Osama Bin Ladin is no more

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Osama Bin Ladin is no more
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Sun, 05-01-2011 - 11:09pm

And I, for one, have mixed emotions.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Thu, 06-30-2011 - 10:27am
Yep.

 

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Thu, 06-30-2011 - 11:41am
I still want to know what is so "ludicrous" (based on Bush's track record, I'd disagree entirely with that characterization) or "bashing"/"jabbing" about the Bush making it well known that he (of the "mission accomplished' banner and flight suit strut) had taken out Osama?

Jabberwocka

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Thu, 06-30-2011 - 1:00pm
The comment was made that the poster KNEW Bush would hang his dead body in the town square. There were no facts or basis for this. It was a blatant attempt to yet again bash Bush, but with no facts whatsoever. Funny how when a claim is made from a conservative poster, they are attacked because they MUST prove their statements with links. However, when a regular liberal poster makes an outlandish statement without any facts, it's accepted with no questioning at all and when someone does question the validity of a statement, most of the other liberal regulars jump to their defense.

Such a double standard on these boards, it's almost ridiculous.
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Registered: 11-13-2009
Thu, 06-30-2011 - 1:15pm
<<< The comment was made that the poster KNEW Bush would hang his dead body in the town square. >>

No, she didn't. I went back and reread. You should try it, too.

 

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Registered: 06-07-2011
Thu, 06-30-2011 - 1:19pm
She said " Bush would.....blah, blah, blah."

Did I miss something? How on earth would she know what Bush would do? It was her imagination and speculation of what she THINKS Bush would have done. Just another stab at Bush, nothing more.

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Thu, 06-30-2011 - 1:23pm
Doesn't answer my question, which I will ask again. Why would it be considered bashing, jabbing, ludicrous, outlandish, whatever to think that Bush would have broadcast (the dead body in town square, I took as a metaphor, BTW, rather than a literal event) OBL's death?

Jabberwocka

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Thu, 06-30-2011 - 7:30pm
It wouldn't but you are missing the point so I will state it again. The poster didn't state what she THOUGHT Bush would do, she stated what he WOULD do. If you cannot see the difference in stating what you think someone might do and what someone would actually do, then there is no point in going round and round like this.

Because the poster had no proof of what Bush would actually do and she admitted it was her imagination of what he would do, the point you are trying to make it moot, now isn't it?
Not interested in playing silly games here, sorry.
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Thu, 06-30-2011 - 8:15pm
No, I'm not missing the point. You're answering a question I didn't ask and choosing, apparently, to avoid the question I did ask! Silly games, indeed! Alternatively, you intended that your post be directed toward another.

I was honestly curious why the defensiveness. Why is characterizing Bush (and I am PARAPHRASING here) taking a very public bow and making an overt display of OBL's death so "ludicrous", "outlandish", "jabbing", "bashing", "moot", etc?

Bush was never my hero and I still consider him a world class dimwit and failure, but he'd have some justification in making sure that the world knew bin Ladin had been caught and summarily executed.


Jabberwocka

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Registered: 11-27-2009
Thu, 06-30-2011 - 9:56pm
I think the difference is in how he may have actually handled it and how it was described by the poster which showed a significant negative bias regarding Bush through the words
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Fri, 07-01-2011 - 7:31am

I find it comical that those ole' nickers are again in a knot over a remark.

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