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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:12 PM
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Glad Zarqawi's Gone? Yes or No
This is NOT a DU poll which will allow voters to hide. Bottom line, I want to prove that a large percentage of DUers are glad Zarqawi is no longer on the planet.

DUers who are glad Zarqawi's gone please indicate by a simple "yes". The "unglad" indicate with a "no".

Please,for the purpose of this experiment, no opinions, just vote yes or no.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:13 PM
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1. yes
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 06:17 PM
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72. You are wrong.
Edited on Thu Jun-08-06 06:34 PM by file83
The answer can not be a "yes" or a "no" because neither answer means anything. I know in your mind it means something, but to anyone that thinks about it for more than a knee jerk split second, you realize that the question is completely pointless.

"Yes, I'm glad" means you are glad we started this war and killed so many people in the bloody pursuit of Osama, Saddam, Zarqawi, (whomever is next).

"No, I'm not glad" seems to mean one is rooting for the official enemy, but does it really mean that? Or does it simply mean that your not glad we are involved in this illegal war in the first place, and they have no other option to say that other than "No."?

Who friggin' knows, because the question is so stupid to begin with.
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 06:47 PM
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77. And just to prove that you are wrong, I did this for you:
Edited on Thu Jun-08-06 06:49 PM by file83
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364x1386022

Wow, according to your definitions, the DU is full of "tinfoilhats".

It really just depends on how you ask the question and how you define the answers, don't it?
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KyuzoGator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:13 PM
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2. Yes, but disgusted that we used an airstrike to kill one man. nt
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Caution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:13 PM
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3. yes
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:13 PM
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4. yes
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OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:13 PM
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5. Yes
of course
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:14 PM
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6. Yes.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:15 PM
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7. Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:15 PM
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8. Yes
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pointblank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:15 PM
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9. yes.
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:15 PM
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10. Yes
Glad that he's out of action, but not glad about his death.
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:16 PM
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11. No. We knew where he was, we should have taken him into custody
Edited on Thu Jun-08-06 04:17 PM by peacebird
and hauled him before the court.

We used to be a nation based on LAW, now we are the wild west and killing for expediency rahter than worrying about the mess of prosecution...

on edit: I also do not know how much to believe about him. I no longer trust anything put out by the US govt....
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:18 PM
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14. Well said.
Good answer.

:toast:
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:19 PM
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17. Here you go
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:23 PM
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23. I don't care for AJ either
nt.
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:25 PM
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26. Thanks - definitely he should have been brought to justice - in a COURT
of LAW.

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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:40 PM
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36. ?
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:23 PM
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53. his group claimed credit for the hotel bombings
The killing of innocent people. He should have been tried for that and anything else he could be tried on.

I still feel the best path is through the court system, not through execution.
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az chela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:32 PM
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31. No,I agree with you that we cant trust any one from our governmnent
As for his death will it bring back our over 2000 troops that were killed and all the ones who came home missing arms and legs???I thought this war was over 9/11.Guess I am wrong.We went to Iraq Al/zarkawi didnt come here
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Ms. Toad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:42 PM
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59. Especially since an NPR report I heard
indicated that we put him in power. It was apparently Colin Powell's statement to the UN (linking Saddam Husein to Al Qaeda through Zarqawi) that blasted Zarqawi from the leader of a very small group into the key leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, and #2 in Al Qaeda in the world).
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 06:46 PM
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76. yep....seen this?
Edited on Thu Jun-08-06 06:47 PM by Gabi Hayes
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:45 PM
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60. I agree.
Fuck the Freepers, I don't give a shit if they don't approve of my answer.

Whatever happened to "beacon on a hill"?
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 06:25 PM
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74. Actually, a RW caller on a RW radio show (is there any other kind)
said today that its better to just kill these people so we don't have to bother with a trial. He continued that we should have just killed Saddam and Mussaoui (sp).

Can't wait till that caller is accused of a crime. Then we know we can just kill him, so we won't have to have a trial.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:16 PM
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12. yes
very glad that son of a gun is pushing up daisies.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:17 PM
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13. If he really is dead, yes. But I am not ready to believe the story.
nt
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darkism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:18 PM
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15. Not really, because any killing is barbaric.
Edited on Thu Jun-08-06 05:06 PM by darkism
I suppose I'm glad that we got him SOME way. I'm NOT glad that we had to kill him. Since it's already said and done, though, I suppose it doesn't exactly hurt Iraqi society.

