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pschoeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-27-07 07:39 PM
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224. Actually I never said Calderon wearing a uniform was bad
Edited on Wed Jun-27-07 07:44 PM by pschoeb
The rest of his actual policies might be, but since it is the traditional military rank of the Mexican President, I really don't care, though I certainly wish there was more reporting on his policies of using the military as police. I also don't care that Clinton did it either, or any other Presidents. You seem to be the one that thinks it would be bad for Washington if he had worn his uniform on independence day, but good that he did during the Whiskey protest, I'm fine with both, though I think his actual policies during the Whiskey protest were very poor. Because it's not actually wearing a uniform that makes one militaristic. I certainly find Chavez much less militaristic than Washington's actions during the Whiskey protest, and considering that Chavez actually had a military coup against him(and yet didn't imprison anyone), with some tangible evidence of American support, and later threats of assassinations by Republicans in the Media, plus a clear media propaganda effort to distort facts, as the OP AP story clearly shows, he definitely should be concerned about letting the military know that they serve a democratically elected President, and not the whims of oligarchs.

This whole discussion is so laughable though, considering the whole of US history, especially in the last fifty odd years, yet you seem only concerned with Bush. Do you consider the last 50 years as the US being overtly militaristic? if not, then I'm fairly certain no country could really qualify.

What policies of Chavez are overtly and egregiously militaristic?
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