Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1620220 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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Since: Mar 14

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#1153258 Jun 19, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
more likely you would just fall asleep, because it was absolutely boring and meaningless.....
In other words...same script, different day.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1153259 Jun 19, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Florida is a dump, a swamp unfit for humans....
Well...don't know if I'd go THAT far.

However, without A/C, Florida would become a swamp unfit for humans in a heartbeat.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1153260 Jun 19, 2014
Who lost Iraq? The Iraqis did, with an assist from George W. Bush

The first answer to the question is: Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki lost Iraq.

The prime minister and his ruling party have behaved like thugs, excluding the Sunnis from power, using the army, police forces and militias to terrorize their opponents. The insurgency the Maliki government faces today was utterly predictable because, in fact, it happened before. From 2003 onward, Iraq faced a Sunni insurgency that was finally tamped down by Gen. David Petraeus, who said explicitly at the time that the core element of his strategy was political, bringing Sunni tribes and militias into the fold. The surge’s success, he often noted, bought time for a real power-sharing deal in Iraq that would bring the Sunnis into the structure of the government.

A senior official closely involved with Iraq in the Bush administration told me,“Not only did Maliki not try to do broad power-sharing, he reneged on all the deals that had been made, stopped paying the Sunni tribes and militias, and started persecuting key Sunni officials.” Among those targeted were the vice president of Iraq and its finance minister.

But how did Maliki come to be prime minister of Iraq? He was the product of a series of momentous decisions made by the Bush administration. Having invaded Iraq with a small force — what the expertTom Ricks called “the worst war plan in American history”— the administration needed to find local allies. It quickly decided to destroy Iraq’s Sunni ruling establishment and empower the hard-line Shiite religious parties that had opposed Saddam Hussein. This meant that a structure of Sunni power that had been in the area for centuries collapsed. These moves — to disband the army, dismantle the bureaucracy and purge Sunnis in general — might have been more consequential than the invasion itself.

The turmoil in the Middle East is often called a sectarian war. But really it is better described as “the Sunni revolt.” Across the region, from Iraq to Syria, one sees armed Sunni gangs that have decided to take on the non-Sunni forces that, in their view, oppress them. The Bush administration often justified its actions by pointing out that the Shiites are the majority in Iraq and so they had to rule. But the truth is that the borders of these lands are porous, and while the Shiites are numerous in Iraq — Maliki’s party actually won a plurality, not a majority — they are a tiny minority in the Middle East as a whole. It is outside support — from places as varied as Saudi Arabia and Turkey — that sustains the Sunni revolt.

If the Bush administration deserves a fair share of blame for “losing Iraq,” what about the Obama administration and its decision to withdraw American forces from the country by the end of 2011? I would have preferred to see a small American force in Iraq to try to prevent the country’s collapse. But let’s remember why this force is not there. Maliki refused to provide the guarantees that every other country in the world that hosts U.S. forces offers. Some commentators have blamed the Obama administration for negotiating badly or halfheartedly and perhaps this is true. But here’s what a senior Iraqi politician told me in the days when the U.S. withdrawal was being discussed:“It will not happen. Maliki cannot allow American troops to stay on. Iran has made very clear to Maliki that its No. 1 demand is that there be no American troops remaining in Iraq. And Maliki owes them.” He reminded me that Maliki spent 24 years in exile, most of them in Tehran and Damascus, and his party was funded by Iran for most of its existence. And in fact, Maliki’s government has followed policies that have been pro-Iranian and pro-Syrian.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fareed...

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1153261 Jun 19, 2014
Deserves repeating...

Obama hasn't made a decision his entire presidency. He has a lot of meetings with his elite inner circle but doesn't listen or reach out to anyone else for advise. Even ObamaCare was put into the hands of Reid and Pelosi. Obama is not in charge. Make no mistake. He would rather do nothing and make no decision than risk making the wrong one that would stain his legacy...which is in his own mind at this point.

And again...who finds fault with rigid convictions? What the heck is the alternative? Flimsy ones?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1153262 Jun 19, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Shouldn't you be worried about those Cleveland Indians son?
yes, and the Golden State Warriors and the Red Mesa REDSKINS......

those folks from Red Mesa are particularly vicious racists....

of course, you do understand that the trademark cancellation has minimal effects on the Washington REDSKINS because of pooling of revenue....and that nothing prevents the REDSKINS from continuing to use their name and logo....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1153264 Jun 19, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Well...don't know if I'd go THAT far.
However, without A/C, Florida would become a swamp unfit for humans in a heartbeat.
Florida is also infested with dirtbag NYC Bocajews.....
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1153265 Jun 19, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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Unfortunately, as was stated in your article, the poll did not represent McCain's stance on Iraq. McCain does not want troops on the ground again and only criticized - rightly so - Obama's handling of withdrawing all troops too soon and not acting on the present crisis sooner.
It is Obama sending 275 military personnel into Iraq to protect U.S. citizens and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
Too little, too late.
Air strikes is the only viable option but Obama doesn't seem to think so.
He's not listening to the right people for the right advise either.
as long as the 'right people' had nothing to do with 'planning' the Iraq War Obama will do just fine.

i sure hope even you have enough sense to see that no on should listen to any of the Iraq War hawks. i can see no justification for it, but if you do have a case to make then try to make it, but history will not be on your side.
TPRTY

United States

#1153266 Jun 19, 2014
¨I have never seen such a bunch of crybaby liars in all my life as Flack & his whiner buddies¨-- so says RealDave.

