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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:30 PM
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Richard Clarke-- the voice of reason
He's on ABC saying that Bush's stance on "we have to fight them over there so we don't have to fight them here," isn't working--obviously. This needs to be said over and over by the MSM.
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pinkpops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:32 PM
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1. I'm watchin
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Bleacher Creature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:34 PM
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2. What's most disturbing about that statement.
Is that it's not only wrong, but insulting. As we've seen today (and will no doubt see again), fighting them in Iraq, a completely unrelated country (at least 3 years ago it was), won't stop them from attacking elsewhere.

It's also insulting, disrespectful, and just generally vile. What the Bush people are ultimately saying is that we should send our troops far away to act as targets, so that they leave us alone here.

I'll never understand why more Americans don't see that.
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:06 PM
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12. US troops = bush bait? It seems to be what bush intends
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:34 PM
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3. Richard Clarke will be on Nightline tonight
their email:

The Difference a Day Makes

July 7, 2005


They're the worst attacks on London since World War II. As the horror of the London bombings sinks in, we again ask, how can a person justify the taking of innocent life?


Tonight on "Nightline," two counterterrorism specialists and a former Irish terrorist explore the motivation for these attacks and how to end the cycle of violence. David Ervine, leader of Northern Ireland's Progressive Unionist Party, spent five years in prison for driving a car that contained a bomb. He'll engage former CIA analyst Michael Scheuer, who wrote two books warning about the threat of terrorism under the name "Anonymous," and Richard Clarke, the former counterterrorism czar at the White House, an ABC News consultant.

It's a conversation you won't hear elsewhere today.

We'll have a report on how London is coping with the bombings, a day after it rejoiced when picked to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

Richard Harris and the "Nightline" Staff
Senior Producer
ABC News Washington Bureau
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:37 PM
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8. thanks --I'll check it out
:)
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Terran1212 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:41 PM
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11. That sounds like a good conversation
I'll watch!
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BushFungus Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:35 PM
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4. Good.
Richard Clarke is a good man. He is very knowledgeable about terrorism. Of course, he was blasted as a "liberal" from the Right because he dared to take a stance that was somewhat contrary to George W. Bush.
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:36 PM
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7. he was right
in everything he said in his book. I couldn't put his book down.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:38 PM
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9. When I finish the one I'm working on, I'm rereading it
It'll be interesting to see how it reads now.
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:35 PM
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5. Richard Clarke is absolutely correct! n/t
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:36 PM
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6. he's also right about protecting targets here
and how when you look at the big picture, bush hasn't done jack shit to make this country safer since 9-11
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:38 PM
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10. yep---he said we need to spend more
here on security and he's right.
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