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"Iraq by the Numbers"
(14 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 9/20/2004 @ 4:08 pm PT...
I'm still waiting for reactions. Come on Paul, Ed, other guy...what was his name? Dufus? Come on guys! Say something.
It seems they all go curiously quiet when presented with such heartbreaking facts.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 9/21/2004 @ 5:39 am PT...
how about this:
about halfway through i got the bizarre and distinct impression that i was in the middle of one of those Master Card commercials. This is not to say anything about the presentation, which is powerful and hits home, but the invasive character of advertising.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 9/21/2004 @ 5:40 am PT...
Anyone at all want to comment on this?
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 9/21/2004 @ 7:09 am PT...
How about John Kerry yukking it up on Letterman the same day a video of an American being beheaded is released?? Where is the outrage people??
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 9/21/2004 @ 8:14 am PT...
JHP, actually me too. All that's missing is the word "priceless" under the last line.
Well. Thanks for saying something . But again. You're missing my point. Obviously, you don't expect your politicians to stop what they are doing and address issues such as beheadings or planes crashing into the WTC's. Know what I mean? Because if you did expect this, Mr. Bush wouldn't know the ending to My Pet Goat.
Here's my question for you. What do you, as an average Republican/conservative (whatever you call yourself) have to say about Brad's post? How come all of you go quiet and try to change the subject when presented with such information?
Why not address the fact that your *current* President (the one in power), is letting this go on day after day after day..... Kerry doesn't have the power (yet) to put an end to this. GWB has had many chances to put an end to innocent lives being lost.
I don't get it. Why are you guys so quick to jump on sub-par past war records but completely unwilling to see these facts for what they are?!!
And to top it all off, why do you act surprised when we (the liberals) lash out at your nonchalant atttitude? As an outsider, I can honestly tell you that the attitudes I'm seeing on these blogs from your fellow conservatives show me that apparently, time stopped on 9/11/01. Apparently, the only deaths worth mentioning were the ones lost that day.
Ps. Side question for JHP & the rest of the guys. Has it even been proven that this latest beheading isn't a prank? I heard on the radio that a few weeks ago, an American who was shown beheaded on a video was found alive & well and admitted to the whole video being a prank. Do we know for a fact that this isn't the case with this latest video?
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 9/21/2004 @ 10:43 am PT...
You have any decency? Kerry didn't spend the whole interview joking around. In fact, he spent several minutes discussing serious topics from Bush tax policy to the beheading. He made no jokes about the topic at all. On the other hand, where were you when Mr. Bush joked about 9-11 (getting laughs and applause from his republican audience) or when he made jokes about not finding the WMD (actually that there were no WMD) which has caused the deaths of more than 1,000 US troops? If you are upset about Kerry speaking seriously about a topic like beheading; why aren't you outraged about Bush making jokes about 9-11 or the WMD fiasco?
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 9/21/2004 @ 11:22 am PT...
Johnhp asked Ed:
"If you are upset about Kerry speaking seriously about a topic like beheading; why aren't you outraged about Bush making jokes about 9-11 or the WMD fiasco?"
Because the Rightwing Media has not instructed him to be.
My guess, Ed didn't even see Kerry on Letterman, but he heard Rush said something about "Kerry joking on Letterman".
And so the amoral echo chamber goes...
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 9/21/2004 @ 12:09 pm PT...
I haven't heard about any beheadings that were pranks Johanna. If you have more information, I would like to read it.
I don't think this was a prank.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 9/21/2004 @ 12:20 pm PT...
The fact he was on the show joking about anything was inappropriate. Bush can do right so I won't bother trying to defend him.
I don't listen to Rush. I did hear the "Top 10 List" this morning. None of them were funny. But he was trying.
I don't take my marching orders from the "rightwing" media.
Johanna, I have no comment on the war stats. War is hell. I still think we should be there although I will admit I wish we had a better exit strategy. Kerry does not have one either. I heard his and it sounded like a 5th grader wrote it.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 9/21/2004 @ 1:11 pm PT...
I wish we HAD an exit strategy. As of yet, I don't think Bush has even shown us one.
Unless sticking your fingers in your ears and repeating "Democracy is on the march" ad infinitum counts. Then, maybe, Bush has one.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 9/21/2004 @ 1:51 pm PT...
Sorry, but I only heard it on the radio. I did find a link which seems to be related to what I heard .
I'm sure you'll find other similar links if you do a google search (for Nick Berg). Unfortunately , that's all I have. And I'm not even really sure if it's true or not (haven't done my research on this one).
That's why I was asking.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 9/21/2004 @ 3:27 pm PT...
Can't say one word about Bush who explicitly made jokes about 911 and no WMD. On the other hand nothing but scorn for Kerry who addressed the beheading seriously. How uncritical can you be? How slavishly apologetic.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 9/22/2004 @ 11:14 am PT...
We are still in several countries after WWII. Where are those exit strategies? You guys have no history of history.
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 9/22/2004 @ 1:06 pm PT...
Ummm, are they being fired at? Apples and oranges Paul.