Coakley says no more terrorists in Afghanistan

posted at 10:12 am on January 12, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Jim Hoft caught this odd statement from Martha Coakley in last night’s debate, a moment that went mainly unnoticed before now.  While most of the post-debate attention has focused on Scott Brown’s Reaganesque moment in declaring that the Senate seat doesn’t belong to the Kennedy family or the Democrats but to all Massachusetts voters, Coakley had a Gerald Ford-esque moment on the war in Afghanistan.  She declared Afghanistan to be terrorist-free and wants the troops to come home now:

I think we have done what we are going to be able to do in Afghanistan. I think that we should plan an exit strategy. Yes. I’m not sure there is a way to succeed. If the goal was and the mission in Afghanistan was to go in because we believed that the Taliban was giving harbor to terrorists. We supported that. I supported that. They’re gone. They’re not there anymore.

The timing on this was rather poor, considering the deaths of eight CIA officers in Afghanistan just ten days ago at the hands of a suicide bomber. Jim clips together the suicide bomber’s valedictory message made just prior to his attack to underscore the point. The terrorists are definitely still in Afghanistan, both foreign and domestic, and capable of carrying out attacks.

Now, one could make an argument that our presence in Afghanistan provokes terrorist attacks such as the one that killed the eight CIA officers less than two weeks ago. I’d disagree with that — we weren’t in Afghanistan until after al-Qaeda firmly established itself there, with the blessing and the bidirectional support of the Taliban government — but it’s still an arguable point. Coakley didn’t make that argument, however, but instead insisted in quasi-Orwellian fashion that there are no terrorists left in a nation that just had a terrorist attack.

In the 1976 presidential campaign, Gerald Ford lost whatever chance he had for victory by asserting that Poland wasn’t under the direction of the Soviet Union, making him look detached from reality and throwing the election to Jimmy Carter. Hopefully, the voters of Massachusetts will make the same determination about Coakley in the aftermath of this debate and send someone much wiser than Carter or Coakley to Washington.


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WashJeff on January 12, 2010 at 11:03 AM

Listen you sunuva…don’t make me come down there.

Do you have a presidential candidate who only won a single state? Huh?

What about a pro-wrestler governor?

A U.S. senator who tells rape jokes? Well?

So get out of my face! Minnesota rocks!

Bishop on January 12, 2010 at 11:08 AM

Also, I think we lead the nation in indicted, convicted, and jailed governors.

donh525 on January 12, 2010 at 11:07 AM

I would think so, but does OH compete with IL on this? OH, can you beat 4 in the last 40 years?

WashJeff on January 12, 2010 at 11:10 AM

Don’t mess with IL when it comes to corruption and incompetence. Come talk to me when your state has a $12B deficit…prbably bigger than CA in proporation to state GDP.

Dang…I should not be defending this!

WashJeff on January 12, 2010 at 11:03 AM

It’s nice to see people proudly out there defending their state’s leaders! :-0

Seriously though, isn’t $12B about the price the Feds are going to fork over to build GITMO North out of that surplus prison?

highhopes on January 12, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Does Illinois have such passion for a dead former senator that there is still a cottage industry which produces campaign advertisements?

Drive through any neighborhood in Minneapolis and will find brand spanking new 5×7 yard signs that say “WELLSTONE!” Put him on the ballot and he would probably still win.

Minnesota politicians are beloved even years after being shot down by one of Cheney’s invisible attack jets.

Bishop on January 12, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Amacoaklism?

Coaklateurism?

mankai on January 12, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Well, let her record speaks for herself.

Ummm, yeah, garden clubs are the real menace to MA people.

