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Submitted by RalphSchmalph (United States), Jan 23, 2011 at 16:23

That was one of the hardest "discussions" I've had to watch in a long time. The San Francisco professor was actually in agreement with Bush's imposition of democracy on Iraq and at the same time was opposed to doing it at the point of a gun, implying that Sadam wasn't the problem, the insurgency was. What nonsense. We imposed democracy at the point of a gun in Japan and in Germany. It worked in both cases and will work in Iraq, over time. The female participant lost me when she called for "re-distribution of wealth" as the solution to oppressive regimes in the Arab world. Unbelievable. It was interesting to watch Russian television. Kind of like listening to NPR.

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