I don't think the Obama administration should be repeating" those mistakes, Harman said. "I think the debate about the legal grounds (for counterterrorism strategy) should be more in the open," she said. In particular, "we should have a legal framework around our interrogation and detention policies far more than we do now."

Harman, a former top member of the House Intelligence and Homeland Security committees, also cautioned about the need for strict guidelines in the use of drone strikes, which have increased under Obama's watch. Critics of drone strikes argue that they undermine the U.S. cause by killing innocent civilians, infringing on the sovereignty of other nations and generating sympathy for al Qaeda and other extremist organizations.

"We could abuse this program," Harman said. "We've got to have a counter-narrative (to dissuade potential terrorists). We've got to live our values."

Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, a former CIA director under George W. Bush, largely dismissed Harman's warning, telling CNN that critics of drone strikes "greatly exaggerate" their collateral damage.

The strikes are arguably the most critical weapon in the U.S. arsenal against al Qaeda, Hayden said.
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A majority of Americans expect Barack Obama to be a one-term president, an assessment on which, in past elections, the public has more often been right than wrong.

Uh Ohhh...

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With the economy goes with Presidency, historically.

I see us hitting a double-dip recession, but Obama eking out a narrow victory over the wacky Republican challenger. Mittens can't get the religious base out to vote, and Perry can't get the sane or undecideds out to vote. The two lead Republican challengers for the nominations are both very regional.
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With the economy goes with Presidency, historically.

I see us hitting a double-dip recession, but Obama eking out a narrow victory over the wacky Republican challenger. Mittens can't get the religious base out to vote, and Perry can't get the sane or undecideds out to vote. The two lead Republican challengers for the nominations are both very regional.
And the same people that say that Hispanics are not a monolithic voting block when it comes to Democrats are assuming they will be when it comes to the Marco Rubio VP show pony.
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He didn't exactly compare Obama to Hitler but anyway..his song is off of Monday Night Football because of it. At least the friends didn't laugh.

OOOOOh yeah uhhuh, the country this shape is in.

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people are not allowed to be stupid anymore




ok, now I went back and watched it,
wow, a slow train wreck, and no one applies the brakes, he just keeps driving off the bridge
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On a local sports radio show they kept playing when he yells out Obama and ooooh yeah, it was hilarious. It started out trainwrecky when he talked about Gretchen..it reminded me of that Joe Namath thing and maybe Hank had a few too.

After all he does think Herman Cain makes sense
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He sounded slightly drunk...

But really? Of all things, a golf game was the pivotal point for him.

One of the biggest problems we face right now is that there are a lot of children running around in adult bodies that don't understand compromise.

Compromise is required in a marriage, in relationships, in families, in nations, and in global relations until some of you figure that out we're just taking steps backwards.









But then again, that's what many of you want isn't it?
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Jukin and High Fiven? He uses capital letters in a strange way too. Maybe his keyboard is broken..OBAMA!!!!! broke it.



In the apology, published on the singer's web site, Williams admitted that his comment was "dumb," adding, "Sorry if it offended anyone."

Williams still contended, however, that he wasn't thrilled about the concept of Obama and Republican house speaker John Boehner golfing together.

“I have always been very passionate about Politics and Sports, and this time it got the Best or Worst of me," Williams writes. "The thought of the Leaders of both Parties Jukin [sic] and High Fiven [sic] on a Golf course, while so many Families are Struggling to get by simply made me Boil over."

In an earlier statement, Williams admitted that his comment was "extreme … I have always respected the office of the President.”
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A majority of Americans expect Barack Obama to be a one-term president, an assessment on which, in past elections, the public has more often been right than wrong.

We know that diamond. In other news Terry Francona was fired because he couldn't deal with beer drinking prima donnas in the clubhouse, water is wet, and Chris Christie is still portly but not running for President.
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ABC Poll: Obama surges ahead of GOP in trust on jobs
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Someone's hoping for a surge in the poll.
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add one more to the unemployment lines

Hank Williams Jr. out on Monday Night Football - ABC News
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Maybe FOX will hire him. I don't think he should have been fired but they're a private company, they can do what they want when someone does something like that. They (ABC, ESPN, Disney) also have to answer to the NFL and no matter what their politics are they don't want that kind of stuff. They've got enough to deal with.

I just heard that he says he quit because they violated his freedom of speech.
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He could file an ADA lawsuit. Claim he has a mental disease and they are discriminating.


Seriously, these entertainers serve at the pleasure of the producers, operators.

No one has a right to gainful employment in that line of work.
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