Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1550241 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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Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1150192 Jun 13, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>We never should have taken Saddam out, he kept his country under control and stabilized the entire region and kept Iran in check, Reagan knew this and befriended and armed him.
Did you stop drinking? After all these years, you just finally said something that makes sense.

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Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1150193 Jun 13, 2014
Here Homer some more of your boys deeds!!!
Human Rights Watch estimates that Saddam's 1987-1988 campaign of terror against the Kurds killed at least 50,000 and possibly as many as 100,000 Kurds. The Iraqi regime used chemical agents to include mustard gas and nerve agents in attacks against at least 40 Kurdish villages between 1987-1988. The largest was the attack on Halabja which resulted in approximately 5,000 deaths. o 2,000 Kurdish villages were destroyed during the campaign of terror.

Iraq's 13 million Shi'a Muslims, the majority of Iraq's population of approximately 22 million, face severe restrictions on their religious practice, including a ban on communal Friday prayer, and restriction on funeral processions.

According to Human Rights Watch, "senior Arab diplomats told the London-based Arabic daily newspaper al-Hayat in October [1991] that Iraqi leaders were privately acknowledging that 250,000 people were killed during the uprisings, with most of the casualties in the south." Refugees International reports that

"Oppressive government policies have led to the internal displacement of 900,000 Iraqis, primarily Kurds who have fled to the north to escape Saddam Hussein's Arabization campaigns (which involve forcing Kurds to renounce their Kurdish identity or lose their property) and Marsh Arabs, who fled the government's campaign to dry up the southern marshes for agricultural use. More than 200,000 Iraqis continue to live as refugees in Iran."

In 2002, the U.S. Committee for Refugees estimated that nearly 100,000 Kurds, Assyrians, and Turkomans had previously been expelled, by the regime, from the "central-government-contr olled Kirkuk and surrounding districts in the oil-rich region bordering the Kurdish controlled north."

"Over the past five years, 400,000 Iraqi children under the age of five died of malnutrition and disease, preventively, but died because of the nature of the regime under which they are living." (Prime Minister Tony Blair, March 27, 2003) Under the oil-for-food program, the international community sought to make available to the Iraqi people adequate supplies of food and medicine, but the regime blocked sufficient access for international workers to ensure proper distribution of these supplies. Since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, coalition forces have discovered military warehouses filled with food supplies meant for the Iraqi people that had been diverted by Iraqi military forces.

The Iraqi regime has repeatedly refused visits by human rights monitors. From 1992 until 2002, Saddam prevented the UN Special Rapporteur from visiting Iraq. The UN Special Rapporteur's September 2001, report criticized the regime for "the sheer number of executions," the number of "extrajudicial executions on political grounds," and "the absence of a due process of the law."

Saddam Hussein's regime has carried out frequent summary executions, including:

4,000 prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in 1984;
3,000 prisoners at the Mahjar prison from 1993-1998;
2,500 prisoners were executed between 1997-1999 in a "prison cleansing campaign;"
122 political prisoners were executed at Abu Ghraib prison in February/March 2000;
23 political prisoners were executed at Abu Ghraib prison in October 2001; and
At least 130 Iraqi women were beheaded between June 2000 and April 2001.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1150194 Jun 13, 2014
flack wrote:
Here Homer cheer him on!!!
The US Department of State wrote the following in a Mar. 2003 report titled "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for the Year 2002":
"The [Saddam Hussein] regime's human rights record remained extremely poor, and it continued to commit numerous, serious human rights abuses. Citizens did not have the right to change the regime. The regime continued summarily to execute alleged political opponents and leaders of the Shi'a religious community.
Reports suggested that persons were executed merely because of their association with an opposition group.
The regime continued to be responsible for disappearances and to kill and torture persons suspected of or related to persons suspected of oppositional politics, economic crimes, military desertion, and a variety of other activities."
Mar. 2003 - US Department of State
Bill Clinton, JD, 42nd President of the US, noted the following in a Mar. 3, 1999 letter to then House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and then President Pro Tempore of the Senate Strom Thurmond (R-SC), on the Clinton Presidential Center website:
"The human rights situation throughout Iraq continues to be a cause for grave concern. As I reported November 5, the Iraqi army has stepped up repressive operations against the Shia in the south. In mid-November, we received unconfirmed reports from the Iraqi opposition that 150 persons had been executed at Amara, with three bodies left hanging on the city's main bridge over the Tigris River as a warning to those who oppose the regime. An additional 172 persons, some detained since 1991, were reported to have been summarily executed in Abu Gharaib and Radwaniya prisons; as in prior waves of summary prison killings, bodies showing clear signs of torture were reportedly returned to their families. Reports reached us in December that a mass grave containing at least 25 bodies was found near the Khoraisan River in Diyala province, east of Baghdad...
The Iraqi government continues to stall and obfuscate attempts to account for more than 600 Kuwaitis and third-country nationals who disappeared at the hands of Iraqi authorities during or after the occupation of Kuwait, despite a Security Council resolution requiring it to do so. Baghdad still refuses to allow independent human rights monitors to enter Iraq, despite repeated requests by U.N. Special Rapporteur for Iraq, Max Van der Stoel."
Mar. 5, 1999 - Bill Clinton, JD
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld helped Saddam Hussein build up his arsenal of deadly chemical and biological weapons, it was revealed last night.

