Bush is a hero

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#160392 Mar 24, 2013
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>As I said, I'm aware it's not a popular position. I'm also aware that carrying out said threat would be counter-productive. In fact, a lot of the folks doing the 'fomenting' over there, have agendas which have also precluded our 'nuking the lot of them'. I'm just really sick and tired of being held hostage, simply because they have resources the biggest kids on the block are interested in, to a bunch of squabblers who don't want to share the sandbox, with the kids next door
The world is not a rose garden.

But we're all here at the same time, and we should do our best to share it, doing the least harm possible.

“I'm here with bells on.”

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#160393 Mar 24, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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The world is not a rose garden.
But we're all here at the same time, and we should do our best to share it, doing the least harm possible.
And I guess it's a good thing I'm not the President of the United States. I don't have the patience for the job.

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#160394 Mar 24, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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But we often mess where we shouldn't, and everyone pays a huge price.
Perhaps you can name 1 or 2 places where you think we shouldn't have "messed"?
Catcher1 wrote:
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The price includes a very poor image in the rest of the world.
I'm not surprised the two recent posters criticizing our foreign policy, are foreign.
So you're much more interested in our global image, than actually doing the right thing? And let's not quibble about what the "right thing" is. If you know right from wrong, there'll be no question about it.
Catcher1 wrote:
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(Can't wait to face Lyndi's outrage at my unpatriotic, uninformed, socialistic, newcomer-without-full-rights post. But first will come her minions--just watch.)
Uh huh, you're a real Karnak. But I'm sure you'll have your broken arm fixed in no time.

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#160395 Mar 24, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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The world is not a rose garden.
But we're all here at the same time, and we should do our best to share it, doing the least harm possible.
That's an uber-naive declaration designed for a perfect or near perfect world. Even if you lived the part, there are too many bad actors that won't.

“Weak People Blame Others”

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#160396 Mar 24, 2013
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like a bunch of excuses for leaving the Embassy open to attack. But dang, ain't plausible deniability grand??
Reagan let nearly 300 marines get killed in Lebanon and he's a GOP Demi-god. Freakin hypocrites

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#160397 Mar 24, 2013
bad bob wrote:
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Perhaps you can name 1 or 2 places where you think we shouldn't have "messed"?
<quoted text>
So you're much more interested in our global image, than actually doing the right thing? And let's not quibble about what the "right thing" is. If you know right from wrong, there'll be no question about it.
<quoted text>
Uh huh, you're a real Karnak. But I'm sure you'll have your broken arm fixed in no time.
I am interested in doing the right thing.

And if we do, our global image will be improved.

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#160398 Mar 24, 2013
bad bob wrote:
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That's an uber-naive declaration designed for a perfect or near perfect world. Even if you lived the part, there are too many bad actors that won't.
Maybe. So you go ahead and cross swords in the jungle, and I'll try to do what I can to avoid conflict
and try to work things out.

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#160399 Mar 24, 2013
Josephine wrote:
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Ah yes, the **AMERICAN WAY**... Mass murder through (or threat of) nuclear attack.
Incidentally, are you sure it is really "their crap," or is imperial ambitions from other countries (most notably America) that foment tension in the middle east and other resource-rich regions? Lately, it is American "intervention" that has left a trail of failed states across the middle east, Eurasia, and north Africa.
It's a great pleasure to meet you, Josephine.

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#160400 Mar 24, 2013
Roberta G wrote:
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It's a great pleasure to meet you, Josephine.
Name's Catcher, Roberta.

Catcher.

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#160401 Mar 24, 2013
WildWeirdWillie wrote:
<quoted text>Imperial ambitions?
The last involvement by the United States in anyone's 'imperial ambitions' was aiding the French in their failed attempt to re-establish control of Indochina.

If you're going to talk about the effect of 'imperial ambitions' in middle east, Eurasia, and north Africa, you have to start with the former imperialist powers. Outside of the Philippines between 1900-1946, the United States was NEVER an imperialist power.

