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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Who's Obama suckin' up to?

AP:Obama aligns foreign policy with GOP
My rant: This guy wants to return to America's "traditional foreign policy efforts"! As if! Obama's so far to the left of Fidel Castro that it's impossible to imagine him as the next President of the US of A. Plus, he's too much of a messiah to the hippies and we all know how much the hippies hate the US military and the idea of an American victory in the War on Terror. He, as CiC, can never win a war.

GREENSBURG, Pa. - Sen. Barack Obama said Friday he would return the country to the more "traditional" foreign policy efforts of past presidents, such as George H.W. Bush, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.

At a town hall event at a local high school gymnasium, Obama praised George H.W. Bush — father of the president — for the way he handled the Persian Gulf War: with a large coalition and carefully defined objectives.

Obama began a six-day bus tour through Pennsylvania, the largest remaining primary prize in the contest with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Sen. John McCain is the Republican nominee-in-waiting.

"The truth is that my foreign policy is actually a return to the traditional bipartisan realistic policy of George Bush's father, of John F. Kennedy, of, in some ways, Ronald Reagan, and it is George Bush that's been naive and it's people like John McCain and, unfortunately, some Democrats that have facilitated him acting in these naive ways that have caused us so much damage in our reputation around the world," he said.

Obama faced criticism in January from Clinton and then-challenger John Edwards for saying Reagan had changed the trajectory of American politics — and that Republicans had been the party of ideas for the last decade or more.

In one of the more heated moments of the Democratic debates, Clinton challenged him directly on the topic, saying those GOP ideas were "bad for America, and I was fighting against those ideas."

In his speech Friday night, the Illinois senator charged that Clinton, for all her criticism of the current President Bush, has too often gone along with his decisions.

"I do think that Sen. Clinton would understand that George Bush's policies have failed, but in many ways she has been captive to the same politics that led her to vote for authorizing the war in Iraq," he said. "Since 9/11 the conventional wisdom has been that you've got to look tough on foreign policy by voting and acting like the Republicans, and I disagree with that."

McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds said Obama "represents an absolute departure" from Reagan and other presidents "whose strength in the face of an outspoken and determined enemy won the greater peace for a generation."


Anonymous said...

Obama dosent have a foreign policy.
He talks about what he thinks is wrong about the current administration but he fails to speak of any concrete alternative. He talks about a "return" to bipartisan politics but that's exactly what takes place presently.

Obama shouldn't put Kennedy in the same league as Bush senior or Reagan. Reagan IMHO made a few foreign policy mistakes but he was uncompromising when challenging the Soviet Union. Many people think that Kennedy stopped a nuclear holocaust but I think he may have facilitated one because of his weak stand on communism. Bay of Pigs is about as courageous a Kennendy got. In reality it was more an act of cowardice. During the Cuban missile crisis he did the very least that was required. If Nixon was in power, Krustiev would have never entertained the idea of putting missles in Cuba.

Obama should get a grip and stop speaking of Bush's failed policies. Nothing has failed. The expectations may have been a little optimistic but there have been unexpected payoffs as well.

There is more pro U.S. governments in the world today than there was during the last term. Whether it is because of respect, fear, or commonality...I don't care. Obama is wrong once again.