Quote of the Day

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

“I think that this war, if it goes on and if it escalates, has the potential to destroy this presidency and to destroy the Democratic majorities in Congress.” – Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) Raw Story interview

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10 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. Joe in Colorado says:

    Jerry Nadler is correct. But sadly, President Obama is surrounded by advisers like Axelrod and Emanuel who tell him not to appear too dovish on the military or Afghanistan. This is why the U.S. combat troops will not redeploy out of the region in 2011 as Obama promised. I’ll bet anyone $1,000 that by 2012, the troops will be exactly where they are today.

  2. feminazi says:

    I think you’re right, Joe in Colorado. Obama’s critics say he’s too much like Jimmy Carter, too intellectual and controlled, when the American people prefer a man of action. However, I think Obama’s biggest risk is going down the same path that ruined Lyndon Johnson. LBJ couldn’t wean himself away from Vietnam. Obama can’t wean himself off Afghanistan.

  3. Mets Fan says:

    I’m not convinced Obama is going to run for a second term as president.

    He’s alluded to wanting to be a successful one term president more than a mediocre two term president.

    In fact, I think we may be entering an era of American politics where one term presidents are the norm.

  4. Jolly Roger says:

    This war has the potential to end the country, just like it ended the USSR.

    And it will. Every day is a day I have less hope that we’ll avoid what is to be our fate. My advice to those who lean left: move north. Now. While you can.

  5. Elections are rarely decided on any foreign policy issues, and the state of the economy is driving independents toward the GOP as if people have forgotten what party drove the economy into the ditch.

    There is a huge problem with this Administration, and it is not fulfilling its promise to take the fight to the Taliban. It is how the right wing propaganda machine has shaped public perception. People actually believe that this President is “socialist.” That’s a huge victory for Rupert Murdoch’s goal to push this country further and further to the right.

  6. TOM339 says:

    These American soirees are unsustainable.

    Originally the Iraq war reached $12 billion a month on credit courtesy of selling our debt to China and Japan.

    Now, Afghanistan has replaced Iraq and is sapping our economy of $9 billion a month courtesy of selling our debt to China.

    The question becomes, what do we get in return for such huge expenditures? Eventually, the debt we owe China will come due. If you think things are tough now in the U.S., wait till we can’t fund SSI and Medicare because we have to pay off the bonds China holds.

    President Obama is a smart man but, when it comes to our addiction to war, he’s as much of an idiot as was George W. Bush.

  7. Estacada says:

    Tom 339 — Is this true? Afghanistan is costing us $9 billion dollars a month?

    Good then. Obama doesn’t deserve a second term.

  8. Big Hank says:

    I hate to break it to you, ladies and gentlemen but our president isn’t a peace president.

    The only thing capable of stopping the ever expanding US war machine is a Chinese recession. If and when this happens, there will be no one willing to buy our debt.

  9. bradfrmphnx says:

    There are 1,026,000 people living in Afghanistan. With this small population they have managed to bankrupt the Soviet Union, and are making the United States borrow itself into deep debt. For a small population of religious wackos armed with some antique AK-47’s they have defied being occupied by anyone. Now they have a trillion dollars in mineral wealth. Nothing is going to change in that country with that bank. How is it that I am smart enough to understand what a Harvard Law student (Obama) can not? Get our asses out of the middle east period, and get away from carbon based fuels, or there might not be much of a United States left for our children.

  10. DMason says:

    Hundred Taliban in Afghanistan and for this we need 98,000 troops? I guess the Obama administration and the Pentagon think the American people are stupid. I may not be a military expert but the numbers just don’t add up.

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