Liberalscum Buster

May 26, 2008

In October 2002 Barack Obama knew that Saddam posed no imminent and direct threat to the United States, or to his neighbors,

Filed under: BARACK OBAMA, Bush, hillary clinton, John McCain, life, mideast, news, politics, war — gasdocpol @ 11:52 am

that the Iraqi economy was in shambles, that the Iraqi military a fraction of its former strength, and that in concert with the international community he could be contained until, in the way of all petty dictators, he fell away into the dustbin of history.

Obama knew that even a successful war against Iraq will require a US occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences. He knew 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.
Obama was not opposed to all wars. He was opposed to dumb wars.




  1. Obama said that he trusted Americans “to understand that it is not weakness, but wisdom to talk not just to our friends, but to our enemies, like Roosevelt did, and Kennedy did, and Truman did.“

    But the truth is that FDR never spoke to the head of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler; the head of fascist Italy, Benito Mussolini, or the head of militarist Japan, Hideki Tojo. The president’s only policy, “was unconditional surrender.”

    I have yet to hear most journalists or pundits remind Obama that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, even as their diplomats were on American soil to “talk peace.” As Pearl Harbor burned, our men and women died and America wept. But President Harry S. Truman took note and did not forget. He knew the meaning of “Peace through Strength.”

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    Comment by Irene — May 26, 2008 @ 4:14 pm

  2. FDR was not a good example. (Maybe Tojo and Hitler were not worth talking to)

    In the Cold war, Eisenhauer, Kennedy, Nixon , Reagan , Bush the Elder, all wisely talked to our enemies. The cold war could easily have turned into a very hot war had they not done so.

    Note that the list included both Democrats and Republicans.

    Comment by gasdocpol — May 26, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

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