200 former U.S. diplomats endorse Obama

200 former U.S. diplomats endorse Obama

There are 126 comments on the United Press International story from Sep 28, 2008, titled 200 former U.S. diplomats endorse Obama. In it, United Press International reports that:

More than 200 former U.S. diplomats have signed a statement announcing their support for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama .

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T-Prop

Gig Harbor, WA

#1 Sep 28, 2008
For the first time in about six years, I think we're going to be alright.
MJJP

Mechanicsburg, PA

#2 Sep 29, 2008
This needs to be turned into a campaign ad .
jacksmith

United States

#3 Sep 29, 2008
Bush, McCain can run. But they cant hide anymore.

What ever congress does to try and fix our stunning economic catastrophe needs to be done very carefully. Congress needs to take their time, and be sure of what they are doing. Whatever is done needs to be sharply focused at helping, and protecting the best interest of the ordinary Americans. In particular the vast American middle class. 700 billion dollars is a lot of the peoples money to spend to bail out a bunch of corrupt Bush loan sharks.

When have you ever known any government plan, or project to only cost what the government said it would. Remember the war in Iraq. Bush and his so-called advisers said it would only cost you about 80 billion dollars. But we now know that the war in Iraq will cost you, and your children, and your grand children over a trillion dollars, and still counting.

So if 80 billion can end up costing you over a trillion dollars. How much could 700 billion end up costing you. Any math wizards out there. I come up with 9 trillion...:-(

My fellow human beings, just as I warned you ahead of this catastrophic economic meltdown, I must now warn you that what is ahead has the potential to be even more catastrophic than what we are going through now. The worlds geopolitical landscape has been booby trapped by the Bush McCain administration and their republican allies in congress. These booby traps are poised to spring at any time.

Fortunately the Worlds Nations have been blessed with many excellent leaders (except the US) who have been careful, wise, strong, and self-restrained in dealing with the provocations, and antagonism's of the Bush, McCain administration.

Barack Obama and the democrats are your best hope now. Tell your family, friends, and everyone you know to support them as best you can, and vote for them like your life, and the lives of your loved ones depends on it. Because it does. You will not survive 4 more years of Bush McCain.

JACK SMITH - WORKING CLASS...
Leonard Gump

Alexandria, VA

#4 Sep 29, 2008
The ONION is getting more and more creative in its spoofs. Rivals the bankrupt writers for SNL.
Sniper

Ocoee, FL

#6 Sep 29, 2008
“We unequivocally endorse him to continue his service to the country as the next President of the United States.”
Rear Admiral John W. Adams, USN (Ret.)
Brigadier General Patrick O. Adams, USAF (Ret.)
Major General Albert B. Akers, USA (Ret.)
Brigadier General Paul Albritton, USA (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Richard Allen, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James F. Amerault, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Vincent J. Anzilotti, USN (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Charlie Bagnal, USA (Ret.)
Brigadier General John “Doc” Bahnsen, USA (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Kenneth P. Barausky, USN (Ret.)
Major General Barry D. Bates, USA (Ret.)
Major General Ron Beckwith, USMC (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Martin R. Berndt, USMC (Ret.)
Brigadier General Charles L. Bishop, USAF (Ret.)
Major General John Blatsos, USA (Ret.)
Brigadier General Ben Blaz, USMC (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Harry Blot, USMC (Ret.)
Brigadier General William A.“Art” Bloomer, USMC (Ret.)
Major General John L. Borling, USAF (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Mike Bowman, III, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Roger Box, USN (Ret.)
Major General Patrick Brady, USA (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Jerry Breast, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Bruce Bremner, USA (Ret.)
Brigadier General Jeremiah Brophy, USA (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Thomas Brown, III, USN (Ret.)
Brigadier General Richard A. Browning, USAF (Ret.)
Brigadier General Tom Bruner, USA (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Lyle Bull, USN (Ret.)
Vice Admiral E.A. Burkhalter, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Jay Campbell, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Jim Carey, USN (Ret.)
Brigadier General Jimmy Cash, USAF (Ret.)
Major General George Cates, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Steve Chadwick, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Steve Clarey, USN (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Albert P. Clark, USAF (Ret.)
Brigadier General Clifton “Tip” Clark, USAF (Ret.)
Brigadier General Wes Clark, USAF (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Edward Clexton, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Brigadier General Richard A. Coleman, USAF (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Leroy Collins, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Lieutenant General John B. Conaway, USAF (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Ralph Cook, USN (Ret.)
Major General Richard M. Cooke, USMC (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Matthew T.“Terry” Cooper, USMC (Ret.)
Major General Mike Coyne, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Robert C. Crates, USN (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Howard, Jr. Crowell, USA (Ret.)
Brigadier General Robert Dastin, USAF (Ret.)
General James B. Davis, USAF (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Walter J. Davis, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James P. Davidson, USN (Ret.)
Major General Hollis Davidson, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Kevin Delaney, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Jerry Denton, USN (Ret.)
Brigadier General Chip Diehl, USAF (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Richard F. Donnelly, USN (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Frank Donovan, USN (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Bill Dougherty, USN (Ret.)
Major General George Douglas, USAF (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Walter D. Druen, USAF (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Phillip J. Duffy, USN (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Richard M. Dunleavy, USN (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James W. Eastwood, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James E. Eckelberger, USN (Ret.)
Brigadier General Russ Eggers, USAF (Ret.)
Major General James N. Ellis, USA (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Paul Engel, USN (Ret.)
Major General Bill Eshelman, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Marsha Johnson Evans, USN (Ret.)
Major General Merrill Evans, USA (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James H. Flatley, III, USN (Ret.)
Admiral S. Robert Foley, USN (Ret.)
General John W. Foss, USA (Ret.)
Major General Stuart French, USAF (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Ronne Froman, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Vance H. Fry, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Robert Byron Fuller, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Skip Furlong, USN (Ret.)
Brigadier General Barton Gilbert, USA (Ret.)
Brigadier General Wendell Gilbert, USA (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Hank Giffin, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Andrew Giordano, USN (Ret.)
Major General Rick Goddard, USAF (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Ted Gordon, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Russell W. Gorman, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral H.E.“Rick” Grant, USN (Ret.)
anti-spam

