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Comment: Re:Wait... what? (Score 1) 228

by Sarius64 (#49341973) Attached to: How Nuclear Weapon Modernization Undercuts Disarmament
Not a single person that fought in that war (of either gender) ever said any like that to me. Most people wanted to burn Japan to the ground for Pearl Harbor. Most of the O-6's and above I've discussed this with (from that period) projected nothing but a desire to completely destroy Japan's ability to conduct war in any fashion. After the events in the Philippines, the war wasn't going to end in a negotiated surrender, in my opinion.

Comment: Re:It is time to get up one way or the other (Score 1) 1089

by Sarius64 (#49316969) Attached to: Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US

Here, let me clarify.

You: He is simply a lot less likely to fuck things up and when he does fuck up the fuck-ups won't be as big.

You've stated opinion as fact. You've not only stated it as fact that you've completed ignored the utter success Romney attained at every job position he's ever had, while giving credit to a man who's qualification for becoming a Senator was breaking the divorce records open of Jerry Ryan (illegaly) in order to embarrass her husband and make him drop out of the Senate race.

Also, can you actually cite any part of the ACA that was presented and has endured? The "Law" has morphed constantly and any minimal audit would normally send people conducting regulatory compliance with this level of ineptness to a federal penitentiary for a long visit if it were anyone but the Executive Administration. I readily admit I'm making a prediction (based upon previous Democratic Presidents' and Vice Presidents' actions). Do you seriously deny that mandatory insurance purchasing for simply existing doesn't appease the insurance companies? Maybe you still believe everyone will get the mythical $2,500 premium savings or keep their doctors, etc.

I think the most moronic thing you've impressed is that the Republicans had anything to do with the ACA's implementation. It was never non-partisan, and the Democratic Party lost control of both the House and the Senate over these completely partisan decisions. If you liked Romney so much to label all Republicans == Romney, why didn't you vote for him?

Comment: Re:freedom (Score 5, Informative) 1089

by Sarius64 (#49295887) Attached to: Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US

No, you are saying that the Dem's aren't at fault, and you're lying by obfuscation.

Words of Mass Destruction

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998.

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998.

"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face." Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998.

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998.

"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies." Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999.

"There is no doubt that . Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, Dec, 5, 2001.

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them." Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002.

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seing and developing weapons of mass destruction." Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002.

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..." Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002.

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force — if necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002.

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years . We also should remember we have alway s underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction." Sen. Jay Rockerfeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002,

"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do." Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002.

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction. "[W]ithout question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation. And now he has continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real ... Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003.

Comment: Re:It's 3am and a phone is ringing in the White Ho (Score 2) 315

by Sarius64 (#49227471) Attached to: Clinton's Private Email System Gets a Security "F" Rating

I will be very disappointed if Clinton opponents don't use some version of an ad that highlights this.

And following that, the Democrats will put up the exact same ad, but featuring Jeb Bush.

There have been a bunch of Republicans who have admitted to using their own (non-governmental) email systems, two of which were also former secretaries of state:

Condoleezza Rice

Apparently not:

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.