It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by lonewolf37
To watch the American people sway back and forth like wheat in a field on a breezy day sickens me. Right after 911 we decided to go into Iraq. I say we because congress and the senate voted overwhelmingly to do so. Bush made his speech about going after anyone who harbored or assisted terrorists and he had one of the highest popularity ratings in the history of the presidency. But now that the war has drug on long enough that we are not 'comfortable' with it anymore his ratings go to the lowest in history. Do you know what the word fickle means?
Originally posted by kosmicjack
reply to post by vor78
Then it ought to be much easier to denounce, as it is supposedly no reflection on him and beyond his control, why should it matter? I won't hold my breathe.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
(visit the link for the full news article)
While delivering an address before the Israeli parliament commemorating the 60th anniversary of Israel, President Bush said that Sen. Barack Obama and Democrats favor a policy of appeasement toward terrorists. CNN reports that Bush was comparing Obama to “other U.S. leaders back in the run-up to World War II who appeased the Nazis.”
In his speech, Bush said, “As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: ‘Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.’ We have an obligation to call this what it is – the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.”
Originally posted by vor78
reply to post by kosmicjack
The two situations simply aren't comparable. One had a choice, one did not.
It's true what they say, "Want to piss off a conservative? Lie to him. Want to piss off a liberal? Tell him the truth."
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
reply to post by johnsky
You I really don't understand the continued disgust at the use of torture on terror suspects. The traditional method of questioning used by police forces would simply not work on fanatics who that the authorities' hands are tied behind their backs by legislation. Would you not agree that if a suspect gave information whilst being tortured that prevented one of your loved ones being killed that it is a nesessary 'evil'?