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Victims of Cole bombing upset
Politico ^ | February 6, 2009 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN

Posted on 02/06/2009 5:38:43 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

A top officer slammed Obama's decision to seek the withdrawal of charges against the 2000 suspected U.S.S. Cole ship bomber.

The commanding officer of the U.S.S. Cole during the 2000 attack slammed President Barack Obama Friday for his decision to seek the withdrawal of charges against the suspected ship bomber and the president’s order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison.

“Personally, I am very disappointed he has gone forward with this,” said retired Cmdr. Kirk S. Lippold on MSNBC’s Morning Joe show. “But more important is the impact that has on the families who have waited for eight years for justice to have to wait another 120 days.”

Lippold’s comments were a glimpse of what Obama will hear at a Friday meeting with families of victims of the Cole bombing and 9/11 attacks. Lippold said he will be in attendance.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alnashiri; cole; colebombing; obama; sauditerrorist; usscole; usscolebombing
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1 posted on 02/06/2009 5:38:43 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Zer0, get your pompous a$$ out there and explain your moves.


2 posted on 02/06/2009 5:40:57 AM PST by ScottinVA (Make my world PURRRFECT, Lord Obama!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Lippold’s comments were a glimpse of what Obama will hear at a Friday meeting with families of victims of the Cole bombing and 9/11 attacks.”

I hope when Zer0 sits down and tries to wow these family members with his charisma, they rip him a new one.


3 posted on 02/06/2009 5:42:04 AM PST by ScottinVA (Make my world PURRRFECT, Lord Obama!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Zero doesn't care about the Military. He never has. He just pretended to care to assure his election. I have told many friends and relatives that their vote for 0bama was a vote to sell out my son and I will never forgive them for it.
4 posted on 02/06/2009 5:42:13 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is typical lefty distain for those that protect and defend us everyday.

Obama orders our sons and daughters to die in the grinder of tora bora and then drops the charges against the very enemy that is killing our bravest.

This is treason on the highest level he is doing more damage then our enemies ever could.

The military should refuse to fight for him.


5 posted on 02/06/2009 5:42:26 AM PST by tomnbeverly (Taxpayers doing time on the Obama Plantation.)
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To: ScottinVA

I hope some shoes are slung at him and it is caught on camera. What a potent message that would be....

But wait a minute Its possible the shoe thrower would wind up with harsher punishment then the terrorists of course exceptions would be made to torture anyone that goes against the god king.


6 posted on 02/06/2009 5:44:19 AM PST by tomnbeverly (Taxpayers doing time on the Obama Plantation.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is payback to the Clintons, probably at the direction of Rahm Emanuel. They do not want the Cole case adjudicated, because it will show the culpability of the Clintons in allowing it to happen.


7 posted on 02/06/2009 5:44:50 AM PST by Dems_R_Losers (Still not drinking the Obama Kool-Aid)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It comes down to this, folks.... Obama (like Clinton) loathes the Military. They both believe that the only honorable way to serve your country is being a government hack; social worker, pencil-pusher, community organizer. If you went into the military, you deserve whatever happens to you, and your loss is no great loss.


8 posted on 02/06/2009 5:44:51 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: Dems_R_Losers

Great observation.


9 posted on 02/06/2009 5:46:04 AM PST by TADSLOS (McCain always has a job as Obama's Butt Boy when he loses his seat in 2010)
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To: TADSLOS

I agree. A great observation.


10 posted on 02/06/2009 5:47:34 AM PST by madinmadtown (BO stinks..)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Chief Petty Officer Richard Costelow, Morrisville, Pennsylvania.
Signalman Seaman Recruit Cheron Luis Gunn, Rex, Georgia.
Seaman James Rodrick McDaniels, Norfolk, Virginia.
Seaman Recruit Lakiba Nicole Palmer, San Diego, California.
Operations Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Lamont Saunders, Ringgold, Virginia.
Ensign Andrew Triplett, Macon, Mississippi.
Seaman Apprentice Craig Bryan Wibberley, Williamsport, Maryland.
Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class, Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter, Mechanicsville, Virginia.
Mess Management Specialist Seaman Lakeina Monique Francis, Woodleaf, North Carolina.
Information Systems Technician Seaman Timothy Lee Gauna, Rice, Texas
Engineman 2nd Class Mark Ian Nieto, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Electronics Warfare Technician 3rd Class Ronald Scott Owens, Vero Beach, Florida.
Engineman Fireman Joshua Langdon Parlett, Churchville, Maryland.
Fireman Apprentice Patrick Howard Roy, Cornwall on Hudson, New York.
Electronics Warfare Technician 2nd Class Kevin Shawn Rux, Portland, North Dakota.
Mess Management Specialist 3rd Class Ronchester Mananga Santiago, Kingsville, Texas
Fireman Gary Graham Swenchonis Jr., Rockport, Texas


