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Wow. That was fast. From boy wonder, full of hope, audacity, and smarts, to a lame duck unwilling to get his hands dirty, and unable to stand up to the slightest bit of opposition – unless it comes from the center or the left. No, make that the moderates or the left. When the Center (Lincoln, Lieberman, and others) tell Obama to squat, he politely asks what color.
My only problem was how long it took for the wrapping to be removed, allowing us to see the real Obama. And what we see ain’t pretty. The list is bad, and getting longer. Worst of all, there really is no sign that the White House gurus even have a clue how angry and restless we natives are. They seriously misread how easily they could bamboozle and lie to Americans, hoping it would be too late for us to do anything about it. To their chagrin, the American people caught on too fast.
Nope, it is clear. As of today, Obama has created such a mess for himself, that we seriously need to start hunting for some primary candidates to oppose him. Mr. Obama is clearly not up to the task of governing.
POINT 1) WALL STREET
How embarrassing. How unseemly. How easily the boy wonder in the Oval Office was put in his place. He “invites” Wall Street and other professional thieves to come to DC for a serious talk. His glamor and power are so diminished that the three most important guests don’t even bother coming. FOG? My ass. The private jets that they own could have easily landed, even if a commercial flight had been delayed. And the best operated, fastest, and easily accessed US-based train system runs where? From New York to the Bloatway.
His response? Obama was sure to pull a campaign move from the mess he created. On video, he APOLOGIZED for the fog.
POINT 2) IRAQ
We have plenty of evidence of war crimes. We have way too much evidence of torture by the US military and our CIA. The president’s campaign promise was noble. These things were not American, and could not go on.
My, how his tune has changed. His DOJ is now coddling and protecting the very people who were behind these heinous acts. Instead of doing what is moral, ethical, and most importantly, LEGAL, Obama refuses to allow investigations, and even worse, he has adopted almost every Bush era policy that led to these crimes. Photos? Memos? Investigations? Not on his watch. Even worse, Obama has let it be known that illegal renditions will continue.
Not exactly the change America voted for.
POINT 3) AFGHANISTAN
A land-locked country of 25,000,000, mainly tribal, and mainly centered in three large cities, or through some of the most treacherous mountains on this planet, Afghanistan has
i. no military (to speak of. We keep training folks, they keep going AWOL and joining the insurgents. With our guns)
ii. no air force
iii. no rail roads
iv. no air ports (except ours controlled by our military)
v. no missiles, WMD, nukes, germ laboratories, or other methods to deliver anything harmful to America
By any rational standard, Afghanistan poses absolutely no threat to us or its neighbors. There are, according to the US DOD, 100 Al Qaida left in the country. Mainly on Pakistan’s border. Their presence means we have to send 30,000 more targets into hostile territory? Plus another 57,000 Blackwater mercenaries and contractors? THIS MAKES AFHGANISTAN A NATIONAL SECURITY RISK? My ass.
Yes, this is a troubled region. Pakistan has serious issues in its adjoining mountain regions. bin Laden, if alive is hiding there. And Iran has responded to Israel’s and our threats by testing missiles. Iraq continues to fall apart. Other countries also suffer greatly.
The worst part about Afghanistan is that our DOD and Commander in Chief forget their history lessons. The one overwhelming fact is that Afghans hate intruders and occupiers. It matters not who they are; they are all bad and need to be exterminated or removed. We will never win in this country, no matter how badly you bent, fold, spindle, mutilate, tear, or mangle the definition of “victory.” But what is saddest is that Obama has caved on this issue for political reasons. He hopes to pacify the GOP, the DOD, and the neocons by expanding Bush’s surge into a country that wants us gone. All we do by adding more troops is to create more strife, more targets, and more anger among the locals. But at least the Bush neocons are happy. Endless war is precisely what their clients want. The profits are just too good to pass up.
POINT 4) HEALTH CARE
Here are some direct quotes from Obama’s own party members in both the house and senate: