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My Solution to Iraq Is to Never Have Gone There: An Editorial by Senator Barack Obama
IMAO ^ | February 28, 2008 | Frank J.

Posted on 02/29/2008 11:44:45 AM PST by EveningStar

Iraq continues to be a serious problem, and the Bush administration has done nothing but increase the problem and cause unnecessary deaths. It is a mess, but I have a solution: I would never have gone there...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2008; barackhusseinobama; barackobama; chebama; cicobama; cultofobama; humor; hussein; husseinobama; iraq; nobama; obama; parody; satire; wot
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1 posted on 02/29/2008 11:44:46 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

O’bama thinks there’s an UNDO button?


2 posted on 02/29/2008 11:45:35 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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3 posted on 02/29/2008 11:45:41 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: Izzy Dunne

Read the article. :)


4 posted on 02/29/2008 11:46:23 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

20/20 hindsight! The real question is what will he do now. There are no “overs” in foreign affairs.


5 posted on 02/29/2008 11:47:11 AM PST by saganite (Lust type what you what in the “tagline” space)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Obama does not think, he talks.
6 posted on 02/29/2008 11:47:30 AM PST by alecqss
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To: EveningStar

I’ve known a lot of people whose opinion on what we should do in Iraq now is exactly this.


7 posted on 02/29/2008 11:47:39 AM PST by Antoninus (Tell us how you came to Barack?)
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To: EveningStar

My solution to my unfortunate first marriage is the same. However, in reality....


8 posted on 02/29/2008 11:48:21 AM PST by Bahbah
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To: EveningStar

In our crazy world, it’s often hard to tell the difference between sarcastic mockery of clueless Democrats, and the actual writings of clueless Democrats.


9 posted on 02/29/2008 11:48:28 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: EveningStar

great solution. To solve high gas prices, Obama would of never invented the combustion engine too.


10 posted on 02/29/2008 11:48:35 AM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: EveningStar

Hee hee! Took me a minute to figure out it’s a parody.


11 posted on 02/29/2008 11:48:37 AM PST by American Quilter (Conservative tribal name: Writes with Eagle Feather)
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To: EveningStar

Dear Mr. empty-suit whose name cannot be mentioned,

No matter how many times you press ctrl-z, the Islamofascists will not leave Iraq.

You must BLAST them out.

Get it?


12 posted on 02/29/2008 11:48:52 AM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: EveningStar

warning: good satire.


13 posted on 02/29/2008 11:48:54 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: EveningStar

“Barack Obama is a U.S. Senator from Illinois who enjoys nap time and finger painting. He is running for president.”

LOL


14 posted on 02/29/2008 11:50:01 AM PST by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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To: EveningStar

Al Gore invented the internet. That’s nothing! Obama has invented a time machine, and he’s going to go back and reinstall Saddam as the leader of Iraq.


15 posted on 02/29/2008 11:50:08 AM PST by Califelephant
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To: EveningStar
On a more serious note, it really angers me that McCain has conceded this point to Obama. Of course McCain can play the “there is no undo” card but the fact is there was Al Qaeda in Iraq before were went in. McCain should have brow-beaten Obama with this fact instead of conceding the issue.
16 posted on 02/29/2008 11:50:24 AM PST by pnh102
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To: EveningStar

This isn’t at editorial by Barack Obama and he headline shouldn’t call it that.

But it’s funny.


17 posted on 02/29/2008 11:50:30 AM PST by hemogoblin (Islam -- it's all the rage)
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To: EveningStar
but I have a solution: I would never have gone there

That's not a solution Mr Obama, that's hindsight and wishful thinking. If monday morning quarterbacking is your idea of solutions.. I suggest you get your head out of your arse and look at the present and future, and stop focusing on the past.

18 posted on 02/29/2008 11:50:36 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: EveningStar
but I have a solution: I would never have gone there

How about a real world solution smart ass?

19 posted on 02/29/2008 11:51:24 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: EveningStar
Barack Obama is a U.S. Senator from Illinois who enjoys nap time and finger painting. He is running for president.

Classic.

20 posted on 02/29/2008 11:51:40 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: EveningStar

Obama shouldn’t have gone there. LOL!


