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US actors, intellectuals protest Obama 'crimes' (Worse then Bush)
afp ^ | ‎May 13, 2010‎ | staff

Posted on 05/15/2010 7:54:25 AM PDT by tlb

NEW YORK — US actors and liberal intellectuals joined a list to be published Friday of nearly 2,000 people accusing President Barack Obama of allowing human rights violations and war crimes.

"Crimes are crimes, no matter who does them," the statement reads over pictures of Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush due to appear in the New York Review of Books.

The statement, published as a paid advertisement, accuses Obama, who was elected in 2008 with the enthusiastic support of US liberals, of continuing Bush's controversial approach to human rights in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in domestic security.

It takes aim especially at Obama's decision -- reported by US officials -- to authorize the killing of a radical Islamic cleric and US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, who is accused of ties to Al-Qaeda in Yemen.

"In some respects this is worse than Bush," the statement says. "First, because Obama has claimed the right to assassinate American citizens whom he suspects of 'terrorism,' merely on the grounds of his own suspicion or that of the CIA, something Bush never claimed publicly."

Among the signatories are linguist Noam Chomsky, "L.A. Confidential" actor James Cromwell, actor Mark Ruffalo and prominent Bush-era anti-war protestor Cindy Sheehan. By midday Thursday there were 1,804 signatures.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chomsky; cromwell; obama; pakistan; predators; sheehan
I notice the news coverage of such protests is nearly non-existent.
1 posted on 05/15/2010 7:54:25 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

“US actors, intellectuals protest Obama ‘crimes’ (Worse then Bush)”
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Hopeless malcontents, all of them—they’d b!tch if ya hanged ‘em w/a new rope!


2 posted on 05/15/2010 7:58:29 AM PDT by gunnyg (We Are Surrounded By The Enemy Within--If Ya Can Grok That! ~ Our "Novembers" Are Behind Us...)
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To: tlb

Why didn’t Bush get a “Peace Prize” too?


3 posted on 05/15/2010 8:01:30 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: tlb

“liberal intellectuals”...

Oxymoron if there ever was one.


4 posted on 05/15/2010 8:02:03 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: gunnyg
"they’d b!tch if ya hanged ‘em w/a new rope!"

Is there anyway to put that to the test?

5 posted on 05/15/2010 8:02:04 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: tlb

Haha!


6 posted on 05/15/2010 8:03:01 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: gunnyg

Smoke screen only to give Obama political cover by seeming more moderate than the reality of his Marxist Fascism.


7 posted on 05/15/2010 8:03:13 AM PDT by slorunner
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To: tlb

Does Obama really want to assassinate American citizens? If that is correct, that is scary.


8 posted on 05/15/2010 8:03:43 AM PDT by imskylark
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To: OldDeckHand

LOL!!


9 posted on 05/15/2010 8:03:58 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: gunnyg

forgive me, gunnyq — don’t know how to post not to staff who posted the original story —
it’s “worse than”, not “worse then” —
hate to see terrible English before I’ve had my coffee.

But I love the story.


10 posted on 05/15/2010 8:05:28 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: gunnyg

forgive me, gunnyq —
don’t know how to post to staff who posted the original story —
it’s “worse than”, not “worse then” —
hate to see terrible English before I’ve had my coffee.

But I love the story.


11 posted on 05/15/2010 8:06:21 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: tlb

Lol...


12 posted on 05/15/2010 8:06:34 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: tlb

But their displeasure won’t stop them from supporting his re-election.


13 posted on 05/15/2010 8:08:52 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: tlb

Intellectuals....

Obama probably considers them in the same light Lenin did...

“They’re not the revolution’s brains, they’re its sh**”


14 posted on 05/15/2010 8:09:03 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: tlb
Cindy Sheehan is an intellectual?
15 posted on 05/15/2010 8:09:13 AM PDT by oldbrowser (The audacity of incompetence)
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To: tlb

Cindy Sheehan is no intellectual so she must be an actor.


16 posted on 05/15/2010 8:11:02 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: tlb

Most if not all will continue to support 0haha financially and vote for him if he runs again.


17 posted on 05/15/2010 8:11:40 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: tlb
What a bunch of maroons!

Dumbocrat
18 posted on 05/15/2010 8:12:02 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: tlb

Cindy is a son hater.

She hates her dead son for not toeing her antiwar, antiAmerica line.


19 posted on 05/15/2010 8:12:26 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: tlb

They are just mad because nObama isn’t liberal enough for them.


20 posted on 05/15/2010 8:12:43 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: tlb

Self righteous losers and morons.


