Do you think we Americans could have avoided the Iraq War if journalists had asked better questions?

Question by Samian’s Nineteenth Account: Do you think we Americans could have avoided the Iraq War if journalists had asked better questions?
It still confuses me to this day why nobody asked President George W. Bush questions like,
“What will you do if there’s no weapons of mass destruction?”
“Wouldn’t the inability to find WMD’s mean we won’t have the credibility to fight future wars?”
“Is your administration willing to take responsibility for faked intelligence?”
“Will there be prosecutions?”

But all we got were idiotic questions from Tim Russert like, “So, how’s your dog doing, Mr. President? :)”

Why didn’t anybody ask meaningful questions?

Best answer:

Answer by hades
the media doesn’t dictate how the president will act with intel from the military. so nothing the media did would have swayed his decision

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Americans, French & English?

Question by unity: Americans, French & English?
The Paris train was quite crowded, so an American businessman walked the entire length looking for a seat, but the only seat left was taken by a well dressed, middle-aged, French woman’s poodle.

The man asked, “Ma’am may I have that seat?” The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in particular “Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that seat.”

The man walked the entire train again, but the only seat left was under that dog. “Please, ma’am. May I sit down? I’m really very tired.” She snorted,
“Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant!” This time the man didn’t say a word; he just picked up the little dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat down. The woman shrieked, “Someone must defend me! this American should be put in his place!”

An old English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up, “Sir, you Americans often seem to have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in the wrong hand. You drive your cars on the wrong side of the road. You spell words the wrong way. And now, you seem to have thrown the wrong b*tch out the window”.

Best answer:

not really that funny

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Q&A: Americans eat dogs?? JOKE funny or not?

Question by bon-bon: Americans eat dogs?? JOKE funny or not?
Two foreign nuns have just arrived in the USA by boat and one says to the
other, “I hear that the people of this country actually eat dogs.”

“Odd,” her companion replies, “but if we shall live in America, we might as
well do as the Americans do.”

Nodding emphatically, the Mother Superior points to a hot dog vendor and
they both walk towards the cart.

“Two dogs, please,” she says.

The vendor is only too pleased to oblige and he wraps both hot dogs in foil
and hands them over the counter. Excited, the nuns hurry over to a bench
and begin to unwrap their “dogs.”

The Mother Superior is first to open hers. She begins to blush and then,
staring at it for a moment, leans over to the other nun and whispers
cautiously, “What part did you get?”

Best answer:

Answer by hamstergankster
omg dat is so funnnnnnnnnny

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Americans feel both joy and fear over bin Laden

Americans feel both joy and fear over bin Laden
Americans awoke on Monday to a world without Osama bin Laden, and many felt jubilation, a surge of patriotism and a sense that their prayers had been answered and that the U.S. had finally avenged the nearly 3,000 people killed that bright September day nearly a decade ago.
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Jim Porter: (Un)neighborly spite fence dispute
“Good fences make good neighbors.” Disputes with neighbors can be the worst kind. Whether it’s a barking dog, a shared fence, a house sitting over the boundary line, or even a spite fence, each can be a continuing and personal aggravation. Vanderpol v. Starr is a case in point.
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Q&A: Do Americans just see dogs as property or a commodity?

Question by M to the R still in your face: Do Americans just see dogs as property or a commodity?
I ask in reference to this vile question about so-called “E-collars” (That is the nice name for Electric shock collars to you and me)

Best answer:

Answer by Marty
I’d say commodity. since most people their dogs are part of the family, they are not property but another member of the family.

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America exposed the truth comes out how Americans really view undocumented people read all about it?

Question by My Ancestors Discovered America: America exposed the truth comes out how Americans really view undocumented people read all about it?
They are angry. Angry at their government. Angry with the news media. Mostly, angry at illegal immigrants and the problems they believe are caused by people who live in Oregon without proper documentation. Some are even angry at what they perceive to be too-high levels of legal immigration.

Their e-mails, calls and online comments seem to skyrocket every time The Oregonian publishes a story that mentions “Hispanic,” “Latino,” “Mexican” or “immigrant,” regardless of whether the subject’s citizenship, legal status or national origin is mentioned or relevant.

These people say the news media ignore, misrepresent or equate their views with being racist. And, they say, news and feature stories are routinely framed to elicit sympathy for people living illegally in the United States.

Comments range from the seething (“What don’t you get? … We cannot let the entire world move to America.”) to the extremist (“The Mexicans are all illegal, they’re dirty, they’re criminals, they’re popping babies out as fast as they can make them and we just want them gone.”) to the ridiculous (“You did not mention that the Spanish regard dogs as a source of food.”)

One recent story about a legislative proposal to offer in-state tuition rates to undocumented Oregon high school seniors triggered 142 online comments and dozens of e-mails, phone calls and letters to the editor.

A feature story about so-called “food deserts” that tracked a Portland woman’s efforts to buy groceries for her family, in the face of limited transportation and supermarket options, unleashed 88 comments and several letters. The woman happened to be Latina.
And just last month, a news story that cited U.S. Census figures in reporting a surge in Oregon’s Latino population drew 158 online comments within a few hours of the story appearing on, in addition to numerous e-mails and phone calls. Most news stories on other topics draw only a smattering of comments; some none at all

Best answer:

Answer by Joel R
If wanting immigration law enforced makes me an extremist then I’m glad to be one.

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