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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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1150224 Jun 13, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so nutjob says real reason for invading Iraq will drive up oil prices?
right wing rhetoric becoming a circular firing squad.
I sure wish you libtards would learn to understand what you read instead of changing what you read into something else before responding. It is intellectually dishonest.
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#1150225 Jun 13, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>We never should have taken Saddam out, he kept his country under control and stabilized the entire region and kept Iran in check, Reagan knew this and befriended and armed him.
And check your mem sticks Homer..."We" didn't take Saddam out.

"We" just pulled him out of that hole he'd dug his self into--and gave him BACK to his own...for handling.

(See the pattern yet?)

DUHmmy.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1150226 Jun 13, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
It stopped being Bush's recession (if you insist on believing that) on January 20, 2009.
It's been Obama's recession and stagnation up until today, June 10, 2014.
At some point, you're going to have to admit Obama's priorities weren't about a recovery or the economy but ObamaCare and the legacy in his own mind.
The recession has ended you clueless twit, it officially ended in June 2009, according to the Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the official arbiter of such dates.
There is no stagflation either liar, we've recovered all of the jobs lost due to the recession and unemployment is dropping. Inflation a big factor in the stagflation of the 70's is also under control.
The economy was the first thing that Obama dealt with LIAR. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act predates the Affordable Care Act by a year.
Let's add this to the "Carol's a damned liar" file. It's getting pretty hefty.
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#1150227 Jun 13, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer not celebrating anything. We are not the world's police, even your hero Reagan understood the importance of keeping Saddam in power.
Therefore--

NO F16's for terrorist harboring nations!
NO ANYTHING for terrorist harboring nations.

(Except maybe Hillarys button--attached to a few high voltage circuits)

Keep it here in the U.S.A. for the A.C.A....it can cover the SLACK when the broke back cart before horse Terrorist type COMMIE FINES and taxes are REPEALED.

Because Terrorists are DIRTBAGS!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1150228 Jun 13, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Never voted for Reagan. Why don't you learn something and quit looking so stupid?
LOL, I guess you weren't old enough, he's still your hero, he was right to keep Saddam in power he was wrong to sell them chemical weapons.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1150229 Jun 13, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998
"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." Letter to President Clinton, signed by Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998
are you talking about the WMDs that Reagan gave him?

right wing circular firing squad closing ranks.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1150230 Jun 13, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Lockheed spokesman Michael Rein said about 25 Lockheed employees were being evacuated from the Balad area in northern Iraq as part of a larger effort to ensure their safety given growing violence in the region.He said the employees were in Iraq working with the Iraqi air force as it prepared for the arrival of the first of 36 F-16 fighter jets, which are to be ferried to Iraq later this year.
Rein said it was too soon to say if shipments of the F-16 warplanes would be delayed as a result of the violence.Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily was at Lockheed's Fort Worth, Texas, plant last week to accept delivery of the first of the F-16s that will form the centerpiece of the country's first air force since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003
(MSNNews. 6/13/2014)
WTH??????????
We''re just gonna GIVE terrorists planes now??????????
Talk about INSANITY and/or INCOMPETENCE.
WTH?
Maybe cooler minds will twist Obama's wimpy arm into moving the delivery date up a little....and providing American pilots to jockey them.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1150231 Jun 13, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
And check your mem sticks Homer..."We" didn't take Saddam out.
"We" just pulled him out of that hole he'd dug his self into--and gave him BACK to his own...for handling.
(See the pattern yet?)
DUHmmy.
You are truly a fckin moron. tic
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1150232 Jun 13, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Therefore--
NO F16's for terrorist harboring nations!
NO ANYTHING for terrorist harboring nations.
(Except maybe Hillarys button--attached to a few high voltage circuits)
Keep it here in the U.S.A. for the A.C.A....it can cover the SLACK when the broke back cart before horse Terrorist type COMMIE FINES and taxes are REPEALED.
Because Terrorists are DIRTBAGS!
tic tic tic tic tic
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1150233 Jun 13, 2014
Rightwingers in full blown stupid this morning. Flack leading the charge

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1150234 Jun 13, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Benghazi was loaded with rebel fighters who just ousted Gaddafi.
So that guy read the minds of the attackers to know if they were pissed about a video or just decided to attack the consulate as terrorists.
I mean really, the video can piss off Muslims across the Middle East but somehow, terrorists were immune from getting pissed off about it.
You people are dumber than sh*t.
You're an obstinate little mutt. In spite of the regimes assertions to the contrary, you stick to the video construct.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1150235 Jun 13, 2014
Nostrilis Waxmoron wrote:
<quoted text>
I respectfully disagree. The moderates stirred their looney base up with hate, lies and spin. Now they are reaping what they've sown. Fck'm, they got what they deserve.
ok, I don't feel so bad then.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1150236 Jun 13, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I sure wish you libtards would learn to understand what you read instead of changing what you read into something else before responding. It is intellectually dishonest.
i understand quite well why FOX needs to rewrite history.

