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Kucinich Says Obama Got the Deal He Wanted

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Posted on Aug 4, 2011
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Is the president a bad negotiator, or did he get the deal he wanted all along, as Rep. Dennis Kucinich suggests? Also on this week’s Truthdig Radio in collaboration with KPFK: the phony Social Security scare, teaching Shakespeare in Iraq and more.

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By James, August 4, 2011 at 11:11 pm Link to this comment
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I have 2 questions for the Republican Tea guys. Why maintain 2 George Bush wars if
you have no money to pay for it? You want to put it on the back of the working poor?
End the damned wars and bring the troops home and that ought to save a lot of bucks.
Perpetual wars are not in our national interests if it leads to a bankrupt country. Obama
has his hands soiled with his Libyan adventure. Let’s not forget all those people we have
killed as collateral damage, all for the sake of taking out the head of state of that
country, which by the way is illegal. Who gave us the right to bomb and kill other people
just because we can? Why don’t we pick on somebody our own size to fight? Why do
we always bomb the little guys? Why not bomb Russia or China? No balls. Afraid they
might shoot back with real weapons. That shows we are just plain old bullies, nothing
more. We have been raised to be fair, to have an equal playing field, to respect law and
order. We are hypocrites. How tough Bush looked and sounded in the aircraft carrier
taunting the Arabs to “bring it on”. How stupid and worse, stupid and arrogant. Now
Obama and Clinton are doing the same in Libya. What stupid fools they are. Playing
soldier boys because they could. Abuse of power. I thought we got rid of Bush. It must
be the kook-aid at the White House. Our military is not really the best that they claim to
be because we ave not been tested against real opponents but weak ones from banana
republics. We only take on weak opponents. It’s like heavyweight George Foreman
(USA) going against welterweight Manny Pacquiao (Libya, Iraq, Grenada, Panama, etc.).
Talk about a level playing field. The results are very predictable. It’s a one-sided contest
so we should not gloat over winning such conflicts like Bush did.

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By James, August 4, 2011 at 10:45 pm Link to this comment
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I have 2 questions for the Republican Tea guys. Why maintain 2 George Bush wars if
you have no money to pay for it? You want to put it on the back of the working poor?
End the damned wars and bring the troops home and that ought to save a lot of bucks.
Perpetual wars are not in our national interests if it leads to a bankrupt country.lh

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By Textynn, August 4, 2011 at 5:21 pm Link to this comment
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MR. Kucinich can you please run for President.  I am
afraid of the government we have now. You say we have
to take mass action but I feel they will shoot at
people if they take to the streets. Our government is
clearly taken over by a corrupt and ruthless elite
and our country is no longer a Democracy.

We have lost our government and our country, people. 
We have lost it. They will privatize SS with in two
years, I can promise they will, and people will be
forced to get Medicare on Welfare terms which is no
ownership and liquidation of any holdings. (Poverty
upon entry) and then you will get the bare minimum,
if you can get it.

The Banksters are coming, The Banksters are coming,
and Obama is their tool.  Im sure this last debt deal
was his sacrifice to the Bankster-gods to insure the
money pours in from Wall Street.  We must not allow
him or a Republican to have the Presidency.  If we do
we do we have agreed to live in poverty and demote
the country to a Banana Republic.  It is already
there.

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