21 posted on 02/29/2008 11:52:12 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (In November, we're going to be able to elect politicians who say they can change the weather. YAY!)
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To: EveningStar

IMAO ^ almost looks like LMAO


22 posted on 02/29/2008 11:53:09 AM PST by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: martin_fierro

ping


23 posted on 02/29/2008 11:54:15 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: Antoninus
I once got engaged in a 'discussion' with a liberal regarding this very same thing. The entire impetus of his argument was the hindsight premise - i.e. that we never should have invaded Iraq. I finally looked at him and said, "So what should we now do at this point? As an American, do you want us to win?" He answered with a somber, "No".

As for Obama, his echoing cries of 'hope' and 'change' do not sync with his unwillingness to look at the future with Iraq, and instead stare at the past as the point at which the solution can be implemented. That to me is not leadership.

24 posted on 02/29/2008 11:54:21 AM PST by Hoodat (Bull Moose Party Member)
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To: EveningStar
Hussein Alert
25 posted on 02/29/2008 11:54:38 AM PST by Obadiah
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Well, other people who got millions from Saddam said the same thing. Why should Buraq be different.


26 posted on 02/29/2008 11:55:57 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: EveningStar
Dang...I got a FORBIDDEN error message when I tried to access the site.

Guess it doesn't like my ISP location...

27 posted on 02/29/2008 11:56:39 AM PST by Allegra (Posting without being logged on since 2001)
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To: Izzy Dunne
An intelligent person would ask himself, "Given where we are at NOW, regardless of how we got there, what is the best course of action for the future?"

Obviously, Hussein is not that intelligent.

28 posted on 02/29/2008 11:57:15 AM PST by Doctor Freeze
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To: American Quilter
Took me a minute to figure out it’s a parody.

Heh, yeah. That's the sad part, this is almost his foreign policy.
29 posted on 02/29/2008 11:58:16 AM PST by BJClinton (Cthulu '08. Why vote for a lesser Evil?)
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To: Hoodat

I got into a discussion like this yesterday with an apparent Ron Paul supporter on this very forum. He actually wrote (amongst his name-calling, cursing and Bush lied comments) that the millions of Vietnamese and Cambodians slaughtered when we left Vietnam were not our responsibility to begin with and neither are the Iraqis. I was just floored to say the least.


30 posted on 02/29/2008 12:00:25 PM PST by ravingnutter
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To: EveningStar

Barry, I have no doubt that you,

in a post 9/11 situation,
facing the intel that the president had, and the world had, and that our allies confirmed that Saddam was a threat,

would have done NOTHING.


31 posted on 02/29/2008 12:01:09 PM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Oh, better yet, to solve high energy prices,

he’s going to make it harder on the energy producers to produce the energy.


32 posted on 02/29/2008 12:02:01 PM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: EveningStar

Satire is lost on the humorless.


33 posted on 02/29/2008 12:03:51 PM PST by dhot
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To: EveningStar
Barack Obama is a U.S. Senator from Illinois who enjoys nap time and finger painting. He is running for president.

I think this is satire, but one can't be sure nowadays.

34 posted on 02/29/2008 12:05:04 PM PST by 6SJ7
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To: EveningStar
My solution to Iraq and Afghanistan. Clinton knocking of Bin Laden when he had him in his sights.
35 posted on 02/29/2008 12:05:14 PM PST by mware (Americans in arm chairs doing the job that the media refuses to do.)
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To: EveningStar

Obama is the most important man in the history of all humanity: He invented the time machine!


36 posted on 02/29/2008 12:05:22 PM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Maybe Mulligans should be his new middle name...


37 posted on 02/29/2008 12:05:47 PM PST by Hoffer Rand
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To: EveningStar
It is a mess, but I have a solution: I would never have gone there...

This is a solution?

38 posted on 02/29/2008 12:07:38 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: American Quilter

Shhhhh! It is fun! Oh, and it is what he has been saying!


39 posted on 02/29/2008 12:09:21 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ravingnutter

“I got into a discussion like this yesterday with an apparent Ron Paul supporter on this very forum. He actually wrote (amongst his name-calling, cursing and Bush lied comments) that the millions of Vietnamese and Cambodians slaughtered when we left Vietnam were not our responsibility to begin with and neither are the Iraqis. I was just floored to say the least.”

