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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #1)

Sat May 1, 2021, 06:19 AM

2. That first photo, from '03, must bring back memories for neocons - who wish they'd never met the guy

That photo's from Macri's first campaign for mayor of Buenos Aires that year - a race he lost, but which was later revealed to be backed by Bush's cold-warniks in the U.S. embassy.

Many of these embassy staffers/CIA post people, you see, are Cubans who don't know the first thing about Argentina, or how much of a liability these Argentine right-wingers actually are - without the upside they get in Chile, for instance.

But in '03, after failing to get old Menem back in office in the presidential elections in May (which he forfeited), getting Macri elected mayor was seen as the best way to eventually get him elected president.

They eventually succeeded as you know - and he turned out to be a major financial loss and foreign policy embarrassment, just as I could have told them he would.

Thanks as always for your revealing photos and insights, Judi. A backstory behind each one.

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