Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
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that kind of attitude, stated loud and long, is the only reason we even need to worry about Iran.
So what's Obama going do about it now?
Pacify them to disarm, loud and looooong?

Send in Al Gore, he'll philosophize them to death.
They'll throw themselves in the reactors.
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The GOP on Foreign Policy: Rhetoric v. Reality

Conservatives and Republicans generally argue that the federal government’s primary constitutional function is national defense, and that America’s security and prosperity is linked to stability abroad. Few see the contradiction between their grandiose global ambitions and their principled opposition to the welfare state. Nation-building in the name of the “war on terror,” itself a counterproductive tool against terrorism, entails what conservatives deride: nationalist collectivism, curtailed due-process rights, and huge, open-ended fiscal commitments supported by government borrowing.

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/g...

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Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Bill Clinton is a true politician, Mitts an arrogant sob who thought he could buy his way into the whitehouse.
Every cent Mitt made was through manipulation and trickery., he has ne ER created anything or used his money to do good things.
How did Bill pay off all his legal bills caused by you sickos republicans? Speaking. The most sought after speakers ever. He's brilliant, Mitt? Not so much. Has money, but no style, no personality.
Ol Slick sure sucked you in, as he did with another lady, now making her way in the United Kingdom, Tally Ho...

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patterns wrote:
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So what's Obama going do about it now?
Pacify them to disarm, loud and looooong?
Send in Al Gore, he'll philosophize them to death.
They'll throw themselves in the reactors.
America is only 4% of the worlds population. You would think if Iran was a problem and a threat there might be more than two countries that believed that way.
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patterns wrote:
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So what's Obama going do about it now?
Pacify them to disarm, loud and looooong?
Send in Al Gore, he'll philosophize them to death.
They'll throw themselves in the reactors.
as long as the Iranians keep reading about conservative neocons acting like the only avenue of dealing with Iran is war, then they will keep preparing for war.
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During fiscal year 2012,$359,796,008,919.49 that had been forcibly extracted from American taxpayers was transferred into other hands. Most of it ended up in the pockets of the global elite. So what did the American people get in return for that 359 billion dollars?

Nothing at all.

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/03/the-feder...
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Iraq became, as novelist David Foster Wallace would put it, a supposedly fun thing we'll never do again. It dramatized the dangers of plunging into a major war in the absence of a powerful national interest. It exposed the hazards of a long-term occupation in an alien culture. It showed the need to consider the worst-case scenario.

Americans underwent a similar disillusionment from the Vietnam War, which left an aversion to intervention that conservatives lamented as "the Vietnam syndrome." But because our failure occurred during the Cold War, it was taken as a victory for world communism. The country split between those who thought it was doomed from the start and those who believed we could have won if not for the appeasers and draft-dodgers back home.

Regret for the Iraq war is far more widespread. At the beginning, 62 percent of Americans supported the invasion -- with most erroneously believing that Hussein was involved in the 9/11 attacks. Just three years later, 63 percent said the war was a mistake.

There is clearly an "Iraq syndrome" today, but it's not really controversial. After more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, not many people are itching to relive the experience elsewhere.

President Barack Obama, who opposed the invasion of Iraq, encountered little resistance to winding up the U.S. mission there, and he faces little as U.S. troops stream toward the door in Afghanistan.

http://reason.com/archives/2013/03/18/what-we...

“Amor patriae.”

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the right wing media sites don't seem to have much to say about Iraq today.
more telling than if they had.
So how's that Feinstein gun grab coming along?
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sonicfilter wrote:
On Tuesday, at this 10th anniversary of the American Invasion of Iraq, we would do well to remind ourselves about some painful facts.[...][T]he leaders of the Bush administration were intent on invading from the beginning of their time in the White House. When the 9-11 attacks occurred, Bush cabinet members immediately discussed how that tragedy could be used to justify an invasion.
Bush himself asked me to try to pin the blame for 9-11 on Iraq.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-a-clark...
by that logic, then Clinton must have been in on the invasion plan since his treating the first attack on the World Trade Center like an international shoplifting incident and his dismantling of the CIA led to 9-11.
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Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
<quoted text>Moonbat...do they have as many as they did in say 1920?
Yes. Moonbats like you were in causing trouble in the 1920.

The Red Scare was in the 1920

Check it out if you want to learn about your history, hater.

What is you hate level today?
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<quoted text>America is only 4% of the worlds population. You would think if Iran was a problem and a threat there might be more than two countries that believed that way.
One would think - But:

The Western Nations of France, Germany, Italy, Britian, Canada are all whimps.

America had to bail out The European West in two World Wars.

And you expect Warrior Spirit from them?

Any Nation that can't recognize Iran is a Global threat to Democracy and Freedom is either selectivly stupid, in denial or turning a blind eye by choice. Russia, China, N Korea all side with Iran. And those are The Countries these Western wimps fear.

