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I would say that right no we are seeing the effect of eight years of Bush II and Obama's shameful decision  to follow in the Cheney Bush 'anti terrorism' policy. This means having a disregard for human life that is not White. Even American citizens are fair game if they are the wrong kind. And we see the Chinese saying we should get our house in order before proceeding as the world's moral police. Putin sees this also. Can we criticize  Putin's actions in Russia's near abroad when we still sanction Cuba?

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  •  you've been here almost as long as I have... (0+ / 0-)

    and you should know what constitutes a good diary.

    Well, this is not a good diary.

    Moreover, its central point is a fallacy (affirming a disjunct). That somebody in the US did something bad doesn't mean that I, for example, cannot criticize Putin.

    •  *correction... (0+ / 0-)

      denying the antecedent, not affirming a disjunct.

      If we are infallible, we can criticize others.
      We are not infallible.
      Therefore, we cannot criticize others.

      If Queen Elizabeth is an American citizen, then she is a human being.
      Queen Elizabeth is not an American citizen.
      Therefore, Queen Elizabeth is not a human being.

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