“By all means, if Hannity thinks that waterboarding is a viable form of torture (is there even such a thing?!) then he should back up his words, get some free publicity for his little tv station FOX, and make some big bucks for charity! Keith is a man of his word and I like the fact that he's made such a large charitable offer if Hannity can find it in himself to man up and JUST DO IT. My guess is he's scared as are all people/victims who've had to endure waterboarding. They don't call it TORTURE for nothing.”
“Hey SwingingFromCenter ~ What do you do, read every three or four lines and skip over the rest? Pay attention or don't bother with your inane comments. I retracted my out of line "bomb them back to the Stone Age" comment, but what I won't retract is that I think it's wrong to jail journalists. I suppose you think that's okay though. Freedom of Speech at work. Enjoy it while others are jailed for it.”
“You bring up excellent points. Please read my above responses and see if you concur. My only rebuttal is that W is off his skull throne now and Obama is left with cleaning up his mess. If this includes prisoners we have being held under false pretense then yes, by all means, free them as soon as humanly possible. We need to show the world that the policies of the past regime do not apply with the current one and then maybe we will garner more respect and these jailings will come to an end.”
“No, please read my response above. I concur that the United States is equally guilty of false imprisonment charges disguised as information gathering and that we need to take positive action and release the prisoners we have whose crimes are questionable. But are you saying that perpetuating this kind of restriction on freedom of the press falls under the banner of an eye for an eye? Because if I'm not mistaken, if we handle things like that, everyone ends up blind. I do understand your feelings and appreciate the response. If everyone cared, this kind of abuse wouldn't happen the world over!”
“Wait, how many wrongs is it that make a right? I fergit. Maybe the ultra-violence comment was a little extreme of me. It just scares me when ANY citizens of Earth are jailed for peaceful acts of journalism. Pardon me for being used to these certain inalienable rights we've (mostly) come to enjoy in this country but I find these jailings absolutely appalling! Am I saying the United States isn't guilty of its own cache of crimes? No, because I've been paying attention and understand that certain members of the recently deposed regime, excuse me, Presidency, have committed horrible, horrible crimes and need to be brought to justice. (Do you hear me Cheney and Rumsfeld? They're coming for you!) But my belief is that Obama is in the process of righting wrongs, not adding to the list of repressive acts committed while W and his Dad were in Office. Should we not stand up to these bullies on the block or just take these sucker punches lying down? Yes, free those we've wrongly imprisoned now if that will help secure the release of these innocent journalists in question and put an end to this kind of B.S. on all sides!”
“The jailing of Saberi by the Iranians and the N. Korean jailing of the two reporters for CurrentTV should be considered hostile acts and should be dealt with swiftly and appropriately by the United States Government. If anything counts as an act of War it's these two events and as much as I am against using the brute strength of the U.S. War Machine I do believe that we cannot allow what has happened to these INNOCENT journalists and should do whatever is necessary to free them NOW! The term "bomb them back to the Stone Age" comes to mind if we cannot negotiate their quick release through peaceful means. This is coming from the mouth of a peacenik who's had enough of these flagrant violations of widely accepted international law. Let them go or face the consequences! To allow this to happen is to invite more events like this in the future.”
SwingingFromCenter on Apr 25, 2009 at 10:54:59
“So you consider them convicting someone of a crime an act of w.ar, but you're probably OK with us going in and bom.bing I.ran's nu.clear power plant?
XLintLuvR on Apr 23, 2009 at 16:53:44
“Stop for a moment and think. Although I agree these women shouldn't be incarcerated, one can't help but see this as retribution for our treatment of prisoners in Gitmo. They're trying to make a political statement to the world and this is actually a finger in W's eye. How else can you look at it when someone asked if the prisoners in N. Korea were being treated well and KJI said something along the lines of "we're not Guantanimo Bay." To have the former VP continuing to defend torture and saying that the pres isn't keeping us safe is doing nothing more than emboldening them and antagonizing them just so they can point the finger back at us and talk about our prisoners who aren't being given the right to an actual trial and in many cases we've admitted that they're innocent and haven't done a thing about fixing it.”
chedet on Apr 23, 2009 at 16:53:36
“Why the US arrested a lot of people for allegedly being terrorists, put them in Guantanamo for many years and only to release these people after causing pain for them and their family. Probably the Iranians and the N.Koreans are saying lets give the americans the taste of their own medicine. So you are saying it's ok for us Americans to treat people like that but other people can't do the same?”
