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Old 03-18-2019, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by iiandyiiii View Post
It's a reasonable thing to disagree about. But you're still extrapolating -- "treat every country the same on issue X" doesn't necessarily mean what you suggested. And you're extrapolating in what appears to me to be the most negative possible interpretation.
I submit that I'm actually doing the EXACT opposite of extrapolating. She wrote: "Our criticisms of oppression and regional instability caused by Iran are not legitimate if we do not hold Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to the same standards."

Taken at face value, that means that Egypt etc ought to be treated like Iran, with sanctions and so forth over human rights violations. I'm not sure how you get to that being "extrapolating," unless you think she chose her words poorly and didn't mean what she wrote.