As an envoy from President Reagan 19 years ago, he had a secret meeting with the Iraqi dictator and arranged enormous military assistance for his war with Iran.

The CIA had already warned that Iraq was using chemical weapons almost daily. But Mr Rumsfeld, at the time a successful executive in the pharmaceutical industry, still made it possible for Saddam to buy supplies from American firms.

They included viruses such as anthrax and bubonic plague, according to the Washington Post.

The extraordinary details have come to light because thousands of State Department documents dealing with the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war have just been declassified and released under the Freedom of Information Act.

At the very least, it is highly embarrassing for 70-year-old Mr Rumsfeld, who is the most powerful and vocal of all the hawks surrounding President Bush.

He bitterly condemns Saddam as a ruthless and brutal monster and frequently backs up his words by citing the use of the very weapons which it now appears he helped to supply.

The question is: Why has he never said anything about his role in the negotiations?

'Donald Rumsfeld has some explaining to do,' a senior Pentagon official said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-15321...

nutjob rhetoric floundering. desperation rules the day.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1150195 Jun 13, 2014
Can Flack be any dumber with his comments? What a fckin idiot.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1150196 Jun 13, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
I suspect that would be the only type woman an idiot like you could attract, is to hire a broad. LMAO
Got hate issues?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1150197 Jun 13, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Homer celebrates this man!!!
George W. Bush, MBA, 43rd US President, stated in his second State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2003:
"The dictator who is assembling the world's most dangerous weapons has already used them on whole villages, leaving thousands of his own citizens dead, blind or disfigured.
Iraqi refugees tell us how forced confessions are obtained: by torturing children while their parents are made to watch. International human rights groups have catalogued other methods used in the torture chambers of Iraq: electric shock, burning with hot irons, dripping acid on the skin, mutilation with electric drills, cutting out tongues, and rape.
If this is not evil, then evil has no meaning."
Jan. 28, 2003 - George W. Bush, MBA
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK, wrote in a Nov. 2002 report titled "Saddam Hussein: Crimes and Human Rights Abuses":
"Saddam has, through the RCC [Revolutionary Command Council], issued a series of decrees establishing severe penalties (amputation, branding, cutting off of ears, or other forms of mutilation) for criminal offenses. In mid-2000, the RCC approved amputation of the tongue as a new penalty for slander or abusive remarks about the President [Hussein] or his family. These punishments are practiced mainly on political dissenters. Iraqi TV had broadcast pictures of these punishments as a warning to others...
Under Saddam Hussein's regime women lack even the basic right to life. A 1990 decree allows male relatives to kill a female relative in the name of honour without any punishment...
Documents captured by the Kurds during the Gulf War [1990-1991] and handed over to the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch provided much information about Saddam's persecution of the Kurds. They detail the arrest and execution in 1983 of 8,000 Kurdish males aged 13 and upwards...
The Shia community, who make up 60% of Iraq's population, is Iraq's biggest religious group. Saddam has ensured that none of the Shia religious or tribal leaders is able to threaten his position. He kills any that become too prominent...
During the 1990's, Saddam pursued a policy of draining the marsh area of southern Iraq, so forcing the population to relocate to urban areas where it was less able to offer assistance to anti-regime elements and could be controlled more effectively by the regime's security forces. As an U.N. Environment Programme report put it --'The collapse of Marsh Arab society, a distinct indigenous people that has inhabited the marshlands for millennia, adds a human dimension to this environment disaster. Around 40,000 of the estimated half-million Marsh Arabs are now living in refugee camps in Iran, while the rest are internally displaced within Iraq.'"
Homer not celebrating anything. We are not the world's police, even your hero Reagan understood the importance of keeping Saddam in power.

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1150198 Jun 13, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
nothing to see here...and Progressives know how to create peace and joy in the world....
'ISIS Terror Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Was Released By Obama from Camp Bucca in 2009'
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/06/isis-...
Bush/Cheney and all the morons that voted for them own the Iraq mess.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#1150200 Jun 13, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Possibly, but not likely. Obama is a man of his word - when making promises to Muslims. He probably gave them some walk-around money when he turned them loose.
These vermin will be welcomed back with open arms. We'll be hearing their names again, soon.
Lockheed spokesman Michael Rein said about 25 Lockheed employees were being evacuated from the Balad area in northern Iraq as part of a larger effort to ensure their safety given growing violence in the region.He said the employees were in Iraq working with the Iraqi air force as it prepared for the arrival of the first of 36 F-16 fighter jets, which are to be ferried to Iraq later this year.