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11 posted on 02/06/2009 5:48:45 AM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This tard gets worse every day. His outster can’t come soon enough.


12 posted on 02/06/2009 5:48:45 AM PST by Leg Olam (my gurlfrnd syas my tyipgns as goood as my sex)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Another huge mistake by Our Dear Leader.


13 posted on 02/06/2009 5:49:21 AM PST by McGruff
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To: Dems_R_Losers
This is payback to the Clintons, probably at the direction of Rahm Emanuel. They do not want the Cole case adjudicated, because it will show the culpability of the Clintons in allowing it to happen.

Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Winner.
14 posted on 02/06/2009 5:52:32 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on Senators --- Will Rogers)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Any and all decent people; Americans; or 'world citizens' should be upset; more there should be unequivical outrage over Obama's decision-making.

Surely a 'roar' is on it's way. . .

15 posted on 02/06/2009 5:52:40 AM PST by cricket (America's Freedom Rings! Thank You ~ U..S.A. Military~/)
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To: originalbuckeye

I feel exactly the same way.


16 posted on 02/06/2009 5:53:01 AM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: Diogenesis

It is simply amazing that the Cole did not sink with such a huge hole ripped into her below the waterline.


17 posted on 02/06/2009 5:53:14 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: ScottinVA

Yeah, I want HIM PERSONALLY to answer to this,

not that incompetent Gibbs (though it’s fun to see HIM sweat as well, trying to explain the boy king’s policies).


18 posted on 02/06/2009 5:54:22 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: originalbuckeye

A vote for 0bama was a vote for the detriment of my family. That’s what I tell anyone who expresses that they voted for him.

I believe the Catholic Bishop Newman put it best -
“a vote for 0bama constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil”


19 posted on 02/06/2009 5:56:01 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: tomnbeverly

What else could you expect from this sorry POS Muslim?


20 posted on 02/06/2009 5:56:04 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: McGruff

Relax, guys.

New charges are likely to be brought against al-Nashiri, probably in federal court.

Moussaoui and the shoe bomber were convicted in Federal Court. Let’s not exaggerate.


21 posted on 02/06/2009 5:57:27 AM PST by Kleebo151
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To: originalbuckeye
I have told many friends and relatives that their vote for 0bama was a vote to sell out my son and I will never forgive them for it.

What was their reply to that?

22 posted on 02/06/2009 5:58:00 AM PST by Poison Pill (Help, I've voted Republican and I can't get up!)
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To: Rebelbase
It is simply amazing that the Cole did not sink with such a huge hole ripped into her below the waterline.

The sailors are trained to handle those situations. We pray that the situation never arises, but no the less are trained for it.
The fact that the USS Cole didn't sink is a testament to the crew, (at all levels of leadership) and the outstanding training they received.

23 posted on 02/06/2009 5:58:13 AM PST by DYngbld (Aspire to inspire before you expire)
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To: Diogenesis

THANKS!


24 posted on 02/06/2009 5:58:56 AM PST by jafojeffsurf (Another Bits The Dust! (Next))
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To: Kleebo151

I would just ask, who instituted the 120 day review that prompted this “procedural move” to be necessary?


25 posted on 02/06/2009 6:00:18 AM PST by John W
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I caught the interview with Commander Lippold on Fox this morning. This guy is very impressive. Well spoken and clearly very intelligent and worldly. He'd make a good #2 for whoever the ‘Pubbies nominate in 2012.....
26 posted on 02/06/2009 6:00:22 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Government is not the solution to the problem. Government IS the problem - Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: originalbuckeye
I have told many friends and relatives that their vote for 0bama was a vote to sell out my son and I will never forgive them for it.

