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JailBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 09:18 PM
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Saddam Hussein vs Osama bin Laden vs George W. Bush
Don't forget the amazing similarities and differences between the world's three most notorious terrorists.

George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden are both religious fanatics; Osama reputedly hates Hussein because he is not particularly religious.

George Bush and Saddam Hussein are widely hated at home, and there are many Iraqis and Americans who would gladly turn them in. In contract, Osama bin Laden is widely revered as a hero. I saw some talking head on TV just a few minutes ago who insisted that no one will ever turn in Osama bin Laden - even for a million-dollar reward. It's a matter of honor.

Osama bin Laden speaks Arabic and English. I believe Saddam Hussein speaks English, too; I could be mistaken. George W. Bush hasn't even mastered English.

Osama bin Laden and George H.W. Bush are both very close to the bin Laden family.

Saddam Hussein and George W. Bush both appreciate torture; I'm not sure about Osama.

I doubt that Osama bin Laden cares much about the environment, but Saddam Hussein ravaged Iraq's famous swamps. George Bush's anti-environmental policies are even more destructive.

George W. Bush is by far the biggest coward of the three. No matter how much they hate them, no intelligent person would declare Saddam Hussein or Osama bin Laden cowards.

Osama bin Laden fights for a cause. George Bush and Saddam Hussein wage war to keep themselves in power. Bush also profits from war.

Osama and Bush were born into wealthy families; I'm not sure about Saddam.

George W. Bush is by far the greater menace to the United States and the world at large.

Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden are both former U.S. allies. George Bush has never been an ally.

Who was involved with the Attack on America? Saddam Hussein almost certainly wasn't, but Osama bin laden and George W. Bush are both key suspects.

George Bush and Osama bin Laden are both very secretive, spending much of their time in hiding. The same is probably generally true for Saddam Hussein.

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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 09:35 PM
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1. cool list, I'm amazed you left out one connection:
OIL!

OBL, SH, and GB have all been connected to the oil business, and all connected to one another through oil business too, with only a degree or two of separation between them

Bush's daddy, and his Dick, both did business with Saddam, the Dick even doing biz with him as late as 2000

OBL's brother Salem did oil biz with Bush himself

OBL is connected to the Taliban, who did oil biz with Bush, through Karzai

Bush's daddy's buddies did oil biz with Kuwait (slant drilling), thus prompting Saddam to go in there in the first place


I'm sure there are more...
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JailBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 09:38 PM
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2. Good catch! N/T
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BertrandL Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 09:38 PM
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3. Do you have evidence
that Bush appreciates torture. This is the sort of spurious accusation that makes us look like nutcases. As bad as Bush is (and he's really bad) he's no Saddam Hussein.
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JailBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 09:43 PM
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4. Do I have evidence???
Haven't you been following current events? Guantanamo Bay is a fabulous example of torture; I believe there have been several suicide attempts there. Even in the U.S., people have been detained for months (years?) in solitary confinement, with little or no contact with families and attorneys.

But if you're talking about physical torture, I've got news for you. The Bush regime likes to export prisoners to nations where torture is sanctioned. One of the most famous cases is a Canadian citizen of Middle Eastern descent who was apprehended by U.S. authorities, who deported him to Syria - where he was tortured.

Yes, George Bush appreciates the fine points of torture.
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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 09:44 PM
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5. The evidence lies in...
the FACT that they're sending gitmo prisoners and other presumed
"terrorists" to countries like Egypt where torture is rampant.
The FACT lies in that Bush is not afraid to use the death penalty
remorselessly...view his record as gov of Texas...

Oh, he appreciates it all right, just like he appreciates the
FACT that he can declare ANYBODY a "terrorist suspect".
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JailBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 09:48 PM
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6. The scary thing is that no one knows what Bush's limits are.
We can't say he's as evil as Adolph Hitler - but we can't say he isn't as evil as Hitler, either. But there's little question that his evil will become more apparent if achieves a true dictatorship.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 09:53 PM
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7. scary indeed. Hitler would have seemed a lot less evil to history...
if he had not had the power or opportunity to carry out his evil ideas

something to ponder
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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 09:57 PM
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9. when he mocked
a woman on death row
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Dirk39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 09:56 PM
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8. You americans are too fast for me...
Just hours after Hussein was liberated, you're fully in the discussion about the next presidential-candidate for the Republicans in the next U.S.-election? I always admired the USA for being so fast and pragmatic, but that's too much for me...
Hi from Germany,
Dirk
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 09:59 PM
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10. I am locking this............
This subject has been beaten to death today. Let's give it a rest.



Thank you for your understanding.


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