alprova said...How many times do people have to point out to you dolts that per agreements signed before GWB left office, Obama was prohibited from leaving so much as one boot on the ground.
BS...Iraq could not prohibit him from doing anything he wanted. If that is true why are 3,000 there now?
If you look objectively into the presidents' time, Bush was far worse a president than Carter. Bush was the worst president in several decades.
We differ in our opinions about who was the worst but Obama replaces either of them as the very worst and will likely have that label for future comparisons.
I think Obama is the weakest POTUS since Carter but I would not wish him harm. He should have better security than any president in history has needed. The world is smaller and more nuts mobile.
I vote against barring or grossly limiting the public from the space normally used for freely expressed speech, be it protests or support. You can't have liberty and freedom without risk, as one of our founding "fathers" said.
inq..How brave of you with your willingness to risk the POTUS life. Why is the space normally used for protest so important versus a place that can be less risk?
alprova said...Was the officer that should have been there to catch the man climbing the fence indisposed at that moment in the bathroom? Were they short-handed due to sickness? Did someone strictly screw-up? These are questions that need to be asked, rather than assuming that the Director is at fault in what happened.
I agree and it is true on any congressional probe. Of course we probably shouldn't expect congress to associate with commoners.
Suicide bombers are probably seeking details on the security breach. The person could just as easily have been wearing explosives. The media will help them by insisting on details of how to do it being publicized.
Typical of the dysfunctional systems throughout Washington D.C. A political appointment of someone with essentially zero experience in security operations is ludicrous. The presidents security must be assured to prevent Biden from assuming the throne, can you imagine what that would be like? People of both parties should be outraged over this breach of security. It certainly doesn't give one a warm feeling about the protection we have against terrorist and others that would harm Americans. Rest assured there will be a congressional investigation that goes on and on but goes no where.
There will be a request for increased funding. Is this another false scandal with an attitude of "what does it matter at this point in time"?
limric said...SNOW, not Bush, warned Congress & the White House – and was summarily dismissed because of it.
I watched the congressional meeting where Bush and Snow both were present and where the negative reaction occurred. I had a video of that session but unfortunately deleted it. Barny Franks was spitting all over the place and flailing his arms as he insisted Fanny and Freddy were in good financial shape and that they were very well managed. The bonuses the managers of those two entities received could be considered a crime.
I think I recall Snow resigning with his disgust of the whole system obvious although not stated.
Fairmon said: "not agreeing with someone or despising their policies and practices is not sufficient evidence to convict."
Librul said..Tell that to Dickhead Nixon and Wild Willy Clinton.
Neither was convicted. Nixon resigned and was pardoned by Ford. Clinton suffered no penalty other than public opinion temporarily.
Your description of behavior may be accurate, unfortunately that behavior was not illegal. Congress with all their insider trading can't afford to be very aggressive with the bankers and businesses.
Most people conclude the way the economy collapsed somebody had to do something crooked, but actually very little was illegal. Starting with Carter's push for home ownership loans became easier and easier to get. Bush and Snow tried to warn congress of Fanny and Freddy's over extension but Barney Franks and Ms. Lipstick from Ca. came unglued and accused them of being racist. The black caucus was livid when Bush and Snow warned congress of the high risk loans.
The bubble eventually burst and those anticipating it got wealthy shorting financial stocks.
Holder, given the chance, would be a major bully. Thank goodness there was enough Krypton in the system to weaken him, possibly the reason for his confrontational attitude and frequently playing the race card.