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Neal Rovick

St Anthony, MN
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Posted on 04/17/14 at 10:45 am in response to McFadden’s first attack ad lacks substance, but it could work

You'd think if he wants to look like a hockey player he'd work on his skating and shooting.

I see a putting stance in his shot.

But a commercial made on a golf course would have an entirely different tone.

Is it freedom of speech when you will only speak when paid?


“This is not about politics. This is not about facilitating an educational discussion via controversial speakers. This IS about criminality and whether our country is willing to follow the rule of law or make exceptions for past (or in fact, future) leaders’ actions.

“Despite efforts to keep the facts secret, enough truth has come out to establish that beginning in 2002, Rice convened dozens of top secret meetings of the National Security Council’s ‘Principals Committee...

Posted on 04/15/14 at 10:07 am in response to Wisconsin Republicans put the S-word on the table

It is awkward to run for the office of President of the country you want to secede from.

Posted on 04/10/14 at 12:51 pm in response to We can't blame Rice for all the Bush team's failings


But if Iraqi officials were really interested in “convincing the world” that they had unconventional weapons, they certainly went about it in a strange way. When asked whether Iraq had unconventional weapons in late 2002 by Nightline’s Ted Koppel (12/4/02), Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz was clear: “The fact is that we don’t have weapons of mass destruction. We don’t have chemical, biological, or nuclear weaponry.” Several interviews with Aziz show him saying the same...

Posted on 04/09/14 at 09:55 am in response to What critics of Obama's foreign policy don't say

First, the combatant parties have to want peace--the mediator cannot impose a peace. The announcement of building new settlements really stuck a fork into the negotiations, The claimed "right" of Israel of "lebensraum" will be the death of Israel.

Second, McCain's support of the toppling of the Syrian government is part of the chain of consequence that forced the Russian action to take Crimea. And, who does he think will be on the ground after the Syrian government is toppled?...

Posted on 04/09/14 at 11:34 am in response to What critics of Obama's foreign policy don't say


We found that only one out of six Americans can find Ukraine on a map, and that this lack of knowledge is related to preferences: The farther their guesses were from Ukraine’s actual location, the more they wanted the U.S. to intervene with military force.


Posted on 04/09/14 at 01:46 pm in response to What critics of Obama's foreign policy don't say

What authority should a Secretary of State exercise at this point in any one of the "trifecta" issues?

What courageous act should a President perform with respect to any of these issues?

Posted on 04/09/14 at 01:54 pm in response to What critics of Obama's foreign policy don't say

The easier it is for McCain to criticize the administration to an uncritical Fox-viewing audience.

Posted on 04/09/14 at 02:26 pm in response to What critics of Obama's foreign policy don't say

The same question for you...

What specific action would you have Kerry or Obama take in any of the foreign policy issues at hand?

And then specify the follow up action to the likely response from the affected party.

Answers that are the non-specific equivalent of "act tougher" don't count

And, for extra credit, provide what evidence you have for "Obama hates Israel".