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Bush's 'war on terror' comes to a sudden end (HEY LIBS, YOU PICKED A TRAITOR, WIMP AND LOSER!)
MSNBC ^ | 1/23/2009 | Dana Priest

Posted on 01/23/2009 3:40:27 AM PST by tobyhill

President Obama yesterday eliminated the most controversial tools employed by his predecessor against terrorism suspects. With the stroke of his pen, he effectively declared an end to the "war on terror," as President George W. Bush had defined it, signaling to the world that the reach of the U.S. government in battling its enemies will not be limitless.

While Obama says he has no plans to diminish counterterrorism operations abroad, the notion that a president can circumvent long-standing U.S. laws simply by declaring war was halted by executive order in the Oval Office.

Key components of the secret structure developed under Bush are being swept away: The military's Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, facility, where the rights of habeas corpus and due process had been denied detainees, will close, and the CIA is now prohibited from maintaining its own overseas prisons. And in a broad swipe at the Bush administration's lawyers, Obama nullified every legal order and opinion on interrogations issued by any lawyer in the executive branch after Sept. 11, 2001.

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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
I was thinking what the terrorists will do is take American hostages. Think Carter part II. If they blow things up, it's over - just a bunch of criminals-move along will be the meme.
If they take hostages, they will make Obama jump through hoops. They'll make him offer money, freedom for terrorists in other countries, and they will grab headlines for months just showing how pathetic he is as a president.
Look for it to take place where we still have an embassy but is located on the border of a rogue state. Like Pakistan or Egypt.
51 posted on 01/23/2009 5:29:48 AM PST by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds... in becoming a one term president.)
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To: tobyhill

When we get attacked again, he owns it.


52 posted on 01/23/2009 5:30:45 AM PST by jersey117
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To: autumnraine
They want the WOT over with American loss. It's the only way they can beat their drum that Bush was wrong. They realize that Obama can't proclaim the win for himself so the MSM will proclaim the loss for Bush.
53 posted on 01/23/2009 5:30:53 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama gets no free pass from Free Republic!)
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To: autumnraine

I can’t keep the thoughts out of my mind...

I know I shouldn’t think so, but I keep feeling a sense of justification coming. Those people in the population centers that voted so overwhelmingly for this guy are going to be the ones to suffer. And this time, it’ll be in the 10’s of thousands. And somehow, I won’t be feeling too sorry for them.


54 posted on 01/23/2009 5:36:06 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: SubMareener
Thank you RNC for running a moderate Republican, well liked by the press.

Wow! In one sentence, you wipe out the entire primary season.

The RNC didn't pick McCain... the voters in NH and SC did.

55 posted on 01/23/2009 5:40:37 AM PST by carton253 (So this is how liberty ends - with thunderous applause.)
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To: MarkT
Look, it's hopeless.

1. There are now more than 20 million illegal aliens in this country. The vast majority are hispanics. They are a unified liberal welfare plantation voting block. They are not now nor will they ever vote GOP or Conservative. Their birth rate is geometric. They are rapidly taking over the western half of the United States, are taking up massive federal and state welfare benefits, bringing disease and crime to our neighborhoods. Acorn will register them and they will be paid to vote DemonRat.

2. Blacks have been and continue to be a 100% voting block for liberals. With a mulatto as President it will ensure continued DemonRat support. Blacks are also being recruited in jails and prisons for Islam. Since 7 out of every ten black males in the U.S. between the ages of 14 and 35 have either been arrested, jailed, on bail or on parole, they are a perfect audience for capture by Muslim factions. They will never vote GOP or Conservative since we oppose everything thing they represent.

3. Muslims are rapidly taking over key inner cities in the U.S. Their birth rate is frighteningly geometric, their politics outwardly liberal but inwardly fascist. They are patient and will work to eventually take over the U.S. politically, economically and to force Sharia law on us. They will never vote GOP opr Conservative since we are the only line standing between them and total world domination. With a Muslim now as President, it will be even worse.

