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  •  Yes...what has transpired over the past couple (6+ / 0-)

    of days is a complete exoneration of John Kerry, who was evicerated by the rightwing in this country when running against Bush the war criminal in 2004 after stating that terrorism in this country should be a law enforcement problem.

    I am getting gay-married in Maine!

    by Rumarhazzit on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 09:18:56 AM PDT

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    •  What about going after bin Laden? (1+ / 0-)
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      Was it appropriate to use a military unit?  I personally think it was, but I get the feeling that I might be in the minority around here (which is cool), so I'm curious what others here think.

      •  Was there any other way? (0+ / 0-)

        He was in a foreign country most likely under the tacit protection of a faction of their military and heavily armed. I don't know how else they really could have nabbed him. Of course, if we had captured him it would have been better.

        If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

        by AoT on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 11:53:03 AM PDT

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      •  Extralegal (1+ / 0-)
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        It was a hit, one mafia boss taking out another. Complete with the guy swimming with the fishes.

        Legally, there's criminal law for people and groups, and there's a declaration of war for countries. If we want to go making up scenarios in which the people in the executive branch of government can kill out of their own volition, then we should have the public debate, amend the Constitution, and pass the law. (Not that I'd support it, in that form.) Anything else is fiat.

        Legitimate government power is only what the law provides. The 10th Amendment is there to back that up.

        Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

        by Simplify on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 12:13:46 PM PDT

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      •  I always thought the military (0+ / 0-)

        was the wrong tool to use in identifying and capturing what was a criminal gang and its leader, to prosecute them for a heinous crime.  Start with the premise of a police action, and give those police extraordinary resources if they need them,  like the US Military, to get that job done.

        Turning our response into a "war"  against something as nebulous as "terrorism" was a mistake,  as the ongoing results have shown.  Led by the Boy Bush into hysteria and drastic over-reaction, we have really blown it.

        don't always believe what you think

        by claude on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 01:04:30 PM PDT

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