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Old 11-22-2021, 05:31 PM   #231 (permalink)
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You ought to try out for Saturday Night Live. That was pretty impressive!
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Old 11-22-2021, 05:34 PM   #232 (permalink)
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Old 11-22-2021, 07:56 PM   #233 (permalink)
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I agree. SGR that was absolutely excellent. Got the spirit of Trump to a, well, T. Wonderful job. And sadly, probably not at all far from what he would say.
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Old 11-23-2021, 06:38 AM   #234 (permalink)
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"Don't give away the farm!"

Notice the photo on the wall? It celebrates the time when Trump upgraded Kim Jung Un from pariah to equal, and bragged about how they fell in love. What consessions did the US get from bestowing this approval on KJU ? Nothing. All America's nuanced -and persuasive- levels of diplomatic recognition were given away, not to the benefit of the US, but to give Trump a photo op.
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Old 11-23-2021, 08:25 AM   #235 (permalink)
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I think his policy on NK wasn't any worse than the status quo

The idea it somehow gave Kim any sort of international legitimacy is a mindless hawkish talking point to me. The main grievance is that they aren't any closer to disarming which decades of sanctions have proven isn't going to happen anyway...
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Old 11-23-2021, 08:54 AM   #236 (permalink)
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Yes, perhaps I was exaggerating, and just going along with the outrage of traditional diplomats without thinking it through.
AFAIK, love letters or sanctions: neither have much altered how things stand with NK. Kim Jung Un hasn't been invited to the G7 summits or any similar international events yet, so despite that little flurry of friendly gestures, it's back to business as usual.
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Old 11-23-2021, 02:04 PM   #237 (permalink)
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If Trump was actually any threat to the status quo he would have been JFK'd.
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Old 11-23-2021, 02:05 PM   #238 (permalink)
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Status quo as in foreign policy wise.... On that one particular issue
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Old 11-23-2021, 05:05 PM   #239 (permalink)
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On the world stage, democratic countries have a disadvantage over dictatorships, don't they?
They sit down at an international conference, and other countries are like "Sure, ok, until you are out of power in 4 years time"

On NK, Trump's gesture hasn't had much impact or follow-through, but pulling out of the Paris Agreement (i) slowed down progress and (ii) made other countries jittery.
Depends on the next election if Trump's position on climate* was a temporary blip in US policy or the outlier of things to come.
My extremely partial advice is "Save the planet - vote Democrat"

* Remember how the EPA was forbidden to use phrases like "global warming"? I'm guessing that ban on even the language of honest analysis has been repealed.
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Old 11-23-2021, 05:37 PM   #240 (permalink)
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Status quo as in foreign policy wise.... On that one particular issue
Nah I mean in general. Now, that's the status quo as far as capital and their political lapdogs care, I'm sure they can only care so much about upsetting the proles, and once Stop the Steal and Jan 6 happened he was already on his way out so who cares.
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