Originally posted by OldCorp
K. Here we go.
You promised that your administration would be "transparent." Is that why the very first
thing you did upon taking office was to seal all of your college records; your scholarly articles from the Harvard Law Review and University of
Chicago for instance.
IF you'd read something other than the blog that fed you this pablum - you'd have learned that this order ONLY affects the things done WHILE
president - NOT before. You'd have also realized that this was debunked many, many, many times - 3 years ago. Try to keep up please.
Barry, you have to realize that as the President of the United States, the citizens of this country have a right to know about who is in charge. You
gave up your right to privacy when you decided to seek public office just like any other celebrity.
Not if it infringes on the legal framework afforded ALL US citizens, and your sense of "moral justice" isn't a compelling argument to change what
has been the norm AND the law for the entire history of our country.
Continuing with the theme of transparency for a moment I'd like to ask about Obama bi - excuse me - OSAMA bin-Laden. Why all the secrecy? Why no
photos proving the death of the most hated man in America?
How would this help the image of the US to the world? How would this lessen the flames of hatred for the US? "Hey, we just executed your "great
leader" and here are the pics - nyah, nyah, nyah-nyah, nyah..."
Why no trial?
Don't you think the American people deserved to see justice done, in an American courtroom, and THEN see him executed?
I haven't seen statistics that suggest that as a whole, the US public feels cheated out of their pound of flesh at all - have you?
"I'm going to close Guantanamo Bay." Mmmmm, no.
Miscalculation there - no doubt. It sort of goes along with the idea that that no one wanted the Gitmo trials in the US at all for fear of possible
reprisals - which in turn goes back to Bin-Laden's lack of a trial - no one wants the inherent safety risks.
Ummm, I'm pretty sure we're still in Iraq; and Afghanistan.
Ummm, I'm pretty sure combat troops are out and that we're on schedule for further withdrawal in Iraq, and from at least July of '08 through the
election, he made no promises about shutting down afghan involvment. In fact, he said he'd beef up troop strength.
How exactly does that fit in with your promise to have pending legislation open to view on the Internet for 5 days before you signed it into
Actually, he's broken that one several times. Unheard of for a politician isn't it?
You said you were going to cut spending, yet since you've taken office your administration has spent more than TWICE that of every administration
from George Washington to George W. Bush spent - COMBINED.
Much of that spending was related to the tanking economy which he inherited, and defense. I suppose we could've let the banks and auto manufacturers
and housing market free-fall into utter bankruptcy. Yeah, that would have made things much better now that I think about it... Damn, I *knew* I
should've voted for McCain when he said in September of '08 that the economy was "fundamentally strong"
The price of gas has doubled under your watch.
Same thing happened under Bush and HE wasn't able to do anything about it either. Why would the president have input on global oil pricing - is OPEC
*supposed* to listen to us? Why?
You've claimed the authority to assassinate American citizens without benefit of a trial.
I'm actually OK with this, and I think Bush would've been also. They chose which bed they wanted to lie in and these are the consequences. Those
considering it in the future now have something else to think about - especially in light of Bin Laden - don't they?