Sir Napsalot on January 12, 2010 at 11:15 AM

And not to mention, my Representative is Marcy Kaptur.
rbj on January 12, 2010 at 10:46 AM

Yeah, mine too. :-(

KeepOhioRed on January 12, 2010 at 11:17 AM

Just watched the clip. Coakley is off the charts stupid and now everyone can see it.

dogsoldier on January 12, 2010 at 11:17 AM

I think that it would be a good idea if Scott showed the number of MA voters that have contributed to his campaign. It would energize others who are sitting on the fence to support Scott. Getting over $1.3 million in twenty four hours is a fantastic achievement.

Big Nicholas on January 12, 2010 at 11:17 AM

But, congradulations to you. You’re state does have worse politicians.

WashJeff on January 12, 2010 at 11:08 AM

Hey! I don’t have a dog in this fight!!! I live in Virginia where are polticians of late have merely been lapdogs for the filthy lying coward in the White House. That is about to change with the new Governor.

I was simply pointing out that IL politicians may be inept and corrupt but CA (Pelosi, Boxer, Waxman, Feinstein, Sanchez, etc…) has the worst politicans and the worst politicians per capita of any state.

highhopes on January 12, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Coakley demonstrates precisely what’s wrong with the Dem Party: head-in-the-sand gloom and doom, we can’t win, and there’s nothing to be fighting for. Mix all that together, and it’s no wonder liberals have to keep changing their own rules when details emerge against their desired results.

Expect another post-election mess if Brown wins, no matter the margin. The Dems can’t allow loss of a 60-seat Senate majority, so anticipate a wrangle to keep that from happening long as possible. And it it’s a Brown landslide, expect at least one lib pundit claim the MA voters either were swindled or had a temper tantrum.

*From the State that gave America Chuckles Schumer

Liam on January 12, 2010 at 11:20 AM

Democrats have the market cornered on dumb women.Voters and candidates/office holders.

theTarCzar on January 12, 2010 at 11:21 AM

Please. The “they” she is referring to is “Taliban”, not “terrorists”. Still wrong, but less obviously so. Taliban is officially out of power, though they would come back on a heartbeat when the US leaves.

DaveO on January 12, 2010 at 11:22 AM

Well, we’ve hand “Dumb and Dumber” and now, “Dumbest” has just arrived.

rplat on January 12, 2010 at 11:23 AM

I hardly think an attack on a CIA base is terrorism. That is a legitimate military target.

tommylotto on January 12, 2010 at 11:01 AM

They didn’t mortar the place. He didn’t even attack them in their semi-uniformed black man-jams. The SOB was a insider who blew himself up. There is no normal military tactic in that action. He was a terrorist.

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Coakley didn’t make that argument, however, but instead insisted in quasi-Orwellian fashion that there are no terrorists left in a nation that just had a terrorist attack.

The Party has her trained. She has mastered crimestop, a method to keep her from committing thoughtcrime. bo says there is no more terrorists in Afghanistan, then it is so. Because, reality is what you make it to be.

just finished 1984 recent like.

ted c on January 12, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Please. The “they” she is referring to is “Taliban”, not “terrorists”. Still wrong, but less obviously so. Taliban is officially out of power, though they would come back on a heartbeat when the US leaves.

DaveO on January 12, 2010 at 11:22 AM

Oh please,yourself.You really look quite silly in that pretzel position.

theTarCzar on January 12, 2010 at 11:25 AM

“Paid for by Massachusettes Democratic Party and Authorized by Martha Coakley for Senate. Approved by Martha Coakley.

Close observers will notice that there is an extra ‘E’ tacked onto the end of ‘Massachusetts.”

Well, at least martha is stupid enough to replace drunken teddy!

crash72 on January 12, 2010 at 11:25 AM

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Hawk! Good to see you. The idiot Dems as a whole aren’t dumb enough to believe that the Taliban aren’t still lurking around, are they?

kingsjester on January 12, 2010 at 11:26 AM

highhopes on January 12, 2010 at 11:19 AM

IL used to be like VA, but in reverse (i.e., a leans blue state with significant GOP presence). This kept the Dems from overreaching. Since 2002, that dynamic has disappeared in IL and the state’s fiscal situation has puked. 2010 is a statewide office election year in IL. The long term fate of IL will be decidcd in 10 months…and the warriors are choosen in three weeks.

