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  •  Well, I think you and I agree (0+ / 0-)

    on that point at the very least. We have done a lot of things that can only be described as bad. It is part of the horror of war, but that does not let us off the hook in terms of owning it.

    Getting Dems together and keeping them that way is like trying to herd cats, hopped up on crank, through LA, during an earthquake, in the rain. -6.25, -6.10

    by Something the Dog Said on Wed Feb 25, 2009 at 11:45:55 AM PST

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    •  Gee, and that is part of the reason (1+ / 0-)
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      I feel we don't own the country.  In my frame of reference "owning" it feed into the perception of American Exceptionalism, that we can help other countries achieve heights they would not reach without our assistance.  The big problem I see is we are not disinterestedly interested in other countries.  What we seek is advantage and to exploit them.  Sorry that I think that is what America has come to in the world.

      However, this is a very good discusscion conducted in a civil manner and you deserve compliments on somehow maintaining that tone in this diary, SomethingTDS.  Good job.  Great discussion.

      ...do the elites...actually believe that society can be destroyed by anyone except those who lead them? - John Ralston Saul -

      by Silverbird on Wed Feb 25, 2009 at 12:23:52 PM PST

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