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Lin Donating Member (594 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 04:20 PM
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Cheney" Terror attacks don't happen b/c use of force-but by "perception
of weakness" !!

Kind of like rape happens b/c of that pretty, short, dress you're wearing? So, that little old lady was robbed b/c she was carrying her S.S. check on the 1st of the month?

"Perception of weakness"! What's "Dick" trying to communicate here?

Am I over-reacting?
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 04:24 PM
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1. white men's insecurity
perceived weakness. That's what they think everything is all about. False bravado. That's why they want guns. That's why they hate gays. That's why they want women to be weak, to feed that strong male image egos. That's why we have a $500 billion defense budget. That's why they don't want social programs, they don't want to admit they'd ever need them. The whole difference between Dems and Pubs... men who are afraid that perceived weakness will destroy them.
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Snoggera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 04:28 PM
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4. Very well put! n/t
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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 04:25 PM
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2. Does he mean that terrorists perceived Bush as weak and that is the reason
9/11 happened?
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MallRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 04:25 PM
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3. Maybe if we didn't have 135,000 troops in Iraq right now...
...we'd be perceived as being STRONGER?

:argh:
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 04:31 PM
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7. What he means is

that we invaded Iraq because we wanted to be perceived as strong.
Yet another in a long line of "Why did we invade Iraq again?"
excuses.

So we HAD to invade somewhere (where there were good targets!) after
9/11, to not invade would be to appear weak.

So what he is saying is that Iraq was the country of convenience for
our need to appear strong to terrorists.

I'm serious... I really think that is what he was saying.
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 04:29 PM
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5. So he's saying Bush was a pansy waist?
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Nay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 04:30 PM
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6. So, does Cheney think Israel is perceived as weak?
If not, (and I don't think he would call Israel weak), then why is Israel still subject to hundreds of bombings and attacks?

Cheney is just stirring up more fear in the male population, seeing if some more saber-rattling will make them give up more freedoms and quit asking hard questions about jobs, Social Security, etc.
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 04:34 PM
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Osama "perceived" The Bush Administration was weak and attacked
Apparently he was correct, because busha nd co. failed to go after and capture or kill Osama for his attack on America. Instead, bush and Co decided to attack iraq After our installed President in Afghanistan signed a pipeline deal.

just when troops could have captured or killed Osama in Tora Bora, we let him escape and then Bush called Osama irrelevent and was marginalized.

now Bush is threatening to cancel elections because this "marginalized and irrelevent" mastermind is planning a November terror attack!

I can see how Osama would prefer Bush as president, he succeeded in his first attack on America and got away with mass murder.
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Massacure Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 04:34 PM
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8. Ask Cheney the last time Canada had a terrrorist attack
Then ask him the last time Israel did.
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