Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1396269 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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TheIndependentMa jority

Elyria, OH

#1151338 Jun 16, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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So how many nukes did they find. How many up to date canisters or poison gas rockets?
You have no clue what pressure was put to sign that agreement. Maliki said no. You want our troops there anyhow. How stupid can you get.
How a but you ask the guys and girls, whose specific jawb it were, to find and disable such DAILY, while there..DUH A Vey.

I'm certain you WILL find some real life, actually FACTUAL (unlike yur blowbag bullchit hot air clouds of denial) substantiations of finding such often enough, despite you having your head up yer azz about the REAL truth of it all.
TheIndependentMa jority

Elyria, OH

#1151339 Jun 16, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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HEY STUPID! Like it or not Al-Maliki is the elected leader of Iraq and it's he not the president of another country that gets to call the shots on the presence of foreign military personnel within his borders.
Iraq and Afghanistan were unnecessary distractions. The only reason that Al Qaeda has any presence in Iraq is because your hero George W Bush let them in.
You're an idiot Carol; you always have been and always will be!
LIBYA DuPont.
FAILED Foreign Policy.

WTH WERE we doing in LIBYA-aside from breaching the CONSTITUTION and the War Powers Act, creating prime environments for failed statehoodieisms and regional weakness, and aiding and abetting armament to terrorist for the Arab spring uprisings?

Please jutt answer the kwestshun.
TheIndependentMa jority

Elyria, OH

#1151341 Jun 16, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Fox News' Fairytale Timeline Of The Iraq War
A Fox News timeline stripped more than six years of the Iraq War from the record in order to link escalating violence in Iraq to decisions made by the Obama administration.
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/06/12/fox-n...
Ignorant, empty bobblehead jackboot libuhrulTic FAILYtale tunnel vision of duh werld-

It 2014, dat guy with duh majikurl stick is prezidink, al qeader is decimated, and duh werld will lives happily ever after.

ID_EE_YUTS.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1151342 Jun 16, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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Only in your delusional dreams dumbass.
Mornin' Dummy.

62% acceptance rate!

ROTFLMAO!!!!!
TheIndependentMa jority

Elyria, OH

#1151343 Jun 16, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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Iraq's army is corrupt and ineffective in the last week. Quoting one of their generals in interesting?
"Generals on both sides - ;-)
Would you have the US still in Iraq with thousands more live lost?˜
Which other contrives do you wish to invade?
Wasn't LIBYA enough for you Constitutional breaching, War Powers Act ignoring lunaTic type demoncRats?
Sam

United States

#1151344 Jun 16, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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How a but you ask the guys and girls, whose specific jawb it were, to find and disable such DAILY, while there..DUH A Vey.
I'm certain you WILL find some real life, actually FACTUAL (unlike yur blowbag bullchit hot air clouds of denial) substantiations of finding such often enough, despite you having your head up yer azz about the REAL truth of it all.
Chemical weapons were used on the Kurds and wiped out villages of men, women and children were all killed right where they stood. Later our soldiers suffered from a debilitating symptoms that was later called Gulf War Syndrome due to chemical compound exposure.

I thought everyone knew that about Iraq. Guess not.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1151345 Jun 16, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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And where were your heroes Bush and Cheney while Kerry volunteered for Vietnam and also one of the most dangerous assignments in that country? So the fact that Kerry not only showed courage and loyalty to his country while Bush-Cheney- Rumsfeld and all of the "Chickenhawks" showed their cowardly ways tells us all far more about your lack of respect while revealing your political fanaticism. So you are doing the very same things that was done to Duckworth, and Max Cleland. You baggers are worse for this nation than is the Taliban.
Tammy Duckworth gets booed by the Vets when she walks into Hines VA, every time. She never met a cut to the Vets she didn't like. Duckworth now does her photo-ops at Jesse Brown. Hines VA, with in the last six months, was forced to take down the huge framed pictures of GW and Cheney in the front lobby and put up O'bama and Biden. Even though O'bama has been the President for almost six years. The Vets threw such a fit that they moved the pictures of GW and Cheney around the corner and let them stay on the VA wall to quell the outrage of the VETERANS. Now what does that tell you?
TheIndependentMa jority

Elyria, OH

#1151346 Jun 16, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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Kurds have been semi independent since the First Gulf War
President G H W Bush conducted this war well, victory and then out.
The Sykes–Picot Agreement held until now and was imposed by European Powers.
Carol seems defensive regarding Bush's mistakes and rambles regarding partisan politics?
Republican President Reagan withdrew after the attack in Lebanon andPresident G H W Bush after the First Gulf war.
Let Europe intervene as they created the Sykes–Picot Agreement
Oh...that was YOU on duh History quest huh Patrick?

