Comments: Meanwhile, In A Civilized Country

The trouble is, John, you don't understand that President Obama would like to crush all the evil, but he just can't. It's not his fault, it's the system!

Posted by Duncan at August 15, 2009 12:08 PM

Argentinians are fixing their economic problems too.

Posted by SMDQR at August 15, 2009 12:30 PM

It's not his fault, it's the system!

Exactly, and let's remember that the same critics who once attacked the Argentinian government for its human rights abuses are the same people who now say that Argentina is some kind of model for human rights. I think what that indicates is that maybe there's some hypocrisy involved in their -- their approach to U.S.-Latin American relations.

For shame, John.

Posted by SteveB at August 15, 2009 02:19 PM

Doesn't our fascist friend Licio Gelli still live in Argentina?

Posted by hf at August 15, 2009 03:47 PM

Somebody asking about where Gelli is hanging out--wow, I like it! Next thing you know we'll be talking about P2 and the Grey Wolves and who knows what else!

Posted by N E at August 15, 2009 06:22 PM

C'mon, everyone knows Gelli took the Popemobile to Paraguay.

Posted by John Caruso at August 15, 2009 11:00 PM

Besides, this makes it sound like the Argentinians are living in the past, refusing to move forward. President Obama knows better than that.

Posted by Duncan at August 16, 2009 04:16 PM

Meanwhile, over in China, "workers beat to death the executive overseeing the sale" of a state-owned steel mill to private investors. The sale has been called off, for now.

Not that I'm holding that up as some sort of model. Oh, no.

Posted by SteveB at August 16, 2009 05:18 PM

SteveB wins the thread.

(For the 2:19pm comment. I'm still reluctant to endorse beating Tim Geithner and Larry Summers to death, but am beginning to forget why...)

Posted by Nell at August 17, 2009 09:49 AM

Nit-picky, but we're getting on to four decades since Kissinger's worst crimes.

The "decent interval" in Viet Nam.
Chilean coup (quite a few years in the making).
Operation Condor.

And more, but my head is already swimming and I'm feeling very old.

Posted by Nell at August 17, 2009 12:41 PM

Nell: 4 decades? By golly, WE'VE beat Mao's People's 10,000 mile march by one hell of a long ways.

Posted by Mike Meyer at August 17, 2009 01:09 PM