WashJeff on January 12, 2010 at 11:27 AM

Hold on a minute there:

Klobuchar, Wellstone, Franken, Ventura, Ellison, Mondale, Dayton.

I’ll put Minnesota’s finest up against anyone, any day.

Bishop on January 12, 2010 at 10:59 AM

ONE WORD FOR NEW JERSEY: LAUGHTENBERG. BEAT THAT.

NJ Red on January 12, 2010 at 11:29 AM

Does Illinois have such passion for a dead former senator that there is still a cottage industry which produces campaign advertisements?

Bishop on January 12, 2010 at 11:14 AM

No, but I wished the Dems in IL looked up Paul Simon. The irony is that your senator, (long pause) Al Franken, used to imitate Paul Simon on SNL (“And that is why I wear the bow-tie”).

WashJeff on January 12, 2010 at 11:30 AM

Didn’t they try to draft Caroline Kennedy for the job?

Sir Napsalot on January 12, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Does Franken look in the mirror every morning before he goes to the Senate and recite the Stuart Smalley Speech?
I bet he does.

kingsjester on January 12, 2010 at 11:34 AM

John Kerry could not be reached for comment because he is still recovering from being turned down for a visa to Iran. Funny thing is though, if Kerry had gone through a country like Nigeria first, he might have got one.

Americannodash on January 12, 2010 at 10:32 AM

He’s got bigger problems right now-he’s being sued in Maine for allegedly conspiring with the Maine Democrat Party to keep another Presidential “candidate” off the Maine ballot in the 2004 election.

The plaintiff? Ralph Nader.

Del Dolemonte on January 12, 2010 at 11:34 AM

Hold on a minute there:

Klobuchar, Wellstone, Franken, Ventura, Ellison, Mondale, Dayton.

I’ll put Minnesota’s finest up against anyone, any day.

Bishop on January 12, 2010 at 10:59 AM

ONE WORD FOR NEW JERSEY: LAUGHTENBERG. BEAT THAT.

NJ Red on January 12, 2010 at 11:29 AM

Its close, but the Franken factor gives Minnesota the Shitforbrains Cup.

Syd B. on January 12, 2010 at 11:36 AM

No, but I wished the Dems in IL looked up Paul Simon. The irony is that your senator, (long pause) Al Franken, used to imitate Paul Simon on SNL (”And that is why I wear the bow-tie”).

WashJeff on January 12, 2010 at 11:30 AM

The alltime best SNL treatment of that was one night when Paul Simon (the singer) was the host. Don Pardo introduced “Paul Simon” and both of them came out. Pure comedy gold.

Singer Paul then asked politician Paul if he wanted to stick around-”in case something happens to me”. The other Paul said no, he had to get up early the next day “to run for President”.

Del Dolemonte on January 12, 2010 at 11:38 AM

Didn’t they try to draft Caroline Kennedy for the job?

Sir Napsalot on January 12, 2010 at 11:32 AM

No, they tried drafting her for Hillary’s NY Senate seat as she lives there. She would have had to move to MA to run for Uncle Ted’s seat.

Del Dolemonte on January 12, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Let’s hope Brown has a lot of wary pollwatcher on election day. I expect him to win a close race, and then lose when someone finds some uncounted votes in their car or something.

hawksruleva on January 12, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Lt Colonel Brown needs to educate his opponent, who clearly is more concerned about killing American infants than terrorists.

Hening on January 12, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Gerald Ford lost whatever chance he had for victory by asserting that Poland wasn’t under the direction of the Soviet Union

Actually Ford said no “domination.”

Video here.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on January 12, 2010 at 11:40 AM

This woman really is a ditz. This is the best MassachusettEs dims can come up with?

