- May 11, 2013
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But we have to now close down twenty plus American Embassies. Who is decimating who?
[/QUOTE]QUOTE=Republic Now!;1062150863]You're misunderstanding him, he's saying we've killed 1/10 of them.
Cracks me up that this has evolved into a discussion of what 'decimated' means. What the word means is not the issue, it is what Barry thinks it meant when he used it. He meant it was reduced in number and is no longer effective. Current events show that is not the case. So the question in my mind is was he misinformed or lying through his teeth? My vote is on the latter.
Who is this Barry person?
Do you have any evidence he means something the word does not mean? Is there any evidence that he meant it to mean that Al Queda was no longer any threat? What you guys are doing is making up a definition of the word, then claiming Obama meant that made up definition despite having no evidence to support it, and then calling him a liar based on what you made up.
Facts are not hard things to find. Why you guys avoid them like the plague I will never understand.
If you choose to use the word 'decimated' what exactly do you mean?
a : to reduce drastically especially in number <cholera decimated the population>
b : to cause great destruction or harm to <firebombs decimated the city> <an industry decimated by recession>
The 1/10 thing is rarely used, and no longer effective was not in any definition I saw, so that was just made up.
Yep, completely made up.:roll:
Decimation (Latin: decimatio; decem = "ten") was a form of military discipline used by senior commanders in the Roman Army to punish capital offences such as mutiny or desertion. The word decimation is derived from Latin meaning "removal of a tenth". The procedure was a pragmatic attempt to balance the need to punish serious offences with the practicalities of dealing with a large group of offenders.
Decimation (Roman army) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
We're never happy, are we?
As far as I'm concerned, they should permanently close those embassies. If they aren't safe to have open during August, they aren't safe to have open period. Do we really think they'll open them before September 11th? I think it's a dog and pony show.
Reagan armed Bin Laden, Bush lost him, and Obama killed him. It's that simple.
No wonder the conservatives hate Obama so much -- he shows what boobs they are.