Obama backs renewed Mideast peace effort

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Reporting from Dresden, Germany and Los Angeles - A day after he called for new relations with the Muslim world, President Obama today urged an increased effort to help Israel and the Palestinians negotiate peace.
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Cara

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Jun 5, 2009
 
How convenient that President Obama has the Holocaust to show off his great love for Elie Wiesel (funny but during the campaign it was Farakkan and his supporters that were much more prominent) and "the Jews."

While in Saudi Arabia and Egypt he's praising the Muslim "religious tolerance" and letting the world know that he believes Iran's nuclear threats deserve to be respected.

We are looking at the classic "the Jews" we love. Israel "not so much."

Bad mistake.

On 9/11 it was extremist MUSLIMS that attacked the US.

Not Israelis.
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Jun 5, 2009
 
Unlike the dimwits who voted for him, the rest of the world will want to see action, not hear words.
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Jun 5, 2009
 
Hey Messiah -- get back here and deal with American problems.

Also, why is the price of gas skyrocketing again? Where is crybaby Durbin? Where are the Dem's solutions? Time for less words of Hope and Change and more action!!!!!!!
Pawface

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Jun 5, 2009
 
Can't people just let go? Barack O'Bama is the freakin President of the United States.(Period...) Deal with it....get used to it....it is reality!

The man is trying his best to salvage the good relationships before President Cheney and his sidekick GWB messed them all up.

I had the opportunity to visit Dresden last year in September. It is a beautiful city..I really like the way they rebuilt the church. It was rather chilly in mid September; but my German colleagues were very kind in showing the city.
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Jun 5, 2009
 
Relations with Germany are at a low not seen in years. Obama has managed to mangle our relationship with the largest and strongest economic power in Europe. Merkel has no use for Obama's socialist policies. After all, the Germans lived through Willy Brandt and his wetdreams of Marxism as well as the "National Socialists" aka Nazis. They know a MESS when they see one.

First he insults Great Britain and the Queen. Next Germany. Our closest allies. Our most loyal allies. As he bows to the Saudi King and NBC's Brian Williams bows to him.

Sick. They guy's a menace.
Joke of a Change

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Jun 5, 2009
 
This guy should be tried for treason. He is selling out our country to anyone who wants to listen. In every speach he makes he puts down our country. If you want to be a muslim like your daddy, Osama, then join your "brothers" in the sand and stay out of our country.
KTM

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Jun 5, 2009
 
Pawface wrote:
Can't people just let go? Barack O'Bama is the freakin President of the United States.(Period...) Deal with it....get used to it....it is reality!
The man is trying his best to salvage the good relationships before President Cheney and his sidekick GWB messed them all up.
I had the opportunity to visit Dresden last year in September. It is a beautiful city..I really like the way they rebuilt the church. It was rather chilly in mid September; but my German colleagues were very kind in showing the city.
"Messed them all up". That certainly is a strange way of looking at things. People, cultures, countries, regions of the Middle East have been "messed up" for a lot longer then when Bush and Obama showed up my small minded friend. There have been differences, conflict, battles, an wars fought in the Middle East for thousands of years. Bush and Cheney inherited (sound familar Obama lovers) a Middle East situation, dealt with it the best way they knew how, and then left office after two highly successful terms in office. Now it's Obama turn.

But Obama has a small problem. He likes to think everyone in the Middle East that doesn't like each other can let by-gones be by-gones, pretend that what's happen in the past didn't ever happen. Well, Obama is just wrong to think that. Some young pup President isn't going change the past for all the different factions in the Middle East.

