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FLPanhandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 03:36 PM
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45. Disagree: Our morals were proven in Abbottabad
OBL didn't just disagree with our government thus getting himself killed. It took an extraordinary and continuous set of attacks on US citizens with the promise of more to come, before this administration decided to act.

It wasn't decided lightly as an immoral country would do.
It wasn't done for minor offenses as an immoral country would do.
It wasn't even done for political gain (once located Obama could have ordered this to happen in an election year).

It was done because it was the right thing to do.

I'm proud of this administration for doing it and not doing it would be more immoral than removing OBL from the world.
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  -Western Moral Authority Died in Abbottabad Karmadillo  May-08-11 02:48 PM   #0 
  - Yawn n/t  sharp_stick   May-08-11 02:53 PM   #1 
  - +a really big number  onenote   May-08-11 02:54 PM   #3 
  - Cubed. nt  blondeatlast   May-08-11 03:05 PM   #14 
     - + a googolplex  Liberal Veteran   May-08-11 03:15 PM   #31 
  - Succinct, as always...  SidDithers   May-08-11 06:40 PM   #72 
  - Whoops! I forgot to feel bad about being an American for a second there...  Bicoastal   May-08-11 02:54 PM   #2 
  - +1  FLPanhandle   May-08-11 02:57 PM   #5 
  - really ? of all things that this country has been through it died  JI7   May-08-11 02:55 PM   #4 
  - "Western Moral Authority" - oy vey, talk about your oxymorons - n/t  coalition_unwilling   May-08-11 02:57 PM   #6 
  - Why do so many people have a problem with adulthood?  ThatPoetGuy   May-08-11 02:57 PM   #7 
  - Is it childish to adhere to certain precepts like, say, 'rule of law'? - n/t  coalition_unwilling   May-08-11 02:59 PM   #9 
  - "Patronizing and condescending"  ThatPoetGuy   May-08-11 03:04 PM   #12 
  - So whenever one adult says to another adult "Grow up," that's not  coalition_unwilling   May-08-11 03:10 PM   #24 
     - Not "whenever." In this case. But perhaps you need the crutch  ThatPoetGuy   May-08-11 03:12 PM   #28 
        - I'm cetainly no Jesuitical equivocator at your level, that's for sure. But there  coalition_unwilling   May-08-11 03:51 PM   #51 
           - Go Fuck Youself Cheney!  Mojeoux   May-08-11 04:28 PM   #56 
              - What, pray tell, is a 'shit stick'?  coalition_unwilling   May-08-11 04:45 PM   #62 
                 - I just made it up, I don't know. But it sounds right.  Mojeoux   May-08-11 06:37 PM   #71 
  - Regarding "rule of law"  ThatPoetGuy   May-08-11 03:10 PM   #26 
  - So during a war we should try a oposing general before we bomb his bunker?  Odin2005   May-08-11 05:57 PM   #70 
     - We're at war, are we? Got that Congressional Declaration handy, do you?  coalition_unwilling   May-08-11 09:43 PM   #81 
  - Infantilizing your opponent is not an argument.  EFerrari   May-08-11 03:05 PM   #15 
     - See 12. nt  ThatPoetGuy   May-08-11 03:07 PM   #18 
        - The author of the piece dealt with difficult moral choices handily.  EFerrari   May-08-11 03:08 PM   #20 
           - Quick to judge what is and isn't an argument, are you?  ThatPoetGuy   May-08-11 03:15 PM   #32 
              - Fantasy *in your opinion*. You haven't shown it to be fantasy.  EFerrari   May-08-11 03:19 PM   #36 
                 - You think the article "does in itself consider difficult choices"?  ThatPoetGuy   May-08-11 03:27 PM   #41 
                    - So the author's actual moral discussion is sick  EFerrari   May-08-11 03:51 PM   #52 
                       - My "fantasy of Obama's"?  ThatPoetGuy   May-08-11 04:48 PM   #63 
  - I fail to see how this targeted attack was worse than any of the bombings  pnwmom   May-08-11 02:58 PM   #8 
  - +1 (nt)  rbnyc   May-08-11 05:00 PM   #67 
  - Anyone worrying about the moral authority..  Davis_X_Machina   May-08-11 03:00 PM   #10 
  - Well said.  Zynx   May-08-11 03:05 PM   #17 
  - You are correct. n/t  msanthrope   May-08-11 03:18 PM   #34 
  - You Nailed It, Sir!  The Magistrate   May-08-11 07:20 PM   #80 
