"Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."
Of course, what this really amounts to is two allies who are adversaries of the US patting each other on the back for taking advantage of a vacuum in US leadership. This is a classic move from the Cold War.
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
It takes a generation or two to establish a semi-transparent open democracy.You're not suggesting Libya has become an example for Western values and democratic standards after the toppling of Assad, right? Wasn't the first thing they did introducing Sharia law?
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Which is why these Syria war drums are just moronic.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.