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Justice Coin

The latest in Afghan War kitsch.

If this isn’t cultural decline, I don’t know what is. Check out this infomercial for a newly minted coin commemorating the death of Osama Bin Laden.

On one side it proclaims: “You can run but you cannot hide” etched above a golden image of Seal Team 6 – the kill squad who finally brought the elusive cat down. On the other side it reads: “Justice has been done” next to three iconic engravings of the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and Flight 93.

Before ordering your $19.95 limited-time-only-holiday-offer collectable, make sure to ask the operator if you can get some authentic Pakistani blood on the coin, or a piece of Osama’s cloak to wrap it in. Even better yet, bone fragments from an innocent civilian, preferably a child or housewife, caught in the crossfire.

Why not give these folks a call and jam the telephone line.

Or better yet, purchase a set and send it to your favorite neo-con wrapped in bloody dollar bills.

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Anonymous

Meanwhile the National Defence Authorization Act FY20012 is passed the USA is now a battlefield, Americans suspected terrorist to be linked to terrorist activity will be detained in prison indefinitely subjected to torture tactics previously outlawed,also American born detainees can be sent to foreign prisons.Obama =change and hope,yes we can??????

Anonymous

Meanwhile the National Defence Authorization Act FY20012 is passed the USA is now a battlefield, Americans suspected terrorist to be linked to terrorist activity will be detained in prison indefinitely subjected to torture tactics previously outlawed,also American born detainees can be sent to foreign prisons.Obama =change and hope,yes we can??????

Anonymous

Pretty much, they each need each other to survive. As long as they have their cush jobs, medical, and pension plans, and books deals, why would they even think about putting their necks out and risking that. Either side will say and do anything to keep their cush leather seat. Our system enables this curruption, including the presidency. Nothing gets done in Congress unless both sides benefit from the action, Ie: Both political interests are fed. The middle class, common Man loses everytime, no matter who's in Power. we are nothing but pawns, used and abused by our own corrupt govt. system. Only way to fix this would be to have an all volunteer Congress/Presidency, elimimnate all special interests/lobbyysts, and Pacs, and eiliminate political parties period.

Anonymous

Unbelievable! Not the coin but the idea that anyone actually believes that Osama Bin Laden was killed in this incident.

Anonymous

Unbelievable! Not the coin but the idea that anyone actually believes that Osama Bin Laden was killed in this incident.

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