Add in the enviro wackos, abortionists, anti-war nuts, criminal unions, homosexuals, socialists, communists, atheists, religious liberals (Methodists etc.), government workers, and run of the mill DemonRat sheeple and you have a voting block of liberals that will NEVER again be defeated. Get used to it. Hopefully, enough of us will still be alibve to see the day when Mexican gangs and Muslim terrorists are in an open civil war to see who controls the land once known as the United States of America.

56 posted on 01/23/2009 6:02:28 AM PST by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: MrB

I’m afraid I’m feeling that same, terrible sense of probable satisfaction.

I know me and my family will suffer too, but unfortunately, the blindest of them all will suffer more.

And the worst is that they will probably never realize THEY ARE THE ONES WHO DID IT TO THEMSELVES.


57 posted on 01/23/2009 6:05:31 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: autumnraine

I was looking for the passage about “the rain falls on the righteous and the wicked”,

but in my search, all I came up with was assurances that God protects the righteous while punishing the wicked.

Read Psalms 140-142. This is what I read after election day. I opened the Bible to this page and just started reading.

Especially of interest is Psalm 141:9-10.


58 posted on 01/23/2009 6:12:34 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: autumnraine

Another group that voted overwhelmingly for 0bama is the elderly crowd that wants free medical care.

The reality is, they are going to be the ones rationed out of the system first.


59 posted on 01/23/2009 6:13:32 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Doc Savage
No, it's not.

The coalition Obama put together only beat a weak sister like McCain by 53-48 in an election in which McCain shouldn't have won 40%. For now, he has the swing voters, who were repelled by Republican governance. That will change.

Obama is digging his own grave by hamstringing the CIA and the Pentagon this way. The jihad will bide its time. They have a somewhat passable understanding of our domestic politics. The pressure will ease on them, although I expect more Predator strikes in Afghanistan and whatnot. They will wait, perhaps a year, while Obama settles in and thinks he has them beat. They will plan and infiltrate.

George Bush handed off good tools to his successor to keep the Jihadis on the run. But Barack Obama thinks he's the Smartest Man in the Room and doesn't believe he needs what was in Bush's toolbox.

The last American politician who thought that way was Tom Dewey. Obama's good fortune is that he hasn't ran into his Truman yet. But he will.

The jihadis will strike deep inside the American interior. Probably VBIED's or a Mumbai variant, or, better yet from their point of view, a variation on the Beslan attack. This will come out of the blue, but not for a year, at least.

They want Obama to get all the blame because they want to show him to be weak and helpless in front of the other Muslims. They want to humiliate him. Humiliation and shaming is important in Muslim culture. It will be important to them that none of this get traced back to Bush, and that Obama get all the blame and responsibility. That's why UBL and Al Zawahiri will wait.

No attack for at least a year. As Lenin wrote, "peace is a time for gathering one's forces...".

As a result of believing his own propaganda, Obama is destroying himself without knowing it. And wait until Conyers and the Left in Congress get going. The CIA is in bad enough shape without the Left setting up a Star Chamber to investigate everyone it doesn't like.

The CIA mistook the good feelings they got from Democrats for cameraderie because they leaked against Bush. Now they are about to find out how wrong they were.

All the good feelings right now are the Quiet before the Storm. When this Administration unravels, it won't be pretty. Personality Cults never are.

Best,

Chris

60 posted on 01/23/2009 6:24:45 AM PST by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: Joe Boucher

ONLY MSNBC IS CALLING IT ‘BUSH’S WAR’! MSNBC SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF THE AIR BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT REPORT THE TRUTH. WAIT UNTIL obama RELEASES THE GITMO PRISONERS INTO YOUR TV STATION OFFICES. I’M SURE YOU WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM. DOES THAT GIVE YOU A ‘TINGLE UP YOUR LEG’? YOU ARE A BUNCH OF SICKO’S!


