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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:34 AM
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Mario Cuomo: Candidates should be grilled about Iraq War, because it's illegal

Ex-Governor Cuomo Says Close Democratic Race Could Be `Ruinous'

By Lorraine Woellert

March 14 (Bloomberg) -- Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo said the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama could be ``ruinous'' for the Democratic Party if the contest isn't resolved before the August nominating convention.

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Candidates should be grilled on their Iraq war positions and how they would improve the economy, said Cuomo, 75.

The Iraq War, for example, is ``illegal,'' and candidates should be questioned on it in depth as a measure of whether they're ready to be commander-in-chief, Cuomo said.

``The law is that the Congress has to declare war. It didn't in Vietnam and it didn't here,'' he said.

``It's relevant because the next president might feel like starting a war against Iran,'' Cuomo said.

The lack of detailed debate on substantive issues has created an opening for rhetoric on ``incendiary'' subjects such as race and gender, Cuomo said.

``When you don't deal with what I'm asking you to deal with, which is the specifics of these hard issues in an intelligent and understandable way,'' Cuomo said, ``you fill the space with this stupidity about race and gender.''


http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aUH...

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bluerum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:41 AM
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1. Cuomo. Still making sense at 75.
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:43 AM
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2. Yup, he's my man!! Always liked him.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:45 AM
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3. So true.
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meow mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:39 AM
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4. yes they should be, especially those that voted for it
:thumbsup:
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:40 AM
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5. Why is someone as smart as Cuomo
...calling this a war. It is an occupation. We won the war long ago. The occupation has been a failure.
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:48 AM
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6. I wish the next two debates would be devoted to one issue each
1) Illegal war

2) Economic crisis

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