I have excommunicated many 'friends' and several relatives because of their treatment of ME prior to the election.

I support your actions and fully understand your motives.

God Bless your son!

The USS Cole was built here. This whole community took the attack very personally.
27 posted on 02/06/2009 6:06:20 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: originalbuckeye

I did the same thing..although I used military and Israel as the selling out subjects and I told my friends and relatives that it will be there fault...What a mess.


28 posted on 02/06/2009 6:06:54 AM PST by Hildy
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To: originalbuckeye

I did the same thing..although I used military and Israel as the selling out subjects and I told my friends and relatives that it will be there fault...What a mess.


29 posted on 02/06/2009 6:06:54 AM PST by Hildy
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

bookmark


30 posted on 02/06/2009 6:07:35 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (So, this is what "impending doom" feels like.)
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To: Kleebo151
Let’s not exaggerate.

I understand what you are saying but maybe you should cc: the entire MSM. They are all pretty much celebrating "Charges dropped vs. suspect in 2000 USS Cole blast".

31 posted on 02/06/2009 6:08:45 AM PST by McGruff
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Lippold’s comments were a glimpse of what Obama will hear at a Friday meeting with families of victims of the Cole bombing and 9/11 attacks.

I'd like to be a fly on the wall during THAT meeting, in which Barry will undoubtedly get an earful.

Apparently, he did not want to make this announcement until AFTER the meeting, but somebody leaked it, probably to put him on the hot seat for making this asinine decision.

32 posted on 02/06/2009 6:09:26 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Ode to rendition. Oh how we're gonna pay without ya.

Obama won't pry.
If Americans gotta die
I hope they're the ACLU
not me and you.

33 posted on 02/06/2009 6:10:05 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Islander7
I have excommunicated many 'friends' and several relatives because of their treatment of ME prior to the election.

Me too..and we've hearing alot of this around the country. For years, people just couldn't understand the concept of "Brother Fighting Brother" during the Civil War...I think we understand now..and that's the litmus test for another one.

34 posted on 02/06/2009 6:10:37 AM PST by Hildy
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To: originalbuckeye

Thank your son for his service, for me, originalbuckeye. My only child - a son - just got out of the navy in December.

I pray for our military who must serve under that monstrosity, whom I don’t even believe is eligible to be president.

I am so angry right now!!
>:(


35 posted on 02/06/2009 6:12:41 AM PST by sneakers
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To: Diogenesis

Excellent post. Thank you.


36 posted on 02/06/2009 6:13:45 AM PST by New Perspective (Proud father of a 5 year old son with Down Syndrome. He's a wonderful gift.)
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To: Kleebo151

Do you know what it costs to put on one of these trials? Do you know about the security risks involved when you bring these people to the States? What was wrong with Guantanamo?

These people have no claim to protection under the U.S. criminal justice system. I don’t believe they’re entitled to that protection. The Left treats them as victims. I agree with the Left, they are victims - of their own fanaticism.


37 posted on 02/06/2009 6:17:01 AM PST by popdonnelly (The problem with Obama is that he believes his own hype.)
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To: Kleebo151
I think the real issue is the appearance of it, Obama’s willingness to drop charges to meet his goals and the fact that at this moment, this terrorist has no charges pending thus opening the door for lots of possibilities before new charges can be brought.

From a legal standpoint his status is no different from anyone else who has no criminal charges pending. Others on the world stage can step in and point this out and pressure Obama to simply release him. Technically, under our system of jurisprudence he should be able to just walk.

Dropping the charges at all just makes no sense. It makes Obama look like a muslim sympathizer to boot.

The whole Gitmo issues is nothing more than a liberal feel-good project gone awry anyway.

38 posted on 02/06/2009 6:17:21 AM PST by auntyfemenist (Obama lives in happy rainbow unicorn land.)
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To: Islander7
I have excommunicated many 'friends' and several relatives because of their treatment of ME prior to the election.

My family has done the same. We tried to tell them the truth but they didn't want to listen. The snide nasty lies about republicans never ceased. But the moment I fought back and talked about "0" I was called a racist.

PS Excellent tagline.

