May 17, 2009
He pushed through the House a spending bill to finance the war in Afghanistan and reversed himself, deciding to fight the release of photos purportedly showing humiliating treatment of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mr. Obama also announced he would have some detainees at the U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, tried by military commissions, putting him at odds with much of his liberal political base, but winning striking praise from Republicans who contrasted his sober decisions against the accusations of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that the CIA has lied to her and Congress continually.
“I think you see the difference between a man who understands the war and the threat and a politician who is bent on political revenge,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican.
“What’s driving Nancy Pelosi is this hatred of [former President George W.] Bush, and being in bed with the hard left,” Mr. Graham said. “Contrast that with the president of the United States, who’s making some pretty intelligent, well-reasoned decisions about trying to clean up the old system but not throwing it out.”
Ok, I’ll give the guy some credit since it’s due. Now Obama is appearing to look more like Bush, the question is when are the anti-war lefties going to start protesting Obama? After all, his policies are almost identical. If Bush is bad, then isn’t Obama? Or is the message more like ‘We are only against Republican Presidents that fight wars’?
Some ‘standards’ they have, eh?
March 17, 2009
President Obama and his national security advisers are considering expanding the covert U.S. war in Pakistan far beyond the tribal areas near the Afghan border to strike top Taliban leaders coordinating attacks in the region.
Senior administration officials say two high-level reports on Pakistan and Afghanistan that were forwarded to the White House in recent weeks have called for widening the target area to reach the Taliban and other insurgent groups to a major sanctuary in and around the city of Quetta, the New York Times reported on its Web site.
What happened to all the cries of sovereignty when Bush was in office? Oh, it’s because it doesn’t count when a Democrat is in, right? How very hypocritical of you!
And for those of you that complained about President Bush:
Former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday that he won’t criticize Obama because the new U.S. president “deserves my silence,” and said he plans to write a book about the 12 toughest decisions he made in office.
“I’m not going to spend my time criticizing him. There are plenty of critics in the arena,” Bush said. “He deserves my silence.”
Bush said he wants Obama to succeed and said it’s important that he has that support.
I’m still waiting for the left to apologize for all the lies they said about him. Things like him trying to start a war with Iran, activating the draft, declaring Martial Law and not ceding the Presidency. Sure, he made mistakes but he is a class act. Something that I doubt President Obama can live up to.