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Wed Dec 10, 2014, 01:18 PM

 

American exceptionalism at work

Thank you Conservatives, Fox, W, Cheney et al. We have seen american exceptionalism at work.

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wilt the stilt Dec 2014 OP
earthside Dec 2014 #1
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Wed Dec 10, 2014, 01:23 PM

1. 'Exceptionalism' for all.

Obama: America "Exceptional" So We Don't Prosecute Torturers - CommonDreams.org

In his remarks, Obama acknowledged that "no nation is perfect," but argued that "one of the strengths that makes America exceptional is our willingness to openly confront our past, face our imperfections, make changes and do better."

Backed by his interpretation of "American Exceptionalism," Obama suggested that the release of the report—which his administration fought tirelessly to restrict—was all that was necessary in order for the nation to move forward.

"Rather than another reason to refight old arguments," Obama continued, "I hope that today’s report can help us leave these techniques where they belong—in the past."


In other words, 'We promise not to do it again. Really, we promise.'

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Response to earthside (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 02:13 PM

2. The implication is clear

 

"No one is going to be held accountable, ever."

Hope, my ass.

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