Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1383834 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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Patrick

United States

#1150354 Jun 13, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Before I go. It will not partitioned. The Islamic Revolution will take over Iraq and Syria then spread across the whole middle east if not checked. This is going to turn out real bad!!!!!!!! The word caliphate comes to mind.
Doubt if Arabs will be ruled by Persians.
Iran may have limited role.
Bush invasion of 2003 comes home to roost

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1150355 Jun 13, 2014
flack wrote:
By the time this ditherer gets around to doing something it will be to late! Mark my words!!!
U.S. weighs Iraq airstrikes, Obama says he won't send combat troops
By Barbara Starr and Tom Cohen, CNN
updated 12:19 PM EDT, Fri June 13, 2014
NEW: U.S. aircraft carrier heading to the Persian Gulf, source says
U.S. airstrikes could prove ineffective, planners say
ISIS lacks bona fide targets, could disperse fighters among civilians
[Adds breaking news update 12:11 p.m.]
."
NEWSFLASH: THERE ARE SOMETHINGS IN THIS WORLD THAT ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

We need to learn to butt out of Iraq,the minute we invaded its fate was sealed. George H.W. Bush understood that back in 92, which is why he left Saddamin power.

Too bad the average Republican is stuck on stupid and can't learn from the past.

Can you say Vietnam? If we go back into Iraq, that is what we will be getting into, another internal civil war, that we can't influence the outcomeof and will only cost us American lives and taxpayer dollars
TPRTY

United States

#1150356 Jun 13, 2014
Jean wrote:
Okay...just stopped by to remind all you RWNJ's to just STFU about what's happening in Iraq. As we all told you....nationbuilding in the middle of a hotbed of hundreds of years of religious and ethnic warfare ain't gonna work.
But...but...

The United States will be a long-term partner for “a strong and sovereign Afghanistan,” Obama said at a press conference with Karzai following their summit at the White House.

Obama and Karzai said security gains must be matched by political progress, and they committed to supporting a reconciliation process between the Afghan government and the Taliban. They were in agreement on the Taliban opening an office in Qatar where direct talks would take place between the Afghan government and the Taliban with support from regional countries, including Pakistan.

Direct ¨talks¨ with the Taliban. Sweet.¨Reconciliation.¨ Sounds like a plan, huh? What could possibly go wrong?
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1150357 Jun 13, 2014
Realtime wrote:
My oh my__the troll shyt is certainly piling up in here today.
Yeah you Realtime, factually our little hitler and local radical islamist apologist of the first order you loser 24/7 spending all day whining about obama you idiot...

It's the culture...

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1150358 Jun 13, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Before I go. It will not partitioned. The Islamic Revolution will take over Iraq and Syria then spread across the whole middle east if not checked. This is going to turn out real bad!!!!!!!! The word caliphate comes to mind.
Do you really think Shia dominated Iran will let Sunni dominated IIsl do that??? Man you really have no understanding of Middle Eastern politics do you?

BTW care to guess who is the financial and moral supporter of The Islamic Revolution is??

I'll give you a hint, the Royal family is so close to the Bush family, oneis actually called Bandar Bush.
Oh Dat Barry Soetoro

New York, NY

#1150359 Jun 13, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
Barry Obama Soretoro or whatever = Jimmy Carter Jr.
That's a low blow to Jimmy.

Barry is changing his name again when he leaves the office:

Barry Soetoro O'Bumbles bin Lyin
Oh Dat Barry Soetoro

New York, NY

#1150360 Jun 13, 2014
flack wrote:
On another note in my 56 years of life never have I heard a president use the words I, my, me,or mine more than this clown. This narcissistic loser thinks he's king!
King of Campaigning and Selfies.

There has never been a more unflattering photo of a First Lady than when Moochelle was making a face at the foolishly grinning Obammy at Mandela's funeral.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1150361 Jun 13, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yes I do! From usgovernmentspending.com
Recent US Federal Deficit Numbers
Obama Deficits
FY 2015*:$564 billion
FY 2014*:$649 billion
FY 2013:$680 billion
FY 2012:$1,087 billion
FY 2011:$1,300 billion
FY 2010:$1,294 billion Bush Deficits
FY 2009†:$1,413 billion
FY 2008:$458 billion
FY 2007:$161 billion
FY 2006:$248 billion
FY 2005:$318 billion
Now who spends like a maniac?
If you aree going to list Bush deficits, I must insist that you factor n the costs of both the Iraq and Afghanistan war. The Bush administration kept them off the budget books by calling them special appropriations. Something that President Obama stopped immediately when he took office, so the American public knew what the war was costing them

