I like a George Bush bashing as well as the next guy, but I don't think the members of Congress that voted for this unlimited War should be forgotten so easily. They voted to give that alcohol and cocaine addled parasite the power to do whatever he wanted -- and he did.
Reagan, I mean George Prescott Bush, uhh, I mean William Jefferson Clinton, uhh, I mean Lil' George Bush, uhh, I mean Barack Hussein Obama, uhh, I mean Hillary Rodham Clinton will always sell us (meaning good people) out to the highest bidder.
"Four of the six email addresses obtained received either a single response or no response from the Craigslist poster, suggesting a lack of ongoing negotiations for the sexual services of a minor. The other two, however, received multiple responses, suggesting negotiations had moved ahead."
From entirely unknown content to "suggestion-able content" is a pretty quick trip to Policestatesville.
""And the guy's lawyer, who blamed the 2 people on the bus who we know *didn't* participate in the rape and murder. (Yeah, blame the guy for not protecting her, while your client blames the victim for not sitting there and taking it. That's not contradictory at all.)
They are the comments of a rapist."
You appear to be calling this lawyer "a rapist". Is that true?
"Whether or not leaving the door unlocked was wise, you are in no way at fault for being burglarized."
Denying the reality of Richard's situtaion - that he knew he had a good chance to be burglarized with an unlocked door (same as in my neighborhood) - is the same as saying "scantily clad women have in India have no "at fault" when they get raped.
There is a time for wishful thinking and there is a time for reality.
"fault" is not a value judgement - it is a reality judgement.