This is literally a tactic where our military bombs people, probably doesn’t kill any actual terrorists, waits until the rescue workers show up and pull people to safety (i.e. visibility), and then bombs them all again.
“Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.” — H. L. Mencken
In 2011, the United States experienced its biggest year ever in weapons exports: According to an annual study by the Congressional Research Service [PDF] released earlier this week, the US overseas weapons sales jumped to $66.3 billion last year (77.7 percent of the $85.3 billion global market in 2011), from $21.4 billion in deals in 2010.
In just one year, the US more than tripled its revenue in arms deals with foreign countries. The $66.3 billion also sets a new cash total record, easily surpassing the previous record of $31 billion in sales in fiscal year 2009.
- If you were convinced that sending special forces on a mission inside a foreign country would improve national security, but Congress disagreed after deliberating on the matter, and voted to prohibit you from dispatching troops before you had the opportunity to do so, would you disobey the legislature and issue the “go” order anyway? Or would you conclude that you’d been lawfully overruled, even though, in your opinion, canceling the mission would harm national security?
- The Constitution states that no person shall be “deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” Would you each describe in detail what you think “due process” requires specifically? Does it apply to “persons” who are accused of terrorism?
- If an aide to a previous president came to you with clear evidence that his or her boss had broken the law while in office, would you pledge to order an investigation? Would you permit that president to serve time in jail if convicted, or would you pardon him?
- Would you each sketch out your notion of when it is permissible for the federal government to spy on American citizens without a warrant?
- The CIA has participated in some horrific abuses in the past that only came to light years after the fact. If you’re president in 2013, how would you prevent new abuses from happening on your watch?
BUT THEN HOW WILL WE KNOW WHAT KIND OF CELL PHONE THEY PREFER AND IF THEIR WIVES COOK WELL???!!!!!
How come no one has asked Mitt Romney why he thinks he needs $250 million?
[A] judge ruled that John Brennan did not break the law when he stripped down at [airport security] back in April. Brennan was found not guilty of an indecent exposure charge filed after the incident. Judge David Rees ruled that Brennan’s nudity was an act of protected speech.
Well, looks like I’ll have something to do the next time I fly.
I guess all those taxes and single-payer healthcare totally ruined Canada’s wealth.