21 posted on 05/15/2010 8:13:30 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (The Quran and Mein Kampf: if you've read one you've read them both.)
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To: tlb

I can actually appreciate the intellectual consistency of Chomsky, Cromwell and Ruffalo. If Bush was as evil as they state, then Obama is truly no better. However, I think Obama WAS different than Bush. My suggestion is that the daily briefings and intelligence information received by the President can turn even the most anti-war peacenik into a hawk overnight. This is why even the most leftist Presidents fail to implement their foreign policy/ national security agenda when they enter office.

Obama entered office believing exactly as they did ... out of Iraq in 10-minutes or less, shut down Guantanimo, miranda rights and public trials for terrorists, no “enhanced” interrogations, etc. It is easy to snipe from the sidelines when the lives of 250 million Americans are not on your shoulders. The realities of national security must’ve slapped Obama in the face and (partially) woken him up.

So ... instead of implementing the Chomsky agenda, Obama gets information that makes him realize (1) Iraq truly is a front in the WOT, and we can’t abandon it without surrendering and risking Iraqi and American civilian lives; (2) the guys in Guantanimo are there for a reason, so we can’t just release these people, and we can’t move them either becuase nobody wants them; (3) miranda rights and show trials are exactly the propaganda opportunity the enemy is looking for, and (4) sugar-coated interrogations don’t work.

To me, the fact that Obama seems to have (somewhat) come to our side on these issues does not indicate that he was corrupted ... it vindicates that Bush was right all along.

SnakeDoc


22 posted on 05/15/2010 8:13:39 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: tlb

Actors are consistant ???

Whatever next...


23 posted on 05/15/2010 8:13:47 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: bert

Bingo. He rejected her, she hated him, he “deserved” to die, she hates herself for it.


24 posted on 05/15/2010 8:14:09 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Amateurish," agreed Janet Napolitano, the White House amateurishness czar.)
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To: tlb
All you have to read is ...

"... nearly 2,000 people accusing President Barack Obama of..."

... to know these hatemongers are racists!(sarcasm, mostly)

25 posted on 05/15/2010 8:14:43 AM PDT by airborne
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To: tlb

26 posted on 05/15/2010 8:20:16 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: Common Sense 101

very true.

And my favorite, they always forget to lump China in there as well. Might as well enlighten them about Mexico, in regard to their immigration policies, too.


27 posted on 05/15/2010 8:32:14 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (I ROCK, Guitar Hero said so........)
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To: tlb
Among the signatories are linguist Noam Chomsky, "L.A. Confidential" actor James Cromwell, actor Mark Ruffalo and prominent Bush-era anti-war protestor Cindy Sheehan. By midday Thursday there were 1,804 signatures.

Better known for Babe: "That'll do, pig."

The last time I saw Jim he was having a psychotic breakdown over global warming on Six Feet Under.

Of course the show was made by liberals, but they also sent up Ed Begley Jr. for his little electric car.

28 posted on 05/15/2010 8:45:00 AM PDT by x
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To: slorunner
Smoke screen only

That thought crossed my mind as well. This guy is so Janus-faced, it is impossible to sort through his words and his intentions.

29 posted on 05/15/2010 8:51:53 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: imskylark

Yes, he issued an order to assassinate a US Citizen believed to be a terrorist. I’m all for killing terrorists, but while we might chuckle at it being a mooselimb, think of how the Hutaree Militia are being called “terrorists”.


30 posted on 05/15/2010 8:56:34 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: tlb

Those concerned over Predator UAVs doing their job in Pakistan...

Democrats/Liberals in Hollyweir and academics.
And I suppose some trust-fund kids.


31 posted on 05/15/2010 9:08:53 AM PDT by VOA
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To: tlb

It may be time to make the popcorn and watch the show!


32 posted on 05/15/2010 10:37:11 AM PDT by trimom
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To: iowamark

Couldn’t she also be a community organizer?


33 posted on 05/15/2010 11:55:32 AM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: kabumpo

Double posts are almost as bad. :)


34 posted on 05/15/2010 11:59:01 AM PDT by derllak
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To: VOA
Those concerned over Predator UAVs doing their job in Pakistan...

Obama is responsible for "their job" which has included angering Pakistanis by the boatload because of civilian deaths.

35 posted on 05/15/2010 12:13:08 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: mlocher

It may be a smokescreen but conservatives need to realize that their portrait of Obama as a McGovernite in foreign policy doesn’t hold water. He is a power-made Wilsonian in foreign policy much like he is a power mad leftist in domestic policy. Thankfully, a few leftists are starting to figure this out.


36 posted on 05/15/2010 12:14:50 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: tlb
Don`t believe this crap!It`s a smoke screen for his radical Marxist past,typical Alinsky misdirection.
37 posted on 05/15/2010 5:43:52 PM PDT by nomad
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To: tlb

Useful idiots. The first ones to become disillusioned and the first one up against the wall.


38 posted on 05/15/2010 6:06:55 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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