Friday, July 20, 2007

Obama Self-Destruction Begins: Preventing Genocide Not Good Enough Reason To Stay In Iraq

I've been expecting Barack Obama to self-destruct since he confronted Maureen Dowd at a get-together (in front of other people) because he was angry and "hurt" over a column she had written which teased him about his "big ears."

Now, understand, Dowd is a supporter of Obama. But that wasn't good enough for little Barack. He was hurt. His comment to Dowd was,

"I just want to put you on notice. I'm very sensitive," adding, "I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears."

Well, boo hoo. How is poor little Barack going to take make the big, tough decisions that a President makes?

Anyway, my point is, from my experience, people who express that the pain gets to them when the going begins to get tough will almost always find a way to self-destruct (in order to escape the pain) when the going gets really tough.

And so, I concluded that, eventually, we will watch Barack Obama begin to self-destruct politically. Because, this guy knows he is not tough enough to be President. He knows is. That's why he told Maureen Dowd.

And now he says, preventing genocide isn't worth sacrifice???

Ok, Barack, tell me more about how you want to be President.

Let's look at the thoughts of Barack Obama:

SUNAPEE, N.H. (AP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Thursday the United States cannot use its military to solve humanitarian problems and that preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn't a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces there.

"Well, look, if that's the criteria by which we are making decisions on the deployment of U.S. forces, then by that argument you would have 300,000 troops in the Congo right now—where millions have been slaughtered as a consequence of ethnic strife—which we haven't done," Obama said in an interview with The Associated Press.

"We would be deploying unilaterally and occupying the Sudan, which we haven't done. Those of us who care about Darfur don't think it would be a good idea," he said.

Obama, a first-term senator from Illinois, said it's likely there would be increased bloodshed if U.S. forces left Iraq.

The greater risk is staying in Iraq, Obama said.

"It is my assessment that those risks are even greater if we continue to occupy Iraq and serve as a magnet for not only terrorist activity but also irresponsible behavior by Iraqi factions," he said.

Excuses, excuses, excuses.

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