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Loge23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-11 03:25 PM
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8. What we have become.
I have no desire to wade into conspiracy theories about this incident. However, I have absolutely no reason to think that we are being told the truth about what happened - or ever will.
Perhaps even more perplexing than the nearly 10 year, by-way-of-Iraq, manhunt for this guy is the final chapter. He is dead - that I do believe. But the manner in which this story is being told - and covered for that matter - is all too indicative of what we have become since 9-11 (arguably since Jan. 2001).
We used to believe in the trust of our government - good, bad, or indifferent. That ship has clearly sailed.

Writing in the Miami Herald, Leonard Pitts had some pretty good observations about this:

"I think of you often, Sam. I think of you when I throw away bottled water and shuffle through airport security in stocking feet. I think of you when I see metal security barriers rise out the street in Washington, D.C., or concrete planters barricading federal buildings. I think of you when some lawmaker suggests we bomb Mecca or some state feels compelled to legislate against sharia law. I think of you when I see what my country has become.

You made us something we were not on Sept. 10. You made us afraid. You tapped that rich seam of paranoia and intolerance that has always lurked in the American psyche. You changed us for the worse."
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  -NYT: U.S. Revises Account of Pakistan Raid matt819  May-03-11 03:00 PM   #0 
  - Because all is not known immediately.  tabatha   May-03-11 03:03 PM   #1 
  - Everyone wants to be on top of the story down to the second.  johnson542   May-03-11 04:11 PM   #14 
  - Wonder how many more 'revisions' will be forthcoming.  tekisui   May-03-11 03:03 PM   #2 
  - Hell, each one can be an excuse for a new kegger!  villager   May-03-11 03:03 PM   #3 
     - I'll drink to that!  Kolesar   May-03-11 03:11 PM   #6 
  - Just yesterday, OBL was reported as having used her as a 'shield'.  Sonoman   May-03-11 03:05 PM   #4 
  - That account implies that  Newest Reality   May-03-11 03:09 PM   #5 
  - Glad to see they are setting record straight, even if day or two after.  Hoyt   May-03-11 03:23 PM   #7 
  - What we have become.  Loge23   May-03-11 03:25 PM   #8 
  - They can release the helmet cam footage.  dkf   May-03-11 03:30 PM   #10 
  - K&R  Iliyah   May-03-11 03:35 PM   #11 
  - I so disagree with Pitts. Osama was behind a heinous act. People are  No Elephants   May-04-11 09:33 AM   #26 
  - The famous picture of Obama's team looking at a screen...  FiveGoodMen   May-03-11 03:26 PM   #9 
  - They did not see the actual combat according...  SkyDaddy7   May-03-11 03:39 PM   #12 
  - Make that two.  chowder66   May-03-11 04:30 PM   #20 
  - This is my very same thought.  PufPuf23   May-03-11 03:56 PM   #13 
  - Hillary  trud   May-03-11 04:13 PM   #16 
  - Photo opportunity.  dipsydoodle   May-03-11 04:17 PM   #18 
  - May the photographer clicked the pict when she was yawning.nt  Javaman   May-04-11 08:10 AM   #23 
  - They couldn't wait  trud   May-03-11 04:11 PM   #15 
  - sought to correct the official account ?  dipsydoodle   May-03-11 04:15 PM   #17 
  - Here goes....  chowder66   May-03-11 04:23 PM   #19 
  - "And when we finally were informed..."  Ghost Dog   May-03-11 04:49 PM   #21 
     - At the time...all they had to go on was believing. Now not so much. As for proof?  chowder66   May-03-11 05:53 PM   #22 
  - NYT: now says it was Col. Plumb in the Library with a wrench. nt  Javaman   May-04-11 08:11 AM   #24 
     - LOL!  No Elephants   May-04-11 09:21 AM   #25 

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