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Thursday, March 15, 2007

BUSH'S TOUR: "COMPASSION'' WAS THE WRONG TERM -- LA "COMPASION" DE BUSH

President Bush's repeated claim during his weeklong Latin American tour that the United States feels ''compassion'' toward the region stroked the wrong chord at the wrong time: It was seen in many countries as a condescending remark, which on top of that was not backed by a significant financial commitment. Read the full column about Bush's "compassion" here, and let us know what YOU think.

6 Comments:

Blogger Alejandro said...

Andres: el tema está un poco pasado de moda pero me gustaría saber tu opinión sobre las declaraciones recientes del ex presidente Vicente Fox. ¿qué implicaciones tiene para la política exterior actual que intenta establecer Felipe Calderón el hecho de que Fox diga cosas como: "...AMLO me la hizo con lo del desafuero, pero me desquite un año después cuando destapé a mi candidato?"

¿qué opinas de que vaya por ahí dando conferencias con la bandera de la transición democrática? (a la que creo que no ayudó en absoluto repitiendo la facultad "meta"constitucional que puso en práctica el PRI (el dedazo) en repetidas ocasiones - y además cometiendo la estupidez de hacerlo público- por lo menos el PRI era un imperi en toda la extensión de la palabra cuyo cinismo se podría llevar al plano tan increible que raya en lo literario, Vicente Fox no puede repetir esos modelos, no es digno, no alcanzó ningun acuerdo en materia migratoria con el Presidente de E.U.)

¿Así que Andrés cuáles son tus opiniones al respecto?

alejandro núñez-luna
mexico city

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andres
Few questions:

1) Why do you allways refers Chavez as the "petro-populist" or "narcissist-Leninist" president and never refers Bush as "the poorest vocabulary president" or "the bully texan"?

2) Do you really think Bush known the meaning of 'solidarity', 'partnership' or `compassion'?

3) What do you think about the editorial of O Estado de Sao Paulo about the amount US spends in Irak?

I'd really like to read your repply.

Regards.


Ruben P.
Rosario - Argentina
rubpen@gmail.com

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oppenheimer in his latest piece writes : "My opinion: You and I know that Chávez is a narcissist-Leninist loud mouth"......

Question- who are the "You" Oppenheimer is referring to ??

Mr. Oppenheimer: You do not speak for me and I suspect your views are not shared by 95% of Latin Americans or by the vast majority of the world population.

Hugo Chavez might have a big mouth and is a very colourful speaker; however unlike the Bush idiot you defend so much he is not responsible for the deaths of +800,000 civilians under the American regimes' administration of Iraq.

So please do not attribute your extreme right wing & conservative American views to your own readers; I can tell you that in my case in particular I find your reporting to be extremely lacking and I simply cannot understand why newspapers in Argentina like La Nacion carry articles from you.

I think the biggest mistake you made in your reporting career was to defend the policies of the Bush regime; this will haunt you for the rest of your life just as it haunted those reporters who made the mistake of supporting Hitler and his policies.

Fortunately for you there is still time to redeem yourself before Bush leaves office; Mr. Oppenheimer will you join the rest of the world in condemning Mr. Bush and his regime for their extreme brutality that has led to the massacre of 800,000 civilians in 3 years of American administration of Iraq ?

Or will you continue to defend this idiot Bush and continue to try to equate the mass killings under his regime in Iraq with Hugo Chavez whose only fault it would seem to most is a tendency to make long colourful speeches which as far as I know have yet to kill anybody ?

Feel free to censor and delete this post; you should know however that there will come a day after Bush has left office to review which reporters supported Bush's evil regime and I personally think you will have a very hard time justifying your support of a regime whose policies have already led to the deaths of 800,000 civilians in the 3 years of brutal American occupation of Iraq.

But of course Mr. Oppenheimer could not care less about the 800,000 dead; Oppenheimer is more concerned about the "Leninist Narcissist" Chavez who makes long speeches and who invests in high yielding Argentine government bonds and Argentine milk cooperatives.........

2:39 PM  
Blogger Robert Cosme said...

Dear Andres,

If it is true that Venezuela provides much more foreign aid then the United States, then we should suggest to Latin Americans that instead of emigrating to the U.S.A they should go to Venezuela. Same language, same culture.....Paradise!


Just a thought,


Robert Cosme (Cuban)
P.S. None of us have a RIGHT to live in the U.S.A.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Robert Cosme said...

Dear Anonymous,

If you feel so strongly about the 800,000 dead in Iraq, then maybe your country sould come to Iraq's aid and attack the American military. That would be the honorable thing for your nation to do. I doubt however that that would ever happen since the American military would destroy your nation in a matter of hours. I know that hurts, but where was your outrage when Saddam was killing a couple of million of his people. Then again I hope you take no offense by the truth that your nation was a Pro NAZI State.

Saludos,

Robert Cosme

9:42 PM  
Blogger Boli-Nica said...

Mr. Oppenheimer: You do not speak for me and I suspect your views are not shared by 95% of Latin Americans or by the vast majority of the world population.

Hugo Chavez might have a big mouth and is a very colourful speaker; however unlike the Bush idiot you defend so much he is not responsible for the deaths of +800,000 civilians under the American regimes' administration of Iraq.

Feel free to censor and delete this post; you should know however that there will come a day after Bush has left office to review which reporters supported Bush's evil regime and I personally think you will have a very hard time justifying your support of a regime whose policies have already led to the deaths of 800,000 civilians in the 3 years of brutal American occupation of Iraq.


This is why Latin America is collectively a mess.

Check out this guys thinking. It is anti-Americanism 101 all hysteria and completely non-factual. 800,000 civilians have not been died in the war in Iraq, whether at the hands of Shiites, Sunni's and US occupation troops.


The major question to be asked is what damage is Bush doing to Latin America specifically?

Well if US policy has been "hands off" due to the Bush administrations inaction many Latin Americans would say that is a good thing. There has been less intervention in internal affairs of countries, unlike previous decades. On the other hand, there has been increased trade.

Chavez in contrast has served to forment electoral revolts in places like Bolivia, which in the end just propagate failed and obsolete doctrines

1:03 PM  

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