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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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#983007 Sep 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Obama armed terrorists in Libya and four Americans paid the price while trying to clean up Obama's mess in Benghazi.
Obama armed drug terrorists in Mexico, resulting in untold deaths.
Obama is currently arming terrorists in Syria.
That's a lie.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#983008 Sep 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Obama armed terrorists in Libya and four Americans paid the price while trying to clean up Obama's mess in Benghazi.
Obama armed drug terrorists in Mexico, resulting in untold deaths.
Obama is currently arming terrorists in Syria.
Amb. Stevens was told not to to Benghazi. There was also a large CIA operation on going in Benghazi....which Petraeus wanted to keep quite

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President Obama has a signed a secret presidential finding authorizing covert operations to aid the effort in Libya where rebels are in full retreat despite air support from U.S. and allied forces, a source tells ABC News.

The presidential finding discusses a number of ways to help the opposition to Moammar Gadhafi, authorizing some assistance now and setting up a legal framework for more robust activities in the future.

The finding does not direct covert operatives to provide arms to the rebels immediately, although it does prepare for such a contingency and other contingencies should the president decide to go down that road in the future.

The White House press office issued a statement saying it does not comment on intelligence matters.

"I will reiterate what the President said yesterday no decision has been made about providing arms to the opposition or to any group in Libya. We're not ruling it out or ruling it in," the statement said. "We're assessing and reviewing options for all types of assistance that we could provide to the Libyan people."

http://abcnews.go.com/International/president...

I also suggest you check your sources, those arm shipments came from Qatar, a free and independent country.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#983009 Sep 14, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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I agree we should never arm terrorist groups....
like the Mujahideen, Including a wealthy Saudi by the name of Osama bin Laden
or the Contras
or the Mujahedin e Khalq (MKO)
Oh wait those groups were funded, armed and trained by Republican Presidents Reagan and Dumbo...
so Its okay to arm them right?
BTW It was McCain and Graham, both Republican Senators that called for arming the Syrian Rebels, in fact McCain met with the Rebels and provided a photo op with a known Al Qaeda leader.....
in fact when President Obama finally did allow some small arms shipments it was McCain who complained they needed heavier weapons including MANPAC SAMS
Hey, cupcake, you either agree it is wrong to arm terrorist or not.

Sounds like you are into excuse making. Too many, but,but, buts

So are you or are you not against arming terrorist?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#983010 Sep 14, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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and your point is?????
I know of three other terrorist organizations, the Lehti, Stern Gang and Irgun whose leaders all went on to become leaders of their country. Those leaders were responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians.
care to guess which country they came from?
Sure it wasn't the Church of Christ party-idiot!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#983011 Sep 14, 2013
Ban Ki-Moon says Bashir Assad is a war criminal, brother Maher as well__thanks Putin.

Looks like when it's all said and done Vlad can invite Bashir and Maher to retire in Russia with his new bff Snowden.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#983012 Sep 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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absolutely, and these Irish Catholics who support terrorism are bulwarks of the DemoKKKrat Party in the Northeast...
Joe Kennedy was pro-Nazi because he hated the British and none of the Kennedys have ever objected to IRA terrorism.
and Reagan never objected to Contra terrorist acts,
nor Noriega drug smuggling until he didn't serve a purpose
or the CIA smuggling cocaine into the U.S.

Nixon never objected to the terrorist Pinochet or the thousands of people he killed and tortured. In fact, Nixon put Pinochet in power

Eisenhower never objected to the terrorists acts of the SHAH of Iran and the thousands of people killed and tortured by the SAVAK. In fact Eisenhower put the Shah in power.

LBJ and Nixon never objected to the brutality of Suharto and Nguyen Van Thieu.

so what was your point again, other than some asinine attempt to blame everything on the Democratic party....

I suggest you take an American Foreign policy history course, and try to learn what the phrase American Exceptionalism means
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983013 Sep 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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absolutely, and these Irish Catholics who support terrorism are bulwarks of the DemoKKKrat Party in the Northeast...
Joe Kennedy was pro-Nazi because he hated the British and none of the Kennedys have ever objected to IRA terrorism.
... and bushie boy was a capitalist, so making a deal with the Nazis was no problem.

It was just.... business.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#983014 Sep 14, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>That's a lie.
Who is this peace loving Gen. Salim Idriss that the US sent weapons to in Syria?

Translation by MEMRI of an interview this guy did with Al Jazeera--
"Israel is an enemy country" and that Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and the Lebanese terrorist group Hizballah are "Israeli collaborators."

