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Dobbs Report: A war in defense of truth/***War Against Islamists***
CNN ^ | 6/06/02 | LOU DOBBS

Posted on 06/07/2002 9:03:48 AM PDT by kattracks

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:00:38 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

NEW YORK (CNN) - Last night, I asked for your opinions about the importance of calling this war against those who would destroy this country by an accurate name. And we'll share some of our viewers' opinions with you tonight. I also suggested that "war on terror" is not adequately descriptive, and far too politically correct to have ample meaning, even though that is the term of art favored by the government and the media. Personally, I believe it's important for us to describe our enemies honestly, and with as much clarity as is possible.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
Let us hear from you on this important matter.
1 posted on 06/07/2002 9:03:49 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
CNN's Dobbs to Abandon Terror Phrase
2 posted on 06/07/2002 9:16:39 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Another very deserving BUMP.
3 posted on 06/07/2002 9:22:55 AM PDT by truthkeeper
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To: truthkeeper
Lou Dobbs finds out what happens when you use precise language. The whole hullabaloo is very Orwellian.
4 posted on 06/07/2002 9:36:13 AM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: kattracks
I saw the Dobbs Report last night, and I think the distinction Lou made was brilliant. We are not talking about Muslims or Islam. And he made that distinction. At the same time, Islamists are a highly diverse and complex group.

Yes. Some of them kidnap reporters and decapitate them, others prefer tourists and missionaries. Some like to garrot stewardesses, while others find the job of flying jumbo jets into skyscrapers more rewarding. There are those who like to blow themselves up in a discotheque, and then there are the ones that prefer gassing their own people or torturing their oppponents and eating them.

Let's hear it for Muslim diversity!

5 posted on 06/07/2002 9:41:38 AM PDT by The Great Satan
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To: kattracks
Dobbs also did some very good reporting on the Clinton Scandals before he was fired by CNN.

Now..........rehired by CNN to replace the "Brit" and the "Eye-candy" (I can't remember their names) he's at 'it' again.

Dobbs: We are engaged globally against terrorist enemies far flung... whether in Asia, Africa, or the Middle East. And in each instance, our enemies are Islamists... not Muslims, not Islamics... but Islamists. Last night, I suggested the term War Against Islamists...

THIS upsets some viewers??????????????????? I think he needs our support!


6 posted on 06/07/2002 9:46:47 AM PDT by DoctorMichael
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To: kattracks
Bomb Riyadh. Kill the root, not the branch. It all comes from Saudi millions, Dissipated Saudi Princelings, and Saudi Wahabbism, a sect whose only two tenets are "Kill Jews and Kill Americans"
7 posted on 06/07/2002 10:03:03 AM PDT by bloggerjohn
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To: The Great Satan
"Let's hear it for Muslim diversity!"

You're being insensitive.

Not that there's anything wrong with that! ;^)

8 posted on 06/07/2002 10:07:45 AM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: The Great Satan
Bump to that.
9 posted on 06/07/2002 10:59:44 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: KC_Conspirator
Now on CNN: Created: Fri Jun 07 02:23:43 EDT 2002 Should the United States do whatever it takes to make its borders secure, irrespective of cost and convenience? Yes 81% No 19%
10 posted on 06/07/2002 11:05:08 AM PDT by Digger
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To: Digger
I'd have to vote no. You have to factor in cost, if securing our border meant we need to build a 3 tier wall and man it with security forces every 100 yards, then it would be too costly, but it would be effective.
11 posted on 06/07/2002 4:04:44 PM PDT by for-q-clinton
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To: for-q-clinton
Guard towers every 400 meters overlooking a cleared field of fire 300 meters wide. Electronic sensors in the cleared areas. 100 meter wide field of land mines. In the guard towers one man with a light machine gun and a sniper rifle, with instructions to kill all in the free fire zone.
12 posted on 06/07/2002 4:53:54 PM PDT by cpdiii
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To: kattracks
Once W finishes his second term I nominate a double Dobbs tickes: Lou and J. R. "Bob"
13 posted on 06/07/2002 6:09:48 PM PDT by Ukiapah Heep
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To: cpdiii
I like it. Have you costed it out?
14 posted on 06/08/2002 11:17:25 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: bloggerjohn
Without question, the new evil empire resides in Riyadh. And they are using our money from the gas pump to prop up the Wahhabi Anti-Western Hatred Complex.

An over-arching goal of this War on Islamists should be the total re-order of pan-arabic governance, including the installment of some Texaco executives to become colonial governors on the Arabian peninsula.

15 posted on 06/08/2002 11:20:49 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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