FireBlogger on January 12, 2010 at 11:43 AM

But, congradulations to you. You’re state does have worse politicians

Gee, thanks…I think. :)

(San Fran Nan by herself counts as ten lesser bad politicians)

Bob's Kid on January 12, 2010 at 11:44 AM

No, they tried drafting her for Hillary’s NY Senate seat as she lives there. She would have had to move to MA to run for Uncle Ted’s seat.

Del Dolemonte on January 12, 2010 at 11:39 AM

You know?I mean really…you know? /mocking her Ivy league speak

theTarCzar on January 12, 2010 at 11:45 AM

kingsjester on January 12, 2010 at 11:26 AM

They’re still here.

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 11:52 AM

She declared Afghanistan to be terrorist-free and wants the troops to come home now:

More “smart power” coming from the “adults” in charge.

What a joke.

Baxter Greene on January 12, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Just watched the clip. Coakley is off the charts stupid and now everyone can see it.

dogsoldier on January 12, 2010 at 11:17 AM

I was saying last night that she comes up as totally clueless. Coakley Clueless.

It is obvious by now that she was selected by the Kennedys to keep that seat warm until they can figure out who would the the next among that clan to claim it. They think they’re royalty, and they want to prove that anyone that isn’t a Kennedy is a plebeian.

The United States Senate is not the House of Boyars (Czarist Russia) nor the House of Lords (Britain) – as much as the current crop of Senators want to believe otherwise.

newton on January 12, 2010 at 11:58 AM

She declared Afghanistan to be terrorist-free and wants the troops to come home now:

In other words…this war is won? As full of crap as Reid, but it sounds better.

Extrafishy on January 12, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Coakley seemed somewhat thin skinned with no Caucasian dialect, unless she wanted to have one.

Roy Rogers on January 12, 2010 at 12:03 PM

ONE WORD FOR NEW JERSEY: LAUGHTENBERG. BEAT THAT.
NJ Red on January 12, 2010 at 11:29 AM

CT resident here. I’ll put Dodd up against your guy any day of the week. Bring it on…

joejm65 on January 12, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Coakley: There are no terrorists in Afghanistan–only human-caused disaster causers.

Steve Z on January 12, 2010 at 12:09 PM

They’re still here.

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Teh awesome. No more need be said.

thomashton on January 12, 2010 at 12:10 PM

If the goal was and the mission in Afghanistan was to go in because we believed that the Taliban was giving harbor to terrorists. We supported that. I supported that. They’re gone. They’re not there anymore.

Wow

This is the DEM choice for the seat.

Anyone that ignorant is a total pawn.

I would suggest she run for President but we already have a pawn in that office

entagor on January 12, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Freedom fighters against the imperialist American dogs!

csdeven on January 12, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Its close, but the Franken factor gives Minnesota the Shitforbrains Cup.

Syd B. on January 12, 2010 at 11:36 AM

But, you must admit Ventura’s “jackals” gambit was fun. And the incident on the Capitol steps with the single mother. He could have won re-election right there.

BobMbx on January 12, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Maybe she was angling for a job working for Napolitano, just in case this whole election thingy doesn’t work out.

Then again, she would be a shoo-in for the Senate’s Democratic Sub-committee on Intelligence should she win.

Lily on January 12, 2010 at 12:24 PM

The terrorists are definitely still in Afghanistan, both foreign and domestic, and capable of carrying out attacks.

The Islamic terrorists are all over, both coming and going. Nigeria (Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab), Jordan (Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi), Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, London, Yemen, Sudan, Ft. Hood (Army Major Nidal Hasan)… … … … The list is almost endless.

MB4 on January 12, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Coakley is an empty skirt.

wildcat84 on January 12, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Please. The “they” she is referring to is “Taliban”, not “terrorists”. Still wrong, but less obviously so. Taliban is officially out of power, though they would come back on a heartbeat when the US leaves.

DaveO on January 12, 2010 at 11:22 AM

I would think the “they” is referring to AlQ.

