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Re: 5/1, President's Surprise Speech: Bin Laden is Dead

Postby jfg » Wed May 04, 2011 5:18 pm

We weren't there and don't know the full situation. Do you really take chances with the America's #1 most wanted that's been hiding for 10 years while executing more events of terror? I'm not going to question that decision.
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Re: 5/1, President's Surprise Speech: Bin Laden is Dead

Postby bigh0rt » Wed May 04, 2011 5:28 pm

Curtis Pride wrote:I find it hilarious that the general public feels fine shooting him in the face in spite of him being unarmed, yet "ohhhh, showing pictures to prove he's dead? That's poor form."

Obviously, I have no qualms about him being dead and our murdering him given the volume of evidence against him, but fact is: we killed him instead of capturing him despite the fact that he was unarmed

Not that they wouldn't have anyway, but it's not like there wasn't a firefight prior to his death. I can't imagine it wasn't chaotic.
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Re: 5/1, President's Surprise Speech: Bin Laden is Dead

Postby Madison » Wed May 04, 2011 5:51 pm

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Re: 5/1, President's Surprise Speech: Bin Laden is Dead

Postby bleach168 » Wed May 04, 2011 7:46 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
Curtis Pride wrote:I find it hilarious that the general public feels fine shooting him in the face in spite of him being unarmed, yet "ohhhh, showing pictures to prove he's dead? That's poor form."

Obviously, I have no qualms about him being dead and our murdering him given the volume of evidence against him, but fact is: we killed him instead of capturing him despite the fact that he was unarmed

Not that they wouldn't have anyway, but it's not like there wasn't a firefight prior to his death. I can't imagine it wasn't chaotic.


There was a 40 minute firefight. Osama had 40 minutes to surrender. Plus, he must have thought about this possibility long before now. I don't care whether he was armed or not. He knew what he was doing and had his chance.

Had we just dropped a Tomahawk missile on him and killed him while he was sleeping, would people complain about that? I don't think so.
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Re: 5/1, President's Surprise Speech: Bin Laden is Dead

Postby thejusman1 » Wed May 04, 2011 7:49 pm

We should've killed Bin Laden and tied his bloody carcass to a chariot and dragged his body through the dirt in front of an Al Qaeda stronghold in Afghanistan.
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Re: 5/1, President's Surprise Speech: Bin Laden is Dead

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed May 04, 2011 8:08 pm

thejusman1 wrote:We should've killed Bin Laden and tied his bloody carcass to a chariot and dragged his body through the dirt in front of an Al Qaeda stronghold in Afghanistan.


Ah yes, the dignified death of Hector at the hands of Achilles, or so the story goes.
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Re: 5/1, President's Surprise Speech: Bin Laden is Dead

Postby jfg » Wed May 04, 2011 10:06 pm

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42906279/from/RSS/

I find it really strange how transparent the government is being. Obama campaigned on that, but his administration has been far from transparent up until now and this is information that you'd expect to be the most classified. Why?
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Re: 5/1, President's Surprise Speech: Bin Laden is Dead

Postby knapplc » Wed May 04, 2011 10:23 pm

You guys take the cake. We're not even 48 hours away from this success and already it's devolved into partisan bickering.
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Re: 5/1, President's Surprise Speech: Bin Laden is Dead

Postby lastingsgriller » Wed May 04, 2011 10:53 pm

knapplc wrote:You guys take the cake. We're not even 48 hours away from this success and already it's devolved into partisan bickering.

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Re: 5/1, President's Surprise Speech: Bin Laden is Dead

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu May 05, 2011 12:04 am

jfg wrote:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42906279/from/RSS/

I find it really strange how transparent the government is being. Obama campaigned on that, but his administration has been far from transparent up until now and this is information that you'd expect to be the most classified. Why?

Better to be transparent now and avoid conspiracy theories later, I guess.
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