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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    There used to be a time when we were serious about not allowing communism into the western hemisphere. Men gave their lives in that protection. Today we turn our palms skyward, shrug our shoulders, and continue through life with puzzled looks on our faces, muttering "what can we do?" Pathetic.

    I am not sure what to order from Rosetta Stone, Russian, or mandarin Chinese?
    we once legalized slaves too.

    And we drummed up a phony reason to escalate war in Vietnam.

    We locked up Japanese Americans.

    etc, etc.

    Sometimes, America does bad things. I propose we learn from past mistakes and try not to repeat them. Intervention in a sovereign nation's affairs is one of the bad things we need to stop doing.

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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Benevolent,

    a : marked by or disposed to doing good <a benevolent donor>
    b : organized for the purpose of doing good <a benevolent society>
    So, what was your take on Chavez? Bet you argued he was a benevolent dictator.

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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    we once legalized slaves too.

    And we drummed up a phony reason to escalate war in Vietnam.

    We locked up Japanese Americans.

    etc, etc.

    Sometimes, America does bad things. I propose we learn from past mistakes and try not to repeat them. Intervention in a sovereign nation's affairs is one of the bad things we need to stop doing.
    As soon as any American wants to legalize slavery, lock up the Japanese or invade Vietnam, you may have a point.

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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Benevolent,

    a : marked by or disposed to doing good <a benevolent donor>
    b : organized for the purpose of doing good <a benevolent society>
    Did I say 'good'? You said good and used it as a direct quote.

    This conversation has gone on long enough.

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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    So, what was your take on Chavez? Bet you argued he was a benevolent dictator.
    Not everybody considers Chavez a dictator. He stepped on Bush's dick, and for that you don't like him.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    So, what was your take on Chavez? Bet you argued he was a benevolent dictator.
    Many leftists felt that way about Castro, and still do.

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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    As soon as any American wants to legalize slavery, lock up the Japanese or invade Vietnam, you may have a point.
    how about wanting to wage war with a country in our hemisphere because they made election choices we don't like?

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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Does that give us the right to also murder people? I don't give a **** about Russia or China. I am an American, and I expect my government to act like an American government, not a Russian or Chinese one.
    We havent acted nothing like Russia or China.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We havent acted nothing like Russia or China.
    The point apdst, is that Russia and China aren't the measuring stick for US foreign policy, we profess respect for IL and we have a constitution that when followed, would set us above those countries.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The point apdst, is that Russia and China aren't the measuring stick for US foreign policy, we profess respect for IL and we have a constitution that when followed, would set us above those countries.
    They were the measuring stick a few posts back. What happened?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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