Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1231969 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"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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Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#891816 Apr 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Congress, Congress, Congress! Democrats!
so who told the lie that brought them into it? a little fact that always seem to be ignored by those who voted for Bush.
If the democrats hadn't nominated 2 traitorous fools named Gore and Kerry Bush likely wouldn't have been elected president. Blame your own party for Bush.

Be that as it may, numerous politicos had been warning of Saddam for years. Remember?

Democrat Quotes on Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
--President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
--President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
--Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
--Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
Letter to President Clinton, signed by:
-- Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998

Want some more?
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#891817 Apr 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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though it may have just been a tip from Don that lead Saddam to move them out of country...to Iran.
Since we know that some struggle with reading comprehension on here---

http://www.bing.com/images/search...
and for those that CAN comprehend the truths of REALITY-

The Collapse of Saddam's Secret Subway

Before Operation Iraqi Freedom, one of the most compelling symbols of the depravity and danger of Saddam Hussein was the uncompleted Baghdad Metro.

Saddam was believed to have launched the multi-billion-dollar subway project in 1983 to alleviate traffic congestion in Baghdad's streets. But Iraq's war with Iran apparently shifted Saddam's priorities. At some point in the mid-80s, he fired his crew of international contractors and shelved the subway project, which was to have been ready for testing in 1986.

Soon, Saddam was using the abandoned network of tunnels for weapons storage as well as for hardened hideouts for himself and his military.

At least that was the picture painted by the Bush administration prior to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. In making the case for war, the White House frequently cited the tunnels beneath Baghdad as likely storehouses for weapons of mass destruction.

At a December 2002 press conference, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld spoke of the "enormous miles and miles and miles of underground tunneling" that prevented the United Nations from properly inspecting Saddam's WMD stocks.

"I don't know how inspectors on the surface of the Earth can even know what's going on in the underground facilities that the Iraqis have," stated Rumsfeld.

Iraq's "extensive system of underground tunnels and bunkers" was even cited by Secretary of State Colin Powell in his pivotal address to the UN in early February 2003. According to Powell, Iraq was likely using the tunnels to conceal mobile biological weapons factories.

"They can produce enough dry biological agent in a single month to kill thousands upon thousands of people," Powell asserted.

Later that month, CBS's 60 Minutes program aired "Saddam's Deadly Subway Scheming," an exclusive interview with an Iraqi defector in London named Dr. Hussein Shahristani, who had served as head of the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission before escaping in 1991.

In the interview, Shahristani said he had (secondhand) knowledge that nearly 60 miles of subway tunnels existed and had been diverted by Saddam for weapons storage.(In May 2004, the U.S. State Department leaked Shahristani's name as a leading candidate for Iraq's Prime Minister position. But Shahristani turned down the job, paving the way for the U.S. government's selection of former CIA operative Iyad Allawi.)

Some intelligence sources have asserted that the Baghdad Metro wasn't the only structure used for underground storage of WMD. In early 2003, one of Saddam's former bodyguards luridly described bunkers buried in the desert that housed an array of chemical and biological agents.

The ISG report discusses several underground bunkers, all of which are dozens of miles from Baghdad. Only one, Al Muthanna, was found to have ever contained WMD, and those chemical weapons had been "partially declared" to UN inspectors in 1991. During Operation Desert Storm, U.S. bombing heavily damaged the German-built facility, and Iraq razed most of the Al Muthanna complex by early 2000, according to the ISG report....

Edited for length...but for the sake of correct presentation, rather than biased, partisanisTic tacTics (because it is actaully UNtelling, just what Saddam was shucking and jiving!)

