Nov 28th 2009 5:42PM At first I found this story disturbing because it does not matter whether or not I like the current President. It mattered someone layed enough BS on security to pull this off. However Michaele is not bad looking so I went and looked for images on Google and what do I find? Apparently this couple have met Obama before and have met Bill Clinton before and met Price Charles before and they own a whinery and he's big into international Polo. I'm guessing the Secret Service recognized them which was how they were able to get in so easy.
Nov 28th 2009 3:10PM clarke, you said, "this is no different than any other war-- the young men always fight and die for the rich. ever see a rich kid in a combat unit?" My answer is YES.
Nov 28th 2009 3:06PM pete, President Kennedy and President Johnson sent you to Vietnam to prevent communism from spreading all through southeast Asia. The politicians did not allow you to win in Vietnam but it seems to me you accomplished your mission with stellar results. Thank you and your tactics are working very well in Iraq now. This whole time I thought General Petreas had come up with the idea.
Nov 28th 2009 2:57PM FOXYLYNX, those things have nothing to do with war. War is about power. It doesn't matter if you're talking about cave man clans, street gangs, nation states, or non-state actors. One group wants to protect it's power and the next group wants more power. That power can be political, gold, territory, oil, or influence, it doesn't matter. The Peoples Revolution, The Fatherland, God and Country, Allah, Democracy, or Mom and Apple Pie are just nice slogans to motivate the warriors. We can dream about a day without war but will only experience that when the sun supernovas. It's a bad quote but it wasn't the newpaper that got you your freedom, it was the soldier.
Nov 27th 2009 10:51PM Chris Williams, where did the million dead body count from? The only place you will find insane numbers like that would be CBS and the Gardian.
Nov 27th 2009 10:49PM Chris Williams,the eight year war you talk about was going on for 8 years before 9/11. It's just the President we had at the time thought all he had to do was have Janet Reno file a warrent for the arrest of those involved in the first WTC bombing. I don't think he ever realixed all those other attacks against us were related. We have not spent a trillion dollars on this war yet. We have over a trillion dollars around in 2009 though which probably explains your trillion dollar deficit.
The ONLY acceptable exit strategy is victory unless you plan to repeat the same war over and over again. Looks like it's worked well in Iraq. Defeat the military of Saddam Hussein, overthrow his government, establish a Democratic governement, gradually turn over control to the new government. By the time Obama took office it was 95% done. Apparently the only placed it failed was with the news media and Democratic Party.
Nov 27th 2009 10:34PM Master Sixkiller, people start wars and use whatever excuse will serve their purpose. It can be God or Allah or the Peoples Revolution. The cause is not relevant. That's just the tool.
Nov 27th 2009 10:31PM I was there Bodhi in Baghdad and you are very skilled on your rhetoric, but off in your facts. I shall not enlighten you because your mind is already made up after all the BS of the polititions and news media. At the end of the day Bush did what he had to do. If you want a parrallel you can study Lincoln. He was made fun of by the New York Times as a dolt and charged as a war criminal by the Democratic Party. And still Americans of African decent vote Democrat so what does that tell you?
Nov 26th 2009 10:51AM I've known for years it was stupid to carry a credit card balance but did it anyway. I've now decided unless it's a dire emergency that I buy nothing unless I have the cash to use a debit card. What it boils down to is these idiots think because a lot of folks are defaulting on thier loans they need to make up the difference by ripping off the people that pay on time. I've had it.
Nov 23rd 2009 10:55AM Wasn't this the tactics used by the Democrats for eight years doing things like calling a 4.7% unemployment rate high? So why is this news if some Repuboicans do it?