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    Looks like Bobswern should have taken more than 30 seconds to review his thoughts.

    But let's assume bobswern was correct.

    Regardless of what we were being told. regardless of how many craven Congress members voted for the invasion ... there were millions of normal everyday Americans who were not fooled. Who stood up and spoke as loudly as they could to stop the invasion.

    So not everyone was fooled. So it WAS possible tolook past the BS.

    So why today do so many self-identified liberals treat Glenn Greenwald as a man of insight. He tells us himself he is just another mope who allowed himself to be flim-flammed back in 2002/2003. But today he's a infallible genius?

    •  He is what he is (5+ / 0-)

      He makes bold statements.  He clearly looks for the conflict, and appears to enjoy participating in the conflict.  

      I don't watch cable news, I don't really put too much into what most pundits have to say.  

      Streichholzschächtelchen

      by otto on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 08:50:51 AM PST

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      •  You and me both (1+ / 0-)
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        I don't watch cable news, I don't really put too much into what most pundits have to say.  
        There are a few whom I find quite insightful, but there is no one that I consider a must-read. And I used to save the opinion page for the last,best part of the newspaper. Even after the comics!

        After all, the pundits were fooled by Bush 2003 but I wasn't. So way aren't they reading me? LOL.

      •  "cable news" (4+ / 0-)
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        strikes me as an oxymoron. Along the lines of airline food and military intelligence.

        We are often so identified with whatever thoughts we may be having that we don’t realize the thoughts are a commentary on reality, and not reality itself. -- Gangaji

        by Mnemosyne on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 10:47:49 AM PST

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    •  Glenn Greenwald has been taken down (6+ / 0-)

      so many times his next door neighbors are molemen.  I have no respect for the guy or anything he writes.   This piece has links to some of his "greatest hits".

    •  I didn't have television at the inception of the (1+ / 0-)
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      Iraq War. I was not particularly politically conscious in any mainstream sense, nor was I much of a voter or any of that. I read, of course, and at that time, I must have read the newspapers. I was opposed to the Iraq War from the moment that there was murmurs of Weapons of Mass Destruction. It was a farcical notion outright. I think it would be very hard to justify not being aware of this based wholly on not being tuned into news media.

      I remember taking part in very, very early protests.

      Greenwald is a problematic figure at times. He makes some really strange assertions about what "Progressives" are, particularly for someone who is kind of off-base half-the-time.

      Yet another pundit who makes me cringe: it just wasn't that complicated, Glenn.

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      by mahakali overdrive on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 06:40:47 PM PST

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