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Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by narlus, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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  2. fluff

    fluff Monkey Turbo

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    Well, you'd hardly expect the government to arrange & pay for someone to criticise them surely?

    It's not as if they are stopping him travelling, they're just not paying him to...
     
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  3. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    well who supplies the government's budget? the tax payer.

    besides, i'm sure it's CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. :D
     
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  4. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    umm...no kidding. nothing that hasn't been done in the past with any other administration.
    would the southern baptist convention send a gay/lesbian rights activist to speak at a foreign convention?
    seems common sense to me.
     
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  5. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I think the key is this test is not for official diplomats, but private citizens who might be invited to speak by the State Department.

    I noticed they compared this to a Reagan policy, which had Walter Cronkite, Coretta Scott King and economist John Kenneth Galbraith on a blacklist.

    Barack Obama is a Democratic Senator who lived in Indonesia, and he was invited by our embassy there to speak. What his problem?
     
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