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(Fox News)   Congressional republicans, first against the unconstitutional war in Libya, then concerned over too much US involvment, then against mission creep, now want US forces to take a more active role   (foxnews.com) divider line 320
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2011-04-24 05:54:14 PM

aug3: couchgnome: themindiswatching: couchgnome: The office of the US Presidency losing this much crediblity should be a concern for every American.

Then you should be able to provide posts complaining about how GWB was destroying credibility, too, right? Shouldn't be too difficult, especially since your account's been around for four years and because he's done far worse stuff than Obama has.

After 9-11, Bush did exactly what he said.
You may not like what he said.
You may not like how he said it.
If he said it, he generally did it.
Bush never used the military and their actions as cannon fodder for political expediency.

I live 5 minutes off of Camp Pendleton. US Marines miss Bush and fear/mistrust Obama for their own reasons.
There is no comparison between the 2 when it comes to crediblity.

According to an analysis of campaign contributions by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, Democrat Barack Obama has received nearly six times as much money from troops deployed overseas at the time of their contributions than has Republican John McCain, and the fiercely anti-war Ron Paul, though he suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination months ago, has received more than four times McCain's haul.


Marines still vote Republican 4 to 1. More importantly moral is very low under Obama. What the CIC is failing in, troops are picking up the tab themselves! You can argue this makes obama a better CIC if you would like.
They fear and distrust him though. No poll will change that.
 
2011-04-24 05:58:31 PM
couchgnome:

Ploink.
 
2011-04-24 06:02:44 PM
I will say it again though:
More Republicans support Obamas war In Libya than Democrats.

Obama has failed to fulfill his constitutional obligations under the War Powers act in notifying congress and seekiing additional approval so we do not have a vote yet.

Kucinich (d) has even said he thinks what obama is doing is impeacheable.
 
2011-04-24 06:02:53 PM
Stop feeding the troll, people.
 
2011-04-24 06:04:18 PM

couchgnome: aug3: couchgnome: themindiswatching: couchgnome: The office of the US Presidency losing this much crediblity should be a concern for every American.

Then you should be able to provide posts complaining about how GWB was destroying credibility, too, right? Shouldn't be too difficult, especially since your account's been around for four years and because he's done far worse stuff than Obama has.

After 9-11, Bush did exactly what he said.
You may not like what he said.
You may not like how he said it.
If he said it, he generally did it.
Bush never used the military and their actions as cannon fodder for political expediency.

I live 5 minutes off of Camp Pendleton. US Marines miss Bush and fear/mistrust Obama for their own reasons.
There is no comparison between the 2 when it comes to crediblity.

According to an analysis of campaign contributions by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, Democrat Barack Obama has received nearly six times as much money from troops deployed overseas at the time of their contributions than has Republican John McCain, and the fiercely anti-war Ron Paul, though he suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination months ago, has received more than four times McCain's haul.

Marines still vote Republican 4 to 1. More importantly moral is very low under Obama. What the CIC is failing in, troops are picking up the tab themselves! You can argue this makes obama a better CIC if you would like.
They fear and distrust him though. No poll will change that.


Military support and morale soars to new high under Obama, no poll can change that
 
2011-04-24 06:11:39 PM
i really liked how the right wing was screaming about how Obama was being a pussy and not doing anything in Libya right up until we started bombing Libya. Then, all of the sudden, he was attacking another nation unconstitutionally and needed to be stoped.
 
2011-04-24 06:18:55 PM

FloydA: Stop feeding the troll, people.


Which one?
 
2011-04-24 06:20:43 PM
dragcave.net

Fark it. It's Easter.
 
2011-04-24 06:28:12 PM

67 Beetle: No no no no no. We never should have stuck our noses into Libya in the first place. Just get out and stay out.


If we stayed out of that situations Obama would be criticized for that too.
 
2011-04-24 06:33:22 PM
The War Powers Act only requires the President to notify Congress within two days. Congress votes on approval within 60 days, and if Congress disapproves, the President is allowed another 30 day withdrawal period. Thus far, Obama's intervention in Libya is consistent with the statute's requirements.

That being said, the move was bad policy. While not as destructive to our national interests as Bush's Iraq invasion, it devotes US resources to a conflict where no important interest at stake at a time when we're already overextended militarily and financially.
 
2011-04-24 06:38:13 PM

Tainted1: 67 Beetle: No no no no no. We never should have stuck our noses into Libya in the first place. Just get out and stay out.

If we stayed out of that situations Obama would be criticized for that too.


