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Post by Iris » 05-02-2011 04:52 PM

Fox 5 D.C. - 'President Obama Is Dead'

LOL Whoops

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Post by rumike » 05-02-2011 07:34 PM

There was a clip on Kos of Giraldo making the same slip up.
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Post by Raggedyann » 05-02-2011 07:38 PM

Why is it that only Fox seems to make these slip ups?

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Post by Rombaldi » 05-02-2011 07:53 PM

ahh yeah... exactly...

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archiv ... 029221.php

IF CANTOR REALLY WANTS TO GO THERE.... House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), shortly after President Obama's remarks on Osama bin Laden, issued a related statement. It included this gem:
"I commend President Obama who has followed the vigilance of President Bush in bringing Bin Laden to justice."
There's a fair amount of this rhetoric bouncing around this morning, and it's not especially surprising -- Republicans aren't going to credit President Obama, regardless of merit, so it stands to reason they'll try to bring George W. Bush into the picture.

If this is going to be a new GOP talking point, we might as well set the record straight.

In March 2002, just a year and a half after 9/11, Bush said of bin Laden, "I truly am not that concerned about him.... You know, I just don't spend that much time on him, to be honest with you."

In July 2006, we learned that the Bush administration closed its unit that had been hunting bin Laden.

In September 2006, Bush told Fred Barnes, one of his most sycophantic media allies, that an "emphasis on bin Laden doesn't fit with the administration's strategy for combating terrorism."

And don't even get me started on Bush's failed strategy that allowed bin Laden to escape from Tora Bora.

I'm happy to extend plenty of credit to all kinds of officials throughout the government, but crediting Bush's "vigilance" on bin Laden is deeply silly.

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Post by Rombaldi » 05-02-2011 07:56 PM

Raggedyann wrote: Why is it that only Fox seems to make these slip ups?


Cause they are blithering idiots and are the propaganda arm of the GOP?

However someone did get on their case it seems.. last night, after the third time they subsutated OBAMA for OSAMA.. they started using the other spelling USAMA...

seems that someone else got the fear of ghod put in them
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Post by rumike » 05-02-2011 09:57 PM

3...2...1...

Oh wait, Breitbart beat me to it. Wow, he's fast.
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Post by kbot » 05-03-2011 06:34 PM

Sadly, if Bush would have just listened to his field commanders, OBL would have been either captured or killed back in 2002 at Tora Bora. Instead, a decision was made, over the objection of his own military staff, to give "the honor" of capturing bin Laden to the very same people we had been fighting in the weeks previous to penning OBL in at Tora Bora.

I'm just glad that he's dead and justice has been done. It's been interesting seeing and hearing the talking heads on the Right choking over the event.

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Post by Raggedyann » 05-03-2011 07:51 PM

Yes, apparently water boarding was responsible for the intell that lead them to the courier, which lead them to bin laden. So torture paid off after all. :rolleyes:

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Post by rumike » 05-03-2011 08:01 PM

Raggedyann wrote: Yes, apparently water boarding was responsible for the intell that lead them to the courier, which lead them to bin laden. So torture paid off after all. :rolleyes:


Love the rolling eyes, RA! Yeah. What they won't tell you is that that info wasn't gathered from torture. It wasn't until they stopped using the torture methods and started using regular interrogation methods that a year later the info was procured.
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Post by Raggedyann » 05-03-2011 10:45 PM

rumike wrote: Love the rolling eyes, RA! Yeah. What they won't tell you is that that info wasn't gathered from torture. It wasn't until they stopped using the torture methods and started using regular interrogation methods that a year later the info was procured.

Agreed. If someone tortured me I would make stuff up til the cows came home. Low fear tolerance! :eek:
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Post by Raggedyann » 05-03-2011 10:55 PM

BTW Rumike, I love your sig line. I do all my dreaming during the day! ;)

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Post by rumike » 05-03-2011 10:58 PM

Thanks RA! As Debbie Harry once said, dreaming is free...
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Post by Raggedyann » 05-04-2011 12:33 AM

rumike wrote: Thanks RA! As Debbie Harry once said, dreaming is free...

Ahhh, I like that!

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Post by kbot » 05-04-2011 12:10 PM

Raggedyann wrote: Agreed. If someone tortured me I would make stuff up til the cows came home. Low fear tolerance! :eek:


What I read in today's Boston Globe, was that some information was obtained in 2008. This was pieced together with other information obtained from other detainees, as well as electronic surveillance of the suspect's family's e-mail accounts and telephone conversations, once the courier's full name was obtained and identify verified. This was years in the making. Some information was obtained through "enhanced techniques" - although the Globe did not specifically state "waterboarding". Personally, I don't care. The SEALS got him, finally, and that's all I care about.

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