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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“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1151183 Jun 15, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Everyone knows that Bush lied about Hussein's possession of chemical and biological weapons to fool congress into voting for his resolution.
Hillary Clinton in her floor speech supporting the resolution:
"Some people favor attacking Saddam Hussein now, with any allies we can muster, in the belief that one more round of weapons inspections would not produce the required disarmament, and that deposing Saddam would be a positive good for the Iraqi people and would create the possibility of a secular democratic state in the Middle East, one which could perhaps move the entire region toward democratic reform.
This view has appeal to some, because it would assure disarmament; because it would right old wrongs after our abandonment of the Shiites and Kurds in 1991, and our support for Saddam Hussein in the 1980's when he was using chemical weapons and terrorizing his people; and because it would give the Iraqi people a chance to build a future in freedom.
However, THIS COURSE IS FRAUGHT WITH DANGER. We and our NATO allies did not depose Mr. Milosevic, who was responsible for more than a quarter of a million people being killed in the 1990s. Instead, by stopping his aggression in Bosnia and Kosovo, and keeping on the tough sanctions, we created the conditions in which his own people threw him out and led to his being in the dock being tried for war crimes as we speak.
IF WE WERE TO ATTACK IRAQ NOW, ALONE OR WITH FEW ALLIES, IT WOULD SET A PRECEDENT THAT COULD COME BACK TO HAUNT US. "
Bush lied and soldiers died.
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.
DOD

Stillwater, OK

#1151184 Jun 15, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Everyone knows that Bush lied about Hussein's possession of chemical and biological weapons to fool congress into voting for his resolution.
Hillary Clinton in her floor speech supporting the resolution:
"Some people favor attacking Saddam Hussein now, with any allies we can muster, in the belief that one more round of weapons inspections would not produce the required disarmament, and that deposing Saddam would be a positive good for the Iraqi people and would create the possibility of a secular democratic state in the Middle East, one which could perhaps move the entire region toward democratic reform.
This view has appeal to some, because it would assure disarmament; because it would right old wrongs after our abandonment of the Shiites and Kurds in 1991, and our support for Saddam Hussein in the 1980's when he was using chemical weapons and terrorizing his people; and because it would give the Iraqi people a chance to build a future in freedom.
However, THIS COURSE IS FRAUGHT WITH DANGER. We and our NATO allies did not depose Mr. Milosevic, who was responsible for more than a quarter of a million people being killed in the 1990s. Instead, by stopping his aggression in Bosnia and Kosovo, and keeping on the tough sanctions, we created the conditions in which his own people threw him out and led to his being in the dock being tried for war crimes as we speak.
IF WE WERE TO ATTACK IRAQ NOW, ALONE OR WITH FEW ALLIES, IT WOULD SET A PRECEDENT THAT COULD COME BACK TO HAUNT US. "
Bush lied and soldiers died.
Wrong on the chemical WMD's they were not only found and destroyed but our troops suffered terrible sicknesses from these chemical compounds. Google Gulf War Syndrome and educate yourself. Furthermore, Saddam used chemical WMD's on the Kurds and killed men, women and children so quickly they died where they stood didn't even have a chance to run and hide. Google that also WARNING: pictures are graphic in nature.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1151185 Jun 15, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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If you were to take a deep breath of yourself, you'd pass out.
You can't recognize your caretakers for their masks and Hazard Suits.
"shinningelectron"
I do not know if "poop's" caretakers wear Hazzard Suits, but rhey aklways take a shower after they feed him and change his Depends.
Peace

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1151186 Jun 15, 2014
Nostrilis Waxmoron wrote:
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Do you realize you are supporting Hillary Clinton with this post? You make the case that the Iraq war was a good idea and that Hillary thought so too.
Hillary thought ignoring Americans in Benghazi was a pretty good idea too. That's going to come back to bite her on her fat ass.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1151187 Jun 15, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Everyone knows that Bush lied about Hussein's possession of chemical and biological weapons to fool congress into voting for his resolution.
Hillary Clinton in her floor speech supporting the resolution:
"Some people favor attacking Saddam Hussein now, with any allies we can muster, in the belief that one more round of weapons inspections would not produce the required disarmament, and that deposing Saddam would be a positive good for the Iraqi people and would create the possibility of a secular democratic state in the Middle East, one which could perhaps move the entire region toward democratic reform.
This view has appeal to some, because it would assure disarmament; because it would right old wrongs after our abandonment of the Shiites and Kurds in 1991, and our support for Saddam Hussein in the 1980's when he was using chemical weapons and terrorizing his people; and because it would give the Iraqi people a chance to build a future in freedom.
However, THIS COURSE IS FRAUGHT WITH DANGER. We and our NATO allies did not depose Mr. Milosevic, who was responsible for more than a quarter of a million people being killed in the 1990s. Instead, by stopping his aggression in Bosnia and Kosovo, and keeping on the tough sanctions, we created the conditions in which his own people threw him out and led to his being in the dock being tried for war crimes as we speak.
IF WE WERE TO ATTACK IRAQ NOW, ALONE OR WITH FEW ALLIES, IT WOULD SET A PRECEDENT THAT COULD COME BACK TO HAUNT US. "
Bush lied and soldiers died.
Clinton Lied and America Died.

It's the culture..
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1151188 Jun 15, 2014
Nostrilis Waxmoron wrote:
<quoted text>
Obviously congress didn't authorize the war in Iraq, that's a fact.
Someone sent the troops to Iraq, that's a fact.
That someone was George Bush, that's a fact.
You're a moron, that's a fact.
Facts don't cease to exist simply because you ignore them.
Idiot:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/107-20...

