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 Posted: Fri May 1st, 2009 10:06 pm
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Henry wrote:
This is the first document of national scope issued by the Federal government after the fracas at Charleston. If you can read slavery into it you're a better spin master than I could ever be. Revenue.


In ticklish situations, most presidents are not dumb enough to tip their hands, make provacative statements or take too-aggressive action.
 
For example, Kennedy ensured the only ships stopped during the Cuban missle crisis blockade were *not* carrying military equipment, armed forces are frequently sent on 'maneuvers' during turmoil and Al Capone was imprisoned on tax charges ;)
 
Shucks, even states like Iran are not dumb enough to try *real* spies, but rather reporters (whom will soon be released) to make a showy point...
 
 
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