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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:10 PM

Bush's illegal Iraq invasion. How does it compare to a drone strike?

It doesn't

Iraqi Security Forces (post-Saddam) Killed: 16,623
Coalition Forces Killed: 4,805 (4,487 U.S.)
Contractors Killed: 1,554
Awakening Councils Killed: 1,002+
Iraqi combatant dead (invasion period): 7,60011,000
Insurgents (post-Saddam) Killed: 21,22126,405 (2003-2011)
Civilian casualties: up to about 1 million

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War

Remembering Bush, accurately
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022343435


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Reply Bush's illegal Iraq invasion. How does it compare to a drone strike? (Original post)
ProSense Feb 2013 OP
Enrique Feb 2013 #1
ProSense Feb 2013 #5
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #2
ProSense Feb 2013 #4
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #6
ProSense Feb 2013 #7
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #9
ProSense Feb 2013 #13
gulliver Feb 2013 #28
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #29
ProSense Feb 2013 #31
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #32
ProSense Feb 2013 #33
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #53
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #51
politicasista Feb 2013 #30
quinnox Feb 2013 #3
Dreamer Tatum Feb 2013 #8
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #15
ProSense Feb 2013 #16
libtodeath Feb 2013 #10
Zoeisright Feb 2013 #46
WinkyDink Feb 2013 #11
quaker bill Feb 2013 #12
JI7 Feb 2013 #14
theaocp Feb 2013 #17
ProSense Feb 2013 #20
theaocp Feb 2013 #22
ProSense Feb 2013 #23
theaocp Feb 2013 #24
whatchamacallit Feb 2013 #25
ProSense Feb 2013 #26
theaocp Feb 2013 #54
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #18
ProSense Feb 2013 #21
Turbineguy Feb 2013 #19
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #27
morningfog Feb 2013 #34
ProSense Feb 2013 #36
morningfog Feb 2013 #37
ProSense Feb 2013 #38
morningfog Feb 2013 #39
ProSense Feb 2013 #41
morningfog Feb 2013 #42
ProSense Feb 2013 #43
morningfog Feb 2013 #44
ProSense Feb 2013 #45
morningfog Feb 2013 #48
ProSense Feb 2013 #49
morningfog Feb 2013 #50
ProSense Feb 2013 #52
morningfog Feb 2013 #55
Thinkingabout Feb 2013 #35
jazzimov Feb 2013 #40
Hekate Feb 2013 #47

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:17 PM

1. Iraq invasion was much worse

so the drone strikes are not as bad as the worst foreign policy disaster in American history.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:22 PM

5. Wait

"Iraq invasion was much worse so the drone strikes are not as bad as the worst foreign policy disaster in American history."

...Iraq was worse than Vietnam?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:17 PM

2. Many Congressional Democrats voted to invade Iraq

Are you claiming their votes were illegal?

Should Clinton, Kerry, et al stand trial at The Hague?

Wow.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:20 PM

4. Are you saying

Many Congressional Democrats voted to invade Iraq

Are you claiming their votes were illegal?

Should Clinton, Kerry, et al stand trial at The Hague?

...that the Iraq war was legal? You mean Bush isn't a war criminal?

You do know that Bush lied and violated the IWR, don't you?

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Response to ProSense (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:22 PM

6. How did Bush violate the IWR?

Even if the war was legal, that does not necessarily mean that Bush ain't a war criminal.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:25 PM

7. "Even if the war was legal" Was it? n/t

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Response to ProSense (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:27 PM

9. YOU are claiming it was not. nt

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:43 PM

13. You evidently aren't

up to speed about the events of that time.

Remember the 16 bullshit words in the SOTU (post the IWR vote)

"The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."

Bush's 16 words still hotly debated
http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/07/20/sprj.irq.wmd.investigation/

How Powerful Can 16 Words Be?
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0720-09.htm

Here's the bullshit letter sent with the bullshit report.

March 18, 2003

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President: )

Consistent with section 3(b) of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243), and based on information available to me, including that in the enclosed document, I determine that:

(1) reliance by the United States on further diplomatic and other peaceful means alone will neither (A) adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq nor (B) likely lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq; and

(2) acting pursuant to the Constitution and Public Law 107-243 is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.

Sincerely,

GEORGE W. BUSH

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2003/03/20030319-1.html


Question: Do you consider the Iraq invasion legal?

