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Obama gets his First Challenge on Human Rights

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by khothla, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. khothla

    khothla New Member

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    Give him a few days to contact the president of Iran and Osama Ben Laden for some good advice, then he will get back to you on what his plans are ok

    dont pressure the poor man
     
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    I will quickly point out that Clinton started the rendition program, not Bush.

    I will point out that the legal precedence for Bush to set up GITMO was clear and good. He was sitting on an OLC decision that backed that up.

    Certainly there can be a case made for human rights around the world, but the United States, for the most part, never intervenes for simply humanitarian reasons. It made be shaped and sold in that fashion, but it is rarely, if ever, the case.

    Somalia perhaps is the one example you can point to, but even then it is debatable. For all the talk about the Powell Doctrine (which he stole from Weinberger), one would think we will not be getting involved in the 3rd world over human rights issues any time soon.
     
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    The Annointed One is not interested in human rights. What will he do about the massive abrogation of rights in the PRC? Nothing. How about Zimbabwe? Nothing? Cuba? Within a short time he'll be in Havana hugging the castro brothers. Spare us this "human rights challenge" comedy. :D
     
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    Hey now,

    Things in Cuba are great. Obama will meet with Michael Moore to try to match our health care so we can be almost as good as Cuba

    we are going to learn their election tactics too :)
     
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