61 posted on 01/23/2009 6:29:31 AM PST by PRO AMERICA ALL THE WAY
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To: MrB

Ironically, I happened to have my mother’s Bible sitting next to my desk from yesterday (an unrelated issue and I just laid it down and haven’t put it away). Even more ironically is that the little ribbon in her Bible was placed EXACTLY on Psalm 140.

Ok, maybe not so “ironically”, but the Lord, He sure do work in mysterious ways and sometimes coincidences aren’t really coincidences.


62 posted on 01/23/2009 6:40:43 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: himno hero

I am waiting for the revamp of Homeland Security. I have heard moonbats rage about the term “Homeland” from the beginning and they have no response when asked what they would call it.

I said to my husband yesterday, that if the WOT is over, does that mean we can now fly without all the hassle and the security restrictions? Isn’t there some penumbra that makes freedom of travel a Constitutional Right?


63 posted on 01/23/2009 6:43:16 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: Joe Boucher

ONLY MSNBC IS CALLING IT ‘BUSH’S WAR’! MSNBC SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF THE AIR BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT REPORT THE TRUTH. WAIT UNTIL obama RELEASES THE GITMO PRISONERS INTO YOUR TV STATION OFFICES. I’M SURE YOU WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM. DOES THAT GIVE YOU A ‘TINGLE UP YOUR LEG’? YOU ARE A BUNCH OF SICKO’S!


64 posted on 01/23/2009 6:47:06 AM PST by PRO AMERICA ALL THE WAY
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To: Just mythoughts
Why is it that "conservatives" are the only ones who are ever held to account?

Because "conservatives" are the problem--genuine conservatives aren't.

The other problem with the GOP being that NO ONE is held to account. (When have conservatives of any kind been "held to account?")

I seem to see a lot of talk about RINOs here--and rightly so. So let's not pretend everyone is out to get us.

We have power. We just have to use it instead of just talking about it.

65 posted on 01/23/2009 7:00:03 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Looking up all those democrat "patriotic to oppose this president" quotes...)
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To: Beagle8U
Pro-queer agenda, Pro-abortion, and Anti-gun was and is Mutt Romney’s problem. It had nothing to do with religion!

Seeing how Romney's abortion position is exactly that of Ronald Reagan's--pro-abortion while governor, changes after--I don't see that's such a problem.

And the amount of Mormon bashing going on here sure says otherwise about that not being a problem.

But I guess you're right: Obama is a MUCH better choice.

66 posted on 01/23/2009 7:02:58 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Looking up all those democrat "patriotic to oppose this president" quotes...)
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To: autumnraine

Coincidences never are coincidences.

There was no doubt in my mind on Nov 5th. I prayed for some consolation and guidance, opened the Bible to psa 140.

Last year, my wife bought me a new bible. I was looking through it and found a folded down corner. I straightened the corner but read the page before moving on. It had the story that had my daughter’s name in it, the only place this name occurs in the bible, by the way.


67 posted on 01/23/2009 7:07:59 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: ETL

There’s a movie I like called Across the Universe whose story line is Beatle’s songs. In one scene, the main character Lucy walks in on friends who are building a bomb in that town house. She leaves in disgust. The building blows up. Now that I know it was Ayer’s girlfriend who was at the table, I laugh even harder.


68 posted on 01/23/2009 8:09:02 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SubMareener

I agree, when we are attacked on American soil, Obama will use the opportunity to try to significantly diminish the rights of American citizens. The MSM will be cheering him on. and the vast majority of Republican Senators and Representatives will quietly acquiesce.


69 posted on 01/23/2009 8:21:14 AM PST by CharacterCounts (1984 was supposed to be a work of fiction, not a how-to manual.)
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To: linn37
My fifteen year old had plans to enlist after HS but now says he won’t serve under Obama.

In three years, when your son hits 18, he will probably be drafted into the newly create Obama Homeland Security Force.

70 posted on 01/23/2009 8:29:05 AM PST by CharacterCounts (1984 was supposed to be a work of fiction, not a how-to manual.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
The Military will not agree to that... barry will enjoy a coup before that happens.

