“Kill Him!”

The tactics of the Republican Party are more and more beginning to resemble the brutal ones of the CIA that were used to remove disfavored political leaders in the Middle East and particularly Latin America again and again during the past century. One cannot in a short post detail all the horrors country by country, but the general attack modes in ascending scale have been extensively reported now: 1) smear a disfavored leader, 2) assassinate him, and if these don’t work, 3) send in the troops. Check out the instances ranging from Chile and Guatemala to Iran Needless to say, those who have had their democracies so sabotaged have no reason to love the U.S. And now most of Latin America is wandering out of our sphere of influence.

All the above is cited because of the Palins/McCain hate attacks on Barack Obama which do put his life at risk. Those of us who were around all too well remember the assassinations of JFK, King, Bobby Kennedy and attempt on the life of Reagan — nut cases presumably stirred up by the hate stuff that was floating around in those days.

Let it not happen again. Get rid of these hate mongers ASAP with a solid ballot on November 4.

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent 212-665-8535 (voice mail only) [blind copies]

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