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Response to ProSense (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:13 PM

28. Republican George W. Bush said those words in the State of the Union

He said them in the State of the Union in front of a joint session of Congress. In front of the Supreme Court.

It wasn't true.

State of the Union...and it wasn't true...and it was about getting the United States into a war.

State of the Union...not true...concerning a matter of War.

The man the Republicans loved so much and yet now don't want to talk about. The man the whole Tea Party membership enthusiastically voted for. George W. Bush.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:14 PM

29. Yes, that was clearly a lie.

But how does that make the war illegal?

The IWR left war solely to the discretion of the President. He only needed to decide that, in his judgement, Iraq was dangerous.

Interesting what happens when Presidents can do things if they, alone, can decide weather to execute Americans go to war, no?

And if the war were illegal... wouldn't this President prosecute? I find it hard to believe that this administration would let things like that slide.

So I'd have to go with not illegal.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:43 PM

31. "So I'd have to go with not illegal."

Well, now we know.

"The IWR left war solely to the discretion of the President. He only needed to decide that, in his judgement, Iraq was dangerous. "

So in your opinion the IWR authorized the President to lie and make up claims about Saddam being linked to 9/11 (as in the letter) ?

Is it your understanding that lying is justified? Was the Vietnam war, also based on a lie, legal?

You are now an apologist for Bush's Iraq war.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #31)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:48 PM

32. Will you please stop putting words in my mouth?

The war was absurd and horrendous, but that doesn't mean it was illegal.

Lying wasn't justified, but as a legal matter, you'd need to prove that the intent was to mislead. Good luck with that.

If it was illegal, why isn't it being prosecuted?

The Vietnam war was also likewise absurd and horrendous, but probably legal.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #32)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:52 PM

33. You said: "So I'd have to go with not illegal."

You now say: "The war was absurd and horrendous, but that doesn't mean it was illegal."

I didn't put those word in your mouth.

"Lying wasn't justified, but as a legal matter, you'd need to prove that the intent was to mislead. Good luck with that. "

Yeah, Bush had no clue he was lying in the SOTU and no clue the Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.

You are an apologist for Bush's illegal war.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #32)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:06 AM

53. While I support your intention I dont know if I agree about the legality.

Legal is a interesting concept. For example if a law is passed it is by definition legal until it is overturned. If Congress passed a law today that authorized slavery, then slavery would be legal until the SCOTUS declared it illegal. In other words slavery isnt inherently legal or illegal, it's what the law is at the time.

One might say that because Congress authorized the President to invade Iraq (or whatever the buzz words where) that that made it legal. Personally, I dont believe Congress has the authority to relinquish the responsibility defined for them via the Constitution. But, until the SCOTUS agrees, it must be considered legal. Well, after having gone thru that, maybe I do agree with you.

By-the-way I noticed you were dubbed with the label of "apologist" something or other. This is the new pejorative code word being used to stymie disagreement via ridicule.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #31)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:53 AM

51. OMG, what have you done? You've branded him an, an "apologist".

"You are now an apologist for Bush's Iraq war."

Is that code for "you disagree with me and must be dealt with hereto."?

Seems that when we run out of decent argument, we start the name calling and "apologist" is the new pejorative.

Whether or not the Iraq War was "legal" is contentious. I happen to believe that it was illegal but I certainly dont think I am in a position to declare that those that dont agree with me are war apologists. Seems to me that you are trying to shut off argument with ridicule.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:18 PM

3. well, yea, the Iraq invasion was far worse

 

but that doesn't make me feel any better about the drones either. One atrocity does not excuse another.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:27 PM

8. I will defecate and allow you to choose the smallest turd to carry in your hand.

Get the idea?

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:45 PM

15. I like that, and I agree.

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:48 PM

16. I get it

"I will defecate and allow you to choose the smallest turd to carry in your hand."

You're five feet tall: Do you prefer to step in a pile of poop an inch deep or six feet deep?

The number of casualties do matter, and so does the justification and legality.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:28 PM

10. So two wrongs make a right

honestly this is just silly,of course the Iraq war was a criminal act as far as I am concerned.
What does that have to do with a poor policy decision from president Obama?