Well then it is perfectly ok to do the wrong thing. Wouldn't want to face any criticism now.
 
2011-04-24 06:39:50 PM

Tainted1: 67 Beetle: No no no no no. We never should have stuck our noses into Libya in the first place. Just get out and stay out.

If we stayed out of that situations Obama would be criticized for that too.


And?.... so what? He's an adult. I think he can take a little heat. It comes with the job. The President's going to get criticized either way, so do the right thing (which in this case is nothing), take your lumps and move on.
 
2011-04-24 06:51:19 PM
Had argument with relative today...said Ayers was a criminal piece of shiat. When I pointed out his side had Rove, Cheny and Rumsfel, he....said they were honest men that never lied. Sweet.
 
2011-04-24 06:55:47 PM

captain_heroic44: The War Powers Act only requires the President to notify Congress within two days. Congress votes on approval within 60 days, and if Congress disapproves, the President is allowed another 30 day withdrawal period. Thus far, Obama's intervention in Libya is consistent with the statute's requirements.

That being said, the move was bad policy. While not as destructive to our national interests as Bush's Iraq invasion, it devotes US resources to a conflict where no important interest at stake at a time when we're already overextended militarily and financially.


I knew it was somethin' like that!

I still support Obama in Libya.
Any guy who hires proxy-warriors to kill americans gets not quarter.

He had a chance after 9-11 when he surrendered his nukes, but he never came clean on Lockerbie.
Remember Flight 103!
 
2011-04-24 06:56:25 PM
So they were against the war before theywere for it? That's backwards!
 
2011-04-24 06:59:01 PM

NewEnglandGangster: Had argument with relative today...said Ayers was a criminal piece of shiat. When I pointed out his side had Rove, Cheny and Rumsfel, he....said they were honest men that never lied. Sweet.


having a hard time telling the difference between a cop killing terrorist and public servants acting lawfully?

You must be a Democrat!
 
2011-04-24 07:01:29 PM
Looking at the end of fark threads is like wandering through a casino during the afternoon and looking at where the machines rest.

Nothing is ever left winning.
 
2011-04-24 07:02:23 PM

couchgnome: NewEnglandGangster: Had argument with relative today...said Ayers was a criminal piece of shiat. When I pointed out his side had Rove, Cheny and Rumsfel, he....said they were honest men that never lied. Sweet.

having a hard time telling the difference between a cop killing terrorist and public servants acting lawfully?

You must be a Democrat!


Cheney and Rumsfeld authorized torture, in direct violation of the US Constitution, the Geneva conventions, and basic human decency.

Ayers damaged some empty property.
 
2011-04-24 07:11:18 PM

LordJiro: couchgnome: NewEnglandGangster: Had argument with relative today...said Ayers was a criminal piece of shiat. When I pointed out his side had Rove, Cheny and Rumsfel, he....said they were honest men that never lied. Sweet.

having a hard time telling the difference between a cop killing terrorist and public servants acting lawfully?

You must be a Democrat!

Cheney and Rumsfeld authorized torture, in direct violation of the US Constitution, the Geneva conventions, and basic human decency.

Ayers damaged some empty property.


Complete nonesense. We are not signiatories to the specific convention in question addressing EIT. Niether is Al Qaeda. It is not even a relevant question here.
Hate john Yoo all you want but he knew the law and was technically 100% correct.

You guys will just parrot anything

The moral confusion you are experiencing between Presidential aids who have never been charged with a crime and a known terrorist bomber is disturbing.

All farkiness and fun debate aside. Seek help.
You may be dangerous.
 
2011-04-24 07:13:16 PM

couchgnome:
You must be a Democrat!


You must be a 'us versus them' binary junior genius.
 
2011-04-24 07:15:45 PM
Ah yes,The spelling nazi who mispells his own name:
2 Wolves!

I can always tell the Democrats.
 
2011-04-24 07:16:42 PM

couchgnome: LordJiro: couchgnome: NewEnglandGangster: Had argument with relative today...said Ayers was a criminal piece of shiat. When I pointed out his side had Rove, Cheny and Rumsfel, he....said they were honest men that never lied. Sweet.

having a hard time telling the difference between a cop killing terrorist and public servants acting lawfully?

You must be a Democrat!

Cheney and Rumsfeld authorized torture, in direct violation of the US Constitution, the Geneva conventions, and basic human decency.

Ayers damaged some empty property.

Complete nonesense. We are not signiatories to the specific convention in question addressing EIT. Niether is Al Qaeda. It is not even a relevant question here.
Hate john Yoo all you want but he knew the law and was technically 100% correct.

