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I have a question for you. Just what exactly do you think Obama should treat as a threat to either a threat to the US or global security and what constitutes such threats? Cheers xpert11.
In my opinion North Korea is the biggest threat. .. not because what they themselves might do but because of their lack of scruples in regards to selling their technology. Same is true of Pakistan. Iran is only a potential threat that can be managed and possibly defused if handled properly. .. But in retrospect really after North Korea. .. the biggest danger is the black market in leftovers from the Soviet Union. .. nuclear, biological or chemical.
As for China invading. .. well lets see. .. Tibet. .. they fought a war with India in the 50's and of course Korea and they were in Vietnam as well. They are very active in both politics and military in the nations surrounding them but they really don't seem too aggressive these days except economically. .. which is battleground of "civilized" states these days.
Oh they [China] are fully aware of the threat the black market in former Soviet technology poses and have been so since Clinton.
They [China] are very active in both politics and military in the nations surrounding them but they [China] really don't seem too aggressive these days except economically. .. which is battleground of "civilized" states these days.
The man that gave so much hope to everybody in this nation that voted for him, has taken an above face and now is just like his predecessor nothing more and a scam behind the charismatic smile and goo looks.
1.8 trillion dollars in debt since he is been in office, 1 trillion more to launch a health care reform that has nothing do even emulate the one run in other nations. I think Obama has lost his marbles in the white house already
This time I can no buy into "is necessary rhetoric" you know I always agree with you, but the trend our government is following it will only bring this nation to its economic downfall. Regardless of billions been dumped to the markets so the rich and famous can keep their living standards jobs are been lost at an alarming rate and is not end to it without a building base.
As for the insurance reform is nothing than another big scam and the well being of the "people" is the last thing in the mind of our politicians. Big insurance are too big to fail Obama is not going to got for one payer and his bill is modeled from Kennedy and what ever name the co-sponsor name is, this just to give big insurance power over business to forced them into giving insurance to their employees. Still this will not address the poor that can not afford insurance to begin with and those that doesn't work. In a nation that is aging with the baby boomer's demand for health care will become a burden to the tax payer and government even if is free due to the present economic crisis that obviously has not end yet.
I voted for him and hoped his rhetoric was more than just that but I didn't bank my heart on it... he is a politician period with what all that means and implies both good and bad. Still all that being said... given the choice between Obama and McCain/Palin I am glad we have Obama... McCain is a tired old man with no real ideas . . I shudder to imagine that bimbo anywhere near real power and if the GOP does go with her in 2012 they are fools... same with Newt the Gingrich.