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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The fantasy that prior American policy was insensitive to Muslims and did not differentiate sufficiently between Islam and al-Qaeda has been an article of faith of this administration.

Go back and review the initial Obama interview with al-Arabiya or the loud professions of CIA director John Brennan, who was Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser at the time of the Benghazi attack.

The corollary of this fantasy was also natural:

The greater worry is anti-Islamic bigotry and prejudice, not heightened awareness of the propensity for certain people to commit terrorism in the supposed service to Islam.

This odd mindset explains both the Orwellian euphemisms (overseas contingency operations, man-caused disasters, workplace violence, violent extremism, etc.) and the collective madness of some career-minded bureaucrats competing with one another in the public arena with their politically correct nonsense (cf. the Muslim Brotherhood as “secular,” NASA’s “foremost” mission as Muslim outreach, or jihad as a “holy struggle”).

That groupthink was based on the flawed idea that the more we deny an Islamic catalyst to terrorism, the more there will be none.

The problem was not just that elites seeking to ingratiate themselves with the Obama administration routinely indulged in such willful blindness, but that these absurdities filtered down to the day-by-day protocols of our intelligence and law-enforcement bureaus.

In almost every major recent terrorist incident in which Americans have been attacked, the question is not whether, but on how many occasions, American intelligence agencies knew of, and had good cause to detain, the eventual perpetrators, whether Anwar al-Awlaki, Nidal Malik Hasan, or Carlos Bledsoe.

Those on the ground in Benghazi had warned their State Department superiors that American facilities were in danger from attacks by Islamic radicals.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was visited by the FBI and known to the CIA for his overt jihadist sloganeering.

In each instance, the warning signs were ignored. These omissions raise the question: Why?

um....political correctness is more important the using common sense?
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RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Al Qaeda was not in Iraq prior to our invasion. I thought we went in to dethrone Sadam. Will you Right whiners make up your minds!
Now Afghanistan attacked us?
Overlook Homers remarks on the topic, he's still working out question number one!
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The anti-Bush narrative from 2003 to 2008 (spawned by the unexpected luxury of no further 9/11-like terrorism) was largely that reactionaries and bigots had cooked up a war on terror against nonexistent enemies.

Or maybe these paranoid sorts had even goaded otherwise moderate Muslims into terrorism by their counterproductive anti-terrorism protocols: Take away the Guantanamo Bay “recruiting tool” or Iraq as a “provocation,” and, presto, Islamic-inspired terrorism itself wanes.

In near religious fashion, almost every time Barack Obama traveled abroad in his first three years as president, he evoked Guantanamo. It became a sort of verbal tic, intended to denigrate his predecessor and showcase his own multicultural brand.

Alas, for all the obsequiousness and cash, U.S. popularity in the Middle East is as low as it was under Bush.

Yet privately, Obama and his supporters hedged somewhat, in fear that the odious Bush might have been onto something about radical Islam.

Thus, rather quietly, President Obama immediately embraced almost all the Bush-Cheney anti-terrorsim policies and even expanded some of them, with the full knowledge that his own base would prove quite flexible now that he was president.

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DBWriter wrote:
I just love this so-called "liberal" so-called "logic":
Let's kill all infants a mother doesn't want, then let's go half way around the world to adopt one.
How about this:
Everyone knows where babies come from.
Everyone has access to birth control.
Everyone should be responsible for their own choices. If you choose to f**k some worthless dirtbag who doesn't give a sh*t about you, you have to live with the consequences derived directly from your own choices.
You say you need availability of abortion. What you really need is to use birth control and make better choices in the people you drop your drawers for.
Everyone does not have access to birth control. The best most effective methods are expensive. They require a doctor's appointments, prescriptions & follow ups.

As for better availability of these more reliable options, talk top the Pope & Republicans.
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Does this President and the WH communicate with each other…Carney: White House notified of IRS targeting tea party 'several weeks ago;' Obama: I found out Friday!! Today the Washington Post gave the President Four Pinocchio after Carney statement we can add another one!!

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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Naaahhh, that's just your period; silly
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Eman wrote:
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Is calling tut the boy king racist?
Big surprise, Eman jumps in to protect the use of slurs. Calling a black man "boy" is a racist slur. Everyone know this.
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DBWriter wrote:
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In case you just woke up from a fifteen-year, Abu Nidal, for one.
In case this information wasn't in your indoctrination sessions, Saddam Hussein was giving money to mothers of suicide bombers.
In case you were still abducted by aliens at that time, Afghanistan attacked us on September 11, 2001.
When did the aliens return you to Earth?
Abu Nidal was murdered in Iraq most likely upon the orders of Saddam. Saddam also hated OBL and stated that he'd kill him with his own hands. Saddam, the paper tiger, did not need the aggravation of international terrorists at the same time that he was suffering under punishing UN sanctions.