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Response to libtodeath (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:05 PM

46. Because of some stupid fucking post equating

Obama with Bush.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:29 PM

11. Casualties ought not be the criterion. Constitutional legality ought to be.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:36 PM

12. Because killing in mass quantities is better when properly papered over?

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:44 PM

14. really ? i think it should matter

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:48 PM

17. Both encourage injured parties to

hate Americans with a white-hot rage for multiple generations. What. a. fucking. win. Anything else?

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Response to theaocp (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:06 PM

20. Bullshit!

"Both encourage injured parties to hate Americans with a white-hot rage for multiple generations. What. a. fucking. win. Anything else?"

This is another cheap rhetorical bullshit line. The world knows the Iraq war was illegal. Bush fucking destroyed the country and led to the killing of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.

That is the event that has complicated the fight against terrorism. The drone strikes are not equivalent, and in fact, some of them are being carried out with the cooperation of the countries where terrorist are targeted.

People are angry that at the civilian casualties, but they are not creating nearly the same level of animosity as the Iraq war did.

Remember al Qaeda in Iraq? It never existed before the Iraq war.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:35 PM

22. The world knows, huh?

Sleep tight. It's being done in our name. I'm not okay with that. Sorry you are.

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Response to theaocp (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:40 PM

23. Oh boy

"Sleep tight. It's being done in our name. I'm not okay with that. Sorry you are."

Is this a red or orange alert?

I mean, I'm not going to lose sleep over the killing of a terrorist.

I've seen some amazing justifications for massive civilian casualties in the last couple of days so do spare me.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:59 PM

24. Spare yourself.

The whole point is that we don't know who is getting the shaft from the drones. Can you say, "double tap"? I'm sure nobody's getting upset over that in the ProSense household, are they? How nice for you.

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Response to theaocp (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:01 PM

25. Exactly. +100000

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Response to theaocp (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:02 PM

26. No, that's

"The whole point is that we don't know who is getting the shaft from the drones."

...not the point, and your attempt to shift the focus is noted.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #26)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:38 AM

54. It goes back to my original response to your question.

Both ventures invite vindictive attitudes from those afflicted. I'm sure you've got a finger on the pulse of the Iraqis who've no doubt the illegality of our romping around their country and will only blame BushCo and not the rest of us. Likewise, I'm sure you're correct in assuming all those side-victims of signature strikes and double taps know that we have the consent of their governments to be there and do what we do with our drones. They'll probably live and let live, too.

There is no attempt to shift anything here. I just don't like the building up of negative karma that is happening nonstop in this country these days. Someday, somebody's going to get hurt on our side and looking in the mirror for answers is not one of our strong suits, as you've shown. Sad day for us. Nevertheless, may your days be filled with rainbows and lollipops, ProSense. Continue on with your notes.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:03 PM

18. Aw, don't you worry about it. Obama let Bush get away with his illegal war.

 

And Obama will get away with his drone program. Nobody is going to stop him from droning to his heart's content. Just relax and enjoy.

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:22 PM

21. At least you acknowledge that it was illegal. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:04 PM

19. Oh that? That was fine!

He's a republican.

Oh, and he's white.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:13 PM

27. I think this is as false a comparison as the one you argued

against earlier, Drones v Dresden. (at least I think it was your argument. My apologies in advance, if that was not your position.)

I think drones are more analogous to capital punishment...may be legal, but sure as hell isn't moral.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:52 PM

34. Drone strikes are the Bush Doctrine with a light footprint.

It is pre-emption, which is the hallmark of the Bush Doctrine, the one that Palin could not remember or articulate. The difference is that Obama is much smarter. His pre-emption, the Obama Doctrine perhaps, is extended and targeted. It is still endless warfare. It still kills innocent people. It still kills pre-emptively. It is just lighter and cheaper and the country pays less attention

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Response to morningfog (Reply #34)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:59 PM

36. No,

"It is pre-emption, which is the hallmark of the Bush Doctrine"

...pre-emptive war is the Bush-Cheney Doctrine. Strike Iraq based on WMD lie, and for Republicans, strike Iran.

Pursuing terrorist plotting against the U.S., those who have carried out acts of terrorism, has been around.

Clinton bombed Afghanistan and Pakistan in 1998 and 1999 targeting bin Laden.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #36)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:06 PM

37. Pre-emption by any other name smells just as bloody.

And, no,

"Clinton bombed Afghanistan and Pakistan in 1998 and 1999 targeting bin Laden."