until you do that, you are comparing applies to oranges
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#1150362 Jun 13, 2014
Realtime wrote:
Iran is deploying three divisions of it's Republican Guard to Iraq__Shiite militias are gearing up for a battle with ISIS and Kurds are heading to Tikrit to protect the oilfields.
Sunnis won't fight Sunnis.
The Iraqi military station in Ninevah Province took off their uniforms and hauled azz leaving their weapons including helicopters and tanks behind.
Police are also fleeing.
It's being reported that over 90,000 Iraqi military have deserted rather than face off with only a few thousand militants.
And we should NOT arm the militants (any further)!!!

A rigged election and a continuation of the war with the Taliban could lead to thousands of casualties, tens of thousands of refugees, a humanitarian crisis and international terrorist groups returning to Afghanistan.

The world will have no will to intervene once again, and the neighbouring states will pour in money and arms to try and control some of the warlords.

As the Americans leave and in order to highlight these outstanding problems, what is needed is a genuine neutral mediator who can help all the elements in this complex equation reach the right conclusions.

The United Nations or the European Union or individual, non-controversial countries such as Norway or Germany could play such a role.

The tragedy is that the US and Nato-led war has emasculated the potential peacemakers and mediators.

We need to prepare for the Western withdrawal now by building a major Western Diplomatic initiative that will REPLACE Western military force.
---
Ahmend, R. "Viewpoint: Afghanistan has more to worry about than US bases" (Guest columnist) BBCNews/Asia. Jan. 2, 2014

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NO MORE Arms or AMMO to Terrorism!!!!!!!!!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1150363 Jun 13, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yes I do! From usgovernmentspending.com
Recent US Federal Deficit Numbers
Obama Deficits
FY 2015*:$564 billion
FY 2014*:$649 billion
FY 2013:$680 billion
FY 2012:$1,087 billion
FY 2011:$1,300 billion
FY 2010:$1,294 billion Bush Deficits
FY 2009†:$1,413 billion
FY 2008:$458 billion
FY 2007:$161 billion
FY 2006:$248 billion
FY 2005:$318 billion
Now who spends like a maniac?
Thanks for sharing , up up up under Bush, then we had to pay for all Bush's mistakes and as you note it's headed down and back to being balanced again.
Too bad Obama can't run again and continue the trend, hopefully we won't get a Republican in there to fck it all up again like Bush did.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#1150364 Jun 13, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
<quoted text>
But...but...
The United States will be a long-term partner for “a strong and sovereign Afghanistan,” Obama said at a press conference with Karzai following their summit at the White House.
Obama and Karzai said security gains must be matched by political progress, and they committed to supporting a reconciliation process between the Afghan government and the Taliban. They were in agreement on the Taliban opening an office in Qatar where direct talks would take place between the Afghan government and the Taliban with support from regional countries, including Pakistan.
Direct ¨talks¨ with the Taliban. Sweet.¨Reconciliation.¨ Sounds like a plan, huh? What could possibly go wrong?
Would you like to repeat that for the clueless and DENSER among us?

(Batton down the Continental North America Oil hatches, cause duh Pers. Gulf's looking like some dat der Talicane weather be on the horizans!!!!!!!!!!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1150365 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.
Most bunkers are below ground but have it your way. What do you have a treehouse?
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1150366 Jun 13, 2014
Has anyone seen/heard from Biden? GALLUP: Prez not 'honest, trustworthy'! After six years Liberals/Democrats still making excuses for Obama’s Incompetence!!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1150367 Jun 13, 2014
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
If you aree going to list Bush deficits, I must insist that you factor n the costs of both the Iraq and Afghanistan war. The Bush administration kept them off the budget books by calling them special appropriations. Something that President Obama stopped immediately when he took office, so the American public knew what the war was costing them
until you do that, you are comparing applies to oranges
Flack doesn't understand all that stuff.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1150368 Jun 13, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
<quoted text>
But...but...
The United States will be a long-term partner for “a strong and sovereign Afghanistan,” Obama said at a press conference with Karzai following their summit at the White House.
Obama and Karzai said security gains must be matched by political progress, and they committed to supporting a reconciliation process between the Afghan government and the Taliban. They were in agreement on the Taliban opening an office in Qatar where direct talks would take place between the Afghan government and the Taliban with support from regional countries, including Pakistan.
Direct ¨talks¨ with the Taliban. Sweet.¨Reconciliation.¨ Sounds like a plan, huh? What could possibly go wrong?
As we quietly release prisoners in Afghanistan in preparation of getting the fuhell out of that shthole too.