Saddam had "reportedly" paid some families of suicide bombers "as much as" $35,000. The number and total of payments remains in dispute.

You are a fkn lying birther, conspiracy loon and topix troll, nothing you post is true or even plausible. Go away and take all your hats along witcha.

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sonicfilter wrote:
Fox And Issa Claim There's A Difference Between An "Act Of Terror" And A Terrorist Attack
On September 13, 2001, former President George W. Bush described the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks as an "act of terror."
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/05/13/fox-a...
Impeach Bush!
belated, but a very worthy cause.
Hey Sonic, even your liberal WaPO give O'bama 4 big noses to go along with his two big dumbo ears:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-chec...

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<quoted text> Al Qaeda was not in Iraq prior to our invasion. I thought we went in to dethrone Sadam. Will you Right whiners make up your minds!
Now Afghanistan attacked us?
If you want to understand what the terrorist threat is, you must educate yourself with Wahhabism.
All Suni terrorists are Wahhabists.
bin Laden was a Wahhabist before the Soviet Union put troops in Afghanistan.
We went to remove Saddam Hussien from power in Iraq. An idiot could tell you the Wahhabist jihad was going to come fight us regardless of where we went. The spillover benefit of taking out Saddam Hussein was we would be able to fight the war the Wahhabists jihad started there, close to our supply lines, easily accessible by water, and it split the Terrorist Empire that stretched unbroken from Morocco to Tibet in half, and it isolated the terrorist states of Syria, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Any jihad army that wanted to go to Afghanistan to fight us would first have to cross Iraq. We just cut their supply line and fought them half way there.
Bush gave the order to remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq.
Mission Accomplished.
The Islamic jihad was crushed in Iraq.
Mission Accomplished.
Iraq became a functioning democracy.
Mission Accomplished.
Everything was "mission accomplished" until Obama took office. Now, Al Qaeda is attacking us again as if they are on a schedule. I'm betting that is related to the Wahhabist Muslim Brotherhood having a permenant presence in the White House.

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fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Is that like Bill Clinton’s “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is”?
They're both Democrats, both slime-balls, and both dishonest as the day is long. Either Obama is a clueless dupe or he's a lying POS; there's no middle ground. One way or the other, it disqualifies him from being in charge of anything, much less POTUS.
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DBWriter wrote:
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In case you just woke up from a fifteen-year, Abu Nidal, for one.
In case this information wasn't in your indoctrination sessions, Saddam Hussein was giving money to mothers of suicide bombers.
In case you were still abducted by aliens at that time, Afghanistan attacked us on September 11, 2001.
When did the aliens return you to Earth?
1 terrorist necessitated a full scale invasion? Afghanistan attacked us on September 11, 2001, does anyone else subscribe to this theory?

Didn't said terrorist actually arrive after the invasion?

Weren't suicide bombers actually in Iraq and being used again after the invasion?

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RealDave wrote:
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Everyone does not have access to birth control. The best most effective methods are expensive. They require a doctor's appointments, prescriptions & follow ups.
As for better availability of these more reliable options, talk top the Pope & Republicans.
Tell me one American that does not have access to birth control.
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flack wrote:
<quoted text> Just where did I say we had him in a secure area? I said he was contained. Bring him to justice? Making a matyr would have been the worse thing at the time. It was better that he fell off the Earth into obscurity.
You specifically said a secured compound...Put down that pipe, pill popper.

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flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, they were supporting terrorism. Just like the IRA. Just like Iraq. What part of "terrorist groups and the governments that support them' CAN'T YOU UNDERSTAND!!!!!!!
Wow, if Bin Laden was hiding in the Sudan again, Flack says we would still have invaded Afghanistan.

Terrorists have camps in a wide range of countries & remain there with little government hassle. Why Afghanistan??? There were camps in North Africa, Yemen, Sudan, etc.

You people are wacked out.

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Eman wrote:
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We could have gone after obl without invading. There was more to it than obl being there.
So, was that a yes or no. Would we have invaded Afghanistan if Bin Laden was not there.

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Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Okay, I guess I'm going to have to just post what was in this article.
"Shortly after the gruesome discovery of aborted babies in a dumpster behind Dr. Alberto Hodari's Womancare abortion facility in early March, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society discovered the mutilated bodies of aborted babies in another dumpster at Women's Advisory Clinic in Livonia, Michigan, owned by Dr. Reginald Sharpe."
http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/05/08/idU...
This was in 2006 and in just one state.
I cringe at how prevelant this is in 2013 in all states.
“Several years ago, when 17,000 aborted babies were found in a dumpster outside a pathology laboratory in Los, Angeles, California, some 12-15,000 were observed to be black.”

