Re: Hey! We let you go. You're WELCOME.

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So I choose the government way.

mcmanus wept


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 10:25 AM
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"they're very stupid"

Ouch.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 10:26 AM
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What's really messed up about my reaction to this story is that I'm vaguely cheered to see that he appears to be grossly okay. Look, we didn't treat him badly enough that he's forever unable to function!

And then I think about that reaction, and feel ill.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 10:31 AM
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He's not a wreck and he's actually pro-government. That's actually better than I would have anticipated.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 10:36 AM
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One down, only 29,021,098 to go.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 10:40 AM
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1:I oppose "the government way" only for "the most cruel people in the world." and maybe other OECDs.

4:As far as we know, he is only attaching to the Karzai or Afghan Gov't, and only as the alternative to the Taliban. It doesn't look like an expression of political philosophy to me.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 10:45 AM
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As far as we know, he is only attaching to the Karzai or Afghan Gov't, and only as the alternative to the Taliban.

It shows commendable political sophistication, and he's probably a good guy dead man walking, if he hates Karzai but hates the Taliban more; that implies that his views on government favour neither theocracy nor unbridled corruption.

I voted for the party of Gordon Brown to try to keep the Tories out. It doesn't mean I don't think Gordon Brown should in a just world be banged up in Spandau for the rest of his life.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 11:13 AM
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Americans are the most cruel people in the world, and they're very stupid.

That's probably enough for the Pentagon to count him as having "returned to the battlefield", no?


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 11:41 AM
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No question about it -- that's incitement to terrorism right there.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 11:55 AM
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It's traditional that you end up negotiating the peace treaty with the guy you put in prison...


Posted by: OPINIONATED GENERAL SIR GERALD TEMPLER | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 12:05 PM
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8: Yes, He clearly hates us for our freedoms.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 12:06 PM
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Umm, Spandau Prison was closed down and converted into a parking lot after the death of Rudolf Heß.


Posted by: Tiny Hermaphrodite, Esq. | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 12:16 PM
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12: possibly not the most obvious evidence that we aren't living in a just world, but not exactly a counter-argument, either.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 12:18 PM
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converted into a parking lot

You don't know what you've got till it's gone.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 12:21 PM
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Umm, Spandau Prison was closed down and converted into a parking lot after the death of Rudolf Heß.

I'm guessing that wasn't the inspiration for "Big Yellow Taxi".


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 12:24 PM
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14, 15: It's a special honor to be pwned by the b-day lizard


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 12:25 PM
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Somehow this makes me feel old.

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Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 12:29 PM
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It's traditional that you end up negotiating the peace treaty with the guy you put in prison...

I don't know what this is referring to, but it's not Gerald Templer in Malaya...


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 2:50 PM
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10:Three chapters into Postwar but I am really not feeling it. Does this story get better?

Of the newly-constituted West German Diplo­matic Corps, 43 percent were former SS men and another 17 percent had served in the SD or Gestapo.

I guess this worked out well, and for the children or whatever, but my personal preference might have included crucifixions from Bonn to Berlin and a bloody burning wasteland in between forever. Will nice Tony sooth the savage and redress a gentle? Not hopeful. I seek his refutation where wealth accumulates, and men decay.

Spent some time with Edward Bunker today. Path was new Denzil movie to the stoneclassic Runaway Train to Bunker.

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LADY ANNE
O wonderful, when devils tell the truth!
GLOUCESTER
More wonderful, when angels are so angry.

I feel so elliptical today.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 5:28 PM
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He sounds pretty unradicalized, if you ask me.

Did we "unradicalize" him?

I mean, 5 years of torture in Gitmo and he comes out a process liberal who runs for Parliament instead of a bombthrower...means the system worked? Do we need to expand?

It might even work on me.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 7:26 PM
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