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  •  if bribing the military (2+ / 0-)
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    to do the right thing helps the egyptian people, i'm all for it. for decades we bribed the egyptian military to keep mubarak safe. we can't just walk away. we helped create the problem.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 02:56:28 PM PDT

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    •  But the US government (1+ / 0-)
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      does not have helping the Egyptian people as its first priority, as we've seen time and time again. I agree that the USA has a responsibility to right past wrongs, but if we're just going to add to those wrongs, better to back off. See also Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, etc.

      And then there's straight-up Egyptian self-determination.

      What could we do as private citizens to alter the course of the USA's involvement? Feeble though it may be, it seems to me that advocating non-involvement would be more effectual than advocating involvement on the hopes our government gets it right.

      Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

      by Simplify on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 03:19:28 PM PDT

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