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635 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by KikiPeepers

Do you worry about Harriet Miers being put on the Supreme Court, since she is the one who briefed Bush about Osama bin Laden in 2001?


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16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/12/05 - 10:02:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 10/14/05 - 4:33:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why should I worry?
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 10/14/05 - 5:46:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Because she possibly could have prevented 9/11
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/17/05 - 5:28:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm quite sure Supreme Court nominations are relatively important and the right person should be chosen. Reading about Miers has made me think someone else would be better for the job.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/17/05 - 5:44:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/14/2005 5:46:42 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
Because she possibly could have prevented 9/11

Considering it had been planned for years, expecting a lawyer's briefing at the last minute to work some sort of miracle seems a little far-fetched.

16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 10/18/05 - 9:40:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 10/18/05 - 9:41:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh, please. It would have been nearly impossible to stop 9/11.
So, no, I don't.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/19/05 - 4:24:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/18/2005 9:41:13 PM nightgoddess wrote:
Oh, please. It would have been nearly impossible to stop 9/11. So, no, I don't.

Yep. It sounds to me like paranoid drivel, or tinfoil-hat material. Accepting OBL's extradition years earlier might have. Taking more decisive action after the Cole or the other Al Qaeda bombings might have - but what on earth could this lawyer have done to prevent it at the last minute: leap into a phone booth, put her underwear on the outside and fly to the WTC, catching the airliners in her teeth?!

16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/19/05 - 12:02:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/18/2005 9:41:13 PM nightgoddess wrote:
Oh, please. It would have been nearly impossible to stop 9/11. So, no, I don't.

It would have been easy as hell to stop 9/11! Racial profiling works, Israel has known that for years and they have no terrorism with their airlines. All they would have had to do is double and triple check any Muslims flying that morning - they had the intelligence on it, they even knew Mohammed Atta's name and had his mug shot. But somehow the guy got on a plane with a knife, no questions asked. A few innocent Muslims would have been inconvenienced, but I'm sure most wouldn't have minded once it came out that thousands of lives were saved.

16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/19/05 - 12:49:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
"...but I'm sure most wouldn't have minded once it came out that thousands of lives were saved."
The trouble with that theory is the same issue that GWB is currently facing with Iraq. Nobody knows for sure how many lives were saved by going into Iraq and getting Saddam out of power. We don't know for certain what happened to all the WMDs Saddam was documented to have. We don't know for certain if and how Saddam was connected to Osama/Al Qaeda.

If Atta et al. were prevented from getting on their flights because they looked 'Muslim', the Left would be screaming for GWB's impeachment for violating their civil rights and claim that GWB fabricated the 9/11 attack plot in order to advance some Right Wing Christian agenda against Islam...

16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/19/05 - 12:59:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/19/2005 12:49:37 PM CowDung wrote:
If Atta et al. were prevented from getting on their flights because they looked 'Muslim', the Left would be screaming for GWB's impeachment for violating their civil rights

Quite possibly ... hopefully showing what evidence we had that all the men arrested were really going to hijack the planes and possibly fly them into government landmarks would be enough to pacify them.

You just can't be that concerned about it ... I'm all for equal rights, and I don't think people should be treated unfairly because of their race. But if you have a lot of evidence pointing to something happening, you have to step up security. And racial profiling, while unfair to many, is the best way of doing that. It always makes me think of this picture:

16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/19/05 - 1:04:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
We had all kinds of evidence pointing to Saddam having WMDs ready to deploy, but it didn't seem to matter--we all know how the evidence+1 criteria seems to work in the political arena. The Bush Haters will always demand more evidence than can be provided before they acknowledge that GWB made a correct call...

16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/19/05 - 2:49:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
"Quite possibly ... hopefully showing what evidence we had that all the men arrested were really going to hijack the planes and possibly fly them into government landmarks would be enough to pacify them."

OK: what evidence was there? They had knives - but that wasn't against the rules! They had taken flying lessons - ditto. Yes, like many millions of others in America, they'd overstayed their visas, but if they'd cared they could easily have renewed them.

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/2/05 - 3:13:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/19/2005 1:04:06 PM CowDung wrote:
We had all kinds of evidence pointing to Saddam having WMDs ready to deploy,

Yeah, my arse. You're so full of poo.

Colin Powel running around with grainy bird's eye view black and white images of factories and trucks doesn't constitute evidence.

poo all evidence was provided. That's the problem. Bush's main tactic was repeating rhetoric. That's why the gullible right thought what he was saying was true.

If you disagree please show me the "evidence" you speak of.

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/2/05 - 3:16:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
And about Harriet Miers, I doubt Bush would have paid much attention to her briefing of Osama Bin Laden.

Before 9/11, Bush's team had very little interest in terrorism much to the dismay of many in the intelligence agencies.

he never took it seriously. Not that he'd been in the job long.

16 yrs ago - Tuesday 4/25/06 - 3:06:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
She would have been an okay choice I guess but this question needs to go since we know she won't be.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/12/07 - 6:28:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/12/07 - 7:59:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
I worry about leftists.



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