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  •  "he won election promising " (0+ / 0-)

    from any politician is dangerous. And the country is decidedly against trying them under conventional US law. The switch in positions is not surprising.

    •  The people made him break his promise to (1+ / 0-)
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      the people!

      When your excuses get that bad, you should rethink what it is you are trying to justify.

      Also, the term you were looking for was not "conventional US law." It's just law the president (not the country) is deciding against.  

      Politics is the art of the possible, but that means you have to think about changing what is possible, not that you have to accept it in perpetuity.

      by David Kaib on Mon Mar 07, 2011 at 07:30:57 PM PST

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