Leftist Tears For Bin Laden

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“The West is now celebrating the death of someone who, however misled and wrong-minded, was a person who was willing to fight for the poorest and the most vulnerable people in the world to the very end of his life,” writes Curtis Doebbler, an American-born “human rights” lawyer who teaches at a Palestinian university. Doebbler cites “anecdotal evidence” that “Osama Bin Laden’s body was desecrated by over enthusiastic American soldiers” and that “Muslim traditions of respect for women were flaunted by male American soldiers who molested Muslim women in the heat of the operation. The US actions concerning Osama Bin Laden’s body look merely like the work of criminals trying to dispose of the evidence of their crime.”

Was the crime killing nearly three thousand people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in rural Pennsylvania, or was it killing the killer of nearly three thousand people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania?

Though the lawyer’s scribbles may be dismissed as the mental meanderings of a lone fanatic, a perusal of more mainstream sources divulge similarly crankish reactions to the elimination of Osama bin Laden. One needn’t get muddy in the Internet’s fever swamps to encounter such lunacy. The bishop’s pulpit, the prime minister’s platform, the professor’s lectern, the radio host’s microphone, and the newspaper columnist’s pen yield disturbing evidence that, nearly ten years into the war on terrorism, the Left still sticks to a script that casts America as the bad guy.

“Killing Osama bin Laden outright—that’s vengeance or something else,” writes Dan Rodricks, a columnist for the Baltimore Sun. “It’s not justice, and President Obama knows better.” Rodricks used the killing of the world’s most successful terrorist as an occasion to blast the president’s reluctance, campaign promises aside, to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and abolish military tribunals for alleged terrorists. Rodricks reminds that “even the cops have to obey the law” in an effort to portray the military operation against bin Laden as illegal. “The idea—and it’s a grand old idea—is to bring fugitives to justice, not shoot them as they rise from slumber.”

Laura Flanders blogged at The Nation’s website that Sunday’s raid shows “how changed we are: no arrest, no trial.” Shifting logic 180-degress, Flanders continued that “where we are today feels like where we were…on 9/11 itself. Americans seeking sense and getting vengeance. Seeking connection and finding mostly media-fed jingoism.”

Ignoring (among much else) al-Qaeda’s campaign of bombings in Iraq, left-wing radio host Mike Malloy broadcast that “bin Laden really didn’t have anything to do—Did he?—with Iraq” and “his only relationship to Afghanistan was geographical…. So when does Seal Unit Six, or whatever it is called, drop in on George W. Bush? Bush was responsible for a lot more death— innocent death—than bin Laden.”

Across the Atlantic, the condemnations of the bin Laden operation have been predictably louder, and from more prominent personages.

“The reality is we are behaving much more in the sense of revenge than seeking the kind of dealings that could reasonably be described as justice,” opines Michael Scott-Joynt, Bishop of Winchester for the Church of England. On the Christmas following 9/11, the Right Reverend delivered “This Terror Is a Judgment Upon Us,” a sermon blaming the First World’s extravagance at the expense of the Third World for that year’s atrocity.

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  • Manya Shochet

    Sheesh. My sensibilities were plenty offended by 9/11. Maybe things wouldn’t have gotten so bad had we worried less about extremist Moslem sensibilities before.

  • SoundDoc

    Did anyone else notice that while Obama watched the invasion and killing of Osama, He was gripped with fear? FEAR? Fear of the failure of the mission that Bush launched, for his election is at stake? He was not in fear for any other reason, because after the successful operation, his prideful confidence was bordering on the obnoxious.

    • Devonshire

      Yes. I noticed too.

    • John

      I have to tell you that from the way he spoke, everything was "I, I, I" (as it always is.) I got the impression that he personally gathered the intel, found him, gave the order and went there and killed him all by his onesy. Massive ego.

    • Jim_C

      You guys are like a knitting circle talking about a soap opera: "Did you see his eyes? He's hiding something!" "Ooo yeah, girl, I saw it, too!"

      • John

        Perhaps Jim, but it's our experience and whether or not it rings true for you, it does for us. And it is like the watchman on the wall. If they don't sound the alarm when the attacks come, the entire city is destroyed. If the watchman yells and noone pays attention, then the destruction is on their own heads.