{You can make a semi-plausible case that the United States behaved in an imperialist manner (what Kwame Nkrumah called neo-colonialism) in this hemisphere until sometime in the middle of the 20th century, but that's still 60 years past - and not in the same neighborhood you're attempting to blame on the United States.)
Things like this are why I love you, Willie :)[spoken in best Abby Sciuto-like manner while batting eyelashes]

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#160402 Mar 24, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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I never would suggest isolationism.
But we often mess where we shouldn't, and everyone pays a huge price.
The price includes a very poor image in the rest of the world.
I'm not surprised the two recent posters criticizing our foreign policy, are foreign.

(Can't wait to face Lyndi's outrage at my unpatriotic, uninformed, socialistic, newcomer-without-full-rights post. But first will come her minions--just watch.)
I'm not surprised they were foreign either, Catcher. After all, why should they bother to examine their own countries' many screw-ups when it's so much more pleasant to criticize ours?

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#160403 Mar 24, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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I am interested in doing the right thing.
And if we do, our global image will be improved.
Very true, Catcher. Now, do you think you could get the rest of the world to agree on exactly what that "right thing" happens to be? I mean, some people in some parts of the world might think the right thing is for us to provide weapons and medical care, while other people in that same area might want just our money. And then there's the nations on the next continent, who want us to send food and technological aid, while other people in that particular region just don't want us there, period. So can you help them all to figure out exactly what is the "right thing" they want from us?

Come to think of it, Americans might not be too sure what the right thing is, either. So I'll help Americans to hash that out while you tackle the rest of the planet, and then when we're all agreed, we can get to work.

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#160404 Mar 25, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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I am interested in doing the right thing.
And if we do, our global image will be improved.
Nice dodge, but you avoided the 1st question. You must have specific places in mind. I'm only asking for 1 or 2.

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#160405 Mar 25, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Maybe. So you go ahead and cross swords in the jungle, and I'll try to do what I can to avoid conflict
and try to work things out.
Hah, fat chance. Many that thought the same thing are missing their heads right now. Are you willing to take that risk?

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#160406 Mar 25, 2013
bad bob wrote:
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Nice dodge, but you avoided the 1st question. You must have specific places in mind. I'm only asking for 1 or 2.
Iraq.

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#160407 Mar 25, 2013
bad bob wrote:
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Hah, fat chance. Many that thought the same thing are missing their heads right now. Are you willing to take that risk?
What risk?

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#160408 Mar 25, 2013
Roberta G wrote:
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Very true, Catcher. Now, do you think you could get the rest of the world to agree on exactly what that "right thing" happens to be? I mean, some people in some parts of the world might think the right thing is for us to provide weapons and medical care, while other people in that same area might want just our money. And then there's the nations on the next continent, who want us to send food and technological aid, while other people in that particular region just don't want us there, period. So can you help them all to figure out exactly what is the "right thing" they want from us?
Come to think of it, Americans might not be too sure what the right thing is, either. So I'll help Americans to hash that out while you tackle the rest of the planet, and then when we're all agreed, we can get to work.
I'm interested in doing the right thing as Americans, I can't tell the rest of the world what to do.

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#160409 Mar 25, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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I'm interested in doing the right thing as Americans, I can't tell the rest of the world what to do.
That reminds me of bad boys!!

"Bad boys, bad boys whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?"

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#160410 Mar 25, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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I'm interested in doing the right thing as Americans, I can't tell the rest of the world what to do.
I read this little exchange over the phone to my husband, who asked me to tell you that the first step toward restoring our global image is to get rid of political correctness. I promised him I'd give you that message :)

As for me, let me ask you this: you said you wanted to do the right things to restore our global image. Fair enough. I'm sure we all want that. So would you care to tell me just what IS the right thing(s) Americans should do to restore our global image? Preferably, I'd like to hear your recommendations to actions a bit more specific than...uh..."the right thing."

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#160411 Mar 25, 2013
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>And I guess it's a good thing I'm not the President of the United States. I don't have the patience for the job.
I wouldn't have either, Kat :)

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