Still, we had the ability to take him alive and should have done so. We could've learned a lot more that way, as long as we didn't torture him because that would be wrong too.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:19 PM
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16. Yes, but still have questions about the official story.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:20 PM
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18. yes.
If he was responsible for but a fraction of the death and mayhem attributed to him, it's better that he's no longer around.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:20 PM
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19. dupe
Edited on Thu Jun-08-06 04:22 PM by cali
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:23 PM
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20. Yes -- Details in this thread linked below
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az chela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:23 PM
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21. No,this will not bring bck any of our fallen troops!!!!!!!
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:23 PM
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22. Yes
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:24 PM
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24. I guess I'll abstain because it doesn't matter to me either way.
Nothing substantial will change.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:48 PM
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41. The purpose of this exercise is to get a more accurate indicator of where
DU stands on Zarqawi's demise. We're getting visitors to this website who are posting claims contrary to the results we're getting so far.
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 11:38 PM
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109. I was looking for the indifferent option as well
Like Uday and Qsay, who could have been gassed and captured.
There is no joy in more death and mayhem.
:dem:
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:25 PM
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25. Totally irrelevant.
Like every single other event during the past five-plus years, this event will have precisely zero effect on what the neocons do. It may change what they say, but within the influence of their rather unique reality distortion field, their plan will not change. It was predetermined long ago. No mere historical event, no matter what its significance, is going to steer them away.

That's what's so damned scary about them. It's also their greatest weakness. So why hasn't anybody figured out a way to exploit that weakness?
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:50 PM
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64. Exactly. This isn't a "zero-sum" game.
Edited on Thu Jun-08-06 05:51 PM by file83
...this is a never ending insurgency. It doesn't matter if they catch Osama either. This war is of the people, for the people, by the people of Iraq against the U.S.A. Every leader is replaceable, and there is a never ending line of them waiting to lead (what they feel is) their patriotic war against us.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:26 PM
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27. Yes. I would have prefered taking him alive so we could humiliate him
, but this is almost as good.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:27 PM
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28. I'm glad he is gone but no BEHEADING? Damn....
Shoulda, woulda, coulda....but nevah...double Damn...
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:28 PM
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29. Si...
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:31 PM
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30. Yes, but it won't make any difference
Osama said it best: "I don't care if they kill me. Then a thousand just like me will rise."

And he's right. It will be a power struggle to see who gets the top seat of that faction. It will distract that element of Al-Qaida for a while, then business as usual.
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unschooler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:34 PM
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32. Glad he's gone, but
a trial would have been a lot more effective.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:35 PM
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33. two five hundred pound bombs to get one guy after how many years?
kind of like celebrating u.s. incompetence isn't it?

there was an inevitability to it -- but the end and how long it took plus nineteen iraqi and three troops died make an interesting commentary on zarqawi's death doesn't it?
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Imalittleteapot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:36 PM
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34. Yes.
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kymar57 Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:36 PM
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35. yes eom
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MikeNearMcChord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:40 PM
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37. Not crying any tears for him, but just like when
they killed Pablo Escobar, will it change anything?
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Sammy Pepys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:41 PM
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38. yes...n/t
..
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:42 PM
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39. A big YES
He was not an insurgent. He was a butcher.
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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:44 PM
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40. Yes. However, I do not take joy in his death. eom
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:50 PM
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42. Yes. It will save lives of civilians and likely a few jihadists will not
have to blow themselves up. Families in Iraq have to choose who to support according to who controls the guns in their part of the city. That is a crime. Especially since Rummy fired the whole army leaving the whole place to gun runners (borders not locked down) and people like Z.

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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:53 PM
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43. Absolutely yes!
I also hope it makes the situation better in Iraq although I don't think it will.
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:00 PM
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44. Of course, but I wonder...
...if we could have gotten anything out of him about the rest of the network interrogating him, even indirectly. Probably a very very slim chance, and he could lie like crazy though. But yes.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:03 PM
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45. Yes in the context that perhaps the "coalition" will now lighten up.



Maybe there might be fewer casualties all the way around now.




