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

    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?

    Neither.

    He's between a rock and hard place.
    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.
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    Re: Do you support Obama's continuation of Bush's policies on the War on Terror?

    I supported them when Bush utilized the same tactics. Listen, I do not care how much people want to think that our soldiers will be treated right by the enemy if captured and we do not employ advanced techniques, the truth is that terrorists are going to torture and most likely decapitate them either way. So if you want to win a war you have to do some uncomfortable things, and I for one could care the least what happens to those who wish to harm this country.

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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
    Neither.

    He's between a rock and hard place.
    Ahhhhhhhhh... another confused Lib. Need time for some think tank dweeb to help twist the truth to get you out of your moment of discomfort?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    I supported them when Bush utilized the same tactics. Listen, I do not care how much people want to think that our soldiers will be treated right by the enemy if captured and we do not employ advanced techniques, the truth is that terrorists are going to torture and most likely decapitate them either way. So if you want to win a war you have to do some uncomfortable things, and I for one could care the least what happens to those who wish to harm this country.
    So, Abu Graib did not bother you? Just curious?

    Well, I do care, but I do not see waterboarding as torture. Folks don't die from waterboarding, and if an odd terrorist does, well... too bad. People think we use this as a first line of action... when in reality it is very, very rare.

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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
    Ahhhhhhhhh... another confused Lib. Need time for some think tank dweeb to help twist the truth to get you out of your moment of discomfort?

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    My opinons are my own. I am completely fine with recognizing that the world, and reality, is not a black-vs.-white, yes-and-no type of world. Anyone who thinks in such simplistic terms needs to get a grip. Some of Obama's strategies and tactics I begrudgingly support, some I don't.
    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.
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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
    My opinons are my own. I am completely fine with recognizing that the world, and reality, is not a black-vs.-white, yes-and-no type of world. Anyone who thinks in such simplistic terms needs to get a grip. Some of Obama's strategies and tactics I begrudgingly support, some I don't.
    ROTFLOL... I can understand if you have not thought it through, but it really is not a difficult question, unless it reveals you support Bush 43 where most of your type (and perhaps you too) had bashed and smashed him for his actions to protect this nation and its citizens from harm by terror idiots.

    It is not a difficult question... unless... (major league spin icon).

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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
    So, Abu Graib did not bother you? Just curious?

    Well, I do care, but I do not see waterboarding as torture. Folks don't die from waterboarding, and if an odd terrorist does, well... too bad. People think we use this as a first line of action... when in reality it is very, very rare.

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    The only problem with prison's such as Abu Graib is that they lead to turning those who are not involved into involved. The White House admitted that Abu Graib created more terrorists than it stopped. What they did in general, had it worked I would have no problem with because folks, war is messy. If you do not have the stomach to do what must be done to stop the enemy, then stay home and don't play. War is killing and destroying, and if you tie your hands then it is you who will be destroyed.

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

    ......and the vital information that led to the dispatching of Osama......came straight out of Gitmo.

    Good thing it wasnt shut down huh Libs?
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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
    ROTFLOL... I can understand if you have not thought it through, but it really is not a difficult question, unless it reveals you support Bush 43 where most of your type (and perhaps you too) had bashed and smashed him for his actions to protect this nation and its citizens from harm by terror idiots.

    It is not a difficult question... unless... (major league spin icon).

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    The problem with your question is not that it's too difficult. It is that it's too simplistic. If you are done being a partisan hack, I would appreciate debating this topic with people who can actually act like adults.
    Last edited by StillBallin75; 05-03-11 at 02:48 PM.
    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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