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(Guardian)   It's a good thing Obama is so popular in this country because the rest of the world is pretty much looking back on the happier days of W   (theguardian.com) divider line 114
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2013-10-25 11:28:07 AM  
Article does not say that.
 
2013-10-25 11:35:54 AM  
We all knew he'd eventually pay for using that magical time machine.
 
2013-10-25 11:38:09 AM  
FTFA: They argue that US officials are being deliberately disingenuous when they claim that all countries engage in similar forms of espionage, even against allies. While it is widely accepted that the US, Britain, France, Russia and China engage in counter-espionage, other countries do not have the tools to conduct surveillance on the scale of the NSA.

"Waaaaaah! We all do it, but the US is just so much better at it!" *throws juice box*

/I do not support the surveillance state.
//Other surveillance states crying that we're better at it than we are is just amusing.
 
2013-10-25 11:39:12 AM  

BKITU: //Other surveillance states crying that we're better at it than we they are is just amusing.


*self facepunch*
 
2013-10-25 11:41:22 AM  
Fine, no more funding for you.
 
2013-10-25 11:41:43 AM  
Done with first 4.
 
2013-10-25 11:42:40 AM  
Good.  They're getting what they asked for.
 
2013-10-25 11:42:54 AM  
Ignorance is bliss.
 
2013-10-25 11:43:50 AM  
obama is stinking the joint up.
 
2013-10-25 11:44:02 AM  
AP

Foreign leader of Airstrip One, "Big Brother", raised objections to the fact that his telescreen may have been tapped by the recently controversial foreign wiretapping program by the US. The leader was quoted as saying,  "Oceanea will no stand for this violation of sovereign rights.  This may even compromise our continuing struggle against East Asia."  More on this story as it develops.
 
2013-10-25 11:44:24 AM  
The blissful days of W when everyone could pretend this wasn't happening even though the PATRIOT act was rather blatant about it?
 
2013-10-25 11:45:03 AM  
You'd think an "ex"-DDR wouldn't be too upset about spying.
 
2013-10-25 11:45:16 AM  
The good old days when we were spying and they didn't have proof.  Those days were great.  For us.
 
2013-10-25 11:45:29 AM  
Since all this "espionage" started in the Bush years, I'm going to go with "no, they aren't"
 
2013-10-25 11:45:46 AM  
The latest memo stirring everyone up is from 2006.
 
2013-10-25 11:47:48 AM  
goodness that is a terrible headline

like wow
 
2013-10-25 11:47:48 AM  
WRONG, LIAR.
 
2013-10-25 11:48:01 AM  
To his credit, Obama has managed to create common ground between Israel and many mideast countries.
 
2013-10-25 11:49:19 AM  

The Homer Tax: The blissful days of W when everyone could pretend this wasn't happening even though the PATRIOT act was rather blatant about it?


Heck, we even saw some of the same people complaining about it defending it "if it existed, which it doesn't."  Please ignore that some of the biggest abuses Snowden leaked happened in 2006.

chawedrosin.files.wordpress.com

//Obama is still entirely to blame for not ending it
 
2013-10-25 11:49:57 AM  
The middle east is pissed because we won't take care of Iran and Syria for them.
 
2013-10-25 11:50:25 AM  
The nicest thing we can say about the Bush Administration is they never resorted to using nuclear weapons.
 
2013-10-25 11:52:17 AM  
Anytime the global corporations and their government stooges around the world want us to quit fighting their resource wars for them, that's fine with me. Excellent.

I'm sure Madrid and London can endure all the terror bombings they desire. And gosh Almighty those Germans will love Baader-Meinhof II: Munich Boogaloo.

Fark off. The only reason we became a global power is Europeans didn't want to be cannon fodder for European corporations. We're sick of it ourselves. Seriously, fark off Europe. Fark off, British Petroleum. Fark off all of you.

/sorry I flared. I just watched Dirty Wars about the slaughter of civilians around the globe by JSOC. I'm really sorry about what has happened to our military after a 10 year resource war in Iraq. Corporate earnings are not an excuse to murder innocents with drones. Especially 16 year old American citizens.
 
2013-10-25 11:52:28 AM  
Oh yeah, we so preferred the guy that sent armies into the wrong countries and dragged ours along with him.
 
2013-10-25 11:52:42 AM  

ikanreed: The Homer Tax: The blissful days of W when everyone could pretend this wasn't happening even though the PATRIOT act was rather blatant about it?

Heck, we even saw some of the same people complaining about it defending it "if it existed, which it doesn't."  Please ignore that some of the biggest abuses Snowden leaked happened in 2006.

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//Obama is still entirely to blame for not ending it


You realize that the only body who can actually end it is Congress, right? All Obama can do on his own is leave it intact for the next guy.
 
2013-10-25 11:53:26 AM  
Well, what's it gonna be kids?  The whole world is racist, I guess?
 
2013-10-25 11:54:19 AM  
The rest of the world is just pissed that what they suspected happening actually happened, and wants to get out ahead of the next story which is "We helped the American's spy on our own citizens, and we spy on the Americans just as much as we spy on our own citizens".

Everyone spies on everyone else, you just never say it out loud.

Still, wtf?
 
