. . . and he wants to be Commander in Chief?
“I’m the only major candidate for President who opposed this war from the beginning, and as President, I will end it,” Sen. Barack Obama.
Sounds like unconditional surrender.
This severely wounded soldier promises Obama that Iraq was not a mistake (9,814,342 hits and counting): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG4fe9GlWS8
Americans in uniform have always served the purposes of goodness, despite what Jeremiah Wright says. Our men and women in uniform have routinely stood against the thug, the tyrant, the terrorist. American military personnel have always served to protect us and defend and protect innocent men, women and children.
Why then does Sen. Obama stand opposed to our men and women in uniform? Why does he routinely vote contrary to their ability to successfully carry out the mission they volunteered to perform?
In May 2007, Obama voted to cut off funding for our troops in Iraq, four days before all funding was slated to run out. The vote in the Senate carried the $120B funding package 80-14. Obama was one of ten Democrats who voted against funding our troops overseas.*
Obama’s running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, voted for the military spending bill.
(Troubling how Biden and Obama disagree frequently on matters of national security: Biden was for the invasion of Iraq, but Obama was opposed, Biden was against the Gulf War, but Obama has said we had to invade Kuwait to confront Saddam and George H.W. Bush did an excellent job. Biden says he was against the Surge, but it has worked brilliantly, and Obama is also against the Surge, first saying it would fail, and did fail, then saying the Surge delivered miraculous results. It would instill a bit more confidence if these two could come up with a mutually agreed upon, consistent policy.)
Why did Sen. Obama vote against funding our troops in theatre?
Obama wanted to set dates for U.S. troop pullout from Iraq, a position rejected by Congress, the President, and the Iraqi authorities, rejected because it would signal our enemies they only had to wait us out before mounting new offensives against democracy-loving Iraqis.
Explaining his vote, Obama said: “We must negotiate a better plan that funds our troops, signals to the Iraqis that it is time for them to act and that begins to bring our brave servicemen and women home safely and responsibly.”
Flowery words that in fact undercut our volunteer force and contradicted the will of the Iraqis and our own formal foreign policy objectives as supported by 80 Senators voting to support the troops that day.
However, Sen. Obama’s anti-military attitudes run even deeper. He promises as president to take our nuclear defense system “off hair-trigger alert,” and he promises deep cuts in defense at a time when we are more vulnerable than ever in our history.
He says he will cut tens of billions of dollars in defense spending, spending he says is wasteful because he wants to divert that money to government-run healthcare and social programs.
He says he will cut “unproven” missle defense programs, signaling to our enemies they should be encouraged to develop missles capable of hitting us. “I will not weaponize space.” (Yet aren’t the Chinese already doing so?)
“I will slow our development of future combat weapons systems.” (Ah, the old ‘peace through weakness’ approach.)
He proposes a civilian review board to dictate military spending and override military expertise in budgetary considerations.
Obama promises: “A world without nuclear weapons.” (Interesting reasoning, like his gun control policy, if you outlaw nukes, only outlaws will have nukes.) “I will not develop new nuclear weapons.” (Or power plants either so we continue to be at the mercy of Arab adversaries who will develop new nuclear weapons, again the old peace through weakness Jimmy Carter approach to total defeat and humiliation.)
Sen. Obama’s voting record in the Senate:
[PS: Obama says he will cut taxes? He voted against extending President Bush’s tax cuts. The record speaks for itself. Obama says one thing, and does another.]
Finally, Barack and Michelle Obama created Public Allies in 1992, and she became executive director the next year. Half the funding of Public Allies comes from tax payers. Even Fannie Mae has contributed! (see below)
Public Allies pays young people $1,800 a month, plus benefits, to become activists to change society because America is racist, homophobic, paternalistic, sexist, white supremacist and overtly militaristic.
Oh, and capitalism, “the money culture,” is bad, so youth are encouraged to embrace non-profit groups, activism and community organizing, working toward the goal of world peace and a socialist utopia.
Yup. Your tax dollars used to turn American youth against America, akin to the tax dollars used by the ACLU to destroy the Boy Scouts simply because the Boy Scouts don’t allow gays in leadership roles.
Concerning Public Allies, Obama says, “We have got to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded as the military.”
This is the new America the Democrats and Obama will create: an America where all things traditional and morally sound are denigrated, attacked and destroyed. Freedom itself is in peril.
We are seriously thinking of making this man President?
One source among many: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/14846/
Soros one of Obama’s big money men: http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/20/the-democrat-party-platforms-hidden-soros-slush-fund/
PS: Some sources of income—PUBLIC ALLIES http://www.publicallies.org/site/c.liKUL3PNLvF/b.2877315/k.C172/Donors.htm
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps) Half of the budget, AmeriCorps is Clinton’s version of the Peace Corp.
City of Cincinnati, Dept. of Neighborhood Services
City of San Jose
City of San Jose BEST
City of Wilmington CDBG
Delaware Dept. of Health & Social Services
Delaware Dept. of Labor
State of California
US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
Helen Bader Foundation
Fannie Mae Foundation (This pipeline was constructed by Obama working as an attorney for ACORN and fighting to support Fannie Mae in the Senate, even though Fannie Mae was corrupt & running us into the ground.)
William C. Graustein
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Procter & Gamble Corporation