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brief I said, it's never brief...

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I get the feeling that some can't people me painting the issue in shades of grey.

D'oh - some people can't handle me painting the issue in shades of grey - as in America's recent historical record on human rights and related issues is on the whole very poor, even while acknowledging the good that might be done. Just as the UK was the most benevolent and enlightened of the colonising powers, it was still a colonising and exploiting and often brutal power, the same as the (more brutal) Portuguese and Ottomans and ancient Rome, and Mesopotamia.

"The US IMO has done many more good things than bad.
Bin laden has done many more bad things than good.
You don't seem to understand that fact<snip>

That's ridiculous. As in it's obviously true, but ridiculous in that you can't use that to put the US beyond criticism and factual analysis.
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