Clinton bombed Afghanistan only after bin Laden had attacked US Embassies. "Pursuing terrorist plotting against the U.S." should not be grounds for acts of war. That is pre-emption. That is Bush Doctrine.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #37)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:09 PM

38. Wait

"Pursuing terrorist plotting against the U.S." should not be grounds for acts of war. That is pre-emption. That is Bush Doctrine.

..they should be pursued after they attack? You mean like what Bush did with the August 2001 PDB: Wait until the attack then react?

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Response to ProSense (Reply #38)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:13 PM

39. I would appreciate you not putting words in my mouth. Thanks.

There is a wide expanse of preventative measures against attacks with sound intelligence that do not require acts of war.

Bush could have, and should have, stopped the attacks. And, here is the kicker for you, it wouldn't have required an act of war!

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Response to morningfog (Reply #39)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:20 PM

41. I did no such thing.

"There is a wide expanse of preventative measures against attacks with sound intelligence that do not require acts of war.

Bush could have, and should have, stopped the attacks. And, here is the kicker for you, it wouldn't have required an act of war!"

You're speaking in generalizations. What exactly are the "preventative measures" for say bin Laden plotting attacks on the U.S.?

Bush didn't even pursue bin Laden. Also, how do you know what the appropriate response would have been prior to the attacks?

The notion that there are no circumstances that require the pursuit of terrorists in which lethal force is justified ignores reality.

In 2002, another U.S. citizen was killed in Yemen, though it was originally stated that he was not the target.

Kamal Derwish (also Ahmed Hijazi) was an American citizen killed by the CIA as part of a covert targeted killing mission in Yemen on November 5, 2002. The CIA used an RQ-1 Predator drone to shoot a Hellfire missile, destroying the vehicle in which he was driving with five others.

Derwish had been closely linked to the growing religious fundamentalism of the Lackawanna Six, a group of Muslim-Americans who had attended lectures in his apartment near Buffalo, New York.

That an American citizen had been killed by the CIA without trial drew criticism. American authorities quickly back-pedaled on their stories celebrating the death of Derwish, instead noting they had been unaware he was in the car which they said had been targeted for its other occupants, including Abu Ali al-Harithi, believed to have played some role in the USS Cole bombing.

<...>

On November 3, 2002, Derwish and al-Harithi were part of a convoy of vehicles moving through the Yemeni desert trying to meet someone, unaware that their contact was cooperating with US forces to lure them into a trap. As their driver spoke on satellite phone, trying to figure out why the two parties couldn't see each other if they were both at the rendezvous point, a Predator drone launched a Hellfire missile, killing everybody in the vehicle. CIA officers in Djibouti had received clearance for the attack from director George Tenet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamal_Derwish

Human Rights Watch issued this statement about the target:

The line between war and law enforcement gained importance as the U.S. government extended its military efforts against terrorism outside of Afghanistan and Pakistan. In November, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency used a missile to kill Qaid Salim Sinan al-Harethi, an alleged senior al-Qaeda official, and five companions as they were driving in a remote and lawless area of Yemen controlled by tribal chiefs. Washington accused al-Harethi of masterminding the October 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole which had killed seventeen sailors. Based on the limited information available, Human Rights Watch did not criticize the attack on al-Harethi as an extra-judicial execution because his alleged al-Qaeda role arguably made him a combatant, the government apparently lacked control over the area in question, and there evidently was no reasonable law enforcement alternative. Indeed, eighteen Yemeni soldiers had reportedly been killed in a prior attempt to arrest al-Harethi. However, the U.S. government made no public effort to justify this use of its war powers or to articulate the legal limits to such powers. It is Human Rights Watch's position that even someone who might be classified as an enemy combatant should not be subject to military attack when reasonable law enforcement means are available. The failure to respect this principle would risk creating a huge loophole in due process protections worldwide. It would leave everyone open to being summarily killed anyplace in the world upon the unilateral determination by the United States (or, as the approach is inevitably emulated, by any other government) that he or she is an enemy combatant.

http://www.hrw.org/legacy/wr2k3/introduction.html

It reiterates the conditions for action ("al-Qaeda role," "no control over area" and "no reasonable law enforcement alternative," but it also stresses the risk of a slippery slope.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #41)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:36 PM

42. You continue to muddy the waters. You use the term "terrorist,"

yet many, no most, killed have never carried out an attack against the US. This is pre-emption. Dance around it all you like, you just look like you are asking the wrong question.

