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DirkGently Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 11:29 PM
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6. Indefensible. Betraying our own principles GUARANTEES more terrorism.
Edited on Mon Oct-10-11 11:33 PM by DirkGently

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  -Holy... Crap... WillyT  Oct-10-11 09:23 PM   #0 
  - When you feel responsible for saving lives it's a bit more gray.  dkf   Oct-10-11 09:25 PM   #1 
  - similarly, when you feel responsible for saving Bush's legacy of expanded executive powers, it's  villager   Oct-10-11 09:27 PM   #2 
  - Yeah... It's Just A Goddamned Piece Of Paper...  WillyT   Oct-10-11 09:31 PM   #4 
  - Anything can be justified on that basis, including assassinating US citizens in the US & detaining  EdMaven   Oct-11-11 12:15 AM   #11 
  - No need to assassinate if you can apprehend.  dkf   Oct-11-11 11:03 AM   #15 
     - That's what makes this whole freedom and rights thing hard to keep going. If it's abandoned when it  Fuzz   Oct-11-11 12:57 PM   #19 
     - And your proof that Awlaki was dangerous  moodforaday   Oct-11-11 02:51 PM   #24 
  - No. It isn't. You bring forth evidence, you then act accordingly so that there is public  scentopine   Oct-11-11 12:30 AM   #12 
  - Bring forth evidence to who?  dkf   Oct-11-11 11:06 AM   #16 
     - To a JUDGE,  bvar22   Oct-11-11 12:46 PM   #17 
     - bvar, that is so 18th, 19th and 20th century,  Uncle Joe   Oct-11-11 12:59 PM   #21 
     - An American judge? What judge?  dkf   Oct-11-11 01:13 PM   #22 
     - Yes, that. Or how about  moodforaday   Oct-11-11 02:56 PM   #27 
     - Is your screen name a reference to the Steve Howe piece?  FiveGoodMen   Oct-11-11 06:27 PM   #32 
     - There are legal means for serving arrest warrents and capturing fugitives, or  scentopine   Oct-11-11 10:12 PM   #33 
  - And how many lives have you saved?  Rex   Oct-11-11 02:52 PM   #25 
  - When we use bumper sticker philosophies, we can rationalize anything...  LanternWaste   Oct-11-11 02:56 PM   #26 
  - Really? When Bush did it it was illegal...  LondonReign2   Oct-11-11 03:05 PM   #29 
  - Power corrupts  DJ13   Oct-10-11 09:27 PM   #3 
  - As we all know it's easier ...  GeorgeGist   Oct-10-11 10:25 PM   #5 
  - Indefensible. Betraying our own principles GUARANTEES more terrorism.  DirkGently   Oct-10-11 11:29 PM   #6 
  - As I see it...  moondust   Oct-10-11 11:48 PM   #7 
  - Excellent right wing talking points. Where does it say that in rule of law? Please - show me because  scentopine   Oct-11-11 12:13 AM   #9 
  - That may be how you see it but it is not the law.  Luminous Animal   Oct-11-11 12:14 AM   #10 
  - That's your uninformed conclusion. Legally you can't 'surrender  COLGATE4   Oct-11-11 01:25 PM   #23 
  - Thanks. Now how does the law see it?  moodforaday   Oct-11-11 02:59 PM   #28 
  - We did with bin Laden (risked American lives) why not disloyal Americans?  neverforget   Oct-11-11 10:21 PM   #34 
  - But Ann Coulter has got to be feeling up these days. She wanted death w/o trial 4 John Walker Lindh  kenny blankenship   Oct-10-11 11:58 PM   #8 
  - Obama learned from GW Bush. Bush made a mistake  scentopine   Oct-11-11 12:41 AM   #13 
  - It's a new strategy.  BlueCheese   Oct-11-11 12:47 AM   #14 
  - Hope Changed...  Octafish   Oct-11-11 12:51 PM   #18 
  - Anytime Octafish... Anytime...  WillyT   Oct-11-11 04:38 PM   #30 
  - K&R  leftstreet   Oct-11-11 12:58 PM   #20 
  - Short version: "It's not fascism when WE do it!"  FiveGoodMen   Oct-11-11 06:25 PM   #31 
  - K&R  Ignis   Oct-11-11 10:40 PM   #35 

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