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Old 03-18-2019, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by iiandyiiii View Post
Holding them to the same standards doesn't mean treating them exactly the same, unless you think they're all guilty of exactly the same thing, to the exact same extent.
Where does she explain this in the op/ed? (Or elsewhere.) The only logic I can make of the argument is that she thinks we hold Egypt to one standard and Iran to another... which can either mean:

1. We oppose torture of dissidents in Iran on principle, but we are in principle generally okay with torture of dissidents in Egypt.
2. Or, we oppose torture in both countries, but when it comes to actually doing something about it, we only punish Iran for doing it, and we don't punish Egypt for doing it.

I don't think scenario 1 makes a lick of sense. Scenario 2 is more or less what U.S. policy is, so I take it that she opposes that.

So let me understand you correctly: you think Rep. Omar thinks scenario 1 is actually happening?