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  •  And what exactly (1+ / 0-)
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    have the Democrats done to stop this from happening?

    •  What have the Democrats done? (3+ / 0-)
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      Other than not initiate?  Quite horrifyingly, not much - certainly not enough.

      Democracy does not come all neatly wrapped up in ribbons. You have to fight for it, every single day. Bojana Lekic

      by Fitzmas Elf on Thu May 01, 2008 at 08:27:00 PM PDT

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      •  The Democratic majority congress (6+ / 0-)

        passed the Patriot Act and confirmed Mukasey.

        They deserve as much blame for this as Bush. It is their constitutional duty to check the presidents power. The ball was in their court.

        And what about the "Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act" which cut off all US aid to Palestinians, and coerced the UN and the World Bank to do the same as well. It passed the house with 81% and passed the Senate unanimously.

        Of the congresspeople that voted against it, 31 were Democrats and 6 were Republicans.

        With numbers like that, it is easy to see why Arab Americans have no strong identification with either party.

        •  You might add that Clinton (1+ / 0-)
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          bombed a pharmaceuticals plant in Khartoum that produced malaria drugs for impoverished Sudanese, even though his administration knew fully well that it was not producing the chemical weapons it claimed it was.

          But however bad the Democrats have been, they have never fallen to the evil levels of the Bush administration, with its devastation of Iraq and its perverted obsession with torture.

          When the camel stumbles, the knives come out. (Arab proverb)

          by Ptah the Great on Thu May 01, 2008 at 11:19:11 PM PDT

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