        • Jim_C

          Fine, but it's the (political) actions that give the best measure of the man.

          (In this case, it's a man who kills terrorists, but also wants to raise taxes).

      • Tony

        At least we don't swoon and get a tingle up our legs when Comrade Obama speaks.

  • http://apollospaeks.townhall.com ApolloSpeaks

    WHY DIDN'T OBAMA KILL OSAMA IN SECRET?

    If releasing the photos of Bin Laden's dead body is a grave national security concern as the president said; and that doing so could imperil the lives of innocent US civilians and soldiers fighting terror in the field then why didn't Obama keep the mission to kill bin Laden a secret? Why wasn't it a covert operation with Obama denying any responsibility or connection to the deed? Does this make any sense? Could the release of gruesome photos with Bin Ladin's face blown off be more of a national security risk than revealing the fact that we did it? That America was the executioner that struck the fatal blow?t right here!

    coninued

    • meg

      The helicopter crashed….That would kind of mess up the secret.

      • http://apollospaeks.townhall.com ApolloSpeaks

        Not necessarily. Helicopter crash or not, the last thing Pakistani authorities would have done is tell the world that US forces killed Osama bin Laden in their own backyard. In short, they would have kept quiet about the operation to avoid embarrassment and censure.

    • Nelson Santiago

      I was going to say the same thing; the helicopter crashing and not being properly disposed of and the fact that we are the only country in the world that has that kind of technology, they obviously had to move to plan B for the cover story.

      At the same time, it could have been a "no comment" story if Obama was not so struck by the idea that he could take all of the credit for executing a plan that, "oh by the way" was formulated by others. He deserves credit where credit is due; he made a decision, finally! Thank God for that.

      Everything the professional military planners did was perfect except for the "malfunction". Notice that after the operation, everything Obama's Team did regarding the explanations of how it went down, who knew, what "really happened", looked so amature, the Seal Team must be just saying "please STFU"

  • Fully Capable

    This all makes perfect sense; the practice of Liberalism is in the avoidance of accountability.

    • Jim_C

      F off, fully incapable. Hate to rain on your parade but liberals are happy Osama's dead.

      • sedoanman

        Would they be just as happy if Bush was still president, and all other things were equal?

        • trickyblain

          Yep. Pretty much.

          • sedoanman

            Why do I have difficulty believing that?

          • trickyblain

            Because you are a partisan ideolougue?

            Among mainstream liberals (not Ward Churchill/Chomsky types), one of the major gripes with Bush was his shift in priority from getting bin Laden and al Qaeda in Afghanistan/Pak to a completely unrelated mission in Iraq.

            But of course, it's a hypotheical and we can never know. What we do know is that Obama has shifted the priority back to that region, and bin Laden is dead.

          • Jim_C

            And the thing about "Ward Churchill types"–I had no clue who Ward Churchill even was until the Right pulled him out of the woodwork. And yeah, I find guys like that pretty much repugnant, too.

            The secret about us liberals: We're just not that into radicals.

          • Maxie

            I wish you and Jim C would get together and explain explicitly how Liberals and "Ward Churchill/Chompsky types" differ. It's not at all apparent

  • http://apollospaeks.townhall.com ApolloSpeaks

    That the killing of bin Laden was a US operation from start to finish with the President calling the shots? How does releasing photos that Al Qaida could easily fake for deceiving the ignorant be more dangerous than going public with the operation? Which of the two puts US lives at more risk? Indeed, the disconnect between Obama suppressing the photos but not info on the mission is so wide and bewildering that you can drive a galaxy through it……..

    Click my name to read the rest of this piece.

  • davarino

    Ya we should have captured him and brought him to "justice". Im sure the Lawyers Guild would jump right in and defend him. They would argue that a warrant wasnt obtain first and that the evidence obtained was taken illegally and must be returned. All the while Al Kada is taking hostages and threatening to blow up the world if we dont return Osama.

    These people are retards. They give retards a bad name. They dont think like normal people.

  • theleastthreat

    Regarding what the Leftist bloggers and talk radio hosts, referred to in this article, have said – was there ever anyone who did more than UBL to paint a target on his own head?

