Obama outlines policy of endless war

Discussion in 'Politics' started by poncho, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. poncho

    poncho
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,657
    Likes Received:
    128
    Any misconception that Barack Obama is running in the 2008 election as an “antiwar” candidate should have been cleared up Tuesday in what was billed by the Democratic presidential campaign as a “major speech” on national security and the US war in Iraq.

    Speaking before a backdrop of massed American flags at the Reagan Building in Washington, Obama made it clear that he opposes the present US policy in Iraq not on the basis of any principled opposition to neo-colonialism or aggressive war, but rather on the grounds that the Iraq war is a mistaken deployment of power that fails to advance the global strategic interests of American imperialism.

    (Obama must have read his foreign policy adviser's book "The Grand Chessboard" which basically lays out the plan for a more "reasonable" approach and use of American imperialism.)

    What emerges from the speech by the junior senator from Illinois is that the November election will not provide the American people with the opportunity to vote for or against war, but merely to choose which of the two colonial-style wars that US forces are presently fighting should be escalated.

    Full Article...

    Liberals and democrats are looking sillier all the time for backing a man of "change" who pledges to continue the status quo. I guess this should be a big sigh of relief to those among us who tend to view the world through a neocon tinted lens though. At least Obama will keep "international" intervention and nation building operations going somewhere. Oorah!
     
    #1 poncho, Jul 20, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 20, 2008
  2. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    20,240
    Likes Received:
    2
    There was only one anti-war candidate, ever.
     
  3. poncho

    poncho
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,657
    Likes Received:
    128
    Who was that?
     
  4. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    20,240
    Likes Received:
    2
    I should have said, "ever, this election cycle..."

    Sorry.

    Guess again ?
     
  5. poncho

    poncho
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,657
    Likes Received:
    128
    Hmmmmm. Nope nothin. I give up.
     
  6. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    20,240
    Likes Received:
    2
    "we marched 'em in, we can turn around and march 'em back out....."

    Guess who ?
     
  7. poncho

    poncho
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,657
    Likes Received:
    128
    Ron Paul? He's not anti-war.
     
  8. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    20,240
    Likes Received:
    2
    You got me again. He's anti-THIS "war". And he puts the blame where it really belongs. My point being, America had a chance to end this war, and blew it.
     
  9. poncho

    poncho
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,657
    Likes Received:
    128
    Like I was telling Chuck Baldwin in another thread not long ago Americans want more war, more emergency and police powers and a more authoritarian government to take care of them and keep them safe.

    Americans have learned nothing from the past imho.
     

Share This Page

Loading...