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Originally posted by The Cabernet of Doctor Caligari:
Just a ruse.

He's in havana smoking cigars and drinking Romanee Conti with Saddam, Ken Lay, and the mysterious lady who was in charge of the fake 9/11 attacks.

Cool

On a more serious note, hadn't Muammar been being a good boy the last decade? Should Kim Jong-Il start to sweat?


The reason he was left alone was that he stopped killing westerners even though he continued to kill his own people. Wink

One dictator down thanks to the bravery of citizens in the Libya!
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Originally posted by The Cabernet of Doctor Caligari:
Any predictions regarding the condition of Egypt, Iran, Tunisia, Libya, etc. in ten years?

I am not optimistic.

Arab Spring, I think, will end more like Prague Spring - back to oppression, with the mullahs replacing the Soviets in this scenario.

I am sorry to say that I agree with you. They cannot let democracy bloom without the real risk of losing their own grip on power.
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Originally posted by Icewino:
I'm shocked that in such an advanced bastian of civility and knowledge as the Middle East he'd meet such a demise. Captured, dragged out of a car and murdered after begging for his life. Not that he didn't deserve it but I expected much better from the people of that region.


I do no understand CNN and the overwhelming saturation of coverage being afforded to this guy. He was clearly mentally detached from reality years earlier and to claim now that things now can start getting better is also delusional. I would rather put some effort into wondering about the 20 000 SAMs out on the loose all over North Africa and elsewhere. Now that is not cool, at all.
Now I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin', and I'm certainly not siding with the guy. Just think about the old adage,"Better the devil you know than the devil you don't." (I believe that's from Voltaire, but I could be wrong). Whoever takes over/gets in power next, could be a regime/ruler that causes a lot of difficulty and could be scary. I'm not sure, but I'm thinking that's why the wacko Kim Jong-il is still around. I just think the the rest of the world knew the story on Qaddafi, and he was left alone because he was understood, and not some "psycho wild card" that could go off the reservation at any moment.
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Originally posted by Captain Cancun:
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Originally posted by Icewino:
I'm shocked that in such an advanced bastian of civility and knowledge as the Middle East he'd meet such a demise. Captured, dragged out of a car and murdered after begging for his life. Not that he didn't deserve it but I expected much better from the people of that region.


I do no understand CNN and the overwhelming saturation of coverage being afforded to this guy. He was clearly mentally detached from reality years earlier and to claim now that things now can start getting better is also delusional. I would rather put some effort into wondering about the 20 000 SAMs out on the loose all over North Africa and elsewhere. Now that is not cool, at all.

I'm really not wondering at all. I guess you missed my essay on the middle east in the old Egypt thread before it was nuked. In short, the entire region is the armpit of the earth. And with all the crap I've tossed out there on these boards over the years saying that, in long form, remains the one thing that has gotten me put on double secret probation by the editor.
As noted by me previously, this is a foreign policy success on the part of the President.
We had no killed or wounded in Libya. Zero. The Libyans themselves overthrew Qaddafi. Some revolutions use outside assistance (like the American Revolution being helped by the French and a few others). This was the way to do it.

I was glad to see that Sen. McCain praised Obama for this in the media.
Here is McCain:
“It is a great day. I think the administration deserves great credit,” McCain said on CNN.
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), who visited Libya with McCain, said in a statement: “Today marks the end of Qadhafi’s reign and a new opportunity for freedom, prosperity and a voice in the global community for Libyans. The Administration, especially Secretary Clinton, deserve our congratulations.”
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida credited the French and the British, adding that "Obama did the right things, he just took too long to do it and didn't do enough of it."
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said flatly that “it was wrong for the president to go into Libya.”
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Originally posted by wine+art:
I was glad to see that double digit IQ Joe Biden announced today that Gadhafi was one bad guy. Roll Eyes


Not silencing/dumping this absolute nimrod is one of my reasons for not being happy with my vote...


Just be thankful Palin isn't in his position.
Biden makes Palin look like a Nobel laureate. That's almost as difficult as making the political opinions of a socialist relevant.
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
That's the sad state of the kind of leaders that we have today. We're resorting to the who's dumber argument versus the other way around. Big Grin


New book coming out next year "President for Dummies" Has 9 folks already signed up for an advance copy.

BTW There is no IQ test for any politician. They are too dumb to pass a law, as they would be out.
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Originally posted by wineismylife:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
I saw one of the men that shot Qaddafi was wearing a NYY baseball cap. Eek


Saw on another board...

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The NY Post cover today has a photo of the man who killed Gaddafi. The man is wearing a Yankees hat. Their headline reads "Gaddafi killed by Yankees fan: Has more hits than A-Rod!"


I heard this also on TV today... more clutch hits that A-Fraud. Big Grin

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