Barack Obama, our next President

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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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#977113 Sep 6, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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we didn't just sell him chemical and biological materials, we sold him WMD's and told him where and when there were large formations of Iranians to use them on.
we also knew about the attack on the Kurdish uprising within days
listen, I am against any attacks on Syria. In fact, IMO leaving Assad in power is the best possible solution in a situation that doesn't really have any.
The most organized units rebelling against Assad are those of al Qaeda. If he falls, there's a strong possibility those weapons will fall in the hands of al Qaeda.
Yes, I realize Hezbollan and Iran back Assad. But al Qaeda backs the rebels.
This is a religious proxy war between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran.
we need to stay out of it and stop being manipulated into fighting Israel's battles
Have you ever tried to reprogram someone who has been brainwashed?

Neither have I. And I don't intend to even try it now.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#977114 Sep 6, 2013
Now that its certain he will be told "no", baruck odumbo makes it clear he will do it anyway (like a spoiled child). He's getting desperate to bolster his sinking popularity...

CNN

Obama: World cannot stand idly by

"If we are serious about upholding a ban on chemical weapons use, then an international response is required, and that will not come through Security Council action."

But he said he was encouraged by the discussions about Syria in St. Petersburg. "There's a growing recognition that the world cannot stand idly by," Obama said.

The U.S. president showed emotion as he talked of the gassing of more than 1,400 people in Syria, 400 of them children.

"This is not something we fabricated, this is not something we are using as an excuse for military action.... I was elected to end wars, not start them," he said. "But we have to make hard choices when we stand up for things we care about."

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#977115 Sep 6, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
No one sold Hussein directly WMDs-total misstatement. Parts were sold that were used by Hussein to create the weapons. Just like we sold fission technology to China that they used the knowledge to create a Nuclear weapon.
The attack you are talking about was the use of gas against Iran.
In 1992 it was verified that Hussein gassed his own people fours years before, yet it took ten years to remove him.
Hussein was hung for Crimes against Humanity.
Assad will some day be removed too. Such things takes a lot of time and diplomacy to get to the point we can act.
Again I do not expect you to understand this.
We not only sold him the WMD's we provided the intel where to use them

A review of thousands of declassified government documents and interviews with former policymakers shows that U.S. intelligence and logistical support played a crucial role in shoring up Iraqi defenses against the “human wave” attacks by suicidal Iranian troops. The administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush authorized the sale to Iraq of numerous items that had both military and civilian applications, including poisonous chemicals and deadly biological viruses, such as anthrax and bubonic plague .

To prevent an Iraqi collapse, the Reagan administration supplied battlefield intelligence on Iranian troop buildups to the Iraqis, sometimes through third parties such as Saudi Arabia. The U.S. tilt toward Iraq was enshrined in National Security Decision Directive 114 of Nov. 26, 1983, one of the few important Reagan era foreign policy decisions that still remains classified. According to former U.S. officials, the directive stated that the United States would do “whatever was necessary and legal” to prevent Iraq from losing the war with Iran.

The presidential directive was issued amid a flurry of reports that Iraqi forces were using chemical weapons in their attempts to hold back the Iranians. In principle, Washington was strongly opposed to chemical warfare, a practice outlawed by the 1925 Geneva Protocol. In practice, U.S. condemnation of Iraqi use of chemical weapons ranked relatively low on the scale of administration priorities, particularly compared with the all-important goal of preventing an Iranian victory.

Thus, on Nov. 1, 1983, a senior State Department official, Jonathan T. Howe, told Secretary of State George P. Shultz that intelligence reports showed that Iraqi troops were resorting to “almost daily use of CW” against the Iranians. But the Reagan administration had already committed itself to a large-scale diplomatic and political overture to Baghdad, culminating in several visits by the president’s recently appointed special envoy to the Middle East, Donald H. Rumsfeld.

In 1988, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein ordered chemical weapons attacks against Kurdish resistance forces, but the relationship with Iraq at the time was deemed too important to rupture over the matter. The United States did not even impose sanctions.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-chec...

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#977116 Sep 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Another stupid fckn liberal making sht up. I never said they were friends or allies..you said they were sworn enemies...they were not. Your stupidity is amazing.
So now you say they are not allies or friends.(Yet Sadam transferred all his WMDs to them?)

