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CNN haven't tried to spin anything here. listen to the entire quote and you will hear Biden refer to seven presidents and the tone and nuance of what he is saying is clearly that history repeats.
originally posted by: jude11
Your OP starts out with 'Lies my president told me' - couldn't you have even got the OP title right seeing as he's not even your president? You could have put something like 'here is a video I'm presenting to you which someone has made about Obama. Seeing as I'm not American I'm doing this as a means of telling you what/how to think'.
The title of the vid: "'Lies my president told me'"
Perhaps you missed this.
originally posted by: neformore
How does this make him different from any other politician of any nationality?
Are you actually suprised?
The previous President of the USA sold an entire war with a body count that is in the thousands and still increasing due to the chain of events it has sparked - on the base of a pack of lies.
So what - exactly - is new?
Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
The second rule is: Never go outside the experience of your people. When an action is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear, and retreat.
The third rule is: Wherever possible go outside the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.
The fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.
The fourth rule carries within it the fifth rule: Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.
The sixth rule is: A good tactic is one that your people enjoy. If your people are not having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.
The seventh rule: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time, after which it becomes a ritualistic commitment, like going to church on Sunday mornings.
The eighth rule: Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.
The ninth rule: The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
The tenth rule: The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.
The eleventh rule is: If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside; this is based on the principle that every positive has its negative.
The twelfth rule: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. You cannot risk being trapped by the enemy in his sudden agreement with your demand and saying "You're right — we don't know what to do about this issue. Now you tell us."
The thirteenth rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
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originally posted by: jude11
originally posted by: minusinfinity
a reply to: jude11
I was joking but not now.
I find it a bit offensive how residents of lesser countries feel they can tell the best country how to operate.
Perhaps Canadians should focus on their own government. Then when it's perfect they can judge.
Last I heard there was an alcoholic crack smoking mayor on the loose in Canada.
You lost me at best Country.
I have traveled much of the World and believe me, the US is far from being the best Country. Not even a close runner up.