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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Luis Anaconda View Post
    Wasn't criticised by whom, b? Given that his every step was dogged by certain opponents who challenged his legitimacy as an American citizen and the basis of absolutely bugger all evidence - oh, wait, who was the main cheerleader for that little movement?

    What you regard as prejudices can just as easily be seen as well-grounded fears that his braggadocio makes him completely unfit to deal with situations like this and it's hardly unfair to point this out when it makes the sort of wild statements he did the other day. I do agree that his hasn't actually "done" anything wrong but that doesn't make him any less scary. In fact, for all the fuss about him, he doesn't seem to have done an awful lot apart from talk a lot on Twitter (bearing out the point you've made many times about the President having very little power).
    But the point is that they aren't 'well-grounded' fears. They're just prejudices based on a personal distaste for him. You say yourself that he hasn't actually 'done' anything wrong.
    To my mind, Trump has to reassure his regional allies that the US will act if they come under real threat and that he isn't going to be a massive pussy like Obama was with his ever-disappearing 'lines in the sand'. A bit of intemperate language was definitely merited.

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by Burney View Post
    But the point is that they aren't 'well-grounded' fears. They're just prejudices based on a personal distaste for him. You say yourself that he hasn't actually 'done' anything wrong.
    As kids growing up in the sticks, this was how racial prejudice was always explained to us. Waste of time, of course; there were so few darkies and whatnot about that nobody had ever actually bothered to develop a mechanism for dealing with the topic. There simply wasn't "racism", as urban sorts understood it.
    "Plenty of strikers can score goals," he said, gesturing to the famous old stands casting shadows around us.

    "But a lot have found it difficult wearing the number 9 shirt for The Arsenal."

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by World's End Stella View Post
    You would describe the Cuban missile crisis as Kennedy coming close to tipping the world into nuclear war?

    You could make a pretty strong argument that he did very well to stop it from happening.
    And was labelled as a communist for doing so.

  4. #44
    Not sure what the point of raking old ground is. You have a state here which survives on aid it receives from countries it is threatening. It gets away (literally) with murder and it develops weapons of mass destruction so that it can up the ante on its blackmail. Meanhile its people starve while the ruling family enjoys fabulous wealth.

    Simple. It has to finish. they either live quietly within their means or they try and conquer countries to subjugate them in order to pay for their excesses. Since the second option is simply not going to happen they will have to be forced to backtrack. And if that means droppong nukes on them - always in response to their attacking first - then so be it.

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