Yeah, I'm sure he's forgotten all about him. C'mon people. Do any of you think you could do better finding this rat?combatcolin said:I though George really wanted Bin Laden captured.
Now he just can't be bothered then?
Please vote in Kerry, for the sake of the world.
As far as what Osama says about US foreign policy and lies to the public, he's right. I can see why people would be pissed off, and I won't ever take sides. I know that people give me a look of disgust when I say that, but oh well, a lot of what goes on from all sides seems like terrorism to me. Don't get me wrong.....I don't want to see any US citizens die in a massive attack, but I want to say the same thing about what happens in Arab countries. It's just that I can see why someone would try destroying the US under what the US has done to their country, under certain religious beliefs, etc. Can't feel too bad for the US, but I really hope nothing happens. Nobody should be scared to live where they are.The United States regularly complains to the Qatari government about Al-Jazeera's coverage and has often asked the government to use its influence to rein in the network.
How bad does that suck? Take a great military tour in Hawaii and end up in Afghanistan for a year!According to Schwartz, the bulk of the [18,000] U.S. force is made up of soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division from Hawaii.
The president travels in Air Force One for security reasons. It doesn't matter where he's going.pinks said:Highly political timing of this release - I wonder who it will benefit in the last days of the election?
[Aside] Reading that CNN article made made wonder something - perhaps a US-based poster could bring me up to speed.
In the article it says that "W" was boarding Air Force One to fly to Ohio as part of his re-election campaign. Do you know whether the US President can legitimately use the benefits of his office (i.e. a tax-payer funded aircraft) to assist his re-election; or does he have to pay for using the presidential aircraft if its being used for his own personal purposes?
I ask because here in the UK, MPs aren't allowed to use the benefits of their office (rail passes, parliamentary expenses etc.) to help fund their re-elections. If they do, then they can be in deep carp - not least from the UK newspapers which would give them a fair bit of stick.
Slightly odd question, I know, but v. interested in the US election[/Aside]
yeah that's why we backed off our hunt when we were threatened that if we continued the oil fields would be set on fire.Hemingray said:Yeah, I'm sure he's forgotten all about him. C'mon people. Do any of you think you could do better finding this rat?
You should join the army if you know so much. Cowardly...cornfedgrowth said:I've been saying this (not here) for a while now. I'm a freakin freshman in college and i seem to understand more about foriegn policy than our leaders do. I think we all need to go back to thrid grade. remember when you were mean to someone and your teacher/mom/ect. told you to think about the other person felt? Our country needs to do this. Our policy does not exactly make Arabs happy. Our actions, praticularly our support of isreal, have alienated the Arabs. We treat the people of the middle east like they are dumb children. We need to look at this from an Arab point of view. The US's actions regarding the M.E. look alot like terrorism. In their view, this is a just war, and i believe that they have a point. Does that make me unpatriotic? No. I dont believe anyone should be afraid to live where they live. Whether its New Yorkers or Palistinians, no one should have to live in fear of terrorism. Bin Laden is doing exactly what we are doing: trying to create change that will bring peace and prosperiety to our people. Unfortunately, our two sides are locked in a religious war. The US needs to take the high road and adjust our policies before more people are needlessly killed. I dont sympathize with Bin Laden, but i dont sympathize with the US either. Both have made mistakes (whether we'll admit it or not) that need to be rectified.
p.s. VOTE KERRY!
But by then he'll be 6 feet under!mj_1903 said:Not to worry guys. Once Iraq is "free" and Iran is "free" and North Korea is "free" and every other "terrorist" nation is "free", then maybe you will catch the guy that actually attacked you.
The problem here is that for many Arabs in that region, the only thing what would make them "happy" is the complete erasure of Israel from the map. Whether those Arabs like it or not, that is simply not going to happen, nor is the U.S. ever going to support any effort to make that happen. In that regard, the old saying "you can't please everyone" is truly at play here. Those Arabs who have such a mindset about Israel will NEVER be "happy" with U.S. middle east policy.cornfedgrowth said:...
Our policy does not exactly make Arabs happy. Our actions, praticularly our support of isreal, have alienated the Arabs.
Someone made an interesting point in one of those news channel "discussion" type shows yesterday: This tape is Bin Laden's attempt at influencing the U.S. election. If he could have sent us a bomb instead of a video tape, as he did in Madrid 3 days before that election, you can rest assured he would have. With that in mind, yes I do feel a little safer. Not to say we are absolutely safe, but I do think we have put a serious dent in their ability to operate all over the world. That combined with heightened vigilance and re-focusing of homeland intelligence efforts are making it increasingly difficult for Al Quaeda to strike in the U.S. I agree that much more needs to be done to insure our safety, but I cannot understand why so many refuse to acknowledge that progress has been made.solvs said:...
Do you feel any safer? I don't.
Thanks for that info - very much appreciated.OldManJimbo said:The presidential campaign is required to reimburse the US govt for any political use of Air Force One (which is ANY aircraft in which the prez happens to fly - helicopter, prop plane, hot air balloon).