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  •  So now having bases in allied countries is empire (11+ / 0-)

    But rolling your troops into your neighbors territory isn't.

    Got it.

    Art is the handmaid of human good.

    by joe from Lowell on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 03:28:35 PM PST

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    •  We roll our troops on the other side of planet (7+ / 0-)

      in an unprovoked invasion based on lies resulting in the deaths of 100K or so civilians and heck we're going to nominate by acclamation someone who voted for it.  

      I'm supposed to worry about Putin after what we did to Iraq?

      •  You remind me of an old joke. (0+ / 0-)

        A man visits the Soviet Union, and is assigned a tour guide by the Russian Interior Ministry.

        The "guide" takes him to see the train station. It's big and new and very impressive. They spend an hour looking around.

        At the end of the hour, the visitor says, "You know, this train station is very impressive, but why haven't I seen any trains come by?"

        And the guide says, "But what about the Negroes in the South?"

        HEY, LOOK OVER THERE!

        Art is the handmaid of human good.

        by joe from Lowell on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 06:50:38 PM PST

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    •  No, placing hundreds of thousands of troops (2+ / 0-)
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      to kill locals in two nations (how soon we forget, eh?), and then bombing another score of nations from the air, and funding violent rebels in a few would be empire. Having bases where we end up backing dictators who boil their enemies alive in oil is not done from a love of humanity.


      Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

      by Jim P on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 05:09:28 PM PST

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      •  You remind me of an old Cold War joke. (1+ / 0-)
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        A man visits the Soviet Union, and is assigned a tour guide by the Russian Interior Ministry.

        The "guide" takes him to see the train station. It's big and new and very impressive. They spend an hour looking around.

        At the end of the hour, the visitor says, "You know, this train station is very impressive, but why haven't I seen any trains come by?"

        And the guide says, "But what about the Negroes in the South?"

        HEY, LOOK OVER THERE!

        Art is the handmaid of human good.

        by joe from Lowell on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 06:51:28 PM PST

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