H.J.Res. 114 (107th): Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1151189 Jun 15, 2014
Nostrilis Waxmoron wrote:
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Yep. Show me where in the Iraq Liberation Act (referenced below) where Bush was authorized to send TROOPS to Iraq.
Here's a quote from the Iraq Liberation Act that Clinton signed:
"Saddam is the problem and he cannot be part of any solution in Iraq.
Therefore, President Clinton's action today is the most appropriate
response to Saddam. Let him know that Iraqis will rise up to liberate
themselves from his totalitarian dictatorship and that the US is ready
to help their democratic forces with arms to do so."
Two important facts you ignore.
1. US is ready to supply arms, NOT INVADE WITH TROOPS.
2. Iraqis, NOT US TROOPS, will rise up to liberate themselves.
http://www.fas.org/news/iraq/1998/11/01/98110...
Facts don't cease to exist simply because you ignore them.
You and facts don't get along ding-a-ling Ghost.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1151191 Jun 15, 2014
Nostrilis Waxmoron wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep. Show me where in the Iraq Liberation Act (referenced below) where Bush was authorized to send TROOPS to Iraq.
Here's a quote from the Iraq Liberation Act that Clinton signed:
"Saddam is the problem and he cannot be part of any solution in Iraq.
Therefore, President Clinton's action today is the most appropriate
response to Saddam. Let him know that Iraqis will rise up to liberate
themselves from his totalitarian dictatorship and that the US is ready
to help their democratic forces with arms to do so."
Two important facts you ignore.
1. US is ready to supply arms, NOT INVADE WITH TROOPS.
2. Iraqis, NOT US TROOPS, will rise up to liberate themselves.
http://www.fas.org/news/iraq/1998/11/01/98110...
Facts don't cease to exist simply because you ignore them.
You are getting smaller. Everything goes right over your head.
GayGhostsmama

Palm Coast, FL

#1151192 Jun 15, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Or maybe he just has a low tolerance for stupid and lying social ingrates like them and you.
You're a stupid, lying social ingrate with a low tolerance for intelligent voters who knew better than to elect an incompetent, inexperienced, unqualified puppet of the corrupt Chicago Democratic Machine, Honey?

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#1151193 Jun 15, 2014
The fact that the south are picking tea baggers over long standing conservatives means the GOP is almost certainly finished as a party. There will most likely be a split and the radical right will never see government again.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1151194 Jun 15, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
The fact that the south are picking tea baggers over long standing conservatives means the GOP is almost certainly finished as a party. There will most likely be a split and the radical right will never see government again.
Any fool who says he knows the GOP is almost certainly finished as a party, is likely telling you what he thinks rather than what he knows you dumbass.

And... every family has one weird relative. If you don't now who it is, then it's probably you Greg.

It's the culture
DOD

Stillwater, OK

#1151195 Jun 15, 2014
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1151196 Jun 15, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
One day you'll wipe the sleep stuff from your eyes & realize there is a difference between calling for regime change through sanctions & supporting opposition forces than getting 4500 soldiers killed in a war.
Evidently, you don't give a rat's ass about those that died or that George W Bush lied to take us there.
Sadam didn't get rid of anything,.
If they were gone, why wouldn't he let the inspectors in? Well?
sanctions never work....

supporting Islamic terrorists, as Obama has done in Libya, Syria, and other countries, is a huge mistake.....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1151197 Jun 15, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe all his mounting lies and scandals force us thinking people to do that. Just sayin'
--Angela
the stench of the rotting Obama Regime will drag down all DemoKKKrats, including Hillary....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1151198 Jun 15, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>That's some really funny chit, keep chugging the right wing lies and blather dummy.
BTW babe Ollie North live and in person in Mt. Dora Tuesday the 17th signing copies of his new, cough, book.
Bring tubby along__plenty of handicapped parking across from the COC.
your "cough" affectation is as limp as Patrick's wrist.....

Ollie North is an American hero, unlike Obama's poster boy Bergdahl......
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1151199 Jun 15, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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You are one batshit crazy looney bin.Thanks for being a bagger. Americas answer to Al Qaeda...You still mad at me for busting you lying about your military service...Typical bagger.
anybody like you who feels the constant need to brag about a military career is either a draft-dodger like Realslime or a deserter like Bergdahl....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1151200 Jun 15, 2014
Nostrilis Waxmoron wrote:
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Car sales up 8%!(GM was saved by Obama and is now one of the top automakers in the world!)
sales volume isn't everything.....

Government Motors makes the worst cars in the world (and did so before Obama bailed them out).....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1151201 Jun 15, 2014
DOD wrote:
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Common sense says: " it was Bush's war to execute while he was president"
Common Sense says: "it was Obama's war to complete as long as he is president" Obama ignored the exit strategy of his top military advisors. Did you not notice a 'cleansing' of all the top brass in the military during Obama's reign?
Obama wanted generals who were more committed to diversity than to fighting....

the only purpose of the military is to kill people and break things......
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1151202 Jun 15, 2014
how many people will Obama's Islamic friends slaughter when they capture Baghdad????...

and will the Obama media cover the bloodbath????....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1151203 Jun 15, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You're not a messenger fkface, you're a brain damaged right wing troll.
GFY
Realslime is a draft-dodging scumbag, wallowing in booze.....

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