oh come on guys seriously, Bush invented preemptive war for the US. Obama is dealing his
mess not creating more. Not to mention Pakistan has
been having serious political problems with their extreme Islamist sects which is a HUGE concern for us & most definitely India especially with their
recent concessions. Pakistan & India both are nuclear capable and have shoot-first-ask-questions-later missile defenses aimed at each other. Meaning
there is less then 20 minutes for them to react to a missile attack (conventional or nuclear), so if one fires there, they both do. The guys on the
ground there keep saying they are out gunned and need help to keep from being over ran. So Obama sent them some..OMG what a bad man!
obvious the policy going into Iraq failed, part of that police was to drain resources & troops from Afghanistan & move them to Iraq before stability
was a achieved.
Just like everyone says how "bad" zbigniew brisinski is for helping the tribes in Afghanistan get guns. Let's not forget the Russians where using
their Hind Helicopters & whatever to pop Afghani "rebels" like pimples at the time. So we give them something to fight back against our then
outright enemy who was trying to invade & conquer a neighboring country....OMG how bad!
I seriously seriously doubt Ron Paul's observation this time around. Especially considering the proposed time line has remained fairly consistent.
Paul's concern of "residual forces" I find a bit odd too since we have bases all over, but why just bitch about Iraq? Which is in the area which
is one of the most unstable and if something where to happen again, guess who the world would be begging to go back in? So seriously, I don't see
how people can say he's "escalating" things when we're going to be withdrawing from Iraq. "Residual forces" are inevitable right after a
conflict where we're not doing a full on retreat, which doesn't appear to be the case with Iraq.
And once again seriously: If you think there has been no changes you are just NOT looking. Obama reinstated the FOIA retro actively one of the first
things, cut back employment tax for employers(meaning you should be getting more money on your check now/soon), lifted the stem cell research ban,
he's released once classified documents concerning Bush's subversiveness to the public, is trying to get rid of tax incentives for offshore
contracting, and is trying to shut down Guantanamo...yeah he sure sounds completely "horrible" so far...
I can't believe people here
haven't learned by now, politics & decision-making from points of power is easy to say "oh yeah I'll do this"
or "he should do that", but it different when all of the guns are pointed at you. Ron Paul's idea of foreign policy has always been unrealistic
and right now he should be taking up his fight against the FED, not run against the brick wall that is the presidency AGAIN
considering the popularity of this president & the fact he's not completely incompetent like Bush. So once again it's easy for Ron Paul to say what
he wants against this administration when it was set up to look back from the get go which makes me ask...what is his
motivation for this and
what agenda is he
There are people fighting & dying in wars we (the US) created, now the new president has to contend with that, does that automatically make it his
fault if he's not the one who started it nor was in the place to make the decision to go or not when it started? Apparently cynical Americans think
so, or rather aren't thinking and just reacting. Ron Paul sometimes acts like it's plausible to adopt an isolationist stance that was dominating
America before WW2, it didn't work then, and it will definitely work even less now. And while the conflicts aren't Obama's fault, they definitely
are his responsibility now & even the soldiers on the ground don't agree with a free-for-all-pull-out of Iraq. I like Ron Paul, but I don't think
he's right on this one blaming Obama and this administration for residual BS directly tied to the last
administration. That's like saying it
was Obama's idea to start Guantanamo because he hasn't been able to shut it down yet like he campaigned on.