2013-10-25 11:54:29 AM  
Oh to go back to those halcyon days from 2000 to 2008 when the leader of the free world was an evil cretin and dumber than pig shiat. Yes I'm sure all nations long for that golden age of failure and fear.
 
2013-10-25 11:54:38 AM  
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2013-10-25 11:55:59 AM  
am I the only one noticing that most of the reports detail spying that happened in 2006?  damn you, time traveling Obama
 
2013-10-25 11:56:30 AM  

UNC_Samurai: The nicest thing we can say about the Bush Administration is they never resorted to using nuclear weapons.


If they were manufactured by a subsidiary of Halliburton, he might have.
 
2013-10-25 11:56:34 AM  
Well Saddam, Osama and Mubarak certainly are anyway.
 
2013-10-25 11:56:53 AM  
The furious call that German chancellor Angela Merkel made to the White House on Wednesday to ask if her phone had been tapped...


majikthise.typepad.com

Maybe the next administration won't abuse this poor lady as the last two have.
 
2013-10-25 11:57:41 AM  
Bush may have started most of the things people are complaining about, but I will say at least the string-pullers in Congress didn't threaten to destroy the world economy.

THANKS OBAMA.  LOOK AT WHAT YOU MADE US DO.
 
2013-10-25 11:58:20 AM  

bad_blood: am I the only one noticing that most of the reports detail spying that happened in 2006?  damn you, time traveling Obama


That would carry a lot more weight if Obama wasn't actively defending it.  It's too late to blame this on George Bush.
 
2013-10-25 11:58:32 AM  
At least W was occasionally entertaining.

If we must be led by the mad, let us at least be led by the ones that dress up as Napoleon before they eat our livers.
 
2013-10-25 11:59:19 AM  
So popular ??    With who ?
 
2013-10-25 12:00:17 PM  

UNC_Samurai: The nicest thing we can say about the Bush Administration is they never resorted to using nuclear weapons.


It's not like the thought never crossed their minds.

/Nuke Mecca.
//Let Allah sort them out.
 
2013-10-25 12:00:53 PM  
When Obama killed bin Laden, we were told he really didn't do anything, it was all thanks to Bush.
 
2013-10-25 12:01:56 PM  

paygun: bad_blood: am I the only one noticing that most of the reports detail spying that happened in 2006?  damn you, time traveling Obama

That would carry a lot more weight if Obama wasn't actively defending it.  It's too late to blame this on George Bush.


Do you think Obama would have implemented it on his own if it didn't already exist?
 
2013-10-25 12:02:03 PM  

paygun: bad_blood: am I the only one noticing that most of the reports detail spying that happened in 2006?  damn you, time traveling Obama

That would carry a lot more weight if Obama wasn't actively defending it.  It's too late to blame this on George Bush.


A) if by "it" you mean "tapping the private cellphones of world leaders, I would like to see where Obama is actively defending "it"

B) are you arguing that reports of acts taking place under George Bush are too far in the past to blame on George Bush?  The fact is that the report states 35 world leaders were supposedly tapped in 2006.  That is not something that can change with time.
 
2013-10-25 12:02:19 PM  

UNC_Samurai: The nicest thing we can say about the Bush Administration is they never resorted to using nuclear weapons.


They sure used em as an excuse.
 
2013-10-25 12:02:23 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: When Obama killed bin Laden, we were told he really didn't do anything, it was all thanks to Bush.


Obama shot him right between the eyes, the way folks tell it.
 
2013-10-25 12:03:06 PM  
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2013-10-25 12:03:47 PM  
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2013-10-25 12:04:15 PM  

qorkfiend: paygun: bad_blood: am I the only one noticing that most of the reports detail spying that happened in 2006?  damn you, time traveling Obama

That would carry a lot more weight if Obama wasn't actively defending it.  It's too late to blame this on George Bush.

Do you think Obama would have implemented it on his own if it didn't already exist?


The only way to know is to mess with the space/time continuum. To the DeLorean!
 
2013-10-25 12:06:30 PM  

Cletus C.: HotWingConspiracy: When Obama killed bin Laden, we were told he really didn't do anything, it was all thanks to Bush.

Obama shot him right between the eyes, the way folks tell it.


No he just made it a priority, ordered that the proper pieces be put in to place to make it happen and made republican naysayers feigning some respect for Pakistani sovereignty look like fools.
 
2013-10-25 12:07:12 PM  
obama has proven that he performs poorly at leading a nation
 
2013-10-25 12:07:14 PM  

qorkfiend: Do you think Obama would have implemented it on his own if it didn't already exist?


I don't think my speculation really matters one way or the other.  But honestly I think no.  Would there be any difference if he used the existing machine for more spying?
 
2013-10-25 12:07:37 PM  

AirForceVet: UNC_Samurai: The nicest thing we can say about the Bush Administration is they never resorted to using nuclear weapons.

It's not like the thought never crossed their minds.

/Nuke Mecca.
//Let Allah sort them out.


*ahem* Weren't the bunker busters nukes? I know that's not quite what you meant, but he did use them.
 
2013-10-25 12:07:42 PM  
Even if the headline was in any way accurate, "W" is a weird way to misspell Clinton.
 
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