Rein said it was too soon to say if shipments of the F-16 warplanes would be delayed as a result of the violence.Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily was at Lockheed's Fort Worth, Texas, plant last week to accept delivery of the first of the F-16s that will form the centerpiece of the country's first air force since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003
(MSNNews. 6/13/2014)

WTH??????????

We''re just gonna GIVE terrorists planes now??????????

Talk about INSANITY and/or INCOMPETENCE.

WTH?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1150201 Jun 13, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You truly are a brainwashed libtard loon.
You may as well post song lyrics or Grimm's fairy tales Junebug__only idiots read those right wing lies and only a total moron would link them.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1150202 Jun 13, 2014
I feel bad for moderate and real conservative Republicans, the Tea Baggers are ripping the party apart and ensuring they will never win the presidency.

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1150203 Jun 13, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Shared misery....
'The Short Unhappy Life of ObamaCare
By 2024 there will be more than 40 million uninsured, roughly 10% more than today'
http://online.wsj.com/articles/stephen-t-pare...
Debunked.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#1150204 Jun 13, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer not celebrating anything. We are not the world's police, even your hero Reagan understood the importance of keeping Saddam in power.
Jihadists w/Caliphate agendas do NOT care who or what's "in power".

What part of that do you NOT comprehend Homer??????????

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Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1150205 Jun 13, 2014
Something else you libtard loons can cheer for!

ByBRUCE KENNEDYMONEYWATCHJune 13, 2014, 7:47 AM
Flaring Iraq conflict could ricochet into oil prices

Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) celebrate on vehicles taken from Iraqi security forces at a street in city of Mosul, Iraq, June 12, 2014. REUTERS

Mounting violence in Iraq threatens to drive up the price of oil.

The conflict, involving forces of the militant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, pushed oil futures to a nine-month high on Thursday. Some companies are already feeling the effects of that increase, as airline stocks fell sharply yesterday over concerns about fuel supplies.

The fighting comes as Iraq's oil production appeared to be hitting its stride, while crude prices have been relatively stable since 2010. In February, Iraqi oil exports rose to a record 2.8 billion barrels a day. But as the insurgents surrounded Iraq's largest refinery on Thursday in the northern town of Baiji, concerns over oil disruptions grow.

"ISIL is almost certain to attempt to exploit the current momentum of its offensive in northern Iraq and seize as much territory as possible in an attempt to maintain serious political pressure on the government," said Matthew Henman, head of IHS Jane's Terrorist and Insurgency Centre.

ISIS/ISIL has taken over at least one major city in northern Iraq. And according to the Platts industrial research group, the militants have also attacked a number of oil facilities in the region, while threatening the northern oil hub of Kirkuk.

For now, however, IHS senior oil analyst Simon Wardell says the situation has not yet had a major impact on global oil supplies. Increasing demand in the U.S., buoyed by the summer driving season and expected increases from Asia, have so far been able to keep prices from surging.

"Although the situation in Iraq is worrying, the impact on oil exports has thus far been minimal," Wardell said. "The Kurdish regions (in northern Iraq) continue to produce oil, with limited exports via pipeline to Ceyhan," a Mediterranean port in Turkey, he said in a research note.

Platts Oilgram News reports that crude exports in southern Iraq continue to flow and are for now unaffected by the violence sweeping the northern part of the country.

But even with the U.S. now producing historic amounts of oil and natural gas, analysts say any major disruptions of production from an oil giant like Iraq, a member of OPEC, could have a wide-ranging and negative economic impact.

"An oil shock, meaning a rapid rise in the price of the commodity, is a common cause of recessions in the U.S.," said Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, a New York-based global brokerage company.

"You can look to 1973, 1979, 1991, 2001-2003 and even 2007 for examples," he continued. "It is the kind of disruption that central banks cannot easily contain, either, since they don't have oil wells. This makes the spike in crude prices especially worrisome, since the world's developed economies are still on fairly fragile footing."

Another variables, according to Colas, is uncertainty regarding ISIS/ISIL and its plans for the region should they succeed in taking control.

"ISIS is not issuing press releases or holding press conferences," he noted. "It is very hard to know what their goals are, aside from destabilizing the current regime in Baghdad. The old saying that 'markets hate uncertainty' holds true here, and in this case predicting the outcome of the crisis is harder than any historical precedent."

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1150206 Jun 13, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer not celebrating anything. We are not the world's police, even your hero Reagan understood the importance of keeping Saddam in power.
Never voted for Reagan. Why don't you learn something and quit looking so stupid?

