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DutchLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-18-07 02:02 PM
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35. Recommended! Best OP I've read in a long time. More:
Edited on Sat Aug-18-07 02:12 PM by DutchLiberal

More things that can't be mentioned by politicians:

-Admitting that US troops can do extremely cruel things to the inhabitants of the countries they occupy. Not all, of course, but it happens on -from what my sources tell me- a large scale. Not too long ago, a shocking article was published in either 'Time' or 'The Independent' in which US soldiers who went to Iraq, told what they did or were made to do with Iraqi citizens. And then there are of course the atrocities like Haditha, Abu Graib, the rape and murder of the 14 year old Iraqi girl, the shooting of the Iraqi man who was unarmed and already on the floor etc. Yet no politician dares to mention this. All we hear is how brave they all are.

Even member of DU will be angry with me for stating this.

-They can't say they're leftist/liberal/progressive. Even Dennis Kucinich, one of only two candidates for president who are on the left side of the political spectrum (the other being Mike Gravel), tries desperately and repeatedly to make the case he is not leftist, but 'mainstream' or 'in the middle'. I think this stems from the 1950's with McCarthyism and all going on, witch hunts for communists etc. and from a tradition in the US by conservative politicians, pundits, media figures etc. to paint 'leftist' the same as 'communist'. Even Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, the most conservative DLC'ers, have been called 'communists'. This also explains the media war against leftist leaders around the world, like Chvez.
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