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  •  And Obama isn't? (0+ / 0-)

    The Obama human rights record is the worst in American history and the US regularly violates international law, so complaining about Putin is nonsense. Putin like Obama is a world leader because of the job he has not because of his personal achievements.

    •  "And Obama isn't?" WTF? That's absurd. No Obama (0+ / 0-)

      isn't a single one of those things. And, no, his human rights record isn't "the worst in American history." Not even close. Nixon, George W. Bush, George H. Bush, and Reagan are some of the world's all-time biggest warmongers. Obama led a NATO coalition that helped stop genocide in Libya and overthrow a crazy tyrant. The hard-Left lost their minds over that, but he was right and they were dead wrong. Obama ended the war in Iraq and is bringing troops home from Afghanistan. His human rights record is something no Republican in the last couple of generations could even come close to. Get a freakin grip.

      Putin, on the other hand, is a tyrannical thug who runs a one-party police state, regularly uses extortion, assassination, torture, and arbitrary imprisonment to get what he wants. He invades places like Georgia and Abkhazia with no concern for international law or even humane treatment of civilian non-combatants. He regularly interferes at the UN to protect dictators, enable their torture and slaughter of civilians, and prevent Democracy movements.

      Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

      by tekno2600 on Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 03:14:17 PM PDT

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      •  Democratic Blinders On? (0+ / 0-)

        A number of human rights activists have pointed out that Obama is worse than Bush so it's not just my opinion.  Try reading Chris Hedges or Glenn Greenwald instead of marinating in Democratic Party partisanship.

        The Obama attack on Libya was a human rights disaster in every possible way. It was based on a lie (that Gaddafi was about to commit genocide) and has decimated the lives of the Libyan people.  As for Iraq, it sure took him long enough and he is still not out of Afghanistan and there's no reason (other than his statements) to believe he will follow through on this.  He still hasn't closed Guantanamo and is still torturing the prisoners there.  Obama has prosecuted more whistleblowers more viciously than any other President.  Every expansion of executive power by Bush has been expanded further under Obama.  Just because he is a Democrat is no reason to give him a free pass.  When we have to defend a Democrat by saying that a Republican would be worse, we have already lost.

        If you are concerned about Georgia, then you will realize that the Obama Administration's rush to get them into NATO so that US missiles can be stationed there and aimed at Russia would quite naturally cause concern in Moscow.  You also have to acknowledge that the US has vetoed every UN Security Council measure to protect the Palestinian people and their land including the February 2011 resolution on Israeli settlements.  

        Let's try to be real here and not partisan.  

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