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Obama said today, "Those who used to chastise America for acting alone in the world cannot now stand by and wait for America to solve the world's problems alone," Obama said in an address that carried a remarkably blunt tone.

I agree with him.

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That line's a joke, because the rest of the world knows it's empty. American power in the world has collapsed significantly. Increasing Iranian belligerence, China's rapidly expanding economic power (and willingness to employ it), North Korea's nose-thumbing, and Russia's increasing military and diplomatic muscle-flexing all testify that the rest of the world is noticing the vacuum left by America's weakness on the world stage caused by both economic difficulties and lack of political will.

The exchange from "Goldfinger" comes to mind. "Do you expect me to talk?" Asks Bond. To which Goldfinger replies, "No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die."

For years, many in this country have argued that the world would be a better place if we reduced American power. Well, now it's happening. But history has shown time and time again that massive shifts in the international balance of power are almost always accompanied by war. Watch the seams between Islam and the West, and China and the West.

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I agree CVC, we have spent many years just doing what we wanted and now we have deteriorated our authority in the worlds eyes and he is attempting to give us a standing in the rest of the world. It will take time but we are on the right path.

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Yep, you see what the poor guy was left to deal with after ol GWB! LOL!

I too liked what he had to say to the UN, needed to be done. THE WORLD needs to fix this mess and we are doomed if we do not get the help needed. Those countries you listed will surely make great profit; but it is our own damn fault anyway for being so spoiled!

Gotta love this great ol country of ours!! Thumbs up

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His speech was pathetic as is he as a leader. He again apologizes for america. The UN is as corrupt as washington and the Obama administation. He trough Israel under the bus on their occupation of the west bank. The occupation was one in a war that was defensive on Israels part. You better wake up because their is a real problem when the countries that are praiseing him are radicals , Quidafy calling him his son and last wendsdays call from Fidel Castro praising him ,both of these leaders suppressing their own people for generations . Meanwhile our US commanders can,t get the support to finish the job over Afganistan because he has a better plan . And now he knows more then carreer military leaders. Now the armed forces want to appear before congress to discuss the issues because Obama and Biden want to due what our military experts say is the wrong course of action.

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We are weak if we withdraw from the world's problems and cower in fear, but that is not what I support.

Stop shedding our country's blood and stop spending our dollars to protect countries that hate us or to solve world problems.

We spend $500 million dollars each year to support the UN. Why?

Why do we have US troops in Germany? It helps Germany two ways. They spend less for their national security and it bolsters their economy. Why?

Any time there is a world disaster we are the first there - why? Let's help our own first.

Save our resources and build a strong economy and military. That is security, not trying to solve the world's problems. Not meddling in world affairs to the point that eveyone hates us.

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CVC you said that we should not make arguements without backing the facts . Obama has spent more money in 7 months then Bush spent in the from the beginning of the war and it is more money then Reagen spent in 8 years. You will never win this arguement because I have a military backround and the reason we have troops in Germany is to make be in a position to get to any where in the world quick enough with an ample amount of troops. This arse of a president thinks we should have tea with them. The best defense is to be on the offense . If you knew how many terrorist threat s were squashed since 911 you would be amazed. But even military experts say that this admin , is hindering and weakening our military strategys. CVC I agree that it is a waste spending any money at the un. since they are not very supportive.

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Tony,

I think you misunderstand CVC's point. He wasn't advocating weakness or Obama's military and foreign policies in general. He's saying we need to take care of our own people and boarders before spending our own money and blood protecting everyone else and getting little but ridicule and betrayal in exchange. I agree with him and Obama on this one point. As to agreeing with our leader, hell even a broken clock is right twice a day!

