Where did the Obama is soft on terrorists idea come from?

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Where did the Obama is soft on terrorists idea come from?

Postby Savarel » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:05 am

Im just curious as to why this particular piece of blasphemy continues to be claimed by the... uhh... less informed citizens of the world. Some of it is that Obama pushes this idea himself to try to rally the democratic base, which has typically been less gung-ho about military conflicts than conservatives. Such as the attack ad that Obama had out claiming that Romney was a warmonger who wanted to keep troops in Iraq and attack Iran and stay in Afghanistan forever, blah blah blah.

The truth is that Obama greatly increased the scale of the conflict in Afghanistan, asked to keep troops in Iraq but was rebuffed by the Iraqi government, continues to violate the sovereignty of Pakistan with drones strikes that while effective in killing insurgents, are very unpopular in Pakistan(the only country in the world that prefers Romney to Obama, btw) and aruguably cause extensive collateral damage. He also has no problem with assasinating US citizens in foreign countries (with no judicial oversight), continues to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open, and has sent US troops or drones into Yemen, Somalia, and the Congo.

If any recent president could be called a warmonger, it would be Obama. You would think his hawkish attitude would be championed by conservatives and unpopular with his own party base.

I think the fact that the opposite is mostly true just shows the horrifying ignorance of the electorate.

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Re: Where did the Obama is soft on terrorists idea come from

Postby Tightwad » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:24 am

Sounds kinda like FUD to me.

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Re: Where did the Obama is soft on terrorists idea come from

Postby DoingHomework » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:25 am

Savarel, you just outlined some of the reasons I would vote for Romney. That is, were he not so offensive in other ways. This election is certainly one of selecting the lesser of two evils.

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Re: Where did the Obama is soft on terrorists idea come from

Postby VinTek » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:25 pm

The whole Middle East issue is similar to the China issue. Presidential challengers always criticize the incumbent. Then the new guy gets into office and finds out that doing what they said they would do isn't feasible or could be damaging. Then they back on down and maintain the status quo or drastically slow down the pace of change they planned.

If Romney wins, I'd bet that he wouldn't do much different from Obama on the Middle East or China. That's just the way it is.

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Re: Where did the Obama is soft on terrorists idea come from

Postby fantasma » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:30 pm

My worry is Romney would be more aggressive in the east and cause more of a raucous laced with nonsense....out there in other peoples' country.
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