Thread: Int'l Issues US to Arab Spring: **** You
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:59 AM   #107
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Originally Posted by Saul Good View Post
Your "dismantling" of my argument consisted of saying that you intend to hold your nose while voting for the guy selling arms to the oppressive regime in the OP. Forgive me for not being moved by the power of your convictions.
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Originally Posted by Direckshun View Post
Nope.

We're selling a shotgun to a known murder, knowing exactly how he's going to use it.

We actually do have a choice not to do that. Hard to believe, I know.



Too bad. We don't have a choice -- we're actively involved one way or the other. That's what happens when you open up your pocketbooks to antidemocratic dictators overseas, you invariably end up here.

We knew exactly who we were doing business with, just like we did with the Taliban, just like we did with Saddam Hussein. Now all of us a sudden we're supposed to feign ignorance in order to save face -- yet again.

If you gotta pick a side, pick the one that's not murdering people in the streets.
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Well put -- you are exactly right.

I can vote Democratic or Republican, or abstain and allow the military industrial complex to grind them down without weighing in with my voice. They're going to hate the results no matter what.

But yeah, I'm sure the people in the Middle East hate us for our freedoms, right? Or because we're infidels...

Has nothing to do with the constant, seemingly politically unstoppable capitalization on their oppression.

If there's something I can do with my vote to slow that down, let me know. As of now, I just see different shades of black.
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