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  •  3,000 civln deaths on bush's watch; 10 terrorist.. (3+ / 0-)
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    agnostic, DianeNYS, Justus

    attacks on Reagan's watch including the:

    ...bombing of the US Embassy in Beirut; 63 people died, including 17 Americans...

    ...Bombing of Marine barracks in Beirut...241 U.S. Marines were killed and more than 100 others wounded...

    ...Bombing of US Embassy in Kuwait...Six people were killed...

    ...CIA Station Chief William Buckley kidnapped..in Lebanon...30 Westerners would be kidnapped during the 10-year-long Lebanese hostage-taking crisis..some, including Buckley, died in captivity...

    ...Bombing of U.S. Embassy annex northeast of Beirut...killing 24 people...

    Hijacking of Kuwait Airways Flight 221...Hijacking of TWA Flight 847...(a U.S. Navy diver, was shot and his body dumped on the airport tarmac)...Hijacking of cruise ship Achille Lauro;
    Bombing of Rome, Vienna airports...Bombing of La Belle Discotheque...Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103... (All 259 people on board were killed, along with 11 on the ground)...

       
    Senators Graham & McCain:  What about that?  What about Bush and Reagan's abject failures to protect American citizens from terrorist attacks?  

    Why didn't republicans demand investigations of Bush's proven failure to heed multiple warnings about imminent terrorist threats from Osama Bin Laden/ al queda--a failure that cost over 3,000 American lives?

    Why didn't republicans demand investigations of Reagan's total ineffectiveness against terrorist attacks on Americans throughout his entire Presidency?  

    Why?  Could it be that republicans only "demand" "investigations" of Democratic Presidents? Could it be that both Graham and McCain are evil, bitter, political partisans who put partisan warfare ahead of the good of their country.

    Yes, I think that's it--Graham & McCain are republicans first and foremost, and Americans only when and if it pleases or somehow benefits them to be.

    •  those kind of numbers simply don't (2+ / 0-)
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      matter to Lindsey or John. Because all that matters is that Boy in our White House.

      Reality, election results, history? Means nothing, in comparison.

      I think we shall see ever more aggressive and disgusting signs of racism on the GOP side.

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 01:00:43 PM PST

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      •  Time for the Dems politicians to bring it all up-- (4+ / 0-)

        repeatedly, IMHO.  In fact, everytime Graham & McCain bring up Benghazi--the Dems need to bring up Bush/9-11 and Reagan/ 8 years of continual terror attacks--and the corresponding Republican Party silence about those failures.

        If I were a Democratic politician or spokesperson, each time I was asked about Bengazi, I would frame my answer in a larger picture:  "Many Presidents have had to deal with national security issues, including terrorist attacks.  

        Presidents Reagan and Bush both failed to prevent terrorist attacks, yet republicans now are expecting President Obama to do what neither Reagan nor Bush were able to do--some might call that hypocritical to say the least and politically opportunistic to state it accurately."

        In fact, Obama's record in preventing terrorist attacks is far better than either Reagan's or Bush's.  Those are the facts, and Democrats should not back down from making Graham and McCain hear those facts whenever they bring up Bengazi.  

        Another fact is that Reagan, Bush, and even Romney didn't/don't have any special talents or abilities to prevent terrorist attacks.  

        Neither do Graham or McCain--they just have the ability to "patriotically" use a terrorist attack as an opportunity to attack the POTUS.

        •  true, ku. (2+ / 0-)
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          Justus, barkworsethanbite

          Before Patriot, before Homely Scrutiny Act, and before Transportation Sicko Aggravators, this used to be a free country.

          Since then, video surveillance is the norm, not the exception. I have no doubts that my emails are surveilled. I have no doubts that someone, somewhere, looks after my web searches. And i have absolutely no doubt that AI programs exist that can pretty accurately create an artificial me, good enough to predict my next move.

          With all that data, all that control and supervision, will we stop another terror attack, especially one by some homegrown terrorists? Most likely rabid right wing christian-based? Nope.

          From friends in the FBI and local police, I have heard that the threat levels against high ranking D pols and more so against the President have never ever been so high. Threats from fellow Americans.  These attacks by McCain and Graham do little more than drive that insane sector of our country into even higher levels of outrage.

          If the unthinkable would happen, and a nut would kill or injure the president, I wonder how Graham and McCain would react. Perhaps with a smile.

          What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

          by agnostic on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 03:08:43 PM PST

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