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  •  and you just made a strawman (0+ / 0-)

    You know this bares repeating so I'll say it again

    If AQ is willing to surrender themselves to the Hague I'm more then willing to endless advocate for them to have a fair trial. Till then this is a war

    I'm tired of the appeal to tradition too. The founders lived in such a radically different time that much of what they thought no longer applies.  And yeah I'm sure to you that's sacrilege but the founders also never intended the consitution to be sacred.

    •  No, it's not a war, but NTL, it will never end. (0+ / 0-)

      Living in a mind-set of perpetual war leads us to become an Orwellian nightmare, justifying police powers forever. Al Qaeda is just not that dangerous that it's worth flushing the democracy down the toilet.

      "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

      by Kombema on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 11:39:09 AM PST

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      •  Then we have reached a fundamental disagreement (0+ / 0-)

        because this is a war and I support President Obama's attempts to prevent AQ from ever having the breathing space to launch another terrorist attack on US soil or else where. If drones make that safer, more selective and better then drones it is.

        Frankly the last time people said 'Al Qaeda is just not that dangerous' we got 9.11 so really I can not quite enunciate my disgust that someone would ever say that again.

        You talk a lot about 'flushing the democracy down the toilet' and yet we still live in the same nation as we did 10 years ago largely. Technology has advanced and forced some changes; yes some of those are troubling but then any change is troubling. Society had to deal with the same changes any time we have a watershed moment in history.

         

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