Never? C'mon Dave! Are you really THAT fcking stupid and ignorant, Dave?

When the WH inhabitants aren't lying to cover up their latest failure, they're crying, whining and lying about the Tea Party and conservatives!

(Note my intentional omission of RINO GOP pols who are just as bad).
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1153267 Jun 19, 2014
We Don’t Need To Hear From Any Iraq War Hawks

....Every debate about foreign intervention over the last five years has included this observation that “X is not Iraq,” as if anyone seriously believed otherwise. Each time that opponents of intervention objected to the use of force and/or the arming of insurgents in Libya or Syria, hawks would give the reply,“No one’s calling for another invasion of Iraq!” Mind you, some people are proposing that the U.S. send some unspecified number of ground forces into Iraq, but we’re still being told that we should ignore the similarities to the pre-war debate from 2002-03 and the lessons available from the very recent American experience in that country. Regardless, comparisons with the original Iraq war debate don’t require us to believe that the proposed intervention is anything like the Iraq war. It is quite bad enough on its own. These comparisons are meant as a warning against endorsing the use of force without thinking through the consequences, which is one of the consistent bad habits of knee-jerk interventionists in every debate. They are also meant to remind us that interventionists routinely exaggerate threats in order to frighten people into supporting military action. This is happening again. For example, the Cheneys describe ISIS’ control of territory in Iraq as “a strategic threat to the security of the United States.” This is ridiculously wrong, as is everything they say that follows. Chait writes:

We shouldn’t disregard Dick Cheney’s arguments about Iraq because he’s Dick Cheney. We should disregard them because they’re stupid.

Well, yes. So Chait agrees that the Cheneys should “shut up,” or at least that everyone should ignore them, but just wants to phrase it in another way. That isn’t because Chait isn’t thinking about the problem, but because he has thought about it enough to know that Cheney and his daughter have zero credibility.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1153268 Jun 19, 2014
Thank Goodness McCain Isn’t President

Overall, McCain’s lack of awareness is truly impressive. There has been no one more active in pushing for U.S. military interventions around the world or more contemptuous of the protections of state sovereignty than he, and yet he reacts to these events as if they vindicate his reckless and aggressive foreign policy views. Russia’s incursion in Crimea is unfortunate and wrong, and Moscow would be wise to withdraw whatever forces it has inserted onto Ukrainian territory, but almost everyone most scandalized by this in the West has favored every illegal invasion or bombing campaign of the last 20 years. The complete inability to see that their own policies have prepared the way for other states to use military force in this way is pitiful and deplorable. That is just one more reason why we should heed nothing that they have to say about this or other foreign policy issues.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
TPRTY

United States

#1153269 Jun 19, 2014
UH, HELLO!

Iraq crisis: Isis jihadists 'seize Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons stockpile'

Huh? What?

Saddam Hussein's CHEMICAL WEAPONS STOCKPILE???

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/mid ...

So, how is the left explaining THIS little tidbit? You phonies still waiting to hear from your handlers?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1153270 Jun 19, 2014
How Obama Sets Himself Up To Fail in Foreign Policy

While the administration is frequently mocked for the “leading from behind” idea, these criticisms almost always miss the real problem with this approach.“Leading from behind” in practice means that the U.S. allows its policy towards a particular country to be defined by the allies and clients that seek to drag America into the conflicts they wish to fight, and in policy debates at home it means being guilted into taking action that the administration seems to know won’t achieve anything desirable. Diplomacy with Iran is perhaps the only major issue where the U.S. has rebuffed or ignored the whining of its clients and domestic hawks, and it is there that the U.S. has made the most progress. There is almost no part of Obama’s foreign policy that wouldn’t benefit from indulging foreign clients less and ignoring domestic hawks more.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

so the next time someone wants to talk about foreign policy polling, explain to them that if Obama would just mind his own business.....

not the FOX take on the subject, but when was the last time they got anything right? oh, wait. Cheney got his ass reamed on FOX yesterday. ok, so they get it right on occasion.
Patriot

Loveland, CO

#1153271 Jun 19, 2014
"In order to Finalize the New World Order process, we need a 3rd World War to Exterminate 90% of the Global Population. This will Resolve the problem of Human overpopulation, as well as put an End to Civil Disobedience. We will then Proceed to Automize Industry and Create a Globalized Feudalist System in the name of Saving our planet." (their world is built on lies and deception and their word can Never be trusted - http://biblehub.com/john/8-44.htm )

Jeff Rothschild
VP of Facebook Speech given in China

- ALSO -

Empire Of The City (States)~ The Crown – Washington DC – The Vatican

http://www.shiftfrequency.com/empire-of-the-c...