Proxy11 on Apr 23, 2009 at 16:26:26
“For someone who is against "..using the brute strength of the U.S. War Machine.." you sure do want to kill a lot of people for one or three people in prison.”
Mar 2, 2009 at 12:56:10
“You said it THEICCEMANN! It's not too much to ask that the acting community itself gets involved and kicks down some cash for these kids! A little goes a LONG way in India and 50 bucks apiece certainly isn't going to affect any of our Hollywood thespians! Where is Sally Struthers when you need her?”
“Joe the Plumber says, "You know, I liked back in World War I and World War II when you'd go to the theater and you'd see your troops on, you know, the screen and everyone would be real excited and happy for them. Now everyone's got an opinion and wants to downer-and down soldiers...." Sorry that War can't be nice and pretty for you Joe. From what I understand, those films you mentioned you saw in the theater were called propaganda films and contained very little truth as they white-washed the ugliness and harsh realities of the two Wars you mentioned. Why you left the comfort of home I really don't understand. You finished your job as McCain's plant and need to go back to your much publicized job as an up and coming plumber because you most certainly are not cut out for wartime journalism, that much is very, VERY obvious (you know).”
“Bush and his lackeys must NOT be given a free pass for their crimes, especially since most of the offenses are quite obvious and easily prosecutable. A crime is a crime is a crime and to let Bush and Co. slide is a crime in and of itself. Topping the list? How about murder for starters? With over 4000 U.S. soldiers slain in a war created under false pretenses, that charge can be applied with little effort. I still wonder why impeachment charges weren't brought against Bush? The Democrats who have looked the other way and voted with Bush are equally to blame in my eyes. If you don't stop someone from committing murder and it is within your power, aren't you just as responsible? Please President-Elect Obama, do the right thing.”
Jazzman323 on Jan 11, 2009 at 12:18:47
“Please try to separate yourself from your left wing fantasy for a moment. In the real world there will not be any investigation or prosecution of Bush for war crimes.. But just stop and consider what would happen to this country if Obama were to proceed with this, just to satify your hatred of Bush.”
Wilburrr on Jan 11, 2009 at 12:08:14
“I suspect that Cheney and Rummy have used up their "Get Out of Jail Free" cards by participating in the actions of the Nixon administration. At some point there has to be accountability... they are the proof. If there are no investigations then, at some point, we will surely see the same behaviors further down the road.”
“EVERY choice Obama makes is being met with resistance and it just doesn't seem right. He's the one we voted in as President to make choices like this and we need to believe in this man's good judgment rather than criticize his every move. He'll do right by the American people, have faith in that. Let his choices have a chance and IF something goes wrong, then vent your concerns. But until then, save your breath, let things play out and let him do what he was hired to do: Orchestrate the hiring and re-organization of a political system in chaos.”
PoliticalAmazon on Jan 8, 2009 at 18:47:26
“Not true. There are objections to his picks, but not all from the same people.
We would be negligent if we behavied like Obama was magical and the messiah, and simply rubberstamped anything he wanted to do.
Would you please investigate Gupta before you make another post advocating that his nomintion just be rubberstamped. He has outright lied to promote big pharm and corporate medical.
And we should just rubberstamp this guy, whose advise can result in many, many Americans' unnecessary deaths?
Also, if we hope to get healh care affordable enough so Americans can all be covered, it isn't going to come from allowing big pharm to continue to gouge us for their drugs. Gupta is a HUGE cheerleader for big pharm, and actually receives money for hosting a channel that does nothing but push drugs to patients in hospitals and doctors' offices.”
“To me, this is the epitome of evil. Humans need to do everything possible to save endangered species from extinction but Mr.Bush and his cronies are doing all they can to make sure that poor, defenseless animals do not get in the way of big business greed disguised as progress. Future generations are being cheated from being able to enjoy and live in a healthy world with a diversity of creatures as Mother Nature intended. It's bad enough what's happening with the destruction of the all-important Rain Forests which are the lungs of planet Earth, without adding more threats to life on this planet. People need to wake up and defend those who cannot defend themselves from the infringement of mankind! We are treating this planet like it's disposable and there will be a hefty price to pay as we lose species after species. Taken from us forever by the ignorance of Man and men like President Bush. Frightening and utterly sad.”