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Group says Obama not seeking peace
Johnson City (TN) Press ^ | March 5, 2009 | Marianne Steffey

Posted on 03/05/2009 5:58:21 PM PST by don-o

The newly organized Students of American Liberty at East Tennessee State University held a pro-peace and anti-war lecture Wednesday night titled “Obama’s Wars.”

“I feel it’s a shame that since President Obama has been elected, all talk and speaking out against the war has stopped,” SAL President Matthew Adam Jeffers said. “It’s a shame because he is actually perpetuating the war by bombing Pakistan and sending 17,000 of our troops into Afghanistan.

The featured speaker, introduced by Tennessee Libertarian Party Chairman Tony Walls, was antiwar.com’s editorial director Justin Raimondo.

“When the illusion of Barack Obama, the great peacemaker, is finally dispelled, we are going to wake up and find ourselves waist deep in a war that will soon threaten to dwarf the disastrous situation in Iraq in both human and material costs,” Raimondo said. “We know this from what he has said he would do and what he has already done.

“This is a protest,” he said. “We are protesting Obama’s war in Afghanistan, his reneging on his promise to get us out of Iraq, his launching new interventions around the world and we are waking up the campus community to the reality, as opposed to the media image that has been created of Obama as peacemaker.”

(Excerpt) Read more at johnsoncitypress.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda; antiwarright; bho44; first100days; raimondo
An epidemic of buyers remorse is breaking out.
1 posted on 03/05/2009 5:58:21 PM PST by don-o
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To: don-o

Shame that the lempn law does not apply to US elections


2 posted on 03/05/2009 6:00:18 PM PST by clamper1797 (FUBO ... The Affirmative Action President)
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To: don-o

Wait’ll obozo reinstitutes the draft. Then we’ll hear some whining.


3 posted on 03/05/2009 6:00:31 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: don-o

The America Chicken-Foot Print wearing PeaceNutNiks are P.O.d at the “O”! LOL


4 posted on 03/05/2009 6:01:16 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: don-o

Of course he’s not seeking peace. He has declared war on America!


5 posted on 03/05/2009 6:01:23 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Just being a "U.S. citizen" does not make one an American.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

He’s not letting our allies feel left out either.


6 posted on 03/05/2009 6:04:16 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: don-o

More kool-aid drinkers are realizing that what they drank was poison.....


7 posted on 03/05/2009 6:06:46 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: don-o
I don't know how many O supporters said to me, "He's going to stop the war!".

My answer was always...ummm nooooo he's not. Not a chance.

Anyone who thought he would actually stop the war is gullible to the point of mental illness.

It's just like all the rhetoric the dems raised about wire tapping. And then when forced to vote on it....
8 posted on 03/05/2009 6:09:48 PM PST by Stourme
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To: Stourme

The democrats wanted to force Bush to retreat but they have no intent of doing so themselves and getting saddled with it.


9 posted on 03/05/2009 6:11:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: dynachrome
Wait’ll obozo reinstitutes the draft. Then we’ll hear some whining.

Clowns scare me...

10 posted on 03/05/2009 6:12:57 PM PST by Stourme
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To: don-o
“I feel it’s a shame that since President Obama has been elected, all talk and speaking out against the war has stopped,” SAL President Matthew Adam Jeffers said. “It’s a shame because I voted for this guy and, like, I'm in college and all, dude, so I know what I'm like doing, ya know?? I mean, it's like I'm here studying like, you know, college stuff and all, so I'm up on all the issues and, like, Obama, he promised to get us out of the war on, like, the first day of his presidency and that's been like a year or two since the election! This Obama dude is no better than Bush! What a bummer, man!
11 posted on 03/05/2009 6:24:15 PM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: don-o

Eastern Tennesse?

I thought that was a nice place?


12 posted on 03/05/2009 6:27:29 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: don-o
Stop the war(s)? Those people are just plain stupid if they a) believed he'd keep a campaign promise, b) was using the war as anything but a campaign issue to get votes, c) think he really gives a rat's backside about the Military or the people in those Countries.

Obama and crew can't be bothered with a little thing like two shooting wars. No, they are more concerned with re-shaping America into a socialist nightmare. We're fighting on the wrong fronts.

13 posted on 03/05/2009 6:31:24 PM PST by CodeMasterPhilzar (I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom. You can keep the "change.")
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To: don-o

Where are the anti-war protestors? Why the silence?

