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  •  to be fair, most of us ARE underinformed-- (3+ / 0-)
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    and that's perfectly fine--but I think we all need to recognize those limits when we write stuff...that will make things a bit less dogmatic and will foster encourage better writing on the subject!

    •  Well, there are the "I think we should (2+ / 0-)
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      Go into Syria" diaries" and then there are the obstinate  "Any moron would see going into Syria is the only right course of action" diaries -- or whatever such diaries (at either extreme) that stake out completely unyielding positions.  

      I was trying to be gentle when I used the word "overwrought."

      ;)

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 09:29:36 AM PDT

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    •  Btw, (0+ / 0-)

      This is a good diary based on an excellent piece of analysis of how the conflict in Syria is being written about. I just heard a Canadian radio show last night that touched in the same idea: that American press at all levels (including blogs, and yes, that's what we do here) is handing the Syrian conflict at a superficial and odd Americacentric way.

      But with your update and a comment above, this is now the third time you've backed away from most of the thrust of the article's and your diary's argument.

      I don't care if you disagree with me. I'm cool with that. But if you like and believe in your diary, then stand by it.

      People often argue with ideas that make them uncomfortable. That doesnt mean the ideas are wrong. Sometimes, ideas have to percolate and seep in.

      Anyhow, my 2 cents. That and $3.84 will get you a Venti latte at Starbucks.

      :)

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 09:47:42 AM PDT

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