Obama in Iraq

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 27, 2008 6:01 PM GMT
    So, Barack Obama wants to be the Commander in Chief, but hasn't been to Iraq since 2006...is this a problem? I think it's a problem for him even being a Senator, much less wanting to be the President.


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    May 27, 2008 6:13 PM GMT
    I am going to vote for the Democratic nominee. It appears now that it will be Obama. So I don't need to discuss this.
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    May 27, 2008 6:20 PM GMT
    Well there are 100 senators, I doubt if all of them have been to Iraq. He has been pretty busy since the last quarter of 2007, so his last visit in 2006 is not too tardy.
  • HereNBoston

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    May 27, 2008 6:25 PM GMT
    it sounds like the republicans will try their usual tactic of attacking the person to not have to discuss actual policy issues. It's definitely worked in the past, but it appears people might be catching on.

    does it make him less qualified? i wouldn't say so. That type of argument goes up there with obama not being qualified to discuss veterans issues because he never served.

    I think a few years ago, I would've voted for mc cain.. But since then, i've gotten to know him.
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    May 27, 2008 6:28 PM GMT
    It is such a pony show over there. They waltz around the green zone with a brigade of protection. It is just smoke .

    Information gained by visiting Iraq is anecdotal and narrow in scope. From my distant vantage I can still see that violence is a problem, we are building Berlin-esq walls to keep people apart, and the Iraqi government has done squat. I am no where near as well informed on the issue as someone with access to information like a Senator on the Foreign Relations or Armed Service committee would be, but it is apparent that things are not as rosy as Bush's sycophants would have us believe.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 27, 2008 7:41 PM GMT
    Wysiwyg60 saidWell there are 100 senators, I doubt if all of them have been to Iraq. He has been pretty busy since the last quarter of 2007, so his last visit in 2006 is not too tardy.




    True, but then all 100 Senators aren't running for President vying to become the Commander in Chief of the military. Being briefed about something, and seeing it with your own eyes, are two entirely different things. Just seems to me that he would have wanted to go over and see with his own eyes what is going on there.
  • GQjock

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    May 27, 2008 9:19 PM GMT
    icon_confused.gif John McSame's been there now how many times?
    and he he's still a nut job
    Cheney's been there
    Rumsfeld and the whole criminal crew
    Goin to Iraq sure as hell don't make you any closer to worthy to sittin' in the Oval office that's for sure

    btw... your post came str8 out of the republicans talking points for this week
    You might wanna check earlier so it's not that obvious icon_wink.gif
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    May 28, 2008 2:44 AM GMT
    CuriousJock, for a right-winger you're a far better thinker than some of the other nutjobs who post...not naming names.

    But this kind of leading question is beneath you. So, let's play MadLibs:

    So,_________ wants ____________________, but ___ hasn't _______________________...is this a problem?

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    May 28, 2008 5:16 AM GMT
    Obama really is a vapid candidate.
    We need a third party nominee.
    Someone viable - and not Nader for goodness sake!
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    May 28, 2008 5:24 AM GMT
    The past 7 years have so shamed the title of "Commander in Chief" that it is hard to see or hear that phrase now without wincing.

    I consider it far more important that our next CiC knows the difference between Shi'ites, Sunnis, and Kurds than whether he's physically been to Iraq recently or not.
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    May 28, 2008 5:30 AM GMT
    rotabilis saidThe past 7 years have so shamed the title of "Commander in Chief" that it is hard to see or hear that phrase now without wincing.

    I consider it far more important that our next CiC knows the difference between Shi'ites, Sunnis, and Kurds than whether he's physically been to Iraq recently or not.


    agree
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    May 28, 2008 6:16 AM GMT
    A relevant article:

    Obama Says No To Baghdad Stroll With McCain