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posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 06:52 PM

It came as no shock or surprise when Sen. Obama did a sudden flip-flop on the war in Iraq. While his left-wing supporters touted his firm opposition to the war, it became apparent to all that the candidate knew this position was no longer acceptable to the mainstream voter.

Obama not only sold out his supporters in voting for the Patriot Act, but his massive flip-flop on the Iraq war.

Now, it would appear that Obama would rather forget the surge and his own history of bad-mouthing it, since the offensive succeeded in bringing military stability to Iraq. Obama did not say he was wrong in opposing the surge; instead he elected to dodge the issue by grudgingly admitting the military move worked as planned.

Obama completely wrong about the surge, that is no surprise. Once again he dodged the issue.

Obama, the armchair General

Today, Obama swears he will stick to a timetable of rotating troops out of Iraq and into Afghanistan. There are several things wrong with his new proposed strategy.

First, while Obama is playing armchair general, second-guessing why there is an Taliban offensive in Afghanistan, the reality is that this is a result of the U.S. success in Iraq. Al-Qaida forces fleeing Iraq have been redeployed inside Afghanistan staging a last desperate stand in its own back yard.

Secondly, the offense in Afghanistan is a failure for al-Qaida because it was a trap that they have fallen into. The Taliban and al-Qaida forces have not been successful in anything but short spurts and withdrawals. They have been forced from all the gains that they made with the extra forces, taking great numbers of casualties. In fact the terrorists have lost several top members of the leadership.

Third, redeploying the forces from Iraq is not only a logistic nightmare but also the wrong kind of tactics for the Afghan theater. The heavy armor and tank forces deployed in Iraq are not only useless in the mountainous Afghanistan; they would be easy targets for insurgent attacks. The Army ground mobile units in Iraq are designed to fight in the open desert and in crowded cities, neither of which are the main battlegrounds of Afghanistan.

I suppose that's why Obama's own senior foreign policy advisor warned him about continuing to talk this way about redeploying to Afghanistan from Iraq. His advisor warned him of another Russian quagmire.

Finally, there is the political factor at home. What Obama does not say about his supporters is the fact that they not only oppose the war in Iraq but they also oppose the war in Afghanistan.

Obama's inexperience

All this points to several key factors about Obama. His inexperience in things military is more than obvious. Yet, his flip also shows the freshman senator is barely out of diapers politically. Instead of negotiating to a new position, Obama has withdrawn in a hasty and clumsy retreat from a core election promise.
- Charles R. Smith

While this fact has not been pushed hard by the mainstream media, who are still in love with the darling icon, the failure on the political battlefield by Obama is more than apparent to his supporters and his opponent. McCain is already bombarding Obama with "I told you so" and the infamous "flipper" label is beginning to stick.

As we approach the general election, Obama is making mistakes at an almost alarming rate. How long will his supporters let his arrogance and hollow promises and massive flip-flopping slide? How long will they allow Obama to disrespect and talk down to them? The good thing is more people are supporting him less everyday.

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[edit on 23-7-2008 by jetxnet]

posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 07:14 PM
Well I was surprised that he had an ad running claiming he would "find all the lost nukes, as that is vital to national security".

That just seemed like the worst pandering. I guess they thought it was a super original idea and his fans would think "wow, thats what we need to do! find all those lost nukes!" but it just seemed like a ridiculous diversion.

posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 07:33 PM
The Audacity of Obama.
He certainly has a way of playing the Jedi mind trick on his followers.

posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 07:48 PM
Barack Obama is very inexperienced in the political arena, and even says so in this video..

posted on Jul, 24 2008 @ 08:57 AM
Inexperience, yes. But many who have experience are also capable of messing up a good thing. I don't buy into either one cause they are being controlled. Once either one get into office, we will be at the same spot we are today. The media will finally start pointing out bad things, Congress will still be sticking it to the taxpayers, Congress will raise taxes on the rich but will make sure to leave many loopholes, middle income America will pick up the tab, Osama will still be sending us Postcards from Pakistan, Iran will still be a problem, our infrastructures will continue to age, will still be dependent on oil, dollar will continue to fluctuate, etc.etc...

If you want real change vote out 535 members of Congress and replace them with Independents who will promise to serve no more than the 4 or 6 years.

Here's some links you might be interested in

Plenty of material you can debate.

posted on Jul, 24 2008 @ 09:04 AM
Oh please... McCain admitted he doesn't know how to use a laptop! How's that for managerial experience?

Obama is a man of new generation and McCain is an old veteran pilot whose only relevant "experience" was DC politicking. Flying missions in Vietnam does not give him any better experience for the POTUS position.

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