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Inuca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 06:47 PM
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22. I only saw some news reports
so I do not know the details. But based on the little I know, what Bollinger did was, among other things, in incredible cultural faux pas. Ahmadinejad was "his guest", and that's how it's going to be percieved in the ME. To insult one's guest is viewed, as far as I know, as an unforgivable offense.I am curious how and how much this will play in that part of the world... we did not make any friends, that's for sure.
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  -Bollinger was just plain wrong. cali  Sep-24-07 06:16 PM   #0 
  - We haven't been called the Ugly Americans for nothing  eleny   Sep-24-07 06:17 PM   #1 
  - Bollinger did a good job impersonating that  cali   Sep-24-07 06:19 PM   #3 
  - Back to class for Bolinger  eleny   Sep-24-07 06:28 PM   #9 
  - I don't get your point  sir_captain   Sep-24-07 06:34 PM   #16 
     - There is nothing to get. No First Amendment issue on this at all.  hiaasenrocks   Sep-24-07 06:54 PM   #27 
  - This guy oversees the hanging of gays by their government...  cigsandcoffee   Sep-24-07 06:49 PM   #23 
     - What is the rightwing whining about?  Postman   Sep-24-07 08:44 PM   #42 
  - Are you suggesting that it's unfair to prejudge what someone  hiaasenrocks   Sep-24-07 06:19 PM   #2 
  - I'm not sure it's analogous  cali   Sep-24-07 06:21 PM   #4 
  - The principle is the same.  hiaasenrocks   Sep-24-07 06:24 PM   #6 
  - The whole thing was a circus  sir_captain   Sep-24-07 06:33 PM   #13 
  - Petraeus's testimony was slipped out in dribs and drabs before he appeared  eleny   Sep-24-07 06:31 PM   #11 
     - How was the First Amendment violated or  hiaasenrocks   Sep-24-07 06:32 PM   #12 
  - He was crude and rude and kissing the chimp's a$$!  partylessinOhio   Sep-24-07 06:22 PM   #5 
  - Did he say something false?  hiaasenrocks   Sep-24-07 06:27 PM   #8 
  - I agree. -eom  Justitia   Sep-24-07 06:26 PM   #7 
  - It's largely internal Columbia politics  sir_captain   Sep-24-07 06:30 PM   #10 
  - A debate between the two might have been interesting  eleny   Sep-24-07 06:34 PM   #14 
     - Sure, a debate would have been fantastic  sir_captain   Sep-24-07 06:38 PM   #18 
        - "Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator,"  eleny   Sep-24-07 06:51 PM   #26 
           - I understand and respect your point  sir_captain   Sep-24-07 06:58 PM   #28 
              - I figured as much about why you're an apologist for Bolinger  eleny   Sep-24-07 07:24 PM   #31 
                 - I'm not sure why you  sir_captain   Sep-24-07 08:08 PM   #35 
                    - You're reading a tone of voice into my reply that isn't there  eleny   Sep-24-07 08:18 PM   #39 
                       - Then I apologize  sir_captain   Sep-24-07 08:23 PM   #40 
                          - And you can quit lecturing now. Please take the last word.  eleny   Sep-24-07 08:38 PM   #41 
  - I agree. Besides, how do you make the case that an  AchtungToddler   Sep-24-07 06:34 PM   #15 
  - bollinger forewarned the president what was coming -- forewarned.  xchrom   Sep-24-07 06:35 PM   #17 
  - I explained what I wanted in my OP  cali   Sep-24-07 06:44 PM   #20 
     - It's much more than just etiquette  Inuca   Sep-24-07 06:50 PM   #25 
        - I understand about other cultures but that is not  cali   Sep-24-07 07:16 PM   #29 
           - Maybe he should not have these expectations  Inuca   Sep-24-07 08:10 PM   #36 
  - I couldn't agree more  Mike03   Sep-24-07 06:39 PM   #19 
  - The question is  edwardlindy   Sep-24-07 06:45 PM   #21 
  - I only saw some news reports  Inuca   Sep-24-07 06:47 PM   #22 
  - He was an atrocious host  malaise   Sep-24-07 06:49 PM   #24 
  - The worst part of Bollinger's rude accusations was  Babsbrain   Sep-24-07 07:22 PM   #30 
  - I blame.....  sendero   Sep-24-07 07:29 PM   #32 
  - *snort*  cali   Sep-24-07 08:48 PM   #43 
     - Screw the first amendment..  sendero   Sep-25-07 06:43 AM   #45 
  - I thought it was a bad move too.  NC_Nurse   Sep-24-07 07:37 PM   #33 
  - Agreed  CRK7376   Sep-24-07 07:44 PM   #34 
  - It wouldn't have been so weird if only they hadn't invited the guy  LittleClarkie   Sep-24-07 08:11 PM   #37 
  - Internal politics  sir_captain   Sep-24-07 08:13 PM   #38 
  - Bollinger has ruined his own image n/t  Timex   Sep-24-07 08:53 PM   #44 

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