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  •  Do you think that white phosphorous (3+ / 0-)
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    costello7, quagmiremonkey, Linda Wood

    is a chemical weapon?  It melts the flesh off of people exposed to it.  What about depleted uranium which causes birth defects and cancer?  What about the use of Agent Orange?  It seems to me that the U.S. is opposed to CW only when used by Muslim countries.

    The U.S. used white phosphorous in Fallujah.  In '09 when Obama was president Israel used white phosphorous on civilian populations in Labanon and was widely condemned by the civilized world EXCEPT FOR THE U.S.  The Obama administration vetoed a Security Council resolution condemning Israel's actions in Lebanon just like Russia and China are protecting Syria.  If the U.S. wants support from the rest of the world maybe we should be acting a little more consistently.  We should not be protecting countries for political reasons.

    If the U.S. truly believed in the rule of law Obama would advocate the prosecution of Asaad in the Hague.  

    •  Fine, the U.S. is a bunch of hypocrites. (0+ / 0-)

      Why don't we just dissolve the country? To me the recitation of past wrongs of the U.S. is pretty much irrelevant to the discussion.

      `You needn't go on making remarks like that, ... they're not sensible, and they put me out.'

      by seanwright on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 01:50:45 PM PDT

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      •  It's not just "past wrongs" (1+ / 0-)
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        quagmiremonkey

        It's the use of chemical weapons.  Your support for punishing Asaad would be less hypocritical if you would admit that the U.S. and it's allies are also guilty of using chemical weapons.

        I find it distasteful for the only country to ever use nuclear weapons to preach to other countries about morals and ethics.

      •  If we can't ride a high horse and punish others (2+ / 0-)
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        Linda Wood, delver rootnose

        while forgiving ourselves of every crime, then I don't want to play anymore!

        "I am confident that we're going to be able to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than it was before." President Barack Obama

        by quagmiremonkey on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 02:22:51 PM PDT

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