Obama, Clinton ill-equipped to lead nation at war

In response to Terri R. Jett's op-ed concerning Barack Obama , I would remind her that more important than all the issues she listed that Obama has addressed is the fact that as commander in chief, according to ... Full Story
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yeah think about it

Mount Gilead, OH

#1 Feb 13, 2008
If the country were attacked again, does anyone really think that Obama or Clinton could sit there like a deer in head lights for a half hour? Bush showed on 9-11, in that classroom, how Republicans are SO responsive to danger. Bush also did such a outstanding job of putting the clamps on Osama. Under Democract leadership, no way would Bin Laden would have been brought to justice so quickly.
Rep Pure

AOL

#2 Feb 13, 2008
yeah think about it wrote:
If the country were attacked again, does anyone really think that Obama or Clinton could sit there like a deer in head lights for a half hour? Bush showed on 9-11, in that classroom, how Republicans are SO responsive to danger. Bush also did such a outstanding job of putting the clamps on Osama. Under Democract leadership, no way would Bin Laden would have been brought to justice so quickly.
Oh, so very true!

Thank God, Bush and Cheney had the cujones to put on their uniforms again from their decorated military careers and personally grab Bin Laden by his ugly beard and bring him to justice.

Thank God, all the important Republican thinkers like Limbaugh, Hannity and Coulter have seen through the flimsy military record of John McCain and have trashed him time and time again to protect the Republican party's record as the home of outstanding military minds like Bush and Cheney. Also don't forget Republican Nixon with his great victory over the Vietnamese communists.

Obama and Clinton have just as much military experience as those losers Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin Roosevelt.
Scooter

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Feb 13, 2008
I don't get it. President paranoia created, propagated and profited from a fight of their own making. I don't wast to see the next leader of the free work propagate their lies and deceit. I welcome a leader that sees that beyond the tip of their nose. War leader needed? Not here. I'm tired of being the laughing stock of the "free" world. And as far as the next attack, bring it on, because it's not going to be because someone wants what you have. It will be because thay want to stop Bush/Cheney.
Jimbo

Louisville, KY

#4 Feb 13, 2008
I wish it were true that our commander in chief would only react to the outbreak of war. So many of them seem to think that they are supposed to start wars.
Qualified

AOL

#5 Feb 13, 2008
Does Mr. Edens think that George Bush is qualified to lead us in a time of war? This is the guy who had to tell 95 lies to get us there in the first place. Does he think John McCain is qualified? He wants us to be in Iraq for 100 years. Give me a Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama ANY day over what we have now or what the Republicans are offering. They are both more intelligent than the last 3 Republican presidents and the current nominee put together. They have both promised to get us out of this ridiculous mess that have cost us 4,000 young American lives (more than died in the 9/11 disaster) and that we never should have been involved in in the first place. It's 2008, Mr. Edens, not the 40's any more! We need young, sharp, intelligent capable leadership and, as with Franklin Roosevelt only the Democrats are capable of offering that this year!
trosmok

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Feb 13, 2008
Mr. Edens must have forgotten that decorated war veteran and commander in chief President John Fitzgerald Kennedy stood nose to nose with Nikita Sergeyevich Hhrushchev during the Cuban missle crisis until one of them blinked. It wasn't JFk that backed down, and in spite of Mr. Edens prevarications, President Kennedy was a lifelong member of the Democratic Party. Senators Obama and Clinton are far better qualified to lead this nation toward peace, even in times of war, than the chickenhawks in charge, particularly that dangerously unhinged warmongering McCain.
trosmok

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Feb 13, 2008
typo: Khrushchev
Dennis_Daviess Co

Columbus, IN

#8 Feb 13, 2008
yeah think about it wrote:
If the country were attacked again, does anyone really think that Obama or Clinton could sit there like a deer in head lights for a half hour? Bush showed on 9-11, in that classroom, how Republicans are SO responsive to danger. Bush also did such a outstanding job of putting the clamps on Osama. Under Democract leadership, no way would Bin Laden would have been brought to justice so quickly.
Just when was Osama Bin Laden been brought in? I have not seen him one time in a court of law for his crimes. So where is he at? And if I remember Bush set there like a deer in the headlight when told about the word trade centers being knocked down. Man you republicans need to get off of the kool aid you are drinking. It's got you guys all mess up.
Dennis_Daviess Co

Columbus, IN

#9 Feb 13, 2008
I'm sorry I miss read the first story here. I took it that it had already been done, not the other way around. Losing the eye site in one of my eyes is messing me up a lot lately. Sorry about that.
Frustrated

San Francisco, CA

#10 Feb 13, 2008
Commander in chief during a war? Right on, that's our president! But the one we have now....creates the wars! He's such a poor excuse for a president that McCain's chances for the election is practically nil. It's the democrats who realize this situation in Iraq is not only killing our troops but many have been maimed and injured both mentally & physically for life!!! Not to mention the expense of the war! Folks, our govt is bankrupt! We don't need any more Bush conservatives or whatever he calls himself!
Don't need any more Clintons either. Guess that leaves Obama. He couldn't be any worse than what we have now! Hopefully much better....like the former democrat presidents mentioned in other comments!

