Talk:Ilhan Omar

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Foreign policy section[edit]

This article is used as a source in the foreign policy section: https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-ilhan-omars-attempt-to-shame-elliot-abrams-backfired

The foreign policy section accuses Rep. Omar of pulling her Venezuela opinions out of her ass. I don't necessarily disagree. Regardless, I take issue with the use of this particular article as a source. In my opinion, it is a blatant puff piece. Apparently Elliot Abrams is innocent of any wrongdoing in Iran-Contra because he claimed innocence in his book, and a guy who used to hate him believes his story. I find that to be a ridiculous argument. Of course he's going to make himself the hero of his own book, and just because one guy is gullible enough to believe his story, that doesn't mean his story makes any sense under scrutiny. "The poor little Republican official is getting bullied by the mean old leftists," is basically the message of this article. You got a problem with the way Omar questioned him? Fine. But get a better source to back up this criticism, because this one reads like centrist claptrap. Hard for me to believe we can't find a better source for this info. One that criticizes her rhetorical questioning without defending someone involved in Iran-Contra.

2601:543:C000:4F2C:0:0:0:8421 (talk) 22:13, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Though I am not the one who contributed to that particular section, you are more than welcome to contribute to the section if you think there is a better source or better context. The Mob will rule if it's kept.--RipCityLiberal (talk) 23:18, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

You might want to take into consideration the fact that the opposition leader, Juan Guaido, who has the full support of the Trump Administration, has openly announced his intention to launch a military coup to oust Maduro(1). While this in no way excuses Maduro's brutality, it would still be a coup d etat against an elected president of a sovereign nation. In light of that, I would say that this pretty convincingly refutes the snarky dismissiveness shown toward Rep. Omar in this article. Do some better research next time.

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(1). www.cnn.com/2019/05/02/americas/venezuela-maduro-guaido-intl/index.html Retrieved 07/19/2019 from a prior article @www.cnn.com/2019/05/02/politics/ilhan-omar-venezuela-blame/index.html — Unsigned, by: WtJ85 / talk / contribs