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Originally posted by downtown436
Two sides of the same coin.
Originally posted by babybunnies
Just to clarify, Obama did NOT start this war.
The UN resolution enforcing the no fly zone setup an international coalition which the USA has simply joined. This was NOT a war started by Obama.
If he had NOT have joined the coalition, likely Republicans would have slammed him for standing idly by.
He can't win with either position with his critics.
As the posts replying to this thread will likely demonstrate, the same applies to their respective supporters.
Each will dispense with all manner objectivity, performing mind bending feats of spectacular rationalization to 'excuse' the outrageous behavior of their guy.
Bush's supporters did it for him.
Obama supporters will do the same.
Originally posted by TheRealTruth84
Politics, especially at the Presidential level, require excellent adaptation skills. Unlike the mundane that may be going on in some of your worlds, US Presidents have to deal with an ever changing National and Global agenda/climate.
Its like standing on the edge of a cliff and saying, "there is no possible way I will jump off this cliff into the water below," And then jumping off the cliff 2 minutes later to save your brother who fell off the ledge. Circumstances happen that require you to adapt your way of thinking. In a perfect world, you could say let there be peace and there will be peace, but we should all be well aware by now that we do not live in a perfect world. The only thing we can do at this point is adapt, be steadfast and honest in your own convictions, and let yourself be heard when the opportunity arises.
If you are so blind in your own political biases than you will never understand both sides to a story, you will only be another sheep in the herd. Be your own, love your own, and prepare for the inevitable.