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  •  Leadership = (1+ / 0-)
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    the decision-making process, not spinning wheels in the same well-worn rut of experience.

    Getting the best information, looking at all sides, including opposing views.

    If you want 'experience'....Nixon, Dick Cheney...amont the most experienced.

    And how did that work out?

    Meanwhile, any good housewife could have done a lot better for the USA than George W. Bush did!

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    by LNK on Wed May 07, 2008 at 06:26:52 PM PDT

    •  Going to China (0+ / 0-)

      If you want 'experience'....Nixon, Dick Cheney...amont the most experienced. And how did that work out?

      Quite well, actually.  We had detente with the Soviet Union and the opening to China.  Were these bad things, in your view?

      •  Tricky Dick, not the other one (0+ / 0-)

        (I should clarify that I'm referring to Nixon, of course.  There's nothing good to say about Cheney.)

      •  Going to China (0+ / 0-)

        for the purpose of opening China for investment by Nixon's friends, exploiting China's cheap labor and non-existant environmental protection policies. I'd say it has worked out atrociously both for China and for American workers. Plus, we get their pollution....Lead in toys, air pollution travelling across the ocean, etc.

        And it hasn't finished playing itself out. Now that China has a new nouveau-riche class that is abandoning traditional Chinese diet in favor of Western meat-rich diets, our food prices are skyrocketing, and who knows whether there will be wars over food in the future?

        The Cold War was created by those who profit from the military-industrial complex. It should have been over when JFK and Nikita Khrushchev stared down the abyss in 1963. But JFK was killed and the Cold Warriors prevailed.

        See also:

        The 1980 American presidential election saw Ronald Reagan elected on a platform opposed to the concessions of Détente.

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        by LNK on Fri May 09, 2008 at 10:31:08 AM PDT

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