MB4 on January 12, 2010 at 12:32 PM

They’re still here.

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Hawk–we’re hoping you’re keeping your head down!

lovingmyUSA on January 12, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Martha, I see from your “no terrorists in Afganistan” quote that you have not been able to shake your crack pipe habit.

Might we suggest a visit to the Afgan poppy fields for the rest of this month? No visa necessary, you’d be doing them a favor.

Sweet_Thang on January 12, 2010 at 1:16 PM

That’s wrong/ There are more terrorists in the region than ever, which is precisely why we should be getting out of the region. Bin Laden is winning the war and getting recruits as long as we provide incentive for prospective suicide bombers by attacking their populations. It’s so simple that it’s too bad Washington doesn’t get it and has opted for destruction instead.

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 1:18 PM

The only thing that amazes me more than stupid candidates are the stupid people who don’t know their candidates of choice are stupid. God help us.

JohnTheBuilder on January 12, 2010 at 10:19 AM

Hmmm, I’m pretty sure that’s how Obama got elected.

Nalea on January 12, 2010 at 1:20 PM

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 1:18 PM

We’re actually going a great job here “The Dean”. And don’t worry. You Ron Paul cowards can still be rest assured you won’t have to come here.

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 1:28 PM

These are not the terrorists you are looking for…

You don’t need their identification…

withdraw the troops now…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on January 12, 2010 at 1:28 PM

The timing on this was rather poor, considering the deaths of eight CIA officers in Afghanistan just ten days ago at the hands of a suicide bomber.

One of them being a former high school classmate of mine, from Massachusetts.

Or is that MassachusettEs?

emz35 on January 12, 2010 at 1:28 PM

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 1:18 PM

BTW The Dean, I hear Storm Front is doing a special on Oliver Stones new Hilter movie. I’m sure you already knew, but I sure wouldn’t want you to miss it.

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 1:33 PM

We’re actually going a great job here “The Dean”. And don’t worry. You Ron Paul cowards can still be rest assured you won’t have to come here.

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 1:28 PM

You’re never gonna win. They said Iraq would cost $50 billion and be over in a year. Even if Al Qaeda is weakened, others will take its place as long as we are stoking up violence over there.

I’ve said we’re stirring up the globe, and it’s going to get even more dangerous for us in the next decade because we have to continue meddling in others’ affairs.

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 1:36 PM

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 1:36 PM

Great, then you actually will be able to join in when it makes it back to The States.

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 1:40 PM

Coakley says no more terrorists in Afghanistan

Q :
So where are the terrorists now? We certainly didn’t kill all of them. So where’d they go ? Maybe Hussain’s funders can answer that for you Ms. Croakley

macncheez on January 12, 2010 at 1:40 PM

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Brave Ron Paulbots ran away.
Bravely ran away, away!

When danger reared its ugly head,
He bravely turned his tail and fled.
Yes, brave Ron Paulbots turned about
And gallantly he chickened out.

He is packing it in and packing it up
And sneaking away and buggering up
And chickening out and pissing off home,
Yes, bravely he is throwing in the sponge..

“It just is.” ~ Decider

Roy Rogers on January 12, 2010 at 1:43 PM

The terrorists are going to be in every country in the world. Most of these citizens think the U.S. government is determined to destroy their religion of Islam. We can’t occupy every square inch of the globe, so a more peaceful solution makes all kinds of sense now.

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Hey Marfa: there’s no “u” in the U. S. Senate, either.

ya2daup on January 12, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Roy Rogers on January 12, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Thanks Roy. You’re sending me off to bed with a belly laugh!

I would rather be anything in the world than a man who was scared of dying so badly that it shaped my convictions.

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 1:49 PM

The terrorists are going to be in every country in the world. Most of these citizens think the U.S. government is determined to destroy their religion of Islam. We can’t occupy every square inch of the globe, so a more peaceful solution makes all kinds of sense now.

