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Response to politicman (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 9, 2014, 10:46 AM

5. I hear you.

You are absolutely right to be wary of the party's cheerleaders on DU. Here's what I can tell you about that. I am not a mindless, partisan cheerleader. I do align myself with the Democratic Party. I have run for office under the party's banner. I am a Democrat, but I am also an independent-minded liberal. I criticize both the Party and the President when I feel criticism is warranted. A brief review of my DU Journal will provide all the evidence you need on this subject.

Responding to your specific questions, I answer as follows:

1. Yes. I would support both humanitarian aid for the Kurds and attacks on IS if Bush, McCain, or Romney were President at this time.

2. Yes. If any of those three people authorized air strikes against IS under these circumstances, I would support those decisions, just as I was quite pleased with the way that George H. W. Bush handled the first Iraq war. There were plenty of things that I disliked about President Bush the First, but I think he handled that war very well.

3. As I would not be against the actions you mentioned above had Republicans been responsible for their execution, I need not respond to your third point, but please understand that I do understand, I think, the opposition of many DU posters to the President's recent decisions vis-a-vis the Kurds. Even so, if we don't help the Kurds, I ask, who will?


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