McWilliams, B. "The Collapse of Saddam's Secret Subway". AntiWar.com . Web. 10/20/2004

“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#891818 Apr 23, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Anything from the Republicans in the past 5 years to actually help us recover from the last Republican administration???
Here is the latest right whiner gun thinking.
If we expand background checks, the criminals will just get their guns somewhere else.
You fricken right whiners parade this excuse around like a prostitute with a new boob job.
But do you think of what you are saying?
1) You are saying that criminals currently utilize the loopholes in the current system.
2) Making it harder for criminals to buy guns is a bad thing.
Dumbass right whiner thinking at its best.
Without larger capacity clips & a semi-automatoc rifle. fewer kids would have been killed in Newtown. Something the Right whiners don;t give a sh*t about.
dave maybe you could solve this question I have, acording to libs it would be racist to ask for id when someone votes because minoritys can't afford id . So wouldn't it also be considerd racist to ask for background checks as well seeing one would need an id to have one done? I tell you what dave, I'll take your side on background checks as long as no one has to provide an id to do one. I wouldn't want to be considerd a racist by you libs for wanting proof of id.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#891819 Apr 23, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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I copied if from a leftwing blog.
Spit it up lol
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#891820 Apr 23, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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are you drunk?
You wish.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#891821 Apr 23, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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I don't buy the WHO's health rankings for one moment. When oil sheiks and other extremely wealthy types stop coming here for their treatments, I may worry a bit.
What other country with our variety of people and 320 million of us ranks ahead of us?
Any?
How many of the world's diseased and lame do liberaLS FORCE US TO TAKE IN AND CARE FOR?
You can see on the list. But you have a point about population.
http://www.photius.com/rankings/healthranks.h...

We were also down the list in Health Performance Rank.
http://www.photius.com/rankings/world_health_...

The point is, we're not addressing the real problem of the health care crisis. Costs are too high and there is far too much over-treating and over-diagnosing than necessary.

We've created the problem ourselves by feeding the monster.
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#891822 Apr 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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the fear of the rights of others?
like conservatives being fearful of someone citing the Constitution when it doesn't fit the right wing fear meme of the day?
i think i just made a joke. most of the time they could care less about the Constitution.
Liar. Conservatives know dems have been ignoring the constitution for 70 years. Check out the 10th amendment, dummy.
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#891823 Apr 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Untold Story of Antiwar Conservatives
And how the truth about invading Iraq was suppressed by laptop bombardiers.
So, in the year of the war’s 10th anniversary, remember that there were plenty of voices exposing the lies, incompetence, ignorance, and arrogance of those who favored starting unending wars in the Muslim world. We should thus be prepared for the next time. But instead we see much of the same gang frightening us again for another war, this time with Iran. America’s problem is that war is very profitable for the military-industrial complex and makes exciting TV for comfortable audiences at home. The consequences, however, wrote Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal, discredited the Republican Party, helped bankrupt America, and will be with us for years to come.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
You never answered, when are you putting on a uniform for Oblamers war with Iran ?
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#891824 Apr 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Rumsfeld 'offered help to Saddam'
Declassified papers leave the White House hawk exposed over his role during the Iran-Iraq war
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/dec/31/i...
so Bill wanted Our chemical weapons destroyed? must have worked because we never found them. though it may have just been a tip from Don that lead Saddam to move them out of country...to Iran.
http://www.antiwar.com/orig/mcwilliams.php...

Because Saddam was a "duplicitous" dirtbag.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#891825 Apr 23, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know about myself & Carol, but since you care so much, you must be the one on the leftwingnut side working hard to do the same, hypocrite.
If I was judging you, it would be "moron, dumb & hypocrite", in that order.
Why are you dumb liberals such hypocrites?
Speaking for myself, I try not to judge...just assess and analyze.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#891826 Apr 23, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
If the democrats hadn't nominated 2 traitorous fools named Gore and Kerry Bush likely wouldn't have been elected president. Blame your own party for Bush.
Be that as it may, numerous politicos had been warning of Saddam for years. Remember?
Democrat Quotes on Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction
"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
--President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998
"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
--President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998
"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
--Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998
"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
--Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998
"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
Letter to President Clinton, signed by:
-- Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998
Want some more?
more? no, i have no need to hear more about the backlash from Reagan giving some psychopath chemical weapons.

you guys really are gluttons for punishment.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#891827 Apr 23, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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http://www.antiwar.com/orig/mcwilliams.php...
Because Saddam was a "duplicitous" dirtbag.
so he had a lot in common with Don?

