Osama bin Laden is dead

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Registered: 09-14-1997
Osama bin Laden is dead
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Sun, 05-01-2011 - 11:55pm

First of all...it is about damned time.

Query? How will this affect the US now? How will this affect the political climate?

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Mon, 05-09-2011 - 5:16pm

George W. Bush, asked about the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden,

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 01-04-2011
Mon, 05-09-2011 - 9:00pm

Obama never even mentioned Bin Laden.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 12:08am

It's not true that "Obama never even mentioned Bin Laden".

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 1:40am

Ah, so when Bush fielded questions from the press, he was actually giving orders for the war on terror. But still, nothing in there about calling off the hunt for Bin Laden.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 9:40am
When Bush answered a question from the press, presumably he gave a response which reflected his policies and decisions. Or he was lying. Those are the choices. BTW, when he was debating with Kerry in 2004, Bush tried to reverse course:
""Gosh, I just don't think I ever said I'm not worried about Osama Bin Laden," Bush said. "That's kind of one of those - exaggerations." You can read an analysis of Bush's statements at http://atheism.about.com/b/2004/10/14/does-bush-care-about-osama-bin-laden.htm

The earlier post, in its entirety, was quoted from a blog by Michael Tomasky--which was why it was in italics and why a link was provided. I certainly couldn't speak for his take on FDR.

Speaking of FDR though, apparently his intelligence (using the word in all its senses) was significantly better than that of Dubya. At least FDR didn't wage war on a nation without a justifiable casus belli.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 01-04-2011
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 3:44pm

*** It's not true that "Obama never even mentioned Bin Laden".

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-04-2011
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 3:46pm

If Bush invaded Iraq for fun, then why did Hillary and Harry and Nancy and Kerry and most of the other Democrats give him such ardent support?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 6:53pm

When Bush answered a question from the press, presumably he gave a response which reflected his policies and decisions. Or he was lying. Those are the choices. BTW, when he was debating with Kerry in 2004, Bush tried to reverse course

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 10-11-2005
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 7:17pm
Uhm....guess your not very good at history. Japan attacked us in HI & OR (air balloween bomb) but Gernmany never attacked US main land. Yes they attacked our ships & planes
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 9:07pm
This is the THIRD time that I am indicating the words about proving real manhood were not mine. AGAIN, here's the link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/michaeltomasky/2010/jan/08/bush-bin-laden-al-qaida

I think that much of Bush's "intelligence", both in regard to his mental capabilities, and in regard to vital information, was illusory, fabricated, and errrr........ummmmmm......low level. Wishful thinking from his supporters more than actual substance.

As regards FDR's actions, Sam already pointed out that Japan attacked us first. In the case of Germany, we came to the aid of an ally, Britain, with whose conservative leader, Winston Churchill, FDR had a strong bond. Here's a refresher course. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/presidents/32_f_roosevelt/f_roosevelt_foreign.html

I am wondering why you would compare Bush to Roosevelt. Maybe because FDR, for all his flaws, was a towering figure? Trying to get a measure of reflected glory for a man who couldn't speak extemporaneously without murdering the English language? The only thing Bush towered over was that "best moment" perch in his ranch's lake!

Jabberwocka

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