Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1395447 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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TPRTY

United States

#1150385 Jun 13, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>As we quietly release prisoners in Afghanistan in preparation of getting the fuhell out of that shthole too.
You're a moron!
Actually the ¨moron¨ is that old, wrinkled fk you see in the mirror -- you know, the Topix poseur who pretends to know the military and political strategy of the hapless Obama regime floundering in the Middle East, Asia and North Africa.

You're laughably pathetic, Mr. power voter.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1150386 Jun 13, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>It likely will end up being partitioned__hard to pick a winner in that scenario though.
what makes you think that Obama's Al Qaeda buddies will settle for just part of Iraq????......

or stop at the Kuwait border????....
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1150387 Jun 13, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Imagine if COMPETENCE had prevailed and the initial switch of 15 peons for Boew B had been considered...rather than the just more "dazed and confused LACK of leadership" that WAS.
The five ranking/active Taliban operatives recently released, ya know...just before this coinkdink all this Taliban seige broke out---might've still be contained.
Ahhh, the wonder of the Foreign Policy FAILURES, over the past recent few years.
Just flckn Uhhhhhmazing.
Good weed up your way eh?

What would you have traded for Bergdahl__if anything?

Be honest now.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#1150388 Jun 13, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>And__ISIS just grabbed $425 Million in cash from a bank in Mosul. according to one Israeli news agency.
Interestingly, Israeli news is not going wild over the Iraq goings on just yet.
One more for your EYE Openor for today-

(CNN)-- An audio message believed to be from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri sought to halt infighting among jihadist groups in Syria, urging them instead to turn their arms against Shiites.

In a 26-minute audio message posted on a jihadist website Friday, al-Zawahiri called on the Syria's al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as al-Nusra Front, to stop fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of the message.

A voice that appears similar to previous messages from al-Zawahiri ordered al-Nusra general commander "Abu Mohammed al-Joulani and soldiers in al-Nusra front, and all other mujahedeen groups in Syria, to immediately stop fighting and aggression against their brothers and all Muslims, and should focus on fighting the enemies of Islam from Baathists,(Alawites) and their Shiite allies."

The al Qaeda leader also passed on orders for ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his followers to focus on the fight in Iraq, where sectarian violence has reached the highest levels in more than five years, often pitting Sunnis, a minority in Iraq, against Shiite Muslims...

< http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/03/world/meast/aym... ;

Have a nice CLUE filled day-
DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHmm(ies)
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1150389 Jun 13, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>With a couple of rivers a bay and a nearby ocean Chesapeake Virginia will likely disappear before Miami does. Actually that region is already in peril from storm surges.
the only people affected by storm surges are those foolish enough to build too near the water....
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#1150390 Jun 13, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Good weed up your way eh?
What would you have traded for Bergdahl__if anything?
Be honest now.
The fifteen peons...a simple jurgas could've handle that...and avoided a lot of BS.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1150391 Jun 13, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Good weed up your way eh?
What would you have traded for Bergdahl__if anything?
Be honest now.
a side of pork.....
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1150392 Jun 13, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
what makes you think that Obama's Al Qaeda buddies will settle for just part of Iraq????......
or stop at the Kuwait border????....
It will be Obama bin Lyin' who will stand with Al Qaeda when the political winds shift in any ugly direction...

It's the culture...
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#1150393 Jun 13, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
the only people affected by storm surges are those foolish enough to build too near the water....
Building right near nasty, over fished Chesapeake bay waters-not worth it.

TOO many TAXES !!!
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#1150394 Jun 13, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
a side of pork.....
Nono,,, in dat culture eets be few cups of Tea and some mixed nuts (or something similar)!!
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#1150397 Jun 13, 2014
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>It will be Obama bin Lyin' who will stand with Al Qaeda when the political winds shift in any ugly direction...
It's the culture...
Imer thinkin REAL got stumped on the 1918 history question.

MR -got a check mark by YOUR name on the bboard of Worms too.

(where the scowl at icon....it's scowl 13 Friday.)
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#1150399 Jun 13, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Good weed up your way eh?
What would you have traded for Bergdahl__if anything?
Be honest now.
And now pardon--while I go try and decimate some...they ruin the GOOD kind of plantings.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1150401 Jun 13, 2014
Alison Spann was just 9 when she learned her father, a U.S. Marine-turned CIA operative, had become the first American killed in the war in Afghanistan. Thirteen years later, she found out her country had freed the Taliban leader behind his death.

In the time between, Spann has cherished the memory of her father, Johnny Micheal “Mike” Spann, who was killed during a Nov. 25, 2001 prisoner uprising at a northern Afghanistan compound where he was interrogating Taliban fighters. The 32-year-old was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony in which he was lauded by then-CIA Director George Tenet for trying to build a "better, safer world." His daughter has since grown up and recently graduated from Pepperdine University, even as more than 2,300 Americans have died fighting in Afghanistan.

But nothing prepared Alison Spann for news that Mullah Mohammad Fazi, the unquestioned leader of the prisoners at the compound where her father was killed, had been traded along with four cohorts held at Guantanamo Bay for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held by the Taliban for nearly five years..

