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Having been to both Saudi Arabia and Cuba I would say the Saudi's have it better. The 50+ year Embargo and Castro have had a dramatic negative affect on the Cuban people. The good news is the 2 Castro's will be gone soon and then we can see if things change which they will and for the better. In fact, most Saudi's have it better than many here in the US. I was all over the country and it is mostly modern and I never saw a depressed area. They all get free Medical and free education through college if they so desire. I still would not want to live there especially from April to November plus I didn't care for prayer time 5 times a day. The accompanying music left a lot to be desired. If you have been there you know what I mean.
Kasich is one of the only level headed candidates in a field of clowns. I thought Jeb would have been in that category however he just yesterday blamed all the turmoil in the Middle East on Hillary and Obama.
He said the withdrawal of our troops in Iraq in 2011 put the region in total disarray. He conveniently left out the fact that it was his Brother that negotiated the withdrawal of ALL of our troops in 2008 before he left office. The PM of Iraq, Malaki refused to give our troops immunity if we left a few thousand in the country. Obama ran into the same problem because the Shiite's Government wanted ALL US troops out of the country so they stayed with the Status of Forces Agreement Bush signed in 2008. It was the 2003 Invasion in the first place that started a chain of events that caused the total breakdown of the governments of Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Iraq and led to the emergence of Iran as a world player. I guess that is called shifting the blame of his Brother's major screw up to someone else so it won't hurt him in a General Election. The question is if he is elected would he reinvade Iraq so he could be a war President and follow in the footsteps of his Father and Brother who both attacked Iraq? I don't think Obama has done a good job either but could anyone fix the mess the invasion caused in the first place and all that followed. I truly doubt it.
New Zealand looks better each day. I can't handle 20 plus more clown debates.
Rhys that is why the Koch Brothers have pledged $889 million to get a Republican elected. They want their $8 Billion in Corporate Welfare guaranteed as does the rest of the Defense, Energy and Agricultural Industries and CEO's who are all on the taxpayers gravy train. Best government money can buy is their motto.
Scott you are right about Hillary but what is amazing to me is the crowds that are coming out to hear Bernie. The Republican and other Democrat candidates are lucky to get a few hundred to hear them(except Trump)and Bernie is getting tens of thousands. It could be the big money and corporations do not own him like the others and he says what he believes is the truth. He also leaves his religious views to himself where they belong. I believe the real average American likes that.
The problem with Rafael "Ted" Cruz is that he was not born in the USA. At the time of his birth his Father was a Cuban National not a USA citizen. He became a citizen decades later. That gave him Canadian and Cuban Citizenship not USA. It wasn't till last year he gave up his Canadian Citizenship. According to Mr. Trump that makes you ineligible to be President of the US.
What almost killed the Apollo 13 Astronauts? Too much CO2.
Mark what do you think the US should do? Diplomacy like Nixon and Reagan or war like Cheney and Netanyahu?
Dan is right, In 1941 almost 80% of the American people were against going to war in Europe. What changed that was Pearl Harbor and Hitler's idiotic declaration of war against the US on Dec.8,1941. Today the same people who lied us into Iraq( which is why most Americans are against another Mid-East War) are pushing to kill the deal with Iran so we can do it all over again. They say they want a "better deal". That is a joke because they want no deal at all mainly because Obama is in favor of it. The Republican Congress is 100% against it which is why we are being bombarded with TV commercials telling us how bad it is and then right after that commercial another immediately follows to tell us how great and caring the Republican Party is. They are trying to convince us that war is a good option. They think we are all stupid and will go along with another war. Ironically Pres. George W. Bush tried in 2006 to cut the same deal with Iran but it went nowhere. It was Nixon a Republican who went and negotiated with Communist China and look where our relationship with them is today. It was Reagan another Republican who signed a deal with the Evil Empire, Russia to curb nuclear weapons and it was Reagan who also sold Iran weapons to use the proceeds for the Contra, commonly known as Iran/Contra. Like I said before if Benjamin Netanyahu is so set on a war with Iran then that is his decision and the State of Israel. I wish him luck because unlike the Palestinians Iran actually has an Army, Navy and Air Force so they will fight back.
Rhys you are correct but you left out one thing. In Oct. 1963 JFK ordered all advisors out of Vietnam by the end of 1965. When LBJ took office he cancelled that order and the rest is history. War is big money and as you said the Military Industrial Complex is bitting at the bullet to get going in Iran. Unfortunately they may get their wish.
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