You should have let one of those guys get your freeper handle ... oy boy!


40 posted on 02/29/2008 12:12:08 PM PST by WOSG (William F Buckley: A great conservative, may he rest in peace.)
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To: EveningStar

Bam Bam’s crytal ball is picking up Al Jazeera.


41 posted on 02/29/2008 12:15:10 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Westbrook

That would be ctrl-f.


42 posted on 02/29/2008 12:16:15 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: EveningStar

That is EXACTLY my solution to B. Hussein Obama.


43 posted on 02/29/2008 12:16:53 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Allegra

My Solution to Iraq Is to Never Have Gone There
An Editorial by Senator Barack Obama
Posted by Frank J. at 11:02 AM | 9 blog reactions | Comments (41)

Iraq continues to be a serious problem, and the Bush administration has done nothing but increase the problem and cause unnecessary deaths. It is a mess, but I have a solution: I would never have gone there.

The Iraq War will be a big problem to inherit, but it would not be if we hadn’t have gone there. That’s why that is my solution. People ask me, “Won’t leaving Iraq now be abandoning the Iraqi people?” Well, it wouldn’t be abandoning them if we hadn’t had gone there. “What about a civil war?” others ask, to which I say there would be no civil war if Saddam were still in charge because we didn’t go to Iraq. As you can see, not having gone to Iraq easily solves all these problems.

As for Al Qaeda in Iraq, I don’t think they would be a problem if we hadn’t had gone. Maybe they already were there and working with some support from Saddam, but I still think not having gone there is a risk worth taking. You may worry about all the terrorists there and whether they have intentions for attacking America, but you wouldn’t if we hadn’t had gone.

Senator John McCain questions whether I have experience enough to deal with Iraq, but the fact is that he’s old. No one faints at his rallies... unless they forgot their heart medication because they’re as old as he is. And I do have experience: Experience at not going to war. That’s why not having gone to Iraq is the perfect solution for me. It’s one I’m uniquely able to espouse and have been consistent on. Years ago I said we shouldn’t invade Iraq, and that is still my solution.

A few have said that not going to Iraq isn’t a solution anymore since we already have gone there. I hear your concern and I have three words for you: Hope. Change. The future.

That’s right: The future. And not just any future; a future where we look forward and say, “We shouldn’t have gone to Iraq.”

Barack Obama is a U.S. Senator from Illinois who enjoys nap time and finger painting. He is running for president.


44 posted on 02/29/2008 12:18:34 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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To: EveningStar

Great solution. Now, for something really different!

Maybe he’ll use this style of resolving problems for everything.

In the meantime, my solution to not having Barack Obama as a President is that he never should have been born.


45 posted on 02/29/2008 12:19:08 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: WOSG

Nah...I kind of like my handle, it was given to me on another forum during Clinton’s impeachment by a group of libs. I was posting info from FR to that forum just to get them riled up, LOL!


46 posted on 02/29/2008 12:19:21 PM PST by ravingnutter
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To: oneamericanvoice

That is funny. “Bam Bam”


47 posted on 02/29/2008 12:19:59 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: Izzy Dunne

Obama’s article is very revealing. It shows such a shallow, shortsighted view of the world. This man is NOT READY to lead this country. To say, I just wouldn’t have gone is just ridiculous. WE ARE THERE! Forget the “I wouldn’t have gone”. That’s history. That’s thinking in the past. I thought this was a man to lead us to new heights, new visions, new directions. All he is doing is looking back to what he wouldn’t have done. This is unbelievably naive. Folks, we can’t let this lightweight run this great country. It will be a disaster!


48 posted on 02/29/2008 12:20:02 PM PST by rtbwood
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To: EveningStar
I knew it old Barrack Insane Obama, has invented a time machine and will be able to go back and fix everything,oops I mean CHANGE every thing.
49 posted on 02/29/2008 12:23:23 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (My tag line is broken)
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To: EveningStar
. . .but I have a solution: I would never have gone there...

:::in my best "change we can believe in" voice::::

"I would have allowed Saddam to gain power and weapons, and waited until he dropped a nuke on us. Then I would have sat in my bunker and talked about hope."

50 posted on 02/29/2008 12:24:12 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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