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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-25-09 10:07 AM
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51. Bwahaha! The Perils of Ignorance...
Santayana's remembered in Detroit:

Perils of ignorance

Vietnamnesia: Why it's dangerous that today's kids don't know their history

By Jack Lessenberry

For weeks, we've been waiting for President Obama to decide whether to send more troops to Afghanistan, and, if so, how many.

This ought to give Americans a worried feeling in the deepest levels of their guts. Afghanistan has been wearing down, chewing up and defeating invading armies for centuries. Think of the once-mighty Soviet Union, the country the Nazi war machine couldn't beat.

Moscow was ground down and ended up fleeing the mess in the 1980s. We've been there now for more than eight years. We came in with a bang and overthrew the nutty Taliban with ease. Unfortunately, then the war started. Lately, we've been more or less losing, after a long stalemate. The Taliban has been getting stronger and the number of Americans killed is on the rise.

The puppet leader the previous administration selected for us, Hamid Karzai, just won a corrupt new election.

Everybody not on our payroll seems to want us out. If you are a baby boomer, you can't help thinking we've seen this movie before, under the title: Vietnam. That war ruined a presidency, cost us untold billions and 58,000 dead, sacrificed for nothing.


With the classy swells in charge, those who are doomed are us.
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  -Dana Perino: "We Did Not Have a Terrorist Attack on Our Country During President Bush's Term" Ichingcarpenter  Nov-25-09 01:48 AM   #0 
  - What the hell?  ezgoingrl   Nov-25-09 01:50 AM   #1 
  - Oh, really?  CaliforniaPeggy   Nov-25-09 01:50 AM   #2 
  - Shes finally admitting it was all pre-planned.  rcrush   Nov-25-09 01:56 AM   #3 
  - Breaking News: Bush's Press Secretary admits 9/11 was an inside job  Divine Discontent   Nov-25-09 02:03 AM   #6 
  - Maybe she thinks 9/11 was an inside job after all?  tblue37   Nov-25-09 01:47 PM   #54 
  - Dana Perino....  Ghost in the Machine   Nov-25-09 01:59 AM   #4 
  - and the Pres just gave her a post !  democracy1st   Nov-25-09 02:00 AM   #5 
  - don't remind us... lol she's as bright as a 2 watt old-fashioned bulb!  Divine Discontent   Nov-25-09 02:05 AM   #7 
  - perino  maglatinavi   Nov-25-09 02:52 AM   #17 
  - I thought the appointment was a way to shut up Ms. Creeperino  Kolesar   Nov-25-09 04:29 AM   #25 
     - Her boss?  GoCubsGo   Nov-25-09 08:01 AM   #42 
  - That's some change I can believe in! n/t  spiritual_gunfighter   Nov-25-09 04:48 AM   #27 
  - Yeah I know  guitar man   Nov-25-09 08:29 AM   #45 
  - Remember  fujiyama   Nov-25-09 02:16 AM   #8 
  - All you have to do to be a repuke...  johnnie   Nov-25-09 02:18 AM   #9 
  - I am sure she meant - "after 9-11" which is a heck of a caveat  hfojvt   Nov-25-09 02:24 AM   #10 
  - Anthrax anyone?  eilen   Nov-25-09 04:39 AM   #26 
  - So she not only doesn't remember the Bay of Pigs but she doesn't recall 9-11 either!  saracat   Nov-25-09 02:31 AM   #11 
  - Brilliant  malaise   Nov-25-09 05:33 AM   #32 
  - Oh dear fucking god...  sakabatou   Nov-25-09 02:32 AM   #12 
  - !!!  krispos42   Nov-25-09 02:38 AM   #13 
  - LOVE your mass facepalm!  tblue37   Nov-25-09 01:50 PM   #58 
  - I think I found it on Fark. Here's a link to the full-size version  krispos42   Nov-25-09 01:58 PM   #64 
  - Indeed.  Posteritatis   Nov-25-09 06:02 PM   #70 
  - And we thought Tony Snow was nucking futs!! Hahahahaha!!!! Perino is good for a laugh  Major Hogwash   Nov-25-09 02:42 AM   #14 
  - ...  ccharles000   Nov-25-09 02:46 AM   #15 
  - ignorance is bliss - she's an endless bastion of bliss  tomm2thumbs   Nov-25-09 02:47 AM   #16 
  - 9/11, Bankster rip off - I can think of plenty of them  BR_Parkway   Nov-25-09 03:14 AM   #18 
