The idea that all we needed to capture Bin Laden was a greater effort or more boots on the ground is proved wrong with this agreement by Musharaf.
He had 80,000 men in Waziristan and couldn't deal with a couple of thousand Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters. The terrain is among the most forbidding on earth. And if we had 135,000 men looking for Saddam in Iraq and only found him through blind luck, imagine how much more secure Bin Laden is - regardless of who is President or what ideological nonsense you want to spout - whever he is. Which may or may not be in Pakistan.
Get real, buddy. And if you're going to criticize me, at least have the intelligence to read a little of what I've been saying about Bush. Your laughably ridiculous and ignorant assertion that I'm some kind of "blind Republican" falls apart if you bother to read about 3 posts on this blog.
But that's typical lefty stupidity - over generalizing when someone disagrees with them.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 6.09.2006 @ 09:27
The Bin Laden quote is bogus. But the agreement that Musharraf made is as bad as I make it out to be.
It's actually worse.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 6.09.2006 @ 09:21
You are probably right that I attack the left more than I should for a variety of things/.
But this and most other cases revolve around a deliberate attempt to alter historical perceptions or, in some cases, history itself. This is a dishonesty that anyone who loves history cannot abide.
And I disagree that Democrats would pursue the prevention of terrorist attacks with the same vigor as Republicans. They have made it clear that even legal programs (terrorist finance surveillance) are unacceptable. And as far as other, more constitutionally problematic programs like the NSA intercept effort, I find their hypocrisy on the subject extremely troubling. They want it to continue but they want the opportunity to continue their attacks on the President.
That kind of playing politics with terrorism worries me immensely. Just what would they do to protect the US? Less, it seems, than Republicans.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 5.09.2006 @ 18:15
There is no way ABC will pull this series. They have promoted it to death as well as announced that no ads will be shown for the entire 6 hour show.
As for the "inaccuracies" according to what I read at E & P (who summarized both parts very nicely) the idea that they whitewash the Bush administration is a lie being used by the left to discredit the show.
What you guys are worried about is that Bush doesn't come in for ALL the blame. Well too f**king bad. Grow up and stop acting like a bunch of juveniles. Accept the fact that Clinton had Osama in his sights 4 times during the 90's and for various reasons failed to pull the trigger.
That is historical fact. The composite scene they use in the TV show to portray this failure of leadership and courage may be inaccurate historically but at the same time accurately reflects the Clinton's indecision in the matter.
And while we're at it, when are you on the left going to start blaming Osama for 9/11? He's smiling knowing that you're blaming Bush more than him.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 6.09.2006 @ 18:41
Those are excellent points. But I think the torture issue is entirely separate from the rights issue.
I think there was some torture at Gitmo and there was some other things that some people don't consider torture but the Geneva Convention does. But Gulags? Hitler? You and I both know that rhetoric was used to score political and propaganda points, not describe conditions there.
But settling the rights issue is paramount. And that we can do in a matter of days if the Congress puts its mind to it.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 3.09.2006 @ 09:18
Ditto.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 1.09.2006 @ 18:56
Your comment was deleted for being non-germane to the post. If you wish to comment, please stick to the subject matter.
I know full well what's going on in Iraq and have posted extensively on it. This is not a defense of the Administration's Iraq policy. It is an examination of the politics of hate and lies that you and others practice at the expense of the truth.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 1.09.2006 @ 18:50
I have reached the limit of my patience with your outrageously stupid and ignorant exaggerations of my positions as well as your smug, self righteous personal attacks on my character.
It never felt so good to ban someone.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 2.09.2006 @ 13:35
If you are going to offer a critique of my piece, please stick to what I've written and not offer criticisms of things I did not mention.
Gulags? Commies? Those terms are absent from the post above. Stop making sh*t up and stick with what's on the page.
As far as "codified" international law the whole point of the piece was to take the law to task for ignoring natural law, the highest tenet of which is a right to life which by its self evident nature give a human being the right to survive, i.e. self defense.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 1.09.2006 @ 16:20
Please God make that part of the Democratic party platform for 2008...
Can you say "landslide?"Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 1.09.2006 @ 10:10
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