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February 21, 2009



If government prohibits rape, can men expect government to pay for travel and expenses to a Nevada brothel?

Why does the expectation to be responsible also require funding the requested “responsibility” with tax money?


"When I am president, we will wage the war that has to be won," Obama told an audience at the Woodrow Wilson Center in the District. He added, "The first step must be to get off the wrong battlefield in Iraq and take the fight to the terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan."

"There are terrorists holed up in those mountains who murdered 3,000 Americans," he said. "They are plotting to strike again. . . . If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won't act, we will."

Barack "Cheyney" Obama, kicking ass and listing names? If Musharraf won't act, we will? Or is this like the "renegotiate NAFTA" campaign noise that ABC's Tapper tried to call B-rock on, recently? Bammy told Tap, "About that NAFTA, I know what I done said befo' but campaign stuff don't matter no mo'." Or words to that effect. Same thing here with attacking inside Pakistan?

Ron Russell

The situation Obama finds himself in, having to deal with Pakistan and Afghanistan is quite troubling for his administration. During the election he repeated said that part of the world was the central front of the "War on Terrorism", a phrase he recoils from now. With the looming victory in Iraq the war in those regions is indeed becoming the central front---a front that he will have to send more American troops to. I feel that he does NOT have the political will to mount a full scale surge in those areas like Bush did in Iraq. What he is doing now is only tokenism. I doubt if the American people will tolerate a defeat in Afghanistan---the place where 9/11 originated. Obamas base on the left will increasingly oppose U.S. involvement in that area as troop casuality rise as they are sure too, with the influx of more men into that conflict. So what will Obama do. If we leave and another attack comes from there he will be a "lame duck" for whatever time he has left if office. There would also be calls for his resignation or removal. Things could really go downhill fast for the high-flying man from Hawaii. What he does in Afghanistan and Pakistan will in the end define his administration more than the ecomonic mess we find ourselves in now. Look at histrory--the victory in WWII defined the Roosevelt years more that the failed New Deal (the war saved it).

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