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Winning the war on terror

Mike Keefe
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In an interesting twist, his sentence was a surprisingly light 5.5 years, and since he has already been incarcerated for 5 years, he’s eligible for release in 6 months. Who wants to bet we’ll find some excuse to not release him?



  1. Rosito wrote:

    Five years in a US torture hole is not a “surprisingly light” sentence.

    Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 1:30 am | Permalink
  2. Uncle B wrote:

    If the U.S. had chosen to be a moral people, and leaving Iraqi oil alone, and following Al Gore, decided to develop the South Western deserts, with the technology of the times – solar/thermal-molten sodium – electricity installations, for the same amount of money as that war cost, ($650 Billion), today, we would be tapping into the largest, renewable, sustainable, energy source the world has ever known. It would have paid every energy bill in the U.S.A. for maintenance fees only – FOREVER! It would be equivalent to an oil field that can NEVER run dry! Low cost electric power, and storeable hydrogen gasoline replacement from the electricity, for all!
    After the millions of murders, and $650 billions of dollars, borrowed from our children’s futures and pissed away, with thousands of our own and others maimed and disfigured for life, millions of families utterly destroyed, ours and theirs, we are no closer to Iraqi oil production than the Iraqis are!
    The next time you hear a blithering idiot spoiled brat, drunken, drug addicted, sociopath, rich Arabic saber dancing daddie’s boy oilman, stand at a microphone and threaten YOUR safety with someone ELSE’S weapons, remember what you lost America, remember, and weep! (also see

    Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 8:17 am | Permalink
  3. Millard wrote:

    FOREVER and NEVER are very strong terms Uncle B. The Sun will eventually die someday. Granted it will be a long time from now but probably sooner than never. I would be interested in hearing how you’ve helped the proliferation of solar power in the United States. Invested in solar companies? Taken your home off the grid? Or do you just send your time bitching about other people on the internet? Some people would argue it’s not the place of the government to provide cheap electricity to others and instead private companies should be developing these technologies. We are, in fact, a very non-socialist country. May I suggest to you moving somewhere that you may fit in better. Canada or Germany perhaps. Maybe Russia, we all know they prefer renewable energies over using their own natural resources for strategic power…

    Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 9:29 am | Permalink
  4. iron wrote:

    The US has (in the past) been able to marshall its resources to achieve greatness, like when Eisenhower built the interstate freeway system, or JFK sent us to the moon. I can easily imagine a similar effort to achieve something like what Uncle B envisions. Let’s have a concerted national effort to solve the sustainable energy problem.

    As for Millard, you crack me up! When the sun goes nova, we’ll just have to store away some of the extra energy. That will surely last us until the universe stops expanding and time starts running backwards. 🙂

    Sunday, August 10, 2008 at 10:18 am | Permalink
  5. Wolfish wrote:

    Millard, you’re an absolute moron for playing semantics with absolute terms. The average American does not have the money to invest in renewable energy. Would you like to know why? Because the GOVERNMENT HAS THEIR MONEY. Privatizing energy is absolutely moronic. You pay taxes with the expectation that your needs will be met. Oh, and by the way, Canada exports energy to the US. Imbecile.

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 9:16 am | Permalink
  6. Millard wrote:

    I just wanted to cause controversy… I think the US should invest in renewable energies. What does Canada exporting energy have anything to do with what I said? I was suggesting places with more socialistic policies. Apparently you don’t have enough money to invest in companies developing renewable technologies. That must be very sad for you seeing as how they will probably make a lot of money some day.

    Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 5:13 pm | Permalink
  7. Millard wrote:

    oh, and if you take Uncle B’s figure of 650 billion (I have no idea if that’s right). That’s like 2 weeks to a months salary per person. I would hope some people could save that much up and buy some stock and some solar panels or something. Because, honestly, do you really want to entrust your livelihood to any form of government?

    Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 5:25 pm | Permalink
  8. Aor wrote:

    I’d like to point out that telling people who disagree with you to move to a different country is called Jingoism. Its a disgusting habit that you should try to break.

    Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 11:01 am | Permalink