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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:07 PM
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46. YES!!
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tlsmith1963 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:09 PM
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47. Makes No Difference
If Bush thinks this will help his approval rating, it won't with me. Too much has happened. Even if they suddenly killed bin Laden it would make no difference. Bush has proven over & over again that he's a fascist. It's too late for him.

Tammy
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:15 PM
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48. Yes... a little.
He was an ass. Whose ass? Doesn't really matter.

Doesn't really make a difference though.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:16 PM
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49. Frankly, it does not matter.
It's not like he was the only person there with ideas. If anything, his death will make him a martyr in a culture that reveres martrydom more than anything else..


It will give a momentary pat on the back to our military who probably needed some "good news" after the recent news about them and what's been happening, but after a few days, it will be business as usual.

Of course the mouth-breathing, blood-thirsty right wingers will consider this as a springboard to a midterm victory, and we will see this coverage trotted out daily, with generous doses of "Hooray for our side"..

We elevated Zarqawi to mythic levels, and now we have killed him.. Better to have killed him quietly and said nothing.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:18 PM
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50. Yes but
I don't feel any safer and whatever happened to Bin 'forgotten' and bringing him in dead or alive. :-(
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:19 PM
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51. How about indifferent?
If I thought his death was going to do a damn bit of good over in Iraq, I'd be dancing for joy. But it's impact will be minimal. :shrug:
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:20 PM
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52. Yes.... but it's not that straightforward...
Well.. almost. I do wish they had captured him, instead of killed, because it's too easy to make him a martyr by killing him. I'd rather see him brought to justice in a less spectacular fashion. Showing photos of his dead body today, as with the bodies of Saddam's sons, makes me cringe because it's so much like what the insurgents have been doing to us... and the world has recoiled in horror because of it.

If the choice of having him loose instead of killed, I'd choose killed... but I fear that his death like this will only fuel the hatred of us more and the insurgency against our troops. In a country, like the US, that does not deal in martyrdom, it's easy to believe that having him dead will somehow improve things, but in the radical fundamentalist circles over in the Middle East, death is an honor and a reason for them to fight harder in his memory.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:26 PM
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54. No.
Give me a good reason why I should be glad.
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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:30 PM
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55. Yes. (See my opinion below)
We havent found WMD's, we've captured Saddam, we're killed his sons and now we've killed this guy... so why are we still there?
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:33 PM
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56. No
Why should I be?
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:36 PM
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57. Yes. (nt)
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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:40 PM
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58. This reminds me of all the "Rah Rah" when Che was murdered...
complete with photos of the corpse.

No would be my answer since morbidity is not my game. I never even knew the guy.
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Ms. Toad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:45 PM
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61. No.
I don't condone killing, period. This was done in my name, with my money, which makes me complicit in something I find morally repugnant.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:47 PM
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 09:27 AM
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129. Was this post deleted criticizing this thread-rally created to celebrate
the propaganda issued yesterday?
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:48 PM
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63. Yes
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:51 PM
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66. No. (Death is not punishment.)
You have to actually be ALIVE to appreciate the fact that you're being punished. Once you're dead, you no longer care... you're dead!
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:55 PM
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67. Does it matter?
There, how's that for an answer?
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AnOhioan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 05:57 PM
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68. After thinking it over...my answer, No
Was he a thug? Yes

Did he commit murder? Yes

Will his death change anything? No

Should he have been caught, tried, and sentenced to life? Yes

Will the level of violence abate with his passing? No

Was he worth the 2500 dead US soldiers? No

Will the Neo-cons elevate another punk to "Boogeyman" status? As soon as they can

Will this crap ever end? Not as long as the fascists remain in power.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 06:07 PM
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69. Yes
He was a dick.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 06:09 PM
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70. YES but may be moot (see BATTLE OF ALGIERS)
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Balbus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 06:11 PM
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71. yes
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 06:24 PM
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73. Sure I am
It's always good to clean up our own messes
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ShaneGR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 06:36 PM
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75. Aye
I don't think it will matter in the war, but I'm glad he's dead.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 06:53 PM
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78. I heard they found WMD's in his sphincter...
now I really feel safe! After all, that's why we're there! :sarcasm:
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 07:51 PM
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90. self-delete
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tigersumtin Donating Member (285 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 07:05 PM
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79. yes
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PWRinNY Donating Member (456 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 07:06 PM
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80. Yes
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 07:07 PM
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81. Yes I am!
Edited on Thu Jun-08-06 07:12 PM by NJ Democrats
Not that it will make a difference.
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Strathos Donating Member (713 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 07:17 PM
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82. Glad he might be gone, not rejoicing in someone's death
That's just the way I feel.
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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 07:20 PM
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83. YES
I am glad he is dead.
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 07:20 PM
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84. No opinions? You realize this isn't a black and white situation, right?
I am never happy when somebody dies.

