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Gutsy call? Not at all. Former Attorney general Says Kill-Osama Memo Was "Heavily Lawyered" To Throw All Blame on Admiral McRaven If It Failed.


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In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 4:42:28 AM PDT
Eagle Eye:

I just gave your post from 7:40 last evening its first YES vote.

As you can see, I, too, try to be fair and balanced ... and I sometimes at that.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 4:50:28 AM PDT
Deezus:

You wrote: "so if someone supports Obama's story they can't be conservative? Ever? I don't think you know the meaning of conservative."

Let me say I know of a number of people who consider themselves conservatives and have read the accounts of others who voted for then Senator Obama in the last presidential election. Amongst them were Christopher Buckley, son of William F., and the children and grandchildren of another respectable conservative, the late Sen. Barry Goldwater (John McCain's predecessor in that Arizona upper house seat).

Some of these people cited Sen. McCain's unconscionable choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate, while others took a broad-band approach, citing the various ways that McCain had embraced the hard right and turned his back on certain conservative principles such as individual freedom and what that means.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 4:54:51 AM PDT
I side with kbw on this. I see no evidence whatsoever that the military officer Leonard Fleisig cited is mythical or that Mr. Fleising exaggerated anything he said there. And I am trying to fair and balanced here, but it's the only conclusion I can support now.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 5:02:16 AM PDT
Lily White:

Several of the political reporters I've read who know Pres. Obama personally have said pretty much what you've recorded here. That is the man, warts and all. In his case, the warts aren't all that ugly.

Oh, as to the liberal-conservative split, when he headed up the Harvard Law Review, he often disappointed and/or aggravated liberals who expected him to pursue a more partisan course. Meanwhile, conservatives on the Law Review were often very pleasantly surprised when Barry Obama took their side on some issue or slapped down a senseless liberal or radical proposal. Some members of that latter group also praised their then classmate for being able to admit mistakes and try to correct course.

Not bad qualifications for any executive.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 6:25:24 AM PDT
Eagle Eye says:
Read into my post anything you want, the fact is when Obama does something right I give him credit. He is doing a pretty good job of killing terrorist, but a rotten job overall.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 6:33:20 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 9, 2012 9:34:59 AM PDT
Eagle Eye says:
I spent my entire adult life either in the military or working directly with the military and I have found very very few military personnel that would use the wording that was used in the post. But I will defer to your knowledge of Leonard and apologize for not believing him.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 12:23:46 PM PDT
Eagle Eye: "I will defer to your knowledge of Leonard and apologize for not believing him."

Good for you, EE! Bravo!

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 12:38:59 PM PDT
Thank you. And my appologies for the harsh tone I used towards you.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 2:36:30 PM PDT
Hooray! Very good!

(Group hug?)

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 6:21:18 PM PDT
Eagle Eye says:
You are welcome. As you can see I will fight tooth and nail when I think you are wrong, and I still disagree with you on the memo. But I have to admit I am wrong when it appears that I have misjudged someone based on other information. I try to be fair and balanced but sometimes my upbringing and experience overshadows my thinking. So Leonard I guess we will agree to disagree. Have a nice evening.
EE

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 6:51:16 PM PDT
That works for me and I can live with our disagreeing (not meant sarcastically).

The ironic thing is, I asked my friend for his opinion because I didn't have enough first-hand knowledge to know wether it was or wasn't a totally gutless move. So I asked. If he had tracked your opinion I would have accepted it implicitly because I do value his opinion and experience. (And although I numbered his comments 1. and 2. I did not set them out in quotation marks. I should have because they were exact quotes, not my take on them.)

In any event, until the next topic . . .

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 7:30:33 PM PDT
Leonard Fleisig says:I did not set them out in quotation marks. I should have because they were exact quotes, not my take on them.)

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I couldn't quite tell where his comments ended and yours began, if that change happened at all. :/

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 7:31:15 PM PDT
Tyrone Slothrop says:
Hooray! Very good!

(Group hug?)

no no no

one of you guys has a cold .

damn, not I caught a cold. :(

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 7:36:06 PM PDT
I just numbered them 1 and 2
Everything above that was mine. Everything after
"Here are his two responses:" are his.

BTW - the 33 minutes like - is what appeared on the bottom of his post on facebook.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 8:39:45 PM PDT
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Initial post:  May 7, 2012
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