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    Re: America playing defense

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    BTW, I forgot to add more on this. I think it's incredibly unprofessional for any sitting president to appear on anything dealing with T.V. except formal functions and White House press. I think this whole "talk-show" or "partisan radio" is extremely of poor taste for the president to take part in no matter who the president is.

    To me it makes the President look no more statesman like than someone on "American Idol". I guess that's what America has turned into, but it doesn't mean I have to like it.

    Yes any.....Republican or Democrat. I liked Eisenhower's Quote on it!

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    Re: America playing defense

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    No worries, you have the Dem/Rep crap that is bankrupting this country.
    And you always have Loony Ayn Rand and the 'To hell with everybody else, I've got mine' philosophy that has great appeal for those with the intellect of a not terribly bright college freshman.
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    America playing defense

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Obama got reelected saying how he had decimated Al Qaeda and they were "on the run". Now we evacuate embassies all over the Arab world and leave with our tail between our legs as Al Qaeda stages prison breaks all over the Arab world freeing there most hardened terrorist by the hundreds. Who's on the run again?
    Maybe we let them go? What is the best way to bring them out if hiding? Let them think they are winning

    Consider how many we may have flipped. How many we may track? At any rate we know the players, the structure, and we have assets all over the world.
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    Re: America playing defense

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    Re: America playing defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    And you always have Loony Ayn Rand and the 'To hell with everybody else, I've got mine' philosophy that has great appeal for those with the intellect of a not terribly bright college freshman.
    Let's see, noone I support has that attitude, but we have seen the "incredibly bright" Dem/Reps increase spending and the debt by how much? Oh yeah, so much more intelligent

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    Re: America playing defense

    It is difficult to make a distinction here because for every aggressive action we take, we are guaranteed a response, no matter how organized or unorganized.
    Be skeptical of anyone who wears a political label - party or ideology - with pride. Most of our problems are because people love to "debate" (it isn't debate, but they pretend it is), but are not interested in developing solutions. Solutions require empathy, thought, and compromise, and most folks aren't interested.

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    Re: America playing defense

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Obama got reelected saying how he had decimated Al Qaeda and they were "on the run". Now we evacuate embassies all over the Arab world and leave with our tail between our legs as Al Qaeda stages prison breaks all over the Arab world freeing there most hardened terrorist by the hundreds. Who's on the run again?
    No one, it's stagnate, which is the point. You cannot have infinity war if any one side wins. How else are we to funnel billions of dollars into the companies that support the Republocrats while using fear tactics to keep the People in line, expand powers of government against our rights and privacy, kill off thousands of Americans, and accomplish nothing for the people and everything for the betterment of the aristocracy?
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    Re: America playing defense

    Quote Originally Posted by polisciguy View Post
    It is difficult to make a distinction here because for every aggressive action we take, we are guaranteed a response, no matter how organized or unorganized.
    Heya PG .....Well when we take that one aggressive action.....and hit them in Every ME country and Africa All on the same day. All at the Same time.

    I think you will then be able to make that distinction.

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    Re: America playing defense

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    My guess is the threat was against U.S. embacies as a whole, not specific ones. Therefore, any embacy is a target and since there is no way to harden all of them (the government simply won't do that) they should be closed as they are.

    Tell me how would it look if Al-Q were to attack another embacy and inflict loss of lives again for the U.S.?
    Question is, why are our Embassies so weakly guarded that a threat makes them close up shop, ESPECIALLY after what happened in Benghazi. Seems to me every embassy in the Arab sphere of influence should have been hardened immediately after that event. Apparently we have been caught with our pants down again.

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    Re: America playing defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    This is where these sorts of analogies become ludicrous. 'Tail between our legs' what are you talking about? We obviously intercepted a severe threat and have acted accordingly. Should we have let a few embassies get blown up to show how bold we are? Moreover barring the deployment of troops to the countries in question we cannot exactly claim responsibility for the security of their prisons. I'm extremely critical of the President's foreign policy but I don't see how anyone could genuinely critique this reaction without knowing much more.
    Tail between our legs is exactly what we did, we bugged out in the face of a superior force.

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