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    By your logic the US should never comment on or inquire into a close election in a country with a history of having problems with democracy. Because we also support monarchies or dictatorships.

    Forget about election monitoring, President Carter! Stand down.

    Also, we should stop our international food assistance, because it is not administered perfectly. And so on.

    You never trust a millionaire/Quoting the sermon on the mount/I used to think I was not like them/But I'm beginning to have my doubts -- The Arcade Fire

    by tomjones on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 08:07:09 AM PDT

    •  Umm, Carter works only where (2+ / 0-)
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      he's invited.

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 08:48:05 AM PDT

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    •  Nice hissy fit. The USA interdicted medicines and (2+ / 0-)
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      food to Iraq when it was convenient.   cut shipments of chlorine for water treatment. how did that help the health of the people?  

      You see there are applications of power even before the military strikes that can starve, terrorize people into submission.  The USA occasionally wages war by other means, via politics and economic blockades, etc.

      Your example of beneficence and humanitarianism is duly noted.  And rejected as blind to the actual applications when convenient to do the exact opposite, squeeze rather than feed.  See, Cuba, others.

    •  We assisted Karzai in stealing the last election (1+ / 0-)
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      in Afghanistan.  

      There was no doubt about the massive fraud that occurred, and ballot box stuffing was caught on film multiple times.

      No, our State Department, which recognized results the whole world knew were nakedly fraudulent, hasn't got a leg to stand on.

      "Paid Activist" is an oxymoron.

      by JesseCW on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 04:47:13 PM PDT

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