Originally posted by lonewolf37
If he is truly Muslim and has been brought up in the beliefs of Muslim extremists, then it is completely possible that he has spent the last 20 odd
years being purposely positioned to be exactly where he is in now.
I think you've been reading too many Richard Condon novels.
If you're looking for a Manchurian candidate, then maybe you ought to be equally as paranoid about the guy who spent five years in a North Vietnamese
prison camp, during one of the most psychologically damaging wars the US has ever participated in.
And by electing him president, we would be handing over the entire US government and all of our military forces into the hands of someone who may very
well be passing this information on to what are currently our enemies.
As opposed to having a CinC that has proven direct business ties to the Bin Laden family, a father who was the head of the CIA at the time when the
Mujahadeen were being sold weapons to shoot at the Russians, a Secretary of Defence who personally met Saddam Hussein and was responsible for selling
the Iraqi's the chemical precursors to gas the Kurds and a Secretary of State who is so far into big oil that the company she was involved with named
a supertanker after her. All I've just stated is established fact, and these people are in office NOW.
On the other hand you're working off an "if"
Now whether you agree with the war in Iraq or not. And whether you are prejudiced or not, this does not seem to be the most intelligent decision for
our country while we are at war with a Muslim nation.
I refer you to what I've just written
This could be the ultimate spy game shall we say. He could virtually cripple our country in a very sort time frame. He could cripple our economy,
our military and many other aspects of our country. He could even launch us into a nuclear war just to achieve the end result of having our country
struck by another as a retaliation.
Well. Here you get into jaw dropping fantasy. The President of the USA cannot launch a nuclear strike on a "whim". You obviously know nothing of the
failsafe systems in place to prevent such a rogue event happening.
I'm astonished by the tone of your post. I read alot of stuff on these forums from Americans who are very bullish about their country and very proud
- and yet here you are appearing to think that just because one man gets elected President a nation of 255million people - all of whom have the right
to bear a firearm - is just going to roll over and let things happen to them. You think the military is just going to roll over like a puppy dog and
do whatever its told, even if someone says "launch a nuke here because I said so". By inferring such you insult the integrity and character of every
single person in your country.
I'm sorry, but I can't reconcile that with what I know of Americans as a people, and the American military.
This is an 'if' of course, but do we really want to take that chance. There could have been several other black candidates with less 'iffy' back
grounds that probably had even more experience than Barack. Why him?
This man is living the American Dream, where anyone who is a natural citizen can become President of the United States of America.
The question should be "Why not him?" The fact that you present the arguments you have done leads me to think that in your eye, because of his race
or his supposed, and completely unproven religious belief
, that he is inferior in some way.
And that kind of thinking is a stain on everything modern day America is supposed to stand for.