My bad lol.
TheIndependentMa jority

Elyria, OH

#1151347 Jun 16, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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What crisis? They need to be left alone to work out their own borders. This whole mess started with Britain trying to define countries borders for them. All it did was feed hatred.
WRONG.
WRONG.
and WRONG.

That was JUST THIS centuries antics,

DUHMazz.
TheIndependentMa jority

Elyria, OH

#1151348 Jun 16, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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radical Islam recognizes no borders, no laws, and no standards of human behavior or decency.....
these people, these friends of yours, are subhuman savages......
Ignorant empty bobblehead jackboot licking libuhrultics on -
The Ottoman Empire

"It wuz awrl Bushes fawrlt".

(ID-EE-YUTS !!!!!!)
TheIndependentMa jority

Elyria, OH

#1151349 Jun 16, 2014
Sam wrote:
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Chemical weapons were used on the Kurds and wiped out villages of men, women and children were all killed right where they stood. Later our soldiers suffered from a debilitating symptoms that was later called Gulf War Syndrome due to chemical compound exposure.
I thought everyone knew that about Iraq. Guess not.
The DUHnial and/or brainlessness at the clueless ignorance of sometimes, is just unbelievable.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1151350 Jun 16, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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And where were your heroes Bush and Cheney while Kerry volunteered for Vietnam and also one of the most dangerous assignments in that country? So the fact that Kerry not only showed courage and loyalty to his country while Bush-Cheney- Rumsfeld and all of the "Chickenhawks" showed their cowardly ways tells us all far more about your lack of respect while revealing your political fanaticism. So you are doing the very same things that was done to Duckworth, and Max Cleland. You baggers are worse for this nation than is the Taliban.
I suppose since John Kerry turned his back and denied he was Jewish, pretending to be Irish for years, even though he knew he wasn't, it was nothing for him to turn his back on his country.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1151351 Jun 16, 2014
DOD wrote:
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1. Correct no one is disputing that fact.
2. No. It rooted Al Qaeda out of strongholds in Iraq which was the purpose of fighting terrorism.
3. Keeping a contingency group to guide Iraqi military was a sound exit strategy. Obama only wanted to get out he didn't care what the consequences of his actions were and we'll deal with that bad decision.
4. Lefties are widely known for their inability to use critical thinking skills in real life scenarios.
FACTS DON'T CEASE TO EXIST SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU IGNORE THEM.
Al Qaeda was not in Iraq under Sadam.

We can not keep troops in Iraq without a securitry agreement that protects our soldiers.

Right whiners are known to be liars, uneducated & uninformed.
TheIndependentMa jority

Elyria, OH

#1151352 Jun 16, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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The "State Department" is not stuck in the embassy. American contractors and others are "stuck" because they didn't listen to warnings. The decision to evacuate was left up to individuals. The United States does not control what they do. These people get themselves in this mess and now expect U.S. forces to save them. THAT is what I call arrogance.
In March, the state department warned U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq.
On June 11th the State Department sent out a reminder "of the ongoing security concerns in Iraq, including kidnapping and terrorist violence. The ability of the Embassy to respond to situations in which U.S. citizens face difficulty, including arrests, is extremely limited. "
"U.S. citizens in Iraq remain at high risk for kidnapping and terrorist violence. Methods of attack have included roadside improvised explosive devices (IEDs), including explosively formed penetrators (EFPs); magnetic IEDs placed on vehicles; human and vehicle-borne IEDs; mines placed on or concealed near roads; mortars and rockets; and shootings using various direct fire weapons. These and other attacks frequently occur in public gathering places, such as cafes, markets and other public venues. Numerous insurgent groups, including the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), previously known as al-Qa’ida in Iraq, remain active and terrorist activity and violence persist in many areas of the country at levels unseen since 2007. Iraqi forces are conducting military operations in Ninewah and Anbar Provinces against insurgent and terrorist organizations that have occupied territory and cities within those provinces. Fighting has been especially intense in the Northern Iraq city of Mosul with ISIL reportedly taking control of sections of Mosul including government facilities. Baghdad International Airport has been struck by mortar rounds and rockets, and the Mosul International Airport has been the target of militant assault. Due to the potential of political protests and demonstrations to become violent, U.S. citizens in Iraq are strongly urged to avoid protests and large gatherings."
Now these people are "stuck". Tsk, Tsk.
Wow...seems like that was the SAME dotdamn probel in LIBYA.

