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  •  Let us hope that (4.00)
    these burgeoning democracies can form a united front, a South American alliance, to thwart the real threat to democracy and freedom.  
    •  And let us be thankful that (4.00)
      Bush has a lot to worry about here in the US. He may not be politically strong enough for another foreign adventure.

      Do not feel safe. The poet remembers.
      You can kill one, but another is born.
      The words are written down, the deed, the date.

      Czeslaw Milosz

      by Chris Kulczycki on Mon Dec 19, 2005 at 03:59:44 AM PST

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      •  It's Cheaper.... (4.00)
        .....and simpler to fund right wing paramilitary operations.

        That's Western Hemisphere for "state-sponsored terrorism."

        •  We've seen that game tape (none)
          We will not be fooled again.

          "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." -- Thomas Paine

          by pinche tejano on Mon Dec 19, 2005 at 11:47:07 AM PST

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          •  Oh, we've seen it all right. (none)
            Doesn't mean it wouldn't happen again.  Why has Rummy taken such a personal interest?!  Where else does he go, except where he takes such a keen intense interest in the outcome?  What other countries has he been to?   Iraq, Afghanistan, and I think Brazil-Panama-Paraguay on last August's trip.  Rummy's got a stake in this one - - oil/gas, water, drugs, arms, etc.  smells, looks, tastes, has tall the apearance of his touch.  Ugh!

            Stop the politicization of crime!

            by tom 47 on Mon Dec 19, 2005 at 11:53:51 AM PST

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          •  It's Still Happening in Colombia.... (none)
            ....we never stopped falling for it.

            It's like a floating craps game. Whenever it gets busted up one place, it just moves to another back-alley until the heat shows up there.

            •  Troops in Columbia really there for Oil pipelines (none)
              not drugs. Do a little digging, but it might only make you angry.

              "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." -- Thomas Paine

              by pinche tejano on Mon Dec 19, 2005 at 12:06:28 PM PST

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              •  Make Me Angry? (none)
                Hell, I already AM angry.

                There's oil, there's drugs, there's cattle.

                There's also the "one of the few remaining friendly countries in the region" thing.

                Oil has real value, you're right.

                But never underestimate the right's obsessive fixation on funding death squad activity and the willingness of "moderate" Democrats to go along as long as an excuse like the "war on drugs" is invoked.

      •  Just remind him how things went (4.00)
        for Butch and Sundance down there.

        So I see only tatters of clearness through a pervading obscurity - Annie Dillard

        by illinifan17 on Mon Dec 19, 2005 at 06:06:23 AM PST

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    •  What a wonderful (none)
      Christmas present that would be to the rest of the world!

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