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Romney's Russia Remarks and the Dangers of Dumbed Down

BSsifter Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 6:28 PM
Rachel, Rachel, Rachel........Do you not know by now that the only way to deal with bullies is to take a strong stand and not cower to them? Kissing Russia's a** will get us nothing and only embolden them to trounce on us even more. See radical Islam. Quoting Clinton sure does you no favors on trying to convey your message.
ldopas (voice from the UK) Wrote: Apr 04, 2012 8:30 AM
"Do you not know by now that the only way to deal with bullies is to take a strong stand and not cower to them?"

Wow. Are you, the US, really calling another nation a "bully" with a straight face? And I thought you yanks didnt do irony!
ldopas (voice from the UK) Wrote: Apr 04, 2012 8:30 AM
"Do you not know by now that the only way to deal with bullies is to take a strong stand and not cower to them?"

Wow. Are you, the US, really calling another nation a "bully" with a straight face? And I thought you yanks didnt do irony!
brightontop Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 6:42 PM
1962 jusr called and wants you return its hula hoop.

Last week, Mitt Romney described Russia as America's "No. 1 geopolitical foe," prompting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to respond: "I think it's somewhat dated to be looking backwards instead of being realistic about where we agree, where we don't agree."

While Romney's basic sentiment is correct, Clinton is also right in suggesting that Romney's characterization of Russia is both dated and diplomatically unproductive. Not to mention that it makes for awkward dealings later when you inevitably have to sit down across the table from someone like Vladimir Putin and ask him a favor.

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