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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 05:42 PM
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32. At first this infuriated me -- why take the body only to dump it at sea and raise the possibility?
But Obama's HS advisor explanation that they wanted to bury the body in accordance with the religion of the family and not mistreat non-combatant members of Osama's own family seemed to satisfy. And apparently they would have even considered taking him alive if no resistance was put up, although that was called a blatant well-intentioned lie by Wolf Blitzer who seemed quite smug that they would lie to everyone not "in the know" about such an important question -- and self-assured that no American would want to see him captured alive and interrogated if not tried.
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  -Habemus Corpus Plaid Adder  May-01-11 11:13 PM   #0 
  - Exactly my feelings  MedleyMisty   May-01-11 11:17 PM   #1 
  - Hey Plaid, thanks for your post. I too relied on DU during those  texpatriot2004   May-01-11 11:20 PM   #2 
  - K&R  leftstreet   May-01-11 11:21 PM   #3 
  - Yesterday, I was talking to a Jewish friend about the death of Qaddafi's son  LongTomH   May-01-11 11:26 PM   #4 
  - yeah  themadstork   May-01-11 11:30 PM   #5 
  - Groucho Marx did a solemn Charelston on Hitler's grave.....  Joe the Revelator   May-02-11 12:27 AM   #10 
  - Or it would be, if Hitler had a grave. nt  RaleighNCDUer   May-02-11 01:56 AM   #11 
     - He went to sight of Hitlers bunker, climbed up the rubble, and danced there.....  Joe the Revelator   May-02-11 07:16 AM   #15 
        - Not quite the same thing, but it will do.  RaleighNCDUer   May-02-11 09:33 AM   #18 
  - In the new order, there is no moral prohibition on such things, thats for newspaper-reading eggheads  Leopolds Ghost   May-02-11 05:50 PM   #34 
  - Thank you for an excellent post. I feel the same.  scarletwoman   May-01-11 11:33 PM   #6 
  - Very well said  Stinky The Clown   May-01-11 11:39 PM   #7 
  - You've eloquently expressed what I wish I could have - OBL death supposedly vindicates the War(s)  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-02-11 12:21 AM   #8 
  - Actually, it raises a huge problem for the War. It means this whole time we've been chasing shadows  Leopolds Ghost   May-02-11 05:47 PM   #33 
  - +1  readmoreoften   May-02-11 10:07 PM   #39 
  - Beautiful post, K&R, and don't be such a stranger around here!  bullwinkle428   May-02-11 12:24 AM   #9 
  - Maybe it means that god-damn decade is finally fucking over.  Warren DeMontague   May-02-11 02:21 AM   #12 
  -'s such a marvelous night for a grave dance...the Patriot Act Shuffle anyone?  jus_the_facts   May-02-11 02:22 AM   #13 
  - Habemas  JVS   May-02-11 02:23 AM   #14 
  - "Habeas corpus" means "you may have the body. "Habemus corpus" means...  Plaid Adder   May-02-11 09:01 AM   #17 
     - Uffda. I fucked up.  JVS   May-02-11 10:59 AM   #20 
     - So why is it "corpus" instead of "corpum" or "corpem"?  Jim Lane   May-02-11 03:23 PM   #26 
        - Corpus is a neuter third-declension noun.  Plaid Adder   May-02-11 10:55 PM   #42 
           - My thanks to you and your classical colleague!  Jim Lane   May-02-11 11:23 PM   #43 
  - Good to see you again  WilliamPitt   May-02-11 07:46 AM   #16 
  - We have missed you, Plaid Adder.  LiberalAndProud   May-02-11 06:37 PM   #36 
  - Habuimus corpus, apparently  Terry in Austin   May-02-11 09:49 AM   #19 
  - Well, all we've ever got is somebody's word, really.  Plaid Adder   May-03-11 09:13 AM   #44 
     - The middle road lies somewhere in between...  Terry in Austin   May-03-11 01:30 PM   #45 
     - Bin Ladin Was Always Worth More Alive for the BFEE Scion  Demeter   May-04-11 08:53 AM   #46 
  - ya. i had to try and explain 911 to my 3 and 5 yr olds. i know how hard it is, you know, over 3000  seabeyond   May-02-11 11:01 AM   #21 
  - K&R  Overseas   May-02-11 11:19 AM   #22 
  - The only "celebrating" I will do -  Hell Hath No Fury   May-02-11 11:25 AM   #23 
  - Thank you. K&R n/t  myrna minx   May-02-11 11:28 AM   #24 
  - If you don't mind advice from a stranger - you don't need to tell your 3 year old about it yet.  Kber   May-02-11 02:55 PM   #25 
  - K&R. (nt)  Kurovski   May-02-11 03:44 PM   #27 
  - Apparently we don't habemos. n/t  EFerrari   May-02-11 03:45 PM   #28 
  - At first this infuriated me -- why take the body only to dump it at sea and raise the possibility?  Leopolds Ghost   May-02-11 05:42 PM   #32 
     - I think we will find out that this is a violation of the Geneva Convention  EFerrari   May-02-11 07:24 PM   #38 
        - And why is this different than pics of Saddam hanging? Why did I have to look at the mangled blue  readmoreoften   May-02-11 10:14 PM   #40 
           - I literally don't understand why people trust the Pentagon's version  EFerrari   May-02-11 10:36 PM   #41 
  - Kick. (nt)  Kurovski   May-02-11 05:00 PM   #29 
  - What are you upset about? Doesn't killing him satisfy?  Leopolds Ghost   May-02-11 05:38 PM   #30 
  - Obama has been far more subtle and discreet about getting OBL. . .  DinahMoeHum   May-02-11 05:40 PM   #31 
  - A friend's 15 year old daughter was just saying how she lurrvs boosh  BlancheSplanchnik   May-02-11 06:31 PM   #35 
  - And now what shall become of us?  Godot51   May-02-11 06:40 PM   #37 

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