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    Re: ISIS Beheads Steven Sotloff.....

    I would be ok with 2 and experience as a governor. Thats why I liked Mitt. I don't like candidates who have only been in public life and have done nothing except in the public real. Also, serving in the senate for one term just isn't enough which is why I can't get on the Paul, Rubio or that Texas guy - forget his name.

    Some acting experience and governor of a big state seems to work out best.



    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    to me, being qualified would be someone who

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    3) Had formal education and real life experience in the fields of economics and foreign affairs (BA/BS in econ, BS or Masters in business, BA/MA in international studies, Masters of International Business, etc, maybe held a position like ambassador or secretary of state)
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    4) Held multiple terms in congress (preferably in both houses, for federal government experience and to learn how congress REALLY works), and was a Governor (for executive government experience)

    Do you know anyone who fit's that description? I can't recall anyone like that running for POTUS in my lifetime. I'd even settle for three out of four.,

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    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    He's definitely a hawk in every sense. One that makes no sense. So glad he never made prez. He'd have us at war with ourselves just to have a war.
    He is basically Dr. Strangelove. But, he is miles better than the oaf that he beat in the last Republican primary, JD "I want to marry my horse" Hayworth.

    But McCain just speaks for the contractors, war is profit.

    I'm more glad that the quitter dumbass Alaska Governor never made it as VP.
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    Re: ISIS Beheads Steven Sotloff.....

    Well Congress did weigh in.....and Feinstein's words being the Chair of the Senate Intel does carry weight with the Democrats. Just sayin.


    Congress pressures Obama on IS after 2nd beheading claim.....

    US lawmakers Tuesday called for Secretary of State John Kerry to present administration policy for "rolling back" the Islamic State's gains, after the rampaging group claimed it beheaded a second American. With members of the House and Senate warning that President Barack Obama has not done enough to combat the extremist group, House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Ed Royce said he was summoning Kerry to testify once Congress returns next week from its recess. "We anticipate there would be a vote for authorization of the use of force" before the 60-day period expires, Royce said.

    On Sunday, Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein warned that Obama was not doing enough to tackle the IS threat. "I think I've learned one thing about this president, and that is he's very cautious. Maybe in this instance, too cautious," Feinstein told NBC's "Meet the Press.".....snip~

    Congress pressures Obama on IS after 2nd beheading claim

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    Re: ISIS Beheads Steven Sotloff.....

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    to me, being qualified would be someone who

    1) Served in the military
    AND
    2) Started and operated a business
    AND
    3) Had formal education and real life experience in the fields of economics and foreign affairs (BA/BS in econ, BS or Masters in business, BA/MA in international studies, Masters of International Business, etc, maybe held a position like ambassador or secretary of state)
    AND
    4) Held multiple terms in congress (preferably in both houses, for federal government experience and to learn how congress REALLY works), and was a Governor (for executive government experience)

    Do you know anyone who fit's that description? I can't recall anyone like that running for POTUS in my lifetime. I'd even settle for three out of four.,

    Save for Congressional experience GWB, he served in the military, started his own business (though it failed), had an MBA from Harvard Business School after graduating from Yale with a BA in History and served as governor of Texas. The same goes for GHWB, he was a WW2 Veteran, graduated from Yale with an economics major, started the Bush-Overbey oil development company, served in the House of Representatives, was the ambassador to the United Nations, was the director of the CIA, and then was Vice President under Reagan. GHWB was probably over qualified for the position and I liked Clinton but would have liked to have seen a 2nd GHWB term.
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    Re: ISIS Beheads Steven Sotloff.....

    Such is the price of empire. More to come since quite a lot of people support the fight against ISIS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Such is the price of empire. More to come since quite a lot of people support the fight against ISIS.
    And Americans are turning on themselves.

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    Re: ISIS Beheads Steven Sotloff.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Dammit .....they carried thru with the threat rather than chance of ransoming him. What say ye?


    The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff, the SITE monitoring service reported on Tuesday.

    A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off “this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State”, the monitoring service said.


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    In hindsight, it may not have been a good idea for his mother to make a public video appealing to ISIS to release him. That may have just drawn attention to him, ISIS realizing it would have more emotional impact after the video.

    They are truly evil. Worse than animals. Animals don't do such things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well Congress did weigh in.....and Feinstein's words being the Chair of the Senate Intel does carry weight with the Democrats. Just sayin.


    Congress pressures Obama on IS after 2nd beheading claim.....

    US lawmakers Tuesday called for Secretary of State John Kerry to present administration policy for "rolling back" the Islamic State's gains, after the rampaging group claimed it beheaded a second American. With members of the House and Senate warning that President Barack Obama has not done enough to combat the extremist group, House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Ed Royce said he was summoning Kerry to testify once Congress returns next week from its recess. "We anticipate there would be a vote for authorization of the use of force" before the 60-day period expires, Royce said.

    On Sunday, Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein warned that Obama was not doing enough to tackle the IS threat. "I think I've learned one thing about this president, and that is he's very cautious. Maybe in this instance, too cautious," Feinstein told NBC's "Meet the Press.".....snip~

    Congress pressures Obama on IS after 2nd beheading claim
    I think we should get the hell out of there. Every single American. They've been killing and beheading and torturing each other for centuries. We don't need to join the fray. We got involved in the first place by sticking our nose into places where it doesn't belong. Helping Al Qaeda & bin Laden years ago, invading Iraq, messing with Libya, etc. We need to get out and stay out. We only need to concern ourselves with helping Israel. We don't need oil from there. We get very little oil from that region, now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Damn, that is awful. I just saw it on MSNBC. I don't know what's going to happen now, but this is very bad.
    Americans need to stop going there. From military to dogs to journalists to aid workers. Get out, and stay out. We have no business there.

    NOW do others see why it took a Saddam Hussein to run Iraq? He was brutal, but he sure as heck kept out the terrorists and Iran. That part of the world is like that. They live lower than animals. They don't reason, they don't think logically, they don't value life. They're fanatics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    I think we should get the hell out of there. Every single American. They've been killing and beheading and torturing each other for centuries. We don't need to join the fray. We got involved in the first place by sticking our nose into places where it doesn't belong. Helping Al Qaeda & bin Laden years ago, invading Iraq, messing with Libya, etc. We need to get out and stay out. We only need to concern ourselves with helping Israel. We don't need oil from there. We get very little oil from that region, now.
    As Obama should be learning now, you can run but you can't hide. Had he been more familiar with Black history he would have known that.

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