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Here´s How to Dig Out
of This Stupid Sh*t
U.S. Foreign Policy

Daily Beast, by Leslie H. Gelb

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Posted By:garnet, 8/13/2014 9:36:16 AM

The usually uninformed American citizens can be forgiven for being mystified by the Mideast policy prescriptions of their leaders. President Barack Obama promises to stop genocide in Iraq and not to do “stupid s***,” meaning virtually anything that might actually stop the genocide. Hillary Clinton rightly proclaims that avoiding “stupid s***” does not a strategy make, though she, too, vigorously opposes stupid s***. And television’s favorite administration critics—Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham—continue their heartfelt advocacy of stupid s***, i.e. more bombs dropped on the bad guys and more arms supplied to the good guys, without any thought whatsoever

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/13/2014 9:43:57 AM     (No. 9964167)

It bears repeating: Not being George Bush is not a foreign policy.

In this case - not being George Bush and being a complete imbecile has not worked very well.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/13/2014 9:47:16 AM     (No. 9964171)

The McCain Twins is the BEST the Republicans can do. Their own party base hates them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/14/2014 12:33:50 AM     (No. 9965218)

This is what we call leaders ?
G-d help US.

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