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America Can Shred Iran. Why Not?

Scott853 Wrote: Dec 15, 2014 2:18 PM
Only the hopelessly naive, or shills for the Irani government, believes that Iran wants to develop uranium only for peaceful purposes. You aren't dealing with rational people today in Iran.
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America Can Shred Iran. Why Not?

Scott853 Wrote: Dec 15, 2014 2:16 PM
It is, IMO, a poor use of history to think that appeasement won't work because it didn't work in Munich in 1938. The Nazis of 1938 and the fanatics in Iran today are two different groups of fanatics, driven by 2 different ideologies, so must be treated differently. However, I think in neither case will appeasement work, but it won't be because appeasement didn't work in 1938, it's because the character and uncivilized nature of the Irani leaders that we have to deal with today in Persia.
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America Can Shred Iran. Why Not?

Scott853 Wrote: Dec 15, 2014 2:13 PM
You are making a silly argument and have given us a false choice. Yes it was appeasement in 2006 (if you have that year right, I don't know), and it is still appeasement. Just because you want us to say it was OK if Bush did it, but not when Obama does it, doesn't mean any of us actually think that. Something can be bad (or good), no matter who proposes it. Peaceful diplomacy won't work with fanatics. Even the Soviets were more civilized and therefore more trustworthy than Iranis today.
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America Can Shred Iran. Why Not?

Scott853 Wrote: Dec 15, 2014 2:10 PM
I heard the most idiotic reason why we shouldn't do this-it will help the Irani extremists stay in power in Iran. Let's see, they have complete control of the country since 1978, and somehow, bombing them is going to make the extremists stronger, and therefore make the situation worse in Iran? Sorry, not buying it. Killing Stalin wouldn't have made the Communists' control of the USSR stronger, they were already absolute despots. Same in Iran. No matter what you hear, the 'moderates' in Iran will NEVER gain control. Bombing them absolutely cannot make the extremists stronger, but it just might make them weaker.
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Obama's Anti-Work Agenda

Scott853 Wrote: Dec 12, 2014 1:45 PM
they don't count part time jobs as full time jobs..they add up the hours in the part time jobs and compute a 'full time equivalent.'
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Obama's Anti-Work Agenda

Scott853 Wrote: Dec 12, 2014 1:43 PM
god knows why blacks still vote for Demo-rats...every law or policy Demo-rats support is counter to the interests of blacks...and the rest of colors in the visible light spectrum. I for one as one of the 'rowers' am tired of rowing my tail off so that more passengers can stop rowing.
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Is it the Torture or the Telling?

Scott853 Wrote: Dec 11, 2014 4:25 PM
No torture technique is one size fits all, that's why they need the freedom to try a number of things. If these really were torture, and they didn't work, then why would they do them? Anybody who has worked interrogations knows that they can take as much of the interrogators as those being interrogated. If these were really torture, most interrogators (except for the sadistic ones of course) couldn't use them and survive psychologically.
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Is it the Torture or the Telling?

Scott853 Wrote: Dec 11, 2014 4:21 PM
Mr. Dalen: with NO due respect, if you have never seen enhanced interrogations (which include such wimpy things as making scum sucking terrorists stand up for a few hours straight in addition to waterboarding), or have never experienced them directly, you should probably not write columns on these as YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. You have as much authority or even right to comment on these as any man does when he tries to explain the pain of pregnancy. You are commenting on something you could never know anything about, and you just look like an idiot to those of us who have experienced military-run interrogations.
"Baaah! I am a liberal! Don't talk to me about facts! Baaah!" (trying to write out the notorious post Iowa caucus Howard Dean scream)
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A Reply to Rush Limbaugh

Scott853 Wrote: Dec 09, 2014 12:27 PM
One of my personal mottos is "don't trust the pollsters", because many are run by ideologues who will attempt to manipulate poll results to satisfy THEIR agenda. It is, IMO, reading the polls wrong when you say that Republicans won big in 2014 despite the shutdown. I personally had a much higher opinion of the GOP when they allowed the shutdown to go on, and lost a lot of respect for them when they caved.
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