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if rove should be fired so should michael isikoff...

Abevigoda

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Re: if rove should be fired so should michael isikoff...
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2005, 07:23:12 AM »
Why are we talking about the Japanese?

Julie Fern

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Re: if rove should be fired so should michael isikoff...
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2005, 07:23:58 AM »
ok, julie give up.  why?

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Re: if rove should be fired so should michael isikoff...
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2005, 07:25:57 AM »
I have no idea, I thought we were talking about Muslims and Newsweek.

Although the Bataan Death March sounds like no picnic.

gailrules

Re: if rove should be fired so should michael isikoff...
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2005, 07:30:55 AM »
the fact that prisoner abuse now includes desecrating a book only shows how civilized a nation we are. Prisoner abuse used to include murder....plain and simple. But we are outraged that someone tore up a book? it's just so petty in the long view of history.

The issue isn't liberal outrage over the abuse, it's the way the muslim community reacted to it.

fooseball22

Re: if rove should be fired so should michael isikoff...
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2005, 07:35:56 AM »
you do realize how large the muslim community is right?

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Re: if rove should be fired so should michael isikoff...
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2005, 07:36:31 AM »
Why should we be concerned about the Muslim community?  Seriously, you're joking right?

fooseball22

Re: if rove should be fired so should michael isikoff...
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2005, 07:38:09 AM »
Why should we be concerned about the Muslim community?  Seriously, you're joking right?

you're joking right?

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Re: if rove should be fired so should michael isikoff...
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2005, 07:38:31 AM »
Aren't those people also part of the Muslim community?  Aren't we the least be concerned about why they are doing this?

gailrules

Re: if rove should be fired so should michael isikoff...
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2005, 07:38:55 AM »
why are we so concerned with the muslim community?  This liberal paradigm is ridiculous.

I think most "liberals" are not outraged at the descration of the Koran so much as concerned about the general abuse of prisoners. Many people don't like the idea of horrible things happening to innocent people in prisons because we think it might come back to haunt us. Of course this kind of thinking opens one up to accusations of being "soft" on prisoners and terrist hugging.

I think a lot of people were surprised at the response the Newsweek article provoked in the muslim community. Whether or not Isikoff did a good enough job fact-checking, it wasn't worth rioting and killing people over.

jassulli

Re: if rove should be fired so should michael isikoff...
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2005, 07:40:00 AM »
why is the muslm community worried about book desecration when people are blowing themselves up in their name.  and knocking down buildings.  and killing their own people in Iraq?  aren't these more important questions?

because its the people who are supposedly saving them from these things that are doing the desecrating.