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Obama: "We can absorb another terrorist attack"

Old 09-22-10, 07:43 PM
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Obama: "We can absorb another terrorist attack"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...106706_pf.html

from Bob Woodward's now book.

Not sure how comforting it is to hear the Commander-In-Chief say something like this.
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Old 09-22-10, 07:54 PM
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Re: Obama: "We can absorb another terrorist attack"

Yes, would have been more comforting to hear him say "We're rubber, you're glue, terrorist attacks will bounce off us and stick to you!"
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Old 09-22-10, 07:56 PM
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Re: Obama: "We can absorb another terrorist attack"

Well, we absorbed the last one...
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Re: Obama: "We can absorb another terrorist attack"

It sounds like a true statement.

We are waging war on terrorists. You'd have to be pretty naive to think we wouldn't be attacked again. Much like we know that however many child molesters we put in jail more kids will get victimized later on. So we continue to research methods of protection and remain vigilant.

Heck, in countries like Israel, terrorist attacks are everyday things they live with. They continue to go to work, have kids, watch TV and do day-to-day mundane activities.
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Re: Obama: "We can absorb another terrorist attack"

Would it be much more comforting had he said America would be ruined from another terrorist attack?
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Well, we absorbed the last one...
Yes, but we're still trying to absorb Obama as president and the combination may just be too much for us.
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Re: Obama: "We can absorb another terrorist attack"

I think he is right. I doubt he would have much of a response to it, however. He seems more in line with the "hug it out" response.
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Old 09-22-10, 08:17 PM
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Re: Obama: "We can absorb another terrorist attack"

It may be a somewhat poor choice of words, but it is most likely true.
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Old 09-22-10, 08:26 PM
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After a statement like this it's safe to assume that Obama is not only a Muslim, he's also a terrorist and in 2012 he will reveal to the world that he is actually the Anti-Christ. Also, he hates America and gay people. And he laughs at retards.
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Old 09-22-10, 08:29 PM
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in 2012 he will reveal to the world that he is actually the Anti-Christ.
That would seem like a mistake in an election year.
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Re: Obama: "We can absorb another terrorist attack"

To be fair, who doesn't laugh at retards?
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To be fair, who doesn't laugh at retards?
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Old 09-22-10, 09:15 PM
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Re: Obama: "We can absorb another terrorist attack"

I believe he had other alternatives thatn that one to what he actually said.
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Re: Obama: "We can absorb another terrorist attack"

Blow me up. I don't give a shit. I'm going to heaven, suckas.
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Of all the things said, it's just strange that this is one people would decide to analyze.
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Re: Obama: "We can absorb another terrorist attack"

It may be true, but it's not the attitude I my CiC projecting.
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Re: Obama: "We can absorb another terrorist attack"

Originally Posted by RoyalTea View Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...106706_pf.html

from Bob Woodward's now book.

Not sure how comforting it is to hear the Commander-In-Chief say something like this.
Such an odd quote for a book about Women's rights.
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Old 09-22-10, 10:25 PM
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That would seem like a mistake in an election year.
That's why he'll wait until December.
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Yeah, this quote should be a non-story.

Should.
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After a statement like this it's safe to assume that Obama is not only a Muslim, he's also a terrorist and in 2012 he will reveal to the world that he is actually the Anti-Christ. Also, he hates America and gay people. And he laughs at retards.
I thought he liked gay people?
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I thought he liked gay people?
He LIED.
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He LIED.
Not nearly enough to pacify America. The sucessful presidents lie a lot more. He's definately failed us there. Boo Obama.
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Re: Obama: "We can absorb another terrorist attack"

Originally Posted by jfoobar View Post
Yeah, this quote should be a non-story.

Should.
I agree. The statement is strategically sound, and I'm kind of glad he made it.

Of course, some folks will read it wrong because of the source. (And maybe these people are only half-wrong, as it IS Obama's first strategically sound statement. A pig will never find an acorn he doesn't intend to devour.)
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Re: Obama: "We can absorb another terrorist attack"

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Its more comforting than him saying "Another terrorist attack will result in the collapse of the United States and Western civilization."
Yep. I'll take the truth over the approach that Mayor Nine Eleven and others like to take.
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Re: Obama: "We can absorb another terrorist attack"

As a statement of fact, fine. As a strategy for national defense, not so much.
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