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Liberal Group ProPublica Spills the Beans to Try to Save their Asses

The division of the Internal Revenue Service that improperly scrutinized the tax-exempt status of conservative groups sent confidential information on 31 conservative groups to the well-funded liberal nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica, according to a revelation made by ProPublica Monday.

“The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election released nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups to ProPublica late last year,” according to the ProPublica report.

“In response to a request for the applications for 67 different nonprofits last November, the Cincinnati office of the IRS sent ProPublica applications or documentation for 31 groups. Nine of those applications had not yet been approved — meaning they were not supposed to be made public.(We made six of those public, after redacting their financial information, deeming that they were newsworthy.),” according to ProPublica.

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Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Abu Nidal was murdered in Iraq most likely upon the orders of Saddam. Saddam also hated OBL and stated that he'd kill him with his own hands. Saddam, the paper tiger, did not need the aggravation of international terrorists at the same time that he was suffering under punishing UN sanctions.
Saddam had "reportedly" paid some families of suicide bombers "as much as" $35,000. The number and total of payments remains in dispute.
You are a fkn lying birther, conspiracy loon and topix troll, nothing you post is true or even plausible. Go away and take all your hats along witcha.
... goddam idiots....
What was Abu Nidal doing in Iraq in the first place? How long was he there before he died?(You can use the qualifier "most likely" in any explanation you provide.)

It's "Usama" and "Obama". You get the two confused. I can understand that.

Let's see now...
You are Saddam Hussein. Bill Clinton has been bombing you for a little less than 10 years. A representative of Al Qaeda asks permission for a jihad army to cross Iraq to go to Afghanistan to kill Americans.
Do you say "yes" or "no"?
It was well documented that international terrorists transited through Iraq. Even the Shi'ite terrorists transited through Iraq to get to the Bekka Valley and terrorize Israel. War supplies for terrorists were carried on trucks through Iraq.
"... reportedly...." I suppose Saddam Hussein appearing on television giving money to mothers of suicide bombers fits the description of "reportedly".
"... birther...." Well, the birth certificate shown on the White House website is very obviously fraudulent. What other proof do you have?
"... conspiracy loon...." One of the most common human characteristics is to engage in conspiracies. How old were you when you the first time you engaged in a conspiracy? When was the last conspiracy you engaged in? Did you participate in a conspiracy today?
There is no magic level of society or government when the genetically programmed instinct to cooperate in an activity with other humans against an unknowing victim magically disappears. to engage in conspiracies is one of the most common of human characteristics. It happens at all levels of society and government. For instance, Hillary and Panetta killing bin Laden while Vallerie Jarrett and Obama didn't even have a clue the operation was happening until it was leaked to Jarrett about 40 minutes before the SEAL Team landed, when she summoned Obama from the golf course. That was a conspiracy between Hillary and Panetta.
"... troll...." Would that be anyone who doesn't swallow your garbage and shows you to be an ignorant buffoon?

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Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Wait a minute...I just had a flashback...
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/09/16/us/white-ho...
An official with the Internal Revenue Service admitted that legal opponents of former President Bill Clinton were singled out for tax audits according to court documents made public this week.
"What do you expect when you sue the president?" senior IRS official Paul Breslan told Judicial Watch, the Washington-based legal watchdog group that had filed 50-plus legal actions against the Clinton administration and subsequently found itself in the IRS’s cross hairs…
"There were literally six witnesses in the room when Breslan told us we should have expected an audit," Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman revealed. "Four of them were lawyers."
http://rense.com/general24/irs.htm
GFY "While few are defending the Internal Revenue Service for targeting some 300 conservative groups, there are two critical pieces of context missing from the conventional wisdom on the “scandal.” First, at least from what we know so far, the groups were not targeted in a political vendetta — but rather were executing a makeshift enforcement test (an ugly one, mind you) for IRS employees tasked with separating political groups not allowed to claim tax-exempt status, from bona fide social welfare organizations. Employees are given almost zero official guidance on how to do that, so they went after Tea Party groups because those seemed like they might be political. Keep in mind, the commissioner of the IRS at the time was a Bush appointee.

The second is that while this is the first time this kind of thing has become a national scandal, it’s not the first time such activity has occurred.

“I wish there was more GOP interest when I raised the same issue during the Bush administration, where they audited a progressive church in my district in what look liked a very selective way,” California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said on MSNBC Monday.“I found only one Republican,[North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones], that would join me in calling for an investigation during the Bush administration. I’m glad now that the GOP has found interest in this issue and it ought to be a bipartisan concern.”

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