Liberalscum Buster

March 7, 2008

UNDERSTANDING INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND THE POLITICAL IMPACT OF MILITARY ACTIONS

Filed under: BARACK OBAMA, Bush, life, mideast, news, politics, war — gasdocpol @ 6:49 pm

THESE WOULD SEEM TO ME TO BE MAJOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO BE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF of the USA.

One such test occured in October 2002 when the Bush/Cheney White House proposed that the USA preemptively invade Iraq. In retrospect, most Americans feel that we would be better off if we had not invaded Iraq.

Hillary now admits that if she had known then what she knows now, she would not have voted for the invasion. In other words, Hillary lacked understanding of international affairs and the impact of military action. This speaks to the most basic aspects of being Commander-in-Chief.

By her own admission, Hillary did not know that Saddam posed no imminent and direct threat to the United States, or to his neighbors, that the Iraqi economy is in shambles, that the Iraqi military a fraction of its former strength, and that in concert with the international community he can be contained until, in the way of all petty dictators, he falls away into the dustbin of history.

Hillary also did not know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a US occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences.

Hillary did not even know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of al-Qaeda.

The above are the reasons stated by Barack Obama when he opposed the Iraq invasion and by her own admission things that she either did not know or grasp the significance of those facts.

John McCain is a different animal. To this day McCain continues to advocate a war that never should have been authorized or waged. In 2002 , Obama stated ” I am not opposed to all wars. I’m opposed to dumb wars”

THE LAST THING WE NEED IS A COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IS ONE WHO WANTS TO PURSUE A “DUMB WAR” FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS.

Neither Hillary nor McCain have the judgement nor overview of international affairs to be Commander-in Chief.

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3 Comments »

  1. IMHO, Clinton’s statement indicates that information that she currently possesses was not in her possession at the time she made her bad decision. That large swaths of the liberal population knew then what she only knows now just means that she has learned since then. It also means that she had too much faith in the Bush administration and the intelligence community to provide accurate data. The Bush administration actively censored significant chunks of the data before congress (the opposite of progress) ever got to see it. So, even though I do not defend her action on this, I would say that were she in office, she would have had the uncensored information and presumably would have come to the correct conclusion even then.

    In short, I believe McCain still does not have the judgment to be CIC. For Clinton, the jury may be out. But, I’d rather give her the chance with her newfound knowledge than give McCain a chance with his obstinate unwillingness to admit a mistake when it stares him in the face.

    Comment by Misanthropic Scott — March 7, 2008 @ 7:29 pm

  2. I admit that Hillary would be preferable to McCain who insists that we remain in a dumb war for the next100 years.

    McCain does not even understand the basic problems let alone how to fix them.

    Even when he had even “less experience” than he does now, Obama demonstrated a grasp of the problem and the judgement of how to avoid it.

    Common sense and judgement trumps “experience ” every time.

    Comment by gasdocpol — March 7, 2008 @ 11:13 pm

  3. #2 – gasdocpol,

    Common sense and judgement trumps “experience ” every time.

    It’s hard to argue with that … and why try?!

    Comment by Misanthropic Scott — March 7, 2008 @ 11:18 pm


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