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To: Scholastic; Gunrunner2; IronJack; belmont_mark
This agency will act as a carrot and stick to help develop nations into good little democratic republics, and help prevent the T word. (Sarcasm//off)

I suspect that our intervention in socializing the economies of foreign countries will do about as much good as say the intervention of the IMF (which led to the collapse of the Argentine economy a year ago) and engender equally as much good will. I was in Buenos Aires this past June as a member of a DoD led government delegation and stayed at the Sheraton which is a fine hotel. Unfortunately, unbenownst to us, the IMF was staying there too and the IMF protesters protested en masse right on the hotel grounds and started a couple small fires. We were told that our safety could not be guaranteed and to remain in the hotel for the duration of the evening.
36 posted on 11/27/2002 5:09:26 AM PST by rightwing2
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37 posted on 11/28/2002 8:21:22 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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