I don't care HOW "evil", or bad, or what a criminal, this guy was. I'm not going to cheer his death, when what we should have done, was get him ALIVE and put him on trial.

And I don't give a shit what right wingers think of my opinion, considering they are the bomb-them-all-and-let-God-sort-them-out types.

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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 07:22 PM
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85. Neither yes or no. The consequences are yet to be seen.
His followers may retaliate by killing more people than he would have managed if he lived.

Or, because of his death, the Sunnis may be weakened to the point that they are seen as easy victims for Shi'a, and suffer even more deaths.

I have no sympathy for killers no matter what "virtuous" cause they trumpet.

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy. - Gandhi
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Halliburton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 07:22 PM
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86. yes
he was an evil man who executed innocent hostages and bombed innocent civilians.
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 07:29 PM
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87. So, by those measures, would you like to see President Bush die?
Edited on Thu Jun-08-06 07:32 PM by file83
He's responsible for the death of innocent hostages (detainees) in secret prisons the world over and ordered the bombing of Iraq that has lead to the deaths of innocent civilians.

President Bush and Al-Zarqawi, maybe not so different afterall? I mean, according to your requirements of people that deserve death.

Or don't you think an arrest and trial would be more appropriate?
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 07:35 PM
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88. Glad??? HELL NO!!! Bushler&Co. royally fucked up again, just for good PR
We should have CAPTURED him to get INFORMATION then publicly TRIED him for all of his crimes so the VICTIMS could have a chance to face him and scream bloody murder at him.

Also, how many children were killed by the two 500 lb. bombs? More 'collateral damage' just so Bushler could get a bump in the polls?

:puke:



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cigsandcoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 07:42 PM
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89. Sure. Bad fellow.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 08:02 PM
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91. Yes!
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 08:05 PM
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92. Yes! nt
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 08:09 PM
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93. yes
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 08:10 PM
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94. HELL YEAH!
If it gets our troops home faster, it's all good.
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 08:21 PM
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95. Without a doubt, yes
n/t
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 08:25 PM
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96. No. I'm not an advocate of killing the enemy like we have been
doing. It makes us sink down to a very low denominator. This isn't going to change the trouble our government has gotten us into. They kill. We kill. They kill back. We kill back.

I guess it helps the population problem. :puke:
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Bretttido Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 08:28 PM
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97. No
Revenge begets revenge
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 11:58 PM
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112. Welcome to DU!
:hi:
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 08:44 PM
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98. Absolutely - Now Bush Needs to Go
2 more years - will we survive, will the world?
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childslibrarian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 08:46 PM
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99. yes
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musical_soul Donating Member (398 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 08:48 PM
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100. Yes.
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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 08:53 PM
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101. YES
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 09:14 PM
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102. No. Murder is never the answer to any problem. I'm a Buddhist.
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 09:24 PM
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103. No, not as a martyr, how many followers will rise up
how many more suicide bombers, IED planters, why wasn't he arrested; so that he could have
provided information on his network, why they have been torturing innocents for 4 years for
what was in this man's head.
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ArnoldLayne Donating Member (871 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 10:02 PM
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104. Yes, but I don't think it will make any difference as far as stopping
the violence.
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lynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 10:17 PM
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105. Yes - Most Certainly
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 10:20 PM
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106. yes
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 10:29 PM
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107. If I have to pick, I'll say yes
He's a terrorist. But as I said on another thread, there will only be more Al-Zarqawis. If Bush didn't foolishly invade Iraq, it might be more meaningful.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 11:26 PM
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108. YES
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Beacho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 11:48 PM
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110. Don't care
The horrors to come will show what a crumb bum big nothing this guy was, and that somebody has already taken his place.