Garden Grove, CA

#10 Sep 29, 2008
Did you really need to post all those names to the comments section? Granted, it would be a good starting point for people to have examined for mental illness, but that's not the purpose of this forum.

I can't conceive of any set of circumstances that could occur that this point that would make McSame even remotely attractive for my vote - the man cannot speak in public without lying to the American people. On top of that, his economic adviser is Phil Gramm - who set us up for the economic collapse - and McLame was also at the heart of the Keating five scandal. I can't support someone that is willing to subvert a federal investigation into financial mismanagement of peoples life savings in order to please a campaign contributor.
Sniper

Ocoee, FL

#11 Sep 29, 2008
anti-spam wrote:
Did you really need to post all those names to the comments section? Granted, it would be a good starting point for people to have examined for mental illness, but that's not the purpose of this forum.
I can't conceive of any set of circumstances that could occur that this point that would make McSame even remotely attractive for my vote - the man cannot speak in public without lying to the American people. On top of that, his economic adviser is Phil Gramm - who set us up for the economic collapse - and McLame was also at the heart of the Keating five scandal. I can't support someone that is willing to subvert a federal investigation into financial mismanagement of peoples life savings in order to please a campaign contributor.
Eat sh!t McCain was never charged or found guilty of breaking the law or Senate ethics...what a joke...you know nothing...
Jonah

United States

#12 Sep 29, 2008
Intelligence respects intelligence. It is a time for change in our Department of State. It should not be an adjunct to the Defense Department as it has been under Bush and Rice.
12 bravo

Buffalo Creek, CO

#13 Sep 29, 2008
gee imagine that, a bunch of democrat appointed
embassy maggots indorse there marxist savior.
Mary Mele

Bellingham, WA

#14 Sep 29, 2008
I'd like to see the list of diplomats. How can I access it?
PHK

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Sep 29, 2008
Mary Mele wrote:
I'd like to see the list of diplomats. How can I access it?
Mary: The list is accessible from the website Foreign Policy Professionals for Obama. It can be accessed through the right hand column.

The number of signers is now well over 300. Please remember though that those of us who signed it are retired.

Anyone still working for State or USAID is under the Hatch Act - so only political appointees still employed at State/USAID can legally express their political opinions publicly and even they (supposedly) have certain limitations.