America’s Iraq Monsters: Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Petraeus and Their Toadies

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/04/02/ameri...

take some responsibly for voting for Bush. quite making excuses.

it's very telling that of you who voted for Bush none will admit it. why is that? something to be ashamed of?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1150237 Jun 13, 2014
Who lost Iraq? The Iraqis did, with an assist from George W. Bush

But how did Maliki come to be prime minister of Iraq? He was the product of a series of momentous decisions made by the Bush administration. Having invaded Iraq with a small force — what the expertTom Ricks called “the worst war plan in American history”— the administration needed to find local allies. It quickly decided to destroy Iraq’s Sunni ruling establishment and empower the hard-line Shiite religious parties that had opposed Saddam Hussein. This meant that a structure of Sunni power that had been in the area for centuries collapsed. These moves — to disband the army, dismantle the bureaucracy and purge Sunnis in general — might have been more consequential than the invasion itself.

The turmoil in the Middle East is often called a sectarian war. But really it is better described as “the Sunni revolt.” Across the region, from Iraq to Syria, one sees armed Sunni gangs that have decided to take on the non-Sunni forces that, in their view, oppress them. The Bush administration often justified its actions by pointing out that the Shiites are the majority in Iraq and so they had to rule. But the truth is that the borders of these lands are porous, and while the Shiites are numerous in Iraq — Maliki’s party actually won a plurality, not a majority — they are a tiny minority in the Middle East as a whole. It is outside support — from places as varied as Saudi Arabia and Turkey — that sustains the Sunni revolt.

If the Bush administration deserves a fair share of blame for “losing Iraq,” what about the Obama administration and its decision to withdraw American forces from the country by the end of 2011? I would have preferred to see a small American force in Iraq to try to prevent the country’s collapse. But let’s remember why this force is not there. Maliki refused to provide the guarantees that every other country in the world that hosts U.S. forces offers. Some commentators have blamed the Obama administration for negotiating badly or halfheartedly and perhaps this is true. But here’s what a senior Iraqi politician told me in the days when the U.S. withdrawal was being discussed:“It will not happen. Maliki cannot allow American troops to stay on. Iran has made very clear to Maliki that its No. 1 demand is that there be no American troops remaining in Iraq. And Maliki owes them.” He reminded me that Maliki spent 24 years in exile, most of them in Tehran and Damascus, and his party was funded by Iran for most of its existence. And in fact, Maliki’s government has followed policies that have been pro-Iranian and pro-Syrian.

Washington is debating whether airstrikes or training forces would be more effective, but its real problem is much larger and is a decade in the making. In Iraq, it is defending the indefensible.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fareed...

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1150239 Jun 13, 2014
CHANGE: Taliban Now Have Modern U.S. Stinger Missiles Thanks to Obama

The Obama administration isn’t only giving the Taliban back its commanders — it’s giving them weapons.

Military records and sources reveal that on July 25, 2012, Taliban fighters in Kunar province successfully targeted a US Army CH-47 helicopter with a new generation Stinger missile.

They thought they had a surefire kill. But instead of bursting into flames, the Chinook just disappeared into the darkness as the American pilot recovered control of the aircraft and brought it to the ground in a hard landing.

The assault team jumped out the open doors and ran clear in case it exploded. Less than 30 seconds later, the Taliban gunner and his comrade erupted into flames as an American gunship overhead locked onto their position and opened fire.

The next day, an explosive ordnance disposal team arrived to pick through the wreckage and found unexploded pieces of a missile casing that could only belong to a Stinger missile.

Lodged in the right nacelle, they found one fragment that contained an entire serial number.

The investigation took time. Arms were twisted, noses put out of joint. But when the results came back, they were stunning: The Stinger tracked back to a lot that had been signed out by the CIA recently, not during the anti-Soviet jihad.

Reports of the Stinger reached the highest echelons of the US command in Afghanistan and became a source of intense speculation, but no action.

Everyone knew the war was winding down. Revealing that the Taliban had US-made Stingers risked demoralizing coalition troops. Because there were no coalition casualties, government officials made no public announcement of the attack.

My sources in the US Special Operations community believe the Stinger fired against the Chinook was part of the same lot the CIA turned over to the Qataris in early 2011, weapons Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department intended for anti-Khadafy forces in Libya.

