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  •  Do you support Iran? (0+ / 0-)

    Do you support Chavez's embrace of Iran? I'm sorry, but I don't have rose-colored glasses when it comes to Chavez. There are much less authoritian Latin American leaders like Michele Bachalet in Chile and Lula in Brazil. For DC related travel advice, please visit that link.

    by jiacinto on Fri Apr 27, 2007 at 06:43:10 PM PDT

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    •  Err... (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't support Israeli policies, and I don't support the U.S.' support of them (ditto Egypt, Saudi Arabia, etc. etc.), not to mention direct U.S. policies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.. That doesn't mean that I go around declaring that the U.S. is an authoritarian state.

    •  And Kirchner (0+ / 0-)

      in Argentina and Vasquez in Uruguay.

      "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" -Paul Wellstone

      by WellstoneDem on Fri Apr 27, 2007 at 06:54:06 PM PDT

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    •  Silly and ridiculous argument (3+ / 0-)

      You like Bachelet and da Silva?

      Then applying your equally stagnant rebuttal...

      Why don't you move there then? Why don't you move to Chile or Brazil if they're so great?


      See...when you repeat redundant right winged talking points like "Love it or leave it" or "why don't you move there then?" you open yourself up for a partisanship that doesn't allow for discussion of what the left is doing right or wrong in Latin America.

      Maybe RCTV has a public service slot for you Jiacinto where you could drone out:

      "right winged T.V...  Love it or Leave it."

      "right winged T.V...  Love it or Leave it."

      Tu es responsable de ta rose Le Petit Prince

      by Brahman Colorado on Fri Apr 27, 2007 at 07:16:04 PM PDT

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    •  Dude! (2+ / 0-)
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      I believe I presented a balanced view of Chavez, not rose-colored. Did you READ what I wrote? I made several points that you don't even attempt to address (regarding Chavez being democratically elected in what are widely accepted to be fair elections, regarding how things have improved for most Venezuelans) AND I gave full recognition to concerns raised by HRW and the allies Chavez picks. Instead of addressing what I wrote you make statements that suggests you did not read what I wrote but merely repeat your initial comments. Is this a dialogue or are you just going keep repeating the same thing regardless of what others say?

      You have given me little reason to listen to you. You gave a single link (informative) and throw out the same statements over and over regardless of what anyone says, and you use old, stupid sound bites like "why don't you move there." If you are trying to convince, your methods suck.

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