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  •  how do you top (4+ / 0-)

    slavery, or genocide of the american indians, or dropping a nuclear bomb, or overthrowing or assassinating democratically elected foreign leaders, or starting and fighting wars based on lies, or supporting terrorists and trading arms for hostages...

    i could go on and on. historical perspective helps.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 06:33:30 PM PST

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    •  Or Putting US Citizens in Internment Camps? (3+ / 0-)
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      I miss Speaker Pelosi :^(

      by howarddream on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 04:40:36 AM PST

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    •  yeah that's tough competition but which leader (0+ / 0-)

      claimed the right to KILL with no oversight at all?
       I mean Truman dropped that Bomb but he didn't do it all on his lonesome and I didn't read anywhere any other President make the claim for powers only held by dictators. Hold anyone with no charges indefinitely, or kill anyone anywhere on evidence that is 'secret', all on the decision of ONE person.
      Many Presidents have acted like it but who paraded it?

      without the ants the rainforest dies

      by aliasalias on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 04:09:15 PM PST

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      •  wat (1+ / 0-)
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        Presidents have always been solely responsible for military decisions.  Truman had help, but the final decision was his and his alone.  He didn't have an iota of oversight.

        For that matter, the same is true for Obama.

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