Waiver...waiver...

From libuhrulTic, wave of the hand.."they just a danger to they own country" dimwitted demoncRats with NO spines to even hold up they apparent one pea brain cell only...

them aint big, black flags waving everywhere...dem just "it awrl a vid-ee-yo fawlt" advertisements spway painted to look dat way.

WTH were we doing in LIBYA-Oh look...replinishments galore, terrorism amuck all over now!

DISGUSTING.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1151353 Jun 16, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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While Obama is fond of taking credit for ending the war in Iraq, in fact, the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) under which all U.S. combat troops were withdrawn at the end of 2011 was signed in 2008 under the Bush administration. Obama was critical of the SOFA and publicly stated that the troops should be withdrawn sooner..
Obama sought a new agreement with Iraq where 15,000 to 20,000 combat troops would remain beyond the deadline at the end of 2011; but “Obama insisted that it could only happen if Maliki requested it”, wrote investigative historian and journalist Gareth Porter, since the White House “was worried about losing support from the Democratic Party’s anti-war base as Congressional mid-term elections approached”.
The National Journal similarly observed: President Obama’s speech formally declaring that the last 43,000 U.S. troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year was designed to mask an unpleasant truth: The troops aren’t being withdrawn because the U.S. wants them out. They’re leaving because the Iraqi government refused to let them stay.
http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2012/10/2...
Al-Maliki is where he is now only because of our sacrifices in putting him there. Any amount of pressure would have been enough to persuade him of this fact I believe.
But as you can see, this was another political move by this president to appease his liberal base.
We don't wait for Maliki to "request" our presence there to protect those "we" died for.
If Baghdad falls into the hands of the enemy, Al-Maliki will be the first to regret Obama's decision to wait for an invitation. Not enough to justify the loss of American lives and treasure.
Ironically, Obama's political tactics sometimes backfire. The Iraqis who also wanted us out are now regretting it as well.
We look like the good guys again. We always were. That wasn't part of Obama's agenda.
You really don't get it do you nitwit? Al Maliki is the elected head of the Iraqi government and it's he, not the President of the United States that gets to say whether or not foreign military personnel get to stay in that country.
You're an idiot Carol; you always have been and always will be!
TheIndependentMa jority

Elyria, OH

#1151354 Jun 16, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Al Qaeda was not in Iraq under Sadam.
We can not keep troops in Iraq without a securitry agreement that protects our soldiers.
Right whiners are known to be liars, uneducated & uninformed.
Lets retiterate. A rose is a rose is a rose, with TONS of variations.

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.

DUHHHHHmmy.
TheIndependentMa jority

Elyria, OH

#1151355 Jun 16, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Al Qaeda was not in Iraq under Sadam.
We can not keep troops in Iraq without a securitry agreement that protects our soldiers.
Right whiners are known to be liars, uneducated & uninformed.
You do comprehend the word "VARIATIONS", correct pointy tin foil hathead Duh A Vey?

It's actually rather a critical point in comprehending anything further--for you..and ones like you.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1151356 Jun 16, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Al Qaeda was not in Iraq under Sadam.
We can not keep troops in Iraq without a securitry agreement that protects our soldiers.
Right whiners are known to be liars, uneducated & uninformed.
Left whiners are known to be liars, uneducated & uninformed Lap Dogs, just like you, BSer.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1151357 Jun 16, 2014
Sorry, my dog ate the Lois Lerner emails!

You can trust me!

This was just a phony scandal!

Suckers!

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1151358 Jun 16, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
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It's easy to call it a lie, now. At the time, when everyone was reading the same intel, the call to war was virtually unanimous and had been for years - distasteful as that may be.
We'll see if Obama has balls. The optimistically re-energized Islamists are betting he doesn't.
Not the "same intel" lie.

Congress only got what Cheney wanted them to get.

The "call to war" was manufactured using the mushroom cloud threat.

I love how you f*ckin' whiners protect a man that got 45000 soldiers killed in a made up war about oil.

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