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Old 12-21-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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On whose watch will it be? Who let it happen?
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Oh, that's an easy one, although I see where you are trying to go with this.

The difference is that obama is fully aware coming into office of the dangers, since we are in multiple wars and we have been battling the War on Terror for many years and will likely continue for many years to come.

That was not the case with Bush coming into office in 2000, even though we had been attacked throughout the 90's with virtually no response from Clinton.
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:47 PM
 
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Thanks, Sanrene, I knew I could count on you!
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:50 PM
 
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I guess it would depend on if the attacks are using something as innovative and un-thought of as 747's were in 2001. And whether or not obama doesn anything to make it easier to get hit.

Then, of course as sanrene said...we have been in a "war on terrorism" for 8 years now. Any prez taking office now should know what to expect.
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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That was not the case with Bush coming into office in 2000, even though we had been attacked throughout the 90's with virtually no response from Clinton.
So, the "information" spewed by right wing media, that Clinton administration was aware of possible attack on US soil, is a lie?
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:52 PM
 
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On whose watch will it be? Who let it happen?
Who will let it happen?

I think it's fallacious to say that anybody is going to "let it" happen.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:29 PM
 
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Who will let it happen?

I think it's fallacious to say that anybody is going to "let it" happen.
I suppose I was anticipating anti-Obama (if you will) sentiment.

I have several posts pointing out that I think those on the right have a double standard, and accept, excuse, or overlook failures in a pol with an r next to his name, but have a very different view of similar acts if the pol has a d next to his name.

I am not completely innocent of this approach, but it bothers me more when the people on the right do it. :big grin:

Overall this forum has decent people on both sides. Interesting posts, and not too blood pressure raising if you know what I mean.

I am feeling better, after having been a bit under the weather, and am trying, unsucessfully, to tear myself away from this forum....

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Old 12-21-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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It's not a matter of "who will get blamed for letting it happen", it's more along the lines of how will the government react to it. Big difference.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:05 PM
 
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If there is another terrorist attack in this country I blame the lobbies such as AIPAC (composed predominately of Jewish-Americans who loyalties lie with Israel first, America second) and the people who suggest our Middle East policy should be geared towards We-Support-Anything-Israel-does regardless of the legality/human rights abuses of it.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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On whose watch will it be? Who let it happen?
Question #1 doesn't make sense unless you know something about Biden taking Obama's place for some reason. Bush supporters and miscellaneous ignoramuses will jump down either man's throat if so much as a car backfires.

Question #2 is non-partisan and blame for one party is uncalled for. My guess is that whatever it is will be allowed to further seal our collective Depression-with-surveillance police state "socialist" future.
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