What's left?

Enemies?

You are talking yourself in circles there Eman.

You were once again proven to be the fricken moron everyone knows you are.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#977117 Sep 6, 2013
Annie wrote:
That's right: "Politically speaking," some Democrats would rather talk about the Obama administration's incoherent push for war in Syria than the president's signature accomplishment, for which their party is solely responsible. Bravo.
(Speaking of Syria, the instances of hypocrisy and hackery piling up on the Left are too plentiful to comprehensively enumerate).
The Examiner describes the implementation of Obamacare as "troubled." Regular readers are aware of why that's a gross understatement -- see, for instance, this post from yesterday.
Reuters revisits the pattern of technological glitches that have dogged the government exchanges that must, by law, be up and running in a matter of weeks.
Technical glitches still plague the display of new healthcare plans to be offered to millions of uninsured Americans starting in 26 days, including how medical charges and deductibles are listed, industry officials say…
Although the signing of agreements with insurers is a mere two days behind the original schedule, it led to speculation that there were serious technical snags.
Late last week a conference call between the government’s information technology contractors and insurance industry representatives revealed some of those problems, which centered on how information about health plans, such as charges for medical claims and deductibles, was displayed on a “preview” website, according to people with knowledge of the call.
An official from Florida Blue, a large insurer, was concerned that a health policy it plans to sell on the state’s exchange would mislead customers: The preview website showed no charge at all for some medical services, rather than no charge after a deductible is met.
An Aetna staffer was frustrated that policies the company once intended to sell in Ohio, but withdrew, were still showing up in the preview site.
Delta Dental of Wyoming reported that its plan was showing zero deductible in policies that cover parents plus children.
According to a new poll, Obamacare is just as popular as ever.
By a 58-13 margin, Americans expect the law to make their health costs more expensive, rather than less so --
and only 31 percent say the law will be good for their families.
Fewer than one in five Americans believe the law will increase the quality of their healthcare.
Never mind all that, say Democrats. Let's talk about arming the Syrian rebels -- the good ones!-- instead.
What could go wrong?
Here's an idea, why not just implement ObamaCare in Syria and ruin their economy too?
Florida Blue, the insurer, summed it up nicely. It will mislead customers...(and just confuse everyone else).

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#977118 Sep 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The world said it when they OK's the Geneva Convention & the UN resolution banning it.
Given the “success” O'bama's speeches have had in boosting ObamaCare’s popularity, this should pretty well finish off the “bomb bomb Syria” movement. O'bama needs to step down. The American people do not believe he is able to govern.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#977119 Sep 6, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Add Detzing, firmly in the obama pro-war column, along with Realtime, sonicmoron, lily, and Dumbass Dave.
It's the culture...
I wonder if they have figure out yet that if 3 Super Powers go to war against each other that it becomes a World War.

But, hey they never knew war so cool until Obama did it.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#977120 Sep 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, we used to owe allegiance to a country that stood for something, believed in something greater than ourselves and everyone had the same freedoms and opportunities as everyone else. And where the majority and their voice ruled the elected.
I don't owe allegiance to any country that encourages a nanny state, destroys traditional values and elects power hungry elitists and puts them in charge of every aspect of our lives.
Which country do you owe your allegiance?
We have two now, you know.
Yes we have two, one that is real, warts and all and one that you and others have imagined by reading the hard sell glossy histories we feed grade schoolers. You know, the ones that have Washington throwing silver dollars across the Potomac and Lincoln freeing the slaves? Yeah, those are pretty much folk tales; Paul Bunyan wasn't real.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#977121 Sep 6, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
Now that its certain he will be told "no", baruck odumbo makes it clear he will do it anyway (like a spoiled child). He's getting desperate to bolster his sinking popularity...
CNN
Obama: World cannot stand idly by
"If we are serious about upholding a ban on chemical weapons use, then an international response is required, and that will not come through Security Council action."
But he said he was encouraged by the discussions about Syria in St. Petersburg. "There's a growing recognition that the world cannot stand idly by," Obama said.
The U.S. president showed emotion as he talked of the gassing of more than 1,400 people in Syria, 400 of them children.
"This is not something we fabricated, this is not something we are using as an excuse for military action.... I was elected to end wars, not start them," he said. "But we have to make hard choices when we stand up for things we care about."
So Obama is going to be "The World" battling alone two other super powers.

