posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 06:04 AM
Originally posted by muse7
reply to post by citizenx1
He's achieved nothing?
Ended war in iraq?
Repealed Don't ask Don't tell, allowing gays to openly serve in the military
Passed Health care reform
Gave the go ahead for the mission to kill Bin Laden
Reversed Bush torture policies
Passed the economic stimulus which saved the auto industry and saved the U.S. Economy from TOTAL collapse
Passed Credit card reform
All of this while dealing with an obstructionist republican controlled senate.
Seems like you're suffering from a SEVERE case of Romnesia, perhaps you should take advantage of your NHS and pay the doctor a visit
Speaking from a "foreign" perspective, his internal actions are not really my concern. Whilst they appear to be positive, they're also fairly small
changes given the promise of "Yes we can".
The war in Iraq was always going to "end" around the time it did - there was no more will for it globally or within Iraq. Can't really claim that
as an Obama action/achievement.
Killing Bin Laden was a no brainer when he was given the opportunity to do so. Pretty sure any other President would have gone with it too. The real
achievement is the work of the intelligence services in finding Bin Laden, again, not something that can be claimed as an Obama victory.
As for the economic stimulus, did it really prevent it or has it simply delayed the inevitable? Hardly a day goes by where we aren't presented with
images of the economic decline of US towns and cities. Nothing has been done to prevent China overtaking the US as the major economic power of the
21st Century - trouble is just being stored up for another day.
Not convinced by his reversal of Bush's torture policies given that Guatanamo Bay remains open and is far easier to scrutinise. Even then, its a
small change and was also a no-brainer.
No, i'm not convinced by Obama - he's very media savvy but has not made an impact globally. He has not reformed government as was promised in his
Ultimately, it isn't my choice but this is very much my considered opinion - the man is a let-down.