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| Obama Is Wrong
|Created Thursday July 1, 2010
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|Those that know me, are full aware that I am now an Obama supporter. However, for
those that do not know, in the beginning, he was not who I hoped to gain the
presidential nomination for the Democrat Party; I was rooting for another candidate
besides him and/or Hilary Clinton. However, when it narrowed down between Obama
and McCain, I saw no other choice but to happily and eagerly cast my ballot for
Barack Obama while hoping and praying that The People would agree and vote
Then and now, I believe Obama is the best man for the worst job. I shudder to think
of having John McCain and Sarah Palin lead this Nation. (sigh!)
Nonetheless, I support Barack Obama. I never thought he was the Messiah, the
Savior or any other Supreme Being. He’s a man- a human being. A human being just
like you, me and every other living man/woman walking this earth and just like
anyone else, he will make mistakes. The previous president said, “It’s a hard job…it’
s hard work” and there’s no doubt in my mind that he was correct.
Again, I never thought or considered Obama anything but a man. And instead of
viewing him as something “so Divine” or God-like, I did actually view him as the
Prophet Moses. Uh huh. And those people who eagerly supported him and then
actually voted for him and now leaving him, well I can see them parallel to the
Children of Israel. They forgot his first message to them and now they are out
wondering around in the desert; lost. They want the man who said he would lead them
to the land of milk and honey. Oops, but they forgot his discourse and now they are
looking to seek their own course all the while, making it not only worse on him, but
themselves. Because of their desire to have him solve all problems today, they
blame him because they forgot. They blame him because their own personal
predicaments cannot be solved today. He never not once say that he could do
anything on this day, but request their patience as it will take more than four years.
The People voted for Barack Obama. I voted for Barack Obama. The People -
myself included - will not always agree with the choices Obama makes, but we do not
have to throw him under the bus while demanding more and more right now, today.
Yes, we need jobs. Yes, we need to end the ongoing foreclosure crisis. Oh and yes,
we need BP and Barack Obama [to] not only cleanup the oil spill, but to actually stop
the leak! Right now! Today! And I believe if Obama was the Messiah the waters
would be clean and clear, the animals would stop dying, businesses would stop losing
money and the people would be able to go about the yearly fishing ritual. But, he’s
not. He’s a man; a human being just like you, me and everyone else.
Is Obama perfect? Of course not! Only the Messiah is.
While Obama – in my opinion – has made mistakes with the bailout, overall I believe
he is doing a good job. I believe he’s a smart man; at least he has more intelligence
than I do. However, also in my humble opinion, he was not so insightful when
General Stanley A. McChrystal felt a need to complain to Rolling Stones about the
pentagon’s bureaucracy. I do not know if Obama felt pressured to do something now
– right away or what. Perhaps he felt a need to show The People ‘I’m on top of
this…I know what to do…I know what I’m doing.’ But I wonder, did he?
Did Obama do the right thing? Perhaps his advisors directed him to fire McChrystal
and/or, perhaps, just perhaps it was his own arrogance that led him to take those
actions. I don’t know. But, I cannot help but wonder if McChrystal’s actions should
have been Obama’s wakeup-call.
his actions, but I certainly will say that there was
no reason to hire General David Petraeus. Hired
for what? To do what? To lead our children and
loved ones into an endless war – risking their
lives, their limbs, their minds or worse,
slaughter? Nope, I believe Obama should have
FINALLY woke up and said, “What the heck are
we…oops, I mean, what the heck am I
doing…directing our military men and women
to fight a ghost?”
The United States of America has no business in Iraq and certainly should not be in
Afghanistan. What are we fighting for? What does America hope to gain? We will
NEVER EVER WIN NEITHER WAR IN IRAQ NOR AFGHANISTAN! Not today,
not tomorrow, next year…NEVER!!!
How do you fight something you cannot see? How do you kill someone you cannot
Hamid Karzai (leader of Afghanistan) interacted with one
another. And although I was troubled by Bush’s actions, I was
even more troubled by Karzai’s. No, at that time, Karzai
never said anything that made me question him, but it was
often what he did not say. A large percentage of the Afghanis
are bilingual. I watched Karzai as Bush spoke – paying
careful attention to his demeanor and I uttered, ‘there’s
something wrong about him….something just is not right.”
with snippets of Karzai, and still, I questioned his loyalty to Bush and more
and more, my concerns about our soldiers increased. I told my brother – a
retired military officer, - my spouse, friends, associates – anyone who
would listen, that Karzai could not be trusted. And then, after
approximately 485 days after Obama is in office, Karzai threatens to "quit
the political process with us and join the Taliban." Humph! I certainly was
not surprised. Some say it was due to some fraudulent voting allegations,
but please! Why say it if ya didn’t mean it? I never thought Karzai was with
America and her allies.
and/or Afghanistan, and he asked, "What constitutes a win?" Well, that’s a
I have heard several reasons as to why the Taliban “Students” exists, but that’s neither here nor there.