You're a moron!
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1150369 Jun 13, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
Doubt if Arabs will be ruled by Persians.
Iran may have limited role.
Bush invasion of 2003 comes home to roost
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than your sincere ignorance and unconscious stupidity Patrick...

Hope and Change were the easiest lies to sell the Hopeless democRat...

It's the culture...
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#1150370 Jun 13, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
Doubt if Arabs will be ruled by Persians.
Iran may have limited role.
Bush invasion of 2003 comes home to roost
It would NOT have mattered if YOU had been POTUS Patrick-
THAt is how it's Always roled-when dealing w the middle east.
Like it or Not.

Saddam Hussein’s Iraq had extensive ties to terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda, according to an official report published by the Pentagon’s Institute for Defense Analyses and released through the Joint Forces Command.

That report, Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights from Captured Iraqi Documents, came up with some startling revelations in its 59 pages:

• Saddam’s Iraq trained terrorists for use inside and outside Iraq and in 1999 sent 10 terrorist-training graduates to London to carry out attacks throughout Europe.(Page 1)

• Saddam’s Iraq stockpiled munitions (including explosives, missile launchers and silencer-equipped small arms) at its embassies in the Middle East, Asia and parts of Europe.(Pages 3-4)

• In September of 2001, Saddam’s Iraq sought out and compiled a list of 43 suicide-bomb volunteers in a “Martyrdom Project.”(Pages 7-8)

• The report contains language from a captured Iraqi document which references an attempted assassination of Danielle Mitterand, wife of French President Francois Mitterand, by car bomb.(Page 11)

• The report’s authors describe Saddam’s Iraq as a “long-standing supporter of international terrorism” including several organizations designated as international terrorist organizations by the US State Department.(Page 13)

• Among the organizations that captured Iraqi documents indicate were supported by Saddam’s Iraq were:(Pages 13-15).

> Fatah-Revolutionary Council (Abu Nidal Organization).(Author’s note: Abu Nidal was generally considered the world’s most dangerous terrorist in the late 1980s.)

> Palestine Liberation Front (led by Abu al-Abbas).(Author’s note: Abbas was the mastermind of the Achille Lauro hijacking and the murderer of American Leon Klinghoffer.)

> Renewal and Jihad Organization, which the Iraqi documents describe as a “Secret Islamic Palestinian Organization” that “believes in armed jihad against the Americans and Western interests.”

> Islamic Ulama Group, a radical Islamist group in northern Pakistan.

> The Afghani Islamic Party, led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.(Author’s note: Hekmatyar is an Afghan mujahideen warlord who is worked with Osama Bin Laden during the 1990s. US intelligence agencies have lost track of Hekmatyar, but believe that he was trying to join Al Qaeda in 2002 when he released a video message calling for armed jihad against the United States. Reports from BBC-TV and CNN claim that Hekmatyar helped Osama Bin Laden escape from Tora Bora in 2002.

> Islamic Jihad Organization (Egyptian Islamic Jihad). This is perhaps the most startling revelation in the report. Egyptian Islamic Jihad was founded and led by Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, now Al Qaeda’s co-leader. The group is most infamous for the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. Zawahiri is known to have worked in the Al Qaeda organization since its inception, while he was still leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad in fact. Al Qaeda was started around 1989 and Zawahiri is said to have been a senior member from its earliest days. He was present in Afghanistan with Bin Laden at the time and later he was in Sudan with Bin Laden until being expelled in 1996 and eventually returning to Afghanistan. In 1998, Zawahiri formally merged Egyptian Islamic Jihad with Al Qaeda and has served as co-leader of Al Qaeda ever since. Iraq’s relationship with Egyptian Islamic Jihad was so close that captured documents indicate that Iraq was able to request that the group hold off on operations against the regime in Egypt in 1993.

In other words, Saddam’s Iraq had a longstanding relationship with the co-leader of Al Qaeda.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1150371 Jun 13, 2014
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...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1150372 Jun 13, 2014
Flack thinks the budget resets to zero when the new person takes office. What a moran.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1150373 Jun 13, 2014
Bush dumped it all on the next guy and got the hell out of dodge in 2009.

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