People do not need assault weapons: d...

People do not need assault weapons: defense secretary

There are 4995 comments on the Reuters story from Jan 17, 2013, titled People do not need assault weapons: defense secretary. In it, Reuters reports that:

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta joined the gun control debate on Thursday when he told troops at a military base in Italy that only soldiers needed armor-piercing bullets or assault weapons.

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Say the Truth

Ann Arbor, MI

#3387 Feb 25, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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1)We were correct in going after and killing Osama Bin Ladin.
2&3 When Roosevelt was steering us through the Second World War, Americans had massive tax increases, Rationing of consumer goods, and we won our war and paid for it
When Bush was steering us in to Gulf II He was busy handing out goodies and cutting taxes promising us the whole damn war would cost us pennies.
Did you notice any subtle differences in their approach?
Do you see any hypocrisy in your ass-ertions?

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#3388 Feb 25, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>This from another clown that votes for clowns.
Biden: Americans 'No Longer Worried' About Economy……….
12:39 PM, Feb 25, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
NINE MILLION OUT OF WORK………..BUT THEY ARE NOT WORRIED……..14.9% UNEMPLOYMENT…….BUT THEIY ARE NOT WORRIED………THOUSANDS IN FORECLOSURE…….BUT THEY ARE NOT WORRIED………WELL ONLY IF YOU’RE A 47% EBT WORKER.
Thanks for conceding yet again, au Jimbob! Two spam posts in a row, are they paying you by the word, now?

LOL

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#3389 Feb 25, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok, dufus. One more time...
Valerie Plame disagrees with you. Valerie Plame advised Bush.
Take it up with her, now that you know who she is after Robert Novak outed her. Ask her why she told Bush about all the WMDs in Iraq.
You might want to call your Senators and Congressmen why they supported the Iraq war, too.
Valerie Plame doesn't enter into whether or not there were WMDs, dumbass. And you haven't yet proven that she was the sole reason why Bush/Cheney thought there were WMDs in the first place.

The important part is they were WRONG, and tens of thousands died unnecessarily.

Not that you care, mass murder is probably your style...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#3390 Feb 25, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
<quoted text>
Two wars..........un paid for.
A great big medicaid drug bill.....un paid for
A massive tax cut....which W. promised would be receded at the first sight of red ink.
stimulus like those above item should only happen during a failing economy because if you stimulate an economy thats going fine it debt, can cause inflationary pressures.
The economy inherited from Clinton was doing fine and the Gov't budget was balanced, some Presidents just can't leave well enough alone
I know the solution for that. Don't negotiate with Democrats. All that you mention was the result of the Republicans giving to the Democrats what they wanted in exchange for the Democrats supporting the war in Iraq.
You'd think you would know this, dumbass.
If the Democrats were told to GFY and just do what they normally do, like sabotage the United States during a time of war exactly like what they did throughout the Cold War, then you wouldn't have anything to complain about, other than we were fighting a war the Arabs started.(One enemy. One war. That's how you figure it, idiot.)

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#3391 Feb 25, 2013
Interestingly, re: Plame from her Wikipedia article:

"During this time, part of her work concerned the determination of the use of aluminum tubes purchased by Iraq.[30] CIA analysts prior to the Iraq invasion were quoted by the White House as believing that Iraq was trying to acquire nuclear weapons and that these aluminum tubes could be used in a centrifuge for nuclear enrichment.[31][32] David Corn and Michael Isikoff argued that the undercover work being done by Plame and her CIA colleagues in the Directorate of Central Intelligence Nonproliferation Center strongly contradicted such a claim."

So she...CONTRADICTED the notion of WMD? Hmmm, interesting...:)

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#3392 Feb 25, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
Valerie Plame doesn't enter into whether or not there were WMDs, dumbass. And you haven't yet proven that she was the sole reason why Bush/Cheney thought there were WMDs in the first place.
The important part is they were WRONG, and tens of thousands died unnecessarily.
Not that you care, mass murder is probably your style...
Valerie Plame was in charge of the CIA's Joint Taskforce on Iraq, dufus.
The intelligence agency responsible for gathering foreign intelligence is the CIA, dufus.
The CIA's Joint Task Force on Iraq is responsible for all intelligence on Iraq, dufus.
Valerie Plame is personally responsible for all intelligence on Iraq given to the president, dufus.

If you can't understand this, read it again.

