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Theodore A. Hoppe

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Is Powell a war criminal?

If the answer is "Yes" then answer this next question:

"What about our current president?"

Blogs on the internet accuse the president, of similar act as Powell:

"Obama remains a continuation of Bush. As he announced that “a decade of war is now ending,” his drone war killed three more “suspected militants” in Yemen—another statement that the U.S. has the right to target anyone, anywhere suspected of wanting to attack U.S. nationals or the forces of governments that work with the U.S. are fair targets for annihilation at the president’s discretion."

or......

Obama continues to threaten Iran. He continues to encourage the false perception encouraged by the media that Iran has a nuclear weapons program threatening Israel and the world. Following the joint U.S.-NATO operation to topple Qadafy in Libya (producing an even worse regime), he mulls over intervening in Syria, and already orders his air force to deliver French troops to the battlefields of yet another war-of-choice, this time in Mali."

President Obama was elected by popular support and with the endorsement of Gen. Powell.

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    Jan 30 2013: Theodore, I can devise a defination and make a argument to indicte anyone. Including the sacred Bill Clinton. By his inaction during the many bombings while he was in office he caused the direct and indirect deaths of thousands of men and women including the 9/11 incident.

    TED being the ultimate site to condem anything military based on the declared liberal membership.

    I would submit that our foriegn policy and diplomatic skills have demished our world image. That our leader is defined as the "Prince of Fools" by other nations and adds to this weak image by bowing to kings and pledging his muslim aliegence by doing so.

    What politicians say during a campaign never match the actions that follow. It is all about getting the votes.

    However, to be fair, it not the elected officials fault. It is ours, the voters. We are probally the least informed of how our government works and what the issues are of any I know of.

    Good luck with the conversation. Bob.
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      Jan 30 2013: Bob, I agree that what politicians say during campaigns often bears little resemblance to the actions that follow.

      But to say that someone's effort simply to be respectful in meeting other world leaders (I am sure that was the intention of his posture) suggests muslim allegiance is not, I think, valid. As people's religious beliefs are their own, our default should always be, I think, to let them label themselves in this respect rather than our labeling them. Obama identifies himself as Christian.
      He bowed to the Japanese emperor as well. I think also to Michelle on the dance floor? It is just a habit, perhaps because he is tall.
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        Jan 30 2013: You are kind and generous. We could all learn from your model. However, I am not as generous as I watched his address to the muslim brotherhood and have grave doubts about his aliegance. As I respect your opinion I hope we can agree to disagree on this.

        I wish you well. Bob.
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          Jan 30 2013: I raised the subject because I think of you as being thoughtful as well. I think also that my father (long gone now), with his old world continental manners, tipped his body on meeting people in the way that men used to lean forward while tipping their hats.

          This may be why it looks different to me than to you.
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          Jan 31 2013: It is rare to see cats and dogs showing such interest in etiquette.

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