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Original post made by A Boomer, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Aug 7, 2008

It appears that a jury has a better understanding of the moral leadership the United States has in world affairs than does the Shrub Adminstration.

This driver for Osama bin Laden no doubt is a lackey and likely a creep. But he is small potatoes in what is needed to truly deal with various terrorist threats. He would be a petty felon in a domestic matter.

I view Shrub's approach on the so-called "War on Terror" to be terribly flawed, and distracted as a consequence of the Iraq debacle. This jury verdict and sentence supports my POV that this outgoing administration has been jingoistic and irresponsible in addressing the true symptoms that attend the "War on Terror."

Go after the guy driving the car, that's real easy. Ironically, they can't even win on that contest.

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Posted by understand what you are reading
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 7, 2008 at 8:54 pm

Please note the proof is in the puddin' ...military trials is what Bush wants for all such detainees, and miitary trials is what Bush got ..and please note, it worked and worked well.

IN a sane nation, this would be news trumpeted from the front pages of every paper. But not in this BDS world.

Bush did a great job, as usual.

Note that Congress is down to 7% approval rating? Hmmm,,,and still you gripe about Bush and his 30%? 4 times the approval of a Democrat led Congress?

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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 8, 2008 at 3:24 am

I would have prefered that the difference between criminal behavior and making war had been better preserved.

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Posted by joan
a resident of Professorville
on Aug 8, 2008 at 4:22 am

He should have been tried under Sharia law.

When will we learn to be be less prejudiced and be more sensitive and multicultural?

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Posted by The Real Perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 8, 2008 at 6:15 am

Good one, Joan. Taking a lesson from England, are we?


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 8, 2008 at 10:22 am

After seven years, as the works smirks, Bush's kangaroo kourt system finally convicts one man - of being a chaffeur. Now there's a War President for ya.

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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 8, 2008 at 1:25 pm

Paul, courts being what they are, it would not surprise me if the 9th District were to find Bush guilty of libeling bin Laden. I do not believe this man should have been tried for a war crime unless he personally participated in a war crime. Like any enemy soldier, he should have been interned WITHOUT TRIAL until hostilities were ended and whatever authority directed him agreed to terms of repatriation.
This was morphodyte justice and not worth the trouble.

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Posted by A Boomer
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 8, 2008 at 5:22 pm


You are pointing out that this is yet another example of the Shrub Administration's Keystone Kops approach to a very serious matter.

I happen to disagree strongly with much of the policy they have touted, but their ineptitude in carrying it out may be a blessing in disguise. 8 years of boys doing men's work, or not doing it, as it were.

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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 8, 2008 at 8:27 pm

'Tain't so, Boomer. I won't argue about Bush ineptitude, but the fault for the obtuse handling of detainees lies with democrats and the liberal courts. In their eagerness to discredit Bush, they willingly joined with this country's blood enemies. Instead of ripping them a new one, Bush foolishly toadied to his enemies and crapped on his friends the way his Daddy taught him.

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