Valerie Plame was responsible for all intelligence on Iraq given to Bush.
And, Robert Novak outed her.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#3393 Feb 25, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
Interestingly, re: Plame from her Wikipedia article:
"During this time, part of her work concerned the determination of the use of aluminum tubes purchased by Iraq.[30] CIA analysts prior to the Iraq invasion were quoted by the White House as believing that Iraq was trying to acquire nuclear weapons and that these aluminum tubes could be used in a centrifuge for nuclear enrichment.[31][32] David Corn and Michael Isikoff argued that the undercover work being done by Plame and her CIA colleagues in the Directorate of Central Intelligence Nonproliferation Center strongly contradicted such a claim."
So she...CONTRADICTED the notion of WMD? Hmmm, interesting...:)
Valerie Plame was head of the CIA's Joint Task Force on Iraq.
Valerie Plame was responsible for all intelligence given to the president.

You can't have a person responsible for something and not be responsible for it.

And, you missed the "yellow cake" story, dufus. Try looking at some sites other than the Democrat party line indoctrination sites.

let's go over that again:

Valerie Plame was responsible for all intelligence on Iraq given to the president.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#3394 Feb 25, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
<quoted text>
You forget with out the war, the medicaid drug bill and the tax cuts.
with out those there would never had been a stimulus nor a debt
Oh my, how quickly you forgot the lefts manufactured housing act from Carter, to Clinton who put it on steroids with Frankes and Dodd.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#3395 Feb 25, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
Interestingly, re: Plame from her Wikipedia article:
"During this time, part of her work concerned the determination of the use of aluminum tubes purchased by Iraq.[30] CIA analysts prior to the Iraq invasion were quoted by the White House as believing that Iraq was trying to acquire nuclear weapons and that these aluminum tubes could be used in a centrifuge for nuclear enrichment.[31][32] David Corn and Michael Isikoff argued that the undercover work being done by Plame and her CIA colleagues in the Directorate of Central Intelligence Nonproliferation Center strongly contradicted such a claim."
So she...CONTRADICTED the notion of WMD? Hmmm, interesting...:)
President Obama urged compromise Monday as he pushed congressional Republicans to reach an agreement to avoid big spending cuts due to take effect at the end of the week.

"There are always going to be some areas where we have genuine disagreement ... but there are more areas where we can do a lot more cooperating than we have seen in the past couple years," Obama told a meeting of the National Governors Association at the White House.

"At some point, we've got to do some governing. And, certainly, we can't keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis." The crisis he promoted and gave birth to.
Spocko

Oakland, CA

#3396 Feb 25, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
Valerie Plame doesn't enter into whether or not there were WMDs, dumbass. And you haven't yet proven that she was the sole reason why Bush/Cheney thought there were WMDs in the first place.
The important part is they were WRONG, and tens of thousands died unnecessarily.
Not that you care, mass murder is probably your style...
The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.
Spocko

Oakland, CA

#3397 Feb 25, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I know the solution for that. Don't negotiate with Democrats. All that you mention was the result of the Republicans giving to the Democrats what they wanted in exchange for the Democrats supporting the war in Iraq.
You'd think you would know this, dumbass.
If the Democrats were told to GFY and just do what they normally do, like sabotage the United States during a time of war exactly like what they did throughout the Cold War, then you wouldn't have anything to complain about, other than we were fighting a war the Arabs started.(One enemy. One war. That's how you figure it, idiot.)
Right-wingnuz should start every post with, "Apparently liberal ignorance knows no bounds." So every other wingnuz who reads it will know what freaking geniuses they are, and every liberal will have no choice but to bow before the awesomeness of their sterling intellect. It is hard to imagine the depth of cognition involved in making some of their deduction, and phrasing it with such erudition. With the brain power they exhibit in some of their posts, they’d be hart-pressed to be running the kingdom of mom's basement let alone the Gov’t!
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#3398 Feb 25, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Damn! You'd better tell bushie he lied about your lie!
http://www.democracynow.org/2006/8/22/preside...
"AMY GOODMAN: On Monday, Present Bush admitted the Iraq war is "straining the psyche of our country," but he vowed to stay the course. A reporter questioned him about why he opposed withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq.
REPORTER: A lot of the consequences you mentioned for pulling out seem like maybe they never would have been there if we hadn’t gone in. How do you square all of that?
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: I square it, because — imagine a world in which you had Saddam Hussein who had the capacity to make a weapon of mass destruction, who was paying suiciders to kill innocent life, who would — who had relations with Zarqawi. Imagine what the world would be like with him in power. The idea is to try to help change the Middle East.
Now, look, I didn’t — part of the reason we went into Iraq was — the main reason we went into Iraq at the time was we thought he had weapons of mass destruction. It turns out he didn’t, but he had the capacity to make weapons of mass destruction...."
May 2003-
A 155 mm artillery shell IED sits on the side of Saddam Highway, Baya neighborhood of western Baghdad.. A female bomb tech wearing a 100 lb Kevlar suit examines the device which has a digital clock taped to the shell that had stopped at 11:30. She attaches a disrupter, a countercharge designed to separate the main explosive shell from the smaller, electrically activated blasting cap connected to the clock. After exploding the device the two bomb technicians go to collect any remaining evidence. The shell had leaked an amber colored liquid which exposed both technicians to its contents,a deadly nerve gas called sarin. The tech closest to the liquid collapses and the female tech drags him away from the liquid. The female technician managed to plunge a valium, atropine, obidoxime syrette into her stricken, convulsing partner and another into her own thigh, saving both of their lives. The 155 mm shell contained one gallon of sarin. If the clock had worked properly death would have come quickly to 10,000 Iraqi civilians living around the airport and 3000 coalition troops stationed at nearby camp Victory.That the bomb failed to detonate was due to the malfunction of a cheap, ten dollar wristwatch.

