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Where's Osama?2006-05-15 11:11:54jesse-h

The six-foot six-inch Arab everyone is looking for is in Pakistan living real good off United States foreign aid given to Pakistan by the Republican led government, and he's been there since our commander-in-chief let him get away. It's sad that the most powerful military in history of the world is in the hands of the most documentedly corrupt administration in United states history. Think about this as a possibility: our dumb ass commander-in-chief is such a failure that the terrorists would want to send money to the Republican National Committee Reelection Fund.

What makes US safe?2006-04-28 15:58:35jesquire

United 93 is a wonderful portrait of courage. But in the context of America’s current foreign policy, it comes off as a familiar bit of wound-licking. Every nation has a tale of the day the world did them dirt, and United 93 is America’s. But what’s more remarkable is that, when people abroad see the Michael Moore movie Fahrenheit 9/11, viewers are surprised that a person is allowed to do that in America, allowed to be so critical of a sitting President. An unintended effect, because by being so harsh, the movie ends up giving every American something to be proud of, proving to the world that America is still somewhat free. This is why, the world being convinced that our President means to destroy Islam, no one’s come over here and blown us off the map. Face it. We’re an open society, they could do it any time they wanted. So really, it’s not the chest-thumping, “These colors don’t run,” that has kept us relatively safe since 9/11. It’s that this guy out of nowhere gets to film our President’s most embarrassing moments, make it into a movie, and inspire debate. That’s why angry fanatics stay their sarin gas and their bombs. Not because we "have the terrorists on the run.” Obviously we don’t. Bush gave up trying to capture Bin Laden years ago. We’re safe only because even angry people still admire something about this place. Hope it stays that way, don’t you?