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Politics mean nothing to me right now. Libertarian, Conservative, Liberal, Socialist, Atheist mean jack squat. This is a moment to celebrate and revel for not only those who lost loved ones, not only for troops of all nations serving overseas, not just for our country but for anyone in this world who values the rights of man to live, prosper and do as he pleases freely!

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You've gotta be kidding me, the "top tweet" on Twitter under "bin laden" is from an 18-year old New Zealander "comedian" that says "R.I.P Bin Laden". Rest in Peace?!?! Can't let that punk make my blood boil. I've gotta stay off of social media sometimes.

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I am watching MSNBC on the internet and they are showing a crowd across from the Whitehouse.. Brian Williams said this was spread via "Social media and electronic vices... um devices" I am always amazed how people are all ready to go to a gathering...

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Yes, that's exactly what all the rubes at the White House are thinking. We can all go back to pre 9/11 now. No more TSA screenings, no more racial profiling, it's all good. :angry:
Believe it ot not, all Democrats are not all stupid traitors.

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I certainly hope CBS is right and he took a bullet to the head. If for no other reason then an American soldier got to see that bastard's head explode.

I don't know. I like the idea of him being gut shot instead.

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Is it self-centered for the Commander and Chief to say he ordered an attack when he did?

self-centered perhaps.. but before it could happen, Obama had to call Pakastan I am sure.

It must have been dicy to know where Osama was a weekago and wait and hope for the moment.. hope that bin laden didn't move

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Statement from President George W. Bush | Facebook

Statement from GWB

"Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude. This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done."

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So, if John McCain took credit for being the President who ordered the attack it would be the selfless act of a hero? No one in their right mind would not take credit for ordering this attack. The world doesn't work that way. I can't believe that this is an issue.

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I don't know. I like the idea of him being nut shot instead.

Fixed that for ya.:rambo:

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Believe it ot not, all Democrats are not all stupid traitors.

Dude.... you totally misunderstood my point. It's called sarcasm.

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self-centered perhaps.. but before it could happen, Obama had to call Pakastan I am sure.

You also have to wonder how much Pakistan wanted to be mentioned in the speech as having cooperated on this. They probably didn't want to be, for internal politics reasons, Obama probably insisted on the reference.

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Dude.... you totally misunderstood my point. It's called sarcasm.

Sorry. I am happy and being emotional.

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Hooray! No more terrorism! Terrorism is no more!

Right? That's the implication, right?

It's symbolic for some. People need this, and will eat it up. For someone who works within one of the agencies theres much biggers things that I'd love to make the headlines but they won't for too many reasons. It's nice, but some are acting like this really matters in some way or another. It doesn't. Not that it shouldn't take away from the closure it can give some in a symbolic sort of way. PR has been a mainstay for governments since the beginning of time, I'll just say that.

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At this point, so what? Dr. Frankenstein finally kills his monster.

If the loved ones of the people who died in the 9/11 attacks find comfort in this, then I am happy for them. If people choose to celebrate this, I will not chastise them. I do not feel any more "free" because of it though. I do not feel this changes the culture of endless war in our world. I wish that killing this one person would bring us closer to peace, but it will not do anything to accomplish that. In fact, it will make things worse.

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So, if John McCain took credit for being the President who ordered the attack it would be the selfless act of a hero? No one in their right mind would not take credit for ordering this attack. The world doesn't work that way. I can't believe that this is an issue.

Bert, that was written after about 40 seconds of him talking. I later wrote that the speech got better as it went on but at the point I wrote that, those were my feelings. And yes I will stand by my initial reaction to the speech at that point. He made it sound like it wasn't a top priority to get him until Leon Panetta got there.

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Fixed that for ya.:rambo:

That would have been some good shootin' because from what I read in the Weekly World News ... let's just say very small target.

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When I first heard that there would be a dramatic announcement, I assumed it would be something awful like an imminent terrorist threat of monumental proportions. It didn't occur to me that it might be something good. So, when I heard the news, it was a relief. I think the death is largely symbolic as he was apparently ill and dying anyway and this isn't going to stop terrorism or even slow it down much. However, it's a very important symbol and something that the whole country can celebrate. We haven't had that in a long long time.

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Yes, that's exactly what all the rubes at the White House are thinking. We can all go back to pre 9/11 now. No more TSA screenings, no more racial profiling, it's all good. :angry:

Hey, at least they're not going to do anything stupid like reinstate habeus corpus.

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Mixed emotions if true. This will insure martyrdom. I can't enjoy the death of an enemy combatant, but he was a terrorist and I would be the first to lock him up in solitary for life.

+1

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I've always heard that Ex-presidents quickly learn that they have more incommon with the current president than they thought they would --- regardless of their political affiliation. This has to feel good for Bush

I always heard that it was the other way around, i.e. that the sitting president discovers that he has more in common with his predecessor regardless of affiliation.

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Ummm... no.

Aw, really? Aw, gee whiz! Why'd we spend so much time worrying about him, then? I thought he was the leader of all the terrorists! Gosh darn it!

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That would make sense - I had it backwards... the sitting president has four to eight years of realizing what the predecessor went through

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At this point, so what? Dr. Frankenstein finally kills his monster.

If the loved ones of the people who died in the 9/11 attacks find comfort in this, then I am happy for them. If people choose to celebrate this, I will not chastise them. I do not feel any more "free" because of it though. I do not feel this changes the culture of endless war in our world. I wish that killing this one person would bring us closer to peace, but it will not do anything to accomplish that. In fact, it will make things worse.

I agree with this completely.

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Aw, really? Aw, gee whiz! Why'd we spend so much time worrying about him, then? I thought he was the leader of all the terrorists! Gosh darn it!

There's always one....

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