  - She's right. After allowing the biggest terrorist attack in world history there were no more.  Kablooie   Nov-25-09 03:21 AM   #19 
  - Anthrax  krispos42   Nov-25-09 03:51 AM   #23 
  - and killing abortion doctors isn't an attempt to terrorize people  ThomThom   Nov-25-09 08:24 AM   #43 
  - Crikey. I guess the demonic Bill Clinton was president on 9/11 & ceded power to W on 9/12.  burning rain   Nov-25-09 03:22 AM   #20 
  - Blame the Clenis  LynneSin   Nov-25-09 01:49 PM   #57 
  - Ya'all should just forget that whole 9/11 thing,  Q3JR4   Nov-25-09 03:34 AM   #21 
  - One fucking word.. Anne Thrax  Fumesucker   Nov-25-09 03:41 AM   #22 
  - I never wanted to hear from Perino Press Chow again  tavalon   Nov-25-09 04:01 AM   #24 
  - Yet another bald Republicon lie  SpiralHawk   Nov-25-09 04:49 AM   #28 
  - How many WORKPLACE SHOOTINGS happened on the Bush watch?  B Calm   Nov-25-09 04:54 AM   #29 
  - Spoken like a former Press Secretary.  chelsea0011   Nov-25-09 04:59 AM   #30 
  - She probably knows that her gang was responsible for 9/11  malaise   Nov-25-09 05:32 AM   #31 
  - she's a wonderful addition to the Obama admin!!1  jonnyblitz   Nov-25-09 05:34 AM   #33 
  - Once an idiot, always an idiot. /nt  mwb970   Nov-25-09 05:44 AM   #34 
  - What in the fuck do you call what Bush and the neocons were...  Hubert Flottz   Nov-25-09 06:00 AM   #35 
  - Except for...  leeroysphitz   Nov-25-09 06:01 AM   #36 
  - Moran  era veteran   Nov-25-09 06:11 AM   #37 
  - oops. What plane of reality does she live in?  BrklynLiberal   Nov-25-09 06:16 AM   #38 
  - The dining room table plane.  lib_wit_it   Nov-25-09 01:40 PM   #53 
     - lol  BrklynLiberal   Nov-25-09 08:15 PM   #72 
  - Right. And Bush would have stopped the Ft. Hood shootings?  Canuckistanian   Nov-25-09 07:50 AM   #39 
  - The Ultimate in Revisionist History.....  marmar   Nov-25-09 07:52 AM   #40 
  - They generally do wait til a generation has passed before they rewrite historical event  laughingliberal   Nov-25-09 07:59 AM   #41 
  - Welcome to the team, Dana.  Forkboy   Nov-25-09 08:24 AM   #44 
  - Why didn't Sean Hannity correct her?  mod mom   Nov-25-09 08:50 AM   #46 
  - Perfect example of Republican thinking  HughMoran   Nov-25-09 08:56 AM   #47 
  - She's qualified to run CIA.  Octafish   Nov-25-09 09:11 AM   #48 
  - She thinks she's a Jedi  Ichingcarpenter   Nov-25-09 09:18 AM   #49 
     - Bwahaha! The Perils of Ignorance...  Octafish   Nov-25-09 10:07 AM   #51 
  - I'm really glad Obama hired her back..  Javaman   Nov-25-09 09:33 AM   #50 
  - I take my ambivalence back. She IS worse than the typical republican  ecstatic   Nov-25-09 10:09 AM   #52 
  - Chimpy is allowed a "do over" of the first nine months of his Presidency  aint_no_life_nowhere   Nov-25-09 01:48 PM   #55 
  - You have GOT to be kidding me! Teh stupids so bad it burns  LynneSin   Nov-25-09 01:49 PM   #56 
  - The Stupid Is Strong With This One  TomCADem   Nov-25-09 01:53 PM   #59 
  - And the folks who only watch Fox News just get dumber and dumber.  Fuzz   Nov-25-09 01:54 PM   #60 
  - We had two terrorist attacks during Bush's term. 9/11 and his use of WMD (anthrax) against Congress.  David Zephyr   Nov-25-09 01:55 PM   #61 
  - and Obama chose her to....  fascisthunter   Nov-25-09 01:55 PM   #62 
  - Actually Mitch McConnell chose her and by tradition  whistler162   Nov-25-09 01:59 PM   #65 
     - ah... I see  fascisthunter   Nov-25-09 02:15 PM   #66 
     - THAT'S the problem!!! He didn't mean change, he meant tradition.  FiveGoodMen   Nov-25-09 05:56 PM   #68 
  - LOL - it's already in her Wikipedia Bio  rucky   Nov-25-09 01:57 PM   #63 
  - Let's see 911 and the beltway snipers (who killed ten people)  mzmolly   Nov-25-09 04:46 PM   #67 
  - A few score thousand in the countries he invaded, though. (nt)  Posteritatis   Nov-25-09 05:59 PM   #69 
  - tell that to Giulani  bookworm65t   Nov-25-09 07:08 PM   #71 
  - This is what happens when you let people out of the insane asylum.  L0oniX   Nov-25-09 08:35 PM   #73 

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