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Lessons from Boston and Chechnya

The Original King Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 5:04 PM
Bonny..regarding Hillary, you're taking that out of context. What she was asking is what does it matter if the group of Islamic extremists who attacked the embassy did so because they were pizzed off over the video....or...of they were pizzed off about soemthing that happened years ago. And I agree with her....find out who it was and kill them but why nit-pick as to exactly WHY they were upset. And, as for Kerry, it all comes down to when he made that comment (assuming that he DID make it). Did he make it during the days following that event or did he make it recently when, sadly, there ARE more important things to worry about (North Korea, Iran, etc etc etc)
The Original King Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 7:23 PM're making it sound as if it was an "either or" situation..the admin did not have the option of EITHER protecting American lives OR pointing to a video as the cause.
Chries Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 6:12 PM
The real problem with what Hillary and her boss did was that they wasted everyone's time pointing to a video as the cause rather than protecting and defending American lives, on American soil, at one of our embassies. When you have blood on your hands and say, "What difference does it make," you've messed up and you're messed up.
The Original King Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 6:03 PM
Chries...I would agree with you IF her final contention was that we should just let the matter sit. Clearly, though, the admin's intention is to bring those responsible to justice, and nt turn, I still agree with her contention that putting too much time into trying to figure out why these scumwads were upset with the U.S seems like a bit of a waste of that time.
Chries Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 5:47 PM
"regarding Hillary, you're taking that out of context."

Hillary Clinton:

“With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?”

Even in its context, it sounds terrible.
We cannot bring back the stolen lives. We cannot bring back the lost limbs or the lost hearing. And we cannot mitigate the infinite grief of the victims' loved ones.

But there is something we can and must do: We must learn all the lessons we can.

Here are some:

1. The gulf between the decent and the indecent

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older brother, once told an interviewer before a Golden Gloves boxing competition: "I don't have a single American friend. I don't understand them."

The reason Tsarnaev didn't understand Americans was not primarily cultural. Tsarnaev came to America when he was 14 or 15, an...