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Do we have terrorists in our country too?
If yes, then what should we do about it?

macncheez on January 12, 2010 at 1:50 PM

I should have said:

Hey Marfa: there’s no “u” in the Senate, either!

ya2daup on January 12, 2010 at 1:46 PM

ya2daup on January 12, 2010 at 1:55 PM

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Sure why not. And while you’re working on that peaceful solution, I’ll keep shooting the more violent ones over here.

Gw-on! Don’t mind me.

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 1:57 PM

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 1:49 PM

“Better to fight for something than live for nothing.” ~ George S. Patton

OOORAH! (or as my Army brethren prefer – HOOHAH!)

Roy Rogers on January 12, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Well, this quote cuts off the rest of her answer.

Why cherry-pick statements?

AnninCA on January 12, 2010 at 1:59 PM

ONE WORD FOR NEW JERSEY: LAUGHTENBERG. BEAT THAT.
NJ Red on January 12, 2010 at 11:29 AM
CT resident here. I’ll put Dodd up against your guy any day of the week. Bring it on…

joejm65 on January 12, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Are we comparing strictly Senators, or congressmen in general? Because no one beats RI’s Patrick Kennedy for sheer stupidity and incompetence. No one.

Niere on January 12, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Sure why not. And while you’re working on that peaceful solution, I’ll keep shooting the more violent ones over here.

Gw-on! Don’t mind me.

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 1:57 PM

Every one you shoot though will lead to two more around the world because of the blowback. That’s just the way it is.

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 2:02 PM

AnninCA on January 12, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Because quoting the whole statement makes her sound at least four times as stupid. I imagine folks were taking it easy on her. Don’t worry though Ann; she’ll probably still win and you’ll get your precious health care.

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 2:05 PM

We can’t occupy every square inch of the globe, so a more peaceful solution makes all kinds of sense now.

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Please define this “more peaceful solution” you have in mind…

ladyingray on January 12, 2010 at 2:06 PM

Every one you shoot though will lead to two more around the world because of the blowback. That’s just the way it is.

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 2:02 PM

Reality to The Dean:

The just hate you and want you dead no matter what.
It just is.

Roy Rogers on January 12, 2010 at 2:06 PM

Don’t worry though Ann; she’ll probably still win and you’ll get your precious health care.

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 2:05 PM

She “claims” to have seen the light on the public option.

ladyingray on January 12, 2010 at 2:09 PM

blowback

Heh…

Roy Rogers on January 12, 2010 at 2:09 PM

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 2:02 PM

Exactly two?

How about if we’re just killing them in secret and leaving them to rot in the desert? Then really, their buddies don’t find out and it should keep the ratio down, no?

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Dang…I should not be defending this!

WashJeff on January 12, 2010 at 11:03 AM

I see that you’re holding back your two bunker busters,
Blagojevich and Burris. Strategery!

ya2daup on January 12, 2010 at 2:11 PM

***
Future Taxachussets Senator Coakley (D) may be correct that there are no terrorists left in Afghanistan.
***
They are probably on board airliners flying into the U.S.A. now–or are already living in DearBornistan and other Jihadi enclaves in our country.
***
John Bibb
***

rocketman on January 12, 2010 at 2:11 PM

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 2:09 PM

The Predator option is much more efficient. The more “wedding parties” blown to hell, the fewer terrorist breeding pairs are available.

Roy Rogers on January 12, 2010 at 2:11 PM

ladyingray on January 12, 2010 at 2:09 PM

(okay) If you say so then I believe her. Did you get your package yet?

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Roy Rogers on January 12, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Well, according to the Deans formula, if you kill an entire wedding party, then you’ve created at least two terrorist wedding camps and probably a renegade Bar Mitzvah Party too.

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 2:17 PM

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Let me be clear…she claims that. I’m not saying I believe her.