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Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1150207 Jun 13, 2014
Here read this again. Do you see the year 2007 in there? You loons are getting worse by the day!!!

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1150208 Jun 13, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
A college compared to you, who dropped out of high school. Now back to your son. His schools acceptance rate is over 60%. Mine went to a New England Ivy League with an acceptance rate far below 10% and has a mans job.
It's no wonder you are Democrats, teet sucker.
You should have a DNA paternity test done on your alleged children. The woman you bought with your inheritance who lives with you certainly wouldn't share a bed with you. No amount of money could buy that miserable experience.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1150209 Jun 13, 2014
Oops it didnt post. Take two!

"An oil shock, meaning a rapid rise in the price of the commodity, is a common cause of recessions in the U.S.," said Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, a New York-based global brokerage company.

"You can look to 1973, 1979, 1991, 2001-2003 and even 2007 for examples," he continued. "It is the kind of disruption that central banks cannot easily contain, either, since they don't have oil wells. This makes the spike in crude prices especially worrisome, since the world's developed economies are still on fairly fragile footing."

2007!!!!!!
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1150210 Jun 13, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep that bubble of denial inflated. If it springs a leak, the truth may actually kill you.
You wouldn't know the truth if it bit you in the butt nitwit. You prove on a daily basis that you either don't know what the hell you're talking about or that you're simply a liar. Your ridiculous assertion which you've posted several times that we have a $20 trillion deficit when even the total debt isn't that high is a prime example.
Obama’s economic and social policies are to the right of Kennedy’s, Eisenhower’s, Nixon’s, and even some of Reagan’s. If Obama’s a socialist, then Eisenhower, who had a 91% top tax rate, was a Republican Marxist.
So put up or shut up Carol, come up with something Obama has enacted or even proposed that's radical.
So where did you do your research on Martin Luther?
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#1150211 Jun 13, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
What a dumbass! The article you're citing actually proves that stonings and forced marriages are contrary to Muslim beliefs.
You seem to have missed these parts;
“O you who believe, you are forbidden to inherit women against their will, and you should not treat them with harshness…And live with them honorably. If you dislike them, it maybe that you dislike a thing and All&#257;h brings through it a great deal of good.”(Qur&#702;&#257; n, 4:19)
Statistics show that Pakistan is the third most dangerous country for women to live in[i]. How's that for a country claiming to live by the traditions of Prophet Mu&#7717;ammad, whose last advice to men of his nation was
“Treat your women well and be kind to them”.
While Pakistan's majority population is Muslim, it is evident to anyone who has studied Islam even superficially that the culture and especially its treatment towards women is far from Islamic teachings.
While marriages where daughters are forced to marry a man picked by the family—including in the educated families—remain common in Pakistan, Islam abolished forced marriages 1400 years ago.
The Prophet, said,“A matron shouldn't be given in marriage until she is consulted, and a virgin shouldn't be given in marriage until her permission is sought…”(Tirmidhi: 1107)
Moreover, forced marriages are annulled in Islam:
“A virgin came to the Prophet,, and mentioned that her father had married her against her will, so the Prophet,, allowed her to exercise her choice.(Abu Dawud)
You and other bigots like Carol simply want to smear an entire religion because of cultural practices in some regions that have nothing to do with Islam at all.
Also you and Carol have the reading comprehension of a gerbil.
If you see an idiot, you're looking in a mirror Nosewax.
Blind in one eye ...can't see out of the other ..eh duhPont?
Need a REALITY reminder?

14-Year-Old Girl Shot For Going To School in Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl who dared to speak out against a ban on female education,

Who shot Malala?

.......Various extremist groups that unite under an umbrella organization known as Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), or the Pakistani Taliban, have bombed hundreds of schools in the tribal regions and in the Swat Valley.

In 2007, the TTP ruled the area with an iron fist, destroying non-religious schools and setting up independent courts that administered a harsh interpretation of Islamic law.

Taliban militants specifically targeted Yousafzai for her work to encourage women’s education and rights.

Three years ago, Yousafzai won international recognition for writing a blog about her experiences for the British Broadcasting Corporation. In her diary, Yousafzai chronicled life in the Swat Valley under the brutal rule of the Taliban, who carried out public floggings, hung dead bodies in the streets and threatened families that allowed their girls to go to school....

Da Silva, H et al. "14-Year-Old Girl Shot For Going To School in Pakistan" WEB. 10/10/2012. PBS.org

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1150212 Jun 13, 2014
Homer wrote:
I feel bad for moderate and real conservative Republicans, the Tea Baggers are ripping the party apart and ensuring they will never win the presidency.
I respectfully disagree. The moderates stirred their looney base up with hate, lies and spin. Now they are reaping what they've sown. Fck'm, they got what they deserve.

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