Wednesday, November 05, 2008

OK, Mr. President - Elect

A Mandate to End the War

Let's be clear about the nature and meaning of the mandate we're going to be hearing so much about: "President-elect Barack Obama has a clear mandate to end the Iraq war as expeditiously as possible. His campaign was energized by and differentiated from Hillary Clinton's by his emphasis on correcting that horrific mistake. Hillary equivocated, refused to recant her vote for war, and coyly suggested that we might withdraw only as far as Kurdistan. Obama, on the other hand, pledged to get us out in a year, albeit adding weasel words about "residual" forces guarding our bigger-than-the-Vatican ambassadorial compound. He gained his initial momentum by grabbing on to this issue and holding on for dear life, as the Clintons self-destructed and the economy did, too. Obama arrived at this moment not only on the strength of his pledge to end the present war, but also the implicit promise to refrain from involving us in any further hostilities."

6 Comments:

Blogger devin41 said...

Thank you for this! I would love to hear anyone's suggestions as to how we can make Mr.Obama our president instead of "their" president. I feel we must do everything in our power-especially those who voted for him as I did-to make sure Mr.Obama knows we did not put him in office to continue US imperialism. I would also love to see people start getting active about ending police state legislation. I still think we can do it but time is critical. Best wishes as always-Devin

5/11/08 6:51 PM  
Anonymous spa beach resorts said...

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5/11/08 11:22 PM  
Blogger pteranodon said...

Enough Iraq war crimes already:

Horrifying US Secret Weaponry Unleashed in Baghdad:

http://thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=1031

6/11/08 4:29 AM  
Blogger pteranodon said...

Did New York Orchestrate The Asian Tsunami?

"... if the tsunami was man-made, then we are unquestionably looking at the biggest single war crime in global history."

http://www.reformation.org/joevialls.html

6/11/08 4:32 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

pteranodon - I had read about white phosphorous and other such shit but hadn't heard about such bizarre tank-like weapons. The fact that they cleaned up their carnage shows me the thing was probably in an experimental stage, using the poor Iraqis as guinea pigs.
I hope Obama just pandered to people who support our war criminals to get elected and really intends to end the carnage sooner than later, devin.

6/11/08 9:14 AM  
Anonymous Spa Resort said...

thanks for the post and even the comments..

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19/11/08 6:14 PM  

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