Did they really mean it when they said “Support our troops, bring them home”? Or were they lying?

Where is the media sabotage of our efforts against terrorists that hade become so prevalent in the last six years?


14 posted on 03/05/2009 6:32:11 PM PST by listenhillary (Rahm Emmanuel slip - A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s very nice.

I did not attend the speech (duh) but there’s a picture and it looks like maybe 12 people turned out.

We have the university populated by the typical nutcases, fruitcakes and blithering idiots.

But, the vast majority of folks here are normal Americans.


15 posted on 03/05/2009 6:33:20 PM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Private First Class - 1/16/09 - Parris Island, SC)
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To: don-o

You mean you didn’t get the memo about absolutely zzzzzzzzzzzeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrooooooooo news stories running about Iraq and how horrible the war is and/or is going and how the US is killing everyone and everything in sight? Or that we bomb babies and kill civilians and laugh all the while?

You say it was a put up job and that Gitmo is humane?

Now why d’ya spose the ‘media’ would’ve said all that and spent all those years trashing the US and our fighting forces?

You don’t want Raptors or new generation helicopters, and you’re willing to scrap missile defense? You say Yucca Mtn is gone, too? What exactly is our technological advantage?

Who’s doin’ this, d’ya spose? Who would do this and WHY?


16 posted on 03/05/2009 6:43:03 PM PST by combat_boots ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."Aldous Huxley)
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To: BenLurkin
Image and video hosting by TinyPic Members of the audience listen to the speakers during the “Obama’s Wars” antiwar event in the Culp Center auditorium at ETSU. (Ron Campbell / Johnson City Press)
17 posted on 03/05/2009 6:43:38 PM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Private First Class - 1/16/09 - Parris Island, SC)
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To: don-o
Oh, Lord - Justin Raimondo still trying to squint hard enough to see Iraq as a defeat. Had he his way we'd have the same "peace" in Afghanistan we had when the Taliban were in control, including the sanctuary that al-Qaeda had before this whole thing began in a flaming holocaust in New York City.

Raimondo was used by the Democratic party like the last two sheets of toilet paper on the roll and he's still whimpering about what they owe the anti-war side. Good luck collecting, Justin. Bambi - that'd be General Bambi to us - has his position staked out and it's to conduct a war better than Bush, the "right" war, heaven help us, prosecuted under the usual sanctimonious liberal platitudes. I don't know what worries me more - peace creeps like Raimondo who are happy to see 25 million people enslaved so long as he can keep his own lily-white hands clean, or amateurs like Obama who have no trouble second-guessing the pros but every difficulty in backing down from it. I don't have a good feeling about this.

18 posted on 03/05/2009 6:45:33 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: don-o

Hey, Adam Jeffers, you moron. Here’s some words of wisdom for you, direct from GWB: ‘Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.’


19 posted on 03/05/2009 7:21:28 PM PST by Post Toasties (Conservatives allow the guilty to be executed but Lefties insist that the innocent be executed.)
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To: don-o

Oh I too think it is just awful that Cindy Shehan isn’t camped out in Chicago on while they are home or that the code pinkos aren’t still protesting at the WH. The wars are still going on, where are they? :>


20 posted on 03/05/2009 7:46:27 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: BenLurkin
Eastern Tennesse?

I thought that was a nice place?

It is, but unfortunately, ETSU is a focal point for all the crazy/weirdo/peacenik homos in the East Tenn. area. Those 5% get 95% of the attention, and the 95% who are hard working moderate to conservative folks are too busy just trying to get by to pay attention to the squeaky wheels, but of course, the media always greases those wheels.

21 posted on 03/05/2009 7:55:00 PM PST by Surtur
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To: don-o

This is why they need to target Limbaugh. With Bush out of office, the left’s political advantage is rapidly disintigrating. They need polarization. Be on the lookout for it, they will try to invent something.

Frankly, I think there could be a major implosion coming for the democrats.


22 posted on 03/05/2009 8:05:59 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Liberals have neither the creativity nor the confidence to understand the truth of conservatism)
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To: Stourme
Clowns scare me...

They used to scare me too. But now nothing scares me like the O'Bozo in Chief

23 posted on 03/05/2009 8:42:48 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (The First Black President of the US has sold me and my children into slavery.)
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