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Thread: Is Barack Obama a war criminal?

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    Re: Is Barack Obama a war criminal?

    I won't bother with the why. I felt the same with Bush, and I feel the same way with Obama. Talk of either being a war criminal is false.
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    Re: Is Barack Obama a war criminal?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Not to mention, NATO =/= Obama.
    True dat. I missed that detail.
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    Re: Is Barack Obama a war criminal?

    Since NATO done it and the residence where Ghadaffi's grandchildren were residing was located on a military base and military bases have always been classified as "high-value targets" and the fact that neither Lybia nor the U.S. have declared war on each other (semantics, I know...), I don't think you can charge Pres. Obama with war crimes.

    So, my answer is no.

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    Re: Is Barack Obama a war criminal?

    So a US President can do whatever he wants as long as it is an official NATO action?
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    Re: Is Barack Obama a war criminal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I won't bother with the why. I felt the same with Bush, and I feel the same way with Obama. Talk of either being a war criminal is false.
    I don't equate the two, but I would say that this campaign in Libya and the bombing of a military base does not expose Obama to war crimes.

    Bush I am up in the air with, for the WMD's, and the premise of Iraq.

    I don't know if Bush is a war criminal, but I don't feel the same about both of them.
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    Re: Is Barack Obama a war criminal?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    So a US President can do whatever he wants as long as it is an official NATO action?
    President Obama isn't commanding the operation. That's the thing. This is not an American-led operation.
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    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: Is Barack Obama a war criminal?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    So a US President can do whatever he wants as long as it is an official NATO action?
    I'm suprised NATO is doing anything.
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    Re: Is Barack Obama a war criminal?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    So a US President can do whatever he wants as long as it is an official NATO action?
    No, but when you choose to have a family dinner on a military base when your country is at war, you're asking for trouble.

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    Re: Is Barack Obama a war criminal?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    President Obama isn't commanding the operation. That's the thing.
    Something that I thought was common knowledge.
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    Re: Is Barack Obama a war criminal?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    President Obama isn't commanding the operation. That's the thing. This is not an American-led operation.
    This is good, I think we are making progress. Now, Bush got a lot of flack for how Afghanistan was operated. A lot of people said he took his eye off the ball and wasn't as focused on it and so on. But Afghanistan was also turned over to NATO. So should we have cut Bush more slack on Afghanistan?
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