Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Jimmy Breslin: No Safer With Saddam In The Slammer

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
stickdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 09:03 AM
Original message
Jimmy Breslin: No Safer With Saddam In The Slammer
Edited on Sat Jan-03-04 09:07 AM by stickdog
This article is 100% gold. Everybody needs to read it, IMHO.

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/newyork/columnists/nyc-bres0103,0,2114805.column?coll=ny-ny-columnists

...

Howard Dean then said that maybe he was old-fashioned but he didn't think you could judge or punish Osama bin Laden until you had a trial and found him guilty. That was as controversial as saying that when it rains in Queens, the Van Wyck Expressway gets wet.

But suddenly, the Democratic candidates said the statement was atrociously unpatriotic. How can this man Dean say that bin Laden deserves a trial? They said that this was a perfect illustration of Dean talking without thought. And completely un-American, too.

Joseph Leiberman, who is a peripheral candidate now and thus a nasty little man, said that because Dean wants a fair trial Dean is despicable and so weak that he would melt in the face of George W. Bush. John Kerry and Dick Gephardt were wildly opposed. Yet all Dean has to do in this big Des Moines debate Sunday is ask each candidate, "Are you in favor of sentencing bin Laden before you have a trial?"

Let them answer in front of a country that is better than they are.


Great advice, Jimmy!


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
giantrobot_2000 Donating Member (233 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 09:14 AM
Response to Original message
1. ...
Thank you!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 09:21 AM
Response to Original message
2. thanks, everyone should read it
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 09:24 AM
Response to Original message
3. Jimmy Breslin, as usual he is CORRECT
Terrific article, it shows why some people are falling in the polls and scratching their heads in wonder. There is no substitute for character and the truth.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bfusco Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 09:25 AM
Response to Original message
4. desperation
Lieberman, Kerry and Gephardt's response to those remarks just demonstrate that they are desperate to try anything to invigorate their campaigns that have not generated much of anything. The whole premise of democracy is that everyone should receive a fair trial. The same thing is presently occuring with Milosivich and other war criminals in the Balkans and war in Rawanda. Even Goering, Ribbentrop and Spear received trials and bin Laden's actions dwarf what those criminals perpetrated. Those three had an opprotunity to take a stand in fall of 2002 and blew it by giving authority to the chimp.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 09:33 AM
Response to Original message
5. And the great unwash masses ask
We caught Saddam, the danger is gone why is the alert on orange?

Bush: Uh, uh, uh.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 09:56 AM
Response to Original message
6. So what would bin Ladin say in a public trial that Leiberman &
Gephart are so scared of having said? They supported Bush at every turn and I haven't heard where they disagree with him on much of anything.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bfusco Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 10:30 AM
Response to Reply #6
7. afraid of the truth
Probably afraid of pointing out how complicit the US has been in his activities. The same is true of Saddam. It will be interesting to see what dirty information will come out when trying Saddam for his crimes and how Rummy, Bush Sr. and the Reagan administration enabled him to perpetrate them.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 12:08 PM
Response to Original message
8. Dupe
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Aug 02nd 2021, 11:25 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC