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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:56 AM

"We Need To Be The Country We Were Right After 9/11" By James Clapper

We need to remember how we were, people. We need to bring this nation back to that place of unity and resolve we shared in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. During those dark days Americans came together to fight a common enemy. And in that spirit, you decided to let everyone in the government do whatever we wanted and also totally let it slide that we'd fucked up royally.

Those were sweet times.

I mean, a major reason we created these massive intelligence agencies was to prevent a second Pearl Harbor. And here we were, spending billions, vacuuming up phone traffic all over the world with the Echelon Program. But the second Pearl Harbor happened anyway. We all sat at our little monitoring stations watching the towers go down, while Dick Cheney hid in a bunker. Only one of the attacks al-Qaeda launched that day failed to hit its target - and that was because of some ordinary civilians, not anything we did.

The entire military and intelligence community failed miserably at what was supposed to be our only job. And your response was swift:

"Here's a huge bag of money," you said. "Go nuts."

Man, that was nice. No one got fired or demoted. Everyone just received a computer upgrade and some time for all our pet projects. It's like you found one of your employees cooking up crystal meth at his work station, and instead of calling the police you gave him the company credit card for "research" he suddenly decided to tackle.

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uponit7771 Jun 2013 #1
Democracyinkind Jun 2013 #2
think Jun 2013 #4
dipsydoodle Jun 2013 #7
Eddie Haskell Jun 2013 #3
boston bean Jun 2013 #5
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Response to paulbibeau (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:58 AM

1. After 911 we had a functioning democracy, that's not the case now and people need to come to a ...

...realization of that.

- 1 person in the senate stops the will of the majority of Americans being done
- Redistricting in the house allows for 1.7 million more dems to vote for dem house members and a reThugs keep control

that's not a functioning democracy IMHO

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Response to paulbibeau (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:58 AM

2. IMO. We need to go back to the country we were on September 10, 2001


Or for that matter, the country we were on November 3rd, 2000.

Not that we weren't quite fucked up then. But those problems were at least solvable.

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:02 AM

4. +1 /nt

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:08 AM

7. Sounds more like it.

Those were days when the world looked up to you.

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Response to paulbibeau (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:02 AM

3. More bullshit from a proven liar.

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Response to paulbibeau (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:03 AM

5. Clap this guy off, someone, please!

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Response to paulbibeau (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:05 AM

6. Go nuts...

 

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