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Is America Ensnared in an Endless War?

Amused Libertarian Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 12:10 PM
@ Ryan I actually think Cons ARE worse than Libs for the simple reason that they've TOTALLY discredited the ideas of free-markets and liberty.
AParvus Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 12:38 PM
If you need some entertainment, ask a neo-con what it is that they are conserving.
Ryan_M Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 12:52 PM
Or read the post by the misnamed "true conservative!".
Ryan_M Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 12:31 PM

You can make a good argument with this. If anything, at least "liberals" have an excuse for their idiocy. In the past I expected "conservatives" to know better. Not anymore.
True Conservative! Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 12:31 PM
Yeah ... right ... NOT! And I am far from amused!
Ryan_M Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 12:51 PM
No, but in return you are very amusing, TC.
"When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal."

So said Richard Nixon in his interviews with David Frost. Nixon was talking about wiretaps and surreptitious entries to protect lives and safeguard national security in a violent and anarchic war decade.

The Nixon haters pronounced themselves morally sickened.

Fast forward to our new century. For, since 9/11, we have heard rather more extravagant claims by American presidents.

Under George W. Bush, it was presidential authority to waterboard, torture, rendition and hold enemy aliens in indefinite detention at Guantanamo.

Under Barack Obama, we don't have a Nixon "enemies list"...