For this very minute I would vote no because we don't know exactly who the terrorist are, at the moment.
It should be obvious by now that the way to fight terrorist is covertly by spying. When the terrorist organization that attacked our embassy and killed our citizens is identified, then kill them all.
What we don't need to do is attack some country that had nothing to do with what happened. In other words, don't "shoot first then aim later".
Weakness is not an American trait!
If you dont respond... soon they will come for you.
CBD -- the only ones I'm worried about "coming for me" are the radical extremists right here in America, otherwise known as the Tea Party. President Obama has done a fine job of protecting this country for the past four years, and at the same time he's seen to the "termination" of hundreds of high-level al quida and other terrorist leaders. Because he has proven himself on this issue, I'm sure that he will continue to do the same for the next 4 years. So I don't fear any terrorist -- if I did, I would be letting them win. And certainly that is not an American trait.
I agree with CDB - Weakness is not an American trait. So, why were we defending an American Embassy in a very unsecure country with only 6 Marines??? With 6 Marines, you have only 2 on duty at any time. Now, we all know the abilities of our beloved Marines, but 6 Marines with small weapons is hardly a proper defense 24-7 of our embassy. Those protestors who scaled the walls should have been met with overwhelming force and prompted them to scurry back from where they came. And for the Ambassador to have to scramble into a car in an attempt to escape is not the correct option. In addition, there should have been an American military base nearby as a backup of our Embassy. I could go on, but in short, this was a complete breakdown of American protection and security, so heads should roll and those heads are in Washington!
We definitely need to get all the information before we react. We are hated around the world. Why? Religion, freedom, American policies? Whatever the reason, the Democrats and Republicans need to unite and protect our citizens! I have never seen our country divided like this before. Our politicians are attacking each other and it has filtered down to us. ENOUGH!
This situation also gives us an insight into what would have probably happened in Al Gore had been in office on 9/11.
Unlike Democrats, Republicans are a win-at-all-costs group of people. There would have been little support for Gore, and it would've been used as evidence that Bush would've been a better choice.
People wonder why the country is so divided, and erroneously many of them blame Obama. But the truth is that the rank and file Republicans will only give support when their guy is in office. While the Democrats always see this need to compromise even though it's never reciprocated. Thus, a country divided when a Democrat is in office, a country undivided (when crisis happens) when a Republican is in office.
Getting along like, how Harry Reid does it. He will not even put a budget up for a vote. He has that pocket veto. So nothing gets done.
It's the filibuster that prevents things from getting done, not a budget.
I'm not a huge fan of Reid, but there's nothing in the Constitution that says that he has to present a budget. He's normally supposed to, but in absence of that they can use a continuing resolution.
I do find it amusing that georgejeanie would equate a lack of a budget to sitting politicians openly yelling at Obama during official events. Find me examples of Democratic officials (not random crazies off off the street) who act like that, and I'll take back my assertion.
Isn't it ironic how so many people twist politics into stories such as this. It's the Democrat's fault or its the Republican's fault. I was once a registered Democrat, but I wised up and am now a registered Republican.
I have many friends. Some good friends are Democrats and some are Republicans. Some are Catholics, some are Methodists, some Baptists and some Jewish, but we are all Americans. Isn't it strange that we Americans don't pick on our friend's or neighbor's religion, but we sure do pick on their political affiliation!
As Americans, we all have the same basic needs and wants, so we choose a political party and their leaders to get us there. But, because our country is so evenly divided between the two parties, we can't get anything done. We have to ask the Independent voters to help us out and break the stalemate. So, technically, the Independent group is the strongest group of people in the country.
Now, with all that being written, do you realize that another of the strongest group of people are the ones who do not vote, because their non action can actually deliver just what we want or the opposite of what we desire, yet they do not act. Why, you ask? Because they don't care!
So, if you really want to know why we are in the pickle we are in, it is because of those who do not vote and do not care. Welcome to America, where we love our country and our flag, but we don't vote and we don't care who our leaders are because they are all the same.
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