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Point taken. I do beleive we have have to take care of our own but I really beleive that a strong military is part of that . Evrything he is doing is actually showing weakness to the rest of the world. He bowed down to Russia agreeing to not put up the missel defense system which through Poland and the Checks under the bus. The reason that we were attacked by Bin Laden is he viewed us as paper tigers. Meaning no backbone and Obama is a jellyfish. Yeh there is bound to be things and that obama does right but that would be if he was just bubeling around. He is not , he has intentions for this country and they are very radical. He makes up excuses for this country , the US being strong and not like Europe is what makes this country great. Every word out of Obamas mouth is I or me , if you go back and listen to Reagens speeches he is constantly saying we.Obama lies and tells people what he thinks they want to hear. The media gives very little truths about his backround. He and his wife helped form public allies a radical anti white ,anti american organization funded by american tax money. If he wanted to save tax payer money why doesnt he cut out the 32 or so czars we are paying for . He wanted to form a federal police force other then our military [originally to be run by ACORN]. Nothing he says holds water because he changes what he says where ever he guys depending on who he talks to . I am not disagreeing with CVC or you I just want to continue to bring out everything that I know about him .

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I've read the speech. That speech was Obama handing the US to the world on a silver platter. It was full of references to things like no country should be promoted above another, no country is better than any other, etc. He said he respected the rights of Iran and North Korea. He said we can't stick to the old world order and Cold War alliances (does that mean NATO?). He condemned Israel, and made a backhanded threat that Israeli aid should be tied to their accomodation of Palestinians.

Neville Chamberlain would be proud. The speech was full of appeasement and apology, and grounded in the concept that the thugs of the world will respect Superman if he puts on a kryptonite necklace.

Nobody in history ever achieved peace by dealing from a position of weakness. We're in a war, and yet the Department of Defense is the only department in this administration being asked to tighten its belt. Next year's budget will probably only see five or six military construction projects in the entire Air Force. You should see the infrastructure. He's cutting aircraft production while our potential adversaries are increasing theirs. He's cutting missile defense while our biggest threats are investing in missile programs. He's also talking about nuclear disarmament while everybody else is building better weapons or starting up programs.

Who's making positive comments about Obama? People like Qaddafi, Castro, Chavez, and Putin. Meanwhile, he's snubbing and offending our allies. Do you hear positve comments being made about him from our friends? True, the world needs to step up to the plate -- but the world also wants leadership. Obama just announced that it's not going to be us, because he thinks his country is no better than Sudan or Burma. So who's it going to be? Nature hates a vacuum.

By throwing Eastern Europe under the bus, he's undoing decades of effort to bring it out of Russian influence. By throwing Israel under the bus, he's risking a major regional war.

He has a 33 year Army veteran who led the Joint Special Ops Command in Iraq and who got Saddam and Zarqawi telling him he needs 40,000 more troops in Afghanistan or face mission failure. And yet he's thinking about Joe Biden's plan for troop reductions instead. It looks like we're about to see the "Vietnamization" of Afghanistan -- cutting and running under the pretense of reducing forces to wage a "smarter" war and having Afghans shoulder more of the burden.

That sounds of applause in the UN were only masking the beating of war drums. Obama, like Chamberlain, is naiively thinking he's achieving peace when all he's doing is setting the stage for a very ugly future.

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Expatriate would you said very well written . I am sorry if I rambeled on and sounded a lt like Qaddafi in his UN speech . The point you make I agree with 100% . This country should really learn to listen to what this man [Obama ] is saying. The problem is that very few people that vote know what they are voting for. They got caught up with this hope change BS. When interviewed prior to the election large amounts of Obama supporters were asked what they thought of Obamas policies and they were told certain policies . They said they were great , but the policies were that of Mccain and Palin. I talk to fellow union friends that say my union told me to vote this way. What we now have is a country led by elites tryng to have a trickle up poverty country. Someone on this post said well look at the mess Bush left him with. The fact is that up to 2005 unemployment was at a low and the US dollar was strong. What changed in 2006 was the dems got controll of the senate and congress . Fact the US dollar has been weak since then . Fact the fannie mae , freddie mac ,disaster who pushed for this mortgage set up . The Dems. Who were the biggest recipients of financial support from fannie and freddie...Kerry, Barney Franke, Dodd and oh yeh Obama.

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