Barack Obama, our next President

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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#1150625 Jun 14, 2014
Misguided US invasion spawned crisis in Iraq: analysts

""Washington (AFP)- The rise of Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq can be traced to America's invasion of the country more than a decade ago, as it left a power vacuum and unleashed sectarian bloodletting, experts said Friday.

With television footage of Sunni extremists sweeping across Iraq this week, critics of former president George W. Bush's decision to invade in 2003 said the onslaught offered yet more proof of the war's disastrous fallout.

Neoconservatives who backed Bush's decision touted the war as a way to build a model for democracy in the Middle East. Instead, it has fueled an explosive Sunni-Shiite divide that is still sending shockwaves through the region, experts said.

For University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole, events in Iraq are "an indictment of the George W. Bush administration, which falsely said it was going into Iraq because of a connection between Al-Qaeda and Baghdad."

"There was none," said Cole, an outspoken opponent of the invasion.

But by occupying and "weakening" Iraq, the Bush administration ironically created conditions that allowed Al-Qaeda "to take and hold territory in our own time," he wrote.

Cole also blamed Iraq's troubles on the legacy of European imperial meddling from a century ago, sectarian-minded leaders in Baghdad and a US-trained Iraqi army that ran away from the militants.

The late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was long painted as an arch-enemy by the United States, but more than ten years since US-led forces toppled his regime, his era appears relatively stable and innocuous compared to the virulent threats now engulfing Iraq and causing alarm in Washington.

Saddam's fall opened the door to an emboldened Iran extending its reach across the region, a Shiite-led government that has alienated Sunnis and helped give birth to Al-Qaeda linked extremists now entrenched in Iraq and Syria, analysts said.

Other commentators blamed the Bush administration for the wholesale dismantling of Baghdad's entire government apparatus without building an alternative.""

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Bush's disaster. Nice to see who still defends that piece of stupidity.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1150626 Jun 14, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
Misguided US invasion spawned crisis in Iraq: analysts
""Washington (AFP)- The rise of Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq can be traced to America's invasion of the country more than a decade ago, as it left a power vacuum and unleashed sectarian bloodletting, experts said Friday.
With television footage of Sunni extremists sweeping across Iraq this week, critics of former president George W. Bush's decision to invade in 2003 said the onslaught offered yet more proof of the war's disastrous fallout.
Neoconservatives who backed Bush's decision touted the war as a way to build a model for democracy in the Middle East. Instead, it has fueled an explosive Sunni-Shiite divide that is still sending shockwaves through the region, experts said.
For University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole, events in Iraq are "an indictment of the George W. Bush administration, which falsely said it was going into Iraq because of a connection between Al-Qaeda and Baghdad."
"There was none," said Cole, an outspoken opponent of the invasion.
But by occupying and "weakening" Iraq, the Bush administration ironically created conditions that allowed Al-Qaeda "to take and hold territory in our own time," he wrote.
Cole also blamed Iraq's troubles on the legacy of European imperial meddling from a century ago, sectarian-minded leaders in Baghdad and a US-trained Iraqi army that ran away from the militants.
The late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was long painted as an arch-enemy by the United States, but more than ten years since US-led forces toppled his regime, his era appears relatively stable and innocuous compared to the virulent threats now engulfing Iraq and causing alarm in Washington.
Saddam's fall opened the door to an emboldened Iran extending its reach across the region, a Shiite-led government that has alienated Sunnis and helped give birth to Al-Qaeda linked extremists now entrenched in Iraq and Syria, analysts said.
Other commentators blamed the Bush administration for the wholesale dismantling of Baghdad's entire government apparatus without building an alternative.""
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Bush's disaster. Nice to see who still defends that piece of stupidity.
It will democRats and Obama who will stand with Muslims, when the political winds shift in any ugly direction...

Common sense is a flower missing in your garden you dumbass..

It's the culture...

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#1150627 Jun 14, 2014
Shep Smith Gives Iraq Hawks A History Lesson

Fox News' Shep Smith bucked his network's conservative ideology by taking on Republicans who are pressing Obama on Iraq. The president has faced pressure to take aggressive action in response to the extremist Islamist insurgency that has seized two Iraqi cities and is bearing down on Baghdad.

