I wanted to see him get raped by squirrel monkeys.
I wanted to see him get raped by squirrel monkeys.
The economic fall out of 9/11 has been reported at 2 trillion dollars, and was felt immediately with the destruction of the towers and crashing of the planes. There has been little economic impact of Osama's death.
What was the practical impact of 9/11? Thousands and thousands of people directly had people in their lives that were no longer present, or whose physical well being had severely changed. Not to mention millions of people being grounded in the following days of air traffic shut down. What is the practical impact of Osama's death?
The societal impact of 9/11 launched the War on Terror, led to the creation of an new government agency, and a complete change in the way many American's thought regarding their safety. What is the societal impact of Osama's capture?
You could possibly argue that the emotional impacts are different, but I'd argue that's not even close either. Things people witness first hand have a far stronger affect on them in general than a similar thing that they're simply told about. Assuming, somehow, that 9/11 and the killing of Osama were equal events....one was witnessed, live, over multiple hours and replayed for days and weeks on end. The other has had no video, no images, nothing but words explaining what happened. That alone is going to severely change the emotional impact people have. Additionally, the importance of 9/11 was built that day, at that moment, when it was at its highest possible point of importance. Osama is 10 years removed from the point where the ferver against him was at its peek, with his capabilities to harm us, which added into the original hatred for him, long gone.
As far as the gatherings in DC, NY and elsewhere? On top of events held in major cities like New York, DC, Chicago, almost every state you could find some town or city having some kind of vigil. Oregon, Massachusetts, California, Florida, and more. Even people abroad mourned.
Colleges from New York to Virginia to Texas to California and more cancelled with many specifically providing councilling services to students due to the emotional toll this caused. Even the NFL canceled their games due to it.
I am not sitting here telling you that the death of Bin Laden isn't a significant and important event, and one that could be just as important as 9/11 to some people. But on a national scale, to the American people as a whole, there is no way I can even imagine and you've presented no evidence to suggest that it is anywhere NEAR the impact, scope, of magnitude of 9/11.
I know YOUR point wasn't about how liberals felt about Clinton. MY point was that the "class" Liberals showed was also met by class on the Republican side by not immediately pointing fingers, immediately attempting to make political points, immediately attempting to attack a political enemy. Yes, YOUR point was about how liberals felt about Clinton. My point was that Republican action ALSO played a part in that and while some conservative action now may be different than liberal action then, some liberal action now is different than conservative action then.It’s not how liberals felt about Clinton. That was not my point. It’s how they felt about Bush.
Yes. And in 2000 Republicans were still upset about Clinton, having significant issues with his time as President. They also were excoriation by liberals for "stealing the election" and the constant attacks, very personal in nature (such as how he spoke), against President Obama. And yet, WE as a nation stood, regardless of how we felt about the previous administration, and focused on what was occurring and not taking it as a chance to attack the other side.They were scorched after the 2000 election. They felt, and rightly so it was proved, that stopping the recount in Florida kept Gore from winning the state and that the Supreme Court acted improperly to install Bush as president. It’s still a sore subject to this day, but on 9/11, and the aftermath, it didn’t matter. We were attacked as a nation. We stood as a nation, regardless of how we felt about the election of 2000.
And the same point I made about how conservatives by and large acted immediately following 9/11 can be made about Liberals now, refusing to stop attacking Bush, refusing to ever actually admit anything positive about him, refusing to ever let a chance to bash him slip by.The same point can be made in reverse over this issue. Conservatives are still fuming over Obama winning the election of 2008. Since the day after his election, they haven’t given him an inch and they won’t now.
The impact on this country that 9/11 had can not be compared to this death, and while some conservatives may not be acting like many liberals did in 2001, many liberals aren't acting like conservatives acted then either. So before you start throwing stones at one side you may want to notice the glass house you're standing in.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Eh, I would have rather seen him brought before a civilian court and tried and then thrown to rot in jail for the rest of his life. He got off easy if you ask me, but at least he's gone now and we don't have to worry about him anymore. Al-Qaeda will crumble.
It's probably one of the least important things I could think of, to be quite honest.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
No matter how one answers you manage to try and be insulting. I have no idea what is wrong with you and this whole.....crap that you do. Do you not have thumbs so you have to press "." a lot? Maybe your space bar is broke? I think you can get keyboards for like $10?
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