We've Ignored The Americas At Our Own Peril

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    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/blog/2006/03/another_step_to_the_left_in_latin_ame.html

    Chavez, now this? We are paying for it already with refugees trying to escape. What do we do when they make deals with Al Queda or others? Agree to teach the language to 'wet backs?'

     
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    Jackson Diehl had a must-read column in the WAPO about how Bachelet was a damn good defense minister before becoming president, cultivating close and effective relationships with the US military. Also about how our stupid policy of punishing allies who don't sign up for an exemption to the ICC for US forces is about to cost us big time in Latin America. This dumb ass crap needs to be stopped. Bolton's stupidity has us committing alliance suicide at a time when we need good, trustworthy friends more than ever.

     
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    Sorry, but Bolton isn't stupid. Not for any reason. If he made a mistake, it will be cared for, be careful you don't fall into the trap that you've accused others for, for far less reasons.
     
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    We now know that Bolton (and his dimwit sponsor Cheney) are the ones who were responsible for MOST of the dumb dumb, shoot ourselves in the foot policies from the first administration. I'm with Condi and co. on this one, it needs to be stopped. You haven't seen how Bolton's trying to undermine Condi on Iran? The man can't be trusted.
     
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    Sorry, but State IS at fault for Dubai. Neither Bush nor people were clued in, and should have been. Her scedualing has been grueling, but NO EXCUSES, right? Spinning this off as public being stupid, just is NOT going to wash.
     
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    I was not aware it was State. I thought it was that council or whatever which has people from Defense, Treasury State, etc etc.

    We're not talking about the ports here anyway. We're talking about bad policy and then also Bolton undermining Rice on Iran. The man needs to be fired if he keeps it up.
     
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    perhaps the problem is State? Then your criticism is unwarranted? Where have the 'leaks' come from? Where have the explanations failed to come from? Who didn't clue top administrators in to the 'deal'? Why?
     
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    Like I said, I'm not familar enough with the government machinations here on this.

    Here's Belgravia Dispatch on Bolton's insolence.

     
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    Good cop bad cop?
     
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    I'm not going to disagree with this, in context. That's the problem with how you're reading it. A warning for circumspection, not an upbraid.
     

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