Rothschild –‘The City’– World Conquest –“We Own You – We Will Take Everything”

http://centurean2.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/ro...

Words of Wisdom

The Wise and Foolish Builders

“Therefore everyone who hears these Words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on The Rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on The Rock. But everyone who hears these Words of Mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” http://biblehub.com/matthew/7-24.htm vs 24-27, http://biblehub.com/nlt/revelation/18.htm

http://biblehub.com/romans/9-33.htm

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1153272 Jun 19, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text> It's your vodka, lily. There is such a thing as a drunk democrat, and you are a prime example.
She ain't drunk, she's just drinkin'.
http://www.google.com/url...

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1153273 Jun 19, 2014
May 1961 - President Kennedy sends 400 American Green Beret 'Special Advisors' to South Vietnam to train South Vietnamese soldiers in methods of 'counter-insurgency' in the fight against Viet Cong guerrillas.

Sound familiar?
TPRTY

United States

#1153276 Jun 19, 2014
OK, we're told;

“There is no military solution to the situation in Iraq, certainly not one led by the United States. The United States won’t support one sect in Iraq at the expense of another.”

Then we're told;

¨[G]oing forward, we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if and when we determine that the situation on the ground requires it.”

And;

[Obama] will deploy up to 300 American military advisers to Iraq, as instability in the country mounts.

What the f**k? Yet you fools will nod in agreement and say,'Wow, what a great idea from a great leader.'

LMAO!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1153277 Jun 19, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
May 1961 - President Kennedy sends 400 American Green Beret 'Special Advisors' to South Vietnam to train South Vietnamese soldiers in methods of 'counter-insurgency' in the fight against Viet Cong guerrillas.
Sound familiar?
Did Ike send any US military advisers and equipment to South Vietnam?

Ike__Eisenhower__remember him?

Is you google down dumbazz?

Did you ever find your draft card? Did have a 1V-F ???
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1153278 Jun 19, 2014
Patriot wrote:
"In order to Finalize the New World Order process, we need a 3rd World War to Exterminate 90% of the Global Population. This will Resolve the problem of Human overpopulation, as well as put an End to Civil Disobedience. We will then Proceed to Automize Industry and Create a Globalized Feudalist System in the name of Saving our planet." (their world is built on lies and deception and their word can Never be trusted - http://biblehub.com/john/8-44.htm )
Jeff Rothschild
VP of Facebook Speech given in China
- ALSO -
Empire Of The City (States)~ The Crown – Washington DC – The Vatican
http://www.shiftfrequency.com/empire-of-the-c...
Rothschild –‘The City’– World Conquest –“We Own You – We Will Take Everything”
http://centurean2.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/ro...
Words of Wisdom
The Wise and Foolish Builders
“Therefore everyone who hears these Words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on The Rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on The Rock. But everyone who hears these Words of Mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” http://biblehub.com/matthew/7-24.htm vs 24-27, http://biblehub.com/nlt/revelation/18.htm
http://biblehub.com/romans/9-33.htm
So__did you ever get to the bottom of that Loosiana sinkhole? How about that stinky lake in SoCal??

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1153279 Jun 19, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) has heard just about enough from Dick Cheney these days.
During a fiery interview Thursday on MSNBC, Meeks couldn't hide his anger toward the former vice president, who has re-emerged in recent days to condemn the Obama administration for its handling of Iraq.
The New York congressman said he doesn't view the deteriorating security situation in Iraq as an "imminent danger" to the U.S. and he blasted Cheney for "irresponsible decisions" during the vice president's time in office.
"How dare he come and raise his ugly head at this time. I'm sorry. I'm upset about that," Meeks told anchor Tamron Hall.
Meeks said he voted against authorizing the use of force in Iraq in 2002 because George W. Bush and company failed to make a convincing case. Now, Meeks just wishes Cheney would just go away.
"He was dead wrong then and he's dead wrong now and he's never been right," he said. "I just wish we would stop covering him because all the evidence is in. Everything that he said back in 2002, 2003 has been proven wrong."
"The guy should just go stay retired, you know, take care of his health and just keep his mouth shut," Meeks added.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gregory...
"sonic"
You come thru as expected. You support those who would stem any dissenting views. Are you saying that Cheney has no right to opine? He does not have the right to opine? Only those on the left have the right to offer their views?
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1153280 Jun 19, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
OK, we're told;
“There is no military solution to the situation in Iraq, certainly not one led by the United States. The United States won’t support one sect in Iraq at the expense of another.”
Then we're told;
¨[G]oing forward, we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if and when we determine that the situation on the ground requires it.”
And;
[Obama] will deploy up to 300 American military advisers to Iraq, as instability in the country mounts.
What the f**k? Yet you fools will nod in agreement and say,'Wow, what a great idea from a great leader.'
LMAO!
I would be curious as to your solution General?

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