"As for us being Israeli collaborators--the only Israeli collaborator in the region is the criminal Bashar," said Idris. "The Israeli collaborators are the people who put on the show of the 2006 war--Hizballah and its leader Hassan Nasrallah. They diverted all their forces to the slaughtering of Syrians. Their scheme is totally clear. They used to hide behind the pretext of resistance and the fight against Israel, but now it has become clear that they are implementing a sectarian, Iranian, Safavid plan in the region."
http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/383 ...
And Obama is fully aware this and yet chooses to arm them and is willing to go to war to ensure their victory.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#983015 Sep 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Sure it wasn't the Church of Christ party-idiot!
????

I'm guessing you don't have a clue.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983016 Sep 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Hey, cupcake, you either agree it is wrong to arm terrorist or not.
Sounds like you are into excuse making. Too many, but,but, buts
So are you or are you not against arming terrorist?
Still looking for your dow's son.

You either have them or you don't.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#983017 Sep 14, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Ban Ki-Moon says Bashir Assad is a war criminal, brother Maher as well__thanks Putin.
Looks like when it's all said and done Vlad can invite Bashir and Maher to retire in Russia with his new bff Snowden.
He'll have to reopen the Gulags in Siberia

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#983018 Sep 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Hey, cupcake, you either agree it is wrong to arm terrorist or not.
Sounds like you are into excuse making. Too many, but,but, buts
So are you or are you not against arming terrorist?
geesh, you are dense. I was just trying to point out the hypocrisy of Republicans and their supporters.

You try and make a case that President Obama is arming terrorists and we should never do that.

I was just pointing out a few of the terrorist organizations supported by past REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS.

Tell me did you take a stance agains Reagan, Dumbya and Nixon when they were arming terrorists? Or are you only complaining when its done by a black democratic president.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#983019 Sep 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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So it was bad until OBama did it?
unlike when Bush was in office the deficit is dropping so what do i care?

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#983020 Sep 14, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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A drop in the proverbial bucket compared to radical Islam.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provisional_Iris...
Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks of 2001 but more than 3,700 died and tens of thousands were injured in more than 30 years of violence in Northern Ireland.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#983022 Sep 14, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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????
I'm guessing you don't have a clue.
Were they all home schooled?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#983023 Sep 14, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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really, al Qaeda was not present in Iraq until after we took out Saddam. In fact by invading Iraq, Bush gave Osama bin Laden exactly what he wanted. A place to fight America in a war of attrition, similar to what he and the Mujahideen did to the Soviets in the 80's. He even said the way to beat the U.S. was to drive them into a huge economic debt, and that he preferred the war be fought in Iraq. Osama didn't like Saddam, he considered Saddam a boozing woman chasing infidel. He also didn't like the idea of Saddam keeping al Qaeda out of Iraq.
Bush out sourced the job of fighting al Qaeda in Afghanistan to a bunch of incompetent militias.
The only reason we ended up fighting al Qaeda in Iraq was because President Dumbo and his administration refused to use the Iraqi Army to secure the peace. Bush let his idiotic CIVILIAN administration who didn't know a thing about the Middle East or military operations run the show over the objections of his military commanders.
Dude, I've probably forgotten more about Middle East politics than you ever knew about.
Good grief-The US always had military in Afghanistan since two months after 9-11 until today.

Your lack of knowledge about the Iraq conflict is glaring besides it is BS as none of this proves Bush gave arms to al Qaeda like OBama is.

PS The MIddle East thinks Obama is a total failure at diplomacy so I fail to understand how you thought this was a talking point.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#983024 Sep 14, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
Ahem...
Racism Alert: Ann Coulter says Putin has made a monkey out of Obama
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/make+a+mo...
Another example of left wing hysteria.
Send her to the Gulag, I'll buy the one way ticket.
SHADOW

Boerne, TX

#983025 Sep 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I thought it was revealed that he didn't even right it himself?
For those of you from boca raton these words while sounding the same have different meanings--write vs right.
Wake up lilly
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#983026 Sep 14, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Christie is an exceptionally likeable (R) politician but in no way conservative enough for FOX-TEA and others.
Christie in the White House would be akin to reelecting DaBammy to a third term.
BTW__UCLA is putting an azz whoopin on the Cornhuskers and that's always a beautiful thing.
Christie is actually very conservative economically and willing to stand up to government unions.

The only strike against him is kissing Obama.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#983027 Sep 14, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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geesh, you are dense. I was just trying to point out the hypocrisy of Republicans and their supporters.
You try and make a case that President Obama is arming terrorists and we should never do that.
I was just pointing out a few of the terrorist organizations supported by past REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS.
Tell me did you take a stance agains Reagan, Dumbya and Nixon when they were arming terrorists? Or are you only complaining when its done by a black democratic president.
I see you falsely put in someone who didn't do as you allege-stupid stunt.

What kind of illogical hell do you live in when you try to claim that everyone supported something that happened some 30 to 40 years ago and now do not have the right to object to arming terrorist.

That is dense

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