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Obama said the government can crack down on terrorists "within the constraints of our Constitution." He mentioned the indefinite detention of Guantanamo Bay detainees, contrasting their treatment with the prosecution of the 1993 World Trade Center bombings.
"And, you know, let's take the example of Guantanamo," Obama said. "What we know is that, in previous terrorist attacks — for example, the first attack against the World Trade Center — we were able to arrest those responsible, put them on trial. They are currently in U.S. prisons, incapacitated.
Originally posted by RRconservative
Is this the change Barack Hussein Obama is promising?
Doesn't sound like change, it sounds like the failed policy of Bill Clinton that led directly to 9/11/01.
Originally posted by jamie83... the U.S. would be forced to wait until a crime was committed rather than try to stop the crime *before* it was committed.
Originally posted by Zepherian
And off the neocons go again, with the fearmongering.
There is nothing you can really do about terrorism, that's the reality of it.
Terrorism is, and will always be, statistically irrelevant. Now, the wars started because of it, those hurt. Guys starting these sort of threads should be ashamed of themselves.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Where did he say we wait?
Originally posted by Zepherian
Now that I got that clear, yes, terrorism is statistically irrelevant. There have been more lives lost fighting it that were lost during it, it's a no win situation to fight it.
Now, if terrorism ends up using a WMD the above might change, it might become relevant. But it will still be a crime, not an act of war that would justify foreign beligerance.
This is not being soft and weak, it is being strong enough to take the hit and not let the damage spread to other people. It is being strong enough to take it on the cheak, because there is nothing else you can do. It is being strong enough to realise that the only thing you can do vrs terrorism is to try and prevent it through policeing and intelligence.
Originally posted by jetxnet
Obama is trying to model Bill Clinton's policies for National Security almost vertbatim because he thinks alot of people viewed this quite favorably.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
I cant believe the lengths some people are going to, to smear Obama, fundly enough i a few of those same names backing George and chanting death to IRAN!
Hell, maybe its that inner racist child coming out in everyone, who knows.
Its Logical to WAIT until youve been attacked,
Originally posted by jamie83
Do you guys just keep these racist accusations saved on your clipboard to paste into any thread that criticizes Obama? And why is criticizing Obama always called a "smear"?
No, it's the OPPOSITE of logic to wait until you're attacked. It might be politically correct to wait until you're attacked, but it's certainly not logical.
And yes, 9/11 counts. To suggest otherwise is about as dumb a thing as I've heard considering it was the largest terrorist attack in U.S. history.
So when do you think Obama wants to hold the trials for the 19 terrorists who attacked on 9/11? Oh yeah... that's right... they're all dead. Nevermind.