He said I was wrong on every societal issue I comment on, and both he and I know that's absurd, so the brainwashing comment was simply to figure out what the heck was going on. I said it nicely and even mentioned I hoped he simply missed his morning coffee or something. Geez.
This place sure has turned touchy-feely.
StlSluggers wrote:You must have chosen the wrong word. When someone 'floats a story', it is supposed to mean that the story itself is fake and put out as disinformation or as bait to get other information. Literally, you'll see that it means 'to suggest', but that definition is much stronger than the actual usage. Maybe you meant to say that WMDs were used as justification for the invasion. That would be correct, but no story was 'floated' unless you can prove that most of the world, including the U.N., knew they were dealing with misinformation and chose to believe for the purposes of supporting an invasion.
Do I think the WMD story....errr...."justification"... was hogwash? Absolutely. By "float the story" I simply meant that he used something that could be argued as plausible (although unlikely) as his "official" and "public" reason for going in. I didn't mean to imply that he was the first to dream up WMD's or anything like that, simply that he "tossed it out there" (better?) that he was going in because of that.
Anyway, I've stated that position more times than I can count on the board, so why is it an issue now?
The entire thing and reason for my post was that I was surprised that you were "shocked" (to use your word) that a bad man got locked away without really any evidence. It certainly isn't the first time, it won't be the last, and the number of times something similar to that have happened is too large to count. So I don't understand you being "shocked" about it. Would be like me being shocked the sun came up today.
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....