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  •  I know you're not, (2+ / 0-)
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    conchita, poco

    and I apologize if I came off that way.  Perhaps I'm cynical (don't agree too quickly...:)) but I can't help but wonder how much of what that article discussed is "real" and how much is for public consumption.   After all, it's not like Obama's foreign policy toward Egypt began on January 25, 2011.

    •  When it comes to the corporate (2+ / 0-)
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      conchita, poco

      media figuring out the truth to a great degree boils down to navigating the waters with our bullshit detector on at all times.

      What YOUR gut feeling says is BS may differ from what MY gut feeling says is BS, but that's just the way it goes.

      •  Absolutely. (2+ / 0-)
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        conchita, bee tzu

        But I think we also have to make sure that we distinguish between what people say and what people do.  And Obama has had two years to do something different from what he's done.  So while I agree with you that in this specific instance Obama was in the right, he had to be brought there by the Egyptian people.

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