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Obama Administration's Drone Death Figures Don't Add Up

Obama Administration's Drone Death Figures Don't Add Up

Commented Jun 19, 2012 at 02:59:02 in World

“.... or whomever we happen to claim they are”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 21:16:51 in Politics

“I get it, you haven't covered tenses in school yet.

You'll learn eventually.”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 21:15:53 in Politics

“When you make a claim with no evidence you are often wrong.... as you are now.

I don't hate to hear the president referred to using the proper terminology so you're wrong there.

When he kills US citizens without due process ( or indefinitely detains them without due process ) he is violating the constitution. Just as President Bush did ( the indefinite detention part - it took this president to decide that he could sentence citizens to death without charge or trial - proving he did learn something from the Syrian government ).

I can come here and post ( I didn't snivel, but if it makes you feel grown up to cast aspersions that way have at it ).

I was opposed to the similar actions under the prior admin - you are wrong there too....”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 18:51:11 in Politics

“Wouldn't it be swell if there were any evidence presented before assuming a person were a terrorist?

So no, I don't know that any of the US citizens killed by the president, or the unknown number he has unilaterally decided deserved death sentences were Al Qaeda targets. The Most Transparent Adminstration Ever doesn't think we deserve to see evidence.

I don't think anyone is claiming all of these victims were terrorists:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/world/asia/us-drone-strikes-are-said-to-target-rescuers.html?_r=1

"Surgical strike" probably doesn't sound as precise if you are one of the many civilians killed in the initial attack -- or one of the first responders killed in the follow-up targeting, not terrorists, but the first responders themeselves.”

ColleenHarper on Jun 17, 2012 at 23:01:44

“Ok, so my argument wasn't good enough for you. How does this sound - "I want all the terrorists to run freely without threat from the United States." Is that satisfactory for you, even though I don't believe a word of it?

Sorry. I'm pragmatic, not a sheeple that drinks deeply of the koolaid anyone offers. I'll stand by my previous statement, and I'll still have regrets for the collateral damage, i.e. the innocent lives lost. It's a decision that does NOT rest on my shoulders; that's why we gave that job to President Obama. Let him lose sleep over it. I shall not.”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 18:14:06 in Politics

“I'll do more homework for you. Prior to this administration it has been policy to identify the people we are trying to kill. President Obama doesn't care if we know who they are as long as they look like they are up to no good.

Try here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/white-house-approves-broader-yemen-drone-campaign/2012/04/25/gIQA82U6hT_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines

And to really make your head explode try here:

http://www.defence.pk/forums/war-against-drones/183883-us-drones-target-suspicious-behavior-not-act-intelligence.html

Try to keep up Sparkietta.”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 17:12:40 in Politics

“L.A.Z.Y. !

That's what blindly accepting what ( apparently ) Joe Biden says about GM must be true.

Your own research proves you wrong so here come more ad-hominem attacks.”

marinemomof3 on Jun 17, 2012 at 17:38:36

“Forbes Magazine Sparky, did you not get the link??

Let me know, I'll take time and get it again for you........Geez !”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 14:29:06 in Politics

“Seems like I'm doing *your* homework. Isn't your mom at home? ( sorry, that was poor, but I couldn't resist ).

Hacking the Iranian's nuclear operations is an act of war, at least according to this peace-loving administration:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304563104576355623135782718.html

marinemomof3 on Jun 17, 2012 at 16:03:58

“So when China hacked into our state department, we should have dropped a few nuclear bombs right??

There is not much that you can resist, cept knowledge, education and the truth.

Sounds like you have run out of Cheeto's :(”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 14:27:02 in Politics

“We agree on that last part. Thx.”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 14:21:56 in Politics

“That is the official drone policy of the US now.”

marinemomof3 on Jun 17, 2012 at 17:40:07

“Now? We have been using drones for year, back in Bush 1 and Clinton.........

Where have you been??”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 14:17:40 in Politics

“Actually it's his job to uphold the constitution ( he took an oath, it was quite widely covered ).”

Bufford P Tusser on Jun 17, 2012 at 20:02:21

“And how did the duly elected President, the Commander in Chief, the POTUS ( I know you h8 to here him refered to in those terms) violate said sacred document, contitiuitonbreath?

He just acknowledged what anyone who has been payin attention knew a year ago.