I haven’t received it yet.

ladyingray on January 12, 2010 at 2:19 PM

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 2:17 PM

According to Dean, blasting a terrorist into Jelly creates a Terrorist Blop that will threaten the entire globe.

Holger on January 12, 2010 at 2:20 PM

Every one you shoot though will lead to two more around the world because of the blowback. That’s just the way it is.

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 2:02 PM

Yes, of course. That’s been demonstrated, right Dean?

Stop talking out of your arse.

DarkCurrent on January 12, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Please define this “more peaceful solution” you have in mind…

ladyingray on January 12, 2010 at 2:06 PM

Bring the boys home.

Reality to The Dean:

The just hate you and want you dead no matter what.
It just is.

Roy Rogers on January 12, 2010 at 2:06 PM

They want Americans dead because they see us as a threat to Islam aned their everyday way of life. If we are not there, then there is no reason for them to attack us anymore. Follow the golden rule of treat others the way you want to be treated. This is applicable in U.S. foreign affairs as well.

Exactly two?

How about if we’re just killing them in secret and leaving them to rot in the desert? Then really, their buddies don’t find out and it should keep the ratio down, no?

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Before we really ramped up the occupying, Al-Qaeda only consisted of several hundred men. Now it is rapidly multiplying, and the United States has itself to thank unfortunately.

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 2:22 PM

If we are not there, then there is no reason for them to attack us anymore. Follow the golden rule of treat others the way you want to be treated. This is applicable in U.S. foreign affairs as well.

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Anyone?

Roy Rogers on January 12, 2010 at 2:24 PM

ladyingray on January 12, 2010 at 2:19 PM

I’m actually very excited for you all to get them. We really can’t do many of them with the missions we fly. It takes a nod from our S2 to release a little info too. Let me know when you get it and what you think.

Holger on January 12, 2010 at 2:20 PM

He hates me because he’s sure we bomb innocent villages and when the small children flee, we run them down with our landing gear.

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Bring the boys home.

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 2:22 PM

That’s not a solution. A solution is when the problem is resolved.

What should we have done after 9/11? Pull the US military out of Saudi Arabia, stop support for Israel and other allies and just say “Sorry, our fault!” ?

DarkCurrent on January 12, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Roy Rogers on January 12, 2010 at 2:24 PM

you do the honors roy…

cmsinaz on January 12, 2010 at 2:27 PM

There’s nothing I hate more than a troll attempting to explain why muslim terrorists kill.

AS IF trolls had a clue…

Roy Rogers on January 12, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Bring the boys home.

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 2:22 PM

They’ll follow our boys home and slit your children’s throats while you sleep.

Holger on January 12, 2010 at 2:29 PM

Roy Rogers on January 12, 2010 at 2:27 PM

yeah, just ask helen thomas…

cmsinaz on January 12, 2010 at 2:31 PM

She is all that is wrong with the democrats. And the people of Massachusetts, like the people in America will learn that elections have consequences. She is a lousy candidate and will make a lousy Senator – but I don’t think Brown has the time to pry open all their eyes.

marnes on January 12, 2010 at 2:31 PM

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Bringing the boys home, as you so simply put it, will not change the fact that these people want you dead and you can’t change their minds. You dreamers need to face reality.

hawkdriver on January 12, 2010 at 2:26 PM

I’ll let you know when I get it. You stay safe.

My son is freezing his butt off in SK in Ops training.

ladyingray on January 12, 2010 at 2:31 PM

Before we really ramped up the occupying, Al-Qaeda only consisted of several hundred men. Now it is rapidly multiplying, and the United States has itself to thank unfortunately.

The Dean on January 12, 2010 at 2:22 PM

How do we know that ? Have they released their membership records ? Have you seen their LLC tax returns?

Here is a suggestion :
learn arabic and read the koran
not a translation or a sanitized internet version but the real book
That’ll explain how their membership is what it is

macncheez on January 12, 2010 at 2:32 PM

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