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Old 07-12-2002, 08:31 AM   #16
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Originally posted by Lemonite
Key component?.. Don't insult your own intelligence.

From Time Magazine

"The failure of the Bush Administration is its inability to articulate why other countries profit from America's military power. No other nation, or group of nations, could conceivably replace the U.S. as the world's policeman; but like it or not, that American role will be played on American terms. Europeans should ask themselves whether, right now, the ICC is worth more than continued American engagement in the world. The answer is easy."
those are two seperate things. active role in peacekeeping missions is not what makes america the 'world's policeman'.

their policing image comes from the multi-faceted grip they hold on much of the world.

didn't mean to patronize. sorry. just pointing out your tendancy to present your own argument as gospel. i hope you feel better.

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Old 07-12-2002, 09:15 AM   #17
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Originally posted by kobayashi

didn't mean to patronize. sorry. i hope you feel better.
I like this statement... a paradox?.. contradiction?.. Oxymoron?.. Onomateopeia?. all rolled up into one little fuzz ball

no worries.. though koba.


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Old 07-12-2002, 10:09 AM   #18
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Re: Re: the widening political chasm between the US and other nations

Originally posted by Lemonite
socialist EU leaders
Which EU leaders do you identify as socialist, Lemonite?

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