  • tagalog

    "It was vengeance, not justice," the pundit says. Okay. Actually, it was both. Good.

  • Bama guy

    Is there any way for America to succeed with the Liberals around? Why do they hate this country and the progress we have provided the rest of the world? Is there no end to their self-loathing? I’ve heard talk show hosts from the Left attack Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Rove wishing they were dead or killed. Isn’t that treason? I heard John Kerry, Pelosi, Murtha, and others say our troops were terrorists for defending themselves while in a war zone. Where is the media now? If Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck had said what Malloy did, but about Obama, there would be a HUGE HUGE OUTCRY and rightfully so! But they would never do that which just goes to show that LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER! Malloy should be fired TODAY!

  • Steve Chavez

    "WE DESERVED IT" said a sign at a protest here in the University of New Mexico right after 9-11! Need I remind you whose mentor, reverend, and "uncle" said "Chickens coming home to roost."

    How many times have I written this: "When the Wall fell, we cheered, our Communists cried! When the Twins fell, we cried, they cheered!"

    Now I can add: "When Osama died, we cheered, they cried!" CONNECT THE DOTS!

  • Jim_C

    I love how FPM has to search far and wide to find "leftists" who had the reaction FPM is looking for to write an article. "Find me someone who wasn't happy about Osama being killed!"

    "I can't chief! Everybody is glad he's dead!"

    "There has to be someone in some backwater somewhere. Check overseas–foreign knuckleheads are ripe for this sort of thing."

    "Got it chief! And hey–someone in Baltimore I've never heard of!"

    "Who cares! Print it!"

    • Tony

      http://www.politico.com/click/stories/1105/crow_o

      See, that didn't take too long. About 2 minutes.

      • Jim_C

        Did I somehow miss the part where Crow mourns for bin Ladin?

        • FrankS

          Actually Michael Moore has stronger condemnation for the US over OBL.

    • trickyblain

      Exactly. From the tone of comments here lately, they could have just checked thier own message boards, where the overlying tone is a subdued "Glad he's dead, but…"

    • scum

      Actually, no one was more upset about bin Laden's death than Rush. Did anyone hear his virtually incomprehensible ramblings, supposedly 'thanking' Obama for the hit? First, he literally had trouble finishing a sentence. But more importantly, he can't even entertain for a brief moment in time the idea of sincerely showing a measure of bipartisanship or true 'Americanism' as he rakes in his $70 million/year. In fact, he really said very little about bin Laden, and one gets the strong impression he likes Osama more than Obama. Pathetic piece of garbage, is Rush.

      • FrankS

        You will hear what you want to hear. Try Michael Moore.

        • FrankS

          Notice lefty namecalling and lack of quotes.

  • Tony

    I don't see where he had to search far and wide. Seems he found these people quite easily.

  • Lightning Jack

    It took 10 years to get this monster, and quite frankly, that's way too much time, especially with the resources the American intelligence community had available to them.

    There's just something terribly wrong with all of this, not that bi Laden didn't get what he deserved, but that justice in his case took so long. Tony Soprano would have done a better job and it wouldn't have taken 10 years!

    In regards to what his sympathizers say, who cares…there will always be those who have sympathy for the devil.

    • FrankS

      I don't think you understand Islamists.

  • bolg

    NEWS FROM PAKISTAN:
    "Even if there was any sympathy for the Americans, that would dissipate after the way they crushed and violated our sovereignty and our independence," the Jamaat-e-Islami's leader, Syed Munawar Hasan, told Reuters.

    NEWS FROM AFGHANISTAN:
    Across the border in Afghanistan, a crowd of around 10,000 people rallied in Kabul against the Taliban. A speech by former Afghan intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh was continually interrupted by chants of "Death to the Punjabis" and "Death to the Taliban".

  • Constitution First

    Compare and contrast: Muslim hatred and violent reaction to women speaking their minds (and not wearing Burkas), and the Liberal's love affair with these Prophets of the Dark Ages.

    Use extra paper as needed.

    • trickyblain

      Is this some sort of post-modern literary asssignment to write nonsense?

