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    Re: Do you support Obama's continuation of Bush's policies on the War on Terror?

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Yes or no?

    Except for enhanced interrogation techniques, all is in place, and it was advanced interrogation techniques that set the stage for blowing the top off Osama von Fishfood.


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    Re: Do you support Obama's continuation of Bush's policies on the War on Terror?

    Obama's position on the importance of capturing Bin Laden was also actually very different from GWB.
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    Re: Do you support Obama's continuation of Bush's policies on the War on Terror?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Have you personally met most of the detainees in Guantanamo? How do you even know if each and every one of them is a terrorist? For some of the detainees there, the only thing they were guilty of was being in the wrong place and the wrong time. All the detainees there deserve the right to a fair trial to determine if they ARE actually combatants in the first place. And even prisoners of war should be afforded certain rights. It's about human decency and standing up for our values, which include respect for basic human rights.
    Well said!
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    Re: Do you support Obama's continuation of Bush's policies on the War on Terror?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I agree that it's a valid reason, I'm not sure if it's a good enough reason to actually shut down the operation and try to move it elsewhere. And given the politics of the situation, at this point it simply can't be done.
    That is for sure.
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    Re: Do you support Obama's continuation of Bush's policies on the War on Terror?

    Well, it'd make the Cubans happy, along with ending the unnecessary embargo.

    Castro 2.0 may even be so appreciative that he'll send up some qualified medical personnel. If Cuba can make two things, it's great cigars and greater doctors.

    As far as trials in America, sure...give it to some. I wouldn't say everyone though, such as if they are clearly a threat.

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    Re: Do you support Obama's continuation of Bush's policies on the War on Terror?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Well, it'd make the Cubans happy, along with ending the unnecessary embargo.

    Castro 2.0 may even be so appreciative that he'll send up some qualified medical personnel. If Cuba can make two things, it's great cigars and greater doctors.

    As far as trials in America, sure...give it to some. I wouldn't say everyone though, such as if they are clearly a threat.
    We pay good money for the lease on the base. We get to be a thorn in Castros' side, they get to take our money. It's a fair trade.
    Nobody 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.

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    Re: Do you support Obama's continuation of Bush's policies on the War on Terror?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Obama's policy on Afghanistan is quite different than Bush's.
    .....and apparently more deadly..........

    60% Of Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan 10 Year War, Occurred On Obama’s 2 Year Clock Since 2009! Political Vel Craft

    ....not that the liberal media would spend any time on it.....

    I continue to disagree with the Patriot act and its abuses and Obama keep Gitmo open.
    .....did you also notice Obama has made no attempt to change or repeal the Patriot Act?
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    Re: Do you support Obama's continuation of Bush's policies on the War on Terror?

    Sounds like a loss-loss to me. I don't feel a need to be a "thorn", and I sure the hell don't feel the need to pay to be a thorn. Couple that with the fact that they spit out a profession we desperately need like a factory line, and getting rid of it is pretty much a no-brainer.

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    Re: Do you support Obama's continuation of Bush's policies on the War on Terror?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Sounds like a loss-loss to me. I don't feel a need to be a "thorn", and I sure the hell don't feel the need to pay to be a thorn. Couple that with the fact that they spit out a profession we desperately need like a factory line, and getting rid of it is pretty much a no-brainer.
    eh, I don't really care about Gitmo. I don't understand why the embargo is still in place though.
    Nobody 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.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Do you support Obama's continuation of Bush's policies on the War on Terror?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    .....and apparently more deadly..........

    60% Of Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan 10 Year War, Occurred On Obama’s 2 Year Clock Since 2009! Political Vel Craft



    .....did you also notice Obama has made no attempt to change the Patriot Act?
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    More intense fighting = deadlier. Your statistics don't prove anything. Yes I am disappointed that Barack has been mum on the Patriot Act.
    Nobody 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.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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