June 20, 2008

Jacksonville Fla

US presidential candidate Brack Obama said that

Israel is justified in providing for its security amid the “extraordinary
threat” posed to it by Iran.

He spoke after the *New York Times* quoted unnamed U.S. officials as
saying that Israel had carried out a large military exercise this month
that appeared to be a rehearsal for a potential bombing attack on Iran’s
nuclear facilities.

Obama, a Democrat who is running against Republican John McCain in the
November election, was asked at a news conference in Jacksonville, Florida
whether Israel was right to carry out the exercise.

“Without access to the actual detailed intelligence, I want to be careful
about characterizing what was done and whether it was appropriate or not,”
Obama, an Illinois senator, said.

But he added that the Jewish state was right to be concerned about the
anti-Israel comments of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and about
Tehran’s support for Hezbollah and Hamas.

“And so there is no doubt that Iran poses an extraordinary threat to
Israel and Israel is always justified in making decisions that will
provide for its security,” Obama said.


What Bullshit.

As his over the top support for the Ethanol lobby [read agribusiness] shows [and McCain opposes], Obama’s spine is a weak as any Dummycrat in Congress when comes to really standing up the most powerful lobbyists he has so “firmly rejected”. By further fanning the flames of fear regarding the potential for a “necessary” surrogate military strike by Israel against Iran, Obama shows his true political position.

Yes, there are other serious differences between him and McCain, but his recent pro militaristic Israeli comments [re:AIPAC speech] show him firmly slipping into the pocket of those who would lead us into a potential World War III. Perhaps his next move is going to joing McCain ina duet on “Bomb bomb Iran” as in the YouTube clip??

What ever happened to the open diplomatic approach so loudly espoused during the primary campaign?? Mr Obama’s swing to the center right was to be expected in the general election. But, parroting the likes of Bush, Cheney and McCain on policy toward Iran is hardly a position that looks even remotely “progressive”.

Oh, and Mr Obama also opposes Impeaching the War Criminals Bush and Cheney…too much of an “unnecessary distraction”…
We need DIPLOMACY, not jingoistic posturing!!



  1. I’m very disappointed that Obama turned down public financing after saying he would agree to it. His position on Ethanol is embarrassing as well.
    As to supporting Israel- I doubt any Israelis are going to blow themselves up- or attack us, compared to the idiots in Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia etc-
    I’d prefer to back countries that aren’t full of extreme morons. I do wonder what happened to his diplomacy.
    Face it- all our candidates suck.
    We couldn’t elect JFK these days, or Abe Lincoln- hell Jesus would catch hell for associating with hookers… but then again, maybe we wouldn’t find that out until after he becomes Governor.

    Comment by David Esrati — June 24, 2008 @ 9:16 pm

  2. His stand on FISA and the 4th Amendment pissed all over my fire of enthusiasm.

    Comment by scurrvydog — June 28, 2008 @ 5:40 pm

  3. I see this whole process as positive. The fact that Obama has been to the Middle East has been good for diplomacy (which is irking republicans).

    Obama’s position on the war – and fancy the audacity of providing an opinion on a state sponsored trip – has provided the impetus for McCain’s campaign to form policy around similar sentiment and a time table for general discussions involving the Iraqi government.

    The republicans couldn’t manage to do this because they have been somehow blindsided. Remember all the umming and arring about a 100 or possibly a 1000 year occupation!? Obama is showing himself to be a very good statesmen in a situation in which diplomatic foresight is sorely (in fact devastatingly) lacking.

    Comment by Josh — July 24, 2008 @ 3:02 am

  4. It used to be that a candidate running for the highest position in
    the United States had to have an impeccable reputation, patriotism
    above reproach, outstanding ability and experience, a wife worthy to
    be first lady, and a character of the highest integrity.

    There has never been a candidate for the presidency of the United
    States with more questionable background, more controversial issues,
    and more conflicts than Obama.

    Obama has neither ability nor experience.

    He truly is a Muslim who wants to be seen as a Christian. (How’s that
    for disloyalty to both religions?)

    There is much controversy regarding his birth place?
    He is receiving large donations from China, Iran, Iraq and who knows
    where else? Now it’s being denied.

    He is half white but identifies only with black.

    His wife is a militant black who thinks like Malcolm X.

    The conflicts and controversies, rumors, myths grow bigger by the

    Years ago this would have been a formula to reject such a candidate
    simply on the basis he was too controversial and suspicious to
    represent America.

    Now — none of those items seems to matter to a large percentage of
    voters as long as they think he is black, Muslim, and looks good.

    Why not let O.J. become a member of the Supreme Court of the United
    States. So what if he killed two people!

    Why did Ted Bundy have to be executed? He would have made a good
    crime investigator! So what if he killed all those women.

    In other words, it seems it doesn’t matter how wrong or controversial
    a person may be as long as he is popular.

    What is wrong with the minds of the American voters?

    If Obama is elected, then God help America — It will get what it

    Comment by EAST COAST — July 24, 2008 @ 3:31 am

  5. At this point in time, Obama is more to the right than McCain–he has scorned his backers for an ego trip.I don’t know where his new money is coming from–not from me and mine.The well is dry. Where is Hilary?

    Comment by Janey/Michigan — July 24, 2008 @ 1:55 pm

  6. leftofdayton, you are a dipshit. People like you get all caught up in “lobbies” and ignore the realities on the ground because of how out of touch with reality you are. Get your fat ass out of the house and get a life or something. You want diplomacy with Iran then? We have talked to them before… when we were trying to get our hostages release, for example. Go ahead and point fingers at the current administration. I guess it’s easy and convenient isn’t it? In a government with power as spread out as the US and with as many bureaucratic departments, you pick the President and VP. Start by pointing the finger at yourself. I wish we lived in Iran, you’d be executed by the government for the shit you’ve written.

    Comment by Tyler Durden — July 24, 2008 @ 5:13 pm

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