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    Re: State Department: Taliban is not a terrorist organization

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Oh jesus-freewheeling-christ, seriously? You have to be THAT partisan? That is extremely sad and I feel very sorry for you if that is your outlook.


    Gee, what tipped you off?
    I was just being honest.

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    Re: State Department: Taliban is not a terrorist organization

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I was just being honest.
    No, you weren't. And you damn well know it.
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    Re: State Department: Taliban is not a terrorist organization

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    No, you weren't. And you damn well know it.
    What do you have against me besides the fact I'm a Texas Conservative and you're a California Liberal?
    I mean I know I live in a state that is pretty much thriving and you're state is bankrupt because of nutcase liberal ideas of regulations and high taxes but that seems like a stupid reason. What did I ever do to you?

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    Re: State Department: Taliban is not a terrorist organization

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    What do you have against me besides the fact I'm a Texas Conservative and you're a California Liberal?
    I mean I know I live in a state that is pretty much thriving and you're state is bankrupt because of nutcase liberal ideas of regulations and high taxes but that seems like a stupid reason. What did I ever do to you?
    Please, if you are going to use disgusting vile language such as California Liberal take it down stairs.
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    Re: State Department: Taliban is not a terrorist organization

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    What do you have against me besides the fact I'm a Texas Conservative and you're a Moderate Socialist?
    Fixed your statement.

    I dont like the fact that you bend over backwards to support someone you agree with and make the same effort to try and slander someone you dont. That reeks of partisan hackery and I find few things more damaging to our political discourse than someone who believes what side of the line you stand matters more than why you're there.

    I mean I know I live in a state that is pretty much thriving and you're state is bankrupt because of nutcase liberal ideas of regulations and high taxes but that seems like a stupid reason. What did I ever do to you?
    Gee, I wonder.
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    Re: State Department: Taliban is not a terrorist organization

    The Taliban are not terrorists. They are Afghanistan's former rulers, and are interested in regaining their power. While they may be pretty bad people, that doesn't excuse classifying them incorrectly. The Taliban are comparable to the resistance fighters who fought against Soviet occupation, and sometimes are even the same people. Unless we want to admit to supporting "terrorists" in the 80's, it would hypocritical to call the Taliban terrorists now. Trying to slap a terrorist label on all our enemies is lazy, sloppy and undermines our efforts to rally support against actual terrorists.

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    Re: State Department: Taliban is not a terrorist organization

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Doesnt matter either way. "Terrorist" is an absolutely meaningless word.
    To a few meaningless people, perhaps.

    Thankfully, those with any degree of expertise in politics know what it means.
    Last edited by Gardener; 08-13-10 at 12:28 AM.
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    Re: State Department: Taliban is not a terrorist organization

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    To a few meaningless people, perhaps.

    Thankfully, those with any degree of expertise in politics know what it means.
    No, it's ****ing meaningless.

    Let me highlight why.

    What is the definition of terrorism?

    "the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes."

    Under that label, you could say the US Army utilizes terrorism. It attacks and kills individuals it sees as impinging the spread of Democracy. The same definition could include police and politicians as well. Such a broad definition means the word is absolutely meaningless.
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    Re: State Department: Taliban is not a terrorist organization

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Let me tell you what has really creeped me out before. Whenever Obama would say Tal i ban it sounded like a term of endearment. I never notice that when he talks about America or our troops.
    I know, I probably am imagining it, but it still makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck.
    come on, you KNOW that's just absolutely nuts. you must have a vivid imagination.

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    Re: State Department: Taliban is not a terrorist organization

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    To a few meaningless people, perhaps.

    Thankfully, those with any degree of expertise in politics know what it means.
    I dont know...stoning little girls because they dare to read and the women that dare to teach them, raping women for fun as long as they are infidels, killing women that commit adultery, indiscriminately slaughering men women and children in the name of a cause, slaughtering 9 doctors on a humanitarian mission, destroying any semblance of culture...those all seem kinda terroristy to me...

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