39 posted on 02/06/2009 6:18:08 AM PST by New Perspective (Proud father of a 5 year old son with Down Syndrome. He's a wonderful gift.)
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To: ScottinVA

Exactly.

I hope it will be televised, but I’m sure Zero will continue to hide
from questions from the actual people of this country.


40 posted on 02/06/2009 6:21:24 AM PST by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: Kleebo151
New charges are likely to be brought against al-Nashiri, probably in federal court.

He doesn't belong in a federal court. He is an enemy combatant. That's how the scummy Clintons tried to fight terrorism and it didn't work.

41 posted on 02/06/2009 6:23:04 AM PST by saminfl
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

No need to be too bent out of shape here ... just tell the Cole parents exactly when and where the terrorist is going to be cut loose. Just because military justice fails doesn’t mean that justice cannot be served. There are plenty of professional folks out there that can help out, maybe even pro bono.


42 posted on 02/06/2009 6:23:37 AM PST by ByteMercenary
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To: Kleebo151
You freakin Obama apologists can piss off. The SOB dropped charges against someone that murdered 17 U.S. sailors over eight years ago. You do not know his motives, either do we. But to publicly drop the charges against a terrorist that has already killed Americans is asinine and sets a BAD example and ONLY emboldens terrorists worldwide. It is pathetic to see those that want and continue to provide cover for Obama on FR, no matter what he does.

Obama is a guy thats wife said she had never been proud of America. Obama is the guy that went to a Church for twenty years where his pastor said God Damn America, and he had that same man marry him, baptize his children and wrote a book about one of his sermons. Obama is the man that has hung around with a domestic terrorist that founded a group that killed three police officers, blinded another and bombed the Pentagon. Obama is the man that went on Arabic TV right after the election to slam America to his Muslim brothers. Some of us can see the writing on the wall. This is just the same thing Obama has been doing his whole adult life. So do not tell us to relax.
43 posted on 02/06/2009 6:27:10 AM PST by utahson
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To: New Perspective
PS Excellent tagline.

Thanks. It is a modified comment another FReeper made. I wish I could claim it as original, but that would be a 'liberal' thing.

;-)
44 posted on 02/06/2009 6:36:49 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: tomnbeverly
Most of the Cole's victim’s were black. What do you think is going to happen?
45 posted on 02/06/2009 6:57:10 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it." Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005)
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To: Islander7

This reminds me of the ill-fated regime of Salvador Allende of Chile in the early 1970’s before Pinochet overthrew him.

I do not certainly advocate a military takeover in America but let me put it this way—in the history of the world more regime changes have taken place through coups than any other reason. And if I were a leader with socialist intentions I would rather piss off the regular folks than take on the military. while the former may be cowed into submission the latter have been taught never to acquiesce, but instead to fight to the finish.

Fortunately for Obama democracy is held in high regard in America and military action against the government would not be countenanced even by conservatives.


46 posted on 02/06/2009 7:01:00 AM PST by techno
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To: tomnbeverly

I take that back! Only five were black.


47 posted on 02/06/2009 7:09:44 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it." Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005)
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To: Dems_R_Losers

bttt


48 posted on 02/06/2009 7:13:06 AM PST by Guenevere ("He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose")
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To: Kleebo151
Relax, guys....New charges are likely to be brought against al-Nashiri, probably in federal court....Moussaoui and the shoe bomber were convicted in Federal Court. Let’s not exaggerate.

Perhaps. His attorneys will probably raise the issue of a prompt trial. Then there's the admissability of evidence, al-Nashiri having been waterboarded by the evil Bush-Cheney cabal. He'll probably be convicted, but the victims families have every reason to be upset.

Then again, the Obama administration has raised rendition as a possible solution. I don't know his middle east connections, but if he's sent to the Saudis, they'll either release him or behead him.

49 posted on 02/06/2009 7:25:52 AM PST by SJackson (most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it, M Sanger)
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To: saminfl
He doesn't belong in a federal court. He is an enemy combatant. That's how the scummy Clintons tried to fight terrorism and it didn't work.
But weren't other enemy combatants such as Moussaoui and the shoe bomber put in the slammer for life via the Federal Court?
50 posted on 02/06/2009 7:34:13 AM PST by Kleebo151
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