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... they gave it to Aung San Suu Kyi, who has not yet brought down the drug-money-financed military junta that rules Burma. Obama did help bring down an illegitimate regime that invaded a foreign country on a false pretext, based in part on a willful misreading of a UN resolution, instituted a formal program of torture, and engaged in un-Constitutional actions such as mass wiretaps of its own population.

In those kinds situations, its not always perfection that the Nobel committee demands.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sat Oct 10th, 2009 at 09:03:54 AM EST
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Obama did help bring down an illegitimate regime

I'm not letting that slide. This statement is a romance. You attribute a political agency to Mr Obama that simply did and does not exist and ascribe illegitimacy to GWH's elections and the period of his administration that is not supported by the either facts of federal governance, legal remedies, or popular apprehension of federal foreign and domestic policies, denoted by regular opinion surveys.

The former representation of "regime" and legitimacy --statutes-- continues re-affirmed, although certain persons associated with the the incumbent's party apparatus have vacated their offices in the White House and executive agencies, where these individuals interpreted and implemented US Code in a manner that disturbed status quo but did not invoke formal and unequivocal repudiation by colleagues in either the Congress or judiciary.

(FISA lately: DoJ Appeals Telecoms' "intra-agency" Privileges>; GITMO lately: 93-7 for $63B, amdts, H.R. 2346)

Mr Bush, unlike Mr Bloomberg ironically, did not attempt to flout term limits. So scheduled transfer of presidential authorities --however ill-conceived-- was never in doubt except in propaganda published by Democratic Party flâneurs, opposed to any Republican Party candidate. Mr Obama helped no one but himself by declaring his Democratic Party candidacy for POTUS, then faithfully executing somewhat spectacular publicity and fundraising stategems devised by Axelrod et al.

Mistaking the entertainment value his performances provided the millions for a class of political revolution, or "regime" change, is a common error.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Oct 10th, 2009 at 03:20:15 PM EST
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