Dick Clarke is an American HERO

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    His condemnations of the present Administration are balanced by his condemnations of the former. Dick Clarke sincerely believes in national security and defense. He's not so sure about American offense.

    Did you watch the Hardball interview tonight?
     
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    I didn't see it. What makes him a hero though? Condemning others doesn't elevate someone to 'hero' status in my book. I'm not being sarcastic, just looking for an explanation on your comments.
     
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    Dick, as ostrasized and condemned as he is by his former employers and trusted colleagues both up and down the political food chain, tends to offer critisizm on both sides of the political isle. It would be a shame to discount his views as partisan or unenlightened. Wouldn't you agree?
     
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    Shouldn't some of the blame lay at old Dick's feet? Since he was in charge of counter terrorism and all..........
     
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    To discount his views based on those reasons, yes, I would agree that would be a shame. I think people are discounting his 'testimony' based on his own prior words.

    But back to the topic of the thread. I think our veterans are hero's. I think our entire military is hero's for sacrificing themselves for the better of others. I think some policemen are hero's as well as some firemen. I've read some amazing stories about average citizens that risk their lives to help others, they are hero's.

    Someone who is willing to speak up against another, whether it be truthful or not, is not a hero. Just my opinion.
     
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    He's a blamer. Nothing heroic about him. Like all of his type he wants to blame.Makes no difference who was in office when. Bin Laden and his cronies are to blame. The only thing the hearings should be doing is determining how to prevent it from ever happening again.

    Clarke is a Clinton man and looking to sell his book, nothing more than that.
     
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    Well said, gaffer. Welcome to the board :)
     
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    Thanks for the recognition of our Vet's, jimnyc. But can't you understand that our firemen, police and other law-abiding and enforcing people deserve the same credit? That's your problem, not mine.

    As a Vet, a former Constable and a present (25 year experienced) volunteer fireman, I am confused by your comment.
     
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    Psycho, you apparently didn't read my post very thoroughly!

    "I think our veterans are hero's. I think our entire military is hero's for sacrificing themselves for the better of others. I think some policemen are hero's as well as some firemen. I've read some amazing stories about average citizens that risk their lives to help others, they are hero's."
     
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    No, not at all well said, gaffer. Have you evidence that Clarke is a "Clinton promoter"? His testimony would refute that. Your remarks are partisan and indicate a propensity on your part to deny anything related to a failure from your chosen political entity.

    I'm a Democrat, but I readily admit that I believe they screw up sometimes and I even more readily admit that I don't agree with the apparent agendas of some of them.
     

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