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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Ever get the feeling your brain trotted off without loser?
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It's scary when you start posting noise, the same noises as a coffee maker you idiot...
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It's the culture...
No. Why? Do you?

Speaking of percolating ... You've had enough coffee, twitch!

"trotted off without loser" ... Seems you've trotted off without YOURS ...
It's not the culture. It's the defective skkkkippp in your chip.
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Fifty six Iraqi's blown to sht on the 10th anniversary of Shock and awe__scores injured.
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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...
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No, No, No, my pritty. Not so fast. You still have to answer for the harley harlot. And I'm not that easy. And far from instant.

Now, on the other hand, there are those, you just add water
And Stir!
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Exactly 10 years ago the American invasion of Iraq commenced, launching one of military history's most egregious strategic non sequiturs. Not since Napoleon Bonaparte's ill-fated expedition to Egypt and Syria (1798-1801)-- from which he ultimately fled, losing an army and a fleet -- has the world seen a great power so humbled in the pursuit of illusory goals. Napoleon's dream was to use his incomparable army to spread French revolutionary and democratic ideals across a key portion of the Muslim world. But, as historian Lynn Montross once noted, "The masses were too fatalistic to be stirred by promises of a liberty they neither understood nor trusted."

The grand American goal in the Middle East, pursued some two centuries after Napoleon but with nearly the same idea in mind that had motivated him, foundered for similar reasons. The military occupation of Iraq, predictably, sparked a general uprising. But whereas Lord Nelson's great victory at Aboukir Bay forced an end to the French campaign, no such dramatic intervention drove American forces out. So they stayed, at a cost of over a trillion dollars, tens of thousands of soldiers' lives lost or shattered, and with the mounting Iraqi death toll rising well above 100,000. A debacle.

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/03...
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five years ago today.....

Cheney: On the security front, I think there’s a general consensus that we’ve made major progress, that the surge has worked. That’s been a major success.

Martha Raddatz: Two-third of Americans say it’s not worth fighting.

Cheney: So?

Martha Raddatz: So? You don’t care what the American people think?

Cheney: No.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2008/03/19/...
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Now, with the GOP in a moment of crisis and struggling to find a direction, condemnation of the war flows quickly and easily out of the mouths of movement leaders.

"It didn't work, ok?" veteran conservative activist Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform, said in an interview. "I'm waiting for the architects of those policies to get up and say it didn't work, but it's tough to expect that because they never articulated what the hell they were doing."

"It's taken away the Republican party's historic advantage on foreign policy that dates back at least to the beginning of the Cold War," he said.

Conservatives also feel that Bush's response to 9/11 reduced the GOP's other advantage over Democrats, as the party of fiscal responsibility and limited government. The size of government grew dramatically after the attacks, as Bush created the Department of Homeland Security and opened up the government check book to an army of defense contractors. It was the biggest expansion of the federal budget since the New Deal.

"The Bush administration, whenever it saw a crisis, increased the size of government," Norquist said.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/19/iraq...
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sonicfilter wrote:
five years ago today.....
Cheney: On the security front, I think there’s a general consensus that we’ve made major progress, that the surge has worked. That’s been a major success.
Martha Raddatz: Two-third of Americans say it’s not worth fighting.
Cheney: So?
Martha Raddatz: So? You don’t care what the American people think?
Cheney: No.
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2008/03/19/...
Too bad The Ice Man didn't take that attitude when he wanted to strike Iran's nuclear facilities back in the Spring/Summer of '06 and President Bush said NO.
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You got that from my post? Really??
I have been pushing for closing corporate loopholes.
It is you right whiners that protect them.
Republicans fight to keep loopholes for oil companies & companies that take jobs overseas.
Republicans said would close some of these loopholes if and only if they can take food from the children of food stamp eligible parents.
Barack Obama wants to raise revenues by closing these loopholes & it is you right whiners that are having a fit as you run in circles screaming "Tax Increase Tax Increase OMG OMG OMG"
Nice try, Bucko.
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!
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Could explain why murdered ambassador was in attacked facility

TEL AVIV – Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., may have dropped a bombshell in an interview with Fox News in which he stated that murdered U.S Ambassador Christopher Stevens was in Benghazi to keep weapons caches from falling into the hands of terrorists.

