ikanreed: Yeah, BSABSVR, I know I know. It's not like both recent republican presidential candidates were like "let's pointlessly invade another middle eastern country for the same dumb reasons as the last one(under a republican candidate)" and the democratic president was just like "Let's keep this one war we have, that's unnecessary, going"Yep, both parties are identical, so vote for republicans.
tirob: FTA: "...the Carter administration reversed policy and made human rights a priority in its relations with Argentina and other nations."If that's what the Carter administration did--I for one recall no such reversal of policy regarding Argentina--it didn't help the Argentinian leftists who were being rounded up and murdered by the Videla government. Most of the deaths in the Dirty War happened during 1977-81.
SevenizGud: pkellmey: We find amazing ways to justify messing in other countries politicsI know! How dare we try to bring democracy to Nicaragua! What next, we try to get arab nations to allow womenfolk to vote?
Therion: If there really was Justice in the world, Henry Kissinger and Dick Cheney would be locked in a small cage in The Hague and forced to fight each other with rusty spoons for their food.
macadamnut: tirob: 1977-81.Carter's policy was to talk about human rights, especially in the context of relations with the USSR.In practice our allies and clients like Iran, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Zaire etc. would get a sanctimonious scolding along with their monthly arms shipment, which tended to piss them off without slowing down the killing.We boycotted the Olympics, but kept on eating the bananas. Carter can kiss my ass.
brantgoose: The carpet-bombing of Cambodia (which was not a war with the USA at any time) led to the rise to power of the Pol Pot regime and the death of millions of innocent civilians. .
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