"Take the deal, Mr. President. The Iraqis have grown up and are ready to take responsibility for their own security, their own state. Hasn’t that been our goal all along."
Ha! Yeah. That's been the goal. Sure. I would say that there are about 15% of the people that still actually believe that. What a thought. Trillions in debt, and countless dead and maimed, so that Iraq could have it's own state.
Trillions in debt, and countless dead and maimed, so that Iraq could have it's own state
The war has cost around $800 billion. That's hardly adding "trillions" to the debt. But you knew that. You wrote it because exaggeration is the only way you can make a point. You can't argue on an intellectual level so you argue on an emotional level.
I would guess your age at about 14 but that might be a little generous.
ed.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 10.07.2008 @ 04:17
You're right Dave. My lame sarcastic attempt to point out the monumental Valerie Plame irony was totally uncalled for. That's pre-9/11 thinking.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 8.07.2008 @ 00:31
Don't worry guys, it's all good. The guy wasn't under cover and his status was unclassified, so there shouldn't be a problem.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 7.07.2008 @ 16:57
Oh really? Obama's poised to be the next guy. The dems will sweep the house and the senate, and you think this is political? Your guys are my political opponents as much as the dems. Make it sound as dramatic as you want, but deep down you know I'm right. I don't want the Republicans to have this power as much as I don't want the Dems to have it.
Republicans are such tough talkers when it comes to so called security. Follow the money and look at the votes man. It's not too hard to figure out just how cheap a vote really is.
Security is such a political farce. I'll take my right to privacy any day over so called security. Again, I've read the entire bill, have you?Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 27.06.2008 @ 03:32
"I hope Obama uses the program in whatever way is legal and cognizant of individual rights. And you won’t hear the right complaining about it. If you do, you have every right to yell hypocrisy."
Bah. Hoping that Obama does the right thing is as ridiculous as hoping GWB won't lie to us. There should be no HOPE. There should be iron clad law and rules to restrict the president from even getting tempted to screw the people.
Let's get one thing straight here. This isn't about terror. This is about unchecked power. Terror is just the boogyman of the hour.
Oh Puleeeez. "Unchecked power?" What a fucking drama queen. There is so much oversight on that program it's pitiful - Justice, Congress, the NSA lawyers - Jesus loving christ how much more "checks" do you want?
The trouble is for idiots like you, it's all about being a hero and saving the country from the evil of your political opponents. You are mentally ill and need either a pacifier or a rubber room.
ed.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 26.06.2008 @ 15:23
*"Question: Did the Telecoms violate the privacy rights of Americans by handing over records to the government of purely domestic calls?"*
Boy, that's a great question. Luckily we'll never have to know the answer after this passes.
*"Once again, the nuance of the issue escapes the potato heads on the left who are licking their chops at the prospect of massive class action lawsuits against some major corporations that could easily bankrupt them as the legal fees alone could run into the hundreds of millions of dollars."*
This makes my heart ache for major corporations. If they violate the law, and my civil rights, then I should have the right to sue them into oblivion. What you seem to be missing is that this is America. A new and bigger major corporation will spring up to take it's place, and it will employ even MORE hardworking Americans.
I find it hard to believe that you have even read this bill Rick. And yes, I have. Isn't it just like a wuss liberal to want to conserve our inalienable rights and keep the federal government from amassing too much power? They're so pathetic and predictable.
Many with a lot more legal acumen than you or I say differently - that the Telecoms did not violate the law or our privacy. And that's my point in writing this piece.
ed.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 26.06.2008 @ 12:08