Obama knows that. That is why he will push for a separate Homeland Security Force. What type of people do you think will sign up for that force?

71 posted on 01/23/2009 8:34:22 AM PST by CharacterCounts (1984 was supposed to be a work of fiction, not a how-to manual.)
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To: massgopguy
Now that I know it was Ayer’s girlfriend who was at the table...

"It was at CCS [Children’s Community School] that [Diana] Oughton met CCS teacher Bill Ayers. The two fell in love and soon began living together. In 1968, when the school ran into severe problems such as the fact that no students learned to read while attending CCS, [13] and the school had lost its funding. Oughton and Ayers sought to become active elsewhere in the community. [1]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Oughton

72 posted on 01/23/2009 8:36:10 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Darkwolf377

“But I guess you’re right: Obama is a MUCH better choice.”

Pushing liberal pukes like Mutt Romney and Rooty Ghouliani is what cleared the path for an idiot like McCain to hand the election to Hussein Obama.

Don’t blame conservatives for that.


73 posted on 01/23/2009 8:38:29 AM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: SubMareener
Thank you RNC for running a moderate Republican, well liked by the press.

When Texas had the primaries, we had no say at all. I did NOT vote for Mctraitor.

74 posted on 01/23/2009 8:42:32 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dissent is patriotic - Hussein is not and will never be my president.)
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To: Bluebird Singing
Sad, isn’t it. What could we do with open primaries and dems switching parties in other states to make McCain “our choice”?
Now is the time to make changes in the primary process or it’s futile in the future.

I have the same feeling. Texas had no way in the (R) candidate this year. I think the RNC should close primaries for Republicans only. We got the Mctraitor because of the DBM and crossover dims.

75 posted on 01/23/2009 8:46:48 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dissent is patriotic - Hussein is not and will never be my president.)
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To: PRO AMERICA ALL THE WAY; Old Sarge; MeekOneGOP; Darksheare; Conspiracy Guy

WELCOME TO FR n00bie. SNIFF!!


76 posted on 01/23/2009 8:50:34 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dissent is patriotic - Hussein is not and will never be my president.)
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To: CharacterCounts

Obama Homeland Security Force is a mouthful. Maybe it will just be called the Obama Youth.


77 posted on 01/23/2009 8:51:19 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: section9
What do you mean ‘good’ feelings? I think these that bought into the deception of ‘hope’ and ‘change’ are NOT going to be all that pleased when they find out that the only real hand outs are to the banking class. I do not think Bama supporters have been hearing him tell about sacrificing.

His base already believe they have sacrificed long enough and have been promised justice and prosperity. It won't take a year to figure out other than an image to look upon their lives have not changed.

At this moment President Bush, in spite of what liberals attempted to tear down, has these terrorist just hunting shelters to hide.

Thus far Bama appears to me to be nothing more than an image who speaks what he is told to speak.

There are more players on the scene than just the jihads.

78 posted on 01/23/2009 8:59:21 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: CharacterCounts
nation of islam, black panthers, black liberation theologists, communists, elf, anarchists and other miscreants... but barry will NEVER get enough of white America to support him... white America is repulsed by racism... and he is already teetering on collapse on his third day. He has everyone pi$$ed at him... and I expect at least 4 years of growing discontent.

LLS

79 posted on 01/23/2009 11:19:56 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Verginius Rufus
Age discrimination is so last-century.
Open it to all applicants and call it the O-stapo.
80 posted on 01/23/2009 5:43:08 PM PST by Tenniel2 ("When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one" -- Edmund Burke)
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To: livius

Its just the start of OUR AWARENESS of his pro islam stance.

Due to America’s naivette, this will go along way down the tracks......unless people stand up, unite and control the issue.

I do not think the bulk of America is prepared to accept this strategy.


81 posted on 01/29/2009 9:54:52 AM PST by himno hero
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