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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 01:31 PM
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28. Like I've said, Bush and the 'Pukes couldn't kick a duck in the ass
if they stood on a brick.

David Cole/Washington Post had an excellent piece about 10 days ago (in the wake of the Moussaoui verdict) on Bushco's emphasizing symbolism over substance in fighting terrorism:

The Moussaoui case is emblematic of the administration's approach to fighting terrorism. It has repeatedly overreached and sought symbolic victories, adopting tactics that have undermined its ability to achieve real security while disregarding less flashy but more effective means of protecting us...
While the government rounded up Arabs and Muslims with no ties to terrorism and authorized torture and disappearances, several of its highest-profile cases fell short, and it failed to carry out the more mundane work that might actually make us safer. In December the bipartisan Sept. 11 commission gave the administration a disastrous report card on its progress in implementing a series of practical security recommendations -- such as better screening of cargo on airlines and containers coming into ports, securing of nuclear materials in the former Soviet Union to keep them out of terrorists' hands, and protection of vulnerable targets such as chemical plants.
Tough talk in news conferences, overheated charges that evaporate under scrutiny and executions for symbolic purposes will not make us safer. The administration needs to turn away from symbolism and toward substance if it is to have any hope of protecting us from the next attack.

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  -The Republicans Have Single Handedly LOST THE WAR ON TERROR berni_mccoy  May-16-06 08:14 AM   #0 
  - Kick  stepnw1f   May-16-06 08:15 AM   #1 
  - I actually have some good idea about winning it and....  originalpckelly   May-16-06 08:16 AM   #2 
  - K&R  Champion_Jack   May-16-06 08:18 AM   #3 
  - any war against abstraction is unwinnable  ixion   May-16-06 08:21 AM   #4 
  - Their words, not mine. And Winning it COULD HAVE BEEN CATCHING THE ENEMY  berni_mccoy   May-16-06 08:22 AM   #6 
     - Who is they? Iraqi women and children?  Toots   May-16-06 09:00 AM   #16 
     - if you want to catch 'the enemy' just follow the money  ixion   May-16-06 10:52 AM   #23 
     - "THE ENEMY THAT ATTACKED US ON 911"  pauldp   May-16-06 12:25 PM   #26 
  - There IS no war on terror. It's a made up game to keep money flowing  leesa   May-16-06 08:21 AM   #5 
  - Of course *I* see that... but MANY AMERICANS DO NOT  berni_mccoy   May-16-06 08:23 AM   #7 
     - kick and r'd  opihimoimoi   May-16-06 08:26 AM   #8 
  - that wasn't the purpose of the war  sweetheart   May-16-06 08:29 AM   #9 
  - Most Americans Won't get what you are saying... What I'm saying  berni_mccoy   May-16-06 08:34 AM   #12 
  - Using their semantics guarantees that it will continue  mmonk   May-16-06 08:42 AM   #14 
  - I agree, but there must be a *last time* to use it: when you declare it  berni_mccoy   May-16-06 08:44 AM   #15 
  - Mr. McCoy, I'd add one other point..... corruption..,. The Duke Deal....  Jack from Charlotte   May-16-06 09:20 AM   #17 
     - Excellent point and thank you.  berni_mccoy   May-16-06 09:33 AM   #18 
  - the gop and the dlc were in it together  mdmc   May-16-06 09:36 AM   #19 
  - Yes, they have lost the war  gratuitous   May-16-06 08:30 AM   #10 
  - What's a war on terror?  mmonk   May-16-06 08:32 AM   #11 
  - I agree, see my posts 6 and 7 above.  berni_mccoy   May-16-06 08:35 AM   #13 
  - The Republicans INVENTED the "War on Terror"....  Bridget Burke   May-16-06 09:39 AM   #20 
  - I AGREE, but as I mentioned in my posts 6 + 7 above,  berni_mccoy   May-16-06 10:32 AM   #21 
     - Well, I agree with you too.  Bridget Burke   May-16-06 10:52 AM   #22 
  - The war on terror is a sham.  sparosnare   May-16-06 10:54 AM   #24 
  - Correct. And America Needs to SEE THAT THE REPUBS HAVE TRULY LOST  berni_mccoy   May-16-06 12:25 PM   #25 
  - Not to mention the squandered surplus he had to begin with.  NoAmericanTaliban   May-16-06 01:08 PM   #27 
  - Like I've said, Bush and the 'Pukes couldn't kick a duck in the ass  DinahMoeHum   May-16-06 01:31 PM   #28 
  - If he only had a brain....  trogdor   May-16-06 03:00 PM   #29 
  - NICE screen name TROGDOR!  berni_mccoy   May-16-06 04:02 PM   #30 
  - Kick.  pinto   May-16-06 09:08 PM   #31 

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