      • FrankS

        Is it nonsense because you don't understand it? Can't you see the Curtis Doebler types that are definitely Leftists, that definitely side with Hamas, Palestinian "freedom fighters" (murder-bombers), Taliban, Iran, No Korea, Castro, Chavez, etc., and how they treat their subjects…?

        • Jim_C

          "Liberal love affair with these Prophets of the Dark Ages" is totally fckn nonsense, yes.

          • FrankS

            To me it means they always side with the aforementioned Leaders. I forgot, the Left loved Stalin and Hitler before they committed large scale attrocities, though some still loved them.

          • Jim_C

            Then let's make a clear distinction between liberals and "leftists," OK?

          • scum

            HMMM, THE LEFT LOVED HITLER…. HMMMM. Could it possibly be that you mean the RIGHT 'loved' Hitler? After all, it was the Right that did business with Hitler (Ford is case in point), well after the nightmare began in the mid-1930s. At least get your HIS 101 straight, before you clog the blog with your fog. LOL LOL LOL LOL

          • FrankS

            Nazism (National Socialism) promoted an economic position for a managed economy that was neither capitalist nor communist. National socialism was to provide for the German nation economic security, social welfare programs for workers, a just wage, honor for workers' importance to the nation, and protection from capitalist exploitation.

          • FrankS

            Lets start with modern Leftists. Chomsky and Rollins.

          • FrankS

            Nazism (National Socialism) promoted an economic position for a managed economy that was neither capitalist nor communist. National socialism was to provide for the German nation economic security, social welfare programs for workers, a just wage, honor for workers' importance to the nation, and protection from capitalist exploitation. Sounds like liberals to me.

          • FrankS

            Watch "The Soviet Story" on this website.

          • FrankS

            So the ideological Right loved Hitler because Ford wanted to sell cars to Germany?

          • Hank Rearden

            After the Hitler Stalin Pact the Left immediately fell in with the new "line" that war against Hitler was a bad thing. Tried to stop our sending arms to Britain. Agitated against Roosevelt. It was a disgraceful performance.

          • SpiritOf1683

            The Left (apart from the German Left who were beaten up and later imprisoned or hanged by the Nazis), did love Hitler until the invasion of the Soviet Union. The Left called World War II a 'capitalist war made for profit' until that day in June 1941, when it became a World War rather than a European war. Also Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the Non-Aggression Pact in August 1939, with one of its clauses being that the Soviet Union should invade Eastern Poland with a view to the partitioning out of existence of that country. Hitler had his Leftist aiders and abettors, alright.

  • truthbe known

    Hamas was not happy about the killing of Bin Ladin, they called him a Shahid, a hero of the Arab/Muslim people.

    • trickyblain

      And of course Hamas is a conservative religious group. I guess conservatives loved bin Laden.

      • FrankS

        Conservative has two meanings. 1) Keeping old ways and traditions, slow to change. 2) Minimal risk taking. 3) Politically to keep alive the philosophy of our founding fathers and the Constitution for the freedom they represent.

  • FrankS

    Trickyblain – Very Tricky!
    You don't think these Curtis Doebbler types defend Hamas?

    • trickyblain

      Who the hell is Curtis Doebbler?

      There are far left folks that definately support Hamas, etc.

      But then there are "Constitutional conservatives" that effectively do the same (see Ron Paul's proposal to cut off Israel). Is it reasonable to paint all conservatives with that brush? No? Then why is it ok to do the same with "liberals"?

      • FrankS

        Cutting the $ to Isreal is like defending a terrorist org?

        • FrankS

          I think you will see that he is for cutting funding for all foreign countries, including Palestinians.

      • FrankS

        Part of the reason this website exists is because David Horowitz is an ex-Lefty and he sees the need to expose them for what they are and how more seemingly moderate Lefties often agree and work with these people.

        Does Van Jones ring a bell?

  • USMCSniper

    Never hate you enemies, it clouds your thinking. Osama now sleeps with the fishes.

  • Wesley69

    If the Left had lost people in the Twin Towers or on the jets or in the Pentagon, they may be saying something different. Enough with the moral pretenses. These are the same people that called Bush Hitler incarnate. They hate this country and everything it stands for. They use its freedoms to try and bring it down. I have no use for such people.