Condensed from Seal Target Geromino, The Inside Story Of The Mission To Kill Osama Bin Laden ( 2011) p137

Case Closed

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#3399 Feb 25, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
Right-wingnuz should start every post with, "Apparently liberal ignorance knows no bounds." So every other wingnuz who reads it will know what freaking geniuses they are, and every liberal will have no choice but to bow before the awesomeness of their sterling intellect. It is hard to imagine the depth of cognition involved in making some of their deduction, and phrasing it with such erudition. With the brain power they exhibit in some of their posts, they’d be hart-pressed to be running the kingdom of mom's basement let alone the Gov’t!
You did everything but answer the post, dufus.

Here it is again for your convenient reference:

I know the solution for that. Don't negotiate with Democrats. All that you mention was the result of the Republicans giving to the Democrats what they wanted in exchange for the Democrats supporting the war in Iraq.
You'd think you would know this, dumbass.
If the Democrats were told to GFY and just do what they normally do, like sabotage the United States during a time of war exactly like what they did throughout the Cold War, then you wouldn't have anything to complain about, other than we were fighting a war the Arabs started.(One enemy. One war. That's how you figure it, idiot.)

You can start your post by telling us the real reason the Democrats supported Bush and the war in Iraq.
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#3400 Feb 25, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You can't have a person responsible for something and not be responsible for it.
So are you letting Bush-baby off the hook? LOLL

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#3402 Feb 25, 2013
Bush had to deal with a DEMOCRAT Congress. OBama also had a DEMOCRAT Congress his first two years. And he squandered his political capital by ignoring the unemployment tragedy and focusing on a broken, Socialist healthcare program that's even worse than what it replaced, but he doesn't give a damn. It's not about actually helping. It's about getting CREDIT from the lazy leftist lemmings whose votes are bought with entitlements.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#3404 Feb 25, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
Right-wingnuz should start every post with, "Apparently liberal ignorance knows no bounds." So every other wingnuz who reads it will know what freaking geniuses they are, and every liberal will have no choice but to bow before the awesomeness of their sterling intellect. It is hard to imagine the depth of cognition involved in making some of their deduction, and phrasing it with such erudition. With the brain power they exhibit in some of their posts, they’d be hart-pressed to be running the kingdom of mom's basement let alone the Gov’t!
Like wise , I'm sure.
Spocko

Oakland, CA

#3406 Feb 25, 2013
Where Is My America wrote:
<quoted text>Like wise , I'm sure.
Then how does one explain the drill, drill, drill idiots on the right? Now domestic oil production is up – way up, so why are gas prices going up too? According to the twisted thought process of the rightwing troglodytes, prices should be coming way down!!!

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#3407 Feb 25, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
Then how does one explain the drill, drill, drill idiots on the right? Now domestic oil production is up – way up, so why are gas prices going up too? According to the twisted thought process of the rightwing troglodytes, prices should be coming way down!!!
Prices are continuing to skyrocket because the FED is printing money as fast as it can, driving the value of the dollar even lower, causing the prices of stuff to go higher and higher.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#3408 Feb 25, 2013
Say the Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you see any hypocrisy in your ass-ertions?
don't see any ...how you with your ass-sinuations and ass-usations aginst the President?

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#3409 Feb 25, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
Then how does one explain the drill, drill, drill idiots on the right? Now domestic oil production is up – way up, so why are gas prices going up too? According to the twisted thought process of the rightwing troglodytes, prices should be coming way down!!!
Not really.

Unfortunately , the nice environmentalist have succeeded in introducing something called summer time blended gasoline.

Now one face value it is not a bad thing because it does reduce smog in places like LA and other cities which lie in a bowl ( surrounded by hills or mountains ) that trap air .

This year as refineries were taken off line for the switch over more then expected refineries had to be taken down for maintenance and at least one refinery was closed so there was a shortage of capacity to refine .

I explain this to Democrats as standing in a forest and needing firewood but lacking an ax.

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