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  •  He is partially right..BUT... (5+ / 0-)

    to equate Bush's Iran policy to that of the Democrats, as if there is no difference, is NONSENSE!  His charge is akin to Like Nader's claim that there was no difference between Bush and Gore.  Force as a last resort, all options on the table, diplomacy, they all mean one thing to Bush and another to all the Democratic candidates.

    Further, insofar as the supplemental is concerned, he cannot pain the broad brush against all Democrats, only those candidates who voted for the supplemental.  And the ones who will not insist there be a timeline in each supplemental, they are worthy of greater criticism.

    •  he knows there is a difference (0+ / 0-)

      but most of the democrats are closer to bush than kucinich on iran and iraq.

      •  Nope... (5+ / 0-)

        that's a huge stretch.

        That's like saying that Democrats caused the Iraq War when Bush was Commander in Chief and abused his authority.  Bush is an extremist.

        Most Democrats are in the middle.  Listening to Kucinich, it sound like he wants to unilaterally disarm, no matter the enmity of our adversaries.

        So long as we disavow the claim to oil, offer to negotiate over differences to find common ground, and respect the security of one another, then I am satisfied.

        •  i dont agree with kucinich on everything (2+ / 0-)
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          he only wants to cut the annual defense budget 15%.

          we dont need aircraft carriers to stop terrorism.

          world hunger is by far the most death and the most terrifying, and only kucinich has a plan to end world hunger. the money primary is dominated by people who are not interested in the suffering of billions of the worlds poor, or the millions of americas poor.

          edwards seems to be moving towards kucinich. edwards actually went to uganda. he saw the desperation.

          can we? where is the compassion?

    •  If an outsider may make a comment (5+ / 0-)

      Many of the democrats got where they are by "playing the game".  They have support (dollar and publicity) mechanisms to which they are beholden.  SO theirs is the spirit of "compromise"  simply because they are already compromised (pun intended).

      I'm not saying they are evil or corrupt (athough doubless there are some) and I don't believe it.  But I do think their "overton window" has moved to far to the right.  They are not even centrist anymore.

      Best Wishes, Demena

      by Demena on Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 12:17:27 AM PDT

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