That Obama has not been laughed off the world and US political stages is a laugh itself. The man is a pontificating moron about everything, but especially the War on Terror, national security and the Middle East. Maybe he should have studied at a Madrassa. More.
That Was Counterterrorism, Senator
Presidential Candidate Obama’s statements in and about Iraq in the past 24 hours have been nothing less than shameless and disgraceful. While we strive to avoid political discussion at ThreatsWatch, criticism of his words transcends rank political partisanship if for no other reason than his claims are simply and flatly untrue, made in a war zone, during a time of war and while running to become the Commander in Chief of US Military Forces. This simply cannot stand unchallenged.
Not only does Senator Obama apparently think the Anbar Awakening and the Shi’a militia stand-downs that have occurred are somehow separate developments from the surge, which is a remarkable feat of logic in and of itself, but he is implying that they are part and parcel indigenous to what his ‘plan’ for ‘political progress’ would have afforded.
The Iraqis have done what they have done for themselves in spite of the likes of Obama, Schumer, Pelosi and all the rest. What’s more, now that The Surge has accomplished much of what it set out to do to help the Iraqis - again in spite of Obama, Schumer, Pelosi and the rest - a presidential candidate who opposed the surge, would still oppose The Surge and had absolutely no clue about the Anbar Salvation Council when it was pleading and begging for US support (since at least September of 2006) wants to champion their success as somehow his brainchild and a sign of the political development he envisioned? (This is an outstanding read-ed)
Obama is obviously unqualified to be a US Senator and he is criminally inadequate to be President of the United States of America. That he has followed the orders of and is supported by Pelosi and Schumer speaks volumes about them and all of those in their wing of the party.
To shame our military, take away their will to fight during war and condemn 50+ million people in Iraq and Afghanistan is more than shameful. It shames the United States of America.
Pelosi, Schumer and Obama almost succeeded in becoming the Pol Pot of the Middle East.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Barack at Jordon's newly named Hercules Obamius
Barack Obama strode onto the world stage on Tuesday with trademark audacity, or as his political enemies would have it, a dearth of humility, in the symbolic shadow of Jordan's Temple of Hercules.
As he tries to convince Americans he will keep them safe, the White House hopeful held his first major press conference abroad as presumptive Democratic nominee near ancient Roman ruins and a shrine to the mighty Greek mythic hero.
Overlooking sun-bleached homes and minarets of the Jordanian capital, Obama spoke about his stealth mission to Iraq, against a backdrop seemingly chosen to suggest a young dynamic potential president, at home and abroad.
It was another example of the Obama campaign's flair for political imagery, and a world away from frigid icebound Iowa, or hard-knocks schools in rustbelt towns in Ohio where presidential candidates usually hang out.
After knocking the dust of Iraq off his boots, Obama swapped his khakis and flak jacket for a suit and red tie.
The great temple of Hercules was begun between 162-166 AD as an agent of change for the region. It was never finished and remained an empty suite of rooms for centuries.
Maybe Obama got to meet with Abû-Qatâda al-Filisṭînî, aka Abû-Omar and Omar Mahmoud Othman and his Fatwa Committee or maybe he met with Mahmoud Mahmoud Atta. No doubt Barack will chat with Mahmoud Abbas about their plan for Israel and Abbas' resolve as a moderate when Abbas said, "I renew my commitment to continuing the road he [Arafat] began and for which he made a lot of sacrifices, until the Palestinian flag flies from the walls, minarets and churches of Jerusalem."