It was quite widely covered,

You can't just come here and snivel every time Obama does something you don't approve of for no greater reason than he did it, when in fact had your hero, dubya done the same, it would produce w00d fur ya.

btw: I know rick johnson, rick is a friend of mine and you sir are no......

oh never mind.”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 14:12:39 in Politics

“Or we could charge them, present evidence and other nice constitutionally directed things..... like candidate Obama said he'd do. I thought that would be a good approach.”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 14:10:58 in Politics

“"wait for my prior post" is also in contention for the "st00pidest" post of the day”

Bufford P Tusser on Jun 17, 2012 at 20:21:50

“apparently my "prior post" to your reply, hasn't made it past security.

Hence you have to wait.

Get it?

didn't think so.”

Bufford P Tusser on Jun 17, 2012 at 14:12:57

“how so?

It was delayed by the m o d s.”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 14:09:48 in Politics

“What an interesting recurring theme that Romney shoud "send" his sons anywhere. I'd think self-identifying Democrats or Liberals or Progressives would be against anyone being "sent", but apparently not when it's an easy political statement.”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 14:06:56 in Politics

“You made the incorrect claim ( about GM being #1 ) -- instead of accusing you of being a liar I asked a question in case I was wrong.

Turns out I'm not, you are and instead of admitting it or educating yourself you think ad-hominem attacks are the way to go.

You are a credit to your ( blind ) party affiliation.”

marinemomof3 on Jun 17, 2012 at 15:59:24

“L.A.Z.Y !”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 13:53:26 in Politics

“And all good people know that only American lives are important.”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 13:48:05 in Politics

“Sorry - I only stated one fact, didn't make any arguments - tired or otherwise.

And no, I don't believe Gore would have invaded Iraq, not because he's "better" but because he couldn't have gotten the same congressional support that Bush did.

Of course, none of that is a result of voting for the (third party) candidate of your choice, but once you've bought the "D" team jersey you might as well be a full-throated cheerleader.....”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 13:44:37 in Politics

“I'm pretty sure this person:

http://www.jillstein.org/

and this person:

http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/

Are anti-war...... just saying, there is more than one choice for casting an anti-war vote.”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 13:41:58 in Politics

“Yep, remember when the Republicans asserted and acted upon the authority to kill citizens without charges or trials? They were really bad then.”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 13:40:40 in Politics

“I remember Bin Laden - I remember candidate Obama declaring that terrorists were criminals and would be tried in criminal courts. But that would have been an inconvenient return to the rule of law.”

99er2049er on Jun 17, 2012 at 14:25:09

“I did not agree with candidate Obama wanting to try terrorists like Bin Laden in criminal courts, but instead prefer military courts. I think this would have caused a lot of problems for New York. I instead prefer Obama's current method of taking out our worst enemies by killing them.”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 13:36:42 in Politics

“GM is #1 at what? Sincere question - there was a(nother) Biden lie/misstatement about GM being the largest company in the world, but I don't know of another category where GM is ranked first, happy to be corrected if you can provide the info.”

SeaRobb on Jun 17, 2012 at 16:03:45

“GM spent most of the bailout bucks in China.”

marinemomof3 on Jun 17, 2012 at 13:53:16

“You want ME to do YOUR RESEARCH??? Is your mom not home ?”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 13:34:11 in Politics

“Maybe ( 1st point ) - Wiki needs updating: A motion to proceed on President Obama's 2012 budget proposal was defeated in the Senate by a margin of 0-97 votes on May 25, 2011,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_United_States_federal_budget

Not sure I follow the second sentence. The house has passed budget bills, and as far as I know nobody is crying - although the failure of the senate to act is likely to ( continue to ) be a campaign talking point.”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 13:26:01 in Politics

“Not unless Romney is the name of a third party candidate, that would be an interesting coincidence.”

FDRliberal on Jun 17, 2012 at 13:37:15

“Heard the same tired arguments in 2000. Hundreds of thousands in Iraq and thousands of US troop lives lost s a result and you would think folks would learn. And no of course Gore would not have launched a massive illegal invasion of Iraq.”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 13:24:40 in Politics

“Not only do we not attempt to bring war criminals to justice we pay them salaries ( current ) and pensions ( former ).”
David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

David Plouffe: Republicans Want 'More War'

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 13:23:46 in Politics

“... many leaks, not all leaks. The white house if very happy with "leaks" that fit their narrative, the GOP is happy with "leaks" that fit theirs.”
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