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.
Ecofarm, now we are to believe that all the neighbours knew that Osama was living there? If you have rational comments to add that would help the story then produce them. Otherwise your objections come off as only that you want to believe. And they weaken the story more than they strengthen it.
We need to be able to examine the photo evidence. Nothing else will do and it's doubtful whether or not the photo evidence can put it to rest. The problems started when the official story started to change.
By going to Al Jazeera people don't have to automatically believe what they read. That would be silly. But they will get some different viewpoints and be awakened to asking more legitimate questions. Assuming that Americans are allowed to view Al Jazeera site. I believe the t.v. network if blacked out in the US.
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- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
i have written many comments, however, no one has shown any proof laden is dead, interestingly, however, they are happy as if his dead is proven, i really want to immigrate that planet...
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Right now I'm leaning toward thinking that Bin Laden was not taken alive or dead. The purpose of all this was closure for the American people. If a body or live person is produced then I may change my opinion and belief. I may not too but it will be based on a rational choice. I don't "want" it to be one way or another. You people should be taking the same position if you want to be credible at this point in time.