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« Reply #225 on: May 01, 2011, 11:57:07 pm »
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« Reply #226 on: May 01, 2011, 11:58:15 pm »
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Alright - I gotta get back to studying for my exams tomorrow.  Enjoy the celebrations!  We finally got him!
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« Reply #227 on: May 01, 2011, 11:58:32 pm »
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I feel badly for the woman used as a human shield.
Yeah, me too.  The al Qaeda legacy of cowardice is now complete, from mass homicide missions against unarmed civilians to hiding behind a woman during a raid.  

Was she harmed?  President Obama said no Americans or civilians were harmed, so I assume she wasn't, but there are undoubtedly others who know more than I do.
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« Reply #228 on: May 01, 2011, 11:59:27 pm »
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Alright - I gotta get back to studying for my exams tomorrow.  Enjoy the celebrations!  We finally got him!

Good night/good morning, buddy!
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« Reply #229 on: May 02, 2011, 12:00:48 am »
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Check out the place he was hiding: http://tinyurl.com/abottabad

Golf courses, squash courts, a hockey stadium, green trees, suburban houses? Pakistan's got 'spailing to do.
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« Reply #230 on: May 02, 2011, 12:01:22 am »
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Yeah, the haters are gonna keep on hating. He'll get some support from the wishy washies though. I'd be shocked if he breaks 60 in any poll. It would have shot any GOP president over the moon. There's obviously a double standard.
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« Reply #231 on: May 02, 2011, 12:02:11 am »
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Check out the place he was hiding: http://tinyurl.com/abottabad

Golf courses, squash courts, a hockey stadium, green trees, suburban houses? Pakistan's got 'spailing to do.

squash courts?  Not sure i've ever heard of that.
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« Reply #232 on: May 02, 2011, 12:02:36 am »
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« Reply #233 on: May 02, 2011, 12:03:10 am »
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Yeah, the haters are gonna keep on hating. He'll get some support from the wishy washies though. I'd be shocked if he breaks 60 in any poll. It would have shot any GOP president over the moon. There's obviously a double standard.

Conservatives are older and not as easily swayed.
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« Reply #234 on: May 02, 2011, 12:03:42 am »
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I feel badly for the woman used as a human shield.
Yeah, me too.  The al Qaeda legacy of cowardice is now complete, from mass homicide missions against unarmed civilians to hiding behind a woman during a raid.  

Was she harmed?  President Obama said no Americans or civilians were harmed, so I assume she wasn't, but there are undoubtedly others who know more than I do.

She was killed--total casualties reported as, I believe, three men, two of them Osama and his son, and one woman.  I don't know any details about the woman, though the fact that she was in the compound probably prompts U.S. officials to count her as a bin Laden sympathizer.  When the president said no civilian casualties, I assume he meant that, despite the fact that the bin Laden compound was in a civilian neighborhood, no one else in the neighborhood outside the compound died or was hurt.
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« Reply #235 on: May 02, 2011, 12:04:33 am »
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Also I haven't read most of this thread, so I don't know if anyone has pointed this out yet, but all the jingoistic, revenge-fueled celebration is really gross and speaks pretty badly of Americans.
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« Reply #236 on: May 02, 2011, 12:05:56 am »
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This was the last thing Osama saw

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« Reply #237 on: May 02, 2011, 12:06:01 am »
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Also I haven't read most of this thread, so I don't know if anyone has pointed this out yet, but all the jingoistic, revenge-fueled celebration is really gross and speaks pretty badly of Americans.

Save it for the hangover.  We're drunk on nationalism tonight, Lief.
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« Reply #238 on: May 02, 2011, 12:06:08 am »
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Yeah, the haters are gonna keep on hating. He'll get some support from the wishy washies though. I'd be shocked if he breaks 60 in any poll. It would have shot any GOP president over the moon. There's obviously a double standard.

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I was floored when Inks said a "20-30 point jump for Obama"... 2-3 points is more likely than that!  
I'm sure Rush and all the retards on the radio will try to spin this against Obama any way they possibly can.
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« Reply #239 on: May 02, 2011, 12:06:21 am »
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I feel badly for the woman used as a human shield.
Yeah, me too.  The al Qaeda legacy of cowardice is now complete, from mass homicide missions against unarmed civilians to hiding behind a woman during a raid.  

Was she harmed?  President Obama said no Americans or civilians were harmed, so I assume she wasn't, but there are undoubtedly others who know more than I do.

She was killed--total casualties reported as, I believe, three men, two of them Obama and his son, and one woman.  I don't know any details about the woman, though the fact that she was in the compound probably prompts U.S. officials to count her as a bin Laden sympathizer.  When the president said no civilian casualties, I assume he meant that, despite the fact that the bin Laden compound was in a civilian neighborhood, no one else in the neighborhood outside the compound died or was hurt.

That's so sad.  It kind of puts a damper on this 'celebration' for lack of a better term.  At least there weren't anybody else harmed or killed outside of those three people.  I pray for her family.
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« Reply #240 on: May 02, 2011, 12:07:45 am »
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Yeah, the haters are gonna keep on hating. He'll get some support from the wishy washies though. I'd be shocked if he breaks 60 in any poll. It would have shot any GOP president over the moon. There's obviously a double standard.

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I'm sure Rush and all the retards on the radio will try to spin this against Obama any way they possibly can.

We'll find out probably around mid to late week once the news sinks in and makes its way to the poll numbers.
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« Reply #241 on: May 02, 2011, 12:08:58 am »
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« Reply #242 on: May 02, 2011, 12:17:52 am »
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Also I haven't read most of this thread, so I don't know if anyone has pointed this out yet, but all the jingoistic, revenge-fueled celebration is really gross and speaks pretty badly of Americans.

Oh stop being a downer Lief. Humans are a revengeful breed. It's human nature. Your country's military just killed one of the most corrupted and horrible men in the world. People have a right to celebrate it.
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« Reply #243 on: May 02, 2011, 12:24:04 am »

Obama gets some plus points of course for making bagging the badass a top priority, at the highest level, and then getting lucky. So any bumps he gets in the polls is deserved. JMO.
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« Reply #244 on: May 02, 2011, 12:26:34 am »

Just got off the phone with my uncle that was wounded on 9/11, I hope this helps him sleep.
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« Reply #245 on: May 02, 2011, 12:27:11 am »
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Also I haven't read most of this thread, so I don't know if anyone has pointed this out yet, but all the jingoistic, revenge-fueled celebration is really gross and speaks pretty badly of Americans.

Oh stop being a downer Lief. Humans are a revengeful breed. It's human nature. Your country's military just killed one of the most corrupted and horrible men in the world. People have a right to celebrate it.


They have a right to celebrate it, but it doesn't make it any less disgusting or disappointing. Death shouldn't be celebrated.
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« Reply #246 on: May 02, 2011, 12:31:21 am »
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This was the last thing Osama saw



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« Reply #247 on: May 02, 2011, 12:33:34 am »
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Just got back from the White House... I have some pretty amazing photos and videos I'll post tomorrow.

Crowd is almost entirely GW students with a few Georgetown kids arriving now. Hardly anyone over the age of 22 or so.
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« Reply #248 on: May 02, 2011, 12:35:31 am »
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I am reminded of:



Of course the Argies didn't kill thousands of Britons, but Bin Laden was only a part of the anti-American movement. Hopefully this closes the book on a sombre chapter of American history.
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« Reply #249 on: May 02, 2011, 12:37:00 am »
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He's going to break 60%, you silly pessimistic liberals. I don't know if it will last but he will.
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