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Who from history would you invite to dinner?

Discussion in 'Historical Events & Figures' started by T3sting, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. RadicalActor

    RadicalActor Well-Known Member

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    Those guards weren't the only ones hiding.

    Saddam was also hiding when U.S. troops came.
     
  2. USMC the Almighty

    USMC the Almighty Well-Known Member

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    I've seen Durant on the history channel a while back. I remember him saying that he wished Clinton would've allowed them to go back into Mogadishu and "bomb the whole damn city until it there was nothing left but a damn table with Aidid cowering underneath it".
     
  3. Dave

    Dave Well-Known Member

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    Because real men gas innocent civilians if somebody tries to kill you. And if he was so unafraid of death, what was he doing hiding in some little spider hole, filthy and ragged, when our guys found him? He was hiding like a coward.
     
  4. ArmChair General

    ArmChair General Well-Known Member

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    Sure, Saddam was a killer. Don't you get it by now? In a place like Iraq, killing is how you run things. Sure, Saddam boosted his clan, his people; you think Sadr's goons are going to be any less vicious about boosting their tribe? They're not off to a very good start, promoting interfaith cooperation by torturing Sunnis to death and stacking their stinking corpses in old trucks dropped off at the nearest bus stop.

    Blaming Saddam for being what he was is like blaming a rattlesnake for killing. That's how it lives. Saddam was right for Iraq the way a Sidewinder is right for the Mojave. The NeoCons scared us by shaking his fangs in our faces, as if Saddam planned to bite every single commuter in LA, when all he wanted to do was stay alive and in power, because those were the same thing for him, in the Iraqi desert, where everything stings, sticks or bites. We may as well have gone on a crusade to wipe out all the snakes and spiders in the desert for being what they are. Only difference is, we wouldn't have lost over 3000 soldiers that way.

    Until we hooked him out of his burrow, the only thing Saddam had really done to America has hand us our most glorious victory since Inchon, in Gulf War I. He was like a lot of Third-World rulers: great at internal security but hopeless at conventional war. Like a rattler, he was totally harmless to anybody with the brains God gave a stray dog.

    Meaning, anybody but Bush and Cheney, and you it seems.
     
  5. vyo476

    vyo476 Well-Known Member

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    It kind of scares me that you're starting to make sense.
     
  6. ArmChair General

    ArmChair General Well-Known Member

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    Stick around, I may start to grow on you.
     
  7. Coyote

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    Good post!!!!
     
  8. urockme

    urockme New Member

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    I would have to say, either Robert F. Kennedy or Winston Churchill, both great men, and two of my personal heroes.
     
  9. jessifromdenver

    jessifromdenver New Member

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    I'd invite Tubby Taft.
    You know he's not a picky eater, and I just hate it when I invite someone over, cook them a meal, and they are too picky to eat it. I just think its the most rude thing you can do while in someone elses house.
     
  10. Moderator

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    LOL.

    The picky eater part cracked me up.

    :D
     
  11. Everylyric

    Everylyric Well-Known Member

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    I'd definitely invite Churchill as well.
     
  12. see if i had my meeting with Nikola Tesla
    you ALL would be using FREE electricity which i would have taught you all how to get
     
  13. Lindsay

    Lindsay Well-Known Member

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    I was referring to the Kent State student. She was extremely intelligent and had wonderful insight.
     
  14. Dave

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    She also had a "peace at all costs" philosophy. Not my cup of tea.
     
  15. Lindsay

    Lindsay Well-Known Member

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    That's another reason why she's one of my heroes.
     
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