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  •  even if you think the war needed to be fought (0+ / 0-)

    he missed a golden opportunity to use it to begin a national conversation about energy policy. but his energy policies were no better than his son's. and don't forget that after the war, he encouraged uprisings against saddam, fooling the opposition into thinking he'd at least protect them, then allowed them to be massacred.

    keep in mind that bush handed clinton the balkan crisis, about which he did nothing, and the somalia crisis. he reassured deng after tiananmen. and he did nothing about the fall of the iron curtain- there was nothing he could have done, one way or the other. and the iran-contra pardons weren't about his past, they were to prevent his being implicated in the then still ongoing investigations.

    and there was good reason for the clinton campaign's famous internal theme about the economy.

    what historians say in 20-30 years will depend on who is writing the history. we know what they've done for reagan.

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

    by Laurence Lewis on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 07:50:16 PM PDT

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    •  Oil prices were too low for a national (0+ / 0-)

      conversation on energy policy. Of course, he could have done more for the environment but he was a Republican from Texas.

      •  oil prices had nothing to do with it (1+ / 0-)
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        jimmy carter tried to have a national conversation about energy. and yes, he was a shitty president from texas.

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

        by Laurence Lewis on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 09:47:41 PM PDT

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