Friday, November 24, 2006

Obama figures out Iraq War isn't popular and is another failed Bush fiasco

I started this post a few days ago, but it still applies.

Two weeks after a dramtic election with voters sending a signal through a bull horn that they want change in the failed Iraq policy, and 2 years after Illinois voters sent him to the Senate to represent them, Barack Obama has finally come out against the Iraq War.

"The time for waiting in Iraq is over. It is time to change our policy."

What took him so long?

This is typical Obama waiting until the coast is totally clear before taking a position. At least the good for nothing Bush fired the good for nothing Rumsfeld the day after the elections. Did Obama think maybe it was all a dream and the Democrats didn't really win?

Obama is not a leader. Sometimes he can be a smooth talker: but you can't figure out if he has a position. Unlike a real leader who... leads. All Obama does is follow the pack. Every thing he's "proposing" someone else beat him to it.

Here's one example.

Obama on November 21, 2006

Obama stopped short of calling for bringing the troops home, instead saying some would be redeployed to northern Iraq, others to other parts of the Mideast and still others to Afghanistan.

Sounds like something John Murtha said more than a year before on November 17, 2005

My plan calls for immediate redeployment of U.S. troops consistent with the safety of U.S. forces to create a quick reaction force in the region, to create an over-the-horizon presence of Marines, and to diplomatically pursue security and stability in Iraq.

Too bad Obama didn't come out and support Murtha on this proposal last year. Too bad Obama's been too busy trying to triangulate a position he can't be held accountable for in order to further his vain, unjustifiable, presidential ambitions.

It's disgusting that some people think we should have an empty suit like Obama running for president in '08.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama was against the Iraq war since before the war started and before he was even elected... wth are you talking about?

11/25/2006 2:05 AM  
Blogger Rixor said...

It's pretty clear what I'm talking about: Obama's lateness in coming out against the Iraq war with a position.

Obama typically responds to my constituent email/phone calls on Iraq with statements and copies of speeches that are convoluted and obscure his position.

Obama's a triangulator like Hilliary Clinton, he's sat on the fence until he's sure which way the ground has already moved.

If Obama's such an anti-war politician where's his track record of supporting Murtha or proposing something else to end this Bush/Neocon disaster? He doesn't have one.

11/26/2006 8:55 AM  

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