Iran's been shooting off, testing their missle program.
What cave do you dwell in.
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So how's that Feinstein gun grab coming along?
not so good.

but you should hope there's not another Newtown in the near future.
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TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Who you calling a right winger whiner, you tree humping, tin foil pointy hat corner sitting, phat crayon wahwahwah wahwahwahwahoo.
Listen at you...wahwahwahwahwah wahhhh.... I bet you bust yer crayons up and throw them in a pile and stomp off pouting too!
Quit your whining and do something constructive-like finding a cap for volcanic ash activity to lessen depletion in the ozone layer. And the let the damn trees in the rain forests be too!
More words of wisdom from Madame Tourrette. Tictactic
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sonicfilter wrote:
On Tuesday, at this 10th anniversary of the American Invasion of Iraq, we would do well to remind ourselves about some painful facts.[...][T]he leaders of the Bush administration were intent on invading from the beginning of their time in the White House. When the 9-11 attacks occurred, Bush cabinet members immediately discussed how that tragedy could be used to justify an invasion.
Bush himself asked me to try to pin the blame for 9-11 on Iraq.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-a-clark...
“We need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime. We all know the litany of his offenses. He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation.…And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction. That is why the world, through the United Nations Security Council, has spoken with one voice, demanding that Iraq disclose its weapons programs and disarm. So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but it is not new. It has been with us since the end of the Persian Gulf War.”— John Kerry, Jan 23, 2003

Just think...if John Kerry had been the president in 2003, you'd be blaming him instead of Bush.

Kerry said "the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but it not new...it has been with us since the end of the Persian Gulf War."

Apparently, he didn't need intelligence to base his vote on the Iraq War.
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Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>You mean we could have elected a man that hides his money in off shore accounts and promised to do EXACTLY each and everything that Bush did.
Tell us all how those ten years of Bush tax cuts created jobs and paid the bills.
He was white. and Jane who lives in Queensbridge Projects fancies herself one of the 1%, so does Carol whose saving up for a trailer and buys used furniture, works for $15.00.
Those two are the biggest water carriers for the 1%!!!
fuggin idiots. Both of them don't have 2 nickels to rub together.
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carol wrote:
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“We need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime. We all know the litany of his offenses. He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation.…And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction. That is why the world, through the United Nations Security Council, has spoken with one voice, demanding that Iraq disclose its weapons programs and disarm. So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but it is not new. It has been with us since the end of the Persian Gulf War.”— John Kerry, Jan 23, 2003
Just think...if John Kerry had been the president in 2003, you'd be blaming him instead of Bush.
Kerry said "the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but it not new...it has been with us since the end of the Persian Gulf War."
Apparently, he didn't need intelligence to base his vote on the Iraq War.
Just think: if Al Gore was the President; we would not have invaded Iraq
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Carol is still looking for friends with the same mental disorder and fantasies as you. You are a very special kind of stupid aren't you?
Just a tool to pass the time between working at home and family.

And an outlet to vent.
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Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>by that logic, then Clinton must have been in on the invasion plan since his treating the first attack on the World Trade Center like an international shoplifting incident and his dismantling of the CIA led to 9-11.
so take a walk down your convoluted path and try to relate that to this...

.....what happened at President Bush's very first National Security Council meeting is one of O'Neill's most startling revelations.

"From the very beginning, there was a conviction, that Saddam Hussein was a bad person and that he needed to go," says O'Neill, who adds that going after Saddam was topic "A" 10 days after the inauguration - eight months before Sept. 11.

"From the very first instance, it was about Iraq. It was about what we can do to change this regime," says Suskind. "Day one, these things were laid and sealed."

As treasury secretary, O'Neill was a permanent member of the National Security Council. He says in the book he was surprised at the meeting that questions such as "Why Saddam?" and "Why now?" were never asked.

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying 'Go find me a way to do this,'" says O'Neill. "For me, the notion of pre-emption, that the U.S. has the unilateral right to do whatever we decide to do, is a really huge leap."

And that came up at this first meeting, says O'Neill, who adds that the discussion of Iraq continued at the next National Security Council meeting two days later.

He got briefing materials under this cover sheet. "There are memos. One of them marked, secret, says,'Plan for post-Saddam Iraq,'" adds Suskind, who says that they discussed an occupation of Iraq in January and February of 2001.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-592330....

and when was the first time Cheney got a hard on for Iraq? 1972?
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Realtime wrote:
Fifty six Iraqi's blown to sht on the 10th anniversary of Shock and awe__scores injured.
It never ends. Pakistan arrested the murderer of Daniel Pearl, seems Pakistan is the place to hide.

UCF got lucky; that nutjob killed himself before he could commit mass murder. Close one.
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patterns wrote:
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One would think - But:
The Western Nations of France, Germany, Italy, Britian, Canada are all whimps.
America had to bail out The European West in two World Wars.
And you expect Warrior Spirit from them?
Any Nation that can't recognize Iran is a Global threat to Democracy and Freedom is either selectivly stupid, in denial or turning a blind eye by choice. Russia, China, N Korea all side with Iran. And those are The Countries these Western wimps fear.
Iran's been shooting off, testing their missle program.
What cave do you dwell in.
Injudgement lives in an alternate universe - it's like purgatory for retards.

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