    • Jim_C

      I always wonder: Who are these people of the "Left," and how many of them are there? Do they have a lot of influence? Do reasonable people actually listen to them? What makes them "Left?"

      • FrankS

        You mean Like Van Jones picked by Obama to be in his cabinet?

        Yes, you guys listen and believe. They just have to use the right words.

        Left is government controling your lives towards an imagined utopia.

        • Jim_C

          Isn't the flipside, which I guess would be libertarianism(?), also utopian? What was Ayn Rand, after all, if not a utopian?

          Lots of things "control" our lives. Some we vote for, some we pay for, some we never ask for. And the reason we're "free" to the extent we are comes from the same combination of sources. Just because I think we should have universal health care like every other industrialized nation in the world, doesn't mean I'm praying for some anti-American apocalypse.

          Debating the good and bad of that is worthwhile. But looking under the bed for "leftists" everywhere is just self-flattering wanking off. yes, that includes the dreaded Soros Monster (who appeared at the Cato Institute last week to talk about F A Hayek's positive influence on him, by the way).

          • FrankS

            Freedom based utopia is the opposite of a coercive based utopia.

          • FrankS

            You are not content to start your own universal healthcare and let people decided if they like it. You feel you must force everyone into it, ie. Canada, Europe, etc.

            On top of that these coercive utopians don't understand why soviet communism failed. Socialism fails because it is coercive, spends other peoples money, reduces innovation, eventually eliminating it because everything becomes too expensive.

            "Democracy fails when people figure out they can vote to take other peoples property…"

            Like a lot of Leftists, elitists, they got theirs either through government largess or capitalism but still believe that socialism is caring.

          • Jim_C

            Elitists couldn't care less whether its capitalism or socialism, as long as the got theirs. They've had their way with our government for 30 years. They put their people in as representatives; when they come out, they're made lobbyists and consultants. This is not necessarily "bad," but when you consider it's also the case with the people at the agencies supposed to enforce regulations, now you've got a big problem. Now you have 1. Excessive (self-serving) regulations and 2. No will to enforce (or, incentive to NOT enforce).

            Conservatives have some things right. But the main thing they have wrong is their belief in Reagan's mythical formulation "Government IS the problem." What if government is the problem because private sector elites have rigged the game?

          • FrankS

            The founding fathers also believed that government is eventually the problem. They become elitists, thinking that they know what is best for everyone else, slowly gaining more and more power to do what they will.

            I agree that the game is sometimes rigged. My brother wanted to start a medical practice with his own ideas of how to make the insurance affordable. CA law would not let him do it and created so many regulations that it became too expensive to even consider.

          • FrankS

            But I don't think that Democrats want less regulation or even smart regulation. Leftists want total control.

          • Jim_C

            Please knock off the democrats = "Leftists." Democrats run businesses, too, you know. I know that doesn't fit the stereotype. Point being, you're focused on some sinister quasi-communist plot; I'm not sure you see the full picture. Yes, we should absolutely be vigilant about those in government, and the size and scope of gov.–but that's the whole point. We HAVEN'T been, because we are fed all this other b.s. to "worry about." Part of this is media failure. Journalists today don't understand war; they don't understand finance; they don't understand health care–they just trust the "experts" (elite) to feed them the answers.

            The elite, in the meantime, have us worried about gay marriage or some other nonsense. We're supposed to build a big fence, right? But god forbid we enforce immigration law on business. You see what I mean?

          • FrankS

            Government control of healthcare is Democrat and Leftist.

            Government control of education is D&L.

          • FrankS

            Jim- Define elite or elitism. Maybe you better check a dictionary first.

            Elistists want to change the definition of marriage.
            Elistists think that we should have open boarders. Democrats want to use it to call Rightwingers Racists.

            No plot just similar goals D's & L's.

          • FrankS

            Van Jones, a Commie or Leftist, was picked by Obama, a Dem. to be in his cabinet.

          • welldoneson

            Jim, Democrats ARE leftists.
            Don't play dumb, though I note that the left (i.e. YOU) do that quite well.

          • FrankS

            Conservatives don'[t believe that elitists will ever be able to control everyone else enough to obtain utopia. No one is perfect.