Obama can "try his best" all he wants. Until he accepts the past and the history of that region as his starting point, he's going to get nowhere fast. I guess that would be Obama dealing with the situation that he inherited.
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Jun 5, 2009
 
KTM wrote:
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"Messed them all up". That certainly is a strange way of looking at things. People, cultures, countries, regions of the Middle East have been "messed up" for a lot longer then when Bush and Obama showed up my small minded friend. There have been differences, conflict, battles, an wars fought in the Middle East for thousands of years. Bush and Cheney inherited (sound familar Obama lovers) a Middle East situation, dealt with it the best way they knew how, and then left office after two highly successful terms in office. Now it's Obama turn.
But Obama has a small problem. He likes to think everyone in the Middle East that doesn't like each other can let by-gones be by-gones, pretend that what's happen in the past didn't ever happen. Well, Obama is just wrong to think that. Some young pup President isn't going change the past for all the different factions in the Middle East.
Obama can "try his best" all he wants. Until he accepts the past and the history of that region as his starting point, he's going to get nowhere fast. I guess that would be Obama dealing with the situation that he inherited.
What exactly was highly successful in the Bush/Cheney administration? The deficit he created when he was given a surplus? The body count in Iraq? The economic free fall he decided to do nothing about?

I also think that you have a tilted view of what Obama is trying to do with his Middle East tour this week. He is laying ground work and stating what his hopes and intentions are in the process of trying to move forward in the Middle East region. How dare he hope for peace?!!? That's ludicrous...

I would hate to say it, but the cowboy days of Bush & Cheney are over. Their foreign policy in the region and their arrogance toward "those old europeans" (I believe is how they said it) is what hurt our relationship with Europe. Certainly not the first 100 days of the Obama administration. Do you think the fact that we got our good buddies Britain involved in the Iraq war and cost them soldiers' lives maybe hurt our relationship with them? Perhaps more so than touching the Queen? Please. For crying out loud...gain some historical perspective.
Tom Araya

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Jun 5, 2009
 
Obama is a diplomat. He is behaving like a uniter instead of a divider. BushCo. left a huge mess behind whether some of you care to admit or not. Behaving like an arrogant A-hole is not the way to win anyone's heart or mind.
dick wood

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#10
Jun 5, 2009
 
obama will be providing suicide vests to his muslim buddies soon, white folks beware.
dick wood

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Jun 5, 2009
 
obama will be providing suicide vests to his muslim bro's soon, whitey beware
Marine

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Jun 5, 2009
 
What an absolute fool Obama is, not to mention the most arrogant figure that has walked the worlds stage!
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Joke of a Change wrote:
This guy should be tried for treason. He is selling out our country to anyone who wants to listen. In every speach he makes he puts down our country. If you want to be a muslim like your daddy, Osama, then join your "brothers" in the sand and stay out of our country.
Care to give an actual example of him "putting down this country"????
Springfield

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Jun 5, 2009
 
Pawface wrote:
Can't people just let go? Barack O'Bama is the freakin President of the United States.(Period...) Deal with it....get used to it....it is reality!
The man is trying his best to salvage the good relationships before President Cheney and his sidekick GWB messed them all up.
I had the opportunity to visit Dresden last year in September. It is a beautiful city..I really like the way they rebuilt the church. It was rather chilly in mid September; but my German colleagues were very kind in showing the city.
So, did they tar and feather you in Dresden when you were there? Bush was the president then and according to the faithful follower's of Obama, the entire world hated America before he came to power, especially every Muslim on the planet.

Did you get greeted with Boo America - Down with Bush? Go home Yankee dog, American Infadel?

After you respond with a few Obama Youth Squad talking points, be sure to tell me which countries you visited that weren't begging for US dollars, medical supplies and military assistance, trying to get thier people citizenship here in America.

I always get a good belly laugh out of people who claim everyone hates America and Americans based on the Bush administration, yet so many come here by the boat loads wanting to live here, get educated here, get medical procedures done here before they die waiting for the socialized medicine their home country provides and of course the ever popular, Democracy and freedom we so enjoy.