Words of a Mad Man.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#977122 Sep 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The world said it when they OK's the Geneva Convention & the UN resolution banning it.
The world knows obama is a liberal mistake and a full blown man made child idiot...

Get the picture, dummy Dave?

It's the culture...

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#977123 Sep 6, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Fletch, what can I say. I did not know our humble message board had someone who the world focused on the words he spoke.
Wow, what you say is more important than Obama's bumbled red line remark!
"someone who the world focused on the words he spoke"??? Just curious, J/J Owl, do you have a first language? "English on which you spoken ain't not it is."
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#977124 Sep 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The world said it when they OK's the Geneva Convention & the UN resolution banning it.
But Romney having the audacity to call Russia a "geopolitical foe" - was outrageous.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#977125 Sep 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, we used to owe allegiance to a country that stood for something, believed in something greater than ourselves and everyone had the same freedoms and opportunities as everyone else. And where the majority and their voice ruled the elected.
I don't owe allegiance to any country that encourages a nanny state, destroys traditional values and elects power hungry elitists and puts them in charge of every aspect of our lives.
Which country do you owe your allegiance?
We have two now, you know.
The USA, Carol. Since you don't get the f*ck out.

Take your lying, anti-Americam self & move to some other country.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#977126 Sep 6, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
how did you ever get out of grade school with such poor reading comprehension skills. But it certainly does explain your misinformed opinions and general lack of knowledge of world affairs.
I'm against any strikes on Syria, in fact IMO the best option is to leave Assad in power. This is a religious proxy war between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran. Getting involved in a religious war has no good outcomes
unlike conservatives, liberals don't march lock stepped to one spoon fed position. Marching lock step, uttering the same talking points is the culture of the conservatives, neocons and teabaggers. They can't help it they have no critical thinking skills, they've been programmed
Obama is gonna start World War III. What a dumbass! Maybe your brain has been washed one too many times Karma... Karma's

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.. Karma forever enslaved to her own ignorance and bad choices, trying to cheat life, made living her failed miserable lifestyle, sucking obama's warmongering ass......

Maybe it's your old age Karma or the bleach that has absorbed into your ignorant brain or tattoo ink leaching into your deranged brain, that's making your common sense fade... you idiot...

In the age of information...Your ignorance and running on empty is still a liberls best choice.

The War Mongering Sickness and Poison of Unconscious Liberalism

It's the culture...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#977127 Sep 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> So now you say they are not allies or friends.(Yet Sadam transferred all his WMDs to them?)
What's left?
Enemies?
You are talking yourself in circles there Eman.
You were once again proven to be the fricken moron everyone knows you are.
Only an idiot thinks the only 2 options are friends or enemies. But then, look who I'm dealing with. Iraqi syrian relations began improving in 1997...fact.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#977128 Sep 6, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
Now that its certain he will be told "no", baruck odumbo makes it clear he will do it anyway (like a spoiled child). He's getting desperate to bolster his sinking popularity...
CNN
Obama: World cannot stand idly by
"If we are serious about upholding a ban on chemical weapons use, then an international response is required, and that will not come through Security Council action."
But he said he was encouraged by the discussions about Syria in St. Petersburg. "There's a growing recognition that the world cannot stand idly by," Obama said.
The U.S. president showed emotion as he talked of the gassing of more than 1,400 people in Syria, 400 of them children.
"This is not something we fabricated, this is not something we are using as an excuse for military action.... I was elected to end wars, not start them," he said. "But we have to make hard choices when we stand up for things we care about."
So Obama and other liberals thought Saddam didn't gas the Kurds?

