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By Nozomi, April 4, 2009 at 4:24 pm Link to this comment
Well… at least Obama was honest during his campaign telling us his intention which is to escalate War in Afghanistan. It should not be anything of a surprise to us. If anything, it is those who gave him their votes without giving him clear mandates. I guess things have been so bad here in this country that citizens acted out of fear to vote anyone but BUSH!
If I were a US citizen, I sure would have voted for Ralph Nader.
By tomack, April 3, 2009 at 5:25 pm Link to this comment
Get out now!
By 911truthdotorg, April 3, 2009 at 12:32 pm Link to this comment
Thank God I voted Green for McKinney…
Here’s another example of change we CAN’T believe in:
April 3, 2009 (Computerworld) President Barack Obama has so far reversed a number of actions taken by President George W. Bush—on embryonic stem cell research, species protection and medical research—but his administration has so far shown no interest in reversing a Bush-approved rule that has drawn the ire of H-1B opponents.
By enemyartistkristofeR!, April 3, 2009 at 11:34 am Link to this comment
By Crystal Clear, April 2 at 9:25 pm
“Afghanistan’s Natural resources: natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, precious and semiprecious stones. Do you think we’re going to be hoping or taking?”
You forgot to mention One Other Important “Resource” Poppy aka HEROIN!
That is a BIG Money maker in our “war on drugs” - and a BIG Reason why we are in Afghanistan - Along side the OIL and the Nation Building.
Afghanistan = the next ‘NAM (vietnam)
By Lance Del Goebel, April 3, 2009 at 11:25 am Link to this comment
It’s the CORPORATIONS
It becomes so clear once that reality sets in
Obama is just the lesser-evilism side of the two pronged corporate party
I’m ashamed that so many Democrats are willing to be as mentally shut-down as the Republican sheep
This guy, Obama is wrong on almost every issue, yet we’re supposed to support him because of who he isn’t
That’s appeasement to the corporate system, not CHANGE
I didn’t vote for dark skinned Clinton. You Democrats can now be held accountable for the slaughters, the corporate wars, the AIPAC wars, Obama will lead the US into
He’s a fraud, a joke and his followers are willfully ignorant and certainly traitors to the spirit the country was founded from
By Patsy, April 3, 2009 at 9:38 am Link to this comment
I agree with LostHills. I’m so glad I didn’t throw away my vote on Obama. I voted indie after being a dem for 20 years, including a stint as a Precinct Committee Officer in 04.
By GW=MCHammered, April 3, 2009 at 8:12 am Link to this comment
Hold Obama accountable for the results of his actions ... unlike calamitous Bush.
Afghanistan and Pakistan
* Afghanistan: Obama and Biden will refocus American resources on the greatest threat to our security—the resurgence of al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They will increase our troop levels in Afghanistan, press our allies in NATO to do the same, and dedicate more resources to revitalize Afghanistan’s economic development. Obama and Biden will demand the Afghan government do more, including cracking down on corruption and the illicit opium trade.
* Pakistan: Obama and Biden will increase nonmilitary aid to Pakistan and hold them accountable for security in the border region with Afghanistan.
By buy wow gold, April 3, 2009 at 2:13 am Link to this comment
He has been elected as our President because most of us believe that he could provide us better life and help us to cope with our economic crisis. Criticizing him does no good, so instead let’s support him.
By Thomas, April 2, 2009 at 10:01 pm Link to this comment
Hope is for the misinformed and naive.
By M. Currey, April 2, 2009 at 8:25 pm Link to this comment
Obama might say we should go to war in Afganastan but he still needs the congress to push it through, any maybe we will not go to war in such a hurry as the Iraq war.
This country could go down as number one but you cannot stay a world leader if you do not engage in war.
Every country engages in war, the only reason Europe has not is Warld War II devistated that country and they have no taste for war. But they are not the world leading countries.
I for one do not care if the United States is the dominent country or not. In fact because we were number one is probably the reason we were attached.
By Thomas Mc, April 2, 2009 at 8:01 pm Link to this comment
It’s not what you thought it was when you voted.
That’s called “change.”
By Crystal Clear, April 2, 2009 at 6:25 pm Link to this comment
Afghanistan’s Natural resources: natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, precious and semiprecious stones. Do you think we’re going to be hoping or taking?
By SPK, April 2, 2009 at 4:53 pm Link to this comment
Not quite ready to go here yet, but getting close sadly.
By Thomas O. Anderson, April 2, 2009 at 4:30 pm Link to this comment
This Stormhoper’s badge could just as well read “Vietnam” or “Iraq.”
By Amon Drool, April 2, 2009 at 3:42 pm Link to this comment
aahhh yes…better to be wrong and seemingly strong than right and seemingly weak, especially when it’s not your ass on the line. right…barack?
By NYCartist, April 2, 2009 at 1:42 pm Link to this comment
By Marnie, April 2, 2009 at 5:56 am Link to this comment
He was saying in his campaign last summer and fall that he wanted to start a war with Pakistan. That can’t happen without the US controling Afganistan. And we can’t control Afganistan without controling Iraq, and Iran etc. And most significantly, he gave no indication of how he would pay for a 3 to 5 country war that involves moving and supporting troops half way around the world.
Particularly in view of the fact that as he was planning this very expensive wider war, our economy was going down in flames.
I started calling Obama Bushlite back then. Why is it surprising that he is doing what he said he would he would do?
By jackpine savage, April 2, 2009 at 5:13 am Link to this comment
Judging by the editorials and comments on left-leaning sites over the last eight years, it would have been easy to come to the conclusion that a significant portion of the American public was against the idea of American empire.
That, as it turns out, was a false conclusion. A large percentage of that same segment of society is happy and proud of the American empire under Obama.
It will fall either way, no matter who stands as the face of it. Every empire falls, though every empire convinces itself that it is the exception to the rule…until it finds out that there are no exceptions.
By peter, April 2, 2009 at 4:56 am Link to this comment
after eight years in afghanistan, our best strategy is to send thousands more of our sons and daughters to their death! THATS GREAT AMERICA!!!!
By LostHills, April 2, 2009 at 12:17 am Link to this comment
Elections are a sham in this country, and the two party system has been proven to be a joke….
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