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    Fire comedy and escalate the war

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/09...ployments.html

    crazy day in politics. Comedy found out he was fired when he saw it come on the TV. Maybe he found something on Trump?

    During the campaign Trump said said we would not get involved in foreign wars, but it comes in handy to deflect from the Russia investigation. His kids/ grandkids won't be going to fight like he did not. But of course protecting the lsanctity of life of the unborn suddenly stops at birth

    http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/tr...licy-131802657

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerseverywhere View Post
    crazy day in politics. Comedy found out he was fired when he saw it come on the TV.
    Well, if you're the head of the FBI, and you have to find out this sort of thing from TV, that tells me you probably aren't the guy for the job anyways...

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    He was in California and they sent some bodyguard to the dC office. So he did. To receive the notice

    and I meant Comey. Spell check and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerseverywhere View Post
    He was in California and they sent some bodyguard to the dC office. So he did. To receive the notice

    and I meant Comey. Spell check and all.
    Well it is all comedy of sorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Well it is all comedy of sorts.
    True. I still laugh at the Archibald Cox (and jughead) comics from my childhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerseverywhere View Post
    As to "escalate the war", from your linked story:

    “This is not a change to the mission there and this is not an increase in forces,” said Buccino, saying it was there on an advise-and-assist mission in support of Afghan forces. “This deployment represents the normal flow-of-forces into Afghanistan."
    Which doesn't exactly sound like an escalation.

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    None of these characters are likable or trust-able, not Trump, not Comney (way too much influence on policy when he shouldn't there, including ironically probably getting Trump elected). But we're supposed to get hysterical some way or other I suppose. But if this was script, I'm telling it would be FAIL, there are no remotely likable characters. Maybe Trump will appoint someone particularly horrible to replace Comney, and THEN at least there will be a there there to get upset about.

    As for wars, my first question would be which one? There are too many, they are endless, and since it's already constantly wars with 7 countries or something, it's hard to tell when one of them is surging or not. Trump condemning Assad and talks of more sanctions on Syria and increasing arming rebel factions there, but now I see it was Afghanistan that was meant.
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    I recall from the Viet Nam debacle that when you were ready to escalate, you announced you were sending in "advisors." Maybe that's what they mean by the "fog of war."
    Last edited by JaneV2.0; 5-10-17 at 1:43pm.

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    I find the reasons given for firing Comey self-serving and difficult to believe. It's not about the Clinton server.

    I find much of the reaction to firing Comey self-serving and difficult to believe. It's not an existential threat to our democracy.

    It's going to be a long four years.

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    Comey probably cost Clinton the election so not shedding any tears for him. However, if he was getting close to finding something on Trump then that will be a major setback.

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