They hate us but want to be like us, live with us and enjoy a lifestyle without fear of government control and meniacle rule. Yeah, we're the bad guys of the planet, so bad we're looked up to by sooooo many!
Springfield

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Long Term Memory Loss wrote:
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What exactly was highly successful in the Bush/Cheney administration? The deficit he created when he was given a surplus? The body count in Iraq? The economic free fall he decided to do nothing about?
I also think that you have a tilted view of what Obama is trying to do with his Middle East tour this week. He is laying ground work and stating what his hopes and intentions are in the process of trying to move forward in the Middle East region. How dare he hope for peace?!!? That's ludicrous...
I would hate to say it, but the cowboy days of Bush & Cheney are over. Their foreign policy in the region and their arrogance toward "those old europeans" (I believe is how they said it) is what hurt our relationship with Europe. Certainly not the first 100 days of the Obama administration. Do you think the fact that we got our good buddies Britain involved in the Iraq war and cost them soldiers' lives maybe hurt our relationship with them? Perhaps more so than touching the Queen? Please. For crying out loud...gain some historical perspective.
Sorry but you obviously have no memory to lose to begin with. The EU was crated as direct competition with the prosperous and successful US Economy.

Again, with thte false and phoney Obama Youth Squad talking points of: Bush was so bad it will take a miracle to make people even talk to us anymore, let alone jump into the Obama love fest.

You're delusional and obviously dumb enough to believe whatever you're told to believe.
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Jun 5, 2009
 
Tom Araya wrote:
Obama is a diplomat. He is behaving like a uniter instead of a divider. BushCo. left a huge mess behind whether some of you care to admit or not. Behaving like an arrogant **** is not the way to win anyone's heart or mind.
Just a few examples please of the so-called arrogance? What were those "dividing" moments or situtationis created by Bush, again just a few examples to prove your Obama Youth Squad talking points.

No rhetoric please, just factual information.
Tom Araya

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Jun 5, 2009
 
Well wrote:
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Care to give an actual example of him "putting down this country"????
You won't receive the example you request. These fools are blinded by their own ideology. They are so stunted by the failure of Dubya that they will lash out for any reason. Obama could help a little old lady cross the street and these dill doughs would condemn him for his posture or diss the color of the shirt his wife was wearing while he performed the good deed. Expect nothing more from these bitter losers.
Tom Araya

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Jun 5, 2009
 
Springfield wrote:
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So, did they tar and feather you in Dresden when you were there? Bush was the president then and according to the faithful follower's of Obama, the entire world hated America before he came to power, especially every Muslim on the planet.
Did you get greeted with Boo America - Down with Bush? Go home Yankee dog, American Infadel?
After you respond with a few Obama Youth Squad talking points, be sure to tell me which countries you visited that weren't begging for US dollars, medical supplies and military assistance, trying to get thier people citizenship here in America.
I always get a good belly laugh out of people who claim everyone hates America and Americans based on the Bush administration, yet so many come here by the boat loads wanting to live here, get educated here, get medical procedures done here before they die waiting for the socialized medicine their home country provides and of course the ever popular, Democracy and freedom we so enjoy.
They hate us but want to be like us, live with us and enjoy a lifestyle without fear of government control and meniacle rule. Yeah, we're the bad guys of the planet, so bad we're looked up to by sooooo many!
I was vacationing in Florence, Italy w/my girlfriend. We stood in front of a restaurant contemplating whether we should go in or not. While we were standing there a guy walked out of the restaurant and hung a sign on the door which read, "We do not serve Americans. We are against the war." He wasn't really looking up to us nor was he wanting to be us.
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Jun 5, 2009
 
How about invading and occupying Iraq, which had no connection to 9/11 whatseoever? I think starting a needless war ceratinly qualifies as factual eveidence dont you?
Springfield wrote:
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Just a few examples please of the so-called arrogance? What were those "dividing" moments or situtationis created by Bush, again just a few examples to prove your Obama Youth Squad talking points.
No rhetoric please, just factual information.
Tom Araya

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Springfield wrote:
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Just a few examples please of the so-called arrogance? What were those "dividing" moments or situtationis created by Bush, again just a few examples to prove your Obama Youth Squad talking points.
No rhetoric please, just factual information.
"Bring it on" "Mission accomplished" "You are either with us or against us" Stumbling around the oval office muttering,"Hmmm. Those WMD's gotta be around here somewhere." Starting a couple of wars is certainly an example of dividing. I could truly go on and on. I decided to use no rhetoric, just quotes!

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