Until now, no official explanation for Stevens deployment to Libya has acknowledged any such activity.

Stevens reportedly died from smoke inhalation as a result of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. special mission and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.
The official State Department probe into the Benghazi attacks stated Stevens was sent to Benghazi to “establish a U.S. presence in Libya.”
“The State Department had been absent from Libya since the Embassy in Tripoli suspended operations and evacuated its American personnel on February 25, 2011, amidst an escalating campaign by Muammar Qaddafi to suppress violently a popular uprising against his rule,” continued the report.

The report stated Stevens made the decision to travel to the Benghazi mission on Sept. 11 on his own,“independently of Washington, per standard practice.”

The report did not state the specific purpose of Stevens’ visit to the mission other than to later mention he held a meeting there with a Turkish diplomat.

Neither the State Department probe nor any other official government explanation previously mentioned securing weapons caches as part of Stevens’ mission in Libya.

However, in an interview Friday with Fox News, host Bret Baier asked Graham why Stevens was in the Benghazi mission despite the many known security threats to the facility.

Graham replied,“Because that’s where the action was regarding the rising Islamic extremists who were trying to get their hands on weapons that are flowing freely in Libya.”

The senator stated,“We were desperately trying to control the anti-aircraft missiles, the man pads that were all over Libya, that are now all over the Mideast.”

WND has filed numerous reports quoting Middle East security officials who described the mission in Benghazi as a meeting place to coordinate aid for the rebel-led insurgencies in the Middle East, including the transfer of weapons to rebels.
Two weeks after the Benghazi attacks, WND also broke the story that Stevens himself played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, according to Egyptian security officials.

In November 2012, Middle Eastern security sources further described both the U.S. mission and nearby CIA annex in Benghazi as the main intelligence and planning center for U.S. aid to the rebels that was being coordinated with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Many rebel fighters are openly members of terrorist organizations, including al-Qaida.
Among the tasks performed inside the Benghazi facility was collaborating with countries, most notably Turkey, on the recruitment of fighters – including jihadists – to target Assad’s regime, the security officials said.

Stevens served as a key contact with the Saudis to coordinate the recruitment by Saudi Arabia of Islamic fighters from North Africa and Libya, Egyptian security officials told WND. The jihadists were sent to Syria via Turkey to attack Assad’s forces, said the security officials.
The officials said Stevens also worked with the Saudis to send names of potential jihadi recruits to U.S. security organizations for review. Names found to be directly involved in previous attacks against the U.S., including in Iraq and Afghanistan, were ultimately not recruited by the Saudis to fight in Syria, said the officials.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/did-senator-drop-b...
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Too bad The Ice Man didn't take that attitude when he wanted to strike Iran's nuclear facilities back in the Spring/Summer of '06 and President Bush said NO.
that kind of attitude, stated loud and long, is the only reason we even need to worry about Iran.
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five years ago today.....
Cheney: On the security front, I think there’s a general consensus that we’ve made major progress, that the surge has worked. That’s been a major success.
Martha Raddatz: Two-third of Americans say it’s not worth fighting.
Cheney: So?
Martha Raddatz: So? You don’t care what the American people think?
Cheney: No.
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2008/03/19/...
"It was 20 years ago today ... "

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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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.

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<quoted text>Americans missed the opportunity to have someone in charge when they re-elected The Empty Suit this past November. Amnesty for criminals will ensure Obama's vision for this country's future: a non-superpower entitlement state resembling Zimbabwe with an economy like Greece and MexiBonics as the official language.
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.
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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.

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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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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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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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