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U.S. drone attack kills American-born Muslim cleric in Yemen

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Hokie_pokie, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Hokie_pokie

    Hokie_pokie Well-Known Member

    Good to see the Bush Doctrine is still alive and well ... and now being applied against someone who was born in the U.S.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/30/anwar-alawlaki-usborn-mus_n_988397.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%7C100362

    Looking forward to the liberal outrage over Obama's unilateral action and subversion of due process.
     
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't a more appropriate thread title be

    "U.S Assassinates American Born Muslim Cleric In Yemen"
     
  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Funny that one of the few campaign promises that Obama's followed up with is the one that Conservatives try to spin into some anti-Obama issue.
     
  4. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    The Obama administration's work in anti-terror has been nothing short of outstanding, far more effective and efficient than the previous administration. It's almost like they're isolating and picking off terrorist leaders in priority order. The drones have proven to be particularly effective in Pakistan and Yemen -- a wonderful tool for the kind of modern, better targeted, war on terror that Obama is conducting.
     
  5. Hokie_pokie

    Hokie_pokie Well-Known Member

    Just looking for a little consistency, Tiger.

    So for those keeping score at home:

    Patriot Act? Bad.
    Gitmo detention centers? Bad.
    Invading Iraq/capturing Saddam? Bad.
    Pouring water onto faces of enemy combatants? Bad.

    Assassinating American citizens with no due process? Yee-haw!

    Oh well, at least Bush and Cheney will have company when they get to The Hague.
     
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Is this the one you mean:

    "As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our Founding Fathers , faced with perils that we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man -- a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience sake."
     
  7. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I guess he should have signed a pledge not to kill any terrorists.
     
  8. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    We may need to revisit the definition of 'enemy combatant.'
     
  9. Hokie_pokie

    Hokie_pokie Well-Known Member

    Nice pull, Boom.

    Who could've known that "ideals" can quickly take a back seat to the reality of dealing with evil people when you're the one with the constitutional responsibility for protecting 300 million Americans?

    Still, I'm guessing Pelosi and Reid and all the other Dems who killed Bush are gonna be A-OK with assassinating an American citizen.
     
  10. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Awesome. Fun game!

    Patriot Act? Really bad.
    Gitmo detention centers? Bad.
    Invading Iraq/capturing Saddam? Dumb, ill-considered and REALLY, REALLY EXPENSIVE in terms of lives and dollars but good for a former administration's defense industry friends.
    Pouring water onto faces of enemy combatants? (aka TORTURE) Bad.
    Assassinating American citizens Seeking out and killing terrorist leaders hiding on foreign soil using special forces and drones? The most effective and efficient counter-terrorist strategy employed to date by the US
     
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Obama on the day he signed EO "closing" Gitmo:

    "The message that we are sending around the world is that the United States intends to prosecute the ongoing struggle against violence and terrorism and we are going to do so vigilantly," Obama said. "We are going to do so effectively and we are going to do so in a manner that is consistent with our values and our ideals."
     
  12. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Bush on the day he left office:

    Bin Laden, still alive.
    Every other major AQ leader, still alive.
     
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