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Think Obama's played it roughly as he should so far.  Denounce violence, support the principle of free assembly and speech, but don't come out as a harsh partisan.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Jun 20th, 2009 at 03:36:43 PM EST
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Well if he comes out and supports strongly, then things go badly for the protestors, then he'd get a level of blame for building up the hopes of the protestors while in no position to help as Bush I did rightly after the first gulf war.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Jun 20th, 2009 at 03:43:14 PM EST
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That just about sums up the entire history - Hungary, anyone? - of US Cold Warrior Interventionist Foreign Policy.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Jun 20th, 2009 at 04:18:37 PM EST
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