You ask, "How can we justify this since Obama is doing it?" Rather than, " Is it right that we are doing it?"

I know I can only get so far with you, which is nowhere. However, do you see how hedged the HRW language is? "alleged," "arguably." Then you cite the three criteria, which are all subjective of the Executive. Dangerous slope.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #42)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:46 PM

43. No, you are the

"You continue to muddy the waters. You use the term 'terrorist,' yet many, no most, killed have never carried out an attack against the US. This is pre-emption. Dance around it all you like, you just look like you are asking the wrong question."

...dancing around your assumptions. Al-Qaeda is a terrorist organization. You have no idea what these targets were involved in.

The point of the debate is to establish if these individuals are legitimate targets for lethal force. Their membership in al-Qaeda has already been established.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #43)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:59 PM

44. Al-Qaeda is not a monolithic organization.

You know that. AQ in Yemen is not the same as AQ in Pakistan and neither are the same as AQ in Afghanistan or the same as the AQ that carried out the 9/11 attacks.

And, you are right. I have no idea what the targets were involved in. Neither do you! That is the very point. Thank you for helping me make it. Membership in AQ, as defined by the Executive is not automatic grounds for lethal force.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #44)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:04 PM

45. What exactly

"Al-Qaeda is not a monolithic organization."

...does that have to do with the targets or each group's activities?

"And, you are right. I have no idea what the targets were involved in. Neither do you! That is the very point. Thank you for helping me make it. Membership in AQ, as defined by the Executive is not automatic grounds for lethal force."

I didn't say it was "automatic grounds for lethal force." Some will surrender. Some will be apprehended. Some will be killed.

My point is that the debate is about the process to determine when a terrorist is an appropriate target for lethal force.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #45)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:27 PM

48. You are almost there.

"My point is that the debate is about the process to determine when a terrorist is an appropriate target for lethal force."

You are still asking the wrong question. There are multiple questions here. First, what is a "terrorist?" Then, does the "terrorist" have to be AQ? Next, does the "AQ terrorist" have to be high-ranking? Also, does the AQ terrorist have to actually have caused injury to the US? There are probably more questions to be answered. But, then, and only then, should we even turn to the question of what the response should be.

We are killing many innocent people. You should address that. We are labeling any male of a certain age as a legitimate target, without even knowing their identity. You should address that. We are carrying out acts of war on anonymous people, some as young as 12, you should address that. We are targeting the first aid responders and those attending funerals. You should address that.

And, the vat majority killed have never harmed a single American. You should address that.

This is Bush-Obama Doctrine is a mess that will take decades to untangle. The apologists have their work cut out for them.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #48)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:31 PM

49. Hey,

You are still asking the wrong question. There are multiple questions here. First, what is a "terrorist?" Then, does the "terrorist" have to be AQ? Next, does the "AQ terrorist" have to be high-ranking? Also, does the AQ terrorist have to actually have caused injury to the US? There are probably more questions to be answered. But, then, and only then, should we even turn to the question of what the response should be.

...feel free to spend your time researching those answers. I'm already aware of what a terrorist is.

As for my point, I thing "the debate is about the process to determine when a terrorist is an appropriate target for lethal force" pretty much covers it.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #49)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:50 PM

50. No. You dodge, deflect and ignore the issues. Best of luck to you and your agenda.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #50)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:55 AM

52. No I didn't, you

are simply pretending that the act of defining the "process" doesn't include asking the right questions.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #52)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:01 PM

55. Pre-emption is policy. You can't deny it.

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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:56 PM

35. What do you call an American citizen who joins with a group like al-Qaeda who wants to kill

Americans? From what I understand they are not pledging allegiance to America and their citizenship might be at risk.

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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:19 PM

40. As you said, there is NO comparison

Let's talk "false equivalency"
Let's talk "apples and oranges"

There is no comparison.

People who claim there is will be exposed as anti-Obama, eventually.

If you seriously think that Obama = Bush, then you haven't been paying attention.

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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:06 PM

47. Now that you put it like that, I can see that they are totally equivalent

Obama = Bush. No question.


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