      • tagalog

        I've found a reasonably good measuring stick for determining if a person is a lefty or not: a lefty will always vote for the candidate who advocates raising income taxes. You can nail the certainty down if you're able to find out that the person then cheats on his/her income taxes.

        • Jim_C

          Is that kinda like the people who were likely union most of their lives, who drive on highways, who went to school, who expect the fire dept to put out their fire, who get their mail on time, who fly in planes that don't crash, who eat food they know is safe, who have used public libraries, collecting their social security while screaming things like "Keep your government hands off my Medicare?"

          • FrankS

            Yes, when the government takes my money from me over the years I feel some sort of ownership or deservedness. But this takes away my ability to invest in an MSA for example that will make me not dependent on anyone.

            I am sure you don't understand the concept…

          • Jim_C

            What's preventing you from having an MSA right now? Seriously.

          • FrankS

            If I could have invested the $400-$900 per month spent by my employers over the years on my care, plus the shared contributions, plus copays and put it all into an MSA I would not be dependent today on anyone for my family healthcare. You expect me to find an extra $400-$900 a month on top of that just for healthcare?

          • FrankS

            Plus, the higher taxes get, the less I am able to take care of myself.

          • tagalog

            No. It's not like that at all. One is shortsighted while the other is hypocritical.

          • welldoneson

            Jim, you have just proved yourself a hardcore lefty.
            The left do NOT own the concept of collective action, but it is just SO fun to see them (you) claim ownership of roads, mail service, food inspection…
            you're a complete idiot, or a troll. or both.

      • Hank Rearden

        Look in the mirror.

    • tagalog

      As a former New Yorker, I have no doubt whatsoever that the majority of people who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11 voted Democratic. Lefties don't care who the dead are; the dead merely serve as the justification for whatever position they find expedient.

      • Jim_C

        You seem like a smart guy. How on earth is what you say not just as applicable to "the Right?" I remember during the lead up to Iraq, when conservatives suddenly became oh so concerned about the Kurds gassed by Saddam. Funny–they weren't on most people's radar until they could be used to support a position.

        The whole insistence "But their side is worse!" "But they do it, too" etc. is precisely what derails actual political discourse.

        It's tempting to play that game, it can be catahrtic, but its not intellectually honest.

        • FrankS

          The concern was not to do something about it because there are those problems all over the world. It was just proof that Saddam had WMD, at least at some point. Duh.

          • Jim_C

            Yes. In other words, people's deaths were used to serve as a justification for whatever position they found expedient. Duh.

          • FrankS

            NO. It was the PROOF of the possession. Nothing more, nothing less.

          • Wesley69

            A Leftist is someone who believes that government is the answer to all societies problems. There are different degrees of Leftist. Some are willing to make compromises for the greater good of society. The further you move to the left, the less, they are willing to make compromises because their ideology prevents such an action.

            The Right is similar except that it believes in less government and more personal responsibility. Once again, the further to the right one goes, the less willing they are to making compromises. Idealogy, as with Leftists, prevents compromise.

            Elections are generally one in the middle, the moderates of the Left and Right. This current administration is definitely to the Left. The Stimulus, ObamaCare, the Financial Reforms, Government Regulations, Cap & Trade, Governmental Ownership of GM, these are not middle of the road policies. They are definitely Leftist -Socialist, but not quite Marxist or Communist.

  • FrankS

    How about those behind the scenes that you can't see but do actually affect your lives like Soros?

  • LibertyMan

    Is it liberalism or EIS (Elitist Insanity Syndrome)? This is when one thinks he or she is so smart that one believes one’s own narcissist lies.

    …. just pondering

  • Jim_C

    Yeah, sure. Whatever.

  • Jim_C

    Obama has surrounded himself with free marketeers of the Chicago school and Bush's defense dept. Some "radical" he's turned out to be.

  • scum

    Actually, many of his nominees have been completely mainstream. And you should be thankful he bailed out your criminal buddies in all the big banks, too. Hardly the work of a radical commie. But of course, we're talking hopelessly partisan people on FPM…

    • pagegl

      Actually, he helped bail out the group of professionals that came in second to trial lawyers for the largest dollar amount donated to his campaign. Check this:
      http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cyc

      You can switch to McCain in the pull down to compare.

