Woodruff wrote:thegreekdog wrote:ooge wrote:thegreekdog wrote:ooge wrote:instead of voter ID law how about a test to see if you understand simple U.S. history. it seems to me there was an administration that sold weapons to a country that was a sworn enemy of the US.supplying the enemy with weapons is treason.Why republicans look at Ronald Reagan the same way a child looks at Superman I will never know.
Which administration are you talking about? Reagan? Bush I? Clinton? Bush II? Obama?
Cause I'm pretty sure all of those administrations have done it.
Reagan obviously,if you have proof of others supply it.
Done (but only Presidents Clinton and Obama):
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-2 ... ia-and-uae
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthomps ... gn-policy/
To be fair, right now Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates aren't enemies of the United States.
You're actually comparing Iran during the hostage crisis with countries that are certainly considered allies of ours at the moment (even if I personally feel they should not be)? And you think that's a valid comparison?
Yes and yes. Do you know the stated reasons for the sale of weapons to Iran? I purposefully didn't include the support of "Arab Spring" rebels, but it's kind of the same thing, no? The United States engages in foreign policy by selling weapons. That's how we roll. We sell those weapons to allies and we sell those weapons to rebels in the hopes that they will support us, whether the allies or rebels are scumbags currently or may be enemies in the future. To make it a partisan issue is, well, partisan. And it's also kind of stupid since you end up ignoring the problem (selling weapons to dysfunctional countries or selling weapons at all) and concentrating on "well, if my guy does it, it must be okay."