by kevin22262, Sat Jun 14, 2008 at 03:54:28 PM EDT
How close are we to this?
Photo credit: Bettmann-Corbis
Are we becoming aware that we are heading towards or already going down this path?
Will Obama pull us back or will he continue down this path while blinding us with beautiful words? This is not a slam against Obama, it is just a thought of what could be if he ends up being no better then most of our past presidents.
We need a true leader who will look to the past for what we as a country have done right and what we have done wrong. A leader who will draw inspiration from our Declaration Of Independence, our United States Constitution and our Bill Of Rights. A leader who will say FUCK YOU to the neo-cons, the religious zealots, the corporatist and the fascist!
We need a leader who won't govern in their first term like they are trying to protect themselves for a second term. We need this leader to put We The People FIRST... Always First!
I want this leader to be Barack Obama.
At times, I really feel we are at the beginning of the end of this country as we have known it. That there is no way to stop this, unless We The People truly WAKE UP!
My rant was inspired by the following Newsweek article:
The Mythology of Munich
by kevin22262, Sat Jan 19, 2008 at 03:42:45 PM EST
This is a funny reminder as to what we are really fighting for while we sit here fighting each other.
I hope you all enjoy this. We need to regain our perspective. This does not mean that I should abandon my support for John Edwards, it just means we should keep fighting the neo-con machine!
by DerekLarsson, Sun Jan 06, 2008 at 07:29:42 AM EST
After the Iowa Election in which the public voted overwhelmingly against the illegal Iraq War & Occupation, it was interesting to see Hillary Clinton flanked by the pro-War, Council-of-Foreign-Relations (CFR) member, Neocon-cheerleader, Madeleine Albright, standing right along side of her next to the podium, as she gave her concession speech.
But, if that weren't enough of an awkward irony all to itself, as the American public across the nation repudiates the War and calls for a fundamental change in foreign policy, it was recently reported that both Rudy Guiliani and Hillary Clinton have retreated back to the 'old 2004 Bush-Cheney modus operandi by using "9/11" scaremongering tactics to try and manipulate the voters.
Struggling candidates reach for '9/11 cards'
Published: Friday January 4, 2008
Well they're off - officially - in the race for the White House, and one-time frontrunners Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton have stumbled out of the gates.
What's a struggling New York pol to do? Never Forget.
Clinton and Giuliani both broke out 9/11 references a day after the Iowa Caucuses upended their Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns.
"None of this worries me - Sept. 11, there were times I was worried," Giuliani told the New York Daily News, brushing off his sub-Ron Paul finish in a state he virtually ignored.
The former mayor, who left office three months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, is an old hand at going to the 9/11 well when his political fortunes need a boost. He was joined Friday, though, by Hillary Clinton, New York's junior senator, elected just less than a year before the attacks.
"We have people who are plotting against us right now, getting ready to repeat the atrocity of Sept 11. We know it, I see the intelligence reports," Hillary Clinton told voters Friday morning in New Hampshire, which is being seen as a must-win state.
by DerekLarsson, Wed Dec 26, 2007 at 11:45:36 AM EST
Experience: refers to know-how or knowledge in, "empirical knowledge". A person with considerable experience in a certain field can gain a reputation as an expert.
Everyone knows that Hillary Clinton has made the completely wrong and incompetent judgements in Foreign Policy, on both Iraq and Iran. Even far worse than any one particular vote, she attached her own credibility to public promotion and parroting of the plainly fraudulent White House talking-points, and a bizarre faith-based loyalty to their bogus intelligence (White House manipulated) -- even after the inconvenient truth was reported both Nationally and Internationally, and revealed before the whole World.
That, of course, is embarassing. But the scope and depth of Hillary Clinton's incompetence goes way beyond what she did 5 years ago, or what she did this summer (Kyl-Lieberman), or the many mendacious and reckless propaganda utterences and incompetent accusations that she has made about about Iraq and Iran over the past 5+ years. The errors are even larger, and something that is permanent and institutionalized by her own choice of trusted advisors, and that incompetence will never change either now or in the future. You can learn a whole lot about a candidate by who their trusted advisors are.
Both Barack Obama and Hillary have hired advisors that at one time served within the former Clinton administration. Yet, the similarity ends there:
- Lee Feinstein: Chief Foreign Policy Advisor - Supported the War and continues to defend that support.
- Madeleine Albright: Advisor - Supported 'regime change' by Military violence, and publically supported Bush's march to War.
- Bill Clinton: Withheld information about the success of the 1990s UNSCOMB Weapons Inspections from the American public that could have prevented War, publically promoted all the fraudulent Cheney-Bush Iraq WMDs and Nuclear claims, and continued to publically endorse "taking out Hussein" (by mass-violence) and, in his own words, "defended Bush against the left on the War".
- Tony Lake: Chief Foreign Policy Advisor - opposed the Iraq War buildup and regarded it to be a misadventure.
- Susan Rice: Never believed the the Iraq WMD/Nuclear claims to be legitimate.
by redstatehatemonitor, Sat Dec 01, 2007 at 09:00:30 AM EST
I should have said so called "Liberal Press" because it's just not true it's a myth that's been used by the conservatives for propaganda so long that they have talked themselves into believing their own lie. The truth is at least on the TV Network News when you take out the extreme right wing Fox News from the rest of the mainstream media then you still have a center-right orientated TV press with a few notable exceptions such as Keith Olbermann.
The surge is a complete failure simply because when you remove your armed forces from the war in Afghanistan to prevent losing the other war in Iraq it can't in anyway be called a success especially when it causes you to lose the war in Afghanistan this is exactly what is occurring yet sadly that's not even the worst aspect of the Bush Administrations doomed Afghan policy. The map of Afghanistan pictured below is six months old the Taliban has furthered their territorial gains since then.