Okay so whatever. The problem is that they are terrorist. Their goal is to terrorize us and anyone that
does not believe or agree with their radical ideas. For me - plain and simple - they are risky radicals.
and next year and most likely, even after I leave this earth. We will never
beat them. Nevertheless, what constitutes a win? Well, in their mind, they
are winning and although I do not support some of their radical ideas, I
believe they are too.
Let’s just play a game of make believe:
I am your enemy and my whole intent is to kill you.
You have more men than I do, but I can send only one of my men to kill thousands of your men.
I send one more of my men – just one – and again, I kill thousands of yours. I can send one of
my men at a time and slowly but surely wipe out more of your men and it’s easy to do. Why?
Because my men are more than willing to die as they have a desire to see Allah whereas your
men are in no rush to see their Creator. I believe in my cause as I have convinced leaders of
other Nations to support my aspirations and because these leaders have people who are
suffering they are more than willing to shelter me from you. No matter what price. If I pay
them or make promises – whether sincere or deceitful – they will supply aid and allow me to
hide from you - dwelling in their Country. Oh and make no mistake, I will reside in your
Country too. Although you come to the place where I reside and I am everywhere, you cannot
find me, but I am here. I am to your left, your right. I am bellow in the belly of the earth. I am
above you masking in the mountains. But again, you will not see me. While you are in
Afghanistan, look around you and tell me what do you see. You see locals, but who are they?
Yes there are men there, but do you see women and children? Very few. You see men, but am I
one of them? You do not know, but I do and I see you and while I prepare my next retreat. I was
in my glory when you assumed that one of the Afghanistan soldiers would return to your base
and bring aid to your troops. Did you actually think that these Afghans were actually a part of
the Afghan National Civil Order Police? (ANCOP) Do you think all of them are there to help
you? Only I know and remember that the Wanat tragedy was not an isolated event.
I am wiping out more and more of your men – while at the same time, I am increasing followers
and my base.
You see you have been fooled into believing that the locals will help you find me, but they will
not because they need me. And my need is plain and simple: to kill you.
You have more men.
My men are willing to die.
My base increases.
Your allies see no end to the bloodshed and see no reason to send more of their innocent
children to die. Me and mine? Well …you know Allah and the whole bit.
I win because I will never stop.
You win because you keep sending your children to die. We don’t die. I will setup in Yemen,
Pakistan and wherever leaders of the regions will house me. You keep pushing me back, but I
am getting stronger.
Because I have nothing to lose and you have everything to lose, my only advice to you is you
had better try to kill all the locals before they kill you. Wherever you go, we will follow.
I will never stop because I never tire. I will keep it coming but will you get tired of your
children dying in this endless war? I will get tired when you get tired, but until then, we might
rearrange if you do something, but until then, we will keep it coming.
caskets? The florist? For those with money invested in the invasion
in Iraq and war in Afghanistan, are winning for sure. Our government
barely takes care of our wounded soldiers, so who is winning, the
pharmaceutical companies? The terrorist eagerly bury their dead,
while the U.S.’ mother’s and families go on for years in pain and
regret. Who’s winning, the physiatrists? The big-wigs invested in
Should Obama close the doors and turn off all the lights, pack up and go home? Yes!
It’s okay not to claim victory in the longest war. Basically, it’s okay to say we lost while the enemy
moves from base to base while increasing their army – only to kill more of our children. Costing the
U.S. not only financially, but lives.
Previously, Vice President Biden said that by 2011, we would be pulling out a mass amount of troops,
but on July 18th, he said just a few thousand. That should be a clue that things aren’t going so well.
What constitutes a win and at what price?
invasion in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan. And
what I said then, is what I’ll say now: No President
should be allowed to send U.S. troops to war if they
themselves have not be in live combat. And that
goes for Barack Obama too.
this war. I do not care if it is “politically unpopular”
for him to pull out our troops; it’s uncommon for
me to support something that does not make any
sense - to ME. As that "something" leads to
innocent deaths and a lifetime of lingering pain.
Afghanistan, but they will only push back even
harder in another area – and unfortunately, that area
may be the result of more terrorist bloodshed on
If Obama believes we are helping Afghanistan to develop secure forces, he is wrong.
If Obama believe we will be able to outnumber “them”, he is wrong.
Yes, there are risks in war, but give them a reason, but since there is no ending to this bloodbath, Obama
If Obama believe this makes us safer, again, I think he’s wrong.
*Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die. ~Herbert Hoover
*The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars. ~William Westmoreland