Originally Posted by SDW2001
Any comparision between the POTUS and OBL shows you to be completely unreasonable, and perhaps mentally ill.
SDW: In this thread and another, you have referred to several people as asses. Your opinion is moot when you stoop to such childish levels. Then you call me possibly mentally ill. I really doubt that, but then, if it were true, I wouldn't know! Ha! Heh heh! Might be true!
Grow up, SDW, and please refrain from calling people asses unless you wish to appear like one yourself.
A freedom I have lost is to be able to fly home with my wife and not have her fingerprinted at the airport like a criminal. A freedom I have lost is to have my wife treated with respect - rather than as a potential threat - at the US Embassy in Tokyo; the last time we were there it was so horrid that she never wants to visit the US, and I agreed with her reasons. A freedom that I have lost is to have my bank accounts in Japan not supervised by the US government; that's right: I am required by law to submit to the US government all details of my bank accounts (even the joint ones held with my wife who is Japanese) in Japan where I am a permanent resident or risk $500,000 in fines and a five year jail term because I would be considered a potential terrorist supporter. Who knows what the government is doing with that info. A freedom I have lost is the ability to choose my own life; the US Embassy tried rather strongly to get me to move back to the US (perhaps because then I would not be tax-exempt), and told me in not so vague language that it was un-American of me to want to live abroad, much less change my nationality (which I am considering strongly). I've aslo lost the freedomg to live in peace without the fear the the US will attack the country I live in based on concocted information to achieve its own ends.
Kidnapping: Shall we discuss the CIA flights around Europe? I will not shut up about those. If I do or have to, I will have lost another freedom.
"We do what's possible..."?
Are you a commanding officer? How many innocents have been killed? Compare it to Bin Laden, if you desire. It is a much higher figure, and still climbing.
The Constitution. Well, we have been through that before (most of what I have said here has been sid before, but you refuse to accept any of it; typical SDW technique: act like you have never seen the idea put forth before).
Bin Laden is destroying the US because people like you have chosen to allow him to, without firing another shot. The US is self-destructing at a rapid pace and OBL is probably laughing his head off. Bush, on the other hand, has created an image of an illiterate, snobby, impromptu-gung-ho, all-be-damned nation that will use military force to coerce others to its thinking without respect for international law.