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  •  This is over the top. (none)
    If you stop to consider body-counts.

    And, I hated Reagan.

    •  Stalin and Mao's body counts (none)
      are static. Their damage is done. Reagan's is just beginning.

      Why don't you call them on their bullshit on the air? You're an anchor for fuck sake! - John Stewart

      by The past is over on Fri May 06, 2005 at 03:41:07 PM PDT

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      •  What percentage of the carnage is due to Reagan, (none)
        what percentage due to other major players. How much of it is unintended consequences, how much would have happened anyway?

        I mean, I can see where you are coming from, but it certainly is arguable by reasonable people as to the fault of Reagan for the deaths. Also, it will take many decades of effects to come up wit the dozens of millions of deaths caused by the aforementioned dictators. His slow reponse to AIDS definitely caused numerous deaths, as did his policies in S America. So did Clinton's non-response to Ruwanda, but there arealways other factors and players involved.

        The deaths caused by Hitler, Stalin, et al., is only disputed by serious revisionist nutjobs.

        In other words, history is complicated, but I think some cases are clear-cut. The case against Hitler, Mao, Paul Pott (spelling??) and Stalin are clear. That against Reagan is less so.

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