Skip to comments.Obama is our only hope for peace in Middle East (Obama man of peace, like Lincoln, says reader)
Posted on 04/05/2008 7:38:08 AM PDT by Timmy
Obama is our only hope for peace in Middle East
Published Saturday, April 5, 2008
Editor, the Tribune: Ever wonder why so many independent-minded conservatives are choosing Barack Obama over John McCain and Hillary Clinton? Peace.
Obama has opposed the war in Iraq since its start. Clinton supported the war at first but changed her mind for political reasons. McCain has been behind the war all along.
Listening to Obamas speeches and debates, and researching his positions, reveals a man who will not only bring our troops home but will not start new wars.
McCain jokes about starting new wars when Americans are still dying in Iraq and Afghanistan, billions dollars are being spent on foreign wars at the expense of a "recessed" or "depressed" economy and an overextended military that needs to come home once and for all.
Clinton cannot be trusted. Her husband, Bill, almost started wars in Haiti and Korea until independent peace negotiators averted them. He ordered bombing of Iraq, Afghanistan and the Sudan to get his sex scandals off of the front page.
Obama comes to us as a man of a peace at a critical time in our countrys history - just as another Illinois senator with little national experience came to us 148 years ago. Yes, I am comparing Obama to Abraham Lincoln. He has been compared to a lot of people over the Internet and in campaign rhetoric, but it is Lincoln he most closely resembles. It is our patriotic duty to vote for Obama in November to end Americas involvement in Iraq and other senseless foreign situations.
But then again R2D2's speakers kind of suck. No mid-range.
Yeah, “peace” by appeasment to our enemies who want us dead. That’s what Obama will do.
He’ll be more like the next Neville Chamberlain than Lincoln.
On a more serious note, this letter makes you wonder how many under-age kids will attempt to vote in the general election. Obama's campaign did say the other day that they were going into the high schools to register voters.
Help us, Obama-Wan Baloney, you’re our only hope...
“Barry O, Superstar,
“Do you think you’re what they say you are?”
[completing tag line]
That picture is just so darling! Give your baby a kiss for me! :)
That minor scuffle during Lincoln’s peaceful time in office only resulted in almost 600,000 military deaths. I don’t think we need another one of those — although Barak’s election might lead to one.
Barack Obama - building a religion
He shall cause the lion to lay down with the lamb.
Obama ME peace = forsake Israel and let the Pali’s run wild...
God help America! Where else can we turn?
Why is it that the Dems have to continually hijack a republican president’s legacy for their own use? Lincolin was not a man of peace and they would’ve screamed over his suspension of habeas corpus!
Bringing the troops home before the mission is done will cause mayhem beyond our imaginations.
Does that idiot (and the minions who follow his garbage) think that bringing the troops home now will just automatically achieve peace? ow, I wonder? Is it OK if Iran and its findamental, militant Islamic rule just spreads that into Iraq? Will it be an accomplishment to let al Qaeda rebuild and run rampant?
Some people watch too much cable TV.
My typing STILL sucks.
Yeah, the remark about Lincoln being a man of peace almost floored me. Also, if Obama is elected he’s going to be tested immediately in the worst way. Chances are we’re more likely to get into a war if he’s elected than McCain.
Now let’s be fair. He scored 37 in 5 or 6 frames. He was headed toward a 60, at least. This indicates true strength to me.
OBAMA: Well, I think that this administration has not been very good at what’s been called the exercise of “soft power.” ...
KEYES: See, I think the great problem is that you cannot give a soft response to a hard threat. It would be kind of like trying to meet a bayonet with a spaghetti noodle. And it’s not going to help the people of this country to survive.
After 9-11, we were faced with a hard threat. We had lost thousands of people, and we had to move aggressively. The belief that Afghanistan was enough is a belief based on a failure to understand the global infrastructure of terror—so that you deal with the threat that has hit you instead of with the threats that will hit you later if you neglect to preemptively move against their bases of support.
It is precisely in order to create a situation in which maybe people who would be otherwise supportive of this bloodthirsty threat will respond a little better to your overtures that you move with decision against regimes like the Iraqi regime that had shown itself disposed to support terror, to fund terror, to be part gleefully of the global infrastructure of terror—and to act against them before they have the opportunity to act against you.