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Re: President of the United States, Who Wants the Job? by tucsonmike on 1 April 2008 3:07am
 
MMM, you are right about not being able to have it both ways. Our bureaucracy could use a shave and a reorganization.

I'll give you an example. The Economist had an article about terrorism. I realized the FBI should not be used for counter terrorism. Make them the Federal criminal enforcement agency they were meant to be. Let the CIA do domestic snooping if they have court orders and a threat is proven.

Frontline just had a four hour show about the Iraq war. Different departments were guarding their turf and not working for the common good.

Hate to say this MMM, but we are already in a Cold War with China. It is gaining with Russia and Iran is well, Iran.

(I am putting together another class about China, so I am keeping an eye on what is going on). China has a chance at eclipsing us (if internal forces do not pull it apart). I think we can come to a common understanding with Russia. Iran, I am not so sure. China, big question mark.

Mr. Palin, this site and the folks here keep me from pulling my head into the shell and becoming an American isolationist. I go through days where I think I should stay out of other people's yards and they should stay out of mine.

We are stuck with International commitments @ the moment. I hate to say this, but my Senator (McCain) may be right. We may be in Iraq for decades. We created the mess. We have to work to clean it up. Your mother would make you clean up the liquid you spilled on the counter. This is what we have to do with Iraq.

I hope Anne has a blast in Turkey. Thanks to what is going on, as an American, I would think twice about going there.

And I am rambling...
 
Re: President of the United States, Who Wants the Job? by peripatetically on 1 April 2008 2:33pm
 
I don't usually talk politics and stuff on this site, but I'm in your corner on this , Mikey!
 
Re: President of the United States, Who Wants the Job? by kazzzz on 1 April 2008 2:45pm
 
And is that the Mexican in the corner, corner Pats? Oh no, that's basement isn't it ;)
 
Re: President of the United States, Who Wants the Job? by geordiegirl on 2 April 2008 1:52am
 
Temporary despair, I'm sure, Mike. I'm sure things will seem better once That Man is out of the Presidency.

I do sympathise with your views about Iran/China. I really want UK to be co-operative with Iran, at least - jaw-jaw not war-war I suppose I'm saying. China is a ghastly state, democracy never arrives & I just have to hope for the best there.

Here's a small ray of hope: Mugabe may be on his way out of Zimbabwe!
 
Re: President of the United States, Who Wants the Job? by Miss-M on 2 April 2008 1:57am
 
Is UN Secretary-General BanKi-moon related to Nanki-Po?
 
Re: President of the United States, Who Wants the Job? by tucsonmike on 2 April 2008 5:25am
 
Thank you Patty. Very clever Missy LOL!

I'll have to check out the separate thread on Zimbabwe. That is a major disaster. Wonder if Mugabe is senile and/or mentally ill.

China and democracy. Democracy in Mandarin is min zhu (cannot get the tones in here) whose literal meaning is Peoples Ownership. The Communist party already sees it as that is the case therefore, many Chinese will tell you they already have democracy.

I am sending the following link to a friend who wants to sell Herbalife in China.
http://hbswk.hbs.edu/archive/3714.html

She made the mistake of giving them a deadline.
 
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