You guys will just parrot anything

The moral confusion you are experiencing between Presidential aids who have never been charged with a crime and a known terrorist bomber is disturbing.

All farkiness and fun debate aside. Seek help.
You may be dangerous.


I don't understand why William Ayres wasn't waterboarded. More Weather Underground bombings could have been stopped with all of the valuable information we could have extracted, right? Was there a reason that he wasn't given a little bath so that millions* of lives could have been saved?
 
2011-04-24 07:24:44 PM
It would be interesting if Obama is done in by years of liberal anti oil policy which made us dependent on foreign sources.
 
2011-04-24 07:27:27 PM
I don't understand why William Ayres wasn't waterboarded. More Weather Underground bombings could have been stopped with all of the valuable information we could have extracted, right? Was there a reason that he wasn't given a little bath so that millions* of lives could have been saved?

I am prety sure he has been.

We have a couple of nighclubs out here in L.A. that do "waterboarding night".
 
2011-04-24 07:28:09 PM

Pincy: I smell another Iraq.


Well, Libya would have to quintuple in size to have the same population as Iraq, for starters. Maybe there's just a little bit of Iraq on your upper lip.
 
2011-04-24 07:29:31 PM

morrach: couchgnome: LordJiro: couchgnome: NewEnglandGangster: Had argument with relative today...said Ayers was a criminal piece of shiat. When I pointed out his side had Rove, Cheny and Rumsfel, he....said they were honest men that never lied. Sweet.

having a hard time telling the difference between a cop killing terrorist and public servants acting lawfully?

You must be a Democrat!

Cheney and Rumsfeld authorized torture, in direct violation of the US Constitution, the Geneva conventions, and basic human decency.

Ayers damaged some empty property.

Complete nonesense. We are not signiatories to the specific convention in question addressing EIT. Niether is Al Qaeda. It is not even a relevant question here.
Hate john Yoo all you want but he knew the law and was technically 100% correct.

You guys will just parrot anything

The moral confusion you are experiencing between Presidential aids who have never been charged with a crime and a known terrorist bomber is disturbing.

All farkiness and fun debate aside. Seek help.
You may be dangerous.

I don't understand why William Ayres wasn't waterboarded. More Weather Underground bombings could have been stopped with all of the valuable information we could have extracted, right? Was there a reason that he wasn't given a little bath so that millions* of lives could have been saved?


Ayers washout of the Underground before that happened. So you know, Couch.
 
2011-04-24 07:32:54 PM
Ayers washout of the Underground before that happened. So you know, Couch.

So that explains why Democrats are morally confused between terrorist William Ayres and the elected VP of the US (and presidential aids)?

Well thanks for clearing that up.
 
2011-04-24 07:33:59 PM

couchgnome: Ah yes,The spelling nazi who mispells his own name:
2 Wolves!

I can always tell the Democrats.


Anyone ever tell you that your grammar needs work?

Really, present yourself as a capable human and you just may be treated like one.
 
2011-04-24 07:35:23 PM

couchgnome: We have a couple of nighclubs out here in L.A. that do "waterboarding night".



L.A. sounds like the safest city in the world.
 
2011-04-24 07:36:07 PM
I've had friends die because of their illegal war in Iraq. I bet you cheered it on but would never join.
Couch
 
2011-04-24 07:39:38 PM

2wolves: couchgnome: Ah yes,The spelling nazi who mispells his own name:
2 Wolves!

I can always tell the Democrats.

Anyone ever tell you that your grammar needs work?

Really, present yourself as a capable human and you just may be treated like one.


You misspelled 2 Wolves for chrissakes. Why would I care what you think of my grammar or typing?
 
2011-04-24 07:40:40 PM
Typical cg thread-jack. If everyone wants to bat him around like used cat toy run with it, but he gets very dull, very quickly.
 
2011-04-24 07:42:07 PM

2wolves: Typical cg thread-jack. If everyone wants to bat him around like used cat toy run with it, but he gets very dull, very quickly.


You're right. I take the bait too quickly.
 
2011-04-24 07:42:19 PM

NewEnglandGangster: I've had friends die because of their illegal war in Iraq. I bet you cheered it on but would never join.
Couch


Your friends volunteered. If they volunteered after 9-11 and during the buildup to Iraq they are heroes.
If you are in here making them out as victims and douches, you suck and you are betraying your dead friends.

You have no idea who you are talking to. Why pretend?
 
2011-04-24 07:51:25 PM

couchgnome: There is the reason US military peronel all miss Bush and don't trust Obama.