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#891828 Apr 23, 2013
Help wrote:
<quoted text>He has already reached that point and beyond.
FDR was by far worst which I have to agree with CATO and we are still paying for it just look at Social Security the Greatest SCAM ever created by FDR which since 1937 there has never been a Social Security Trust Fund because of the 1937 SCOTUS case of Helvering v. Davis which ruled that Social Security taxes are not contributions or savings, but simply taxes, and that Social Security benefits are simply a government spending program, no different than, say, farm price supports. Congress and the president may change, reduce, or even eliminate benefits at any time.

Social Security’s Sham Guarantee

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

Why Did FDR’s New Deal Harm Blacks?

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/w...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#891829 Apr 23, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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You never answered, when are you putting on a uniform for Oblamers war with Iran ?
war with Iran?

right wing fear mongering don't seem to work anymore when it comes to starting wars. wonder why that is?
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#891830 Apr 23, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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Where's the jobs lying douchebag Oblamer promised, Doorknob?
Where's the $92 billion wasted on green energy boondoggles?
Where's your spine? MIA ?
Dumb Dave is a Jellyfish. Don't expect any honesty from him.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#891832 Apr 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
war with Iran?
right wing fear mongering don't seem to work anymore when it comes to starting wars. wonder why that is?
Maybe it's because of the Democrats huge failure called:

Vietnam

airhead
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#891833 Apr 23, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Leave it to you to believe a terrorist.
So far, no group is taking credit for it.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#891834 Apr 23, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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Liar. Conservatives know dems have been ignoring the constitution for 70 years. Check out the 10th amendment, dummy.

The hypocrisy of “states’ rights” conservatives

The 10th Amendment is sacred to the right -- except when it comes to fighting abortion and gay rights

http://www.salon.com/2011/08/07/kilgore_state...

that was too easy.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#891836 Apr 23, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.antiwar.com/orig/mcwilliams.php...
Because Saddam was a "duplicitous" dirtbag.
So are the Bush's
Jane Says

New York, NY

#891837 Apr 23, 2013
Obama’s 'war’
April 22, 2013

Is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev an “enemy combatant”? The Obama administration says “No.” Then again, it almost had to.

From the day he ran for president, Barack Obama has advanced two certainties: that military commissions are bad, and that the way his predecessor prosecuted the War on Terror was not just wrong but immoral, unconstitutional and perhaps criminal.

He staffed his White House with people who thought the same. Attorney General ERIC HOLDER LAUNCHED A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AGAINST THE CIA INTERROGATORS. Harold Koh, once State’s legal adviser, worried Bush’s legal structure could “license genocide.” And let’s not forget Obama’s pick for the Office of Legal Counsel at Justice, Dawn Johnsen, a lawyer who called for “outrage” over the supposedly lawless nature of virtually every aspect of Bush war policy.

As these views hardened into policy, we have had incoherence in the face of attack. A man tries to blow up a plane as it is landing over Detroit — and we discover that a new elite interrogation unit designed for such terrorists is not yet in place. An attack on Fort Hood soldiers by an Army major shouting “Allahu Akbar!” is labeled “WORKPLACE VIOLENCE.”

Even if we accept the administration’s version of events in the Benghazi killings on 9/11, its first instinct was to blame an anti-Muslim video.

And with the Boston bombing and the apparent foiling of what Canadian authorities yesterday called “an al Qaeda-supported attack” on a passenger train, the White House dances around the obvious: the planned murder of innocent Americans by men inspired by radical Islam.

The Bush administration made its mistakes. But it did recognize something Obama has not: Our legal system was not designed to handle this new threat. SO AMONG THE BUSH GOALS WAS TO PASS ON A LEGAL INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WOULD MAKE IT EASIER FOR SUCCEEDING PRESIDENTS TO DEFEND THIS NATION AGAINST ATTACKS.

FOR YEARS, PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS DONE ALL HE COULD TO DE-LEGITIMATE THESE EFFORTS. By now, even some on his own team must recognize that the effect has been to limit Obama’s own options. The disturbing part is that so long as he makes his political point, the president doesn’t seem to care.

Read more: Obama’s 'war’- NYPOST.com http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editoria...

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