I watched a video of that journalist, Pearl, having his head slowly sawed off by terrorists. He was terrified, and before his head ever came off he went from screaming to making inhuman-sounding croaking noises.
Seeing that video put an upper limit on how much sympathy I have for poor widdle terrorists who got waterboarded, especially considering we waterboard our own soldiers to toughen them up against interrogation in SERE training.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
So far three posters have resorted to childish name-calling.
Bush is a piece of trash (ADK).
Bush is an arrogant dick (NextEra).
Bush is an ignorant dick (liblady).
This kind of behavior adds nothing to the discussion. It's also indicative of a double standard since these folks would probably rush to condemn similar name-calling if it were directed at President Obama.
This kind of behavior should stop. It's childish and inflammatory.
The problem with Bush is not his personality, but his policy. Always best to focus on the policy, which was lacking on a lot of fronts. The issue of torture is just one wrong sided effort his administration made.
Last edited by Boo Radley; 06-03-10 at 12:00 PM.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.