You truly are an ignorant and arrogant piece of work, aren't you, JTT?
UN Vote Condemns US Blockade 187-3
The U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly condemned the 47-year U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, an annual ritual that serves to highlight global opposition to America's hard-line policy toward the communist island, but which has done little to change Washington's stance, ...
What in the name of Fulgencio Batista does that have to do with what we were talking about?
Let me explain something to you about the American system. Presidents can do nothing wrt war without the consent of Congress. Don't try and pass this off as some great beneficence on the part of Congress. The facts and history tell clearly what was really in mind and benefiting the Cuban people, like all the other peoples of the Americas did not figure in the American mind.
No, no, crap-for-brains, you're not going to explain anything to me. Nowhere did I try to "pass this off as some great beneficience on the part of Congress." You have a very bad habit, J, of attributing to me words, or, at least, concepts that I have never uttered. There was then, as there are now, deep rifts between the executive and legislative branches. The legislature, by passing the Platt Amendment, was doing no more and no less than thumbing its nose at the McKinley crowd. And that is all I said in my earlier post. So please stop blowing smoke.
You embarrass yourself with this delusional nonsense, trying to explain away the indefensible. "An American promise", why am I not impressed? why would anyone be impressed?
No, I'm afraid you're the one who should be embarassed by your own non-sequitur arguments and specious logic. I don't believe I ever used such an expression as "an American promise." If I did, you're taking it out context, as it was no doubt meant ironically.
Eminently reasonable, Merry. What part of US territory has been given over to a foreign power?
Listen to me, you supercillious, condescending son of a bitch. I am sick and tired of your tone in these threads, oh grand master and fount of all wisdom. Just cut the superiority ****. The last thing I want from you is a compliment, e.g. "eminently reasonable." You, my fine friend, wouldn't know what's reasonable if it bit you on your asterisk.
What part of US territory has been given over to a foreign power? None that I'm aware of. Why do you ask?