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Obama Death Squads

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, May 29, 2012.

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  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Really good article in today's NYT about weekly meetings in The White House to decide what terrorists get to meet their virgins.

    It will likely give human rights activists indigestion but it will also go a long way towards Obama's reelection.

    It's a great window into how Obama completely changed his stance from where he was in 2008 campaign.

    One thing made clear in article is that every decision to kill is made by Obama. To me that's impressive leadership. No wiggle room, no plausible deny-ability. The buck stops with him.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/world/obamas-leadership-in-war-on-al-qaeda.html?_r=1&hp
     
  2. JosephC.Myers

    JosephC.Myers Active Member

    It should stop with him if he's the Commander in Chief.
     
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Nor am I. I thought it would be a weakness and it's been a strength. One of the reasons that I will be voting for him in November. I can't see Mittwit making the same kind of tough decisions.
     
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

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    Not to sidetrack this, but this picture is amazing especially for this story.
     
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  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I thought so too. I wonder if the bowl of apples is a metaphor.
     
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  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Seems like oranges would have been more apropos. :)
     
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  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

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    Also personally handles the dirty work ...
     
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  8. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    As a leftist often confused here for a Democrat, I'll go ahead and state my categorical opposition to our worsening 'ends justify means' programs like this one.
     
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I highly doubt the NYT asked the White House photog if he could get something for a story about Obama being the live or die voice for suspected terrorists, but damn if they didn't find a good one in the archives.
     
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I agree. If you are against the death penalty, it would be tough to be for this, but it is better than sending thousands of people over to steamroll a county for one man.
     
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Has there ever been a powerful country that didn't kill its enemies?
     
  12. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member


    When did the Oval Office move to Boca?
     
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