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1150404 Jun 13, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Iraq and the Illusion of Control
Reihan Salam does his best to make the case that U.S. forces should have remained in Iraq after 2011. He even invokes Scowcroft:
As Scowcroft explained to Voice of America News in January of 2012, just weeks after withdrawal was complete, Iraq’s political leadership still needed to learn to make compromises among various ethnic, sectarian, and ideological factions. And in his view,“those compromises are probably easier to make in the embrace of a U.S. presence.” The end of the U.S. presence meant that these compromises were less likely, and that a war of all against all was much more likely.
Scowcroft is often right, but in this case his argument doesn’t hold up very well. This suffers from the same flaw that mars the rest of Salam’s article, which is the expectation that an American military presence gives the U.S. the ability to “shape” political outcomes in a significant and constructive way. This overlooks the fact that the U.S. was remarkably unsuccessful in influencing Maliki’s behavior during the years when the U.S. was fully occupying the country. The assumption that an American presence would make it easier for different factions to compromise ignores that the eruption of sectarian bloodletting took place under U.S. supervision, and it also fails to take into account that opposing the U.S. presence served as a rallying point for both Shia militias and jihadist groups.
The U.S. is sometimes successful at installing its preferred leader in another country, but it has a very poor track record when it comes to influencing his decisions later on. We imagine that we have a degree of influence and even control in these arrangements that doesn’t exist. Does anyone seriously believe that Maliki would not have consolidated and abused his power if there were an additional ten or twenty thousand American soldiers in the country? I don’t think so. More to the point, wouldn’t Maliki have had an incentive to disregard U.S. advice in order to demonstrate that he wasn’t a puppet and wouldn’t be dictated to by Washington? Of course, it was politically impossible for an Iraqi government to agree to Washington’s terms for an extended U.S. military presence, but even if it hadn’t been there is no reason to think that the U.S. would have been able to stop Maliki from abusing his power or prevent the uprising that is now taking place. The only thing that a residual presence would have achieved would have been to keep the U.S. at war in Iraq with no end in sight.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
200 Americans surrounded by terrorists …
Blood-thirsty, Moslems practicing Islam, terrorists have cut off their escape routes, leaving hundreds of Americans fighting for their lives at this very moment. So what does your president do? he is on his way to golf in Psalm Springs. What happened to no American left behind?
TPRTY

United States

#1150405 Jun 13, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
please stay dead.....
Have to laugh at these sudden patriots and their fake concern and outrage at what is currently taking place in Iraq. Their only concern is the latest opportunity to deflect attention away from the Keystone Kop in the WH.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1150406 Jun 13, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Imer thinkin REAL got stumped on the 1918 history question.
MR -got a check mark by YOUR name on the bboard of Worms too.
(where the scowl at icon....it's scowl 13 Friday.)
Common sense is a flower that doesn't grow in Realtime's garden.

It's the culture...
Jean

Newburgh, NY

#1150407 Jun 13, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>200 Americans surrounded by terrorists …
Blood-thirsty, Moslems practicing Islam, terrorists have cut off their escape routes, leaving hundreds of Americans fighting for their lives at this very moment. So what does your president do? he is on his way to golf in Psalm Springs. What happened to no American left behind?
Got a really great idea. How bout you and all the rest of the foxbot, nationbuilfing pro Iraq war RWNJ's get the hell over there to rescue them?
Get going.....I'll pay your way loudmouth chickenhawk hypocrite.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1150408 Jun 13, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> It's up to my bunker and I will be headed that way for a while in two weeks after my oldest child gets back from Harvard.

They have Burger King in Harvard????
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1150409 Jun 13, 2014
Jean wrote:
<quoted text>
Got a really great idea. How bout you and all the rest of the foxbot, nationbuilfing pro Iraq war RWNJ's get the hell over there to rescue them?
Get going.....I'll pay your way loudmouth chickenhawk hypocrite.
The
progressives should drop Jean off to the caves of Afghanistan then Iraq. Jean can then sell al qaeda and the Muslims on Gay sex, abortion and Gay Marriage and end this endless war you idiot...

All aboard??

It's the culture...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1150410 Jun 13, 2014
John Galt wrote:
Alison Spann was just 9 when she learned her father, a U.S. Marine-turned CIA operative, had become the first American killed in the war in Afghanistan. Thirteen years later, she found out her country had freed the Taliban leader behind his death.
In the time between, Spann has cherished the memory of her father, Johnny Micheal “Mike” Spann, who was killed during a Nov. 25, 2001 prisoner uprising at a northern Afghanistan compound where he was interrogating Taliban fighters. The 32-year-old was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony in which he was lauded by then-CIA Director George Tenet for trying to build a "better, safer world." His daughter has since grown up and recently graduated from Pepperdine University, even as more than 2,300 Americans have died fighting in Afghanistan.
But nothing prepared Alison Spann for news that Mullah Mohammad Fazi, the unquestioned leader of the prisoners at the compound where her father was killed, had been traded along with four cohorts held at Guantanamo Bay for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held by the Taliban for nearly five years..
The leader of the prisoners? The prisoners who were being, cough, questioned by the CIA?

Fazi was the commander of Taliban forces (chief of staff) during Taliban rule__he was a government figure.

Fazi was one of the original Gitmo prisoners__and was never charged.

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