They believe the Qataris delivered between 50 and 60 of those same Stingers to the Taliban in early 2012, and an additional 200 SA-24 Igla-S surface-to-air missiles.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1150240 Jun 13, 2014
Homer wrote:
Rightwingers in full blown stupid this morning. Flack leading the charge
Don't worry__Carmi will be along soon with his little dose of sanity.
el cid 777

Scranton, PA

#1150241 Jun 13, 2014
Hi! I will not be writing on topix anymore. I will just surf the net.
love, el cid 777
SNYB

Manchester, KY

#1150242 Jun 13, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>tic tic tic tic tic
Sorrweee Homey--I damn sure didn't vote fer it.

That kinda seems to a prob w this admni sometimes eh?

(WTH we doing in Libya? Whats DUH War Powa Act?????)

CHOKE on that-homuhomiohoboi.

NO F16 to terrorists!!

Because Terrorists are DIRTBAGS.

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1150243 Jun 13, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
CHANGE: Taliban Now Have Modern U.S. Stinger Missiles Thanks to Obama
The Obama administration isn’t only giving the Taliban back its commanders — it’s giving them weapons.
Military records and sources reveal that on July 25, 2012, Taliban fighters in Kunar province successfully targeted a US Army CH-47 helicopter with a new generation Stinger missile.
They thought they had a surefire kill. But instead of bursting into flames, the Chinook just disappeared into the darkness as the American pilot recovered control of the aircraft and brought it to the ground in a hard landing.
The assault team jumped out the open doors and ran clear in case it exploded. Less than 30 seconds later, the Taliban gunner and his comrade erupted into flames as an American gunship overhead locked onto their position and opened fire.
The next day, an explosive ordnance disposal team arrived to pick through the wreckage and found unexploded pieces of a missile casing that could only belong to a Stinger missile.
Lodged in the right nacelle, they found one fragment that contained an entire serial number.
The investigation took time. Arms were twisted, noses put out of joint. But when the results came back, they were stunning: The Stinger tracked back to a lot that had been signed out by the CIA recently, not during the anti-Soviet jihad.
Reports of the Stinger reached the highest echelons of the US command in Afghanistan and became a source of intense speculation, but no action.
Everyone knew the war was winding down. Revealing that the Taliban had US-made Stingers risked demoralizing coalition troops. Because there were no coalition casualties, government officials made no public announcement of the attack.
My sources in the US Special Operations community believe the Stinger fired against the Chinook was part of the same lot the CIA turned over to the Qataris in early 2011, weapons Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department intended for anti-Khadafy forces in Libya.
They believe the Qataris delivered between 50 and 60 of those same Stingers to the Taliban in early 2012, and an additional 200 SA-24 Igla-S surface-to-air missiles.
And if Obama had left them with bows and arrows you morons would have blamed Obama for leaving them defenseless.
Bottom line, right wing loonies are angry that Obama hasn't done enough to clean up the mess Bush made of the economy and in Iraq.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1150244 Jun 13, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
CHANGE: Taliban Now Have Modern U.S. Stinger Missiles Thanks to Obama
The Obama administration isn’t only giving the Taliban back its commanders — it’s giving them weapons.
Military records and sources reveal that on July 25, 2012, Taliban fighters in Kunar province successfully targeted a US Army CH-47 helicopter with a new generation Stinger missile.
They thought they had a surefire kill. But instead of bursting into flames, the Chinook just disappeared into the darkness as the American pilot recovered control of the aircraft and brought it to the ground in a hard landing.
The assault team jumped out the open doors and ran clear in case it exploded. Less than 30 seconds later, the Taliban gunner and his comrade erupted into flames as an American gunship overhead locked onto their position and opened fire.
The next day, an explosive ordnance disposal team arrived to pick through the wreckage and found unexploded pieces of a missile casing that could only belong to a Stinger missile.
Lodged in the right nacelle, they found one fragment that contained an entire serial number.
The investigation took time. Arms were twisted, noses put out of joint. But when the results came back, they were stunning: The Stinger tracked back to a lot that had been signed out by the CIA recently, not during the anti-Soviet jihad.
Reports of the Stinger reached the highest echelons of the US command in Afghanistan and became a source of intense speculation, but no action.
Everyone knew the war was winding down. Revealing that the Taliban had US-made Stingers risked demoralizing coalition troops. Because there were no coalition casualties, government officials made no public announcement of the attack.
My sources in the US Special Operations community believe the Stinger fired against the Chinook was part of the same lot the CIA turned over to the Qataris in early 2011, weapons Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department intended for anti-Khadafy forces in Libya.
They believe the Qataris delivered between 50 and 60 of those same Stingers to the Taliban in early 2012, and an additional 200 SA-24 Igla-S surface-to-air missiles.
That piece has been making the rounds__do you know who wrote it?

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