Or didn't use them in these other incidences?
Haij Umran, Mustard, August 1983, fewer than 100 Iranian/Kurdish.
Panjwin, Mustard, October–November 1983, 3001 Iranian/Kurdish.
Majnoon Island, Mustard, February–March 1984, 2500 Iranians.
al-Basrah, Tabun, March 1984, 50-100 Iranians.
Hawizah Marsh, Mustard & Tabun, March 1985, 3000 Iranians.
al-Faw, Mustard & Tabun, February 1986, 8000 to 10,000 Iranians.
Um ar-Rasas, Mustard, December 1986, 1000s of Iranians.
al-Basrah, Mustard & Tabun, April 1987, 5000 Iranians.
Sumar/Mehran, Mustard & nerve agent, October 1987, 3000 Iranians.
Halabjah, Mustard & nerve agent, March 1988, 7000 Kurdish/Iranian.
al-Faw, Mustard & nerve agent, April 1988, 1000s of Iranians.
Fish Lake, Mustard & nerve agent, May 1988, 100s to 1000s.
Majnoon Islands, Mustard & nerve agent, June 1988, 100s to 1000s.
South-central border, Mustard & nerve agent, July 1988, 100s to 1000s Iranians.
an-Najaf-Karbala area, Nerve agent & CS, March 1991, Unknown killed.

https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/general-r...

That's the problem with you liberals. Ya'll never do research.

It literally blows my mind to hear so many "bleeding heart liberals" blubbering about human rights in Syria and could have cared less about Iraqis. Just because Bush was the president.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#977129 Sep 6, 2013
Is Putin playing Russian Roulette with Obama? PUTIN: Russia Will Help Syria If USA Attacks any Bets?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#977130 Sep 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> So now you say they are not allies or friends.(Yet Sadam transferred all his WMDs to them?)
What's left?
Enemies?
You are talking yourself in circles there Eman.
You were once again proven to be the fricken moron everyone knows you are.


Sorry DumbDave. You take the prize in the moron category. Always have and always will. Quit making stuff up, loser.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#977131 Sep 6, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
We not only sold him the WMD's we provided the intel where to use them
A review of thousands of declassified government documents and interviews with former policymakers shows that U.S. intelligence and logistical support played a crucial role in shoring up Iraqi defenses against the “human wave” attacks by suicidal Iranian troops. The administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush authorized the sale to Iraq of numerous items that had both military and civilian applications, including poisonous chemicals and deadly biological viruses, such as anthrax and bubonic plague .
To prevent an Iraqi collapse, the Reagan administration supplied battlefield intelligence on Iranian troop buildups to the Iraqis, sometimes through third parties such as Saudi Arabia. The U.S. tilt toward Iraq was enshrined in National Security Decision Directive 114 of Nov. 26, 1983, one of the few important Reagan era foreign policy decisions that still remains classified. According to former U.S. officials, the directive stated that the United States would do “whatever was necessary and legal” to prevent Iraq from losing the war with Iran.
The presidential directive was issued amid a flurry of reports that Iraqi forces were using chemical weapons in their attempts to hold back the Iranians. In principle, Washington was strongly opposed to chemical warfare, a practice outlawed by the 1925 Geneva Protocol. In practice, U.S. condemnation of Iraqi use of chemical weapons ranked relatively low on the scale of administration priorities, particularly compared with the all-important goal of preventing an Iranian victory.
Thus, on Nov. 1, 1983, a senior State Department official, Jonathan T. Howe, told Secretary of State George P. Shultz that intelligence reports showed that Iraqi troops were resorting to “almost daily use of CW” against the Iranians. But the Reagan administration had already committed itself to a large-scale diplomatic and political overture to Baghdad, culminating in several visits by the president’s recently appointed special envoy to the Middle East, Donald H. Rumsfeld.
In 1988, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein ordered chemical weapons attacks against Kurdish resistance forces, but the relationship with Iraq at the time was deemed too important to rupture over the matter. The United States did not even impose sanctions.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-chec...
But, but-this makes it okay that Hussein gassed his own people?

Need I remind you of Hilary's glowing remarks about Assad just a few years ago?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#977132 Sep 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
No wonder LCN is nowhere to be found. He's probably curled up in a fetal position in a corner somewhere.
He was so elated and convinced things were looking up just a few weeks ago.
He must be absolutely crushed.
Oh you drive by "experts" always think you know something ...

The DJIA is currently up 33 points after taking a brief dip this morning.

Did any of you "experts" comment on yesterday's 1%+ gain?

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