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  •  Alas, 'tis not only the far right.... (3+ / 0-)
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    or the neocon socipaths that are an off-key contrarian note on this. Jeremy Scahill and some others are seeing Obama's speech at the UN as a sign that Obama has gone full neoconservative himself and simply ignoring the enormous change being signaled.

    Nice to see Obama's most intelligent critics here, such as our diarist, being able to recognize a good thing for what it is. People on the small but very loud farish American left forget that Obama is, in fact, an American politician and a successful one and that, like it or not, means he has to play the exceptionalist card from time to time if he wants to get anywhere. The more important questions is what you do with that card. In Iran and, much to everyone's relief, in Syria, he seems to be playing that card very much the right way at the moment.

    The fact that we don't like everything he has done, and you can make a strong case that some of it, at least, is horrible (though I'd argue about some particulars), shouldn't blind people to the obvious, but some people seem blind to nuance or the fact that we live in a complicated and contradictory world.

    Now residing in Van Nuys, but "LaBobsterofVanNuys" isn't funny and besides, Van Nuys is really part of Los Angeles

    by LABobsterofAnaheim on Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 12:10:40 AM PDT

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    •  Actually, it could be argued, that Obama's use of (2+ / 0-)
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      "exceptional", and his ability to use that way, is what makes us exceptional.

      Imagine the most profound idea ever conceptualized occupying this space. Now expect exactly the opposite. You'll never be disappointed.

      by Gurnt on Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 06:39:49 AM PDT

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