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    of our torture policy were Russia and China?

    With all due respect, I'd like to hear more from military experts on that theory.  

    "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." --Samuel Johnson

    by joanneleon on Sun Nov 30, 2008 at 06:33:06 AM PST

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    •  Using a "strategy of premeditated madness" (0+ / 0-)

      … to intimidate others is something the U.S. has done before.

      Frustrated, Nixon decided to try something new: threaten the Soviet Union with a massive nuclear strike and make its leaders think he was crazy enough to go through with it. His hope was that the Soviets would be so frightened of events spinning out of control that they would strong-arm Hanoi, telling the North Vietnamese to start making concessions at the negotiating table or risk losing Soviet military support.

      Codenamed Giant Lance, Nixon's plan was the culmination of a strategy of premeditated madness he had developed with national security adviser Henry Kissinger.

      See the national finals of Dutch children's chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen's 2008 Song Contest December 14 in Hoorn!

      by lotlizard on Mon Dec 01, 2008 at 03:21:20 AM PST

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