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harpmolly BS: Obama bin Laden???... (104* d) RE: BS: Obama bin Laden???... 27 Feb 08

Jim Lad: I'd submit that, especially in the current climate, there is a huge difference between simply "saying his name" and going around saying, "Barack HUSSEIN Obama," repeatedly stressing the middle name to emphasize the spurious relationship between his name and that of Public Enemy No. 2 (see my post above for reference to public enemy no.1).

It's not the act of saying the name itself, it's the act of purposely emphasizing part of it to play on the bigotry/fears of a certain portion of the populace that I find disgusting.

OK, I'm basically repeating what McGrath said. I haven't had my coffee yet, okay?!? ;)

P.S. I'm no fan of the war in Iraq, but characterizing Saddam Hussein as a martyr is too stomach-turning even for me. Unfortunately I'll concede that we may have created his martyrdom for him, at least in the minds of the Iraqis. However, the fact that the U.S. did some really idiotic harm by illegally invading doesn't excuse his own horrific actions over the years.

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