"Are we about to be drawn back into a conflict in Iraq?" Smith asked. "The same people who 12 years ago told us this will be quick, this will be easy, this will be inexpensive, they will see us as liberators, it's the right thing to do, are now telling us,'It's the right thing to do.' What's the endgame? Who's thought this through?"

Smith argued the Iraq war provided a valuable history lesson: the George W. Bush administration led the U.S. into a war that exacted a heavy toll on all sides of the conflict for many years.

Talking Points Memo notes that Smith later told Fox News' Chris Wallace that he hasn't forgotten "being bamboozled" by the Bush administration's justification for invading Iraq.

"Well, I remember it. I think it would be wrong for us to just sit around and listen and not ask big questions," Smith said.

Smith's concern about a repeat of the 2003 Iraq War wasn't shared by some lawmakers. On Thursday, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. called for the resignation of Obama's national security team for their cautious approach to getting involved in the latest conflict in Iraq. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, accused the president of "taking a nap" as unrest spread.

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#1150628 Jun 14, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
Lerner: "The dog ate my emails."
mdbullshit: "The dog ate my Draft Card."
Patrick

Palm Coast, FL

#1150629 Jun 14, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt has yet to post anything in favor of America or the American people.
Patrick has yet to post anything other than worship for Obama's lies. Just sayin'
--Angela
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1150630 Jun 14, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
Shep Smith Gives Iraq Hawks A History Lesson
Fox News' Shep Smith bucked his network's conservative ideology by taking on Republicans who are pressing Obama on Iraq. The president has faced pressure to take aggressive action in response to the extremist Islamist insurgency that has seized two Iraqi cities and is bearing down on Baghdad.
"Are we about to be drawn back into a conflict in Iraq?" Smith asked. "The same people who 12 years ago told us this will be quick, this will be easy, this will be inexpensive, they will see us as liberators, it's the right thing to do, are now telling us,'It's the right thing to do.' What's the endgame? Who's thought this through?"
Smith argued the Iraq war provided a valuable history lesson: the George W. Bush administration led the U.S. into a war that exacted a heavy toll on all sides of the conflict for many years.
Talking Points Memo notes that Smith later told Fox News' Chris Wallace that he hasn't forgotten "being bamboozled" by the Bush administration's justification for invading Iraq.
"Well, I remember it. I think it would be wrong for us to just sit around and listen and not ask big questions," Smith said.
Smith's concern about a repeat of the 2003 Iraq War wasn't shared by some lawmakers. On Thursday, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. called for the resignation of Obama's national security team for their cautious approach to getting involved in the latest conflict in Iraq. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, accused the president of "taking a nap" as unrest spread.
Hillary Clinton Defended the 2002 Iraq War Vote On Meet The Press you dumbass

On October 11, 2002, Hillary Clinton and you Clinton democRats voted in favor of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq, commonly known as the Iraq War Resolution, to give President Bush authority for the Iraq War you moron...

Two quagmire wars Bill Clinton started that Kerry and Clinton democRats voted for before they were against you ignorant sellout and dumbass...

Nutsack crazy blaming someone else because he's the idiot...

It's the culture...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1150631 Jun 14, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
Shep Smith Gives Iraq Hawks A History Lesson
Fox News' Shep Smith bucked his network's conservative ideology by taking on Republicans who are pressing Obama on Iraq. The president has faced pressure to take aggressive action in response to the extremist Islamist insurgency that has seized two Iraqi cities and is bearing down on Baghdad.
"Are we about to be drawn back into a conflict in Iraq?" Smith asked. "The same people who 12 years ago told us this will be quick, this will be easy, this will be inexpensive, they will see us as liberators, it's the right thing to do, are now telling us,'It's the right thing to do.' What's the endgame? Who's thought this through?"
Smith argued the Iraq war provided a valuable history lesson: the George W. Bush administration led the U.S. into a war that exacted a heavy toll on all sides of the conflict for many years.
Talking Points Memo notes that Smith later told Fox News' Chris Wallace that he hasn't forgotten "being bamboozled" by the Bush administration's justification for invading Iraq.
"Well, I remember it. I think it would be wrong for us to just sit around and listen and not ask big questions," Smith said.
Smith's concern about a repeat of the 2003 Iraq War wasn't shared by some lawmakers. On Thursday, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. called for the resignation of Obama's national security team for their cautious approach to getting involved in the latest conflict in Iraq. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, accused the president of "taking a nap" as unrest spread.
Mitt Romney is beating his war drum!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1150632 Jun 14, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt has yet to post anything in favor of America or the American people.
Send him to Russia! He won't last one day
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1150633 Jun 14, 2014
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Hillary Clinton Defended the 2002 Iraq War Vote On Meet The Press you dumbass
On October 11, 2002, Hillary Clinton and you Clinton democRats voted in favor of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq, commonly known as the Iraq War Resolution, to give President Bush authority for the Iraq War you moron...
Two quagmire wars Bill Clinton started that Kerry and Clinton democRats voted for before they were against you ignorant sellout and dumbass...
Nutsack crazy blaming someone else because he's the idiot...
It's the culture...
Bush: "I'm the decider, and I decide what is best.

