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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 08:44 AM
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Why is it okay for us to be brutal in Iraq and it wasn't okay for Saddam?
Just trying to answer a question.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 08:46 AM
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1. Why do you hate America?
:sarcasm:
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 08:52 AM
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9. Maybe because I'm a pinko, commie fag, latte drinking leftie lowlife?
:toast:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 08:55 AM
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11. Cool! So am I, except replace "fag" with "dyke"
:toast:
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5X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 09:01 AM
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17. Long-haired, hippy, radical, commie-pinko, freak.
Edited on Sat Aug-26-06 09:06 AM by 5X
This is the way I used to say it back in the 70's, and I
resemble that remark.

Edit:
Oops, remembered that I used to say freak, not fag.

Oh well, it was the seventies and there was free love,
free pot, ...what was I thinking?

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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 07:28 PM
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23. LOL! I'm right with you!
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 08:47 AM
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2. Because GOD told George W. Bush to invade Iraq...
...at least, that's what some Christofascists would tell you if they thought they could get away with it.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 08:47 AM
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3. Didn't you get the memo?
Tyranny is O.K. when carried out by an advanced Western country, namely the United States. :grr: Do as we say, not as we do, except for Saudi Arabia - they can do as we do.
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 08:48 AM
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4. It's called Bush-style "freedom"
They had a free and fair election and appointed Bush as high lord executioner just like in Texas.
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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 08:49 AM
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5. Saddam wasn't being brutal for freedom.
Seriously, that's the reason.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 08:55 AM
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13. and bush*co is?
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 08:49 AM
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6. THANK YOU! I've been saying this to my husband! How many have WE
killed in Iraq, bringing them "FREEDOM", as opposed to the plain old "honest brutality" of Saddam?
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 08:50 AM
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7. Because Sad dam was a bad man! No that's not it.
And George bu$h is a Christian American concerned about the WMD's, NO;
the connection to 9/11, NO;
Al Queda in Iraq, NO;
because the Iraqi people want Democracy, NO;

What is the reason we attacked Iraq again? I can't keep it straight anymore.


:sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 08:51 AM
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8. Your question is your answer. nt.
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G2099 Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 08:53 AM
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10. brutality is in the eye of the beholder
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 08:55 AM
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12. cause we are good guys!
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 08:56 AM
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14. and they're bad guys
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5X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 08:57 AM
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15. Perzactly. n/t
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 08:59 AM
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16. Read the Declaration of Independence .....
where Thomas Jefferson and Donald Rumsfeld explain that it is okay to be violent in a democratrical fashion, but not in a non-democraticist fashion. See, democracy and torture is not America's gift to the world, it's Bush's gaffe and Cheney's graft to the world.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 09:05 AM
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18. American exceptionalism.
We're under attack by fanatics so rules don't count. Christian superiority (god is on our side, therefore we can commit no sin and are superior beings). Terrorists don't deserve humane treatment and everyone we fight is now a terrorist whether in reality they are or not and there are no victims.
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 09:07 AM
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19. Now that is a good question
In an attempt to answer, poppy tore up the place for his illegal war and now junior needs to tear it up to clean up the tell tale signs of poppy's mess.
Saddam was just a puppet and stood in the way of Osama.
:shrug:
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 09:13 AM
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20. you are not supporting the troops
why do you need to know? thinking only gets you into trouble....
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 09:46 AM
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21. This is not brutality but rather "birth pangs"
Of course these birth pangs are the result of rape, are a threat to the health of the mother and could potentially produce an unwanted child but they are birth pangs nonetheless.
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subterranean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 10:25 AM
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22. Actually it was okay for Saddam for 3 decades.
Saddam's brutality wasn't the reason we invaded, anyway. But it did provide a convenient justification. He was a very bad man.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 07:38 PM
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24. Actually many people are claiming we haven't been brutal enough yet
Edited on Sat Aug-26-06 07:39 PM by NNN0LHI
Thats the excuse I have been hearing a lot of lately for why we are losing.

Don
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 07:40 PM
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25. I've been asking that question for
years and can't wait for the Bush trial.
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