Remember When… ?

Remember when some conservatives excused the Republican spending of years ago because "the deficits would make it impossible for Dems to justify more if they ever got control?" So how did that work out for you?


Remember when a lot of conservatives said that "the conscience of the Senate," Joe Lieberman was one liberal they could support? I said then that Lieberman was scum/ So today, it looks like he's close to a sellout on health care. So how did that work out for you?


Remember when I said I didn't like it because we weren't killing enough Iraqi soldiers? War is about overwhelming force and no war we get into should last longer than a day. Yet we've just learned the "rules of engagement" in Afghanistan, and here they are:

The actual ROEs are said to be classified U.S. and NATO secrets, but based on individual soldier accounts, those restrictions include the following:

  • No night or surprise searches
  • Villagers are to be warned prior to searches
  • Afghan National Army, or ANA, or Afghan National Police, or ANP, must accompany U.S. units on searches
  • U.S. soldiers may not fire at insurgents unless they are preparing to fire first
  • U.S. forces cannot engage insurgents if civilians are present
  • Only women can search women
  • Troops can fire on insurgents if they catch them placing an IED but not if insurgents walk away from where the explosives are.

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About tedwest

A longtime veteran of comedy and political forums, I decided that I needed a more restful venue because... well... I finally hate everybody. Except my wife that is... and my ex-wife.. and... no, that's about it. I lead about as simple a life as one can, preferring activities that include anything that doesn't involve going out and seeing YOU! And I particularly enjoy what I call "Get the Bitch" movies on Lifetime. You know the ones where the intended victim finally does something so incredibly stupid that she forfeits her right to live, and from that moment on you're rooting for the stalker. Of course, it rarely works out the way you want, but when it does, the feeling you get is... well, there's nothing else like it, other than, maybe, eating chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and I'm proudly anti-wildlife, both foreign and domestic, and anti-environment - especially foreign environments. I think Howard Stern put it best when he said, "If fifty percent of the population died tomorrow, I can live with that." And I feel the same about the other fifty percent, so together, we've pretty much got it all covered.
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3 Responses to Remember When… ?

  1. TedWest says:

    Of course. This is why I've been against every war in my lifetime. The President should give one order – KILL! And that continues until the last enemy combatant is killed or until he says "stop." I'd agree that killing of civilians should be investigated and prosecuted as long as anytime there is a ghost of a shadow of a doubt, the soldier(s) gets the benefit of the doubt.
    But that shouldn't ever really be a factor, because we should lay waste to anyone and anything that we attack within a day's time.
    Remember my recommendation – reduce hostiles to a manageable number – say 20, then give them an abandoned gas station and a gambling license…

  2. Well, I want my own casino then.

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