Originally posted by grover
I am proud to say that I never supported this bastard...
Originally posted by Houtchens
In my own opinion, the government is not there to bail out folks who not only refuse to heed warnings and but also refuse to acquire flood insurance in an area BELOW SEA LEVEL NEXT TO THE OCEAN.
Oh and by the way, it's not like he has not kept your body safe from harm in the 6 years after 9/11. Forget the cells that have been disrupted and the LAX and Fort Gillam disasters that were diverted.
The president's speech came on the same day as a Senate hearing into the Bush-ordered warrantless surveillance of telephone calls and e-mail by Americans and their contacts overseas, but aides said his comments were not related to the dispute over the program...
But several U.S. intelligence officials played down the relative importance of the alleged plot and attributed the timing of Bush's speech to politics. The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to publicly criticize the White House, said there is deep disagreement within the intelligence community over the seriousness of the Library Tower scheme and whether it was ever much more than talk...
Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (W.Va.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, mocked the idea of raising the alleged Library Tower plot. "Maybe they're tired of talking about [the] Brooklyn Bridge and they're trying to find a different edifice of some sort," he said, referring to another alleged terrorist plot that some have said was inflated by the government.
Michael Scheuer, an al Qaeda expert in the CIA's counter-terrorism center, told the Voice of America: "This doesn't sound like anything that I would recall as a major threat, or as a major success in stopping it….My impression [was that the National Security Council] culled through information to look for something that resembled a serious threat in 2002. It doesn't strike me, either as someone who was there or as someone who has followed al Qaeda pretty closely, that this was really a serious sort of effort."
President claimed to stop four terror plots, but where is the evidence?...
More ominously, the LA Times source who debunked the Library Tower story said that those who could correctly measure the flimsiness of the scheme "feared political retaliation for providing a different characterization of the plan than that of the president."...
And you continued with a second dubious claim of counterterror success. "We broke up a Southeast Asian terror cell grooming operatives for attacks inside the United States," you said.
Well, sir, you've apparently stumped the intelligence community completely with this one...
Your third claim, sir, read thusly: "We uncovered an al-Qaeda cell developing anthrax to be used in attacks against America."
Again, the professionals in counterintelligence were startled to hear about this...
"And just last August," you concluded, "British authorities uncovered a plot to blow up passenger planes bound for America over the Atlantic Ocean."...
Turned out, sir, a few of them actually had gone on the Internets to check out some flight schedules.
Turned out, sir, only a few of them actually had the passports needed to even get on the planes.
The plot to which President Bush referred was a plot without bombs.
Personally, I don't think that a dictatorship would be such a bad thing...
Most of the contracts in Iraq have gone to foreign companies, not Haliburton, so it's time that someone face that fact and stop demonizing Cheney and Bush because you are frustrated with an ideology you oppose. We have yet to take a drop of Iraqi oil since the we invaded Iraq, so the war for oil argument doesn't hold water.
I'm frankly more concerned about the lack of concern in our government for meaningful protection of our borders, and enforcement of our immigration laws than anything else.
Originally posted by Houtchens...abortion...destroying unborn children....infanticide
Originally posted by gottago
But hey--at least we don't have gov't spycams on every lamp-post--at least not yet. We just bash in heads.
Give a wave to MI-5 on your way to work tomorow!
Originally posted by grover
First: Unless a fetus has developed enough to viably live outside the mothers body it is not a child so lay off the emotionally laden language.
Second: Its none of your damned business whether someone chooses an abortion or not. It is fine and admirable that you oppose them but that does not give you the right to impose your morals on someone else.
Third: AND MOST IMPORTANT This thread is not about abortion so stop trying to hijack it. Find a thread on here on the subject and post away.
Originally posted by SHADOW WALKER
Hi ! This is my first post as a new member and this reply is about lil bush proclaiming himself as the protector . If you have noticed , all of a sudden ol' boogeyman bin laden is back in the news supposedly makeing new threats against america and it's interests .Mostly threatening terror strikes inside the U.S. .How conveneate that ubl. pops up when the heat gets turned up on bush and his cohorts !
Originally posted by Donoso
I'm more worried about the mainstream media not reporting this issue though. What's up with that? Aren't the citizens of this country PROMISED to know what's going on with their government?
Personally, my empirical powers of deduction suggest to me that Clinton will be the next president..
See, G. HW Bush. Clinton. GW Bush. Clinton?
Pretty pattern... leaving you with almost a quarter century of the same two groups in office..