I'm military personnel. Air Force. I do not miss Bush.

/though I am suffering from a lack of bush at the moment
//but that's another thing.
 
2011-04-24 07:52:05 PM
Um I served too. Volunteered like a man. Fought like a man, because I'm good at it. But didn't like the war. And you don't know anything about their story either, like the fact they got extended at the end of their year. And during the extension, they were killed. So fark of.
 
2011-04-24 07:52:16 PM
2 Wolves:
By the way.
"Anyone ever tell you that your grammar needs work?"
should really be
"Has anyone ever told you that your grammar needs work?" or even (so you don't sound even dumber) "may need work?"
 
2011-04-24 07:52:55 PM
Died during that time, excuse me.
 
2011-04-24 07:53:20 PM

heinekenftw: couchgnome: There is the reason US military peronel all miss Bush and don't trust Obama.

I'm military personnel. Air Force. I do not miss Bush.

/though I am suffering from a lack of bush at the moment
//but that's another thing.


I have always said...if you don't like Bush you must be gay!
 
2011-04-24 07:53:34 PM
Folks, someone mentioned in another thread that BroadbandGremlin = Internet Troll. I think we have a similar sofa-based situation here.
 
2011-04-24 07:54:46 PM

NewEnglandGangster: Um I served too. Volunteered like a man. Fought like a man, because I'm good at it. But didn't like the war. And you don't know anything about their story either, like the fact they got extended at the end of their year. And during the extension, they were killed. So fark of.


I think you are making this up as you go along.
 
2011-04-24 07:55:53 PM

theorellior: Folks, someone mentioned in another thread that BroadbandGremlin = Internet Troll. I think we have a similar sofa-based situation here.


Ya think?
 
2011-04-24 07:56:07 PM

couchgnome: How can you claim to be one of the elite "smart people", while focusing on typos, while missing the actual content of the discussion?

Do you realize how truly lame your entire contribution here is?


Coming from you, that's rather ironic.

I'm guessing that polling didn't say that all of the military was against Obama. So would you like your crow bloody as hell or well done?
 
2011-04-24 07:56:13 PM

NewEnglandGangster: Um I served too. Volunteered like a man. Fought like a man, because I'm good at it. But didn't like the war. And you don't know anything about their story either, like the fact they got extended at the end of their year. And during the extension, they were killed. So fark of.


Dude, seriously. Don't even bother. Killfile his ass.
 
2011-04-24 07:58:34 PM

Sgt Otter: NewEnglandGangster: Um I served too. Volunteered like a man. Fought like a man, because I'm good at it. But didn't like the war. And you don't know anything about their story either, like the fact they got extended at the end of their year. And during the extension, they were killed. So fark of.

Dude, seriously. Don't even bother. Killfile his ass.


You've always been the voice of reason, that's why your a favorite. I'll give up. :)
 
2011-04-24 07:59:13 PM
I like the Weather Underground. Seems odd that a weather site would involve itself in a failed bombing.

dragcave.net
 
2011-04-24 08:00:03 PM

captain_heroic44: The War Powers Act only requires the President to notify Congress within two days. Congress votes on approval within 60 days, and if Congress disapproves, the President is allowed another 30 day withdrawal period. Thus far, Obama's intervention in Libya is consistent with the statute's requirements.

That being said, the move was bad policy. While not as destructive to our national interests as Bush's Iraq invasion, it devotes US resources to a conflict where no important interest at stake at a time when we're already overextended militarily and financially.


The WPA limits that window to being invoked by an attack on the US. There are three conditions where hostilities are legal under the WPA - a declaration of war, specific statutory authorization (an AUMF), or the 60 day window which the President can invoke in the event of an actual or imminent attack on the United States.


The Libya war is ILLEGAL under both the WPA and the statutes governing our participation in the UN.
 
2011-04-24 08:04:26 PM

NewEnglandGangster: Um I served too. Volunteered like a man. Fought like a man, because I'm good at it.


whats he going to say next?
A) "I had to do it because my whole body is a deadly weapon"
B) "They needed me for special ops"
C) "The govt made say mean things"
D) All of the above

I could be wrong but i smell a poser.
Or maybe i am a Lt Colonel with 9 tours in 5 conflicts?
 
2011-04-24 08:05:28 PM
You can always count on McCain to join the Democrats for the benefit of al qaeda. He did the same thing during bin laden's war against the Serbs.
 
2011-04-24 08:06:32 PM

heinekenftw: /though I am suffering from a lack of bush at the moment
//but that's another thing.


Fark that.

/shave that shiat
 
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