have you seen the Decider comic book?'In Washington City, the corridors of power were menaced by crippling indecision until...The Decider.'

http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/dailyshow/...
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1150634 Jun 14, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Send him to Russia! He won't last one day
The fall of Iraq and Obama bin Lyins' ineptness and sellout will ruin Hillary's chances as President...

It's the culture...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

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#1150635 Jun 14, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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how about the extra $2 million cost to California taxpayers for tomorrow's speech in Anaheim???...
Who cares? No matter where our presidents travel, it costs money to provide protection. You people are pathetic in your constant complaining about things that have been the norm since ...forever. It gets really old and it gets you nowhere. Just makes you look like a hypocrite.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1150636 Jun 14, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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Of course stupid, do you think that they'd ever admit that it was Republican laissez faire policies that caused the Depression in the first place or that similar GOP hands off policies nearly put us into another one?
You can stick your ignorant "nanny state" crap up where it belongs you ignorant twit. Taking care of it's citizens is what an effective and moral government does.
You're an idiot Carol, you always have been and always will be!
some people prefer to take care of themselves and don't need parasites like your kid to manage their lives for them......
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1150637 Jun 14, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Like I said. The right whiners will rush to defend the racial slur slingers every time.
the race card is dead....

nobody cares.....

Since: Sep 10

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#1150638 Jun 14, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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the race card is dead....
nobody cares.....
Race card is dead?? You really that stupid??

Funny, your racist buddy Donald Sterling didn't get the memo..........

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#1150639 Jun 14, 2014
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>The fall of Iraq and Obama bin Lyins' ineptness and sellout will ruin Hillary's chances as President...
It's the culture...
It's Obama's commie culture and the culture of his commie mentors.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1150640 Jun 14, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush: "I'm the decider, and I decide what is best.
have you seen the Decider comic book?'In Washington City, the corridors of power were menaced by crippling indecision until...The Decider.'
http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/dailyshow/...
Your ongoing defense of your asshat clown and sellout Obama bin Lying proves you are still an idiot sonicmoron...

It's the culture...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1150641 Jun 14, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
the race card is dead....
nobody cares.....
funny how you keep pulling it out of your sleeve, then...
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1150642 Jun 14, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
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Race card is dead?? You really that stupid??
Funny, your racist buddy Donald Sterling didn't get the memo..........
You liberals are just as racist as any racist group or the NCAA, the difference is nutsack, doesn't have the balls to admit it...

The demokkkRat party maintains both the KKK, Black Panthers, communists and all sorts of other hate filled vermin you sellout...

It's the culture....
Patricia Witherspoon

Palm Coast, FL

#1150643 Jun 14, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Mitt Romney is beating his war drum!
Someone has to, Obama has been running from reality ever since he got drunken, racist morons like you to worship him.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1150644 Jun 14, 2014
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Your ongoing defense of your asshat clown and sellout Obama bin Lying proves you are still an idiot sonicmoron...
It's the culture...
so how long do you think the Bush apology tour will carry on?

i'm waiting for you nutjobs to start attacking textbook publishers. maybe i should send a political history textbook to FOX. that ought to get the ball rolling.'New scandal! Obama paid off publishers!!'

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