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Inexperience in action

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by NaasPreacher (C4K), Jan 13, 2009.

  1. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    STORY HERE

    Apparently Pres Obama plans an executive order to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay within hours after his nomination.

    Notice that he has no ideas on what to do with the prisoners. I think this is typical of political grandstanding that comes as a result of electing a president with no experience in foreign affairs. He will make a big announcement with hopes of boosting his popularity and then leave it up to subordinates to figure out what to do.

    Not a good harbinger of things to come.

    President Bush made a huge grandstanding error when he announced 'mission accomplished' on the airpcraft carrier. Apparently, despite the promise of 'change you can believe,' not much is really going to change.
     
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    President Bush was not political Grandstanding. He was paying tribute to what the troops had done. To bad some bought the far left wing media's smear machine.


    President Bush, yesterday, made clear one of the primary problems with closing Gitmo. These prisoners have no country that will take them all the while criticizing their imprisonment. Not really a consistent view. Then of course Barack Hussein (we can say that now) Obama may work to place them in our federal prisons where they can recruit more terrorists.

    What Barack Hussein ( we can say that now) Obama is doing is catering to his owners.
     
  3. saturneptune

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    Now wait a minute. There are plenty of openings for these poor souls at Gitmo. There is going to be an opening for governor of Illinois, senator from New York, and senator from Minnesota since they cannot make up their mind. Also, they could always use a couple of them for Barney Frank's butlers. Of course, there are also openings at Freddie Mac and Salle Mae to administer the bailout funds.

    The rest could fill in for UN ambassadors from varioius countries when the main ambassadors go on vacation.
     
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    The prisoner problem is one he has inherited from Bush. Why not take them to Florida or some other state? [Yes, I am being sarcastic.]

    There is no compelling reason to keep the place open other than the prisoners. I do not fault any other country for refusing to take them. Do you?



    Yes, he did make a big mistake in the 'mission accomplished' announcement.

    Isn't closing Gitmo a change? Just curious.

    With all the dire predictions by conservatives here on the BB about Obama it seems to me they should be happy if there is no change.
     
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    If the prisoners are a compelling reason to keep the place open... why close it?
     
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    If Gitmo closes, what would be done for the prisoners that are there? I dont want them here, do any of you?

    Chuck
     
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    They will e tying up our court systems that are ill equipped to handle them for years to come.
     
  8. Pastor Larry

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    Considering all the plans for change he has already abandoned, I won't hold my breath on this one. However, this may be the case where he actually carries out a campaign promise. There's always a first.
     
  9. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    I was only quoting him - he said in his press conference that it was a mistake. Saw it on the telly last nite.
     
  10. Bro. Curtis

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    Obama will not be able to close Gitmo. That and his other campaign promises he's broken make me believe this will four more years of the same ole' same old.

    And it was definitely a mistake for Bush to thump his chest on the aircraft carrier.
     
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    Come on, Revmitchell. President Bush himself called it a mistake. I guess he bought into the far left wing media smear machine, too.
     
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    Simple solution: Release the "Gitmo Gang" into the direct custody of those American citizens who complained the loudest about the injustices done to these poor souls while they've been detained.

    I'm sure that the brand-spanking-new DoD Secretary that our new President has nominated to bring about change wouldn't disapprove of that, would he?

    Condemning the actions of the current administration (and there are some things that truly need condemning, but much of that is really the result of the the members of Congress---both [D] and [R] party members), is easy.

    OTOH, offering to live out personally the valid and effective solution(s) is somewhat more difficult to do.
     
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    You need to actually read his whole quote.
     
  14. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Here is his quote

     
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    >He was paying tribute to what the troops had done.

    Puts a new spin on "pay tribute."
     
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    It seems to me that if so little will change when Obama does get in, we will have to assume that Bush was a successful president.
     
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    It's a symbolic gesture only that's meant to mollify the howling moonbat anti-war liberals.

    It will be months, maybe even years before it actually closes.

    Who knows? With liberals in charge, some of these killers may end up on the streets of New York or Chicago. They would feel right at home.
     
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    I'll thank you to not assume that I didn't.
     
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    I was being nice. Now it appears you did not understand it.
     
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    It's another one of Obama's dumb ideas to appease all the liberals who've been claiming we've been treating the "poor helpless" detainees unjustly. It's misguided foolishness that will set new precedence we will regret. We're going to find out what "change" really meant.
     
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