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In fact, I think the likelihood of a new war breaking out hasn't been this high since the late 1930's. As Michael Moore pointed out: a dumbed down and scared population is easier to control than a well educated assertive one. Given the economic and social problems that the West is going through, the options our dear leaders have to ensure they don't get sent to the guillotine are narrowing. Better point people's hatred against a foreign enemy than let it spill over at home against their own regime.

East-West tinderbox in the Balkans? In Georgia? Where's the best place to start?

by vladimir on Sun May 17th, 2009 at 09:58:02 AM EST
Congress cannot legislate American foreign policy, nor is it very well informed about the world.

Each situation needs to be looked at carefully, and this resolution does not show that it is well thought out.

Oddly enough, the same people calling for dissolution of federal units and more efficient government were exactly the same people who criticized the Greek Cypriots for voting against the Annan Plan.

I would ignore this. Of course, Samantha Power does have Obama's ear.

by Upstate NY on Sun May 17th, 2009 at 08:32:57 PM EST
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