An aside: From what I've seen, active duty military - particularly those overseas - had - by the end of August - contributed significantly more to the Obama campaign than to McCain.
scott

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Sep 29, 2008
Sniper wrote:
300 Retired Generals And Admirals Endorse John McCain For President
This is the same re-hashed list of people who also endorsed Bush/Cheney in 2000 and 2004, right?
Allen9us

Marietta, GA

#17 Sep 29, 2008
Sniper wrote:
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Eat **** McCain was never charged or found guilty of breaking the law or Senate ethics...what a joke...you know nothing...
Who cares about a bunch of old senial, war mongers. mcshame is a slick politician, he was guilty, he just covered his tracts. OBAMA/BIDEN in 08!!!!
werrt

Jupiter, FL

#18 Sep 29, 2008
Where's the list of 200?
jbb

Austin, TX

#19 Sep 29, 2008
When I was scrolling past the list of "generals", my eye caught General Wes Clark's name. I found that to be rather strange, and went to double-check, and, as I thought, Brig. Gen. Wesley Clark (Army, not USAF) has endorsed Barack Obama and has repeatedly impugned McCain's foreign policy judgment.

I'd love to see a real source for the above letter and list — the one cited is lacking, to say the least. Considering I was able to spot an obvious falsehood in about 10 seconds, my guess is that the validity of the entire letter and list is beyond suspect.
Francesca

Virginia Beach, VA

#20 Sep 30, 2008
Why isn't credit card debt mentioned in this wall st problem??? Why are we threatened that our employer won't be able to borrow money to give us a paycheck or businesses won't be able to borrow money to restock merchandise?? What is all this borrowing about and if they have to borrow there is something wrong. This country is so dependent on borrowing that they are always in debt. "I Owe my soul to the company store" is the way people exist today. It's a shame. The credit card companies don't care, they just keep pushing them off to anyone. Wall Street is the biggest gambling casino in the world and we shouldn't help them!!!!
John Jones

United States

#21 Sep 30, 2008
Well, there is no doubt about it. Obama is clearly the lesser of the two evils here.

Jiff
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Aiman

Male, Maldives

#22 Sep 30, 2008
Hooray for Obama!!!

Obama/Biden'08!
matty c

Truro, Canada

#23 Sep 30, 2008
thank god. maybe america hasn't gone crazy after all.
Anybody who reads the news and still favors mccain should have their vote discounted due to lack of good judgment and poor decision making. It's probably those same people who voted in bush TWICE already.
Maybe mental health should be checked before voters are allowed to determine who controls the most powerful country in the world, not to mention a lot of people's well-being not only in the states but in neighboring countries such as canada (who has to put up with all the consequences of the US decisions but doesn't have a say in any of those decisions. example: 800 point drop on the tsx thanks to bush.)
Remember, when you elect someone to represent you, pick the guy who actually knows what he's doing. And don;t vote for a retard just because you don;t like black people. That just won't fly. This is 2008 not 1908, don;t be retarded
Maybe if we did something else besides plan war for the past 8 years we wouldn't be in this financial mess.
For 700 billion dollars plus the hundreds of billions wasted in Iraq for WMD,( i mean for bin laden. i mean for saddam. i mean for oil) we could have spent that money on green energy. You want to disarm terrorists? stop giving them all our money for gas when we can get energy for FREE.
If the big oil companies don;t have the government on lock, then we must be idiots because we`re still paying for gas. a hundred years ago people started talking about the power in the sun, how long is it going to take for us to wake up?
matty c

Truro, Canada

#25 Sep 30, 2008
I'd also like to point out that the one guy in this forum who is defending maccain chose his name to be "sniper". Funny that a guy who obviously finds enjoyment in shooting people would support an administration that focuses mainly on war. what better way to become one of those than with a guy like mccain at the helm. you'll have lots of opportunity to use your rifle if mccain gets elected.
Look the bottom line is this, we're in iraq because of oil. if we had self-sufficient sources of energy we wouldn't need oil. It's cheaper to build solar panels and wind towers than it is to fight a war (plus nobody dies) so a reasonable person would assume that green energy as an alternative to war is favorable. Not the bush administration, and why? Because Bush is protecting the investments of his backers, and the best way to do that is to go to war and remain dependent on oil. That's how his people are making money, and that's why the US is in iraq, because bush and his cronies are making a lot of money. Don't believe me? well then someone tell me the answer to this question: What does America and it's people get out of the war in Iraq? and don;t say security, that's bulls*it i never saw any iraqis bombing us.
Seriously, someone give me an answer, i'm waiting

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