Would rather have had him caught alive, instead of turning him into a martyr
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 11:58 PM
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111. yes, hell yes.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 12:27 AM
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113. yes, of course nt
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mhatrw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 12:52 AM
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114. Of fucking course. Ding, dong, the boogeyman is dead!!!
Zarqawi was BushCo's best imaginary friend.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 12:59 AM
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115. Idiotic question that demeans us.....The assholes who aren't are largely
Edited on Fri Jun-09-06 12:59 AM by Rowdyboy
trolls.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 01:31 AM
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117. You're free to move along and not answer. thank you.
:hi:
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 01:38 AM
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118. I'm sorry, I shouldn't have been rude. But is there really any question?
I don't understand much justification for defending the man.

I do apologize for being rude. I try not to do that, but anonymity and alcohol tend to lower my inhibitions.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 01:46 AM
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119. An overwhelming amount of posters on this thread said "yes". That's
what I was shooting for. I was confident the vote would go the way it did.

Apology accepted. :pals:
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 01:02 AM
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116. No, because now they can invoke his name at will.
Not good for the truth, from a purely propagandistic standpoint.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 01:51 AM
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120. I. don't. care.
It's utterly insignificant, and the jizz-fest that's accompanied this news is disgusting.
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 01:52 AM
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121. Yes
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killbotfactory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 02:32 AM
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122. I would have preferred him gone 3 years ago
But Bush just had to have his fucking war.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 03:06 AM
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123. Your question is based on an unsubstantiated hypothesis
Namely that on the day he was said to have been killed, he was alive in the first place.

Putting that aside, if it really was him, yes I'm glad he's gone.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 04:26 AM
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124. Wouldn't it had been more fun to capture him alive and forced him
to pose nude??
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 04:58 AM
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Bamboose Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 07:29 AM
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126. yes
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 08:16 AM
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127. Yes
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 09:09 AM
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128. Hell, yes. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Yes, the guy was real. Yes, he was an evil monster, and yes, I'm not shedding any tears for him. He won't be blowing up and murdering any more of our troops nor any of his fellow Muslims.

Will someone else come along and take his place? Probably. Will they be as effective. Unknown, but doubtful.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 09:39 AM
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130. It's not a simple question...
...so I suspect you won't get a realistic sampling. I hope you don't.

I can be glad that Zarqawi won't be doing any more killing, but I can be sorry that he wasn't captured and tried. I can be sorry that the US killed with less than surgical precision, and fearful that some of those killed in the bombing weren't our enemies.

I can be sorry about the simplistic questions being put to us which imply that this particular military solution was the best possibility for peace.
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DeaconBlues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 09:42 AM
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131. yes
but after watching that Glenn Beck idiot on CNN gloating over the assasination, I wish we could also drop a 500 lb. bomb on his home.
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bigdarryl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 10:20 AM
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132. Zarqawi
What kind of question is that, of coarse were glad he's dead.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 12:15 PM
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137. I'll count that as a "yes".
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 10:43 AM
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133. irrelevant
I know that's not either of the two answers you are asking for, but i don't like to have my answers framed for me.
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4_TN_TITANS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 11:24 AM
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134. Neither......
I don't think it will have any affect on the fighting. In fact, it's proof of how bad the local infighting has become - for one side to sell off the leader of another.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 11:30 AM
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136. It won't improve civil strife in Iraq
Also, Al Qaeda shouldn't even BE in Iraq like they are now.
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 11:28 AM
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135. No.
It was a murder and a wasteful use of taxpayer dollars.
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 12:18 PM
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138. Yes
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 02:48 PM
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139. sure, fine, whatever. Can we bring the troops home now? n/t
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 02:50 PM
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140. Personally, I think they should have caught him alive.
Why? Because he could have led us to the man who we REALLY want to see dead - Osama bin Laden.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 02:57 PM
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141. How could I possibly answer when I don't know if this is even true?
This is like the sixth time he's 'died'?

Did he have two legs this time?

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IdaBriggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 03:00 PM
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142. No. As an al-Quaida "leader" he could have provided much useful intel.
Killing him a) without a trial, and b) before interrogating him for useful information would have been far more satisfying.

What names would he have named? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Cuthbert J Twillie Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-10-06 06:53 AM
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143. Glad Zarqawi's Gone? Yes or No
Yes
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