    • FrankS

      The Left knows that they have to appear centrist but act Left when no one is looking (because they don't want to.)

  • JosephWiess

    How about the leftists get a brain? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that killing a terrorist is doing a good deed. Shooting him point blank saves us time in court, and time arguing over rights that he doesn't and should never have.
    What the terrorists deserve is a quick military trail and a bullet in the back of the head.

  • Irandissident

    where is my comment?

  • Irandissident

    Why should leftists ( communists, socialists etc…)defend Bin Laden when:
    a) The Afghan Jihadists (exact same word as the Arabic word Mujahedin) and "Arab Afghans" (same as Al Qaedeh and similar groups) killed everyone remotely related to "leftists" AKA communists, during their anti Soviet Jihad?
    b) when fundamentalist Islamists in Afghanistan were (are) so much in support of feudal land owners, opium farmers, money hoarding merchants and even slave owners?
    c) when Jihadists like the Taliban and Bin Laden openly call for enslavement of women and violently enforce their Shari'ah laws whenever they can? etc…….

    The reasons are clear:
    The left hates America even more than it loves "leftist ideals", similar to Palestinians hating The Jews more than loving Palestinian ideals.
    Some leftists have ONE thing left to do in their old age: Taking revenge for the fall of the Soviet Union.

  • theleastthreat

    The left respects the military. It just doesn't happen to be our military. And the are very religious too. In fact, they have many names for the devil: Bush, Cheney, Rove, Palin, Limbaugh, Hannity, the Tea Party, the Republicans, anyone not a leftist.

  • Bob

    I think a better term than revenge is retribution. The Biblical justification for this is Genesis 9:6, "Whoever sheds man's blood, by man his blood shall be shed; for in the image of God He made man."

  • waterwillows

    Once again the western lefties have shown their inability to relate to reality. They are a people who are malfunctioning and as yet don't realise it.
    What part of war, do they not understand? One does not 'be nice' to your enemies unless one wishes to be the one to die.
    This mess is of their thoughtless making and it's continuance is prolonged by their ineffective ability to lead. They have chosen an unreal reality and have put all their efforts and beliefs into it. They are standing on a sand-hill. It will not hold.
    Had they put their beliefs into the words of the Lord, they would not now be the fools they are and look so very incompetant to the whole world.
    They are a people without vision or good future.

  • FrankS

    I'll assume you are not shizophrenic and reply.
    What part of HIS 101 is wrong?
    What NSA scandal? You mean computers searching foreign phone calls coming into the US for specific words that might help locate terrorist cells or OBL himself?

    Torture? You mean water boarding? Something so awful that we practice it on our own soldiers?

    Say "hi" to George.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Think of it, back in the "60's the warning went out, do drugs and life becomes
    and acid trip, I think we got there. O. bin Laden, I would have pulled the trigger,
    it had to be done and done then. A satisfactory trial and execution in public
    is probably a desirable end to such a terrorist but the Seals had a few
    problems and were pressed for time. US Government 10 years, Navy Seals
    40 minutes, impressive……………………………………………….William

  • Shishir

    I hate to admit it but Jim_C makes some good points!We would do well not to alienate liberals like him as they are allies in much that conservatives fight for.

  • crypticguise

    First, I don't give a rat's ass what European leftists have to say about anything. Second, I believe we should be able to 'double-tap" leftist anti-American trash in Video Games.

    How about Killing the LeftWing as a name for a Video Game.

    • FrankS

      A little extreme because most people don't understand the correlation between Left and taking away your freedoms.

  • muchiboy

    While Israel and her Jewish citizens and supporters have much to be proud and thankful for,the sufferings of the Palestinians is a somber reminder that much is still to be resolved and achieved.In the meantime,may I congratulate Israeli's and Jews everywhere on the many positive achievements of Israel.May she live long and prosper.
    Ron Grant (aka muchiboy) and Family

  • Jim

    Fighting for the poor?? Where did she get that?
    Even Osama never said he was fighting for the poor.

    She must be in some twilight sleep where her ear hears something
    and her brain reinterprets it into something she likes.

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