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Atlanta Dan
05-16-2013, 11:10 PM
With all the turmoil these days in Washington thank goodness there are some things that never change

A top Pentagon official said Thursday that the evolving war against Al Qaeda was likely to continue “at least 10 to 20 years” and urged Congress not to modify the statute that provides its legal basis.

“As of right now, it suits us very well,” Michael A. Sheehan, the assistant secretary of defense for special operations, said, referring to the “authorization to use military force,” often referred to as the A.U.M.F., enacted by Congress in 2001.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/us/politics/pentagon-official-urges-congress-to-keep-statute-allowing-war-on-terror-intact.html

"The very word 'war', therefore, has become misleading. It would probably be accurate to say that by becoming continuous war has ceased to exist. ... War is Peace."

George Orwell, 1984

http://blog.biographyonline.net/2007/05/quotes-from-1984-george-orwell.html

SteelerEmpire
05-16-2013, 11:33 PM
Bring it on Beeotches !!!

The_Joker
05-17-2013, 05:48 AM
Sigh...

The fear propaganda goes on

SteelCityMom
05-17-2013, 10:11 AM
Hooray for government propaganda! Something both the lefties and righties can get behind. :thumbsup:

harrison'samonster
05-17-2013, 04:40 PM
10-20 years sounds pretty optimistic.