“I know you are, but what am I?”

Since: Dec 06

That way...

#11 Feb 13, 2008
Your assertion that neither Democratic candidate is qualified to lead this nation in a time of war is completely baseless.

It's simply your opinion...and there's a saying about opinions.

Perhaps we wouldn't be in the mess we're in in Iraq had one of these two - or anyone with half a brain - been in office in 2001.
ABC123

Dallas, TX

#12 Feb 13, 2008
"...according to the Constitution, the president is responsible for reacting to protect the nation in the event of an outbreak of war."

And there's the difference. The president's job, and frankly his or her best bet at actually influencing anything in the world, is to prevent the outbreak of a war, not react to it or even start your own.

Since: Oct 07

indy

#13 Feb 13, 2008
http://www.redstate.com/blogs/ericka_andersen... IS this who you want to vote for?
lastrep

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Feb 13, 2008
Qualified wrote:
Does Mr. Edens think that George Bush is qualified to lead us in a time of war? This is the guy who had to tell 95 lies to get us there in the first place. Does he think John McCain is qualified? He wants us to be in Iraq for 100 years. Give me a Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama ANY day over what we have now or what the Republicans are offering. They are both more intelligent than the last 3 Republican presidents and the current nominee put together. They have both promised to get us out of this ridiculous mess that have cost us 4,000 young American lives (more than died in the 9/11 disaster) and that we never should have been involved in in the first place. It's 2008, Mr. Edens, not the 40's any more! We need young, sharp, intelligent capable leadership and, as with Franklin Roosevelt only the Democrats are capable of offering that this year!
You mean like Pelosi and Reid, who promised to get the troops out of Iraq if they were to take control of congress? Well, they have, and they have not.
chickenhawk

Frankfort, IN

#15 Feb 13, 2008
In this day and age, 2008 and beyond. I view war as a last resort and almost completely unnecessary. We have enough intelligent commanders, leaders, and presidents around the world to avoid war and diplomatically resolve situations. If your voting decision is based on the ability to decide a war you have truth in your statement. In actuallity my voting decision, and I feel others are based upon what a president will do for education, health care, government spending, mideast peace process and so forth.

Since: Jul 07

Indianapolis

#16 Feb 13, 2008
GWB as CIC has been a disaster. GWB's constant propaganda has found a home in some minds and in spite of the facts that he lied over and over about WMD's in Iraq, suggested links between Iraq and Bin Laden.
Purdue fan in Florida

North Fort Myers, FL

#17 Feb 13, 2008
Too all you liberals: We do not trust you to protect us. Your track record speaks for itself. Period !!!

Calling a general a liar before he even opens his mouth is ignorance at best. How is it going to sit if that same person is his new Commander-in-Chief?

We are not a country founded on socialism. Move if you don't like it.
Crow

Hoboken, NJ

#21 Feb 13, 2008
Okay a few questions for you people.

Do any of you really believe that by "getting out of Iraq" now will make us safer and or Iraq will be better off?

Does anyone not believe that Radical Islam goal is to convert or kill non muslim believers? Currenlty they are tied up fighting us in Iraq and Afganistan. Do you really believe they will stop if we leave>

Name one peice of Legislation or one campaign promise that Obama ( keep in mind I like him for some of his ideas, but facts are facts) has done?
Name one bill that Obama has authored or co authored. I'll answer for you...NONE.

Hilary? More same ol same ol Clinton crap.

My pick is McCain. Yes we might be in Iraq for many years. We where and are still in Germany 60 years later, but everyone is ok with that. We are still in Korea 55 years later...but again apparently that is ok too.

Crow
moonbat bane

Sterling Heights, MI

#22 Feb 13, 2008
PFIF and Crow,
Don't waste your time here, this thread is a loonfest, full of dishonest statements, and hatred of America.
Really

Indianapolis, IN

#23 Feb 13, 2008
Purdue fan in Florida wrote:
Too all you liberals: We do not trust you to protect us.
Who is "we?"
Your track record speaks for itself. Period !!!
What record are you referring to? The last war this country won was under two different Dems. When was the last war a Republican won, NOT STARTED, but won?
We are not a country founded on socialism. Move if you don't like it.
What the heck does that even mean? You can ramble as long as you like but you do not make any sense. Your entire posting is a list of unrelated and unfounded rants. Please, come back when you have some facts to present.

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