  - it died when bu$h* & cheney started the torture program  spanone   May-08-11 03:00 PM   #11 
  - + a zillion!  Mojeoux   May-08-11 04:30 PM   #58 
  - What. A. Load. Of. Bull. Shit.  Zynx   May-08-11 03:04 PM   #13 
  - Good to know that my personal opinion was completely ignored  inademv   May-08-11 03:05 PM   #16 
  - What I don't understand is why such a big deal is made about  Blue Meany   May-08-11 03:08 PM   #19 
  - It's kind of like in Bond movies. Notice how they always shoot to kill Bond at a distance, but  Zynx   May-08-11 03:09 PM   #23 
  - People (likely the same people) have been protesting those, too.  EFerrari   May-08-11 03:10 PM   #25 
  - "likely the same people"  ThatPoetGuy   May-08-11 03:19 PM   #35 
     - More non-arguments. I was refering to people on the left  EFerrari   May-08-11 03:21 PM   #37 
        - As far as non-arguments go,  ThatPoetGuy   May-08-11 03:30 PM   #42 
           - In fact, the only group I've characterized is the one I belong to.  EFerrari   May-08-11 03:45 PM   #47 
  - Because the drones kill surplus people.  themadstork   May-08-11 06:51 PM   #76 
  - Western Moral Authority?  Iggo   May-08-11 03:09 PM   #21 
  - The West?  EFerrari   May-08-11 03:11 PM   #27 
  - NATO countries, especially the mostly-caucasian ones, I guess?  Iggo   May-08-11 03:22 PM   #38 
     - That's a great visual, Iggo.  EFerrari   May-08-11 03:46 PM   #49 
  - Hah! You're reminding me of some of my favorite all-time jokes. To wit:  coalition_unwilling   May-08-11 03:13 PM   #29 
  - bin laden  lastone   May-08-11 03:09 PM   #22 
  - Western Moral Authority is a myth to make us feel good about ourselves  MrScorpio   May-08-11 03:14 PM   #30 
  - actually Mr.Scorpio, I doubt he is sleeping with the fishes  TK421   May-08-11 06:46 PM   #74 
  - WRONG.  elleng   May-08-11 03:16 PM   #33 
  - Or Mexico and Hawaii but who's counting.  EFerrari   May-08-11 03:22 PM   #40 
     - Indian Removal Act.  elleng   May-08-11 04:43 PM   #61 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-08-11 03:22 PM   #39 
  - bin Laden kills 2800 some people.  RC   May-08-11 03:32 PM   #43 
  - Sounded like this author would have prefer Bin Laden to continue  Hutzpa   May-08-11 03:33 PM   #44 
  - Disagree: Our morals were proven in Abbottabad  FLPanhandle   May-08-11 03:36 PM   #45 
  - Glenn Greenwald has said it best:  coalition_unwilling   May-08-11 05:03 PM   #68 
     - No rule is absolute  FLPanhandle   May-08-11 06:53 PM   #77 
  - The US lost its cherry long ago... nt  Bigmack   May-08-11 03:42 PM   #46 
  - "Distastefully, he appears to have been shot in front of his 12-year-old daughter"?  Starbucks Anarchist   May-08-11 03:45 PM   #48 
  - I Guess It Would Have Been A Lot Better If Bombs Had Been Dropped.....  Paladin   May-08-11 04:17 PM   #54 
  - So assuming OBL was executed in front of his child, you're OK with  coalition_unwilling   May-08-11 04:53 PM   #65 
  - He was training one of his sons to be a suicide bomber.  Mojeoux   May-08-11 04:35 PM   #60 
  - That's some moral authority - the SEALs didn't fire at the kids in  coalition_unwilling   May-08-11 04:49 PM   #64 
  - And the search for a new OBAMA BAD meme continues, unsuccessfully.  JoePhilly   May-08-11 03:48 PM   #50 
  - The new OBAMA BAD meme meme! Go Team!  Karmadillo   May-08-11 04:20 PM   #55 
     - You've repeated the same basic OP, what, maybe 3 times today?  JoePhilly   May-08-11 04:58 PM   #66 
        - The repeated the same basic OP meme! Excellent! Go team!  Karmadillo   May-08-11 07:09 PM   #78 
  - What a load.  quaker bill   May-08-11 03:55 PM   #53 
  - How do we know he was surrendering?  franzia99   May-08-11 04:29 PM   #57 
  - Ah, bullshit.  cliffordu   May-08-11 04:34 PM   #59 
  - Bullshit.  Odin2005   May-08-11 05:55 PM   #69 
  - pfffft...nt  SidDithers   May-08-11 06:45 PM   #73 
  - "It isn't clear what they were watching a DVD of Saving Private Ryan?"  Cali_Democrat   May-08-11 06:50 PM   #75 
  - Western moral authority died with the fire bombings of Hamburg & Dresden, Germany in WWII  DainBramaged   May-08-11 07:14 PM   #79 

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